Oct 2, 2019 / 5 week Advanced Oil Painting Class with Local Artist Bob Doucette

Oct 2, 2019 / 5 week Advanced Oil Painting Class with Local Artist Bob Doucette


Bob Doucette’s whimsical and highly saturated paintings come from the world of dreams. Sometimes bordering on surreal, his imagery is a product of a decade of theater work, puppetry and twenty-five years in the world of animation. As an animation director he was responsible for many well known animated children’s programs for PBS including, Chloe’s Closet, Dive Olly Dive and Clifford’s Puppy Days. He started in animation at Warner Bros. and was involved with many classics like Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs. His independently animated films won him many prestigious awards and honors and his MFA thesis film Pink Triangle, the first animated film to depict the persecution of homosexuals by the Nazis, is in the permanent collection at the New York Public Library.

As a doll maker Bob has been in galleries since the early 90s. His Ben Franklin doll, created for the White House Christmas tree in 1999, is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian. Many of his dolls are in the private collection of Demi Moore and have been featured in books, magazines articles and TV programs. 

Bob earned a BFA at Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA at CalARTS and studied both illustration and animation. He was born in Waterville Maine and at present lives in Peoria with his husband Tom and his two cats Ginger and BooBoo. Check out his work here

Join us at The Peoria Art Guild where we will learn advanced oil painting techniques in this 5 week session with Bob. Each week you will build on your learned skills while painting a live costumed model.

Supply list will be provided for students to bring their own supplies..

Ages 18 and up

Painting experience preferred

Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30 for 5 weeks

Cost $160

Peoria Art Guild members use code DOUCETTEDISCOUNT to get a $10 Discount

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