Classes

General Class Information:

There is limited free onsite parking, with an ADA approved parking space and ramp to our lower level classrooms.
TriMet bus #51 and #63 both stop in front of OSA.

ATTENTION
  • OSA requires in-person class participants be vaccinated against COVID-19. Masks are currently recommended.
  • If you have not done so already please provide the OSA office with proof of vaccination. A photo or a scan of your card may be submitted HERE: or a copy sent via USPS mail to Oregon Society of Artists, 2185 S.W. Park Place Portland, Oregon 97205.
  • To maximize airflow we open windows (when weather permits), doors, and set fans. Additionally, there are air purifiers in the room.
  • All "Online" classes are being conducted via the Zoom platform.  Instructors will send the "invitation to join" via email prior to class. In that email, you will simply click the link to join "the meeting" and enable your audio. If you have trouble please give us a call.

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

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

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

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


Fall 2022 Classes are now live for registration! View the Fall 2022 Course Schedule here!

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



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

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

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


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


All Media

OPEN STUDIOS (MONDAYS)
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator





IN-PERSON CLASS

Sep 12 - Dec 19

Mondays | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All Levels | All Media


Join fellow artists for self-directed time to work in a relaxed, communal studio space during OSA’s weekly open studio sessions. Members and Non-Members alike, working in any medium and level of accomplishment, are welcome. The OSA studio has easels, tables, and chairs for you to use. Each attendee is responsible for bringing their own art materials and supplies.

 

Submit Proof Of Vaccination here

 


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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 26
Oct 03
Oct 10
Oct 17
Oct 24
Oct 31
Nov 07
Nov 14
Nov 21
Nov 28
Dec 05
Dec 12
Dec 19
  




VETERANS’ ART CLASS
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator





IN-PERSON CLASS

Sep 12 - Dec 12

Mondays | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

All Levels | All Media

All Supplies Provided

 

Free to US military Veterans (Includes Veteran OSA Membership)


The Oregon School of Art is proud to sponsor a Veteran's art program that gives all US Military Veterans the opportunity to create fine art. This is a free weekly art class for Veterans, with all art supplies included. Veterans participating in the class also have their membership in OSA sponsored. Art projects vary based on instructor, but generally focus on drawing, painting, and other 2-D art media.

Each November we celebrate the Veterans' creations with a special show in The Gallery at OSA. Over the past four years, this program has created a welcoming, safe, community for those who have served our country. The art submitted to OSA’s year end show, is both inspiring, personal and powerful art expressions of those who’ve served. 

For more information about this program and to register click HERE. For questions, please contact the OSA office at 503-228-0706 or email us at info@osartists.org.


Sep 12 - Oct 10 | Instructor: Gage Mace

Oct 17 - Nov 7 | Instructor: Randall Vemer

Nov 14 - Dec 12 | Instructor: Nicole Poole

 

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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 0.00 | Non-Member $ 0.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 26Full
Oct 03Full
Oct 10Full
Oct 17Full
Oct 24Full
Oct 31Full
Nov 07
Nov 14
Nov 21
Nov 28
Dec 05
Dec 12




ART HISTORY IN PROGRESS - THE SERIES
Instructor: Greg Lewis





IN-PERSON CLASS

Sep 12 - Dec 12

Mondays | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

All Levels | Art Appreciation


Greg J. Lewis, Artist & Design Director of the Greg Lewis Studios practice, is both host and presenter of Art History in Progress, formerly known as Art Without Passports Series. The once-a- week, art appreciation talks include a wide range of art topics including famous and influential artists and their works. From art history’s great art periods to art forgery, theft, and subjects of art interest. Created for artists and non-artists alike, join us in the knowledge and understanding of the following:

 

 

Class Schedule:


Week 1: Establishing the Art Collection


Week 2 Art Forgery, Theft & Destruction


Week 3: Gustav Klimt: Master of Color, Design & Gold


Week 4: Colored Pencil on Exhibit - How Did They Do That!


Week 5: The Masters' Touch - Brushstokes Revealed


Week 6: Calligraphy - The Power of Word Art


Week 7: En Plein Aire - The Art of Outdoor Painting


Week 8: Henri Matisse - Master of Color & Design


Week 9: Architecture as Art - Gaudi, Calatrava, Gehry


Week 10: Art Restoration - Repair Secrets Revealed


Week 11: Marc Chagall: For the Love of Color


Week 12: The Art Critique - Beyond the Elements of Art


Week 13: Ida O'Keefe - The Other Sister


Week 14: Norman Rockwell - America's Art Master

 

 

Submit proof of vaccination here


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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 26
Oct 03
Oct 10
Oct 17
Oct 24
Oct 31
Nov 07
Nov 14
Nov 21
Nov 28
Dec 05
Dec 12




AFTER SCHOOL KIDS' ART CLASS
Instructor: Nicole Poole





Sep 13 - Dec 13

Tuesdays | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Ages: Children and Youth (8 - 16)

All Levels | Drawing / Painting / Mixed Media

Join us for a fun after-school art class for children and adolescents ages 8 to 16. Together we'll discover the power of art while learning the basic principles of art and design! The fun, creative lessons cover a variety of mediums and subject matter with all supplies included. Each student is encouraged to develop and pursue their artistic interests and talents. Scholarships are available, apply here.

*Snacks + Supplies Provided

 


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




Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 27
Oct 04
Oct 11
Oct 18
Oct 25
Nov 01
Nov 08
Nov 15
Nov 22
Nov 29
Dec 06
Dec 13




VETERANS' ONLINE CLASS
Instructor: Nathan Seay





ONLINE CLASS

Sep 13 - Dec 13

Tuesdays | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM*

All Levels | All Media

*No Class Nov 22

 

Free to US Military Veterans (Includes Veteran membership) 

 

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

 

nathanseay.com

 

 

 Submit proof of vaccination here



Price: Member $ 0.00 | Non-Member $ 0.00


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OPEN STUDIOS (FRIDAYS)
Instructor: Rotating Facilitator





IN-PERSON CLASS

Sep 16 - Dec 16

Fridays | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All Levels | All Media 

*No Class Nov 25

 

Join fellow artists for self-directed time to work in a relaxed, communal studio space during OSA’s weekly open studio sessions. Members and Non-Members alike, working in any medium and level of accomplishment, are welcome. The OSA studio has easels, tables, and chairs for you to use. Each student should being their own art supplies and materials.

 

Note: Class will be held in the upstairs studio except when weekend workshops take place. In the case of a workshop, classes will be held in the downstairs central classroom

 

Submit proof of vaccination here

 

 

 


Entire Series:
Member $ 130.00 | Non-Member $ 156.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 10.00 | Non-Member $ 12.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 30
Oct 07
Oct 14
Oct 21
Oct 28
Nov 04
Nov 11
Nov 18
Dec 02
Dec 09
Dec 16
 



Drawing

DISCOVERING CONCEPT DRAWING
Instructor: Greg Lewis





IN-PERSON CLASS
Sep 13 - Dec 13
Tuesdays | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
All Levels | Drawing

Enjoy a fun and relaxed setting to explore principles of design and basic techniques of drawing. Assignments in still life, abstraction, and mixed media will be explored and developed. Instructor Greg Lewis’s teaching style uses a combination of demonstrations and one-on-one teaching to achieve final art results with each student, even if you have little or no experience. Our class will be small, but together, we will create great works of art suitable for framing. Come and experience the joy of concept drawing!

Submit proof of vaccination here


Entire Series:
Member $ 380.00 | Non-Member $ 450.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 27
Oct 04
Oct 11
Oct 18
Oct 25
Nov 01
Nov 08
Nov 15
Nov 22
Nov 29
Dec 06
Dec 13




DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS
Instructor: Scott Gellatly

Tuesdays, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 13, 2022
Location: Central (Downstairs B)

The first in OSA’s “Fundamentals” series, this class dives into drawing from observation as a means to explore fundamental principles of two-dimensional art and design. Whether you are new to artmaking, wanting to develop your portfolio for future study, or simply need to sharpen your drawing skills, this class will break down core design concepts - line, form, and composition - into short, easy-to-follow exercises. Students will be working with a variety of dry media on paper. The fall Drawing Fundamentals class will prepare each student for the Painting Fundamentals class in the Winter and Multimedia Fundamentals in the Spring.

 

Submit proof of vaccination here

 

IN-PERSON CLASS

Sep 13 - Oct 25

Tuesdays | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Beginner - Intermediate

All Levels | Drawing

Adults + Youth (13 - 17)


Price: Member $ 350.00 | Non-Member $ 385.00

Full, Waitlist Available
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LIFE DRAWING (MORNING SESSION)
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





IN-PERSON CLASS

Sep 15 - Dec 15 *

Thursdays | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

All Levels | Drawing / Painting (Acrylics / Gouache / Watercolor)

*No Class November 24 

This is a classical nude figure life drawing session, beginning with short gestures and building to long poses. We have easels and drawing boards for you to use. Each session is limited to 8. Sign up online to secure your spot – they fill up quickly. If you are waitlisted, you will know the day's class is full (check for afternoon class availability). You are welcome to work in water-based and dry media; no oil paints or photography. Please note: this session has rotating facilitators.

 

Submit proof of vaccination here


Entire Series:
Member $ 195.00 | Non-Member $ 208.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 16.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 29Full
Oct 06
Oct 13
Oct 20
Oct 27
Nov 03
Nov 10
Nov 17
Dec 01
Dec 08
Dec 15
 




LIFE DRAWING (AFTERNOON SESSION)
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





IN-PERSON CLASS

Sep 15 - Dec 15 *

Thursdays | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All Levels | Drawing / Painting (Acrylics / Gouache / Watercolor)

*No Class November 24 

This is a classical nude figure life drawing session, beginning with short gestures and building to long poses. We have easels and drawing boards for you to use. Each session is limited to 8. Sign up online to secure your spot – they fill up quickly. If you are waitlisted, you will know the day's class is full (check for afternoon class availability). You are welcome to work in water-based and dry media; no oil paints or photography. Please note: this session has rotating facilitators.

 

Submit proof of vaccination here


Entire Series:
Member $ 195.00 | Non-Member $ 208.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 16.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 29
Oct 06
Oct 13
Oct 20
Oct 27
Nov 03
Nov 10
Nov 17
Dec 01
Dec 08
Dec 15
 




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

Fridays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Class Starts on Sep 16, 2022
Location: Online

In this online life drawing class, you will learn techniques with charcoal, Conté, pastel and graphite, while practicing exercises to help you see accurate proportions in portraiture and the nude figure. You can sign up for the whole series, or register on a per-day basis. Includes draw-along demos, access to camera view of the instructor drawing, presentations, and optional homework links.

 

Submit proof of vaccination

 

ONLINE CLASS

Sep 16 - Dec 16 *

Fridays | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

All Levels | Drawing / Painting (Oils / Acrylics / Gouache / Watercolor)

*No Class November 25 


Entire Series:
Member $ 195.00 | Non-Member $ 208.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 15.00 | Non-Member $ 16.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 30
Oct 07
Oct 14
Oct 21
Oct 28
Nov 04
Nov 11
Nov 18
Dec 02
Dec 09
Dec 16
 




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





ONLINE CLASS

Sep 25 - Nov 20

Sundays | 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

All Levels | Drawing / Colored Pencils

*No Class Oct 2

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


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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 35.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 09
Oct 16
Oct 23
Oct 30
Nov 06
Nov 13
Nov 20
  




URBAN SKETCHING BOOTCAMP FOR BEGINNERS
Instructor: Rita Sabler

Thursdays, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 29, 2022
Location: Upstairs Studio

This course will give you the necessary tools and techniques to develop a lifelong passion for drawing on location and telling stories using your sketches. In the class we will cultivate the ability to draw quickly from direct observation, pulling inspiration from daily experiences, combining words and illustrations to create vivid, funny and memorable snapshots of everyday life. Further, we will turn our attention to architecture and street scenes using rules of perspective to draw indoors and outdoors using expressive, fluid, and confident ink lines, and bringing our stories and characters to life with the help of watercolor.

 

Urban Sketchers is the international community of artists who show their world one drawing at a time and share their work online through blogs and social media channels. Instruction, demos, field exercises, and group and individual feedback is part of every class.

 

Although the classes are built as a progression you can sign up for individual sessions based on your interests and availability.

 

IN-PERSON CLASS

Sep 29 - Oct 27

Thursdays | 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

All Levels | Urban Sketching

Adults + Youth (13 - 17)

 

Class Schedule:

Week 1: What is Urban Sketching?

Week 2: Making Your Sketches Come Alive with Watercolor

Week 3: Drawing Structures Applying Rules of One-Point Perspective

Week 4: Composition Tricks

Week 5: Drawing Simple and Complex Using Two-Point Perspective

 

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Entire Series:
Member $ 210.00 | Non-Member $ 240.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 50.00 | Non-Member $ 55.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 29
Oct 06
Oct 13
Oct 20
Oct 27
 




CONTOUR SKETCHING FROM LIFE (ONLINE)
Instructor: Stacy Kamin

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Starts on Oct 12, 2022
Location: Online

Join Stacy Kamin as she teaches you how to sketch, whether you are a beginner or have been sketching for years. She will guide you through many different techniques, focusing on direct contour drawing. You will learn to love the process of sketching, while improving your eye and hand coordination. You will learn how to use pen and watercolors to enhance your sketches and bring touches of color to draw the eye. Subject matter will be simple objects around the house, books, toilet paper, etc.--from drawing your kitchen to drawing your self portrait. In her classes, Stacy demonstrates a joyful, relaxed and focused way to see the relationship between the parts and the whole of drawing.


Optional additional dates meeting in-person to draw outdoors may be added.

 

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ONLINE CLASS

Oct 12 - Dec 7

Wednesdays | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

All Levels | Drawing / Watercolors

*No class Nov 23


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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 12
Oct 19
Oct 26
Nov 02
Nov 09
Nov 16
Nov 30
Dec 07
 



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PROCREATE BASICS: DIGITAL PAINTING ON THE IPAD (ONLINE)
Instructor: Elaine Pawski





ONLINE CLASS
Sep 14 - Sep 28
Wednesdays | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Beginner | Digital Painting / Drawing

Digital painting requires a combination of knowledge of the software and its interface combined with traditional drawing and painting skills. In this class we will concentrate on basics, learning the Procreate software together, and discovering the diverse tools found in Procreate. Digital painting offers a wide range of applications for artists, traditional and digital, offering a new set of tools to take your art to the next level. Upon completion of this course, you'll be ready to join "A Painterly Approach to Procreate" where we explore the artistic possibilities offered by digital painting.


Price: Member $ 60.00 | Non-Member $ 75.00


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SCULPTURE BASICS: TECHNIQUES FOR CREATING FORM & SPACE
Instructor: Chas Martin





IN-PERSON CLASS

Sep 14 - Oct 26

Wednesdays | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

All Levels | Sculpture

Adults + Youth (13 - 17)

Using basic techniques and materials, Martin helps you create dynamic forms and spaces. Each technique builds on the previous, preparing you to create larger, more complex forms. The wire armature is a flexible line drawing in space that defines the planes of your final sculpture. Manipulate these lines to gain a more intimate understanding of your piece. Martin’s methods are both playful and enlightening. He encourages experiments and mistakes that result in surprising discoveries as you complete your sculpture. Bring a sketchbook, apron, disposable gloves and imagination. No previous experience necessary.

$20 Materials Fee

 

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*Image by student Moya Lehman


Price: Member $ 180.00 | Non-Member $ 250.00


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

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Class Starts on Oct 5, 2022
Location: Online

Digital painting is very versatile, and allows us to work in any style and emulate any media. In this class we take a painterly approach to Procreate and try a variety of styles and subjects while utilizing the technology of the iPad. The iPad is a wonderful tool for on the go sketching, preplanning a painting, or just trying a different approach in art. Each week we tackle different projects that will push you to try new techniques. If you are a beginner to Procreate, I recommend the Procreate Basics class as a start.

ONLINE CLASS
Oct 5 - Dec 14
Wednesdays | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Intermediate | Digital Painting / Drawing
Adults + Youth (16+)

 

Class Schedule:
Oct 5: Painting Loose with Procreate
Oct 12: Painting Glass + Transparencies
Oct 19: Drawing - Emulating Pncil + Charcoal
Oct 26: Color and the Fall Landscape
Nov 2: Tonal Painting with Neutral Colors
Nov 9: Drawing Symmetry + Perspective in Procreate
Nov 16: TBD
Nov 23: No Class - Thanksgiving Break
Nov 30: Bringing Traditional Media into Procreate
Dec 7: Adding Color to Line Drawings
Dec 14: Portraits using Planes and 3D Digital Model

Click here for a more detailed schedule.




Entire Series:
Member $ 200.00 | Non-Member $ 250.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 05
Oct 12
Oct 19
Oct 26
Nov 02
Nov 09
Nov 16
Nov 30
Dec 07
Dec 14
  




David Hooten: How to Photograph Your Artwork
Instructor: David Hooten

Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Class Starts on Oct 13, 2022
Location:

IN-PERSON DEMONSTRATION

Oct 13, 2022

Thursday | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

DETAILS TBA

Join OSA for an evening to learn how to photograph your artwork. Whether you're using your smartphone or a digital camera, you'll learn how to create high quality photographic images of your 2-D artwork. David's demonstration will cover both high-end lighting solutions as well as using natural sunlight to create well-lit images that showcase your work at a professional level. Each attendee will leave with solid techniques to improve their artwork documentation and understand what photography options will best suit their personal needs and budget. 


Price: Member $ 0.00 | Non-Member $ 0.00




Painting

DISCOVERING CONCEPT PAINTING
Instructor: Greg Lewis





IN-PERSON CLASS
Sep 13 - Dec 13
Tuesdays | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
All Levels | Painting / Mixed Media

In a fun and relaxed setting, you will explore the principles and techniques of concept painting with acrylic color, a water-based painting medium. Subjects introduced will include abstracts, still life, and landscapes. The instructor uses a demo and one-on-one teaching style to achieve final art results with each student. Even if you have basic level experience, let’s go to next level of artistic confidence. Come and experience the joy of concept painting. Together, we will create great works of art suitable for framing.

 

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Price: Member $ 380.00 | Non-Member $ 450.00


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IT'S All ABOUT THE PAINT - OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTING
Instructor: Gage Mace

Wednesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Class Starts on Sep 14, 2022
Location: Upstairs Studio

In this class, you will learn about the traditional craft elements of oil and acrylic 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. For acrylic painters, Golden OPEN Acrylic is strongly recommended (see supply list for details). Instructor Gage Mace will help you, and every student individually, to achieve the best painting experience. This class is designed as weekly drop-in classes rather than a series; however, Gage will give regular class demonstrations on how to begin a portrait and landscape, as well as demos on color mixing and craft techniques, to provide a broader learning spectrum.

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IN-PERSON CLASS
Sep 14 - Dec 14
Wednesdays | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Beginner - Intermediate | Oils / Acrylics 
Adults + Youth (13 - 17)


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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 28
Oct 05
Oct 12
Oct 19
Oct 26
Nov 02
Nov 09
Nov 16
Nov 23
Nov 30
Dec 07
Dec 14




BEGINNING WATERCOLOR
Instructor: Angela Grainger





IN-PERSON CLASS

Sep 15 - Dec 15*

Thursdays | 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Beginners | Watercolor

*No Class Sept 29, Oct 13, Oct 20, Nov 10, Nov 24

Express your unique vision with a variety of subjects in a supportive environment while learning the basics of painting in watercolor. This class is designed to start at the beginning and take you through a series of exercises designed to teach you several techniques used when creating with this magical medium.

 

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Entire Series:
Member $ 225.00 | Non-Member $ 270.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 06Full
Oct 27
Nov 03
Nov 17Full
Dec 01Full
Dec 08Full
Dec 15
  




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

Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 15, 2022
Location: Upstairs Studio

This intermediate watercolor class is designed to help you develop your own unique style, strengthening your skills with technique practices concentrating on composition and the elements and principles of design. Throughout the course of the class, we will have a series of technique exercises for you to try within your own style of painting.

 

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IN-PERSON CLASS

Sep 15 - Dec 15 *

Thursdays | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Intermediate | Watercolor

*No Class Sept 29, Oct 13, Oct 20, Nov 10, Nov 24


Entire Series:
Member $ 225.00 | Non-Member $ 270.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 30.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 06
Oct 27
Nov 03
Nov 17
Dec 01
Dec 08
Dec 15
  




PAINTING IN ACRYLICS
Instructor: Gage Mace

Fridays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class Starts on Sep 16, 2022
Location: Upstairs Studio

The primary focus in this class is your interpretation of a reproduction from a selected painting. Genres can be landscape, portraits, still life, or just something you like and think you could learn from. The preferred medium in this class is Golden's OPEN Acrylics, which allow the paint to stay wet longer and perform well with techniques like blending, placing accents, and creating lighting effects. Composition, brush technique, and color mixing are all craft elements that will be explored. In this class you'll learn to build a painting from the blank canvas up toward a painterly finish.  

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IN-PERSON CLASS
Sep 16 - Dec 16
Fridays | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Beginner - Intermediate | Acrylics


Price: Member $ 350.00 | Non-Member $ 420.00

Full, Waitlist Available
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EXPRESSIVE ALLA PRIMA PAINTING (NUTS & BOLTS)
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





IN-PERSON CLASS

Sep 17 - Dec 17*

Saturdays | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

All Levels | Oils / Acrylics / Gouache / Watercolor

Adults + Youth (13 - 17)

*No Class Nov 26


Learn the traditional craft elements of oil painting, including color mixing, brush technique, and efficient ways to begin and complete a painting. Work from still life and the occasional model from life or choose your own subject and receive guidance on working effectively from different source materials. This class is an excellent way to get critiques on your progress. 

 

If you would like to audit the class (a free introduction) before signing up for the series, please contact instructor Joanne Kollman directly at joradarts@gmail.com. If you would like materials provided your first paid class contact the instructor. Signing up for the series builds a fundamental foundation but drop-ins are welcome (sign up ahead online). 


This class meets in the Upstairs Studio, except when a workshop is scheduled. Signs will be posted directing students to the correct classroom. Though this class is designed for oil painters, all painters are welcome. 

 

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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 25.00 | Non-Member $ 30.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 01
Oct 08
Oct 15
Oct 22
Oct 29
Nov 05
Nov 12
Nov 19
Dec 03
Dec 10
Dec 17
 




SINGLE POSE FIGURE SESSION
Instructor: Joanne R. Kollman





IN-PERSON CLASS

Sept 18, Oct 2, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 4, Dec 11, & Dec 18

Select Sundays | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

All Levels | Drawing / Painting (Oils / Acrylics/ Gouache / Watercolor)

Adults

 

Bring your favorite medium to paint or draw the figure from life. Get back in the groove, or discover for the first time, the process of alla prima figure or portrait painting. ModelThis class is limited in size, so register early to secure your spot. You are welcome to work in any drawing or painting media. You can sign up for the whole series, or register on a per-day basis. This class meets on select Sundays throughout the fall term.

 

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



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 20.00 | Non-Member $ 25.00
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Oct 02
Oct 16
Nov 20
Dec 04
Dec 11
Dec 18




BEGINNING WATERCOLOR FOR KIDS
Instructor: Taryn Taylor Kuenzi





IN PERSON CLASS

Sep 19 - Nov 14*
Mondays | 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Beginner | Watercolor

All Supplies Provided

*No Class Oct 31

Join instructor Taryn Kuenzi for a fun class discovering watercolor painting for students ages 8 - 12. During this 8 week class, students will explore the wonderful world of watercolor. With lots of encouragement and fun activities, students will learn the basic techniques used in watercolor painting. Students will learn how to color mix, see values and use warm and cool colors effectively. They will also learn to design a good composition and how to use aerial perspective to create depth. Through hands on experimentation, demonstrations and practice, students will complete 3 paintings.

$16 Materials Fee


Price: Member $ 200.00 | Non-Member $ 200.00





THE POWER AND POETRY OF TONALIST LANDSCAPES (ONLINE)
Instructor: Michael Orwick

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

In this class for oil and acrylic painters, you will learn to create beautiful Tonalist landscape paintings. This class covers the following topics: composition, value, design, and using Tonalist color palettes. Tonalism was an art movement that emerged in the United States during the 1870s and was characterized by hazy landscapes and muted color palettes that emphasize atmosphere and shadow, resulting in an understated and compelling effect.

This class will include informal lectures, instructor demos, group critiques, and one-on-one advice. Michael will demonstrate techniques that work for him, and help you discover what works best for your individual vision and voice. Classes are self-paced; you are able to watch demonstrations and concept breakdowns live (on Zoom) or at your convenience (recorded). Share your progress to our Private Facebook Group, where we help each other grow, and Michael is able to give constructive feedback. This class is open to all levels of painting experience.

 

ONLINE CLASS

Oct 12 - Nov 30

Wednesdays | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

All Levels | Acrylics / Oils / Gouache

Adults + Youth (13 - 17)



Entire Series:
Member $ 300.00 | Non-Member $ 340.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 45.00 | Non-Member $ 50.00
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Oct 12
Oct 19
Oct 26
Nov 02
Nov 09
Nov 16
Nov 23
Nov 30
 




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





IN-PERSON CLASS

Oct 19 - Dec 14*

Wednesdays | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All Levels | Oils

*No Class Nov 23

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


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

Week 2: Velvet and Satin

Week 3: Clear and Translucent Fabric: plastic and more

Week 4: Lace

Week 5: Patterned fabrics pt. 1: how to paint patterns with glazes

Week 6: Patterned fabrics pt. 2: how to paint patterns with glazes

Week 7: Fur and Feathers

Week 8: Embroidery, Embellishments, and Jewelry

 

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Entire Series:
Member $ 200.00 | Non-Member $ 250.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 35.00 | Non-Member $ 40.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Oct 19
Oct 26
Nov 02
Nov 09
Nov 16
Nov 30
Dec 07
Dec 14
 




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

Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class Starts on Oct 26, 2022
Location: Upstairs Studio

Learn how to layer oil, acrylic, and mixed media with stunning effects. The focus of this class is to expand your visual language and ability to incorporate various painting and mixed media techniques in to one artwork. Through class exercises, presentations, demos, and mutual learning we will explore artist concepts of color, composition, surface, and abstraction. Students will receive individual feedback throughout the class according to their unique project needs. Each class will feature various demos such as gold leaf, collage, oil glazing, and layering mixed media that you can incorporate into your current practice. Painters of all mediums and experience levels are welcome.

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IN-PERSON CLASS

Oct 26 - Dec 14*

Wednesdays | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

All Levels | Oils / Cold Wax Adults + Youth (13 - 17)

*No Class Nov 23


Price: Member $ 175.00 | Non-Member $ 210.00


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PAINTING THE NUDE ALLA PRIMA STYLE
Instructor: Joanne Mehl





IN-PERSON CLASS
Oct 31 - Dec 12
Mondays | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
All Levels | Oils


Alla Prima is a wet-into-wet oil painting technique where subjects are painted quickly and in one sitting. Here, in this seven-week series of classes, we’ll explore and exploit its strengths in doing figure painting with a live model.  Using demonstrations, targeted exercises and individual attention you will gain observational skills while learning about construction, rendering anatomy, and composition. 


In this class we will 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. This course is appropriate for novice to intermediate and advanced skill levels.

 

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Entire Series:
Member $ 385.00 | Non-Member $ 455.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 65.00 | Non-Member $ 75.00
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Oct 31
Nov 07
Nov 14
Nov 21
Nov 28
Dec 05
Dec 12
  



Printmaking

MONOTYPE EXPLORATIONS
Instructor: Scott Gellatly





 

IN-PERSON CLASS

Sep 12 - Oct 24

Mondays | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

All Levels | Monotype
Adults + Youth (13 - 17)

Monotypes are a natural extension from painting into printmaking. It is often referred to as the “painterly print.” The monotype process yields a wonderful immediacy to the resulting imagery and a potential in mark-making like no other medium. This class will focus on a variety of monotype techniques – from the traditional to the experimental – while students are encouraged to pursue their own artistic voice. Ink, paper, and tools will be provided.

 

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Entire Series:
Member $ 420.00 | Non-Member $ 455.00



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Per Class Fee | Member $ 60.00 | Non-Member $ 65.00
Please select date(s) below to add to cart
Sep 26
Oct 03
Oct 10
Oct 17
Oct 24
 





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