Classes

General Class Information:

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

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

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


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

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

OSA has implemented a new registration system to provide you with new user options and greater ease of use.  When you enroll in Classes or Workshops, you will be asked to log in or create an account.  After creating an account, you will be able to look up and make changes to your registration history and account information.

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


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All Media

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

Mondays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Sep 16, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Fall Term: September 16 - December 16

Facilitators: Michael Musto and Jack Robinson

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


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




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




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

Fridays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 20, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Fall Term: September 19 - December 6 (no class Nov 29)

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.

Any questions? please contact Joanne R. Kollman at joradarts@gmail.com


Entire Series:
Member $ 165.00 | Non-Member $ 187.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 17.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 25
Nov 01
Nov 08
Nov 15
Nov 22
Dec 06




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

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

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

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

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

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



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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Nov 01
  




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

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

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

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

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

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




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




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

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

Fall Term Session 2: November 8 - December 13

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

$90 for every 6 sessions

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



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




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




DECEMBER DRINK & DRAW - Brush Lettering & Wreath Ornamentation
Instructor: Drink & Draw Open Sudio

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

Hosted by Nicole Poole

Fee includes instruction, material, wine and refreshments

This class will introduce the fundamentals of brush lettering to create your own beautiful brush script as well as elegant! Using a variety of brush tools we will explore the modern brush lettering that is very popular today. Learning to use the brush pen and how to manipulate it, we will explore line variation and the curvature and bounce of our letters. Each participate will create a floral wreath to take home. Exemplars are included.


Price: Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 20.00




Colored Pencil

Botanical Drawing with Janet Parker
Instructor: Janet Parker

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

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

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


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




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



Drawing

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

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

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

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




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




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

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

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

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

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

https://www.greglewisstudios.net/

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

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

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

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

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

https://stevekleier.com/


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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 29
Nov 05
Nov 12
Nov 19
Nov 26
Dec 03
Dec 10
  




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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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




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




Portrait Drawing from Life with Nathan Seay
Instructor: Nathan Seay

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

Fall term: Oct. 11 - Dec. 20 (no class Oct. 25 and Nov. 1)

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

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

Entire Series:
Member $ 310.00 | Non-Member $ 360.00




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



Mixed Media

Carolingian Minuscule
Instructor: Nicole Poole

Fridays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Oct 18, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio B

3 classes: October 18 - November 1, 2019 
9:30am–12:30pm

This calligraphic hand is simple and elegant and one of the easier broad-edge alphabets to learn. Exemplars are included. 

Contact instructor for supply list.

Nicole Poole
(503)214-0611

Price: Member $ 100.00 | Non-Member $ 180.00





Carved Images and Repeat Patterning
Instructor: Nicole Poole

Fridays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Nov 8, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio B

3 classes: November 8 - 22, 2019 
9:30am–12:30pm
The first part of this class we will create small stamps to create complex patterns to decorate the edge of your calligraphic works, stationary and illustrations.

The second part of class will be carving into easy-carve linoleum blocks and pattern blocking your design to your own papers which can be used for many things.

Contact instructor for supply list.

Nicole Poole
(503)214-0611

Price: Member $ 100.00 | Non-Member $ 180.00





Brush Lettering
Instructor: Nicole Poole

Fridays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Dec 6, 2019
Location: Downstairs Studio B

2 classes: December 6 and 13, 2019 
9:30am-12:30pm

We will be exploring these letters using traditional inks in a modern Japanese writing pen as well as flexible-tipped pens to create beautiful brush letters. Exemplars are included.

Contact instructor for supply list.

Nicole Poole
(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. 


Price: Member $ 70.00 | Non-Member $ 120.00




Painting

Introduction to Watercolor Impressionism
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 10, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

September 10 - December 17

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

Supply List


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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 29
Nov 05
Nov 12
Nov 19
Nov 26
Dec 03
Dec 10
Dec 17
 




Introduction to Expressing with Acrylics
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier

Tuesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Sep 10, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

September 10 - December 17

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


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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 29
Nov 05
Nov 12
Nov 19
Nov 26
Dec 03
Dec 10
Dec 17
 




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

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 10, 2019
Location: Upstairs Studio

Fall Term: September 10 - October 29

Class description: Veterans Art Class

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

Free to any US Military Veteran

 Materials are included



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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 0.00 | Non-Member $ 0.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 29
  




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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Email me at joannemehl@comcast.net

About Joanne Mehl:

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


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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 65.00 | Non-Member $ 70.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 28
  




Discover-Your-Style Master Class with Alan Scott-Moncrieff
Instructor: Alan Scott-Moncrieff

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

Fall Term: September 17 - November 19

This fall Alan will guide students through a style-discovery course to help each attendee break through their personal “walls” and find the technique that’s truly special to them and best suits their taste and demeanor. Typically students work with various instructors over the course of a year and are exposed to the techniques specific to each class: though this is an excellent approach to understanding a variety of styles, it doesn’t enable the student to break through the barriers obscuring their optimally personal method. This Master Class is designed to enable students to do exactly that, making subsequent workshops with other tutors even more beneficial as they’ll be adding to their style rather than confusing their own. As a child we learn to form the letters of the alphabet and join them together in handwriting only to forget this technique as we express ourselves with the written word: and that handwriting is as unique as our fingerprints. The same is ideally true of painting however we often don’t find our personal style when we are always painting in another artist’s shoes, and we cannot freely express ourselves (or attain professional status) until we’ve settled on the style that is uniquely ours. Join this class and come away knowing yours. 

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. 

Materials: 

One large canvas at least 36” x 48” but ideally bigger. Canvases can be stored downstairs for the duration of the course.

Oil colors/brushes/tools you’re drawn to using.


Entire Series:
Member $ 420.00 | Non-Member $ 480.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 45.00 | Non-Member $ 50.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 29
Nov 05
Nov 12
Nov 19
  




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

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

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

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




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




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

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

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

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


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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 23
  




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

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

Fall term: September 19 - December 12 (no class Oct 3, 17 and Nov 28)

Continue developing your watercolor skills with this more specialized class. Take basic watercolor techniques and expand into different ways to explore
the medium, including: negative painting, using masking medium for resist, and experimental methods of pouring through papers and
natural fibers. Strong emphasis on composition and design to help in advancing your techniques. Some basic watercolor experience required.
Continue developing your watercolor skills with this more specialized class. Take basic watercolor techniques and expand into different ways to explore the medium, including: negative painting, using masking medium for resist, and experimental methods of pouring through papers and natural fibers. Strong emphasis on composition and design to help in advancing your techniques. Some basic watercolor experience required.
Prerequisite: a basic understanding of watercolor
This class is nonrefundable. 
This course is full. Please contact the Instructor if interested in Drop-in.
anjigrainger@frontier.com

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



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




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

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

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

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




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




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

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

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

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

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


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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Nov 02
Nov 16
 




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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




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




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

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

October 7 - November 25

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

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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 50.00 | Non-Member $ 55.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 28
Nov 04
Nov 11
Nov 18
Nov 25
 




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

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

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

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


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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 30
Nov 13
Nov 20
Dec 04
Dec 11
Dec 18




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

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

Fall term, Session 2: November 4 - December 9

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

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

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

Questions? Email me at joannemehl@comcast.net

About Joanne Mehl:

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


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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 65.00 | Non-Member $ 70.00
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Oil Painting 101: Introduction to Oil Painting with Joanne Mehl
Instructor: Joanne Mehl

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

Fall term: November 13 - December 18

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

You'll learn:

-          All about the tools of oil painting

-          How to draw, measure and compare with paint

-          How to use a viewfinder

-          How to see and match values

-          Basic color theory

-          How to mix color

-          How to mix shadow colors

-          Basic composition concepts

-          Light temperature and its effect on form

-          Aerial perspective in landscape painting

-          Basic linear perspective

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

Questions? Email me at joannemehl@comcast.net

About Joanne Mehl:

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

joannemehl.com


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Member $ 216.00 | Non-Member $ 276.00



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Pastel

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

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

Fall Term, Session one: September 26 - October 31

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


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

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

Fall Term, Session two: November 7 - December 19 (no class Nov. 14)

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


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Member $ 150.00 | Non-Member $ 200.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
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Photo/Digital Arts

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

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

Fall Term: September 18 - November 20

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

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

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

November 6, 13 and 20

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

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


Price: Member $ 75.00 | Non-Member $ 85.00






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