Classes

General Class Information:

Daytime classes are usually 3-hour periods unless otherwise noted, and are held in the Studios on the upper and lower floors of the OSA building. Limited parking is available adjacent to the building.

Drying racks are available for students to leave their paintings while in process. This is a tremendous help when transporting larger or wet paintings. We usually have room to store still-life objects as well.

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


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

To see a visual matrix of our Summer class offerings, clck HERE

OSA has implemented a new registration system to provide you with new user options and greater ease of use.  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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Single Pose Figure Sessions with Joanne Radmilovich Kollman: All Levels and Mediums Welcome
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Fridays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jun 28, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Join this “Fine Arts Friday" Portrait & Figure Group.  Enjoy inspiration from fellow artists and share art ideas.  Work in the drawing or painting medium of your choice. Clothed models with an occasional partial nude.

Due to conflicting schedules during the summer term, please contact Joanne at joradarts@gmail.com to confirm class dates.

$90 for every 6 sessions (do not have to be consecutive)

or drop ins are $20 member | $25 nonmember per session



Entire Series:
Member $ 90.00 | Non-Member $ 150.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 06
  




Open Studios: All Levels and All Mediums Welcome
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator

Mondays, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Class Starts on Aug 5, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Summer term: August 5 - September 9 ( No class August 12, 19 and Sept 2)

Facilitators: Michael Musto and Jack Robinson

Take some time off for your art in OSA's relaxed, self directed studio sessions. All mediums and experience levels are welcome, just bring what you are working on.


Entire Series:
Member $ 40.00 | Non-Member $ 48.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Aug 26
Sep 09
 




September First Friday Drink & Draw: The Bluegrass Special!
Instructor: Drink & Draw Open Sudio

Fridays, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Starts on Sep 6, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

September 6, 2019

7-9pm

Facilitator: Steve Kleier

Get your country on this 1st Friday with the bluegrass stylings of Red Cedar Shakes. This good time group plays traditional bluegrass instruments and songs. Its not often that artists get musicians into the studio to paint or draw them. Set up an easel, use your travel kit or sketchbook to capture the mood of this fun scene. We will provide Charcoal and newsprint. Enjoy our complimentary wine or bring your own moonshine to share! Hope to see y'all there! 


Price: Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 20.00





Single Pose Figure Sessions with Joanne Radmilovich Kollman: All Levels and Mediums Welcome
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Fridays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Sep 20, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Fall Term Session 1: September 20 - November 1 (no class October 25)

Join this “Fine Arts Friday" Portrait & Figure Group.  Enjoy inspiration from fellow artists and share art ideas.  Work in the drawing or painting medium of your choice. Clothed models with an occasional partial nude.

$90 for every 6 sessions (do not have to be consecutive)

or drop ins are $20 member | $25 nonmember per session



Entire Series:
Member $ 90.00 | Non-Member $ 150.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 20
Sep 27
Oct 04
Oct 11
Oct 18
Nov 01




Open Studios: All Levels and All Mediums Welcome
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator

Mondays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Sep 23, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Fall Term: September 23 - December 16

Facilitators: Michael Musto and Jack Robinson

Save time in your busy schedule to work on your art.  Join fellow OSA artists in relaxed, self directed studio sessions.  All mediums welcome, bring what you are working on.


Entire Series:
Member $ 140.00 | Non-Member $ 168.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 23
Sep 30
Oct 07
Oct 14
Oct 21
Oct 28
Nov 04
Nov 11
Nov 18
Nov 25
Dec 02
Dec 09
Dec 16
  




Oil, Acrylic, Pastel and Charcoal with Susan Kuznitsky
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Saturdays, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 28, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Fall Term: September 28 - December 21 (no class Oct 5, 12, 19 and Nov 16)

Basic principles of color and value work the same in oils, acrylics and pastels. Pick your medium. 

Want to improve your drawing skills? Work in charcoal on basic drawing principles.

Entire Series:
Member $ 240.00 | Non-Member $ 320.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 28
Oct 26
Nov 02
Nov 09
Nov 23
Nov 30
Dec 07
Dec 14
 




October First Friday Drink & Draw: French Atelier Style
Instructor: Drink & Draw Open Sudio

Fridays, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Starts on Oct 4, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Drink and Draw, October 4, 7-9pm

Hosted by Joanne Kollman

$30 per person ($20 for entry, $10 to cover the model fee)

Join us for this month’s drink & draw in true French atelier style. Enjoy a relaxed open studio setting or seek drawing guidance from OSA instructor, Alan Scott-Moncrieff. We will provide a model, charcoal, newsprint, wine, and good music.


Price: Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00





Single Pose Figure Sessions with Joanne Radmilovich Kollman: All Levels and Mediums Welcome
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Fridays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Nov 8, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Fall Term Session 2: November 8 - December 13

Join this “Fine Arts Friday" Portrait & Figure Group.  Enjoy inspiration from fellow artists and share art ideas.  Work in the drawing or painting medium of your choice. Clothed models with an occasional partial nude.

$90 for every 6 sessions

or drop ins are $20 member | $25 nonmember per session



Entire Series:
Member $ 90.00 | Non-Member $ 150.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Nov 08
Nov 15
Nov 22
Nov 29
Dec 06
Dec 13



Drawing

Botanical Drawing with Janet Parker
Instructor: Janet Parker

Mondays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jul 1, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Take the time to observe and draw from the beautiful natural world around you. Roughly each month, we’ll focus on a different plant
subject, throughout the month. Along the way we’ll explore using different techniques and materials, always reviewing basic principles
for drawing realistically. Each class will include some demonstration, along with the goal of giving students plenty of time to draw in
class. I also encourage students to keep a botanical themed sketchbook for work in and outside of the classroom. To learn more about
what’s planned for each class, please contact Janet for a schedule. jkp920@gmail.com
Summer Term: July 1- Sept 16 (no class July 8, Aug 19, Sept 2)

In July, we’ll study subjects with simple shapes that can be found in our farmers markets - heirloom tomatoes, peaches, carrots, mushrooms - who knows? Simple-shaped subjects are easy for beginners to draw, and provide surface texture challenges for those more advanced. In August we’ll study lilies, and in September I hope to try our skills on Indian corn.

NOTE- The last class of each month this summer will, weather-permitting, take place outdoors.

(Subjects for classes may change...)  

For more information contact Janet at jkp920@gmail.com


Entire Series:
Member $ 225.00 | Non-Member $ 405.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Aug 26
Sep 09
Sep 16




Toned Figure Drawing - Draw like the Masters
Instructor: Randall Vemer

Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Sep 19, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Fall term: September 19 - November 21 (no class Sept 26 and Oct 24)
When drawing with charcaol and chalk, you balance three elemnets to create an image:
  • The dark tones (charcoal)
  • The light tones (chalk)
  • The mid-tones (the color of your paper)
Drop-in attendance is permitted but classes are sequential. All lelvels welcome. Audio visual presentations and demos!
Supply list:
  • 18" x 24" drawing pad
  • charcoal
  • rag

Entire Series:
Member $ 175.00 | Non-Member $ 240.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 19
Oct 03
Oct 10
Oct 17
Oct 31
Nov 07
Nov 14
Nov 21
 




Introduction to Drawing, Composition & Art History 101
Instructor: Greg Lewis

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 24, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio B

This program is aimed at people interested in doing art but have little or no skills. Lessons will be sequential and a 1-year program. We may offer a certificate upon completion.

Fall Term (12 week course)- Introduction to art 101: Tuesdays, September 24 - December 10 | 1 - 4 pm

Let’s start from the very beginning with these exciting lessons that will unleash your inner artist. This class is for those that are totally new to art or never really feel like they got the basics. Express yourself with the fundamentals of composition, drawing and art history. Greg Lewis is an experienced college teacher who creates a relaxed and interesting environment.

https://www.greglewisstudios.net/

Winter Term (12 week course)-The head and figure 122 | Thursdays, 1 - 4pm

The head and figure have a special place in art. Free up your drawing with gesture, slow down and see the nuance. Draw natural looking figures that look balanced. Figure art is a rich subject and rewarding to the artist. Randall is a classically trained musician who brings that to his painting

https://artavita.com/artists/3714-randall-vemer

Spring Term (12 week course)- Land and cityscapes  114 | Wednesdays, 1 - 4pm

Open your eyes and start to see the world like an artist. Starting with trees, skies and water then to buildings streets and cars. See how to use color and line to create depth. Find patterns and proportion in the environment and simplify them into beautiful artwork. Steve Kleier is a plein aire painter and career artist.

https://stevekleier.com/


Price: Member $ 325.00 | Non-Member $ 455.00





Urban Street Sketching and Drawing Techniques with Dennis Anderson
Instructor: Dennis Anderson

Wednesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Sep 25, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Join with Dennis Anderson and participate in weekly demonstrations that will guide and improve your individual drawing ability.
Using Dry Medium, Dennis will demonstrate the basic techniques he has learned from practical drawing exercises; like handling tonality, learning how to develop a descriptive line, and modeling techniques where values can be used to describe three-dimensional form.
Learn why Dennis finds, the Portland area with the many diverse neighborhoods a rich resource of subject matter for this drawing course.
-Discovery the descriptive information derived from the everyday street scenes and then create individual narratives in drawing studies that tell your story.
Fall Term: September 25 - November 13

Join Dennis Anderson and participate in weekly demonstrations that will guide and improve your individual drawing ability.

Using Dry Medium, Dennis will demonstrate the basic techniques he has learned from practical drawing exercises; like handling tonality, learning how to develop a descriptive line, and modeling techniques where values can be used to describe three-dimensional form.

Learn why Dennis finds, the Portland area with the many diverse neighborhoods a rich resource of subject matter for this drawing course. Discovery the descriptive information derived from the everyday street scenes and then create individual narratives in drawing studies that tell your story.

Suggested materials:
A Drawing Kit
Sketchbook / 6x9
Drawing pad / 11x14
Erasers
Chamois
Drawing Clips (?)
Pencils (H, 2B,4B)
Drawing pens (pilot type)
Charcoal (vine, soft ,medium)
Sandpad
Camera/ iphone
(to improve the way each student draws
- digital print outs, copying of images)

Entire Series:
Member $ 240.00 | Non-Member $ 320.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 25
Oct 02
Oct 09
Oct 16
Oct 23
Oct 30
Nov 06
Nov 13
 




Portrait Drawing from Life with Nathan Seay
Instructor: Nathan Seay

Fridays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Starts on Oct 11, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Fall term: Oct. 11 - Dec. 20 (no class Oct. 25)

This comprehensive class spans the entire process of constructing a head, though observation, of a live model. Students can expect thorough class demonstrations, as well as one-on-one feedback.

Supply list:
Willow charcoal
2B charcoal pencil
Strathmore Charcoal paper pad - 18" x 24"
Hog brisle oil brush - medium size
kneaded eraser 

Entire Series:
Member $ 350.00 | Non-Member $ 400.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 40.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 11
Oct 18
Nov 01
Nov 08
Nov 15
Nov 22
Nov 29
Dec 06
Dec 13
Dec 20
  




Botanical Drawing with Janet Parker
Instructor: Janet Parker

Mondays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Oct 14, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Take the time to observe and draw from the beautiful natural world around you. Roughly each month, we’ll focus on a different plant
subject, throughout the month. Along the way we’ll explore using different techniques and materials, always reviewing basic principles
for drawing realistically. Each class will include some demonstration, along with the goal of giving students plenty of time to draw in
class. I also encourage students to keep a botanical themed sketchbook for work in and outside of the classroom. To learn more about
what’s planned for each class, please contact Janet for a schedule. jkp920@gmail.com
Fall Term: October 14 - December 2

Join us in drawing the beauty of fall in Portland! In October we'll try our hands at decorative gourds, squash, pumpkins, etc. In November, I can never resist fall leaves - always a wonderful subject for the twisty, curly shapes and amazing colors. In December we may draw Chrysanthemums, or I may leave the last few classes of the year to popular vote. Stay tuned! To learn more about what’s planned for each class, please contact Janet for a schedule. jkp920@gmail.com


Entire Series:
Member $ 200.00 | Non-Member $ 360.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 14
Oct 21
Oct 28
Nov 04
Nov 11
Nov 18
Nov 25
Dec 02
 



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NEW: Portrait Sculpture with Chris Waddell
Instructor: Chris Waddell

Thursdays, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 19, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Fall term: September 19 - December 12 (no class Nov 28)

We will learn many of the fundamentals of sculpting the portrait using classical casts as reference then graduate to using a live model. This course will focus on teaching the forms of the human head. The course will be valuable in terms of understanding form in real space and when approaching any form in nature. 2D artists will enhance their skills by utilizing the principles taught in this course. Graphic 3D artists will also enhance their skills by gaining a better understanding of the figure and 3 dimensional forms.

Chris Waddell has been sculpting the figure for more than 2 decades and has taught Classical sculpture in NYC at the Grand Central Academy of Art, an associate of the ICAA. His figures and portraits appear in private collections around the world and in international spaces including the National Mall in Washington D.C., the Canada Sports Hall of Fame and many others. He received his MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Entire Series:
Member $ 400.00 | Non-Member $ 480.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 19
Sep 26
Oct 03
Oct 10
Oct 17
Oct 24
Oct 31
Nov 07
Nov 14
Nov 21
Dec 05
Dec 12



Painting

Explore your Potential in Acrylic Painting with Wayne Jiang
Instructor: Wayne Jiang

Thursdays, 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Class Starts on Jun 13, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio B

are in your artistic journey.
We’ll explore classical, impressionistic, and modern painting styles and apply these styles in portrait, landscape, and still life paintings. By gaining color
theory and composition knowledge, your painting process will not only be enjoyable, but also successful. By the end of this class, you’ll complete
artworks suitable for framing. The more adventuresome students will learn advanced old master techniques such as layering and glazing. And Wayne
will help those who want to develop their own personal style or paint their own subject.
Another added bonus of this class is the guided museum tours. In these tours, Wayne will point out many of the subtle old masters techniques. With
plenty of time to talk about these techniques, you’ll get ideas how to apply these techniques in your own work.
Don’t have acrylic paint or canvases? No worries. High quality acrylic paint and painting surfaces will be provided for a small fee.

Summer Term: June13 - September 5 (no class July 4 and Aug 29)

This unique class is designed for those new to acrylic as well as for experienced acrylic painters. Build confidence as you learn techniques that take advantage of this versatile, practical, and non-toxic painting medium.

With a master guide by your side, Wayne will spend time getting to know you and your goals. With lots of individual coaching and step-by-step instructions, Wayne will help you take your painting to the next level no matter where you are in your artistic journey.

We’ll explore classical, impressionistic, and modern painting styles and apply these styles in portrait, landscape, and still life paintings. By gaining color theory and composition knowledge, your painting process will not only be enjoyable, but also successful. By the end of this class, you’ll complete artworks suitable for framing.

The more adventuresome students will learn advanced old master techniques such as layering and glazing. And Wayne will help those who want to develop their own personal style or paint their own subject.

Another added bonus of this class is the guided museum tours. In these tours, Wayne will point out many of the subtle old masters techniques. With plenty of time to talk about these techniques, you’ll get ideas how to apply these techniques in your own work.

Don’t have acrylic paint or canvases? No worries. High quality acrylic paint and painting surfaces will be provided for a small fee.


Entire Series:
Member $ 300.00 | Non-Member $ 400.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 05
  




Oil Painting Success with Dorothy Fitzgerald: All Levels Welcome (Saturday)
Instructor: Dorothy Fitzgerald

Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Class Starts on Jun 15, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Summer Term: June 15 - Sept 14 (no class August 31)

Focus on what it takes to create a successful painting, basic to advance skills are demonstrated. Student are invited to work on the daily topic or bring in their own subject matter.  Each artist is encouraged to develop their own style, whether realism, abstract, or impressionism. Class feature lots of individual help. Everyone learns and shares a few laughs along the way.  Attend one or both days, drop-ins welcome.

Please let the office or Dorothy know if you are planning on coming so she can be prepared.

Supply List: Bring what you have and ask instructor for guidance

Entire Series:
Member $ 350.00 | Non-Member $ 425.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Aug 31Full
Sep 07
Sep 14




Oil Painting Success with Dorothy Fitzgerald: All Levels Welcome (Wednesdays)
Instructor: Dorothy Fitzgerald

Wednesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jun 19, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Summer Term: June 19 - September 11 

Focus on what it takes to create a successful painting, basic to advance skills are demonstrated. Student are invited to work on the daily topic or bring in their own subject matter.  Each artist is encouraged to develop their own style, whether realism, abstract, or impressionism. Class feature lots of individual help. Everyone learns and shares a few laughs along the way.  Attend one or both days, drop-ins welcome.

Please let the office or Dorothy know if you are planning on coming so she can be prepared.

Supply List: Bring what you have and ask instructor for guidance

Entire Series:
Member $ 325.00 | Non-Member $ 400.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Aug 28
Sep 04
Sep 11




En Plein Air Impressionism with Alan Scott-Moncrieff
Instructor: Alan Scott-Moncrieff

Mondays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jun 24, 2019
Location: None Selected

Summer Term: June 24 - September 16 (no class September 2)

There is no better way to learn to paint the landscape than to get outside and paint it! This course focuses on a proprietary oil painting technique Alan has developed over three decades that is uniquely suited to achieving bold, satisfying results by painting en plein air. Armed with this exciting approach, students quickly complete impressionistic gems and are inspired to tackle subjects they'd never previously attempted. Students will find the higher truth in the landscape by being in it, surrounded by nature’s glories. By taking this plein air class, you will learn from the landscape what the studio simply can't teach! Classes will intermittently cover other mediums such as pen and wash, gouache, and acrylics to loosen students up and help them discover the medium that best suits their style. 

Alan Scott-Moncrieff is a Scottish American Impressionist painter and the grandson of renowned American illustrator, Keith Ward. Alan has painted, exhibited and taught in the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK and Asia since 1988 and nurtured numerous students on their path to becoming fulfilled artists.

Supply List

Email Alan at ascomo@icloud.com to be added to his email list to get weekly plein air location updates.


Entire Series:
Member $ 360.00 | Non-Member $ 480.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Aug 26
Sep 09
Sep 16




Intermediate Watercolor with Anji Grainger
Instructor: Angela Grainger

Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jun 27, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Summer Term: June 27 - September 5 (No class July 4 and 25)

Continue developing your watercolor skills with this more specialized class. Take Basic watercolor techniques and expand into different ways to explore the medium, including: negative painting, using masking medium for resist, and experimental methods of pouring through papers and natural fibers through papers and natural fibers. Strong emphasis on composition and design to help in advancing your techniques. Some basis watercolor experience required.


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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Aug 29
Sep 05
Sep 12




Painting the Nude in Oils with Joanne Mehl, Session 1
Instructor: Joanne Mehl

Mondays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 16, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Fall term, Session 1: September 16 - October 28 (no class Oct. 7)

This course designed to strengthen figure drawing skills and introduce oil painting materials and paint handling techniques. Using demonstrations, targeted exercises and individual attention, we’ll use oils to review the components of strong drawing skills for the first two classes, then we will paint for the rest of the course.

Because a strong figure painting is built on a strong drawing!

This course is appropriate for novice to intermediate skill levels. The course will stress observational skills and construction, rendering anatomy, and composition. We’ll explore how drawing relates to painting, color and value, the effects of light and shadow, tonal methods, various modeling techniques, and how to manage a palette and mix colors. Drop in students are welcome.

Questions? Email me at joannemehl@comcast.net

About Joanne Mehl:

I’ve been professional artist and instructor specializing in figure painting and portraiture since 1985. For more about me, please visit: www.joannemehl.com


Entire Series:
Member $ 315.00 | Non-Member $ 390.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 65.00 | Non-Member $ 70.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 16
Sep 23
Sep 30
Oct 14
Oct 21
Oct 28




The Impressionist's Magic Bullet with Alan Scott-Moncrieff
Instructor: Alan Scott-Moncrieff

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 17, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Fall Term: September 17 - December 3

This course focuses on a proprietary oil painting technique Alan has developed over three decades that is uniquely suited to achieving bold, satisfying results in the field or studio. Armed with this exciting approach, students quickly complete impressionistic gems and are inspired to tackle subjects they'd never previously attempted. Classes will intermittently cover other mediums such as pen and wash, gouache, and acrylics to loosen students up and help them discover the medium that best suits their style. Weather permitting, plein air classes can be held in Washington Park if students express an interest in this.

Alan Scott-Moncrieff is a Scottish American Impressionist painter and the grandson of renowned American illustrator, Keith Ward. Alan has painted, exhibited and taught in the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK and Asia since 1988 and nurtured numerous students on their path to becoming fulfilled artists. 

Supply List


Entire Series:
Member $ 420.00 | Non-Member $ 540.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 40.00 | Non-Member $ 50.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 17
Sep 24
Oct 01
Oct 08
Oct 15
Oct 22
Oct 29
Nov 05
Nov 12
Nov 19
Nov 26
Dec 03




Oil Painting Success with Dorothy Fitzgerald: All Levels Welcome (Wednesdays)
Instructor: Dorothy Fitzgerald

Wednesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Sep 18, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Fall term: September 18 - December 18
By using a few simple techniques, successful oil paintings can be accomplished by anyone! My mission is to get you started and let you decided how far to take it. I do demonstrations and give personal attention.

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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 18
Sep 25
Oct 02
Oct 09
Oct 16
Oct 23
Oct 30
Nov 06
Nov 13
Nov 20
Nov 27
Dec 04
Dec 11
Dec 18
 




Water Media with Harold Walkup, Session 1
Instructor: Harold Walkup

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 18, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Fall term, Session 1 (6 weeks): September 18 - October 23

This watercolor class for students who would like to learn new techniques and study ways to improve the quality of their work. We work with various materials, such as inks, gouache, watercolor and collage.


Entire Series:
Member $ 150.00 | Non-Member $ 210.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 18
Sep 25
Oct 02
Oct 09
Oct 16
Oct 23




Watercolor - Honing Your Skills with Anji Grainger
Instructor: Angela Grainger

Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 19, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Fall term: September 19 - December 12 (no class Oct 17, 24 and Nov 28)

Continue developing your watercolor skills with this more specialized class. Take basic watercolor techniques and expand into different ways to explore
the medium, including: negative painting, using masking medium for resist, and experimental methods of pouring through papers and
natural fibers. Strong emphasis on composition and design to help in advancing your techniques. Some basic watercolor experience required.
Continue developing your watercolor skills with this more specialized class. Take basic watercolor techniques and expand into different ways to explore the medium, including: negative painting, using masking medium for resist, and experimental methods of pouring through papers and natural fibers. Strong emphasis on composition and design to help in advancing your techniques. Some basic watercolor experience required.
Prerequisite: a basic understanding of watercolor

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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 19
Sep 26
Oct 03
Oct 10
Oct 31
Nov 07
Nov 14
Nov 21
Dec 05
Dec 12
  




Oil Painting Success with Dorothy Fitzgerald: All Levels Welcome (Saturdays)
Instructor: Dorothy Fitzgerald

Saturdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 21, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Fall term: September 21 - December 21
By using a few simple techniques, successful oil paintings can be accomplished by anyone! My mission is to get you started and let you decided how far to take it. I do demonstrations and give personal attention.

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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 21
Sep 28
Oct 05
Oct 12
Oct 19
Oct 26
Nov 02
Nov 09
Nov 16
Nov 23
Nov 30
Dec 07
Dec 14
Dec 21
 




Expressive Oil Painting with Joanne Kollman
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Saturdays, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 21, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Fall Term Session 1: September 21 - November 16 (No class Oct. 19, 26 and Nov. 9)

Instructor specializes in expressive alla-prima painting. Work on your oil (or water media) painting skills, composition and expressive mark making. Classes include instruction, demonstrations, and individual help. All levels welcome. Contact instructor if you have never tried oils and would like them provided. RSVP are required for drop-ins- please contact joradarts@gmail.com. Some classes will be at a specified location (weather permitting). Student's will be notified upon RSVP. 

https://www.radmilovichkollman.com/events-classes


Entire Series:
Member $ 120.00 | Non-Member $ 180.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
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Sep 21
Sep 28
Oct 05
Oct 12
Nov 02
Nov 16




Introduction to Watercolor Impressionism
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 24, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

September 24 - December 17

Watercolor is known for its fresh color and free brushwork. No matter if you are new to watercolor or continuing on this fall class will start with the beautiful and classic techniques that make watercolor so appealing. We paint alla prima style using wet on wet, drybrush, special effects and drawing. I begin each lesson with a composition/value study so you understand how to get a good start. Use the reference photos supplied in class or bring your own inspiration.


Entire Series:
Member $ 325.00 | Non-Member $ 455.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
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Sep 24
Oct 01
Oct 08
Oct 15
Oct 22
Oct 29
Nov 05
Nov 12
Nov 19
Nov 26
Dec 03
Dec 10
Dec 17
  




Introduction to Expressing with Acrylics
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier

Tuesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Sep 24, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

September 24 - December 17

Modern acrylic paint is so versatile! Its rich color and unique surface make it perfect for beginners and anyone who enjoys working fast and wants good color!  The goal is to paint in a meaningful way that express your ideas in texture and form. Learn to choose color for excitement, unity and harmony. Each class begins with a composition/value study to get a good start. I will have photo references to choose from or better still, bring your own inspiration. This class is good for you if you are new to painting or looking to get to the next level.


Entire Series:
Member $ 325.00 | Non-Member $ 455.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
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Sep 24
Oct 01
Oct 08
Oct 15
Oct 22
Oct 29
Nov 05
Nov 12
Nov 19
Nov 26
Dec 03
Dec 10
Dec 17
  




OSA Veterans Art Class with Steve Kleier
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 24, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Spring Term: April 16 - June 4

Class description: Veterans Art Class

We are proud to offer this free art class to any US military veteran. The class is designed to teach traditional drawing and painting techniques in a relaxed environment. The class is drop in and scheduled in an 8 week series so be sure the check the calendar.

Free to any US Military Veteran

 Materials are included



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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 0.00 | Non-Member $ 0.00
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Sep 24
Oct 01
Oct 08
Oct 15
Oct 22
Oct 29
Nov 05
Nov 12
 




Oil Painting 101: Introduction to Oil Painting with Joanne Mehl, Session 1
Instructor: Joanne Mehl

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 25, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Fall term, Session 1: September 25 - November 6 (no class Oct 9)

Always wanted to learn to paint in oils? Join me for a class in the fundamentals of oil painting. This is a twelve-week progressive course designed to introduce the tools and concepts that you'll need to work successfully in this classic and vaunted medium. We'll use demonstrations, targeted exercises and individual attention to help you develop and apply the color, value and composition skills while creating your own painting. So let's get started building your skills step by step!

You'll learn:

-          All about the tools of oil painting

-          How to draw, measure and compare with paint

-          How to use a viewfinder

-          How to see and match values

-          Basic color theory

-          How to mix color

-          How to mix shadow colors

-          Basic composition concepts

-          Light temperature and its effect on form

-          Aerial perspective in landscape painting

-          Basic linear perspective

This course is appropriate for beginning skill levels. Drop-in students are welcome.

Questions? Email me at joannemehl@comcast.net

About Joanne Mehl:

I’ve been professional artist and instructor specializing in figure painting and portraiture since 1985. For more about me, please visit:

joannemehl.com


Entire Series:
Member $ 216.00 | Non-Member $ 276.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 46.00 | Non-Member $ 56.00
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Sep 25
Oct 02
Oct 16
Oct 23
Oct 30
Nov 06




Explore your Potential in Acrylic Painting with Wayne Jiang
Instructor: Wayne Jiang

Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 26, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio B

are in your artistic journey.
We’ll explore classical, impressionistic, and modern painting styles and apply these styles in portrait, landscape, and still life paintings. By gaining color
theory and composition knowledge, your painting process will not only be enjoyable, but also successful. By the end of this class, you’ll complete
artworks suitable for framing. The more adventuresome students will learn advanced old master techniques such as layering and glazing. And Wayne
will help those who want to develop their own personal style or paint their own subject.
Another added bonus of this class is the guided museum tours. In these tours, Wayne will point out many of the subtle old masters techniques. With
plenty of time to talk about these techniques, you’ll get ideas how to apply these techniques in your own work.
Don’t have acrylic paint or canvases? No worries. High quality acrylic paint and painting surfaces will be provided for a small fee.

Fall Term: September 26 - December 19 (no class November 28)

This unique class is designed for those new to acrylic as well as for experienced acrylic painters. Build confidence as you learn techniques that take advantage of this versatile, practical, and non-toxic painting medium. With a master guide by your side, Wayne will spend time getting to know you and your goals. with lots of individual coaching and step-by-step instructions, Wayne will help you take your painting to the next level no matter where you are in your artistic journey.

We’ll explore classical, impressionistic, and modern painting styles and apply these styles in portrait, landscape, and still life paintings. By gaining color theory and composition knowledge, your painting process will not only be enjoyable, but also successful. By the end of this class, you’ll complete artworks suitable for framing. The more adventuresome students will learn advanced old master techniques such as layering and glazing. And Wayne will help those who want to develop their own personal style or paint their own subject.

Another added bonus of this class is the guided museum tours. In these tours, Wayne will point out many of the subtle old masters techniques. With plenty of time to talk about these techniques, you’ll get ideas how to apply these techniques in your own work.

Don’t have acrylic paint or canvases? No worries. High quality acrylic paint and painting surfaces will be provided for a small fee.


Entire Series:
Member $ 300.00 | Non-Member $ 400.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 26
Oct 03
Oct 10
Oct 17
Oct 24
Oct 31
Nov 07
Nov 14
Nov 21
Dec 05
Dec 12
Dec 19




The Visual Language of Landscape Painting with Michael Orwick
Instructor: Michael Orwick

Mondays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Oct 7, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

October 7 - November 25

Good painting involves much more than just copying images. We construct images. We compose artwork. Learn how to use design to bring your landscape to life. Take home your own light-filled masterpiece along with improved methods.

Entire Series:
Member $ 320.00 | Non-Member $ 360.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 50.00 | Non-Member $ 55.00
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Oct 07
Oct 14
Oct 21
Oct 28
Nov 04
Nov 11
Nov 18
Nov 25
 




Water Media with Harold Walkup, Session 2
Instructor: Harold Walkup

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Oct 30, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Fall term, Session 2 (6 weeks): October 30 - December 18 (no class Nov 6 and 27)

This watercolor class for students who would like to learn new techniques and study ways to improve the quality of their work. We work with various materials, such as inks, gouache, watercolor and collage.


Entire Series:
Member $ 150.00 | Non-Member $ 210.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
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Oct 30
Nov 13
Nov 20
Dec 04
Dec 11
Dec 18




Painting the Nude in Oils with Joanne Mehl, Session 2
Instructor: Joanne Mehl

Mondays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Nov 4, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Fall term, Session 2: November 4 - December 9

This course designed to strengthen figure drawing skills and introduce oil painting materials and paint handling techniques. Using demonstrations, targeted exercises and individual attention, we’ll use oils to review the components of strong drawing skills for the first two classes, then we will paint for the rest of the course.

Because a strong figure painting is built on a strong drawing!

This course is appropriate for novice to intermediate skill levels. The course will stress observational skills and construction, rendering anatomy, and composition. We’ll explore how drawing relates to painting, color and value, the effects of light and shadow, tonal methods, various modeling techniques, and how to manage a palette and mix colors. Drop in students are welcome.

Questions? Email me at joannemehl@comcast.net

About Joanne Mehl:

I’ve been professional artist and instructor specializing in figure painting and portraiture since 1985. For more about me, please visit: www.joannemehl.com


Entire Series:
Member $ 315.00 | Non-Member $ 390.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 65.00 | Non-Member $ 70.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Nov 04
Nov 11
Nov 18
Nov 25
Dec 02
Dec 09




Oil Painting 101: Introduction to Oil Painting with Joanne Mehl, Session 2
Instructor: Joanne Mehl

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Nov 13, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Fall term, Session 2: November 13 - December 18

Always wanted to learn to paint in oils? Join me for a class in the fundamentals of oil painting. This is a twelve-week progressive course designed to introduce the tools and concepts that you'll need to work successfully in this classic and vaunted medium. We'll use demonstrations, targeted exercises and individual attention to help you develop and apply the color, value and composition skills while creating your own painting. So let's get started building your skills step by step!

You'll learn:

-          All about the tools of oil painting

-          How to draw, measure and compare with paint

-          How to use a viewfinder

-          How to see and match values

-          Basic color theory

-          How to mix color

-          How to mix shadow colors

-          Basic composition concepts

-          Light temperature and its effect on form

-          Aerial perspective in landscape painting

-          Basic linear perspective

This course is appropriate for beginning skill levels. Drop-in students are welcome.

Questions? Email me at joannemehl@comcast.net

About Joanne Mehl:

I’ve been professional artist and instructor specializing in figure painting and portraiture since 1985. For more about me, please visit:

joannemehl.com


Entire Series:
Member $ 216.00 | Non-Member $ 276.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 46.00 | Non-Member $ 56.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Nov 13
Nov 20
Nov 27
Dec 04
Dec 11
Dec 18



Pastel

Powerful Pastels with Susan Kuznitsky, Session 1
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Sep 26, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Fall Term, Session one: September 26 - October 31

Learn how to create powerful pastel paintings using different underpainting techniques. There will be demos and options to work from still life or photo reference. All levels are welcome.


Entire Series:
Member $ 180.00 | Non-Member $ 240.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
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Sep 26
Oct 03
Oct 10
Oct 17
Oct 24
Oct 31




Powerful Pastels with Susan Kuznitsky, Session 2
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Nov 7, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Fall Term, Session two: November 7 - December 19

Learn how to create powerful pastel paintings using different underpainting techniques. There will be demos and options to work from still life or photo reference. All levels are welcome.


Entire Series:
Member $ 180.00 | Non-Member $ 240.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Nov 07
Nov 14
Nov 21
Dec 05
Dec 12
Dec 19



Photo/Digital Arts

NEW: Drawing and Painting on the Ipad with Elaine Pawski
Instructor: Elaine Pawski

Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Starts on Sep 18, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Fall Term: September 18 - November 20

Whether you are interested in digital painting as the end result, or simply a tool to help with sketches and preplanning your traditional paintings, this class will make your Ipad an integral part of your art supplies. We will be working mainly in Procreate, and a little in Sketchbook. We will work on a variety of projects in different styles of art, as well as on photographs of your traditional media work. Please be sure you have the Procreate and Sketchbook apps loaded on your Ipad before coming to class. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Elaine @ epawski@comcast.net or 360-713-8422.

sunflowercreativemedia.com


Entire Series:
Member $ 200.00 | Non-Member $ 250.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 18
Sep 25
Oct 02
Oct 09
Oct 16
Oct 23
Oct 30
Nov 06
Nov 13
Nov 20
  




Beginning Digital Photography with Michael Lerch
Instructor: Michael Lerch

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 18, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

September 18, 25 and October 2

This course is designed for the absolute beginner or for self-taught photographers who would like to expand their knowledge. We will learn many of the settings of the digital camera and how to use them effectively (exposure, shooting modes, white balance, and more) as well as working with different lenses. We will also discuss practical applications to gain an understanding of the best situations to use different capabilities of your camera, and answer any questions you might have.

Please bring your camera and it's instruction manual.


Price: Member $ 60.00 | Non-Member $ 70.00





Photographing Drawings and Paintings with Michael Lerch
Instructor: Michael Lerch

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Starts on Oct 9, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

October 9 and 16

This course will teach techniques for artists to photograph their drawings or paintings correctly. Correct lighting, positioning, color correction, glare reduction/elimination will be taught as well as the basic usage of the camera and how to correctly configure your camera for the best results. No experience with photography necessary; bring your camera and its manual. 


Price: Member $ 50.00 | Non-Member $ 60.00





Introduction to Photoshop and Lightroom with Michael Lerch
Instructor: Michael Lerch

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Starts on Nov 6, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

November 6, 13 and 20

This class will introduce students to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, with the majority of the focus spent on Photoshop. Students will learn the differences between the two programs as well as introductory editing techniques to help strengthen their photos. We will cover many of the available tools, working in layers, blending modes, adjusting light, “fixing” many common problems with images, and explore ways to make your image “pop”. Practical application of the tools and techniques are also covered.

While it is not mandatory, students will get more out of the class if they bring their laptop with adobe photoshop and/or lightroom installed so that they can follow along. Please also bring a couple of your pictures to work off of.


Price: Member $ 75.00 | Non-Member $ 85.00






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