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April 8th, 2014

Well, I was never the best blogger/updater in the world, but since adding a little bebe to the house, I am way worse.  Good news is, I am WAY better on Instagram.

Meet my beautiful Fox, and see what I’ve been up to!

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Painting for Kids @ The Huntington Beach Art Center

October 14th, 2013

Painting for Kids

Exploring various painting and printmaking techniques, students will use a variety of wet media, including inks, watercolor, tempera and

acrylic to make works of art that build paint-handling techniques while exploring creativity, aesthetics and personal expression. All supplies included. Material Fee $15 payable to instructor at first class.

Art Center Multipurpose Oquist, Courtney L

5329.402 7yrs to 12yrs 10/17 – 11/21 Th 3:15pm-4:45pm $70.00/ HBAC member $63.60

Fall 2013: enroll online at HBSands.org

Beginning Oil Painting @ The Huntington Beach Art Center

October 14th, 2013

Beginning Oil Painting

Learn the fundamentals of oil painting. Students will be introduced to the media, techniques, color theory, structural and expressive properties of oil painting and design using oil paints. All levels welcome. Material list. Material Fee of $10 due at first class.

Art Center Studio             Oquist, Courtney L

4468.402 12yrs to Adult      10/16 – 11/13 6:00pm-7:45pm W $71.00/ HBAC member $64.50

FALL 2013: enroll online at HBSands.org

Oh yeah! I have a Blog

October 14th, 2013

gouacheLet’s catch up the last 4 months.

1. We moved!   It hasn’t been an easy summer.  At least I still have a home art studio and I’m really working on it to be as cool and efficient as the last one.  We got SO comfortable at our last house, and it was really hard to leave, but I guess you have to when the owners want their house back!  Renting is NO fun.

2. I’m pregnant!  It’s been pretty fun getting to know the little guy whose due December 1.  He sure does kick a lot!  I have made lots of modifications to my art practice, namely, using gouache.  And I must say, thanks baby, I have been having quite the affair with gouache!  It’s also been fun drooling over Pinterest nursery photos.  It’s a whole new space to imagine, curate and make super cute!   The daddy and I are excited to have a new addition to our music-filled arty home.

I have also really enjoyed reading Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Childbirth and Spiritual Midwifery.  One of my bestest friends in the whole world will be my doula.  We met when we were 12, in the bike racks at school, and I stayed the night at her house the first day we met.  So I am very excited about this whole process and to be able to share it with such great loving people.

3. I launched a new website!  There’s gotta be something in the water, we have a very website entrepreneur home (you might remember Brian has his sites MovieWeb, TVWeb et. al and is also about launch a brand new website and app any day now!  I have courtneyoquist.com, artistscookbook.com, also a new site over at courtneyoquist.weebly.com and now Craftunity.com!)   For a year or so I wanted to create a website that listed the Art & Craft shows in your area to make it easier for vendors and visitors alike to find cool local shows.  Well instead of waiting around, I just one day decided to build it.  It’s a very simple version now, and one day I might be able to build a more fancy version with user accounts and image uploads.  And things might be more automated.  But for now, it’s functional, and it does the job.  Brian said I might get a database for Christmas!  Some girls want diamonds, a new car, or vacations–I want a database!

4. I think those were the big ones.  But I do have some art featured in a few books by The Handmade Home!   The books will officially be released this November + December in bookstores + specialty stores across the nation.  You can pre-order here:

Amazon.com • Barnes and Noble • Books-A-Million • Walmart

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5. And of course I’m still teaching!  I have a small round of classes that start this week at the Huntington Beach Art Center.  You can view the classes here.  And that will be my last session until after the New Year.  I am very excited to be home with baby throughout the holidays.

Art: Beginning Oil Painting @ The Huntington Beach Art Center

June 7th, 2013

Learn the fundamentals of oil painting. Students will be introduced to the media, techniques, color theory, structural and expressive properties of oil painting and design using oil paints. All levels welcome. Material list. Materials fee of $10 due at first class. No class on July 3rd.

Wednesday, June 19 to July 24, 2013

6:00-7:45 p.m.

Register at www.hbsands.org

Huntington Beach Art Center

538 Main Street

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

714.374.1650

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