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 


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All Media

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

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

Spring Term: April 1 - July 1 ( No class April 8 and May 27)

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 $ 120.00 | Non-Member $ 144.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jul 01
  




Life Drawing Open Studio with Unclothed Model: All Levels Welcome
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator

Fridays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Class Starts on Apr 19, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

 

Spring Term: April 19 - July 5

Take this opportunity to join fellow artists to practice drawing the nude figure and improve your skills. All mediums are welcome in each of these friendly, professional sessions. OSA provides talented professional artist models, a studio facilitator, easels, chairs, drawing benches, and boards.

remember to tip your model.

Facilitators:

5/17 – Richard Ferguson (Model - Michelle Kehne)

5/24 – Richard Ferguson

5/31 - Joanne Kollman

6/7 – Greg Epkes

6/14 – Richard Ferguson

6/21 - Joanne Kollman

6/28 - Greg Epkes

7/5 – Richard Ferguson


Entire Series:
Member $ 180.00 | Non-Member $ 245.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 20.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jun 28
Jul 05
 




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

Summer Term: June 28 - Sept 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.

Due to conflicting schedules curing 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
Jun 28
Jul 05
Jul 12
Jul 19
Jul 26
Aug 02




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)

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 $ 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 05
Aug 26
Sep 02
Sep 09
  



Calligraphy

Illustrated Lettering
Instructor: Nicole Poole

Fridays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jun 28, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio B

Summer term: June 28 - August 16

Explore a variety of lettering styles, both classic and modern.  Experiment with mixed media embellishments and illumination using a variety of tools and materials. This course integrates well into an artist’s broader creative work.

If interested in being a drop-ins or have questions regarding materials; contact instructor at lionandpoppy@gmail.com (Drop-in students must receive instructor permission).


Entire Series:
Member $ 260.00 | Non-Member $ 320.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart



Drawing

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

Sundays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jun 23, 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.
Summer Term: June 23 - August 25 (no class July 21 and 28)

Join with Dennis Anderson and participate in weekly drawing demonstrations that guide the improvement of your individual drawing skills with techniques that will develop your sensitivity of Dry Medium. Over eight weeks you will apply these particular aesthetic skills to urban street studies and share your progress within class discussions. The practice of drawing is not home work but an individual discovery. Drawing can be serious fun.

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
Jun 30
Jul 07
Jul 14
Aug 04
Aug 11
Aug 18
Aug 25
  




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
Jul 01
Jul 15
Jul 22
Jul 29
Aug 05
Aug 12
Aug 26
Sep 09
Sep 16




Michelangelo Meets Marvel: Classical Drawing applied to Action Figures
Instructor: Randall Vemer

Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jul 11, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Summer Term: July 11 - August 29 

This class is focused on Classical Drawing principles applied from Michelangelo to Marvel Comic superheroes! Learn drawing skills in small, manageable lessons. Use 300-year-old principles and techniques that are easily understandable. Create convincing and beautiful form drawings. The Instructor's extensive slide collection complements each drawing session. 

Price: Children $80, $15 drop in session (8 yrs minimum suggested, must be accompanied by parent or grandparent who will be admitted free)
Adults  $175, $25 dollars drop in session
Drop-in attendance is permitted, but classes are sequential. All levels welcome.
Audio Visual presentation and demos!

Randall Vemer's website

Supply List:

18" x 24" newsprint paper

assortment of soft charcoal


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
Jul 11
Jul 18
Jul 25
Aug 01
Aug 08
Aug 15
Aug 22
Aug 29
 



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Yoga with Chelsey Rae: Hatha Flow Fusion, Beginner through Advanced Students
Instructor: Flow Fusion Yoga

Wednesdays, 6:15 AM - 7:17 AM
Class Starts on Jul 10, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

This class is a combination of Hatha and Vinyasa sequencing. It is a dynamic yoga proacts that cultivates presence by connecting movement with breath. In this 60-minute class you will practice sun salutations, Standing and floor poses, with focus on gaze point, meditation and guided by a steady breath. Great for beginners to advanced. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Chelsey Rae started practicing yoga when she was 15 years old, but it wasn’t until March 2016 that she began practicing almost every day. She found that a daily practice helped her regulate anxiety, depression and to quit smoking.

In February 2018, Chelsey completed 500 hours of training as well as completed her Flow training in Los Angeles in November 2018.

Chelsey says she loves practicing yoga because she knows it’s something that is impossible to perfect. There’s no expectation to become a master and she finds comfort in that. It’s a true honor to be a conduit for a practice that she loves. Getting to teach yoga and share this gift with others is something she will never take for granted.


Entire Series:
Member $ 160.00 | Non-Member $ 250.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jul 10
Jul 17
Jul 24
Jul 31
Aug 07
Aug 14
Aug 21
Aug 28
Sep 04
Sep 11
  



Painting

Art After Hours with Steve Kleier
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Starts on Mar 27, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Spring Term: April 3 - June 26 (No class April 10 and May 8)

I begin each new term reviewing fudementals. Make sure to come to the first lessons if you are a beginner.

This class is designed for the busy person who wants to explore drawing and painting in a relaxed environment. The class presents fundemental art skills and creative concepts using drawing and watercolor. This class is a drop in format so you can begin to take the class anytime. All levels welcome.


Entire Series:
Member $ 260.00 | Non-Member $ 325.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jun 26
  




Variety in Watercolor with Steve Kleier
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier

Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Class Starts on Apr 2, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Spring Term: April 2 - June 25 (no class April 9 and May 7)

I begin each new term reviewing fudementals. Make sure to come to the first lessons if you are a beginner.

In this ongoing class we explore ways to express with watercolor. The direct style of painting uses brushstrokes and chromatic color to create excitement and capture the effects of light and texture. Each lesson begins with a study for drawing and composition. Learn the fundamentals or take your art to the next level with this great class.


Entire Series:
Member $ 250.00 | Non-Member $ 360.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jun 25
  




Expression in Acrylics with Steve Kleier
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier

Tuesdays, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Apr 2, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Spring Term: April 2 - June 25 (No class April 9 and May 7)

I begin each new term reviewing fudementals. Make sure to come to the first lessons if you are a beginner.

Modern acrylic is a great way to paint! The fast drying time and easy clean up makes it perfect for beginners and anyone who enjoys working fast and wants good color. Learn to use a palette knife to add interest and excitement to your painting. We often begin with a study for drawing and composition and use a brush to lay in color. join us and try this exciting way to paint. All levels welcome.


Entire Series:
Member $ 260.00 | Non-Member $ 325.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jun 25
  




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

Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 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)

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
Jun 27
Jul 11
Jul 18
Jul 25
Aug 01
Aug 08
Aug 15
Aug 22
Aug 29
Sep 05
  




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

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
Jun 29
Jul 06
Jul 13
Jul 20
Jul 27
Aug 03
Aug 10
Aug 17
Aug 24
Aug 31
Sep 07
Sep 14




All Media Summer School with Susan Kuznitsky
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Saturdays, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Class Starts on Jun 15, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Oils, acrylics and pastels, OH MY! All these mediums use the same basic priciples. Improve your skills or try a new medium. Lots of individual help. Please sign up in advance.
Entire Series:
Member $ 210.00 | Non-Member $ 280.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jun 29
Jul 20
Jul 27
Aug 03
Aug 10
 




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
Jun 26
Jul 03
Jul 10
Jul 17
Jul 24
Jul 31
Aug 07
Aug 14
Aug 21
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


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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jul 01
Jul 08
Jul 15
Jul 22
Jul 29
Aug 05
Aug 12
Aug 19
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
Jun 27
Jul 11
Jul 18
Aug 01
Aug 08
Aug 15
Aug 22
Aug 29
Sep 05
Sep 12
  




Painting the Figure Outside with Joanne Mehl
Instructor: Joanne Mehl

Tuesdays, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jul 9, 2019
Location: None Selected

July 9 and July 16 (2 six-hour class sessions)

Join us outside this summer and experience the joy of painting the figure en plein air! Painting the costumed model while enjoying the beautiful summer weather has been a time-honored activity since before the Impressionists. Why should they have all the fun? Bring a human element to your paintings while reveling in the vibrant color effects of sunlight and shadow!

We will be painting in select park locations around Portland.

Painting the figure outdoors requires that you work quickly, making accommodations for the changing light.

We will learn how to:

1.   Select a viewpoint least affected by changing light.

2.   Quickly compose and sketch your painting.

3.   Observe and paint values.

4.   Create harmonious color.

Questions?  Email the instructor at joannemehl@comcast.net

To learn more about Joanne Mehl and her work, please visit: https://joannemehl.com/

image: Reading in the Garden by Richard Emil Miller


Entire Series:
Member $ 190.00 | Non-Member $ 210.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 110.00 | Non-Member $ 120.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jul 09
Jul 16
 




Painting the Nude in Oils Using the Zorn Palette with Joanne Mehl
Instructor: Joanne Mehl

Tuesdays, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jul 30, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

July 30 - August 13 (3 six-hour class sessions)

Many artists struggle with rendering flesh tones when painting the figure – too many color choices can lead to confusion and frustration. But working in a more limited palette allows greater control in color mixing, and also increases the painting's color harmony.

Working from the live model we will sharpen our figure painting skills while using the Zorn palette of Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, and Ivory Black.

We will use the Zorn palette to help you:

  1. Simplify color mixing. With fewer colors, it’s easier to choose the best color to add to any given mixture.
  2. Better understand how your colors work together.
  3. Achieve color harmony. Fewer colors means fewer color variations.
  4. More easily see and control values.
  5. Learn to recognize and use warm and cool color temperatures.

Questions?  Email the instructor at joannemehl@comcast.net

To learn more about Joanne Mehl and her work, please visit: https://joannemehl.com/


Entire Series:
Member $ 285.00 | Non-Member $ 315.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 110.00 | Non-Member $ 120.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jul 30
Aug 06
Aug 13




Plein Air Pastels and Oils with Susan Kuznitsky
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Aug 1, 2019
Location: None Selected

No better way to learn color then by painting outdoors. We will paint together in the neighborhood around OSA. For beginners there will be help with plein air set up. Please sign up in advance.
Entire Series:
Member $ 90.00 | Non-Member $ 120.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Aug 01
Aug 08
Aug 15



Pastel

Pastel Summer School with Susan Kuznitsky
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jun 13, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Pastels and summer - a perfect combination. All levels are welcome. Focus on learning color and value. There will be still life set ups or work on your own projects. Please sign up in advance. 
Entire Series:
Member $ 150.00 | Non-Member $ 200.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jun 27
Jul 18
Jul 25





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