Classes

General Class Information:

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

ATTENTION
  • With regards to COVID-19, we follow all CDC, OHA, and Multnomah County guidelines. Accordingly, all students and teachers are required to wear a mask during class, even if you are vaccinated. Some instructors require students be vaccinated to attend class; please be prepared with proof of vaccination and read class descriptions carefully. Thank you for your patience with these protocols. All workstations are cleaned between classes. To maximize airflow we open windows (when weather permits), doors, and set fans. Additionally, there are air purifiers in the room.
  • All "Online" classes are being conducted via the Zoom platform.  Instructors will send the "invitation to join" via email prior to class.  In that email, you will simply click the link to join "the meeting" and enable your audio. If you have trouble please give us a call.

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

To meet the OSA Instructors, please click here
Scholarships are available.  Please click here for the application.

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



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

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


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





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

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

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

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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 0.00 | Non-Member $ 0.00
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Sep 27
Oct 04
Oct 11
Oct 18
Oct 25
Nov 01
Nov 08
Nov 15
Nov 22
Nov 29
Dec 06
Dec 13




(Online) Private Lessons: Art, Design + Creative Practice
Instructor: Zebith Thalden





ONLINE (VIA ZOOM)
Every other Monday for 1 hour
Age: adults (18 +)
Skill level: all


This private lesson program is for artists at any level who want to advance their creative skills and work one-on-one with a professional artist in a supportive environment. You are invited to share your creative goals, current challenges, and expectations for guidance in the making of your artwork.

Three one-hour long sessions, held bi-weekly, will include art reviews, topic discussions, 2D creative demos, and assignments that will assist in rapid creative development. Between sessions, you will have the opportunity to work at your own pace on creative exercises and projects that are designed specifically to help you advance in meeting your artistic dreams. Following each session, you will receive an email detailing exercises and assignments that were mentioned. Each series will conclude with a half an hour final review to celebrate and acknowledge your achievements.

Only one person per time slot (10 AM, 1 PM, and 4 PM). To sign up, please contact OSA and inquire about the beginning date of the instructor's next series of lessons (503) 228-0706 or email mmeehan@osartists.org.

To learn more about this special one-on-one offering:

Price: Member $ 265.00 | Non-Member $ 325.00





Open Studio at OSA (Mondays)
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator

Mondays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Sep 13, 2021
Location: Upstairs Studio

IN PERSON
September 13 – December 13*
(*no Open Studios on December 6)
Mondays, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Age: adults (18 +)
Skill level: all

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

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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
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Sep 27
Oct 04
Oct 11
Oct 18
Oct 25
Nov 01
Nov 08
Nov 15
Nov 22
Nov 29
Dec 13
 




Open Studio at OSA (Fridays)
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator

Fridays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Sep 17, 2021
Location: Upstairs Studio

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

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

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

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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 01
Oct 08
Oct 15
Oct 22
Oct 29
Nov 05
Nov 12
Nov 19
Dec 03
Dec 10
Dec 17
 




After School Kids’ Art Class
Instructor: Nicole Poole

Tuesdays, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 21, 2021
Location: Upstairs Studio

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

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

Learn more about Nicole Poole on our instructor page.

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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 20.00
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Sep 28
Oct 05
Oct 12
Oct 19
Oct 26
Nov 02
Nov 09
Nov 16
Nov 23
Nov 30
Dec 07
Dec 14




Friday Fun: Raku Mask-Making with Russell Ford
Instructor: Friday Fun





IN PERSON
October 15, 2021
Friday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM 
October 23, 2021
Saturday, TBA
Still level: all
Ages: adult (18+)

In this two-session Friday Fun, instructor Russell Ford will guide you through making masks out of clay. You will begin in the OSA classroom for the first session, where you will construct your mask. Tools and Raku clay are provided, along with beverages and snacks. Masks for COVID-19 safety must be worn at all times inside OSA facilities. For the second session, you will join Russell at his Vancouver studio to choose and apply glaze, and witness the unique process of Raku firing.

Unpredictable is a term often associated with the results of this process, though it pays to be open to what the spirit of the kiln decides. Raku firing is a group effort. Though we will have an experienced crew handling hot stuff, you will be invited to participate in ways that suit your comfort level. Firing may take several hours. For those concerned about minimizing contact time with groups, your mask will be fired in order of glaze completion, and you can leave with your treasure as soon as it cools. The firing space is outdoors and social distancing will be observed, but face masking will not be enforced at the outdoor studio due to heat. In light of this, this Friday Fun event is only open to fully vaccinated participants.

Russell Ford

Price: Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00





(Online) Weekly Critiques: November
Instructor: Nicole Poole





ONLINE (VIA ZOOM)
November 2 – 30, 2021
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Skill level: all

In this critique session, five meetings on Tuesdays in November will be led by OSA painting, lettering, and design instructor Nicole Poole. Nicole will lead in-depth analysis of your work and you’ll learn insights from looking critically at work by other students. While not a technique instructional class, learning to look critically at your work is essential in building your creative practice, regardless of your level of experience. You will gain valuable insights and be able to ask specific questions. This one-hour session will be limited to 5 students, so there will be plenty of time for everyone to participate (with so few slots, it may fill quickly, so don’t wait to sign up). Any 2D art is acceptable for this online series.

Learn more about Nicole Poole on our instructor page.

Price: Member $ 85.00 | Non-Member $ 90.00




Calligraphy

(Online) Italic Calligraphy
Instructor: Nicole Poole

Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Starts on Oct 13, 2021
Location:

ONLINE VIA ZOOM
October 13 – November 17
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages: adults (18 +)
Skill level: beginner to intermediate

Learn the beautiful art of Italic Calligraphy. This six week course will teach you how to hold and manipulate a pen nib to form elegant, italic letters. This calligraphic hand consists of repetitive shapes and lines that make up the majority of these letters. Understanding italic fundamentals will teach you to recognize proper letterform as you write. You will use a special pen equipped with a broad-edged nib and ink cartridge to complete the entire alphabet, lower- and upper-case, and then move on to sentences and further writing. Examples will be provided by instructor Nicole Poole.

Registration for this class closes on Monday, October 11, 2021. A separate offering of this class is available in person on Fridays. Please make sure you sign up for the correct one. 

Learn more about Nicole Poole on our instructor page.

Price: Member $ 150.00 | Non-Member $ 180.00





Italic Calligraphy
Instructor: Nicole Poole





IN PERSON
October 15 – November 19
Fridays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ages: adults (18 +)
Skill level: beginner to intermediate

Learn the beautiful art of Italic Calligraphy. This six week course will teach you how to hold and manipulate a pen nib to form elegant, italic letters. This calligraphic hand consists of repetitive shapes and lines that make up the majority of these letters. Understanding italic fundamentals will teach you to recognize proper letterform as you write. You will use a special pen equipped with a broad-edged nib and ink cartridge to complete the entire alphabet, lower- and upper-case, and then move on to sentences and further writing. Examples will be provided by instructor Nicole Poole.

A separate offering of this class is available online (via Zoom) on Wednesdays. Please make sure you sign up for the correct one.

Learn more about Nicole Poole on our instructor page.

Price: Member $ 180.00 | Non-Member $ 210.00


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Drawing

Classy Caricature Drawing: Seriously Playful Caricaturing
Instructor: Allen Schmertzler





IN PERSON
September 13 – October 25
Mondays, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Ages: Adults (ages 16-17 require prior approval from the instructor)
Skill level: all

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

Sessions will be structured to align instruction, demonstrations, visuals, materials, lots of drawing, and critiques (one-on-one and as a group). Only fully vaccinated individuals may take this class; please be prepared with proof of vaccination.

Learn more about Allen Schmertzler on our instructor page.

Price: Member $ 245.00 | Non-Member $ 280.00


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Art 101 Basic Drawing Studio
Instructor: Greg Lewis





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

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

Learn more about Greg Lewis on our instructor page.

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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
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Sep 27
Oct 04
Oct 11
Oct 18
Oct 25
Nov 01
Nov 08
Nov 15
Nov 22
Nov 29
Dec 06
Dec 13




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





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

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

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

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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 16.00
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Sep 30Full
Oct 07Full
Oct 14Full
Oct 21Full
Oct 28Full
Nov 04Full
Nov 11Full
Nov 18Full
Dec 02Full
Dec 09Full
Dec 16Full
 




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





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

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

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

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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 16.00
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Oct 01
Oct 08
Oct 15
Oct 22
Oct 29
Nov 05
Nov 12
Nov 19
Dec 03
Dec 10
Dec 17
 




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

Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Oct 7, 2021
Location: Figure (Downstairs A)

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

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

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

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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 16.00
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Oct 07
Oct 14
Oct 21
Oct 28
Nov 04
Nov 11
Nov 18
Dec 02
Dec 09
Dec 16
Dec 23
Dec 30
Jan 06
  



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Turn Imagination into Form and Space
Instructor: Chas Martin





IN PERSON
September 17 – October 29
Fridays, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Adult class (ages 18+)
Skill level: All

Sculpture challenges you to see things from multiple perspectives. It can enhance your relationship with drawing or painting. Using basic techniques and materials, instructor Chas Martin helps you create dynamic forms and spaces. Each technique builds on the previous, preparing you to create larger, more complex forms. The wire armature is a flexible line drawing in space that defines the planes of your final sculpture. As you manipulate these “lines,” you gain a more intimate understanding of your piece. Chas’ methods are both playful and enlightening. He encourages experiments and mistakes that result in surprising discoveries as you complete your sculpture.

Bring a sketchbook, apron, disposable gloves and your imagination; all other supplies are included in tuition. No previous experience is necessary. This class provides a strong foundation for those new to art-making, is a great introduction to 3D media for those used to drawing and painting, and offers new insights and skill development for sculptors.
You must be fully vaccinated to attend this class; please be prepared with proof of vaccination.

Learn more about Chas Martin on our instructor page.

Price: Member $ 190.00 | Non-Member $ 260.00


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Be Your Own Superhero (Youth Class)
Instructor: Chas Martin





IN PERSON *NEW DATES*
October 14 – December 2
Thursdays, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages: youth class (10–14 years)
Skill level: All

Everyone has a superpower. Before you can use it, you have to understand it. Discover your own superpower and bring it to life through sculpture. As you create your character, you begin to understand and take command of the qualities that make you unique. Instructor Chas Martin demonstrates basic techniques and materials. You will create dynamic gestures that communicate the qualities of your character. Each technique builds on the previous, preparing you to create larger, more complex sculptures.

This class includes plenty of demos and live problem-solving opportunities. All materials are included in tuition. Bring a sketchbook, apron, disposable gloves and your imagination. No previous experience necessary. Tuition includes a year-long OSA Youth Membership. Scholarships are available; contact info@osartists.org for more information or to request a scholarship application. COVID-19 safety protocols will be strictly enforced; vaccination is required for kids 12 and older to attend this class.

Learn more about Chas Martin on our instructor page.

Price: Member $ 190.00 | Non-Member $ 190.00





(Online) Incidental Figures in a Day
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier





ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Monday, October 25
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Ages: adults and youth (age 13+)
Skill level: all

Including people (figures) adds energy and personality to any painted scene. This one-day class starts with basic figure drawing, to capture proportion and gesture. This approach will make it simple for you to add people in a lively, believable way. In this class, you will learn how to handle a single figure or a whole crowd in a larger scene.

Learn more about Steve Kleier on our instructor page.

Price: Member $ 95.00 | Non-Member $ 100.00





Holiday Cards in a Day
Instructor: Nicole Poole





ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Saturday, November 13
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Ages: adults and youth (age 13+)
Skill level: all

Design your own postcard or holiday card and envelope liner in time for your holiday mailing! Instructor Nicole Poole will guide you through the illustration process, from initial design to finished product. Watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, metallic inks, pens and more can be used. Your own cards and liners will be print-ready! Nicole will provide a number of materials to share. All other other materials are optional and a suggested list will be provided upon registration. Also included in this workshop is a tutorial on formal address lettering and design. Direct all class questions about this class to the instructor: lionandpoppy@gmail.com.

Learn more about Nicole Poole on our instructor page.

Price: Member $ 95.00 | Non-Member $ 100.00





(Online) Paint the Winter Colors in a Day
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky





ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Sunday, December 5
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Ages: adults and youth (ages 13+)
Skill level: all

Whether you are brand new to pastels, or a seasoned artist looking to broaden your skill level, this one-day instructional has something for you. The morning demo will highlight how to paint a beautiful winter landscape in pastels, using sanded paper with a watercolor underpainting. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to work from the same demo image or you may bring your own reference. There will be lots of individual instruction tailored to your needs. Oil painters are also welcome in this class.

Learn more about Susan Kuznitsky on our instructor page

Price: Member $ 95.00 | Non-Member $ 100.00




Painting

Art 101 Basic Painting Studio
Instructor: Greg Lewis





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

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

Learn more about Greg Lewis on our instructor page.

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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
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Sep 27
Oct 04
Oct 11
Oct 18
Oct 25
Nov 01
Nov 08
Nov 15
Nov 22
Nov 29
Dec 06
Dec 13




Figure Painting in Oils: Limited Palette
Instructor: Joanne Mehl





IN PERSON
September 13 – October 31
Monday, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ages: adults (18+)
Skill level: intermediate to advanced

Many artists struggle with mixing flesh tones when painting the figure. Using a limited palette – with only four or five colors – narrows mixing choices and makes it much simpler. Your paintings will be naturally more harmonious and balanced, and you’ll find your color mixing skills have improved. Even better, doing all the mixing from a limited palette will not only improve your skills at matching the colors that you see on the figure model, it will also transform your perception of the colors surrounding you. It may seem counter-intuitive, but this disciplined simplicity can lead to very successful paintings.
You can sign up for the whole series, or register on a per-day basis. You must be fully vaccinated to attend this class; please be prepared with proof of vaccination.

This is a great class to take before instructor Joanne Mehl’s Figure Painting in Oils: Exploring Brushwork (which starts November 1). 

Learn more about Joanne Mehl on our instructor page.

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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 60.00 | Non-Member $ 65.00
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Sep 27
Oct 04
Oct 11
Oct 18
Oct 25
 




Oil Painting Success
Instructor: Gage Mace





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

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

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

Learn more about Gage Mace on our instructor page.

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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
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Sep 29
Oct 06
Oct 13
Oct 20
Oct 27
Nov 03
Nov 10
Nov 17
Nov 24
Dec 01
Dec 08
Dec 15




(Online) Painting Beautiful Tonalist Landscapes
Instructor: Michael Orwick





ONLINE (VIA ZOOM)
September 15 – November 3
Wednesdays, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages: adult (18+)
Skill level: all

“A work of art does not appeal to the intellect. It does not appeal to the moral sense. Its aim is not to instruct. Not to edify. But to awaken an emotion.” 
– George Inness

Join award-winning artist and popular instructor Michael Orwick for this eight-week online painting class, designed for oil and acrylics. You will learn to paint beautiful Tonalist landscape paintings. Tonalism was an art movement that emerged in the United States during the 1870s and was characterized by hazy landscapes and muted color palettes that emphasize atmosphere and shadow, resulting in an understated and compelling effect.

This class covers the following topics: composition, value, design, and using Tonalist color palettes. It includes informal lectures, instructor demos, group critiques, and one-on-one advice. Michael will demonstrate techniques that work for him, and help you discover what works best for your individual vision and voice. Classes are self-paced; you are able to watch demonstrations and concept breakdowns live (on Zoom) or at your convenience (recorded). Share your progress to our Private Facebook Group, where we help each other grow and Michael is able to give constructive feedback. This class is open to all levels of painting experience. You can sign up for the whole series, or register on a per-day basis.

Learn more about Michael Orwick on our instructor page.

Entire Series:
Member $ 290.00 | Non-Member $ 330.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 40.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
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Sep 29
Oct 06
Oct 13
Oct 20
Oct 27
Nov 03




(Online) Reverse Glass Painting
Instructor: Nicole Poole





ONLINE VIA ZOOM
September 15 – October 6
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages: adults (18 +)
Skill level: all

In this online class, you will learn the art of reverse glass painting, a surprisingly old art form that yields beautiful results. Instructor Nicole Poole will lead students in designing their composition on paper, transferring their image onto glass, and painting in acrylic, starting with lines and details before working backward to areas of color. Students will explore reversed layering techniques on a smaller sheet of glass before moving on to paint their larger, framed piece. In addition to creating a finished piece, you will learn the fascinating history of reverse glass painting. Because the work is painted on the back side, the finished work (viewed through the front of the glass) shines like a jewel and can be cleaned like any piece of glass.

A separate offering of this class is available in-person on Fridays. Please make sure you sign up for the correct one.

Learn more about Nicole Poole on our instructor page.

Price: Member $ 100.00 | Non-Member $ 120.00





Intermediate Watercolor: Honing Your Skills
Instructor: Angela Grainger





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

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

Learn more about Angela Grainger on our instructor page.

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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
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Oct 14
Oct 21
Oct 28
Nov 04
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Painting in Acrylics
Instructor: Gage Mace





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

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

Learn more about Gage Mace on our instructor page.

Price: Member $ 350.00 | Non-Member $ 420.00


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Reverse Glass Painting
Instructor: Nicole Poole





IN PERSON
September 17 – October 8
Fridays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ages: adults (18 +)
Skill level: all

Learn the art of reverse glass painting, a surprisingly old art form that yields beautiful results. Instructor Nicole Poole will lead students in designing their composition on paper, transferring their image onto glass, and painting in acrylic, starting with lines and details before working backward to areas of color. Students will explore reversed layering techniques on a smaller sheet of glass before moving on to paint their larger, framed piece. In addition to creating a finished piece, you will learn the fascinating history of reverse glass painting. Because the work is painted on the back side, the finished work (viewed through the front of the glass) shines like a jewel and can be cleaned like any piece of glass.

A separate offering of this class is available online (via Zoom) on Wednesdays. Please make sure you sign up for the correct one.

Learn more about Nicole Poole on our instructor page.

Price: Member $ 120.00 | Non-Member $ 140.00


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Introduction to Painting in Acrylics or Oils
Instructor: Jolyn Fry





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

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

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

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

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

Learn more about Jolyn Fry on our instructor page.

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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
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Oct 02
Oct 09
Oct 16
Oct 23
Oct 30
Nov 06
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Nov 20
Nov 27
Dec 04
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Dec 18




(Online) Expressive Painting
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





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

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

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

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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
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Oct 02
Oct 09
Oct 30
Nov 06
Nov 13
Nov 20
Nov 27
Dec 04
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Oil Painting Success on Saturdays
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator

Saturdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 18, 2021
Location: Upstairs Studio

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

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

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

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

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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
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Oct 02
Oct 09
Oct 16
Oct 23
Oct 30
Nov 06
Nov 13
Nov 20
Nov 27
Dec 04
Dec 11
Dec 18




Renaissance/Baroque Painting Atelier
Instructor: Randall Vemer





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

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

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

Learn more about Randall Vemer on our instructor page.

Price: Member $ 300.00 | Non-Member $ 360.00


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(Online) Weekly Critiques: October
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





ONLINE (VIA ZOOM)
October 5 – 26, 2021
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Skill level: all

In this critique session, four meetings on Tuesdays in October will be led by OSA drawing and painting instructor Joanne R. Kollman. Joanne will lead in-depth analysis of your work and you’ll learn insights from looking critically at work by other students. While not a technique instructional class, learning to look critically at your work is essential in building your creative practice, regardless of your level of experience. You will gain valuable insights and be able to ask specific questions. This one-hour session will be limited to 5 students, so there will be plenty of time for everyone to participate (with so few slots, it may fill quickly, so don’t wait to sign up). Any 2D art is acceptable for this online series.

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

Price: Member $ 85.00 | Non-Member $ 90.00





Single Pose Clothed Figure Session
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





IN PERSON
October 14, November 11, December 9
2nd Thursday of the month, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Ages: adults and youth (13 +)
Skill level: all

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

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

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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
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Oct 14
Nov 11
Dec 09




Figure Painting in Oils: Exploring Brushwork
Instructor: Joanne Mehl





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

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

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

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

Learn more about Joanne Mehl on our instructor page.

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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 60.00 | Non-Member $ 65.00
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Nov 01
Nov 08
Nov 15
Nov 22
Nov 29
Dec 06Full
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Variety in Watercolor (Hybrid)
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier





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

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

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

Learn more about Steve Kleier on our instructor page.

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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
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Nov 02
Nov 09
Nov 16
Nov 23
Nov 30
Dec 07
Dec 14
  




Beginning and Intermediate Painting
Instructor: Jef Gunn





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

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

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

Learn more about Jef Gunn on our instructor page.

Price: Member $ 300.00 | Non-Member $ 335.00


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





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

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

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

Learn more about Wayne Jiang on our instructor page.

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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
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Nov 04
Nov 11
Nov 18
Dec 02
Dec 09
Dec 16




Expressive Realism - In a Day (Portrait and Figure)
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Sundays, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Class Starts on Dec 5, 2021
Location: Upstairs Studio

IN PERSON
Sunday, December 5
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Ages: adults (18 +)
Skill level: all

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

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

Price: Member $ 95.00 | Non-Member $ 100.00




Pastel

(Online) Exploring Pastel Painting
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky





ONLINE (VIA ZOOM)
September 22 – November 3
(no class October 13 and 20)
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Ages: adults (18+)
Skill level: beginner to advanced

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

This class is designed to help build confidence while learning new techniques that will highlight the versatility and beauty of the pastel medium. The flexibility of this class format makes it ideal for artists of all levels of accomplishment, whether just beginning or with many years of experience. You can sign up for the whole five-class series, or register on a per-day basis.

Learn more about Susan Kuznitsky on our instructor page.

Entire Series:
Member $ 200.00 | Non-Member $ 225.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 45.00 | Non-Member $ 50.00
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Sep 29
Oct 06
Oct 27
Nov 03
  



Photo/Digital Arts

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





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

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

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

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

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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
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Sep 29
Oct 06
Oct 13
Oct 20
Oct 27
Nov 03
Nov 10
Nov 17
Nov 24
Dec 01
Dec 08
Dec 15




(Online) Photoshop Elements for Painters
Instructor: Wayne Jiang





ONLINE (VIA ZOOM)
October 7 – October 28
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Ages: adults and youth (13 +)
Skill level: all

This class is designed for painters who want to use powerful Photoshop software to enhance their photo references, to create more possibilities in their paintings. You’ll learn photo editing skills that you can’t do using a phone photo app, such as: remove unwanted objects; create double exposure; target color adjustments to create strong color combinations for your paintings; change backgrounds to enhance landscapes; and combine images to create compositions for fantasy or narrative paintings. Through project-based demonstrations, you will discover software features that are especially useful for painters. You can learn by following instructor Wayne Jiang’s project-based demo during class, and by downloading a recording of the demo afterwards so you can work on the project at your own pace.

Students MUST have Photoshop Elements installed on their computer for this class (click here for pricing and compatibility information; link opens in new window). This is considered a supply.

Learn more about Wayne Jiang on our instructor page.

Price: Member $ 115.00 | Non-Member $ 145.00




Printmaking

The Art of Monotype
Instructor: Scott Gellatly





IN PERSON
September 13 – October 25
Mondays, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Ages: adults and youth (13+)
Skill level: all

Monotypes are a natural extension from painting into printmaking. It is often referred to as the “painterly print.” However, there are several techniques in this distinctive process which yield effects and imagery that can’t be achieved through painting. In this class, you will learn various monotype techniques – from the traditional to the experimental – while pursuing your unique artistic voice.

Ink, paper, and necessary tools are included in the class tuition. You can sign up for the whole series, or register on a per-day basis.

Learn more about Scott Gellatly on our instructor page.

Entire Series:
Member $ 350.00 | Non-Member $ 385.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 50.00 | Non-Member $ 55.00
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Sep 27
Oct 04
Oct 11
Oct 18
Oct 25
 





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