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Arts for Older Adults with Studio Ace

February 23, 2021

The Oceanside Public Library is excited to partner with Studio ACE ( to host a free series of online art talks and virtual art making activities for Older Adults in Oceanside this Spring. ACE Executive Director Julia Fister will pre-record talks that focus on different "ism’s" in Art History. Each talk will highlight one artist each month to illustrate selected movements in Art History. Then, a teaching artist will pair the theme with a live, virtual art making class (over Zoom) to further illustrate the movement.  Studio ACE is an education arts space located in Oceanside with a mission of enriching lives through Arts, Community, and Education.

In March the art talk will cover Feminist Art with Faith Ringgold as the artist in focus. Faith Ringgold was born in New York in 1930 and is a painter, mixed media sculptor, performance artist and teacher best known for her narrative quilts. The art making class will be held on Friday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. Participants will create Paper Collage Quilts in the style of Faith Ringgold with paper and glue. 

In April the art history talk will cover Folk Art with Grandma Moses as the artist in focus. Grandma Moses was an American Artist known for her pastoral landscape paintings. The Art Making Class will be held on Friday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m. Participants will create a torn paper collage to resemble a Grandma Moses pastoral landscape.

In May the Art History talk will cover Impressionism and the focus artist will be Claude Monet. Claude Monet is known as the founder of French Impressionism.  Participants in the Art Making class will be creating a tissue paper landscape, using tissue paper as a watercolor medium.

The talk portion of this series is free and open to all.  The art making portion of the series is free but will have limited class size and is limited to older adults, registration is required. All supplies are included.

Register for the talks and each individual class at

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. For more information about Library programs and services, please visit or call (760) 435-5600.