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
  • OSA requires in-person class participants be vaccinated against COVID-19. Mask are optional.
  • If you have not done so already please provide the OSA office with proof of vaccination. A photo or a scan of your card may be submitted HERE: or a copy sent via USPS mail to Oregon Society of Artists, 2185 S.W. Park Place Portland, Oregon 97205.
  • 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

Click HERE for the Winter Term Course Catalog
To meet the OSA Instructors, please click here
Scholarships are available.  Please click here for the application.
American Easel "deep" birchwood panels of various sizes, are for sale at OSA.  Please contact the office for more information.

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

2022 OSA Terms:
Winter: January 3 – April 10              Spring: April 11 – July 17                  Summer: July 18 – September 11                        Fall: September 12 – December 17

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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!

Looking for a Supply list? You will find a link included in the class description right below the registration button. This is your supply list for the class. Click on the link and print or download the PDF. It will not be emailed to you. 


You may limit the list of classes by selecting filters below:


All Media

OPEN STUDIOS (MONDAYS)
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator

Mondays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Apr 11, 2022
Location: Upstairs Studio

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 medium and level of accomplishment, are welcome. The OSA studio has easels, tables, and chairs for you to use.

 

Apr 11 - Jul 11

All Levels | All Media


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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
May 30
Jun 06
Jun 13
Jun 20
Jun 27
Jul 04
Jul 11
  




VETERANS’ ART CLASS
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator

Mondays, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Apr 11, 2022
Location: Upstairs Studio

We are the proud sponsor of a program that gives all US Military Veterans the opportunity to create fine art. This is a weekly class to which Veterans can attend, at no charge, supplies included. Veterans participating in the class also have their membership in OSA sponsored. Dan said “I am a veteran and a budding artist. It has made my life so much more satisfying”.  

Class is taught by our fine staff of OSA instructors both in-person and online. Each November we celebrate their creations with a special show in our Gallery. Over the past four years, this program has created a welcoming, safe, community for those who have served our country. Friendships have been developed along with artistic abilities.  Veteran art talent comes from all quarters and branches of military service. From the officer corps to noncoms and enlisted. The art submitted to OSA’s year end show, is both inspiring, personal and powerful art expressions of those who’ve served. 

Veterans, for more information about this program and to register click HERE. Winter Term OSA will offer a special Veteran's class called Painting with Wool, for more information about this class and to register click HERE. For questions, please contact the OSA office at 503-228-0706 or email us at info@osartists.org.

Apr 11 - Jul 11

Free to US military veterans

Includes veteran membership

All Levels | All Media | Supplies Provided


Apr 11 - May 2 | Nicole Poole

May 9 - Jun 6 | Greg Lewis

Jun 13 - Jul 11 | Steve Kleier


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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 0.00 | Non-Member $ 0.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
May 30
Jun 06
Jun 13
Jun 20
Jun 27
Jul 04
Jul 11
  




AFTER SCHOOL KIDS’S ART CLASS
Instructor: Nicole Poole

Tuesdays, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Class Starts on Apr 12, 2022
Location: Upstairs Studio

OSA has an after-school art class for children and adolescents ages 8 to 16. The fun, creative lessons cover a variety of mediums or subject matter each week with supplies included! Scholarships are available, apply here.


Apr 12 - Jul 12

Tuesdays | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Ages: Children and Youth (8 - 16)

All Levels | Drawing/Painting/Collage


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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 20.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
May 31
Jun 07
Jun 14
Jun 21
Jun 28
Jul 05
Jul 12
  




VETERANS ONLINE COURSE
Instructor: Nathan Seay

Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Class Starts on Apr 12, 2022
Location: Online

This class, offered for US veterans by the Oregon Society of Artists, gives veterans an opportunity to develop their drawing and painting skills from home. The class emphasizes essential skills of drawing, color, and composition, toward the goal of students having the tools to pursue their own interests and styles. Instructor, Nathan Seay, offers comprehensive lessons for students who feel they would benefit from a procedural approach, while offering room for those who wish to explore their creative whims but would still benefit from critique and guidance. Students can expect to work in charcoal, graphite, acrylic, and oil. If you have questions about supplies please contact info@osartists.org.

 

Apr 12 - Jul 12

Tuesdays | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Free to US military veterans

Includes veteran membership 

All Levels | All Media

 



Price: Member $ 0.00 | Non-Member $ 0.00


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OPEN STUDIOS (FRIDAYS)
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator

Fridays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Apr 15, 2022
Location: Upstairs Studio

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 medium and level of accomplishment, are welcome. The OSA studio has easels, tables, and chairs for you to use.

 

Apr 15 - Jul 15

All Levels | All Media



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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
May 27
Jun 03
Jun 10
Jun 17
Jun 24
Jul 01
Jul 08
Jul 15
 




SINGLE POSE FIGURE SESSION
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Class Starts on Apr 21, 2022
Location: Upstairs Studio

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). 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. 

 

April 21, May 26, June 24, July 14

All Levels | All Media

Note: Due to COVID number restrictions you must preregister in advance for classes, even for per day classes.



Entire Series:
Member $ 80.00 | Non-Member $ 100.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
May 26
Jun 23
Jul 14




OPEN STUDIOS (MONDAYS)
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator





IN-PERSON CLASS

July 18 - August 29

Mondays | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All Levels | All Media

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 medium and level of accomplishment, are welcome. The OSA studio has easels, tables, and chairs for you to use.



Entire Series:
Member $ 70.00 | Non-Member $ 84.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jul 18
Jul 25
Aug 01
Aug 08
Aug 15
Aug 22
Aug 29
  




A MODERN APPROACH TO OIL WITH MIXED MEDIA
Instructor: Kelsey Birsa





IN-PERSON CLASS
July 19 - September 6, 2022
Tuesdays | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
All Levels | Cold Wax, Collage, Painting (acrylics/oils)

 

Learn how to layer oil, acrylic, and mixed media with stunning effects. The focus of this class is to expand your visual language and ability to incorporate various painting and mixed media techniques in to one artwork. Through class exercises, presentations, demos, and mutual learning we will explore artist concepts of color, composition, surface, and abstraction. Students will receive individual feedback throughout the class according to their unique project needs.


Each class will feature various demos such as gold leaf, collage, oil glazing, and layering mixed media that you can incorporate into your current practice. Painters of all mediums and experience levels are welcome.


Kelsey Birsa


Price: Member $ 185.00 | Non-Member $ 220.00


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OPEN STUDIOS (FRIDAYS)
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator

Fridays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jul 22, 2022
Location: Upstairs Studio

IN-PERSON CLASS

July 22 - September 9

Fridays | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All Levels | All Media

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 medium and level of accomplishment, are welcome. The OSA studio has easels, tables, and chairs for you to use.


Entire Series:
Member $ 80.00 | Non-Member $ 96.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jul 22
Jul 29
Aug 05
Aug 12
Aug 19
Aug 26
Sep 02
Sep 09
 



Drawing

LIFE DRAWING (MORNING)
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Apr 14, 2022
Location: Figure (Downstairs A)

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. Each session is limited to 8. 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 (check for afternoon class availability). 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. Contact the instructor for online make up classes & questions: joradart@comcast.net.

 

Apr 14 - Jul 14

All Levels

Drawing

Painting

Acrylics

Watercolor

Gouache


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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 16.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
May 26
Jun 02
Jun 09
Jun 16
Jun 23
Jun 30
Jul 07
Jul 14
 




LIFE DRAWING (AFTERNOON)
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Apr 14, 2022
Location: Figure (Downstairs A)

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. Each session is limited to 8. 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 (check for afternoon class availability). 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. Contact the instructor for online make up classes & questions: joradart@comcast.net.

 

Apr 17 - Jun 12

Sundays | 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (no class May 29)

All levels

Drawing

Painting

Acrylics

Watercolor

Gouache


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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 16.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
May 26
Jun 02
Jun 09
Jun 16
Jun 23
Jun 30
Jul 07
Jul 14
 




ART 101 BASIC DRAWING STUDIO
Instructor: Greg Lewis

Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Apr 14, 2022
Location: Central (Downstairs B)

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.

 

Apr 14 - Jul 14

Beginner/Intermediate | Drawing


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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
May 26
Jun 02
Jun 09
Jun 16
Jun 23
Jun 30
Jul 07
Jul 14
 




INSTRUCTED LIFE DRAWING (ONLINE)
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Fridays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Starts on Apr 15, 2022
Location: Online

In this online life drawing class, you will learn techniques with charcoal, Conté, pastel and graphite, 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.


Apr 15 - Jul 15

(No class May 6,13 & 20 (3 week assignment and study group for regulars)

All Levels | Drawing, Painting


Entire Series:
Member $ 165.00 | Non-Member $ 176.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 16.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
May 27
Jun 03
Jun 10
Jun 17
Jun 24
Jul 01
Jul 08
Jul 15
 




SPRING BOTANICAL WONDERS (ONLINE)
Instructor: Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Sundays, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Class Starts on Apr 17, 2022
Location: Online

Explore spring's botanical wonders and learn how to depict botanical subjects in colored pencils. We will draw petals, flowers, leaves, flowering branches and anything that inspires you botanically. Each session will have a different plant focus, and you are welcome to work in a loose, "precise" or any other style you prefer.  We will use a variety of colored pencils techniques and approaches to drawing and sketching from observation. Learn through instruction, demonstrations, drawing alongside and sharing your work and practice. Classes will be recorded and a link to the video shared in case you miss a class.

 

Apr 17 - Jun 12 (no class May 29)

All levels | Drawing

 


Entire Series:
Member $ 220.00 | Non-Member $ 250.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
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Jun 05
Jun 12
 



None

TURN IMAGINATION INTO FORM AND SPACE
Instructor: Chas Martin

Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Starts on May 31, 2022
Location: Figure (Downstairs A)

Sculpture challenges you to see things from multiple perspectives. It can enhance your relationship with drawing or painting. Using basic techniques and materials, 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. Martin’s 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 imagination. No previous experience necessary.

 

Chas Martin | May 31 - Jul 12 | Tuesdays | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Series: $180 (m) $250 (nm) |  Plus $10 for materials

All Levels | Sculpture

Adults (18+), Youth (13-17)

 


Price: Member $ 180.00 | Non-Member $ 250.00


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Painting

RENAISSANCE/BAROQUE PAINTING ATELIER: UNDER PAINTING AND COLOR PORTRAITS IN THE CLASSICAL TRADITION
Instructor: Randall Vemer

Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Starts on Apr 12, 2022
Location: Upstairs Studio

This fun 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 color.  As a final step we explore adding glazes and scumbles of warm and cool colors to make your paintings glow.

We will do copies of Masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Caravaggio, and DaVinci.

Randall, a professional Classical Violinist will lead you step by step through Classical Art principles in order to achieve remarkable success! This method has been employed for over 300 years in European art. In addition, it is FUN!  Supplemented with books, projected slides, weekly videos in advance or in class, personal email critiques, and classical props.

Level: Intermediate Figure Drawing advised

 

Apr 12 - Jul 12 (No class Jun 7)

Intermediate | Oils and/or Cold Wax

Adults (18+), Youth (13-17)

 


Entire Series:
Member $ 325.00 | Non-Member $ 390.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
May 31
Jun 14
Jun 21
Jun 28
Jul 05
Jul 12




A PAINTERLY APPROACH TO PROCREATE (ONLINE)
Instructor: Elaine Pawski

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Starts on Apr 13, 2022
Location: Online

Whether you are interested in digital painting as an end result or as a tool for sketching, preplanning and troubleshooting your traditional media paintings, this class will help make your iPad an important art tool. We will be working mainly in Procreate, but I encourage discussion and exploration of other digital programs as well. Procreate is a very powerful, yet very affordable ($10) program. Each week we will tackle a different painting project which helps build your painting skills, your Procreate knowledge, and your creative approach to painting. If you are new to Procreate we suggest watching instructor Elaine Pawski's Youtube Channel Painting and Drawing on the iPad. You can download Procreate at the App Store, it is compatible with any iPad running OS 13.2 or newer. An Apple Pencil or similar stylus is recommended but not required, finger painting is ok! Drop-ins are always welcome.

 

Apr 13 - Jul 13

Wednesdays | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM 

All Levels | Drawing/Digital Painting

 

 



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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
May 25
Jun 01
Jun 08
Jun 15
Jun 22
Jun 29
Jul 06
Jul 13
 




OIL PAINTING (AND ACRYLIC) SUCCESS
Instructor: Gage Mace

Wednesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Apr 13, 2022
Location: Upstairs Studio

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. 

 

Apr 13 - Jul 6

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Wednesdays

All Levels | Oils/Acrylics


Entire Series:
Member $ 325.00 | Non-Member $ 390.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
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Jun 01
Jun 08
Jun 15
Jun 22
Jun 29
Jul 06




PAINTING CLOUDS TREES AND WATER IN OILS AND ACRYLICS (ONLINE)
Instructor: Michael Orwick

Wednesdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Starts on Apr 13, 2022
Location: Online

How do we make our clouds feel soft and aloft and our rocks strong and grounded?How do we give our trees life and character? In this class, we are going to discover about painting Transient Forms in clouds and water. How to get beyond all the details by using design to work with nature's movement and flow. How to use light and color and different types of brush strokes to give our paintings character and gesture. How to identify the nature of the light, the overall key of your painting, and the overall theme so you can wisely choose the colors your painting needs. Ways of developing and dealing with soft and lost edges, and hard edges for highlights and dark accents. How to wisely use Negative Space to create the illusion of detail.


Get these fundamentals right, and most of the hard work is done. You'll be free to add your own creativity without compromising the sense of realism and have more fun.

 

Apr 13 - May 25

All Levels | Painting/Oils/Acrylic/Gouache

 



Entire Series:
Member $ 295.00 | Non-Member $ 330.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 45.00 | Non-Member $ 50.00
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May 25
  




INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR - BUILDING ON YOUR OWN UNIQUE STYLE
Instructor: Angela Grainger

Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Apr 14, 2022
Location: Upstairs Studio

This intermediate watercolor class is designed to help you develop your own unique style, strengthening your skills with technique practices concentrating on composition and the elements and principles of design.

 

Apr 14 - Jul 7 (No class Apr 28)

Intermediate 


Entire Series:
Member $ 300.00 | Non-Member $ 360.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
May 26
Jun 02
Jun 09
Jun 16
Jun 23
Jun 30
Jul 07
  




ART 101 BASIC PAINTING STUDIO
Instructor: Greg Lewis

Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Apr 14, 2022
Location: Central (Downstairs B)

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 life, 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.

 

Apr 14 - Jul 14

Beginner/Intermediate | Painting/Acrylics


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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
May 26
Jun 02
Jun 09
Jun 16
Jun 23
Jun 30
Jul 07
Jul 14
 




PAINTING IN ACRYLICS
Instructor: Gage Mace





Fridays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Apr 15 - Jul 15

Location: Upstairs Studio

Beginner - Intermediate

 


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.  

 


Price: Member $ 350.00 | Non-Member $ 420.00

Full, Waitlist Available
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THE PLEIN AIR SKETCHBOOK IN CASEIN
Instructor: Scott Gellatly

Fridays, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Class Starts on Apr 15, 2022
Location: Central (Downstairs B)

At the heart of plein air painting is responding to our immediate environment through paint. Casein is a versatile, water-soluble medium that is perfect for plein air painting. This class will focus on the fundamental qualities and skills of plein air painting – from materials to site selection, composition, and color-mixing. This class will be held in both the OSA studio and local destinations for plein air painting.

 

Since this class will be moving to off-site locations, please contact the office if you don't know where to go. Thank you.

 

Apr 15 - May 27 (No class Apr 29)

All Levels | Plein Air Painting (Casein)


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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 55.00 | Non-Member $ 60.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
May 27
  




EXPRESSIVE ALLA PRIMA PAINTING (OIL PAINTING SUCCESS)
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Saturdays, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Starts on Apr 16, 2022
Location: Upstairs Studio

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. Work from still life and occasional model from life or choose your own subject and receive guidance on working effectively from different source materials. This class is an excellent way to get critiques on your progress.

 

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.

 

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, all painters are welcome.  

 

Joanne Radmilovich Kollman | Saturdays | Apr 16 - Jul 9 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

(Sub: Kelsey Birsa May 7,14 & 21) 

All Levels | Drawing/Painting

Adults (18+), Youth (13-17)



Entire Series:
Member $ 325.00 | Non-Member $ 395.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
May 28
Jun 04
Jun 11
Jun 18
Jun 25
Jul 02
Jul 09
  




EXPRESSIVE PAINTING (ONLINE)
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Saturdays, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Class Starts on Apr 16, 2022
Location: Online

In the 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. Ongoing instruction of 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.

Apr 16 - July 16, 2022
Saturdays | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
No Class May 7, 14, 21, and June 18
All Levels | Drawing / Acrylics / Oils and/or Cold Wax / Watercolor and/or Gouache
Adults (18+), Youth (13-17)

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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
May 28
Jun 04
Jun 11
Jun 25
Jul 02
Jul 09
Jul 16
  




PAINTING IN ACRYLICS OR OILS
Instructor: Jolyn Fry

Saturdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Apr 23, 2022
Location: Upstairs Studio

Learn how to paint (oils or acrylics) or continue to develop your skills. For beginning students, this class is designed to accommodate those who have little to no experience with painting. Emphasis is placed on material properties, color mixing, and working from observation. New students have opportunities to paint with gesture, and participate in exercises that encourage them to imitate form and light. For more advanced students with experience in acrylic or oil, this workshop will provide a time and place to work on independent projects. The intention of this class is to create a space for artistic learning, showing by example in real time the practice and thought process of being an artist, creating an in real life group space to share and talk about art while offering advice on materials, technique, and subject matter. As an instructor Jolyn is here to help students address artist blocks, and model how to create time and space for a nourishing art practice.

 

Please note: there will be no class on May 14th.

 

Apr 23 - Jun 18

Saturdays | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All Levels | Painting/Acrylics/Oils


Entire Series:
Member $ 280.00 | Non-Member $ 320.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
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May 28
Jun 04
Jun 11
Jun 18
  




Sunny Apinchapong: Portrait Painting Demonstration
Instructor: Sunny Apinchapong-Yang

Fridays, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Starts on Jun 10, 2022
Location: Gallery

Join OSA for a demonstration by painter Sunny Apinchapong, one of the West Coast's most celebrated Impressionists! Internationally recognized and represented, throughout his career Sunny has worked for animation studios such as Disney, Dreamworks, Sony and more! In a relaxed and casual setting, Sunny will present a two hour demonstration, illuminating how he begins, builds up, and works through a portrait painting. 

Snacks and beverages will be provided for this fun evening with the artist!

 

Instagram: @sapinchapong


Price: Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 15.00





Corrine Loomis Dietz: New Golden Mixed Media Demonstration
Instructor: Corrine Loomis Dietz

Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Starts on Jul 14, 2022
Location: Upstairs Studio

IN-PERSON DEMONSTRATION
Thursday, July 14
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

NEW GOLDEN Mixed Media 

A lecture for all levels, beginners to experienced painters, mixed media artists to journal artists……ideas for all of you.

This lecture demo will cover a wide variety of tools and techniques for use in Mixed Media projects. Learn about the range of GOLDEN Acrylic paints and mediums, as well as QoR Watercolor, giving you a good understanding of each product and their different attributes. Learn how to make the right choices in grounds and colors for the best intended application and for archival quality. Learn what to put under paint, and how to create washes, stains, and collage. We also cover the use of stencils, paint markers, pastels, and pencils, as well as the creation of encaustic-like effects, and how to use Iridescent and Interference colors to add unique qualities to your work. This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications. Attendees will receive a selection of the products discussed to take home and explore the breadth and depth of GOLDEN’s professional product line.

Snacks and beverages will be provided!

http://www.corrineloomisdietz.com


http://www.goldenpaints.com/artist

 


Price: Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 10.00





OSA Summer Art Camp: Celebrate Your Heritage
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator

Mondays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Starts on Jul 18, 2022
Location: Upstairs Studio

Summer Camp Session 1:
Monday – Friday, July 18-22
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages: 8 - 15

The Oregon School of Arts at OSA is proud to present a fun week of summer camp for ages 8 – 15! Each camper will design, draw and paint a visual interpretation of their cultural heritage. Students will explore their personal heritage and traditions and learn about the cultural stories and backgrounds of their fellow campers as well. Individual painted panels will hang collectively to become a mural that depicts the gather of our many global traditions to celebrate our one world together! The finished mural will be displayed prominently on the outside of the OSA building where it can be viewed by the public.

Price includes supplies and snacks!

 


Price: Member $ 250.00 | Non-Member $ 250.00





OIL PAINTING (AND ACRYLIC) SUCCESS
Instructor: Gage Mace





ONLINE CLASS
July 20 - August 31
Wednesdays | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
All Levels | Painting (oils/open acyrlics)

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.

Gage Mace


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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
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Jul 20
Jul 27
Aug 03
Aug 10
Aug 17
Aug 24
Aug 31
  




ABSTRACTION: WHAT, WHERE, WHY, WHEN, HOW, WHO? - ONLINE
Instructor: Jef Gunn





ONLINE CLASS
July 21 - August 25, 2022
Thursdays | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
All Levels | Painting (any media)

 

Does abstraction matter? Who does it? What is it? Why do it?

There are many forms of abstraction and many ways that artists develop painting, going back millennia and in diverse cultures. This 6-week online course will explore the what, why, and how of abstract art! Abstract art is powerful and meaningful, but how and when is it used to best effect? In some ways, we can say that “all art is abstract.” Why? Let’s look, and see. 

We’ll work with abstract approaches or “strategies” to making paintings ourselves. Participants can work in the medium of their choice. This will be fun and engaging. We’ll also explore what’s been done in the past and present, and how it was done. Understanding abstraction will improve your paintings generally, allowing you to see and think in terms of the painting’s structure and dynamics.

Throughout the course, we'll use an online photo sharing site for ongoing communication and critiques of our work. There will be instruction for photographing your work with your phone.

Jef Gunn


Price: Member $ 300.00 | Non-Member $ 360.00


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VELVET, LACE, AND FUR: HOW TO PAINT REALISTIC TEXTILES
Instructor: Kelsey Birsa





IN-PERSON CLASS
July 24 - September 11, 2022
Sundays | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
All Levels | Painting (oils) 

 

Have you struggled to successfully render clothing, drapery, and textiles? In this series of standalone workshops we will focus on how to realistically paint velvet, plastic, lace, patterned fabrics, fur, and embroidery in oil. During the eight classes your instructor, Kelsey Birsa, will take you through the basics of light, shadow, texture, and color to accurately represent a variety of textiles. Come have fun and learn all the tips and tricks! You can sign up for the whole series, or register on a per-day basis. Beginner to advanced students are welcome.


Week 1: Basic Fabric Folds: light, reflective light, and 3D rendering


Week 2: Velvet and Satin


Week 3: Clear and Translucent Fabric: plastic and more


Week 4: Lace


Week 5: Patterned Fabrics Pt. 1: how to paint patterns with glazes


Week 6: Patterned Fabrics Pt. 2: how to paint patterns with glazes


Week 7: Fur and Feathers  


Week 8: Embroidery, Embellishments, and Jewelry



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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jul 24
Jul 31
Aug 07
Aug 14
Aug 21
Aug 28
Sep 04
Sep 11
 




OSA Summer Art Camp: Celebrate Your Heritage
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator





Summer Camp Session 2:
Monday – Friday, July 25-29
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages: 8 - 15

The Oregon School of Art at OSA is proud to present a fun week of summer camp for ages 8 – 15! Each camper will design, draw and paint a visual interpretation of their cultural heritage. Students will explore their personal heritage and traditions and learn about the cultural stories and backgrounds of their fellow campers as well. Individual painted panels will hang collectively to become a mural that depicts the gather of our many global traditions to celebrate our one world together! The finished mural will be displayed prominently on the outside of the OSA building where it can be viewed by the public.

Price includes supplies and snacks!


Price: Member $ 250.00 | Non-Member $ 250.00






(503) 228-0706

info@osartists.org

Oregon Society of Artists

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