OCCCA is pleased to announce an art retreat and workshop,

The Path to Creativity: Art and Awareness.

Come relax in OCCCA’s beautiful gallery space. Via instructed meditations, and experimentation with art mediums, unveil your creative potential. Discover your inner artist. Explore mark making, and its personal meaning. Workshops will take place in the main gallery. With a friendly group of artistically inclined participants, we will develop contemporary concepts of form, content and context, while rediscovering beauty, beyond the market place and academia.

Select your date:
November 9
November 16
November 23

9:30 AM- 12:30PM

click on secure PayPal payment,
or call gallery at 714.667.1517,
or in person at the gallery’s front desk - (cash, checks or payment cards are accepted)

Regular registration $75. Early registration $65*.

Registration is open now and ends 5 days before each session.
(Coffee, tea and cookies will be served. Minimum age 17+. )

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yoga mat, blanket or cushion for meditation
drawing supplies, tools of your choice (dry media prefered,no oil paint)
sketchbook (minimum 25 - 50 pages)
Your guide will be artist Dalibor Polivka.

* Must register and pay full price before October 5th, 2019



Dalibor Polivka is an American artist born in Slovakia. Polivka graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts & Design in Bratislava, and from Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. He works as an independent artist, teacher, curator and senior art director with over 25 years of experience in the field of fine art and graphic design. He has taught art at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, (FIDM) Irvine, CA; at The University of Tennessee, School of Arts, Knoxville, TN; at The Institute National de la Jeunesse et de l'Education Populaire, (INJEP) Marly le Roi, France and other art institutions. Polivka is a co-founder of UFORA - platform designed to explore the global context of contemporary art. He is a founder of Path to Creativity: Art & Awareness retreat and worskhop. He organizes international art exchanges and is a consultant for local and international art organizations. Polivka exhibits worldwide in both solo and group exhibitions.

more about the artist:


OCCCA Instructor Bios

Evalynn J. Alu

Evalynn J. Alu was born and raised in Los Angeles. She received her degree in art at California State University, Fullerton in 1982. Having gone through a long representational period she gradually discovered a need and fascination with objective abstract form mostly derived from the universal forces that are forever present. Experimentation with her pallet as well as with her application soon became her focal point. Gradually layering paint using many techniques associated with watercolor and oil painting allowed Evalynn to create her feelings and moods present at the time. Experimentation and very seldom using a brush led her to achieve rewarding results. Her hope is that her work will allow viewers to discover for themselves what their own mood or lifestyle pulls from each piece.

Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous solo and juried exhibitions. She has won competitions at both local and international levels. Evalynn states, “Perfecting ones technique while experimenting is always a part of my work. Creating movement filled with the emotion of the moment becomes an intriguing experiment for me. I am always searching for answers in my art. I know, should I find these answers, my need to create might no longer exist.”


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