Classes

General Class Information:

There is limited free onsite parking, with an ADA approaved parking space and ramp to our lower level classrooms.
TriMet bus #51 and #63 both stop in front of OSA.
ATTENTION
  • With regards to COVID-19, we follow all CDC Guidelines. Accordingly, we request all students and teachers to please wear a mask during class, even if you are vaccinated. Thank you for your patience with these protocals.  All workstations are cleaned between classes. To maximize airflow we open windows, 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 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. Please connect with your instructor to make-up class dates within the same term.



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

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


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Open Studio at OSA
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator





IN-PERSON OPEN STUDIO
Summer Term: July 19 – August 30
(no session Sept. 6)
Mondays, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Skill Level: All

Join fellow artists for self-directed time to work in a relaxed, communal studio space during OSA’s weekly open studio sessions. Members and Non-Members alike, working in any media and level of accomplishment, are welcome. The OSA studio has easels, tables, and chairs for you to use. Rotating facilitators are present to open the studio and answer questions about the facilities while participating in quiet camaraderie. The primary facilitator for this term is Michael Musto.

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
Aug 02
Aug 09
Aug 16
Aug 23
Aug 30
 




Open Studio at OSA - NEW SESSION
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator





IN-PERSON OPEN STUDIO
Summer Term: July 23 – September 10
(no session Aug. 6 or Sept. 10)
Fridays, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Skill Level: All

Join fellow artists for self-directed time to work in a relaxed, communal studio space during OSA’s weekly open studio sessions. Members and Non-Members alike, working in any media and level of accomplishment, are welcome. The OSA studio has easels, tables, and chairs for you to use. Rotating facilitators are present to open the studio and answer questions about the facilities while participating in quiet camaraderie.

Entire Series:
Member $ 60.00 | Non-Member $ 72.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Aug 13
Aug 20
Aug 27
Sep 03
  




(Online) Weekly Critiques
Instructor: Greg Lewis





ONLINE (VIA ZOOM)
August 3 – 31, 2021
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Skill level: all

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

Learn more about Greg Lewis on our instructor page.

Price: Member $ 85.00 | Non-Member $ 90.00





Friday Fun: Lawn Roller Monotype Printing with Scott Gellatly
Instructor: DRINK & DRAW





ART IN THE OSA PARKING LOT
Friday, August 6, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Skill level: all

No press? No problem! Back by popular demand, join Scott Gellatly in the OSA parking lot for a spirited evening of printing monotypes using a lawn roller. Printmaking is all about applying pressure to transfer ink onto paper, and this unusual method is effective and entertaining. If you have any large relief blocks that need printing, bring it and we'll give it a try!

OSA provides snacks, beverages (including wine for those 21 and over; please bring your ID), monotype inks, and paper – nothing fancy, so if you have a preferred printmaking paper we suggest you bring your own.

Price: Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00





(Online) Art Without Passport Series: The Travel Sketchbook - Imaginations on Paper
Instructor: Greg Lewis





ONLINE (VIA ZOOM)
August 19, 2021
Thursday, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Skill level: all

To capture a travel subject with your camera is one thing; to capture that subject with artists’ tools on paper is another. Always at the ready, the travel sketchbook is there to capture and express what you see and imagine, often interspersed with written notes. The light, color, and textured shadows of a scene spark memories worth capturing. Join an evening presentation and discussion of The Travel Sketchbook – Imaginations on Paper. Please note: all images of art and video in the presentation are copyright to their respective holders, and are used for instructional purposes only.

Learn more about instructor Greg Lewis on our instructor page and the artist’s website (link opens in new window).

Price: Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 15.00




Drawing

(Online) Forest to Sea: Drawing Class
Instructor: Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Mondays, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Starts on Jul 19, 2021
Location:

ONLINE (VIA ZOOM)
July 19 – September 6, 2021
(No class July 26)
Mondays, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Skill level: all

Learn to create unique and evocative natural science illustrations incorporating botanical, animal specimens, and objects from the sea using colored pencils. You will create unique compositions, draw inspiration from natural history illustrators Joris Hoefenagel and Jan Van Kessel, and choose subjects that speak you, such as: feathers, seed pods, plants, rocks, shells, and animal specimens – perhaps collected on walks along the beach or other wild places (butterfly and moth specimens can be ordered from bioquip.com). Instructor Dorota Haber-Lehigh will guide you in drawing from observation, beginning with gestural sketches and slowly progressing to more refined drawing, while emphasizing form, texture and composition. The class is taught in a realistic style, but individual approaches are encouraged. You can sign up for the whole series or select days.

Learn more about instructor Dorota Haber-Lehigh on our instructor page and the artist’s website.

Entire Series:
Member $ 185.00 | Non-Member $ 225.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Aug 02
Aug 09
Aug 16
Aug 23
Aug 30
Sep 06




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

Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jul 22, 2021
Location: Downstairs Studio A

IN-PERSON STUDIO CLASS
July 22 – September 9, 2021
Thursdays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Skill level: all

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

Learn more about instructor Joanne Kollman on our instructor page and the artist’s website (link opens in new window).

Entire Series:
Member $ 105.00 | Non-Member $ 110.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 16.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Aug 05Full
Aug 12Full
Aug 19Full
Aug 26Full
Sep 02
Sep 09Full




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





ONLINE (VIA ZOOM)
July 23 – September 10, 2021
(no class August 27)
Fridays, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Skill level: all

In this online life drawing class, you will learn new techniques with charcoal, Conté, 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 select days.

Learn more about instructor Joanne Kollman on our instructor page and the artist’s website (link opens in new window).

Entire Series:
Member $ 90.00 | Non-Member $ 105.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 15.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Aug 06
Aug 13
Aug 20
Sep 03
Sep 10
 




Online Veterans Art Class
Instructor: Greg Lewis





ONLINE ZOOM CLASS
September 2 – 30, 2021
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Skill Level: All

OSA is proud to offer this free online art class to any US military veteran, thanks to VA Portland. The class is designed to expose students to traditional drawing and painting techniques in the comfort of your own home. For the month of September, instructor Greg Lewis will focus on drawing tips and techniques, excellent for developing new or honing existing skills. Drop-ins (single class attendance) are welcome. To sign up, please contact OSA at (503) 228-0706 or email hlbirdsong@osartists.org.


Price: Member $ 0.00 | Non-Member $ 0.00




Mixed Media

(Online) Modern Brush Letters & Floral Design
Instructor: Nicole Poole

Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Starts on Aug 10, 2021
Location:

ONLINE (VIA ZOOM)
August 10–24, 2021
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Skill level: all

In this class, you will learn all the fundamentals to create brushed letters and illustrated floral embellishments. Using a variety of pens, you will explore various lettering styles while learning letter flourishing, color wash and blending, plant wreath illustration, and ornamentation for your written words. New and returning students of brush lettering are welcome!

Learn more about instructor Nicole Poole on our instructor page and the artist’s website.

Price: Member $ 120.00 | Non-Member $ 140.00


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Painting

Oil Painting Success
Instructor: Gage Mace





IN PERSON
July 21 – September 8
Wednesdays, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Skill level: all

In this class, you will learn more about 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 welcome (see supply list for details). Instructor Gage Mace will help you, and every student individually, achieve a great painting. This class is designed as weekly single classes rather than a series. You are welcome to register for as many or as few of the sessions as you wish.

Learn more about instructor Gage Mace on our instructor page and the artist’s website (link opens in new window).

Entire Series:
Member $ 200.00 | Non-Member $ 240.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Aug 04
Aug 11
Aug 18
Aug 25
Sep 01
Sep 08




Intermediate Watercolor: Honing Your Skills
Instructor: Angela Grainger





IN-PERSON STUDIO CLASS
Summer Term: July 22 – September 9
(no class August 26 and September 2)
Thursdays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Skill level: intermediate

In this class, those of you already familiar with the basics of painting with watercolors can continue developing your skills with more specialized techniques. This 6-week course delves into the following ways of working: negative painting, using masking medium, and experimental methods of pouring through papers and natural fibers. Instructor Angela Grainger also emphasizes composition and design to help you advance with these techniques and continue honing your painting skills. You can sign up for the whole series or select days.

Learn more about instructor Angela Grainger on our instructor page and the artist’s website (link opens in new window).

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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Aug 05
Aug 12
Aug 19
Sep 09
  




(Online) Explore Color Harmonies in Acrylic Painting
Instructor: Wayne Jiang





ONLINE (VIA ZOOM)
July 22 –September 9, 2021
Thursdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Skill level: beginner to intermediate

The art of blending and applying color in acrylic paints is not as mysterious as it may seem. In this 8-week online class, you will take a deep dive into the color wheel, learning to see and harmonize colors in a logical and simplified way. The class incorporates composition and other painting strategies alongside working with color. Instructor Wayne Jiang provides slideshow presentations, painting demonstrations, critiques, and time for painting along with the instructor and fellow students. In addition to the live (via Zoom) sessions, you can watch the recordings afterwards, allowing you to work at your own pace between classes.
 
Learn more about instructor Wayne Jiang on our
instructor page and the artist’s website (link opens in new window).

Price: Member $ 225.00 | Non-Member $ 275.00


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(Online) Expressive Painting
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Saturdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jul 24, 2021
Location:

ONLINE (VIA ZOOM)
July 24 – September 11, 2021
(No Class August 28)
Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Skill level: all

In this virtual classroom, you can work at your own pace with individual instruction, critique and optional homework; be prepared to draw, paint, and take notes. Each class in this 7-week series will cover concept and design planning, alla prima painting, color mixing, and expressive mark-making. Painters of any subject working in oil, acrylics, gouache, and watercolor are welcome, with a small break-away groups available for those working in like medium and subject matter. Sign up for the series to stay on a progressive track, learning the stages of making a painting and goal-setting in your practice, or sign up for single days. If you would like to audit the class (a free introduction) before signing up for the series, please contact instructor Joanne Kollman directly at joradarts@gmail.com.

Learn more about instructor Joanne Kollman on our instructor page and the artist’s website.

Entire Series:
Member $ 140.00 | Non-Member $ 175.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Aug 07
Aug 14
Aug 21
Aug 28
Sep 04
Sep 11




Oil Painting Success on Saturdays
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator





IN-STUDIO CLASS
Summer term: July 24 – September 11
Saturdays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Skill level: all
Register per day only

Come learn the different techniques of oil painting. Students will explore color, brush techniques, and different painting surfaces. Select your own inspiration and paint subjects that are exciting! Rotating instructors will help you achieve a great painting (image by Wayne Jiang). Contact info@osartists.org to learn which instructor will teach each week. This class meets in the Upstairs Studio, except when a workshop is scheduled. Signs will be posted directing students to the correct classroom..

Please note: this class is not billed on a full semester basis. To sign up for this class, please choose each selected day that you you would like to attend by clicking the corresponding date boxes, and then click "Register Selected Days".

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
Aug 07
Aug 14
Aug 21
Aug 28
Sep 04
Sep 11




Beginning and Intermediate Painting
Instructor: Jef Gunn





IN-PERSON
July 28 – September 8, 2021
Wednesdays, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Skill level: all

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

If you are an experienced painter interested in signing up for a select day of class rather than the entire series, please contact the instructor directly via email at howdy@jefgunn.com.

Learn more about instructor Jef Gunn on our instructor page and the artist’s website (link opens in new window).

Price: Member $ 300.00 | Non-Member $ 360.00

Full, Waitlist Available
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Online Veterans Art Class: Watercolor
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier

Thursdays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Starts on Aug 5, 2021
Location: None Selected

ONLINE ZOOM CLASS
July 8 – 29
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Skill Level: All

OSA is proud to offer this free online art class to any US military veteran, thanks to VA Portland. The class is designed to expose students to traditional drawing and painting techniques in the comfort of your own home. For the month of August, instructor Steve Kleier will focus on watercolor painting techniques. Drop-ins (single class attendance) are welcome. To sign up, please contact OSA at (503) 228-0706 or email hlbirdsong@osartists.org.


Price: Member $ 0.00 | Non-Member $ 0.00





Wildflowers and Weeds
Instructor: Nicole Poole

Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Aug 7, 2021
Location:

IN-PERSON
August 7–8, 2021
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Skill level: all

Spend a pleasant weekend painting plants in watercolor into your own hand-held accordion book. This class will take place on a beautiful farm on Sauvie Island that has a lot of delicious bounty in the farm stand. Instructor Nicole Poole provides examples and information sheets. Shade is available on site. For accessibility information, please contact the instructor at lionandpoppy@gmail.com.

Learn more about instructor Nicole Poole on our instructor page and the artist’s website (link opens in new window).

Price: Member $ 140.00 | Non-Member $ 150.00


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Single Pose Clothed Figure Session
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





IN-PERSON STUDIO CLASS
August 12 and September 9, 2021
Thursdays, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
(optional bonus hour: 4:00 – 5:00 PM)
Skill level: all

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

Learn more about instructor Joanne Kollman on our instructor page and the artist’s website (link opens in new window).

Entire Series:
Member $ 40.00 | Non-Member $ 50.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
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Aug 12
Sep 09
 




(Online) Making a Scene
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier





ONLINE (VIA ZOOM)
August 13, 2021
Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Skill level: all

If you like painting land and cityscapes, then this day-long online class is for you. No matter what the scene, there are fundamentals that they have in common to make them come alive. Instructor Steve Kleier will show you how to compose the picture plane, create the illusion of depth and atmosphere, and capture the feeling of a place. These are useful skills for plein air artists, or anyone who loves to make a scene.

Learn more about instructor Steve Kleier on our instructor page and the artist’s website (link opens in new window).

Price: Member $ 95.00 | Non-Member $ 100.00


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(Online) Virtual Abstract Painting in the Greek Islands
Instructor: Lisa Mann





ONLINE (VIA ZOOM)
August 19 – September 9
Thursdays, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Skill level: all

Have you got the "no travel blues?" This is a unique opportunity to travel via your paintbrush and learn to paint the essence of a place in a meaningful way. Virtually join award-winning artist Lisa Mann as she does reconnaissance for future retreats in the Greek Islands. Each Thursday for four weeks, she will introduce an inspirational scene from Greece and then show you step-by-step how to create an abstract, expressionist landscape using oil and cold wax medium. Even though it is virtual, you will really get a taste for the area, and educational content that equals that of a full three-day retreat!

Learn more about instructor Lisa Mann on our instructor page and the artist’s website (link opens in new window).

Price: Member $ 450.00 | Non-Member $ 470.00


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Photo/Digital Arts

Two Days of Cyanotype
Instructor: Nicole Poole





IN-PERSON
August 14–15, 2021
Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Skill level: all

In this class, you will create beautiful cyanotype prints on paper and cloth using the sun. Cyanotypes are created by exposing specially prepared paper and fabric to solar rays, which turn exposed areas a striking cyan-indigo color. Flowers and other objects can be used to create silhouettes and patterns. Finished cyanotypes can be used in other projects or as stand-alone pieces. This process can now also be done with other color results. This will also be explored. Class will take place both inside the classroom as well as outside.

Learn more about instructor Nicole Poole on our instructor page and the artist’s website.

Price: Member $ 120.00 | Non-Member $ 140.00


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