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

Drop-ins are always welcome! Please contact the instructor with questions regarding schedule and ability.

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 



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
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 $ 110.00 | Non-Member $ 168.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Nov 22
Dec 06
 




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
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 22
Nov 29
Dec 06
Dec 13
  




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

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

Hosted by Nicole Poole

Fee includes instruction, exemplars, materials, wine and refreshments

This class will introduce the fundamentals of brush lettering to create your own beautiful brush script! Learning to use the brush pen and how to manipulate it, we will explore line variation and the curvature and bounce of letters and illustrated ornamentation. Each participant will create a floral wreath to take home. Exemplars are included.


Price: Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 20.00





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

Fridays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 10, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter Term: January 10 - April 10

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 $ 140.00 | Non-Member $ 168.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 10
Jan 17
Jan 24
Jan 31
Feb 07
Feb 14
Feb 21
Feb 28
Mar 06
Mar 13
Mar 20
Mar 27
Apr 03
Apr 10
 




Single Pose Figure Session 1
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Fridays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 10, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter Term session 1: January 10 - February 21
Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins weclome

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.

$105 for every 7 classes (do not have to be consecutive)

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



Entire Series:
Member $ 105.00 | Non-Member $ 175.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 10
Jan 17
Jan 24
Jan 31
Feb 07
Feb 14
Feb 21
  




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

Fridays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 10, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio B

Winter term: January 10 - April 10

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 $ 140.00 | Non-Member $ 168.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 10
Jan 17
Jan 24
Jan 31
Feb 07
Feb 14
Feb 21
Feb 28
Mar 06
Mar 13
Mar 20
Mar 27
Apr 03
Apr 10
 




All Media Saturdays Session 1
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Saturdays, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 11, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio B

Winter term: January 11 - February 15
Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins welcome

Work at your own level in the medium of your choice or learn a new medium. Individual attention at your easel. Ages 13 and up.

Entire Series:
Member $ 180.00 | Non-Member $ 240.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 11
Jan 18
Jan 25
Feb 01
Feb 08
Feb 15




Expressive Portrait Painting
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Saturdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 11, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter Term: January 11 - February 22
Level: Intermediate
Drop-ins welcome (please RSVP)

Painting from life is the best way to see color and form. Each class session includes an instructor demonstration, ample painting time and individual critiques. Expressive portrait painting happens from general to precise organization of shapes and planes in conjunction with the practice of paint handling with a variety of brushwork and brush size. Learn to see the whole picture and celebrate each success. This instructed portrait class includes a weekly portrait model fee. Optional homework will include taking a good photograph for practice exercises to get a good likeness.

Prerequisite for drop-ins only: RSVP Intermediate level & date approval by Instructor 503.752.3708 (joradarts@gmail.com)

Syllabus


Entire Series:
Member $ 240.00 | Non-Member $ 270.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 45.00 | Non-Member $ 50.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 11
Jan 18
Jan 25
Feb 01
Feb 08
Feb 22




Single Pose Figure Session 2
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Fridays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Feb 28, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter Term session 2: February 28 - April 10
Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins weclome

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.

$105 for every 7 classes (do not have to be consecutive)

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



Entire Series:
Member $ 105.00 | Non-Member $ 175.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Feb 28
Mar 06
Mar 13
Mar 20
Mar 27
Apr 03
Apr 10
  




All Media Saturdays Session 2
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Saturdays, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Class Starts on Feb 29, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio B

Winter term session 2: February 29 - April 11 (no class Mar 28 and Apr 4)
Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins welcome

Work at your own level in the medium of your choice or learn a new medium. Individual attention at your easel. Ages 13 and up.

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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Feb 29
Mar 07
Mar 14
Mar 21
Apr 11
 



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
Nov 25
Dec 02
 




Botanical Drawing in Colored Pencil - Basics
Instructor: Janet Parker

Mondays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 6, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

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
Winter Term: January 6 - February 17 (no class Jan 13 and 27)

Level: Beginner

No drop-ins

Using the colored pencils on our supply list we’ll make a swatch palette and color wheel. Both of these exercises acquaint us with the specific materials, while giving us reference tools and a new understanding of working with transparent color.  We’ll also learn how to lay down layers of color and blend and burnish them to create new colors. And we’ll explore the importance of using a single light source and understanding light-on-basic geometric forms. Finally, we’ll work on some simple botanical subjects and ultimately create a finished colored pencil drawing using your new skills.


Price: Member $ 160.00 | Non-Member $ 225.00





Botanical Drawing: Study One Subject through the Year
Instructor: Janet Parker

Mondays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 27, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

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
Starting in January, this class will meet on the last Monday of every month throughout the year of 2020.

Level: All skill levels
No drop-ins

Each student will choose one plant to study throughout its growth cycle - a great way to learn about a single plant subject. 

To learn more about what’s planned for each class, please contact Janet for a schedule. jkp920@gmail.com


Price: Member $ 300.00 | Non-Member $ 420.00





Botanical Drawing in Colored Pencil - Intermediate
Instructor: Janet Parker

Mondays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Mar 2, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

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
Winter Term: March 2 - April 6 (no class Mar 30)

Level: Intermediate

No drop-ins

As we practice colored pencil skills on seasonal plant subjects we’ll work on some different surfaces - Duralar, tinted papers, heavy watercolor paper, and try some different tools for blending color. This class is a great follow-up to the Colored Pencil Basics class, and is appropriate for those with more experience as well.


Price: Member $ 160.00 | Non-Member $ 225.00




Drawing

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
Nov 26
Dec 03
Dec 10




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 22
Nov 29
Dec 06
Dec 13
Dec 20
 




Portrait Drawing from Life
Instructor: Nathan Seay

Mondays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 6, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter Term: January 6 - April 6

Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins welcome

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
Drawing pad - 18" x 24"
Hog brisle oil brush - medium size
kneaded eraser
Graphite pencils: HB, 2b, 4b
Blending stump

Entire Series:
Member $ 500.00 | Non-Member $ 630.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 40.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 06
Jan 13
Jan 20
Jan 27
Feb 03
Feb 10
Feb 17
Feb 24
Mar 02
Mar 09
Mar 16
Mar 23
Mar 30
Apr 06
 




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

Wednesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 8, 2020
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.
Winter Term: January 8 - April 8
Level: Beginner
Drop-ins welcome

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 $ 420.00 | Non-Member $ 560.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 08
Jan 15
Jan 22
Jan 29
Feb 05
Feb 12
Feb 19
Feb 26
Mar 04
Mar 11
Mar 18
Mar 25
Apr 01
Apr 08
 




The Art and Science of Figure Drawing (part of new Art 101 series)
Instructor: Randall Vemer

Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 9, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term: January 9 - April 9

Level: All skill levels

Drop-ins welcome

This class will introduce the building blocks for all forms. Students will use ovals, cubes, and cylinders to understand and draw figures and add modified cylinders over top for generalized believable form. This class is the second section of the new Art 101 Series. Please feel free to join and drop-in anytime.

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

Entire Series:
Member $ 300.00 | Non-Member $ 420.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 09
Jan 16
Jan 23
Jan 30
Feb 06
Feb 13
Feb 20
Feb 27
Mar 05
Mar 12
Mar 19
Mar 26
Apr 02
Apr 09
 



Mixed Media

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





Brush Lettering with Wreaths and Borders
Instructor: Nicole Poole

Fridays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 24, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio B

Winter term: January 24 and 31
Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins welcome

Learn brush letter techniques using modern pens and how to illustrate beautiful wreaths and borders around your lettering. 

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. 


Entire Series:
Member $ 70.00 | Non-Member $ 80.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 24
Jan 31
 




The Art of Paper Cutting
Instructor: Nicole Poole

Fridays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Feb 7, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio B

Winter term: February 7 and 14
Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins welcome

Explore the delicate art and craft of the paper cut. Students will design and cut their illustrations from a single sheet of paper.

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. 


Entire Series:
Member $ 70.00 | Non-Member $ 80.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Feb 07
Feb 14
 




Walnut Ink Letters and Monochrome Illustration
Instructor: Nicole Poole

Fridays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Mar 20, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio B

Winter term: March 20 and 27
Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins welcome

Create an alphabet with beautiful layers depth using natural walnut ink. We will wash, remove and add inks to create beautiful letters and earthy illustrations.

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. 


Entire Series:
Member $ 70.00 | Non-Member $ 80.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Mar 20
Mar 27
 




Create Your Own Watercolor Box
Instructor: Nicole Poole

Fridays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Apr 3, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio B

Winter term: April 3 and 10
Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins welcome

Plan and pan your own special watercolor box palette to use for years to come using your favorite colors. Whether at home or traveling with your sketchbook, your special watercolor box will be your go-to palette for both in-studio or out in the field. 

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. 


Entire Series:
Member $ 70.00 | Non-Member $ 80.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Apr 03
Apr 10
 



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
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
Nov 26
Dec 03
Dec 10
Dec 17
  




Oil Painting Success (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
Level: All Skill Levels
Walk-ins Welcome

Experienced and beginners will enjoy learning new colors and methods to produce great paintings. This class is continuious throughout the year and walk-ins are always welcomed! Instrustor will discuss materials with students on their first day. Contact the instructor for questions: dorothyftz@hotmail.com

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
Nov 27
Dec 04
Dec 11
Dec 18
  




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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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
Level: All Skill Levels
Walk-ins Welcome

Experienced and beginners will enjoy learning new colors and methods to produce great paintings. This class is continuious throughout the year and walk-ins are always welcomed! Instrustor will discuss materials with students on their first day. Contact the instructor for questions: dorothyftz@hotmail.com

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
Nov 23
Nov 30
Dec 07
Dec 14
Dec 21
 




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
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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

Fall term: October 7 - November 25

Level: All Skill Levels
Drop-ins welcome

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
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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




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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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Nov 25
Dec 02
Dec 09




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


Entire Series:
Member $ 216.00 | Non-Member $ 276.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 46.00 | Non-Member $ 56.00
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Nov 27
Dec 04
Dec 11
Dec 18
  




Alla Prima Portrait Painting in Oils: Session 1
Instructor: Joanne Mehl

Mondays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 6, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter Term Session 1: January 6 – February 17

Level: All skill levels

Drop-ins welcome

We focus on accuracy in drawing, value pattern, and warm and cool color relationships as they pertain to flesh tones.

Alla Prima is a wet-into-wet oil painting technique where subjects are painted quickly and in one sitting, like in plein air painting. This 14-week course is designed to develop Alla Prima Portrait skills from the ground up. Take both sections or choose the one.

This course is appropriate for novice to intermediate skill levels. It 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.

Questions? Email me at joannemehl@comcast.net

For more about your instructor, please visit: www.joannemehl.com


Entire Series:
Member $ 367.50 | Non-Member $ 455.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 65.00 | Non-Member $ 70.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 06
Jan 13
Jan 20
Jan 27
Feb 03
Feb 10
Feb 17
  




The Visual Language of Landscape Painting
Instructor: Michael Orwick

Mondays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 6, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter term: January 6 - February 17

Level: All Skill Levels
Drop-ins welcome

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
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Jan 06
Jan 13
Jan 20
Jan 27
Feb 03
Feb 10
Feb 17
  




Figurative Expressionism
Instructor: Alan Scott-Moncrieff

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 7, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter Term: January 7 - March 24

This winter Alan teaches a course of 12 classes on figurative expressionism, following in the footsteps of the 20th Century's great Fauvists and Abstract Expressionists. Students will paint from the nude model, and the imagination, on consecutive weeks for a total of 6 canvases. With a focus on the styles that altered the direction of art and excited the public's imagination over the past hundred years, students will be encouraged and guided through an inspiring journey of self discovery and wonderful results! 

 

Materials:

6 canvases 18"x24" or the larger 24"x36" (or paper if working in watercolor)

your favorite brushes and/or palette knives

your favorite colors (oil, tempera, acrylic or watercolor)


Entire Series:
Member $ 470.00 | Non-Member $ 520.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 50.00 | Non-Member $ 55.00
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Jan 07
Jan 14
Jan 21
Jan 28
Feb 04
Feb 11
Feb 18
Feb 25
Mar 03
Mar 10
Mar 17
Mar 24




Variety in Watercolor
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 7, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term: January 7 - April 7

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Drop-ins Welcome

In this ongoing class we explore more ways to express with watercolor.  The direct style of painting uses brushstrokes and chromatic color to create excitement and capture the effects of light and texture. Each lesson begins with a study for drawing and composition. Learn how to use classic skills to make your painting more exciting as you take your art to the next level.  I begin each lesson with a demonstration, then use the reference photos supplied in class or bring your own inspiration.

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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 07
Jan 14
Jan 21
Jan 28
Feb 04
Feb 11
Feb 18
Feb 25
Mar 03
Mar 10
Mar 17
Mar 24
Mar 31
Apr 07
 




Expression in Acrylics
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier

Tuesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 7, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term: January 7 - April 7

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Drop-ins Welcome

Take your art to the next level in this exciting, fun class. If you want to learn the rules or learn to break them this class will show you how. We will discuss composition, value and color as a means of personal expression. Drawing makes the subject. Color choices make the mood. Expressive painting creates intensity.  Each class will begin with a discussion or demonstration designed to inform and inspire.

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Entire Series:
Member $ 325.00 | Non-Member $ 375.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
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Jan 07
Jan 14
Jan 21
Jan 28
Feb 04
Feb 11
Feb 18
Feb 25
Mar 03
Mar 10
Mar 17
Mar 24
Mar 31
Apr 07
 




Veterans Art Class
Instructor: Steve C. Kleier

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 7, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term: January 7 - February 25

Level: All skill levels

Drop-ins Welcome

We are proud to offer this free art class to any US military veteran. The class is designed to expose the student to 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.


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




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Jan 07
Jan 14
Jan 21
Jan 28
Feb 04
Feb 11
Feb 18
Feb 25
 




Oil Painting Success (Saturdays)
Instructor: Dorothy Fitzgerald

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 8, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term: January 8 - April 8
Level: All Skill Levels
Walk-ins Welcome

Experienced and beginners will enjoy learning new colors and methods to produce great paintings. This class is continuious throughout the year and walk-ins are always welcomed! Instrustor will discuss materials with students on their first day. Contact the instructor for questions: dorothyftz@hotmail.com

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
Jan 08
Jan 15
Jan 22
Jan 29
Feb 05
Feb 12
Feb 19
Feb 26
Mar 04
Mar 11
Mar 18
Mar 25
Apr 01
Apr 08
 




Water Media
Instructor: Harold Walkup

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 8, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term session 1: January 8 - February 19

Level: All skill levels

Drop-ins welcome

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.

Students should expect to:
1. Advance their creative process
2. Develop ideas from concept to completion
3. Develope skills and techniques
4. communicate ideas behind the painting
5. Develop practice skills that increase painting abilities


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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Jan 08
Jan 15
Jan 22
Jan 29
Feb 05
Feb 12
Feb 19
  




Watercolor - Honing Your Skills
Instructor: Angela Grainger

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

Winter term: January 9 - March 19 (March 26 with be a makeup opportunity for prepaid students.)

Level: Intermediate

Drop-ins welcome

Continue developing your watercolor skills with this more speicialized 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 advance your techniques.

Prerequisite: a basis understanding of watercolor

This class is nonrefundable.


Entire Series:
Member $ 250.00 | Non-Member $ 325.00



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Jan 09
Jan 16
Jan 23
Feb 06
Feb 13
Feb 20
Feb 27
Mar 05
Mar 12
Mar 19
  




Explore your Potential in Acrylic Painting
Instructor: Wayne Jiang

Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 9, 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.

Winter Term: January 9 - March 19 (no class Mar 26)

Level: All Skill Levels

Drop-ins Welcome

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.

Explore diverse subjects using acrylic: portrait, landscape, and still life paintings. You will also learn color theory and composition knowledge so your painting process will not only be enjoyable, but also successful. By the end of this class, you’ll complete artworks suitable for framing. If you’re new to acrylic, you will learn the essential techniques of acrylics: color mixing, blending, and transitioning to acrylic from other mediums.

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 $ 270.00 | Non-Member $ 370.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
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Jan 09
Jan 16
Jan 23
Jan 30
Feb 06
Feb 13
Feb 20
Feb 27
Mar 05
Mar 12
Mar 19
 




Oil Painting Success (Saturdays)
Instructor: Dorothy Fitzgerald

Saturdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Jan 11, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term: January 11 - April 11
Level: All Skill Levels
Walk-ins Welcome

Experienced and beginners will enjoy learning new colors and methods to produce great paintings. This class is continuious throughout the year and walk-ins are always welcomed! Instrustor will discuss materials with students on their first day. Contact the instructor for questions: dorothyftz@hotmail.com

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
Jan 11
Jan 18
Jan 25
Feb 01
Feb 08
Feb 15
Feb 22
Feb 29
Mar 07
Mar 14
Mar 21
Mar 28
Apr 04
Apr 11
 




Water Media
Instructor: Harold Walkup

Mondays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Feb 24, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term Session 2: February 24 - April 6

Level: All skill levels

Drop-ins welcome

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.

Students should expect to:
1. Advance their creative process
2. Develop ideas from concept to completion
3. Develope skills and techniques
4. communicate ideas behind the painting
5. Develop practice skills that increase painting abilities


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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Feb 24
Mar 02
Mar 09
Mar 16
Mar 23
Mar 30
Apr 06
  




Alla Prima Portrait Painting in Oils: Session 1
Instructor: Joanne Mehl

Mondays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Feb 24, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter Term Session 2: February 24 - April 6

Level: All skill levels

Drop-ins welcome

We continue working on these aspects of portraiture while introducing: wet into wet painting using thicker paint and brushes of different shapes and sizes, using brushstroke to define structure and form.

Alla Prima is a wet-into-wet oil painting technique where subjects are painted quickly and in one sitting, like in plein air painting. This 14-week course is designed to develop Alla Prima Portrait skills from the ground up. Take both sections or choose the one.

This course is appropriate for novice to intermediate skill levels. It 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.

Questions? Email me at joannemehl@comcast.net

For more about your instructor, please visit: www.joannemehl.com


Entire Series:
Member $ 367.50 | Non-Member $ 455.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 65.00 | Non-Member $ 70.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Feb 24
Mar 02
Mar 09
Mar 16
Mar 23
Mar 30
Apr 06
  




Energize Your Painting
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman

Saturdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Feb 29, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter Term: February 29 - April 4
Level: all skill levels
Drop-ins welcome (please RSVP)

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.

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


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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
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Feb 29
Mar 07
Mar 14
Mar 21
Mar 28
Apr 04



Pastel

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.


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




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




The Beauty of Pastels, Session 1
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 9, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter term session 1: January 9 - February 13
Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins welcome

Create powerful pastel paintings using different underpainting techniques. Work at your own level. This class offers plenty of individual attention. Oils and acrylics wecome!


Entire Series:
Member $ 180.00 | Non-Member $ 240.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
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Jan 09
Jan 16
Jan 23
Jan 30
Feb 06
Feb 13




The Beauty of Pastels, Session 2
Instructor: Susan Kuznitsky

Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Feb 27, 2020
Location: Downstairs Studio A

Winter term session 2: February 27 - April 9 (no class Apr 2)
Level: All skill levels
Drop-ins welcome

Create powerful pastel paintings using different underpainting techniques. Work at your own level. This class offers plenty of individual attention. Oils and acrylics wecome!


Entire Series:
Member $ 180.00 | Non-Member $ 240.00




Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 45.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Feb 27
Mar 05
Mar 12
Mar 19
Mar 26
Apr 09



Photo/Digital Arts

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

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Starts on Jan 8, 2020
Location: Upstairs Studio

Winter Term: January 8 - April 8 

Level: All skill levels

Drop-ins welcome

Curios about digital art? Whether you are interested in digital as the end result or as a tool for preplanning your traditional work, this class will make your ipad an integral tool in making art. Be sure to have Procreate loaded on your iPad and a basic knowledge of how your iPad works.

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

sunflowercreativemedia.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
Jan 08
Jan 15
Jan 22
Jan 29
Feb 05
Feb 12
Feb 19
Feb 26
Mar 04
Mar 11
Mar 18
Mar 25
Apr 01
Apr 08
 




Beginning Digital Photography
Instructor: Michael Lerch

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Starts on Feb 26, 2020
Location: Garden Home Art Studio

Winter Term: February 26 - March 11

Level: Beginner

No drop-ins 

This class is designed for the absolute beginner or for self-taught
photographers who would like to expand their knowledge. We will learn many
of the settings of the digital camera and how to use them effectively (exposure,
shooting modes, white balance, and many more), learning about lenses, and
learning what makes a "good" photo in terms and how to effectively compose
your images. Pre-registration required. NOTE: This class is taught at Garden
Home Art Studio, 7700 SW 81st Ave, Portland, NOT THE OSA CAMPUS!

This class is designed for the absolute beginner or for self-taught photographers who would like to expand their knowledge. We will learn many of the settings of the digital camera and how to use them effectively (exposure, shooting modes, white balance, and many more), learning about lenses, and learning what makes a "good" photo in terms and how to effectively compos your images. 

Pre-registration required. 

NOTE: This class is taught at Garden Home Art Studio, 7700 SW 81st Ave, Portland, OR 97223 (not at OSA!)

contact the instructor for questions: mwlerch@gmail.com


Price: Member $ 80.00 | Non-Member $ 95.00





Photographing Nude/Costumed Models for Reference
Instructor: Michael Lerch

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Starts on Mar 18, 2020
Location: Garden Home Art Studio

Winter Term: March 18 - 25

Level: All Skill Levels

No drop-ins

There are many situations where developing a painting or drawing from a photograph can be advantageous. This course will not only teach artists how to take "good" photographs as reference for drawing, but will give the artist the oportunitiy to photograph a model to develop their own material. 

Class 1 is lecture, Class 2 is photography. Students missing Class 1 will not be able to particpate in Class 2. NOTE: This class is taught at Garden Home Art Studio, 7700 SW 81st Ave, Portland, OR 97223 (not at OSA!) Class registration is price accordingly to cover model's fee.


Price: Member $ 125.00 | Non-Member $ 140.00





Intro to Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom
Instructor: Michael Lerch

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Starts on Apr 1, 2020
Location: Garden Home Art Studio

Winter Term: April 1-15

Level: Beginner

No drop-ins

This class is a beginners class for those wanting to learn Adobe Photoshop and
Adobe Lightroom. The majority of the class will focus on Photoshop. We will
learn layers, selecting, blending modes, using filters, and much much more. Its
recommended (but not required) to bring a laptop with Photoshop installed
as well as some sample images.

This class is a beginners class for those wanting to learn Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. The majority of the class will focus on Photoshop. We will learn layers, selecting, blending modes, using filters, and much much more. Its recommended (but not required) to bring a laptop with Photoshop installed as well as some sample images. 

NOTE: This class is taught at Garden Home Art Studio, 7700 SW 81st Ave, Portland, OR 97223 (not at OSA!)


Price: Member $ 85.00 | Non-Member $ 100.00






(503) 228-0706

info@osartists.org

Oregon Society of Artists

2185 SW Park Place
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, OR
Portland, Oregon
97205
97205