Classes

General Class Information:

ATTENTION
  • For classes in the building, masks are required.  All OHA Guidlines are being followed for your protection.
  • 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 enabale 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. Connect with your instructor to make-up class dates within the same term.


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

When you enroll in Classes or Workshops, you will be asked to log in or create an account.  After creating an account, you will be able to look up and make changes to your registration history and account information.

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


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


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Mind-Boggling Collage
Instructor: Poca Kim

Mondays, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Class Starts on May 4, 2020
Location:

ONLINE

Spring Term: May 4 - June 17 (Mondays & Wednesdays)
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins Welcome

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

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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jun 01
Jun 03
Jun 08
Jun 10
Jun 15
Jun 17



Drawing

Human Figure Structure Drawing
Instructor: Randall Vemer

Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on May 21, 2020
Location:

ONLINE

Spring Term: May 21 - July 16
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins welcome

This class will help improve new student's understanding of the human figure’s complex construction. Each principal is taught step by step as the class studies the anatomical structure by breaking down the forms of the figure into geometric concepts and drawing them in space. Rather than copy, this course will help students analyze the figure’s key landmarks, form sense and construction as well as a greater ability to render a figure from life and from memory.

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

Entire Series:
Member $ 235.00 | Non-Member $ 330.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 20.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jun 04
Jun 11
Jun 18
Jun 25
Jul 02
Jul 09
Jul 16
  



Painting

Variety in Watercolor Online
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier

Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Class Starts on May 5, 2020
Location:

ONLINE

Spring Term: May 5 - June 30
Skill Level: All levels
Drop-ins Welcome

One of the most challenging and satisfying subjects for artists is the human head. In this series I will cover capturing proportions and rendering features to show how light reveals the forms and expression.

The goal of the class is to make convincing portraits. I will provide a weekly reference photo or you may choose your own ideas to work from. 

Supply List


Entire Series:
Member $ 120.00 | Non-Member $ 135.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jun 02
Jun 09
Jun 16
Jun 23
Jun 30
 




Expression in Acrylics Online
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier

Tuesdays, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Class Starts on May 5, 2020
Location:

ONLINE

Spring Term: May 5 - June 30
Skill Level: All levels
Drop-ins Welcome

We have covered a lot of subjects this year. I will start the spring term with demonstrations of still life painting. I enjoy still lives because of the control the artist has on the subject. It is easy to move the objects for good composition and light can be controlled for effect. These are good subjects to hone drawing and color skills while creating beautiful paintings.  I will provide a weekly reference photo or you may bring your own ideas.

Supply List


Entire Series:
Member $ 120.00 | Non-Member $ 135.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jun 02
Jun 09
Jun 16
Jun 23
Jun 30
 




Expressive Painting I
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Saturdays, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Class Starts on May 9, 2020
Location:

ONLINE

Spring Term, Session I: May 9 - June 6 
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins welcome (please RSVP)

Zoom (online) class for portrait and floral (or subject of your choice), oil, gouache and watercolor. All levels and paint mediums welcome (small group class for like medium and subject matter). 5 class series includes: materials list, palette layout, planning paintings (photography, still life set up, & fundamentals) expressive mark making, and advanced painting techniques. In the virtual classroom students can work at their own pace with individual instruction and critique. Audit your first class and sign up for the series to stay on a progressive track learning the stages of painting and goal- setting (make up sessions available) or drop-in as you can (must RSVP for class link). 

If you would like to try out a class or purchase the series(5 for $100 member, nonmember $125) email joradarts@gmail.com for a free introduction and supply list. Come prepared to draw, paint and take some notes. Some demos and class instruction will be announced and recorded to refer back to.

Use what you have and/or contact the instructor before you purchase new materials!


Entire Series:
Member $ 100.00 | Non-Member $ 125.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
May 30
Jun 06
 




Explore your Potential in Acrylic Painting
Instructor: Wayne Jiang

Mondays, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Class Starts on May 11, 2020
Location:

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.

ONLINE

Updated Spring Term: May 11 - June 11
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins Welcome

Mondays and Thursdays

Learn acrylic painting in the comfort of your own home.

We’ll use the Zoom videoconferencing system for this 5-week online painting class. The online class will have slideshow presentations, painting demos, paint along with Wayne, and critiques. Students will have access to download a video file of the painting demo to refer to so they can paint along at home at their own pace.

This class is designed to help build confidence while learning new techniques that take advantage of this versatile, practical, and non-toxic painting medium. Wayne will offer lots of individual coaching and step-by-step instructions to help students take their painting to the next level.

We’ll be exploring diverse subjects using acrylic: portrait, landscape, and still life paintings. Students will also learn color theory, painting strategies, and composition so the painting process will not only be enjoyable, but also successful. By the end of this class, students will complete artworks suitable for framing.

 

Students are responsible for knowing how to  Log into Zoom. Be sure to test this before the first class session, and  send email photos of their painting to the instructor for feedback.


Entire Series:
Member $ 150.00 | Non-Member $ 200.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jun 01
Jun 04
Jun 08
Jun 11
  




Explore the Wonders of Painting with Oil & Cold Wax, Session 1
Instructor: Lisa Mann

Thursdays, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Starts on May 28, 2020
Location:

“BOTANICAL DRAWING” WITH JANET PARKER
First Friday, April 3, 2020 | 7 - 9pm | $20
The month of April in Oregon marks the beginning of spring and all the wonderful seasonal growth it brings! Join us for April’s “Botanical Drawing” Drink & Draw and learn fun ways to recreate the natural beauty that surrounds us. We’ll have vases of seasonal flowers to inspire. OSA will provide the materials, wine and refreshments.
ONLINE 
with Lisa Mann
Session 1: May 28-June 18 (4 weeks)

In this lively and Interactive class, learn to paint abstract landscapes with oil and cold wax medium. Cold wax medium adds body and luminosity when added to oil paints and lends itself to experimentation, glorious texture in layered paintings, and increased drying time. Topics covered are appropriate for all- from complete beginners with no art experience, to those seasoned artists who want to explore this unique and rich medium.

Topics covered include:

Materials and how to use them

Adding textures and layers

Mark making

 

Reductive techniques to reveal layers below How to unify a piece Bringing Closures to compositions and self critique

After registration, a staff member will send you the zoom link to participate in this virtual drink & draw.

Price: Member $ 60.00 | Non-Member $ 75.00


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The Art of Monotype
Instructor: Scott Gellatly

Mondays, 5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Class Starts on Jun 1, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Spring Term: June 1 - July 20
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 unique process which yields effects and imagery that can’t be achieved through painting. This class will focus on various monotype techniques – from the traditional to the experimental – while students are encouraged to pursue their own artistic voice. Ink and paper will be provided through materials fee.

Scott Gellatly is an exhibiting artist, working in oil paint, casein, watercolor and monotype. Scott is also the Product Manager at Gamblin Artists Colors.


Entire Series:
Member $ 310.00 | Non-Member $ 400.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 45.00 | Non-Member $ 55.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jun 01
Jun 08
Jun 15
Jun 22
Jun 29
Jul 06
Jul 13
Jul 20
 




Oil Painting Success, Wednesdays
Instructor: Dorothy Fitzgerald

Wednesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jun 3, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

In person
updated Spring Term dates: June 3 - September 2
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins Welcome

Discover your creative right brain while exploring your desired results, whether it is realism, impressionism, or abstracts using palette knife, brushes, pencil, charcoal or oils. Drop ins bring what you have I will furnish what you need the first class. Signing up for a series is not necessary. Just pay as you go.

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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jun 03
Jun 10
Jun 17
Jun 24
Jul 01
Jul 08
Jul 15
Aug 05
Aug 12
Aug 19
Aug 26
Sep 02




Oil Painting Success, Saturdays
Instructor: Dorothy Fitzgerald

Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Class Starts on Jun 6, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Updated Spring Term dates: June 6 - September 5
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins Welcome

Discover your creative right brain while exploring your desired results, whether it is realism, impressionism, or abstracts using palette knife, brushes, pencil, charcoal or oils. Drop ins bring what you have I will furnish what you need the first class. Signing up for a series is not necessary. Just pay as you go.


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
Jun 06
Jun 13
Jun 20
Jun 27
Jul 04
Jul 11
Jul 18
Jul 25
Aug 01
Aug 08
Aug 15
Aug 22
Aug 29
Sep 05
 




En Plein Air Impressionism with Alan Scott-Moncrieff
Instructor: Alan Scott-Moncrieff

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jun 16, 2020
Location: None Selected

Updated Summer Term dates: June 16 -  August 25

There is no better way to learn to paint the landscape than to get outside and paint it! This course focuses on a proprietary oil painting technique Alan has developed over three decades that is uniquely suited to achieving bold, satisfying results by painting en plein air. Armed with this exciting approach, students quickly complete impressionistic gems and are inspired to tackle subjects they'd never previously attempted. Students will find the higher truth in the landscape by being in it, surrounded by nature’s glories. By taking this plein air class, you will learn from the landscape what the studio simply can't teach! Classes will intermittently cover other mediums such as pen and wash, gouache, and acrylics to loosen students up and help them discover the medium that best suits their style. 

Alan Scott-Moncrieff is a Scottish American Impressionist painter and the grandson of renowned American illustrator, Keith Ward. Alan has painted, exhibited and taught in the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK and Asia since 1988 and nurtured numerous students on their path to becoming fulfilled artists.

Alan's Plein Air Paint Box Recommendation: https://www.judsonsart.com/collections/seconds-1/products/8x10-cigar-box-v2-second


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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jun 16
Jun 23
Jun 30
Jul 07
Jul 14
Jul 21
Jul 28
Aug 04
Aug 11
Aug 18
Aug 25
 




Watercolor - Honing Your Skills
Instructor: Angela Grainger

Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jun 18, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Updated Summer Term dates: June 18 - September 10
Level: Intermediate
Drop-ins welcome

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

March 26 with be a makeup opportunity for prepaid students.

This class is nonrefundable.


Entire Series:
Member $ 275.00 | Non-Member $ 325.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jun 18
Jun 25
Jul 02
Jul 09
Jul 16
Aug 06
Aug 13
Aug 20
Aug 27
Sep 03
Sep 10
 




Explore your Potential in Acrylic Painting (in person class)
Instructor: Wayne Jiang

Thursdays, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Class Starts on Jun 18, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio B

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

Updated Spring Term Session 2: June 18 - July 16 (no class July 2)
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins Welcome

This course is designed to help students build confidence while learning new techniques that take advantage of this versatile, practical, and non-toxic painting medium. The instructor offers lots of individual coaching and step-by-step instructions to help students take their painting to the next level. Explore diverse subjects using acrylic: portrait, landscape, and still life paintings. Students will also learn color theory and composition knowledge so that the painting process will not only be enjoyable, but also successful. By the end of this class, students will complete artworks suitable for framing.

 

Students new to acrylic, will learn the essential techniques of: color mixing, blending, and transitioning to acrylic from other mediums. Advanced students will learn old master techniques like layering and glazing. Each student will have the opportunity to develop their own personal style and work on their own projects under the instructors guidance. Another added bonus of this class is the guided museum tours. In these tours, the instructor will point out many of the subtle old masters techniques. 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 $ 100.00 | Non-Member $ 120.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jun 18
Jun 25
Jul 09
Jul 16
  




Expressive Painting II
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Saturdays, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Class Starts on Jun 20, 2020
Location:

ONLINE

Spring Term, Session II: June 20 - July 18 (no class on July 4th)
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins welcome (please RSVP)

Zoom (online) class for portrait and floral (or subject of your choice), oil, gouache and watercolor. All levels and paint mediums welcome (small group class for like medium and subject matter). 5 class series includes: materials list, palette layout, planning paintings (photography, still life set up, & fundamentals) expressive mark making, and advanced painting techniques. In the virtual classroom students can work at their own pace with individual instruction and critique. Audit your first class and sign up for the series to stay on a progressive track learning the stages of painting and goal- setting (make up sessions available) or drop-in as you can (must RSVP for class link). 

If you would like to try out a class or purchase the series(5 for $100 member, nonmember $125) email joradarts@gmail.com for a free introduction and supply list. Come prepared to draw, paint and take some notes. Some demos and class instruction will be announced and recorded to refer back to.

Use what you have and/or contact the instructor before you purchase new materials!


Entire Series:
Member $ 100.00 | Non-Member $ 125.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jun 20
Jun 27
Jul 05
Jul 11
Jul 18
 




Explore the Wonders of Painting with Oil & Cold Wax, Session 2
Instructor: Lisa Mann

Thursdays, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Class Starts on Aug 6, 2020
Location:

“BOTANICAL DRAWING” WITH JANET PARKER
First Friday, April 3, 2020 | 7 - 9pm | $20
The month of April in Oregon marks the beginning of spring and all the wonderful seasonal growth it brings! Join us for April’s “Botanical Drawing” Drink & Draw and learn fun ways to recreate the natural beauty that surrounds us. We’ll have vases of seasonal flowers to inspire. OSA will provide the materials, wine and refreshments.
ONLINE 
with Lisa Mann
Session 2: August 6 - 27 (4 weeks)

In this lively and Interactive zoom class, learn to paint abstract landscapes with oil and cold wax medium. Cold wax medium adds body and luminosity when added to oil paints and lends itself to experimentation, glorious texture in layered paintings, and increased drying time. Topics covered are appropriate for all- from complete beginners with no art experience, to those seasoned artists who want to explore this unique and rich medium.

Topics covered include:

Materials and how to use them

Adding textures and layers

Mark making

Reductive techniques to reveal layers below How to unify a piece Bringing Closures to compositions and self critique

After registration, a staff member will send you the zoom link to participate in this virtual drink & draw.

Price: Member $ 60.00 | Non-Member $ 75.00


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Pastel

Exploring Pastel Painting
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Class Starts on May 13, 2020
Location:

ONLINE 

Spring Term, Session 1: May 13 - June 13 (10 sessions)
Wednesdays and Saturdays
Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins welcome

Learn pastel painting in the comfort of your own home. You will get practical, honest advice, direction and encouragement to help you grow your confidence as an artist.

We will use the Zoom video conferencing system for this 5-week online painting class. The online class will include painting demos, paint alongs, and critiques. Students will have access to download a video file of the painting demo to refer to so they can paint along at home at their 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. Susan will offer individual coaching and step-by-step instructions to help students take their skills to the next level.

We’ll be exploring diverse subjects – figure, portrait, landscape, and still life paintings. Students will also learn color theory, painting strategies, and composition so the painting process will not only be enjoyable, but also successful. By the end of this class, students will have much more confidence working at home.

Class Syllabus

Entire Series:
Member $ 150.00 | Non-Member $ 200.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
May 30
Jun 03
Jun 06
Jun 10
Jun 13
 



Photo/Digital Arts

Procreate on the iPad
Instructor: Elaine Pawski

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Starts on May 6, 2020
Location:

ONLINE

SpringTerm: May 6 -  August 5
Skill Level: All
Drop-ins welcome

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

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

epawskipainting.myportfolio.com


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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jun 03
Jun 10
Jun 17
Jun 24
Jul 01
Jul 08
Jul 15
Jul 22
Jul 29
Aug 05
  





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