Classes

General Class Information:

There is limited free onsite parking, with an ADA approved parking space and ramp to our lower level classrooms.
TriMet bus #51 and #63 both stop in front of OSA.

ATTENTION
  • OSA requires class participants be vaccinated against COVID-19 and all students and teachers are required to wear a mask during class, per state requirements. 
  • If you have not done so already please provide the OSA office with proof of vaccination. A photo or a scan of your card may be submitted here: https://forms.gle/w5buCmrh1XrGSEeG8 or a copy sent via USPS mail to Oregon Society of Artists, 2185 S.W. Park Place Portland, Oregon 97205.
  • All workstations are cleaned between classes. To maximize airflow we open windows (when weather permits), doors, and set fans. Additionally, there are air purifiers in the room.
  • All "Online" classes are being conducted via the Zoom platform.  Instructors will send the "invitation to join" via email prior to class.  In that email, you will simply click the link to join "the meeting" and enable your audio. If you have trouble please give us a call.

As well as quality instruction from experienced artists, OSA Members have the opportunity to show their work in the OSA Gallery. For exhibit schedules and guidelines, see our Gallery Events page

To meet the OSA Instructors, please click here
Scholarships are available.  Please click here for the application.
American Easel "deep" birchwood panels of various sizes, are for sale at OSA.  Please contact the office for more information.

Classes are Nonrefundable. Please connect with your instructor to make-up class dates within the same term.



Class Prices are listed with:  OSA-Member Price first  |  followed by Non-Member Price 

When you enroll in Classes or Workshops, you will be asked to log in or create an account.  After creating an account, you will be able to look up and make changes to your registration history and account information.

We thank you for your patience as we refine the appearance and function of our Class and Workshop pages to serve you better!


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Veterans’ Art Class (In Studio)
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator





IN PERSON
September 13 – December 13
Mondays, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Eligibility: US military veterans
Skill level: all

OSA is proud to offer this free in-studio art class to any US military veteran. The class is designed to expose students to traditional drawing and painting materials and techniques. This class features rotating instructors from the OSA roster, allowing students to learn a variety of techniques from instructors experienced in teaching. All materials are provided, thanks to support funding from our sponsors (learn more about our sponsors and this program here). Veterans are welcome to attend class on a per-day basis, or the entire series. To sign up, please contact OSA at (503) 228-0706 or email info@osartists.org.

Instructor schedule (subject to change):
Sept 13 – Oct 4:  Gage Mace
Oct 11 – Oct 25:  Nicole Poole
Nov 1 – Nov 15:  Steve Kleier
Nov 22 – Nov 29:  Dan Cheney
Dec 6, 23: TBD

Entire Series:
Member $ 0.00 | Non-Member $ 0.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 0.00 | Non-Member $ 0.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Dec 06
Dec 13
 




Open Studio at OSA (Mondays)
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator





IN PERSON
September 13 – December 13
Mondays, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Age: adults (18 +)
Skill level: all

Join fellow artists for self-directed time to work in a relaxed, communal studio space during OSA’s weekly open studio sessions. Members and Non-Members alike, working in any media and level of accomplishment, are welcome. The OSA studio has easels, tables, and chairs for you to use. Rotating facilitators are present to open the studio and answer questions about the facilities while participating in quiet camaraderie. You can register on a per-day basis or sign up for the whole series (please note that fees are nonrefundable).

Entire Series:
Member $ 130.00 | Non-Member $ 156.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Dec 06
Dec 13
 




Open Studio at OSA (Fridays)
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator





IN PERSON
September 17 – December 17*
(*no Open Studios November 26)
Fridays, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Age: adults (18 +)
Skill level: all

Join fellow artists for self-directed time to work in a relaxed, communal studio space during OSA’s weekly open studio sessions. Members and Non-Members alike, working in any media and level of accomplishment, are welcome. The OSA studio has easels, tables, and chairs for you to use. Rotating facilitators are present to open the studio and answer questions about the facilities while participating in quiet camaraderie. You can register on a per-day basis or sign up for the whole series (please note that fees are nonrefundable if you can’t attend every day).

Open Studios are in the Upstairs classroom, except when there is a workshop scheduled. On the following dates, Friday Open Studios is in the downstairs Central classroom: September 24; October 8, 15, 22; and November 5. There is no Open Studios on November 26.

Entire Series:
Member $ 130.00 | Non-Member $ 156.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Dec 10
Dec 17
 




After School Kids’ Art Class
Instructor: Nicole Poole





IN PERSON
September 21 – December 14
Tuesdays, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Ages: children and youth (8 – 16)
Skill level: all

Children and youth ages 8 to 16 learn to draw, paint, or collage in this fun after school class. There’s something new each week, whether in medium or subject. All skill levels are welcome. Supplies and a year-long OSA Youth Membership are included in the class fee. All students will be required to wear a mask, and everyone will be spaced according to social distance guidelines. Scholarships are available; contact info@osartists.org for more information or to request a scholarship application.

Learn more about Nicole Poole on our instructor page.

Entire Series:
Member $ 260.00 | Non-Member $ 260.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 20.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Dec 07
Dec 14
 




Friday Fun: House Portraits and Perspective with Leah Faure
Instructor: Friday Fun

Fridays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Starts on Dec 10, 2021
Location: Upstairs Studio

Learn to paint and draw the most sentimental places, houses. In this class We will cover perspective techniques such as scale and horizon line, scene selection/composition and architectural elements. The class will consist of drawing exercises as well as the completion of house portrait paintings. All skill levels welcome. 


Price: Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00





VETERANS’ ART CLASS
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator





IN-PERSON
Jan 3 - Apr 4, 2022
Mondays | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
All Levels | All Media
Free to US military veterans | Includes a free OSA membership

OSA is proud to offer this free in-studio art class to any US military veteran. The class is designed to expose students to traditional drawing and painting materials and techniques. This class features rotating instructors from the OSA roster, allowing students to learn a variety of techniques from instructors experienced in teaching. All materials are provided, thanks to support funding from our sponsors (learn more about our sponsors and this program here). Veterans are welcome to attend class on a per-day basis, or the entire series. 

Steve Kleier Jan 3 - Jan 24
Gage Mace Jan 31 - Feb 7
Dan Cheney Feb 14 - March 4

Submit Proof of Vaccination Here

Entire Series:
Member $ 0.00 | Non-Member $ 0.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 0.00 | Non-Member $ 0.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 03
Jan 10
Jan 17
Jan 24
Jan 31
Feb 07
Feb 14
Feb 21
Feb 28
Mar 07
Mar 14
Mar 21
Mar 28
Apr 04
 




OPEN STUDIOS (MONDAYS)
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator





IN-PERSON
Jan. 3 - Apr 4, 2022 (No class: Jan 17 & Feb. 21)
Mondays | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
All Levels | All Media

Join fellow artists for self-directed time to work in a relaxed, communal studio space during OSA’s weekly open studio sessions. Members and non-members alike, working in any medium and level of accomplishment, are welcome. The OSA studio has easels, tables, and chairs for you to use. Rotating facilitators are present to open the studio and answer questions about the facilities while participating in quiet camaraderie. You can register on a per-day basis or sign up for the whole series (please note that fees are nonrefundable).

Submit Proof of Vaccination Here

Entire Series:
Member $ 110.00 | Non-Member $ 132.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 03
Jan 10
Jan 24
Jan 31
Feb 07
Feb 14
Feb 28
Mar 07
Mar 14
Mar 21
Mar 28
Apr 04




ART WITHOUT PASSPORTS - THE SERIES (ONLINE)
Instructor: Greg Lewis





ONLINE
Jan 3 - Apr 4, 2022
Mondays | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill level: All Levels
Age: adults (18 +)
Medium: Art History

The popular Art Without Passports Series is in its fourth year of presentations. The once-a- week art appreciation talks include a wide range of art topics including famous and not so famous artists, their art projects. From art history, the great art periods, artists, and their works, to art forgery, theft, and restitution of antiquities. Created for artists and non-artists alike, as well as just general individual creatives.

Week 1 – Establishing the Art Collection
Week 2 – Art Forgery, Theft & Destruction
Week 3 – Gustav Klimt: Master of Color, Design & Gold
Week 4 – Colored Pencil on Exhibit – How Did They Do That!
Week 5 – The Masters Touch- Brushstrokes Revealed
Week 6 – Calligraphy – The Power of Word Art
Week 7 – En Plein Aire – The Art of Outdoor Painting
Week 8 – Henri Matisse – Master of Color & Design
Week 9 – Architecture as Art – Calatrava, Gaudi, Gehry
Week 10 – Art Restoration – Repair Secrets Revealed
Week 11 – Marc Chagall – For the Love of Color
Week 12 – The Art Critique – Beyond the Elements of Art
Week 13 – Artist Ida O’Keeffe – The Other Sister
Week 14 – Norman Rockwell – America’s Art Master

Greg Lewis

Entire Series:
Member $ 210.00 | Non-Member $ 280.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 20.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 03
Jan 10
Jan 17
Jan 24
Jan 31
Feb 07
Feb 14
Feb 21
Feb 28
Mar 07
Mar 14
Mar 21
Mar 28
Apr 04
 




ART AFTER SCHOOL
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator





IN-PERSON
Jan 4 –  Apr 5, 2022
Tuesdays | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
All Levels | All Media
Age: Children and Youth (8 – 16)
Upstairs Studio 

Budding children and youth artists ages 8 to 16 learn to draw, paint, or collage in this fun after school class. There’s something new each week, whether in medium or subject. All skill levels are welcome. Supplies and a year-long OSA Youth Membership are included in the class fee. All students will be required to wear a mask, and everyone will be spaced according to social distance guidelines.
Scholarships are available: click here for a scholarship application

Entire Series:
Member $ 260.00 | Non-Member $ 260.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 20.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 04
Jan 11
Jan 18
Jan 25
Feb 01
Feb 08
Feb 15
Feb 22
Mar 01
Mar 08
Mar 15
Mar 22
Mar 29
Apr 05
 




LIFE DRAWING
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





IN-PERSON
Jan 6 - Apr 7, 2022
Thursdays | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
All Levels | Drawing / Acrylics / Watercolor and / or Gouache

This is a classical nude figure life drawing class, beginning with short gestures and building to long poses. We have easels and drawing boards for you to use. Class is limited to 8, and we request you be vaccinated and everyone must wear a mask for the duration. Sign up online to secure your spot – they fill up quickly. If you are waitlisted, you will know the day's class is full (check for afternoon class availability). You are welcome to work in water-based and dry media; no oil paints or photography. You can sign up for the whole series or select days. Note that classes are nonrefundable. Contact the instructor for online make up classes: joradart@comcast.net

Joanne Kollman

Submit Proof of Vaccination Here

Entire Series:
Member $ 210.00 | Non-Member $ 224.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 16.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 06
Jan 13
Jan 20
Jan 27
Feb 03
Feb 10
Feb 17
Feb 24
Mar 03
Mar 10
Mar 17
Mar 24
Mar 31
Apr 07
 




AFTERNOON LIFE DRAWING
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





IN-PERSON
Jan 6 - Apr 7, 2022
Thursdays | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
All Levels | Drawing / Acrylics / Watercolor and / or Gouache

This is a classical nude figure life drawing class, beginning with short gestures and building to long poses. We have easels and drawing boards for you to use. Class is limited to 8, and we request you be vaccinated and everyone must wear a mask for the duration. Sign up online to secure your spot. If you are waitlisted, you will know the day's class is full (check for afternoon class availability). You are welcome to work in water-based and dry media; no oil paints or photography. You can sign up for the whole series or select days. Note that classes are nonrefundable. Contact the instructor for online make up classes: joradart@comcast.net.

Joanne Radmilovich Kollman

Submit Proof of Vaccination Here

Entire Series:
Member $ 210.00 | Non-Member $ 224.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 16.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 06
Jan 13
Jan 20
Jan 27
Feb 03
Feb 10
Feb 17
Feb 24
Mar 03
Mar 10
Mar 17
Mar 24
Mar 31
Apr 07
 




SINGLE POSE FIGURE SESSION
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





IN-PERSON
Jan 6, Jan 20, Feb 3, Feb 17, Mar 3, Mar 17, Apr 7, 2022
1st & 3rd Thursdays | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
All Levels | All Media
Adults (18+), Youth (13-17)

Bring your favorite medium to paint or draw the clothed figure from life. You are welcome to stay for an optional bonus hour (4-5 PM). Get back in the groove, or discover for the first time, the process of alla prima figure or portrait painting. Students must be vaccinated and wear a mask for the duration. This class is limited in size, so register early to secure your spot. You are welcome to work in any drawing or painting media. You can sign up for the whole series, or register on a per-day basis.

Joanne Radmilovich Kollman

Submit Proof of Vaccination Here

Entire Series:
Member $ 120.00 | Non-Member $ 150.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 06
Jan 20
Feb 03
Feb 17
Mar 03
Mar 17
Apr 07
  




ART WITHOUT PASSPORTS - THE SERIES
Instructor: Greg Lewis





IN-PERSON
Jan 6 - Apr 7, 2022
Thursdays | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Skill level: All Levels
Age: adults (18 +)
Medium: Art History

The popular Art Without Passports Series is in its fourth year of presentations. The once-a- week art appreciation talks include a wide range of art topics including famous and not so famous artists, their art projects. From art history, the great art periods, artists, and their works, to art forgery, theft, and restitution of antiquities. Created for artists and non-artists alike, as well as just general individual creatives.

Week 1 – Establishing the Art Collection
Week 2 – Art Forgery, Theft & Destruction
Week 3 – Gustav Klimt: Master of Color, Design & Gold
Week 4 – Colored Pencil on Exhibit – How Did They Do That!
Week 5 – The Masters Touch- Brushstrokes Revealed
Week 6 – Calligraphy – The Power of Word Art
Week 7 – En Plein Aire – The Art of Outdoor Painting
Week 8 – Henri Matisse – Master of Color & Design
Week 9 – Architecture as Art – Calatrava, Gaudi, Gehry
Week 10 – Art Restoration – Repair Secrets Revealed
Week 11 – Marc Chagall – For the Love of Color
Week 12 – The Art Critique – Beyond the Elements of Art
Week 13 – Artist Ida O’Keeffe – The Other Sister
Week 14 – Norman Rockwell – America’s Art Master

Greg Lewis

Submit Proof of Vaccination Here

Entire Series:
Member $ 210.00 | Non-Member $ 280.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 20.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 06
Jan 13
Jan 20
Jan 27
Feb 03
Feb 10
Feb 17
Feb 24
Mar 03
Mar 10
Mar 17
Mar 24
Mar 31
Apr 07
 




INSTRUCTED LIFE DRAWING (ONLINE)
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





ONLINE
Jan 7 – Apr 8, 2022
Fridays | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
All Levels | Drawing / Painting

In this online life drawing class, you will learn techniques with charcoal, Conté, pastel and graphite, while practicing exercises to help you see accurate proportions in portraiture and the nude figure. You can sign up for the whole series, or register on a per-day basis. Includes draw-along demos, access to camera view of the instructor drawing, presentations, and optional homework links.

Joanne Radmilovich Kollman

Entire Series:
Member $ 195.00 | Non-Member $ 210.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 16.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 07
Jan 14
Jan 21
Jan 28
Feb 04
Feb 11
Feb 18
Feb 25
Mar 04
Mar 11
Mar 18
Mar 25
Apr 01
Apr 08
 




OPEN STUDIOS (FRIDAYS)
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator





IN-PERSON
Jan 7 - Apr 8, 2022
Fridays | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
All Levels | All Media

Join fellow artists for self-directed time to work in a relaxed, communal studio space during OSA’s weekly open studio sessions. Members and Non-Members alike, working in any medium and level of accomplishment, are welcome. The OSA studio has easels, tables, and chairs for you to use. Rotating facilitators are present to open the studio and answer questions about the facilities while participating in quiet camaraderie. You can register on a per-day basis or sign up for the whole series (please note that fees are nonrefundable).

Submit Proof of Vaccination Here

Entire Series:
Member $ 130.00 | Non-Member $ 156.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 07
Jan 14
Jan 21
Jan 28
Feb 04
Feb 11
Feb 18
Feb 25
Mar 04
Mar 11
Mar 18
Mar 25
Apr 01
Apr 08
 




EXPRESSIVE ALLA PRIMA PAINTING (OIL PAINTING SUCCESS)
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





IN-PERSON
Jan 8 - Apr 9, 2022
Saturdays | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
All Levels | Drawing / Acrylics / Oils and/or Cold Wax / Watercolor and/or Gouache
Age: Adults (18+), Youth (13-17)

In this class, you will learn about the traditional craft elements of oil painting, including color, brush technique, and efficient ways to begin and complete a painting. Work from still life and occasional model from life or choose your own subject and receive guidance on working effectively from different source materials. This class is an excellent way to get critiques on your progress/virtual students will also get individual critique time.

Students work at their own pace with individual and group instruction, weekly critique, demos, and optional homework. Be prepared to draw, paint, and take notes. Ongoing instruction of concept and design planning, alla prima painting, color mixing, and expressive mark-making through critiques and demonstration or presentation. Painters of any subject working in oil, acrylics, gouache, and watercolor are welcome, with small break-away groups available for those working in like medium and subject matter. Sign up for the 14-week series to stay on a progressive track, learning the stages of making a painting and goal-setting in your practice; or sign up for single days and come as you can. If you would like to audit the class (a free introduction) before signing up for the series, please contact instructor Joanne Kollman directly at joradarts@gmail.com.

This class is designed as weekly per-day classes and as a building series. You may register for as many or as few of the per-day sessions as you wish. This class meets in the Upstairs Studio, except when a workshop is scheduled. Signs will be posted directing students to the correct classroom. Though this class is designed for oil painters, all painters are welcome.

Joanne Radmilovich Kollman

Submit Proof of Vaccination Here

Entire Series:
Member $ 325.00 | Non-Member $ 395.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 08
Jan 15
Jan 22
Jan 29
Feb 05
Feb 12
Feb 19
Feb 26
Mar 05
Mar 12
Mar 19
Mar 26
Apr 02
Apr 09
 




Expressive Painting (Online )
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





ONLINE
Jan 8 - Feb 19, 2022
Saturdays | 1:00 PM - 4:O0 PM
All Levels | Drawing / Acrylics / Oils and/or Cold wax / Watercolor and/or Gouache
Adults (18+), Youth (13-17)

In the virtual classroom, students work at their own pace with individual and group instruction, weekly critique, demos, and optional homework. Be prepared to draw, paint, and take notes. Ongoing instruction of concept and design planning, alla prima painting, color mixing, and expressive mark-making through critiques and demonstration or presentation. Painters of any subject working in oil, acrylics, gouache, and watercolor are welcome, with small break-away groups available for those working in like medium and subject matter.

Joanne Radmilovich Kollman

Entire Series:
Member $ 140.00 | Non-Member $ 150.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 08
Jan 15
Jan 22
Jan 29
Feb 05
Feb 12
Feb 19
  




PRIVATE LESSONS (ONLINE)
Instructor: Zebith Thalden





PRIVATE LESSONS (ONLINE)

Zebith Thalden | Mondays - Biweekly | January 10, 24, February 7, & 21 | 1:00PM

All Levels | All Media

 

This intensive is for artists at any level who want to advance their creative skills and work one-on-one with a professional artist in a supportive environment. Students will be invited to share their creative goals, current challenges, and expectations for guidance in the making of their own artwork. Three 1.5 hour long sessions, held bi-weekly, can include art reviews, topic discussions, 2-d creative demos, and assignments that will assist in the student’s rapid development. Following each session, students will receive an email detailing creative exercises. Between sessions, students will work independently on projects designed specifically to help students work toward achieving their goals. Each series will close with a 1 hour final review to celebrate and acknowledge achievements. This offering is for students who have not worked with this instructor previously.

*Space is extremely limited


Learn more about private lessons in the Video Description.

 

https://youtu.be/Rj0wCLVp6VY


Price: Member $ 285.00 | Non-Member $ 340.00


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PRIVATE LESSONS (ONLINE)
Instructor: Zebith Thalden





PRIVATE LESSONS (ONLINE)
January 10, 24, February 7, & 21, 2022
Mondays - Biweekly | 9:30 AM
All Levels | All Media

This intensive is for artists at any level who want to advance their creative skills and work one-on-one with a professional artist in a supportive environment. Students will be invited to share their creative goals, current challenges, and expectations for guidance in the making of their own artwork. Three 1.5 hour long sessions, held bi-weekly, can include art reviews, topic discussions, 2-d creative demos, and assignments that will assist in the student’s rapid development. Following each session, students will receive an email detailing creative exercises. Between sessions, students will work independently on projects designed specifically to help students work toward achieving their goals. Each series will close with a 1 hour final review to celebrate and acknowledge achievements. This offering is for students who have not worked with this instructor previously. *Space is extremely limited, *One student per time slot

Learn more about private lessons in the Video Description.

Video Description

Price: Member $ 285.00 | Non-Member $ 340.00

Full, Waitlist Available
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PRIVATE LESSONS (ONLINE)
Instructor: Zebith Thalden





PRIVATE LESSONS (ONLINE)
January 10, 24, February 7, & 21, 2022
Mondays - Biweekly | 4:30 PM
All Levels | All Media

This intensive is for artists at any level who want to advance their creative skills and work one-on-one with a professional artist in a supportive environment. Students will be invited to share their creative goals, current challenges, and expectations for guidance in the making of their own artwork. Three 1.5 hour long sessions, held bi-weekly, can include art reviews, topic discussions, 2-d creative demos, and assignments that will assist in the student’s rapid development. Following each session, students will receive an email detailing creative exercises. Between sessions, students will work independently on projects designed specifically to help students work toward achieving their goals. Each series will close with a 1 hour final review to celebrate and acknowledge achievements. This offering is for students who have not worked with this instructor previously. *Space is extremely limited, *One student per time slot

Learn more about private lessons in the Video Description.

Video Description

Price: Member $ 285.00 | Non-Member $ 340.00


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FOUNDATION IN DRAWING AND DESIGN...PART 1 (ONLINE)
Instructor: Nancy Klos





ONLINE
Jan 12 - Feb 16, 2022
Wednesdays | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
All Levels | Drawing/Painting
Age: adults (18 +), Youth (13-17)

We will explore exercises, concepts and techniques using line, shape, form and composition. The purpose of this series is to strengthen your skills in your art making. The last two sessions will be all about brushwork including beginning skills in Sumi.e (ink on rice paper). Nancy encourages experienced artists to join this online program. Independent projects are always encouraged along with the work we do as a class!! Contact: nancyklos@gmail.com with any questions.

Nancy Smith Klos

Watch "Nancy Welcome #2" on YouTube

Watch "SUMI.E Florals(short)" on YouTube

Watch "Watch "Sumi.e (short)" on YouTube

Price: Member $ 210.00 | Non-Member $ 240.00


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Expressive Painting (Online )
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





ONLINE
Feb 26 - Apr 9, 2022
Saturdays | 1:00 PM - 4:O0 PM
All Levels | Drawing / Acrylics / Oils and/or Cold wax / Watercolor and/or Gouache
Adults (18+), Youth (13-17)

In the virtual classroom, students work at their own pace with individual and group instruction, weekly critique, demos, and optional homework. Be prepared to draw, paint, and take notes. Ongoing instruction of concept and design planning, alla prima painting, color mixing, and expressive mark-making through critiques and demonstration or presentation. Painters of any subject working in oil, acrylics, gouache, and watercolor are welcome, with small break-away groups available for those working in like medium and subject matter.

Joanne Radmilovich Kollman

Entire Series:
Member $ 140.00 | Non-Member $ 150.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Feb 26
Mar 05
Mar 12
Mar 19
Mar 26
Apr 02
Apr 09
  




THE SKETCHBOOK LIFE
Instructor: Nicole Poole





In-Person
March 1 - April 5, 2022
Tuesdays | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Skill level: All Levels
Age: Adults (18+)
Medium: Drawing, Painting (watercolor and/or gouache), Sketchbook, mixed-media.

Tell your story using pictures and words by keeping a regular sketchbook practice. Weekly prompts will be given to inspire and help students find their own style to describe their experience in the world. A variety of art materials will be explored in the assignments encouraging students to discover which materials they find pleasing to work with. Students will create their own sketchbook kit that can be kept home or picked up easily on the way out the door! Hand lettering will also be a part of the visual focus and included in the regular instructor art and illustration demos. Page by page these sketchbooks will grow and take form revealing to each student their own visual voice. Take a risk and liberate yourself!

*Students are also invited to join Nicole in drawing, painting and illustrating in their sketchbooks in various cozy locations around the city. Four extra-curricular sessions to be determined once class is in session and based on most shared student availability.

Nicole Poole

Submit Proof of Vaccination Here

Price: Member $ 250.00 | Non-Member $ 280.00


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THE SKETCHBOOK LIFE (ONLINE)
Instructor: Nicole Poole





ONLINE
March 2 - April 6, 2022
Wednesday | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill level: All Levels
Age: Adults (18+)
Medium: Drawing, Painting (watercolor and/or gouache), Sketchbook, mixed-media.

Tell your story using pictures and words by keeping a regular sketchbook practice. Weekly prompts will be given to inspire and help students find their own style to describe their experience in the world. A variety of art materials will be explored in the assignments encouraging students to discover which materials they find pleasing to work with. Students will create their own sketchbook kit that can be kept home or picked up easily on the way out the door! Hand lettering will also be a part of the visual focus and included in the regular instructor art and illustration demos. Page by page these sketchbooks will grow and take form revealing to each student their own visual voice. Take a risk and liberate yourself!

*Students are also invited to join Nicole in drawing, painting and illustrating in their sketchbooks in various cozy locations around the city. Four extra-curricular sessions to be determined once class is in session and based on most shared student availability.

Nicole Poole

Price: Member $ 200.00 | Non-Member $ 230.00


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Colored Pencil

WINTER BOTANICAL WONDERS (ONLINE)
Instructor: Dorota Haber-Lehigh





ONLINE
Jan 9 - Mar 6, 2022 (no class 1/30)
Sundays | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
All Levels | Drawing

Explore winter's botanical wonders and learn how to depict botanical subjects in colored pencils. We will draw winter branches with buds, evergreen branches, bulbs and early flowering plants. Each session will have a different plant focus. We will use a variety of colored pencils techniques and approaches to drawing and sketching from observation. Learn through instruction, demonstrations, drawing alongside and sharing your work and practice. Classes will be recorded and a link to the video shared in case you miss a class.

Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Entire Series:
Member $ 220.00 | Non-Member $ 250.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
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Jan 09
Jan 16
Jan 23
Feb 06
Feb 13
Feb 20
Feb 27
Mar 06
 



Drawing

Art 101 Basic Drawing Studio
Instructor: Greg Lewis





IN PERSON
September 13 – December 13
Mondays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ages: adults (18 +)
Skill level: beginner to intermediate

Enjoy a fun and relaxed setting to explore principles of design and basic techniques of drawing. Assignments in still life, abstraction, and mixed media will be explored and developed. Instructor Greg Lewis’s teaching style uses a combination of demonstrations and one-on-one teaching to achieve final art results with each student, even if you have little or no experience. Our class will be small, but together, we will create great works of art suitable for framing. Come and experience the basic joy of drawing.

Learn more about Greg Lewis on our instructor page.

Entire Series:
Member $ 375.00 | Non-Member $ 445.00



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Dec 06
Dec 13
 




Life Drawing (In Person)
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





IN PERSON
September 16 – December 16
Thursdays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ages: adults (18 +)
Skill level: all

This is a classical nude figure life drawing class, beginning with short gestures and building to long poses. We have easels and drawing boards for you to use. Class is limited to 8, and we request you be vaccinated and everyone must wear a mask for the duration. Sign up online to secure your spot – they fill up quickly. If you are waitlisted, you will know the day's class is full. You are welcome to work in water-based and dry media; no oil paints or photography. You can sign up for the whole series or select days. Note that classes are nonrefundable. Contact the instructor for make up classes: joradart@comcast.net.

Learn more about Joanne R. Kollman on our instructor page.

Entire Series:
Member $ 210.00 | Non-Member $ 224.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 16.00
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Dec 09Full
Dec 16Full
 




(Online) Instructed Life Drawing
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





ONLINE (VIA ZOOM)
September 17 – December 17*
(*no class November 26)
Fridays, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages: adults (18 +)
Skill level: all

In this online life drawing class, you will learn techniques with charcoal, Conté, pastel and graphite (or a painting media of your choice), while practicing exercises to help you see accurate proportions in portraiture and the nude figure. You can sign up for the whole series, or register on a per-day basis. Includes draw-along demos, access to camera view of the instructor drawing, presentations, and optional homework links.

Learn more about Joanne R. Kollman on our instructor page.

Entire Series:
Member $ 150.00 | Non-Member $ 175.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 16.00
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Dec 10
Dec 17
 




Life Drawing (In Person)
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





IN PERSON
October 7 – December 16
Thursdays, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Ages: adults (18 +)
Skill level: all

This is a classical nude figure life drawing class, beginning with short gestures and building to long poses. We have easels and drawing boards for you to use. Class is limited to 7, and we request you be vaccinated and everyone must wear a mask for the duration. Sign up online to secure your spot – they fill up quickly. If you are waitlisted, you will know the day's class is full. You are welcome to work in water-based and dry media; no oil paints or photography. You can sign up for the whole series or select days. Note that classes are nonrefundable. Contact the instructor for make up classes: joradart@comcast.net.
Learn more about Joanne R. Kollman on our instructor page.

Entire Series:
Member $ 150.00 | Non-Member $ 160.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 16.00
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Dec 09
Dec 16
 




Greg Lewis: Private Drawing Lessons
Instructor: Greg Lewis





Private lessons with Greg Lewis

Enjoy a fun and relaxed setting to explore principles of design and basic techniques of drawing. Assignments in still life, abstraction, and mixed media will be explored and developed. Instructor Greg Lewis’s teaching style uses a combination of demonstrations and one-on-one teaching to achieve final art results with each student, even if you have little or no experience. Our class will be small, but together, we will create great works of art suitable for framing. Come and experience the basic joy of drawing.

Learn more about Greg Lewis on our instructor page.


Entire Series:
Member $ 350.00 | Non-Member $ 350.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 50.00 | Non-Member $ 50.00
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Dec 09
Dec 16
 




ART 101 BASIC PAINTING STUDIO
Instructor: Greg Lewis





IN-PERSON
Jan 3 - Apr 4, 2022
Mondays | 1:00 pm - 4:00 PM
Skill level: beginner, intermediate
Age: adults (18 +)
Medium: Painting (acrylics)

In a fun and relaxed setting, you will explore the basic principles and techniques of painting with acrylic color, a water-based painting medium. Subjects introduced will include abstracts, still life, and landscapes. The instructor uses a demo and one-on-one teaching style to achieve final art results with each student, even if you have little or no experience. Our class will be small, but together, we will create great works of art suitable for framing. Come and experience the basic joy of painting. You can sign up for the whole series or register on a per-day basis.

Greg Lewis

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Entire Series:
Member $ 375.00 | Non-Member $ 445.00



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Jan 03
Jan 10
Jan 17
Jan 24
Jan 31
Feb 07
Feb 14
Feb 21
Feb 28
Mar 07
Mar 14
Mar 21
Mar 28
Apr 04
 




ART 101 BASIC DRAWING STUDIO
Instructor: Greg Lewis





IN-PERSON
Jan 3 - Apr 4, 2022
Mondays | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Beginner - Intermediate | Drawing

Enjoy a fun and relaxed setting to explore principles of design and basic techniques of drawing. Assignments in still life, abstraction, and mixed media will be explored and developed. Instructor Greg Lewis’s teaching style uses a combination of demonstrations and one-on-one teaching to achieve final art results with each student, even if you have little or no experience. Our class will be small, but together, we will create great works of art suitable for framing. Come and experience the basic joy of drawing.

Greg Lewis

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Entire Series:
Member $ 375.00 | Non-Member $ 445.00



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Jan 03
Jan 10
Jan 17
Jan 24
Jan 31
Feb 07
Feb 14
Feb 21
Feb 28
Mar 07
Mar 14
Mar 21
Mar 28
Apr 04
 




FROM DRAWING TO PAINTING (HYBRID ONLINE/IN-PERSON)
Instructor: Jef Gunn





HYBRID ONLINE/IN-PERSON
Jan. 6 - Feb 17, 2022
Thursdays | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Intermediate - Advanced | Drawing/Painting

You saw it. It’s just what you want. It’s fleeting and you don’t have time, or your paints aren’t with you, or it’s too damned wet and cold right now. What to do? Could you paint it later from a sketch and fragments of memory?

Yes, you could. If you know what is essential.

The art of seeing and drawing the seen. The quick sketch–the élan vital. The longer study– measuring. Notes of value and color. Memory’s meander.

From all this depth of observation you can recall it and paint it on a canvas in color. Will it be a realistic reconstruction? Likely not, but it could feel like that mysterious memory of something you really saw. Works with landscape, portrait, interiors, still life, or made up stuff out of your heart.

Sound intriguing? Come try it with Jef Gunn who’s been doing this for decades. Art History/Appreciation, Drawing, Painting (acrylics), Painting (oils and/or cold wax), Painting (watercolor and/or gouache), Printmaking, participants can work in any painting medium. We will work in the field for at least two sessions.

Jef Gunn

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Price: Member $ 350.00 | Non-Member $ 385.00


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CLASSY CARICATURE DRAWING: SERIOUSLY PLAYFUL CARICATURING
Instructor: Allen Schmertzler





IN-PERSON
Feb 22 - Apr 5, 2022
Tuesdays | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Skill level: All Levels
Age: adults (18 +)
Medium: Drawing

Grow your drawing skill as I fine-tune your artistic perspective by decoding the rich and age-old art form of caricature portraits. This class is designed as an introductory admission ticket into the “amusement park’s House of Mirrors Caricature Wonderland.” Learn to see shapes, proportions and mutual relationships to animate facial mass, while capturing the integrity of “likeness.” Acquire Superartist x-ray vision into human faces to discover each “structural” and “topographical” caricature, the major facial landmarks and muscles that enable human expressive emotions that mine one’s psychology. Get seduced by line quality and eye-popping volumetric caricatures. Leave flat on the ironing board, leave bland at the fast-food dumpster, elevate to the extra-ordinary drawing of portraits on steroids. Harvest your own visual voice to “spirit” caricatures.

Weekly in-person, two hour sessions will be structured aligning instruction, demonstrations, visuals, materials, lots of drawing, and personal as well as group critiques. Adults at any skill level accepted-all artistic preferences applicable. Dry Media drawing pencils that are easy to sharpen for tight drawing but also easy to hold on the side for broader shading: (avoid too soft drawing tools, charcoal, for example- which can smudge too easily and be frustrating to work with if you are fairly new to drawing). My process is to teach with structural underdrawings that get built up slowly and in layers, so your early mark making is going to migrate and fade as your more confident lines and shading get put down with pressure and assertiveness.

Price: Member $ 265.00 | Non-Member $ 300.00


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FOUNDATION IN COLOR AND DESIGN...PART 2 (ONLINE)
Instructor: Nancy Klos





ONLINE
Feb 23 - Apr 6, 2022
Wednesdays | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
All Levels | Drawing / Painting
Age: adults (18 +), Youth (13-17)

PART II of this series. Students will continue on to study with a variety of exercises related to The Language Of Color: color testing, color relationships, color applied to original works of Art. All levels are welcome and Independent Projects are encouraged for non-beginners. I will guide students through projects that will build a portfolio of samples for reference. Students will also plan and create final projects in their favorite mediums: watercolor, gouache, acrylic, inks. Again Sumi.e will be introduced-but in a new way with inks and paint!

Part I is the best way to begin, but participants can jump in at this step as well with permission of the instructor: nancyklos@gmail.com

Nancy Smith Klos

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Price: Member $ 210.00 | Non-Member $ 240.00


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VETERANS’ ART CLASS: PAINTING WITH WOOL
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator





IN-PERSON
Jan 4 - Feb 15, 2022
Tuesdays | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Instructor: Lynn Deal
All Levels
Free to US military veterans | Includes a free OSA membership

Explore painting with fiber! This new class introduces concepts and techniques to work with wool and other textiles. Participants will be guided by artist Lynn Deal to create an original work of art featuring the Columbia River. This class is part of the outreach project for Maryhill Museum of Art’s The Exquisite Gorge II: Fiber Arts. Please let the instructor know if you are allergic to wool as this type of painting requires hands-on interaction with fleece.

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Entire Series:
Member $ 0.00 | Non-Member $ 0.00




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Jan 04
Jan 11
Jan 18
Jan 25
Feb 01
Feb 08
Feb 15
  




In-A-Day Class: Getting Your Head Around Negative Painting
Instructor: Angela Grainger





IN-PERSON
Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
All Levels | Watercolor

The day will consist of a negative painting exercise in watercolor designed to give a painter a clear understanding of using negative space to enhance the “wow factor” of a painting.

Angi Grainger

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Price: Member $ 95.00 | Non-Member $ 100.00


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FIGURE IN-A-DAY: OIL PORTRAIT
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





IN-PERSON
Sunday Mar 13, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
All Levels | Oil

Demonstrations will be drawing & oils. Contact the instructor regarding other media. Discover expressive realism in oil painting in this two-part, single-day session. In the morning, the class will focus on the head; in the afternoon, the full figure. Each session includes a demonstration and one-on-one help from instructor Joanne Kollman. You will learn how to see and paint shapes into the portrait and figure. Joanne also shares tips gleaned from Max Ginsburg, David Leffel, Zhaoming Wu, Nelson Shanks and Casey Childs workshops. Bring a packed lunch! (OSA has a refrigerator students are welcome to use.)

Joanne Radmilovich Kollman

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Price: Member $ 95.00 | Non-Member $ 120.00


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Painting

Art 101 Basic Painting Studio
Instructor: Greg Lewis





IN PERSON
September 13 – December 13
Mondays, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Ages: adults (18 +)
Skill level: beginner to intermediate

In a fun and relaxed setting, you will explore the basic principles and techniques of painting with acrylic color, a water-based painting medium. Subjects introduced will include abstracts, still lifes, and landscapes. The instructor uses a demo and one-on-one teaching style to achieve final art results with each student, even if you have little or no experience. Our class will be small, but together, we will create great works of art suitable for framing. Come and experience the basic joy of painting. You can sign up for the whole series, or register on a per-day basis.

Learn more about Greg Lewis on our instructor page.

Entire Series:
Member $ 375.00 | Non-Member $ 445.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
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Dec 06
Dec 13
 




Oil Painting Success
Instructor: Gage Mace





IN PERSON
September 15 – December 15
Wednesdays, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Ages: adults and youth (13 +)
Skill level: all

In this class, you will learn about the traditional craft elements of oil painting, including color, brush technique, and efficient ways to begin and complete a painting. Choose your own subject and receive guidance on working effectively from different source materials. Though this class is designed for oil painters, acrylic painters are also welcome (see supply list for details). Instructor Gage Mace will help you, and every student individually, to achieve the best painting experience. This class is designed as weekly drop-in classes rather than a series; however, Gage will give regular class demonstrations on how to begin a portrait and landscape, as well as offer demos on color mixing and craft techniques, to provide a broader learning spectrum.

You are welcome to register for as many or as few of the per-day sessions as you wish. You are required to be fully vaccinated to attend class; please be prepared with proof of vaccination.

Learn more about Gage Mace on our instructor page.

Entire Series:
Member $ 350.00 | Non-Member $ 420.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
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Dec 08
Dec 15
 




Intermediate Watercolor: Honing Your Skills
Instructor: Angela Grainger





IN PERSON
September 16 – December 16*
(*NO CLASS on September 23, 30, October 7, or November 25)
Thursdays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ages: adults and youth (age 13 +)
Skill level: Intermediate

Take basic watercolor techniques and expand into different ways of exploring the medium, including: negative painting, using masking medium for resist, and experimental methods. In this class, instructor Angela Grainger places strong emphasis on composition and design to help in advancing your techniques. Some basic watercolor experience is required. You can sign up for the whole series, or register on a per-day basis.

Learn more about Angela Grainger on our instructor page.

Entire Series:
Member $ 250.00 | Non-Member $ 300.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
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Dec 09
Dec 16
 




Painting in Acrylics
Instructor: Gage Mace





IN PERSON
September 17 – December 17*
(*no class November 26)
Fridays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ages: adults (18 +)
Skill level: all

The primary focus in this class is your interpretation of a reproduction from a selected painting. Genres can be landscape, portraits, still life, or just something you like and think you could learn from. The preferred medium in this class is Golden's OPEN Acrylics, which allow the paint to stay wet longer and do well with techniques like blending, placing accents, and creating lighting effects. Composition, brush technique, and color mixing are all craft elements that will be explored. In this class you'll learn to build a painting from the blank canvas up toward a painterly finish. You are required to be fully vaccinated to attend class; please be prepared with proof of vaccination.

Learn more about Gage Mace on our instructor page.

Price: Member $ 350.00 | Non-Member $ 420.00


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Introduction to Painting in Acrylics or Oils
Instructor: Jolyn Fry





IN PERSON
September 18 – December 18
Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Ages: Adults (18 +)
Skill level: all

Learn how to paint, or continue to develop your skills, in oils or acrylics with instructor Jolyn Fry.

For beginning students, this class is designed to accommodate those who have little to no experience with painting. You will learn material properties, color mixing, and working from observation. You will also have opportunities to paint with gesture and participate in exercises that will help you imitate form and light in your paintings. Please note: if you are brand new to painting, Jolyn encourages you to begin with acrylic before trying oils.

For more advanced students with experience in acrylic or oil, this class provides an opportunity to work on independent projects with instructional support. The intention of this class is to create a space for artistic learning, showing by example the practice and thought processes of being an artist. Jolyn cultivates a space to collectively share and talk about art while offering advice on materials, technique, and subject matter. This class will help you address creative blocks and model how to create time and space for a nourishing art practice. You can sign up for the whole series, or register on a per-day basis.

You must be fully vaccinated to attend this class; please be prepared with proof of vaccination. If you have questions about the subject or materials, contact Jolyn directly at jolynafry@gmail.com. For questions about OSA or registration, contact info@osartists.org.

Learn more about Jolyn Fry on our instructor page.

Entire Series:
Member $ 350.00 | Non-Member $ 450.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
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Dec 11
Dec 18
 




(Online) Expressive Painting
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





ONLINE (VIA ZOOM)
September 18 – December 18
(no class October 16 and 23)
Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Ages: adults and youth (13 +)
Skill level: all

In this virtual classroom, students work at their own pace with individual and group instruction, weekly critique, demos, and optional homework. Be prepared to draw, paint, and take notes. Each class discusses concept and design planning, alla prima painting, color mixing, and expressive mark-making through critiques and demonstration or presentation. Painters of any subject working in oil, acrylics, gouache, and watercolor are welcome, with small break-away groups available for those working in like medium and subject matter. Sign up for the 12-week series to stay on a progressive track, learning the stages of making a painting and goal-setting in your practice; or sign up for single days and come as you can. If you would like to audit the class (a free introduction) before signing up for the series, please contact instructor Joanne Kollman directly at joradarts@gmail.com.

Learn more about Joanne R. Kollman on our instructor page.

Entire Series:
Member $ 240.00 | Non-Member $ 300.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
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Dec 11
Dec 18
 




Oil Painting Success on Saturdays
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator





IN PERSON
September 18 – December 18
Saturdays, 9:30 – 12:30 PM
Ages: adults (18 +)
Skill level: all

In this class, you will learn about the traditional craft elements of oil painting, including color, brush technique, and efficient ways to begin and complete a painting. Choose your own subject and receive guidance on working effectively from different source materials. This class is an excellent way to get to know different OSA painting instructors, as the instructors will rotate throughout the term.

This class is designed as weekly per-day classes rather than as a building series. You may register for as many or as few of the per-day sessions as you wish. This class meets in the Upstairs Studio, except when a workshop is scheduled. Signs will be posted directing students to the correct classroom. Though this class is designed for oil painters, acrylic painters are also welcome.

Rotating instructor schedule (subject to change):
   September: Gage Mace
   October: TBA
   November: Joanne R. Kollman
   December: Randall Vemer
Learn more about these artists on our instructor page.

Entire Series:
Member $ 350.00 | Non-Member $ 420.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
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Dec 11
Dec 18
 




Renaissance/Baroque Painting Atelier
Instructor: Randall Vemer





IN PERSON
September 21 – December 7
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Ages: adult and youth (13 +)
Skill level: intermediate

This class explores Renaissance and Baroque methods to achieve rapid success in painting portraits and figures. We will create underpaintings using browns (known as imprimatura), or black-and-white (known as grisaille). The underpainting is a fairly complete tonal rendering of the final painting. This allows you to concentrate entirely on the tonal relationships of your composition, without having to worry about the complexities of color. As a final step, you will learn to add glazes and scumbles of warm and cool colors to make your paintings glow.

Instructor Randall Vemer, a professional classical violinist as well as an accomplished visual artist, will lead you step-by-step through classical art principles in order to achieve remarkable success. Methods learned in this class have been employed for over 300 years in European art. In addition, it is FUN! This class is supplemented with books, videos in advance or in class, and classical props. You must be fully vaccinated to attend this class; please be prepared with proof of vaccination.

Learn more about Randall Vemer on our instructor page.

Price: Member $ 300.00 | Non-Member $ 360.00


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Single Pose Clothed Figure Session
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





IN PERSON
October 14, November 11, November 18, December 9
Thursday, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Ages: adults and youth (13 +)
Skill level: all

Bring your favorite medium to paint or draw the clothed figure from life. You are welcome to stay for an optional bonus hour (4-5 PM) to get back in the groove, or discover for the first time, the process of alla prima figure or portrait painting. Students must be vaccinated and wear a mask for the duration. This class is limited in size, so register early to secure your spot. You are welcome to work in any drawing or painting media. You can sign up for the whole series, or register on a per-day basis.

Learn more about Joanne R. Kollman on our instructor page.

Entire Series:
Member $ 60.00 | Non-Member $ 75.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
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Dec 09Full
  




Figure Painting in Oils: Exploring Brushwork
Instructor: Joanne Mehl





IN PERSON
November 1 – December 13*
(*no class December 6) 
Mondays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ages: adults (18+)
Skill level: intermediate to advanced

For many artists, loosening up and employing expressive brushwork can be a challenge. Many people think that painting loosely and expressively is always a fast and spontaneous process but, surprisingly, this is not always the case. Creating loose brushwork can actually be very intentional. To be successful, getting to know your brushes and what they can do is key.

In this six-week course with instructor Joanne Mehl, you will use the figure to explore a variety of approaches to brushwork, with the goal of gaining increased confidence and greater skill. This course is designed to build on existing experience and is recommended for artists who already have a foundation in painting.
You can sign up for the whole series, or register on a per-day basis. You must be fully vaccinated to attend this class; please be prepared with proof of vaccination.

This is a great class to take following Joanne Mehl’s Figure Painting in Oils: Palette (which runs September 13 to October 25). We suggest signing up for both!

Learn more about Joanne Mehl on our instructor page.

Entire Series:
Member $ 330.00 | Non-Member $ 360.00



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Dec 06Full
Dec 13
 




Variety in Watercolor (Hybrid)
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier





IN PERSON AND
ONLINE VIA ZOOM
November 2 – December 14
Tuesdays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ages: adults and youth (13 +)
Skill level: all

Express yourself with watercolors and gouache! The weekly demonstrations for this class include composition, color theory, landscape, city scenes, heads, figures, and more. Each lesson starts with a critique then a drawn value study before painting begins. Instructor Steve Kleier provides reference photos, or you are welcome to bring your own references for inspiration. This is a great class for learning the finer points of composing works in watercolor and gouache. You can sign up for the whole series, or register on a per-day basis.

This class is a hybrid class, meaning Steve teaches simultaneously in-person at OSA and online via Zoom. All students will receive the Zoom link to join class, sent by the instructor prior to class. All students are welcome to attend in person or online, based on personal preference. Please let the instructor know which you prefer after you register, or before class each week if you will vary your method of attending.

Learn more about Steve Kleier on our instructor page.

Entire Series:
Member $ 210.00 | Non-Member $ 245.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
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Dec 07Full
Dec 14Full
 




Beginning and Intermediate Painting
Instructor: Jef Gunn





IN PERSON
November 3 – December 15
Wednesdays, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Ages: adults and youth (13 +)
Skill level: beginner to intermediate

Beginning and intermediate painters alike will benefit from this class through direct instruction and mutual learning. For beginners, you will learn the painting basics of color, composition, and paint handling in developing a complete painting. For intermediate painters, you will benefit from similar exercises designed to strengthen your understanding of color, line, shape, design, and composition, testing and building on previous knowledge. This includes painting from observation as well as from images, ideas, and sketches. This will be a fun, challenging class that will help you learn to respond authentically to our visible world.

Students can work in oils or acrylics. The materials lists are similar but with variations for these two media. You are required to be fully vaccination to attend this class; please be prepared with proof of vaccination.

Learn more about Jef Gunn on our instructor page.

Price: Member $ 300.00 | Non-Member $ 335.00

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(Online) Explore Your Potential in Acrylic Painting
Instructor: Wayne Jiang





ONLINE (VIA ZOOM) November 4 – December 16
(no class November 25)
Thursdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ages: adults and youth (13 +)
Skill level: beginner to intermediate

Learn acrylic painting in the comfort of your own home. This online class includes slideshow presentations, painting demos, paint alongs with instructor Wayne Jiang, and critiques to help you build skill and visual acuity. Recordings of the demos are available for download, allowing you to work at your own pace.

This class is designed to help build confidence while learning new techniques that take advantage of acrylics, a versatile, practical, and non-toxic painting media. Class assignments will be based on concepts explained during the painting demos and slideshow presentations. Wayne will send photo references and concept handouts via email before a painting demo or slideshow presentation. You can sign up for the whole series, or register on a per-day basis.

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Entire Series:
Member $ 165.00 | Non-Member $ 210.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
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Dec 09
Dec 16
 




ALLA PRIMA PORTRAIT PAINTING IN OILS: EXPLORING HARD AND SOFT EDGES
Instructor: Joanne Mehl





IN-PERSON
Jan 3 - Feb 14, 2022
Mondays | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill level: All
Age: adults (18 +)
Medium: Oils

Mastering realism in painting is a primary goal of many artists. Observing the hard and soft edges of shapes in painting gives the illusion of form and enhances the design, while also increasing the participation and enjoyment of the viewer. In this seven week course we will utilize the portrait to explore a variety of approaches to hard and soft edges with the goal of gaining increased confidence and greater skill at painting portraits in oils.

Joanne Mehl

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Entire Series:
Member $ 385.00 | Non-Member $ 420.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 60.00 | Non-Member $ 65.00
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Jan 03
Jan 10
Jan 17
Jan 24
Jan 31
Feb 07
Feb 14
  




A PAINTERLY APPROACH TO PROCREATE (ONLINE)
Instructor: Elaine Pawski





ONLINE
Jan. 5 - April 6, 2022
Wednesdays | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Skill level: All Levels
Age: Adults (18+)
Medium: Drawing/Painting

Whether you are interested in digital painting as an end result or as a tool for sketching, preplanning and troubleshooting your traditional media paintings, this class will help make your iPad an important art tool. We will be working mainly in Procreate, but I encourage discussion and exploration of other digital programs as well. Procreate is a very powerful, yet very affordable ($10) program. Each week we will tackle a different painting project which helps build your painting skills, your Procreate knowledge, and your creative approach to painting.

If you are new to Procreate we suggest watching instructor Elaine Pawski's Youtube Channel Painting and Drawing on the iPad. You can download Procreate at the App Store, it is compatible with any iPad running OS 13.2 or newer. An Apple Pencil or similar stylus is recommended but not required, finger painting is ok! Drop-ins are always welcome.

Entire Series:
Member $ 260.00 | Non-Member $ 350.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
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Jan 05
Jan 12
Jan 19
Jan 26
Feb 02
Feb 09
Feb 16
Feb 23
Mar 02
Mar 09
Mar 16
Mar 23
Mar 30
Apr 06
 




OIL PAINTING SUCCESS
Instructor: Gage Mace





IN-PERSON
Jan 5 - Apr 6, 2022
Wednesdays | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skill level: All Levels
Age: Adults (18+), Youth (13-17)
Medium: Oils

In this class, you will learn about the traditional craft elements of oil painting, including color, brush technique, and efficient ways to begin and complete a painting. Choose your own subject and receive guidance on working effectively from different source materials. Though this class is designed for oil painters, acrylic painters are also welcome (see supply list for details). Instructor Gage Mace will help you, and every student individually, to achieve the best painting experience. This class is designed as weekly drop-in classes rather than a series; however, Gage will give regular class demonstrations on how to begin a portrait and landscape, as well as offer demos on color mixing and craft techniques, to provide a broader learning spectrum.

Gage Mace

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Entire Series:
Member $ 325.00 | Non-Member $ 390.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
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Jan 05
Jan 12
Jan 19
Jan 26
Feb 02
Feb 09
Feb 16
Feb 23
Mar 02
Mar 09
Mar 16
Mar 23
Mar 30
Apr 06
 




CREATIVE COLOR AND THE LUMINOUS LANDSCAPE (ONLINE)
Instructor: Michael Orwick





ONLINE
Jan 5 - Feb 16, 2022
Wednesdays | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Skill level: All Levels
Age: adults (18 +)
Medium: Painting (oils and/or cold wax), Painting (watercolor and/or gouache)

Go beyond what you see and explore the expressive poetry of color in painting. Learn a new concept each week that is vital to helping you express yourself better and to make your colors come alive. You are able to watch demonstrations and concept breakdowns live (on Zoom) or at your convenience (recorded).

Share your progress to our Private Facebook Group where we help each other grow and I’m able to give constructive feedback. Each week you’ll receive reference photos, instructions for exercises, video links to the class, and handouts pertaining to the lessons of the week.

Classes are self-paced. Students can work through the class content on their own schedule. They are recorded and made available to all students, so participation is not required to get the full benefit of the class. Suggested supply and color list supplies when you sign up.

Let’s explore color, value, temperature, and chroma – the building blocks of color mixing. Get an understanding of the color of light in the landscape and how it affects the color we see and mix. Learn how to see value, temperature, and chroma. Explore ways to create color harmony. Through fun, experimentation learn how to unleash the poetry possible in your art.

Entire Series:
Member $ 257.00 | Non-Member $ 292.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 45.00 | Non-Member $ 50.00
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Jan 05
Jan 12
Jan 19
Jan 26
Feb 02
Feb 09
Feb 16
  




PAINTING IN ACRYLICS
Instructor: Gage Mace





IN-PERSON
Jan 7 – April 8, 2022
Fridays | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate
Age: adults (18 +)
Medium: Drawing

The primary focus in this class is your interpretation of a reproduction from a selected painting. Genres can be landscape, portraits, still life, or just something you like and think you could learn from. The preferred medium in this class is Golden's OPEN Acrylics, which allow the paint to stay wet longer and do well with techniques like blending, placing accents, and creating lighting effects. Composition, brush technique, and color mixing are all craft elements that will be explored. In this class you'll learn to build a painting from the blank canvas up toward a painterly finish. 

Gage Mace

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Price: Member $ 350.00 | Non-Member $ 420.00


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PAINTING IN ACRYLICS OR OILS
Instructor: Jolyn Fry





IN-PERSON
Jan 8 - Apr 9, 2022
Saturdays | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
All Levels, Beginners welcome | Acrylics / Oils

Learn how to paint (oils or acrylics) or continue to develop your skills. For beginning students, this class is designed to accommodate those who have little to no experience with painting. Emphasis is placed on material properties, color mixing, and working from observation. New students have opportunities to paint with gesture, and participate in exercises that encourage them to imitate form and light. For more advanced students with experience in acrylic or oil, this workshop will provide an opportunity to work on independent projects. The intention of this class is to create a space for artistic learning, showing by example in real time the practice and thought process of being an artist, creating an in real life group space to share and talk about art while offering advice on materials, technique, and subject matter. As an instructor Jolyn is here to help students address artist blocks, and model how to create time and space for a nourishing art practice.

Jolyn Fry

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Entire Series:
Member $ 350.00 | Non-Member $ 450.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
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Jan 08
Jan 15
Jan 22
Jan 29
Feb 05
Feb 12
Feb 19
Feb 26
Mar 05
Mar 12
Mar 19
Mar 26
Apr 02
Apr 09
 




PAINT LIKE THE OLD DUTCH MASTER WITH ACRYLIC (ONLINE)
Instructor: Wayne Jiang





ONLINE
Jan 8 - Feb 12, 2022
Saturdays | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Intermediate - Advanced | Acrylics

Create the look of Old Dutch Master paintings in still-life, portrait, and interior paintings with techniques from Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Rubens. Learn Wayne Jiang’s unique acrylic techniques which combines transparent and opaque paint layers. You’ll also learn how to create rich tones with a limited color palette, subtle color tones with layering, translucent colors with glazing, the discipline of underpainting, and where to put in detail where to leave it out. The class will use the Zoom video conferencing system. The online class will have slideshow presentations, painting demos, paint-along sessions with Wayne, and critiques. Students will have access to download a video file of the painting demo to refer to so they can paint along at home at their own pace.

Wayne Jiang

Price: Member $ 200.00 | Non-Member $ 285.00


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RENAISSANCE/BAROQUE PAINTING ATELIER - UNDER PAINTING AND COLOR PORTRAITS IN THE CLASSICAL TRADITION
Instructor: Randall Vemer





IN-PERSON
Jan 11 - Apr 5, 2022 (No class Mar 8)
Tuesdays | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skill level: Intermediate
Age: Adults (18+), Youth (13-17)
Medium: Oils and/or Cold Wax

This fun class explores Renaissance and Baroque methods to achieve rapid success in painting portraits and figures. We will create Underpaintings using browns (known as Imprimatura), or black-and-white (known as Grisaille).

The Underpainting is a fairly complete tonal rendering of the final painting. This allows you to concentrate entirely on the tonal relationships of your composition, without having to worry about color. As a final step we explore adding glazes and scumbles of warm and cool colors to make your paintings glow.

Randall, a professional Classical Violinist will lead you step by step through Classical Art principles in order to achieve remarkable success! This method has been employed for over 300 years in European art. In addition, it is FUN! Supplemented with books, projected slides, weekly videos in advance or in class, personal email critiques, and classical props. Intermediate Figure Drawing advised.

Randall Vemer

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Entire Series:
Member $ 300.00 | Non-Member $ 445.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
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Jan 11
Jan 18
Jan 25
Feb 01
Feb 08
Feb 15
Feb 22
Mar 01
Mar 15
Mar 22
Mar 29
Apr 05




INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR: BUILDING ON YOUR OWN UNIQUE STYLE
Instructor: Angela Grainger





IN-PERSON
Jan 13 - March 24, 2022 (No class: Jan 27)
Thursdays | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Intermediate | Watercolor

This intermediate watercolor class is designed to help you develop your own unique style, strengthening your skills with technique practices concentrating on composition and the elements and principles of design.

Anji Grainger

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Entire Series:
Member $ 250.00 | Non-Member $ 300.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
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Jan 13
Jan 20
Feb 03
Feb 10
Feb 17
Feb 24
Mar 03
Mar 10
Mar 17
Mar 24
  




ALLA PRIMA PORTRAIT PAINTING IN OILS: EXPLORING BRUSHWORK
Instructor: Joanne Mehl





IN-PERSON
Feb 21 - Apr 4, 2022
Mondays | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Skill level: All
Age: adults (18 +)
Medium: Oils

For many artists, loosening up and employing expressive brushwork can be a challenge. Many people think that painting loosely and expressively is always a fast and spontaneous process but, surprisingly, this is not always the case. Creating loose brushwork can be very intentional. To be successful, getting to know your brushes and what they can do is key.

In this seven week course we will utilize the portrait to explore a variety of approaches to brushwork with the goal of gaining increased confidence and greater skill at painting portraits in oil.

Joanne Mehl

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Entire Series:
Member $ 385.00 | Non-Member $ 420.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 60.00 | Non-Member $ 65.00
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Feb 21
Feb 28
Mar 07
Mar 14
Mar 21
Mar 28
Apr 04
  




A Modern Approach to Oil and Mixed Media
Instructor: Kelsey Birsa





IN-PERSON
Feb 24 - Apr 7, 2022
Thursdays | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Intermediate - Advanced | Painting / Oil / Acrylic

Learn how to layer oil, acrylic, and mixed media with stunning effects. The focus of this class is to expand your visual language and ability to incorporate various painting and mixed media techniques in to one artwork. Through class exercises, presentations, demos, and mutual learning we will explore artist concepts of color, composition, surface, and abstraction. Each student will receive individual feedback throughout the class according to their unique project needs.

Painters of all mediums are welcome, some basic painting experience is recommended. This class is designed as a series, however drop-ins are welcome as each day will feature different demos such as gold leaf, collage, oil glazing, and layering mixed media that you can incorporate into your current practice.

Kelsey Birsa

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Entire Series:
Member $ 160.00 | Non-Member $ 195.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
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Feb 24
Mar 03
Mar 10
Mar 17
Mar 24
Mar 31
Apr 07
  



Pastel

COLOR AND LIGHT IN PASTELS (ONLINE)
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky





ONLINE
Jan 26 - Feb 23, 2022
Wednesdays |10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
All Levels | Pastel

Learn pastel painting in the comfort of your own home with instructor Susan Kuznitsky. You will get practical, honest advice, direction, and encouragement to help grow your confidence as an artist. This online class will include painting demos, powerpoint presentations, and critiques. You will have access to recordings of the class, so you can review and paint along at your own pace.

You will learn about the versatility and beauty of the pastel medium and about color and value which will apply to any medium. The flexibility of this class format makes it ideal for artists of all levels of accomplishment, whether just beginning or with many years of experience.

Susan Kuznitsky

Price: Member $ 225.00 | Non-Member $ 350.00


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COLOR AND LIGHT IN PASTELS (ONLINE)
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky





ONLINE
March 16 - Apr 13, 2022
Wednesdays |10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
All Levels | Pastel

Learn pastel painting in the comfort of your own home with instructor Susan Kuznitsky. You will get practical, honest advice, direction, and encouragement to help grow your confidence as an artist. This online class will include painting demos, powerpoint presentations, and critiques. You will have access to recordings of the class, so you can review and paint along at your own pace.

You will learn about the versatility and beauty of the pastel medium and about color and value which will apply to any medium. The flexibility of this class format makes it ideal for artists of all levels of accomplishment, whether just beginning or with many years of experience.

Susan Kuznitsky

Price: Member $ 225.00 | Non-Member $ 350.00


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Photo/Digital Arts

(Online) A Painterly Approach to Procreate®
Instructor: Elaine Pawski





ONLINE (VIA ZOOM)
September 15 – December 15
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Ages: adults (18 +)
Skill level: all

Whether you are interested in digital painting as an end result or simply a tool for sketching, preplanning, and troubleshooting your traditional paintings, this class will help make your iPad an integral part of your art supplies. We will be working mainly in Procreate®, which is an affordable graphics app for iPad. Each week, you will tackle a creative painting project which will help build on both painting and Procreate skills. You can sign up for the whole series, or register on a per-day basis.

If you’re new to Procreate, we suggest watching instructor Elaine Pawski’s Getting Started video on YouTube (link opens in new window).

Learn more about Elaine Pawski on our instructor page and her website (link opens in new window).

Entire Series:
Member $ 260.00 | Non-Member $ 350.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
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Dec 08
Dec 15
 



Printmaking

ART OF THE MONOTYPE
Instructor: Scott Gellatly





IN-PERSON
Jan 3 – Feb 14, 2022
Mondays | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
All Levels | Printmaking
Adults (18+), Youth (13-17)

Monotypes are a natural extension from painting into printmaking. It is often referred to as the “painterly print.” However, there are several techniques in this unique process which yields effects and imagery that can’t be achieved through painting. This class will focus on various monotype techniques – from the traditional to the experimental – while students are encouraged to pursue their own artistic voice. Ink and paper will be provided through a one time materials fee of $15 to be paid to the instructor. 

Scott Gellatly

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Entire Series:
Member $ 385.00 | Non-Member $ 420.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 55.00 | Non-Member $ 60.00
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Jan 03
Jan 10
Jan 17
Jan 24
Jan 31
Feb 07
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