STUDIO HOURS

  • MONDAY
    3:00 - 9:00
  • TUESDAY
    CLOSED
  • WEDNESDAY
    CLOSED
  • THURSDAY
    3:00 - 9:00
  • FRIDAY
    3:00 - 9:00
  • SATURDAY
    11:00 - 6:00
  • SUNDAY
    11:00 - 6:00

STUDIO CLOSED

  • HALLOWEEN
    Oct. 28th - 31st
  • THANKSGIVING
    Nov. 20th - 24th
  • CHRISTMAS
    Dec. 21st - Jan. 9th
  • VALENTINE'S
    Feb. 13th - 14th
  • PRESIDENT'S
    Feb. 17th - 20th
  • SPRING BREAK
    April 3rd - 7th
  • EASTER
    March 29th - April 2nd
  • MOTHER'S DAY
    May 13th
  • MEMORIAL DAYS
    May 26th - 29tht
  • SUMMER BREAK
    July 1st - 31st
  • LABOR DAYS
    Sept. 2nd - 5th

MASTER OMAR

STUDIO DIRECTOR - LEAD INSTRUCTOR

Master Omar Morineau - Oam Studios founder, lead instructor, and art school director.

MY SKILLS

PAINT 95%
DRAWING 91%
GRAPHIC 89%
CERAMICS 86%
PRINTING 94%

ABOUT ME

Hello my name is Omar Morineau and I have created this studio over 7 years ago. I have continually improved it with higher quality curriculums and better overall standards.

 

I started this studio in order to teach children art in the way that the Masters have taught in the past, but with our modern day technology and funner atmosphere. Back then art was a skill much like carpentry, but today we can learn these disciplines to enjoy art’s psychologically nurturing aspects, to develop our creativity, & to supplement young student’s applications to universities.

 

As a young child, art was everything to me. I created friendships through it, developed my self esteem, and broke through the limitations of my shyness through art. I received so much praise from my second grade teacher at Fairlands Elementary School, Mrs Redding, that I was intent on becoming better at art. This praise allowed me to concentrate and focus. The award of people noticing me through art propelled me forward to create even more difficult works.

 

While attending Harvest Park Middle School, located in Pleasanton, a friend of mine had a mother whom owned a Nail Salon. The mother commissioned me to paint signage on her windows. Her brother arrived and was so impressed that he purchased several $100’s of dollars worth of airbrushing supplies so that I could learn airbrushing to create art on cars and trucks. After teaching myself how to airbrush with him as my financial backer, I was able to make money painting t-shirts, signs, and vehicles.

 

As a student of Amador Valley High School, also located here in Pleasanton, I was given numerous opportunities to express my interest and talents in art. Under Brian Ladd, the leadership and civics teacher, I was elected the MultiCultural Commissioner of the school which allowed me also to produce art for many of the school clubs, branches, sports, and social events. I was the Chess Club President & Latino American Student Organization President. All these venues allowed me to use my art to create t shirt designs, letterheads, banners etc.

 

During my education at Las Positas Community College, I was able to work under the brilliant Master William Paskewitz which taught me the mediums of oil painting and a thorough understanding of art history. We even traveled together to Italy for 12 days visiting 35 of the most important locations and museums of Italy. This experience also inspired me to eventually live and study art in Florence Italy, which I will eventually speak more about.

 

While under Master Paskewitz’s tutelage I was also learning the art of surfing in Santa Cruz. There I met a teacher of surfing. He taught me how to catch waves. Regarding art though we started a surfboard company. Barry, my surf teacher, would shape the boards and acquire the customers. I would airbrush the surfboards custom art based upon the preferences of the client.

 

To be continued…

 

+Omar Morineau

``If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.``

Albrecht Durer

MY VIDEOS

AIRBRUSHING EXHIBITION

Watch as Master Omar performs for his students the difficult art of air brushing. He began learning the medium of airbrushing at about the age of 11 and has continued to do so for mural commissions as well as surfboard commissions.

HELMETS & LOGO

Artist Omar Morineau was commissioned frequently to airbrush props for The Fans of Jimmy Century, an alternative rock band located in Las Vegas. The video show Omar’s custom airbrushed motorcycle helmets in the performance as well as a glance of the album logo that he designed for the band.

LUKE'S ANIMATION

Luke, a fantastic art student at Oam Studios, created a fantastic stop motion film. Through this animation he developed a strong understanding of animation and also worked to great a logo for his film corporation.

ITALIAN ART STUDENT

In order to study in Italy I had to work my way to that goal. I did several murals for clients in order to help pay my way to the Italian Art University in Florence. Here you can see what my apartment was like for one of the 2 years that I attended there.

CHURCH MURAL

Church mural located in Livermore Ca. painted by Pleasanton Artist Master Omar Morineau. The design was referenced from Old Testament representations of hebraic angels.

S.J. STUDIO & ART SHOW

Life as an artist! I had a number of art studios in San Jose Ca. There I had worked heavily on organizing an art show along with many of the local artists. We hired performers, had food catered by a fantastic chef that promoted her new cook book and also had face painters!!!

``If you intend to make a living at drawing, by all means learn it now, and do not have them bothering you and your work for the rest of your life.``

William Andrew Loomis

MY ART

``First be a magnificent artist and then you can do whatever, but the art must be first.``

Francisco Goya

TIME LINE

  • FOUNDED OAM STUDIOS 2010
  • GRADUATED SJSU 2009
  • ART SHOW IN ITALY
    DISCOURSO2007
  • STUDIED ART IN ITALY
    la accademia di belle arti2006-2008
  • EST. OAM MURALS 2001-2006
  • STUDIED ART WITH
    MASTER PASKEWITZ 2000-2004
  • EST. SURFBOARD COMPANY1998

CONTACT ME

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