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.  We encourage carpooling plus TriMet bus #51 and #63 both stop in front of OSA.

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

For the Course Catalog, Please click here.

Drop-ins are always welcome! Please contact the instructor with questions regarding schedule and ability.

Classes are nonrefundable. 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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All Media

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

Mondays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 6, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio B

 

Winter Term: January 6 - April 6
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins welcome

 

OSA offers this open studio course for artists from all over to share our space for an afternoon. Come join us in these relaxed, self directed studio sessions for an afternoon of feedback and community. All mediums and abilities are welcome. The primary facilitators for this term are Michael Musto and Jack Robinson. 


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
Jan 27
Feb 03
Feb 10
Feb 17
Feb 24
Mar 02
Mar 09
Mar 16
Mar 23
Mar 30
Apr 06
 




Life Drawing Open Studio with Unclothed Model: All Levels Welcome
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Fridays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 10, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter Term: January 10 - April 10
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins weclome

This class offers students the opportunity to join fellow artists in practicing drawing the nude figure. All mediums are welcome. OSA provides talented professional models, a studio facilitator, easels, chairs, drawing benches, and boards.

Please remember to tip your model.

Questions? Please contact Joanne R. Kollman at joradarts@gmail.com


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
Jan 31
Feb 07
Feb 14
Feb 21
Feb 28
Mar 06
Mar 13
Mar 20
Mar 27
Apr 03
Apr 10
 




Single Pose Figure Session 1
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Fridays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 10, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter Term session 1: January 10 - February 21
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins weclome

This portrait & figure class offers inspiration from fellow artists and the ability to exchange ideas in a relaxed an fun environment. Artists are welcome to work in any medium of choice. All models for this course are clothed, with an occasional partial nude.


Entire Series:
Member $ 105.00 | Non-Member $ 175.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 31
Feb 07
Feb 14
Feb 21
  




All Media Saturdays I
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 11, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio B

Winter Term Session 1: January 11 - February 15
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins welcome

This course provides students with a space to work at any level and in their medium of choice. The instructor provides individual attention at the easel that is catered to each artists different needs. Ages 13 and up.

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
Jan 25
Feb 01
Feb 08
Feb 15
  




Expressive Portrait Painting
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Saturdays, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 11, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter Term: January 11 - February 22
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins welcome (please RSVP)

Painting from life is the best way to see color and form. Each class session includes an instructor demonstration, ample painting time and individual critiques. Learn Expressive portrait painting through the organization of shapes and planes in conjunction with the practice of paint handling with a variety of brushwork and brush size. This instructed portrait class includes a weekly portrait model fee. Optional homework will include taking a good photograph for practice exercises to get a good likeness.

For drop-ins only: RSVP email with intermediate skill level and date. Approval for drop in will be handled by the instructor joradarts@gmail.com

Syllabus


Entire Series:
Member $ 240.00 | Non-Member $ 270.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 45.00 | Non-Member $ 50.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 25
Feb 01
Feb 08
Feb 22
  




FEBRUARY DRINK & DRAW - A VALENTINE FOR YOUR VALENTINE
Instructor: Drink & Draw

Fridays, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Starts on Feb 7, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Hosted by Nicole Poole

Fee includes instruction, exemplars, materials, wine and refreshments

“A VALENTINE FOR YOUR VALENTINE” WITH NICOLE POOLE
First Friday, February 7, 2020 |  7 - 9pm | $20
Nicole Poole will guide you in creating your own beautiful valentine stamps from easy-carve linoleum. Give one to your Valentine or create many to send off in the mail. Imagine your loved one’s faces when they open their mailbox and find this special handmade treasure! All materials will be provided along with various writing tools, instruction and refreshments. Come and bring a friend! Nicole Poole is a lettering, book arts and illustration instructor here at OSA.

Nicole Poole will guide you in creating your own beautiful valentine stamps from easy-carve linoleum. Give one to your Valentine or create many to send off in the mail. Imagine your loved one’s faces when they open their mailbox and find this special handmade treasure! All materials will be provided along with various writing tools, instruction and refreshments. Come and bring a friend! Nicole Poole is a lettering, book arts and illustration instructor here at OSA.


Price: Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 20.00





NEW: Mind-Boggling 2D Collage
Instructor: Poca Kim

Mondays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Feb 24, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term: February 24 - April 6
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins Welcome

This collage class focuses on improving the aesthetic value of the student's work by encouraging creation through renewed compositions. New colors, and stories will emerge out of past creations by using past 2D artwork as collage material. Students will discover composition, line, color and form through spontaneity.
http://www.pocakim.com/

Please be prepared to bring some of your older pieces with you. 

What You Need:

  • Any acrylic medium (usually gloss gel works better) as a glue

  • Golden GAC 500 to seal the surface (recommended option)

  • Scissors

  • Markers (like permanent markers with variety colors if you have but black to start) 

  • Masking tape 

  • A hard board (thick paper board or glass works but wooden panel works best; the surface better be prepared with gesso; size wise the bigger is better, but not bigger than 48in in any direction if you consider to submit to OAS shows in future)

  • Acrylic paints (oil paints optional)

  • Brushes

  • 1 or 2 of any size of water container to clean brushes. 



Entire Series:
Member $ 195.00 | Non-Member $ 280.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Feb 24
Mar 02
Mar 09
Mar 16
Mar 23
Mar 30
Apr 06
  




Single Pose Figure Session 2
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Fridays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Feb 28, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter Term Session 2: February 28 - April 10
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins weclome

This portrait & figure class offers inspiration from fellow artists and the ability to exchange ideas in a relaxed an fun environment. Artists are welcome to work in any medium of choice. All models for this course are clothed, with an occasional partial nude.

Entire Series:
Member $ 105.00 | Non-Member $ 175.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Feb 28
Mar 06
Mar 13
Mar 20
Mar 27
Apr 03
Apr 10
  




All Media Saturdays II
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Class Starts on Feb 29, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio B

Winter Term Session 2: February 29 - April 11 (no class Mar 28 and Apr 4)
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins welcome

This course provides students with a space to work at any level and in their medium of choice. The instructor provides individual attention at the easel that is catered to each artists different needs. Ages 13 and up.

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
Feb 29
Mar 07
Mar 14
Mar 21
Apr 11
 



Colored Pencil

Botanical Drawing in Colored Pencil: The Basics
Instructor: Janet Parker

Mondays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 6, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

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
Winter Term: January 6 - February 17 (no class Jan 13 and 27)
Skill Level: Beginner
No drop-ins

Using colored pencils, this class will give students reference tools and a new understanding of working with transparent color. This course will explore the importance of using a single light source and understanding light-on-basic geometric forms, as well as work on some simple botanical subjects, ultimately creating a finished colored pencil drawing using your new skills.


Price: Member $ 160.00 | Non-Member $ 225.00





Botanical Drawing: Study One Subject through the Year
Instructor: Janet Parker

Mondays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 27, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

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
The last Monday of every month throughout 2020.
Skill Level: All
No drop-ins

In this course, each student will choose one plant to study throughout its growth cycle. 

To learn more about what’s planned for each class, please contact Janet for the course schedule. jkp920@gmail.com

Price: Member $ 300.00 | Non-Member $ 420.00





Botanical Drawing in Colored Pencil: Intermediate
Instructor: Janet Parker

Mondays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Mar 2, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

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
Winter Term: March 2 - April 6 (no class Mar 30)
Skill Level: Intermediate
No drop-ins

This class will practice colored pencil skills on seasonal plant subjects utilizing different surfaces, and try a variety of tools for blending color. This class is a great follow-up to the Colored Pencil Basics class, and is appropriate for those with more experience as well.


Price: Member $ 160.00 | Non-Member $ 225.00




Drawing

Urban Street Sketching and Drawing Techniques
Instructor: Dennis Anderson

Wednesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 8, 2020
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.
Winter Term: January 8 - April 8
Skill Level: Beginner
Drop-ins welcome

This class offers weekly demonstrations that will guide and improve drawing ability. Using Dry Medium, this class will cover the basic techniques of 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. Discover the descriptive information derived from the everyday street scenes and then create individual narratives in drawing studies that tell a story.


Entire Series:
Member $ 420.00 | Non-Member $ 560.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 29
Feb 05
Feb 12
Feb 19
Feb 26
Mar 04
Mar 11
Mar 18
Mar 25
Apr 01
Apr 08
 




The Art and Science of Figure Drawing (part of new Art 101 series)
Instructor: Randall Vemer

Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 9, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term: January 9 - April 9
Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins welcome

This class will introduce the building blocks for all forms. Students will use ovals, cubes, and cylinders to understand and draw figures and add modified cylinders over top for generalized believable form. This class is the second section of the new Art 101 Series. Please feel free to join and drop-in anytime.

Supply list:
  • 18" x 24" drawing pad
  • charcoal
  • rag

Entire Series:
Member $ 300.00 | Non-Member $ 420.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 30
Feb 06
Feb 13
Feb 20
Feb 27
Mar 05
Mar 12
Mar 19
Mar 26
Apr 02
Apr 09
 



Mixed Media

The Art of Paper Cutting
Instructor: Nicole Poole

Fridays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Feb 7, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio B

Winter term: February 7 and 14
Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins welcome

Explore the delicate art and craft of the paper cut. Students will design and cut illustrations from a single sheet of paper.

Contact instructor for supply list.
(503)214-0611

Create an illustrated and hand lettered family tree. 

Beginning with a mapped plan of  your family lineage we will design and create an illustrated family history. 


Entire Series:
Member $ 70.00 | Non-Member $ 80.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Feb 07
Feb 14
 




Walnut Ink Letters and Monochrome Illustration
Instructor: Nicole Poole

Fridays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Mar 20, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio B

Winter term: March 20 and 27
Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins welcome

Create an alphabet with beautiful layers depth using natural walnut ink. Throught the course students will learn to wash, remove and add inks to create beautiful letters and earthy illustrations.

Contact instructor for supply list.
(503)214-0611

Create an illustrated and hand lettered family tree. 

Beginning with a mapped plan of  your family lineage we will design and create an illustrated family history. 


Entire Series:
Member $ 70.00 | Non-Member $ 80.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Mar 20
Mar 27
 




Create Your Own Watercolor Box
Instructor: Nicole Poole

Fridays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Apr 3, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio B

Winter term: April 3 and 10
Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins welcome

Plan and pan a special watercolor box palette to use for years to come with all your favorite colors. Whether at home or traveling with your sketchbook, this special watercolor box will be your go-to palette for both in-studio or out in the field. 

Contact instructor for supply list.
(503)214-0611

Create an illustrated and hand lettered family tree. 

Beginning with a mapped plan of  your family lineage we will design and create an illustrated family history. 


Entire Series:
Member $ 70.00 | Non-Member $ 80.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Apr 03
Apr 10
 



Painting

The Visual Language of Landscape Painting
Instructor: Michael Orwick

Mondays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 6, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter term: January 6 - February 17
Skill Level: All 
Drop-ins welcome

Good painting involves much more than just copying images. In this class, students will learn to construct images, and compose landscapes. The instructor will go over how to use color to bring landscapes to life, as well as many of the techniques that go into making a successful oil painting. 

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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 50.00 | Non-Member $ 55.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 27
Feb 03
Feb 10
Feb 17
  




Figurative Expressionism
Instructor: Alan Scott-Moncrieff

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 7, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter Term: January 7 - March 24
Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins welcome

This 12 class course on figurative expressionism, follows in the footsteps of the 20th Century's Fauvists and Abstract Expressionists. Students will paint from the nude model, and the imagination, over consecutive weeks for a total of 6 canvases. With a focus on the styles that altered the direction of art and excited the public's imagination over the past hundred years, students will be encouraged and guided through an inspiring journey of self discovery and wonderful results! 

Supply list: 

  • 6 canvases 18"x24" or the larger 24"x36" (or paper if working in watercolor)
  • your favorite brushes and/or palette knives
  • your favorite colors (oil, tempera, acrylic or watercolor)


Entire Series:
Member $ 470.00 | Non-Member $ 520.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 50.00 | Non-Member $ 55.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 28
Feb 04
Feb 11
Feb 18
Feb 25
Mar 03
Mar 10
Mar 17
Mar 24




Variety in Watercolor
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 7, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term: January 7 - April 7
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Drop-ins Welcome

This ongoing class explores a varity of ways to express with watercolor. Each class session includes an instructor demonstration, ample painting time and individual critiques. 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 drawing, outlining composition. This class goes beyond the classic skills that elevate painting and helps take students to the next level. 

Supply List


Entire Series:
Member $ 325.00 | Non-Member $ 375.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 28
Feb 04
Feb 11
Feb 18
Feb 25
Mar 03
Mar 10
Mar 17
Mar 24
Mar 31
Apr 07
 




Expression in Acrylics
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier

Tuesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 7, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term: January 7 - April 7
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Drop-ins Welcome

Take your art to the next level in this exciting, fun acrylics class. Each class session includes an instructor demonstration, ample painting time and individual critiques. Whether you are here to learn the rules or learn to break them, this class will show you how. Everything from composition to value and color as a means of personal expression will be overed by the instructor. Drawing makes the subject. Color choices make the mood. Expressive painting creates intensity.  Students will learn to employ these concepts in their own work over the course of the term.  

Supply List


Entire Series:
Member $ 325.00 | Non-Member $ 375.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 28
Feb 04
Feb 11
Feb 18
Feb 25
Mar 03
Mar 10
Mar 17
Mar 24
Mar 31
Apr 07
 




Veterans Art Class
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 7, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term: January 7 - February 25
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins Welcome

OSA is proud to offer this free art class to any US military veteran. This class is designed to expose students to traditional drawing and painting techniques in a relaxed and comfortable environment. 

Art supplies donated by Artist & Craftsman


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 28
Feb 04
Feb 11
Feb 18
Feb 25
 




Oil Painting Success, Wednesdays
Instructor: Dorothy Fitzgerald

Wednesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 8, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term: January 8 - April 8
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins Welcome

This class offers something for experienced aritsts and beginners alike. Students will enjoy learning new color techniques and methods for produceing great oil paintings. This class is continuious throughout the year and walk-ins are always welcome.

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
Jan 29
Feb 05
Feb 12
Feb 19
Feb 26
Mar 04
Mar 11
Mar 18
Mar 25
Apr 01
Apr 08
 




Water Media I
Instructor: Harold Walkup

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 8, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term Session 1: January 8 - February 19
Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins welcome

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

Students should expect to:
1. Advance their creative process
2. Develop ideas from concept to completion
3. Develope skills and techniques
4. communicate ideas behind the painting
5. Develop practice skills that increase painting abilities


Entire Series:
Member $ 175.00 | Non-Member $ 210.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 29
Feb 05
Feb 12
Feb 19
  




Watercolor - Honing Your Skills
Instructor: Angela Grainger

Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 9, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter term: January 9 - March 19
Level: Intermediate
Drop-ins welcome

This speicialized painting class offers continuing watercolor students skill building techniques. This class will explore: negative painting, using masking medium for resist, and experimental methods of pouring through papers and natural fibers. Throughout this course there is a strong emphasis on composition and design to help advance technical skill. 

March 26 with be a makeup opportunity for prepaid students.

This class is nonrefundable.


Entire Series:
Member $ 250.00 | Non-Member $ 325.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Feb 06
Feb 13
Feb 20
Feb 27
Mar 05
Mar 12
Mar 19
  




Explore your Potential in Acrylic Painting
Instructor: Wayne Jiang

Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 9, 2020
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.

Winter Term: January 9 - March 19 (no class Mar 26)
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins Welcome

This acrylic painting class is designed for painters both new and experienced. Learn techniques that build confidence and take advantage of this versatile, practical, non-toxic medium. Students will explore diverse subjects using acrylics, including portrait, landscape, and still life. The instructor will also cover color theory and composition knowledge to provide students with a foundation for sucess

This class also incorporates guided museum tours into the curriculum.

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


Entire Series:
Member $ 270.00 | Non-Member $ 370.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 30
Feb 06
Feb 13
Feb 20
Feb 27
Mar 05
Mar 12
Mar 19
 




Oil Painting Success, Saturdays
Instructor: Dorothy Fitzgerald

Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 11, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term: January 11 - April 11
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins Welcome

This class offers something for experienced aritsts and beginners alike. Students will enjoy learning new color techniques and methods for produceing great oil paintings. This class is continuious throughout the year and walk-ins are always welcome.

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
Jan 25
Feb 01
Feb 08
Feb 15
Feb 22
Feb 29
Mar 07
Mar 14
Mar 21
Mar 28
Apr 04
Apr 11




Alla Prima Portrait Painting in Oils
Instructor: Joanne Mehl

Mondays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Feb 24, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter Term: February 24 – April 6
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins welcome

This class is a continuation of the first Alla Prima Session. Students will work on aspects of portraiture while introducing some new concepts: wet into wet painting using thicker paint and brushes of different shapes and sizes, as well as using brushstroke to define structure and form. Alla Prima is a wet-into-wet oil painting technique where subjects are painted quickly and in one sitting, like in plein air painting. This course is designed to develop Alla Prima skills from the ground up.

Questions? Email me at joannemehl@comcast.net

For more about your instructor, please visit: www.joannemehl.com


Entire Series:
Member $ 367.50 | Non-Member $ 455.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 65.00 | Non-Member $ 70.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Feb 24
Mar 02
Mar 09
Mar 16
Mar 23
Mar 30
Apr 06
  




Water Media II
Instructor: Harold Walkup

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Feb 26, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term Session 2: February 26 - April 8
Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins welcome

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.

Students should expect to:
1. Advance their creative process
2. Develop ideas from concept to completion
3. Develope skills and techniques
4. communicate ideas behind the painting
5. Develop practice skills that increase painting abilities


Entire Series:
Member $ 175.00 | Non-Member $ 210.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
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Feb 26
Mar 04
Mar 11
Mar 18
Mar 25
Apr 01
Apr 08
  




Energize Your Painting
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Saturdays, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Class Starts on Feb 29, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter Term: February 29 - April 4
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins welcome (please RSVP)

This class, taught by an instructor who specializes in expressive alla-prima painting, will have students working in oil or water media to improve painting skills, composition and expressive mark making. Classes include instruction, demonstrations, and individual help. Contact instructor if you have never tried oils and would like them provided. 

For drop-ins only: RSVP email with intermediate skill level and date. Approval for drop in will be handled by the instructor joradarts@gmail.com


Entire Series:
Member $ 150.00 | Non-Member $ 180.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
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Feb 29
Mar 07
Mar 14
Mar 21
Mar 28
Apr 04



Pastel

The Beauty of Pastels I
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 9, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter term Session 1: January 9 - February 13
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins welcome

This class teaches students how to create powerful pastel paintings using different techniques, with an emphasis on underpainting. This overview of the medium will provide students with the foundation to be sucessful with pastels. All skill levels are welcome and this class offers plenty of individualized attention and critique. 


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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
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Jan 30
Feb 06
Feb 13




The Beauty of Pastels II
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Feb 27, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter Term Session 2: February 27 - April 9 (no class Apr 2)
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins welcome

This class teaches students how to create powerful pastel paintings using different techniques, with an emphasis on underpainting. This overview of the medium will provide students with the foundation to be sucessful with pastels. All skill levels are welcome and this class offers plenty of individualized attention and critique. 


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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
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Feb 27
Mar 05
Mar 12
Mar 19
Mar 26
Apr 09



Photo/Digital Arts

NEW: Drawing and Painting on the iPad
Instructor: Elaine Pawski

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 8, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term: January 8 - April 8 
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins welcome

Curios about digital art? Whether interested in digital as the end result or as a tool for preplanning traditional work, this class will make the iPad an integral tool in art making. Be sure to have Procreate loaded on your iPad and a basic knowledge of how the iPad works prior to attending.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Elaine at epawski@comcast.net or 360-713-8422.

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Entire Series:
Member $ 280.00 | Non-Member $ 350.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
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Jan 29
Feb 05
Feb 12
Feb 19
Feb 26
Mar 04
Mar 11
Mar 18
Mar 25
Apr 01
Apr 08
 




Beginning Digital Photography
Instructor: Michael Lerch

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Starts on Feb 26, 2020
Location: Garden Home Art Studio

Winter Term: February 26 - March 11
Skill Level: Beginner
No drop-ins 

This class 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 many more), learning about lenses, and
learning what makes a "good" photo in terms and how to effectively compose
your images. Pre-registration required. NOTE: This class is taught at Garden
Home Art Studio, 7700 SW 81st Ave, Portland, NOT THE OSA CAMPUS!

This class is designed for beginning or self-taught photographers who would like to expand their knowledge. Over the term the instructor will cover the settings on digital cameras and how to use them effectively, as well as the variation in lenses and their uses. This class will discuss what makes a "good" photo and how to effectively compose sucessful images. 

Pre-registration required. 

NOTE: This class is taught at Garden Home Art Studio, 7700 SW 81st Ave, Portland, OR 97223 (not at OSA)

Contact the instructor for questions: mwlerch@gmail.com


Price: Member $ 80.00 | Non-Member $ 95.00





Photographing Nude/Costumed Models for Reference
Instructor: Michael Lerch

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Starts on Mar 18, 2020
Location: Garden Home Art Studio

Winter Term: March 18 - March 25
Skill Level: All
No drop-ins

There are many situations where developing a painting or drawing from a photograph can be advantageous. This course will teach artists how to take "good" reference photographs for drawing, and will also give the artist the oportunitiy to photograph a model to develop their own collection of reference material. 

Class 1 is lecture, Class 2 is photography. Students missing Class 1 will not be able to particpate in Class 2.

NOTE: This class is taught at Garden Home Art Studio, 7700 SW 81st Ave, Portland, OR 97223 (not at OSA) 

Class registration is priced accordingly to cover model's fee.


Price: Member $ 125.00 | Non-Member $ 140.00





Intro to Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom
Instructor: Michael Lerch

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Starts on Apr 1, 2020
Location: Garden Home Art Studio

Winter Term: April 1- April 15
Skill Level: Beginner
No drop-ins

This class is a beginners class for those wanting to learn Adobe Photoshop and
Adobe Lightroom. The majority of the class will focus on Photoshop. We will
learn layers, selecting, blending modes, using filters, and much much more. Its
recommended (but not required) to bring a laptop with Photoshop installed
as well as some sample images.

This class is a beginners class for students wanting to learn Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. The majority of this class will focus on Photoshop and learning how to utilize layers, selecting, blending modes, filters, and more. Its recommended that students bring a laptop with Photoshop and Lightroom installed as well as some sample images. 

NOTE: This class is taught at Garden Home Art Studio, 7700 SW 81st Ave, Portland, OR 97223 (not at OSA)


Price: Member $ 85.00 | Non-Member $ 100.00






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