Workshops

Unless otherwise noted, all Workshops will be held in the Upstairs Classroom at OSA.   
There is limited free onsite parking.  We encourage carpooling plus TriMet bus #51 and #63 both stop in front of OSA.

ATTENTION

  • With regards to COVID-19, we follow all CDC, OHA, and Multnomah County guidelines. Accordingly, all students and teachers are required to wear a mask during class, even if you are vaccinated. Additionally, we require workshop participants be vaccinated. Please provide the OSA office proof of vaccination. Thank you for your patience with these protocols.
  • All workstations are cleaned between classes.
  • To maximize airflow we open windows (when weather permits), doors, and set fans. Additionally, there are air purifiers in the room.

 OSA Registration is a first-come, first-served basis. Registration must be paid in full to participate. In the event a workshop or class is oversold, registrations received beyond the maximum number will be refunded in full.

A $30 administration fee will be charged for cancellations made greater than 60 days before the event start date. NO REFUNDS can be made for cancellations within 60 days prior to the start of a workshop or once a workshop begins unless your place can be filled from the waitlist. If a workshop is cancelled by OSA, registration fees will be held on account and may be applied to another workshop, class, or made as a tax-deductible donation to OSA. Oregon Society of Artists is not responsible for any expenses incurred as a result of cancelled workshops.

For overnight accommodations, please contact Park Lane Suites and ask for for the OSA rate. https://www.parklanesuites.com/ 


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

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Carol Carter: Watercolor from the Heart



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP

Fri-Sun,September 24-26, 2021

9:30am - 4:30pm

Learn how to paint with fluidity in watercolor.
Carter will demonstrate her technique of wet, loose watercolor through
demonstration.
Each day begins with a uniquely tailored lesson to inspire. She will discuss
color, water, design, and value.
The brilliance of color and the purity of paint application will be
emphasized. She will talk about juxataposing colors to make them vibrate.
Imagery, content, and point-of-view are a focus.
The afternoon will be devoted to individual instruction and group critique.
Classes are informal and discussions are lively and entertaining.
She will talk about marketing and using social media to build your career.
Questions, curiousity and camadarie are a must!
Carter strives to build an atmosphere of learning by support,
encouragement, permission to take a risk, and answering all questions

Learn how to paint with fluidity during this watercolor workshop. You’ll work on brilliance of colors and purity in paint application as you practice your skills. Can you juxtapose colors to make them appear to vibrate? You’ll be inspired by Carol’s daily demonstrations and experiments to create wet, loose watercolors while you learn about color, water, design, and value. Carol will focus on imagery, content, point of view, and taking risks. Afternoons will include individual instruction and group critique, and Carol will discuss and take questions on marketing and using social media to build your artistic career.  Intermediate to advanced painting level

www.carol-carter.com


Price: Member $ 475.00 | Non-Member $ 535.00


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Cindy Lommasson: Landscape Painting; Chinese Brush Techniques



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP

Sat-Sun, October 9-10, 2021

9:30am - 4:00pm

Create unique landscape paintings with Chinese materials and brush strokes during this workshop. Using photo references, you’ll explore numerous ways to depict rocks, mountains, trees, and the ethereal qualities of mist and clouds. You’ll experiment using Sumi ink, Chinese watercolor, and various brushes and papers. You’ll use split brushes for textures of trees and cliffs and coated Chinese papers for wet-in-wet ink and paint application. You’ll also learn an ink monotype technique for abstract backgrounds to complete with brushes and color. Cindy will give daily demonstrations, and everyone will have lots of hands-on practice.   All skill levels welcome

https://cindylommasson.com


Price: Member $ 200.00 | Non-Member $ 240.00


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Bev Jozwiak: Painting Life with Life



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP

Sat-Sun, October 16-17, 2021

9:30am - 4:30pm

In this no-nonsense watercolor workshop, you’ll learn to paint boldly, think outside the box, and paint outside the lines. You’ll get the answers to many questions that artists often ask, like “Why is my work muddy? How can I loosen up?” No matter what your skill level, Bev’s demonstrations and individual attention will help you master techniques of strong composition, design, values, and color. Bev will show examples of basic color mixing, including creating luscious greens, glowing white, great grays, rich blacks, and a variety of skin tones. The subject matter will be primarily human figures, birds, and animals, but you can use your own photo references.

www.bevjozwiak.com

This workshop is a repeat of the workshop the following weekend with Bev Jozwiak on October 23 - 24, 2021.


Price: Member $ 255.00 | Non-Member $ 295.00


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Bev Jozwiak: Painting Life with Life



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP

Sat-Sun, October 23-24, 2021

9:30am - 4:30pm

In this no-nonsense watercolor workshop, you’ll learn to paint boldly, think outside the box, and paint outside the lines. You’ll get the answers to many questions that artists often ask, like “Why is my work muddy? How can I loosen up?” No matter what your skill level, Bev’s demonstrations and individual attention will help you master techniques of strong composition, design, values, and color. Bev will show examples of basic color mixing, including creating luscious greens, glowing white, great grays, rich blacks, and a variety of skin tones. The subject matter will be primarily human figures, birds, and animals, but you can use your own photo references.

www.bevjozwiak.com

This workshop is a repeat of the workshop the prior weekend with Bev Jozwiak on October 16 - 17, 2021.


Price: Member $ 255.00 | Non-Member $ 295.00


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Dorota Haber-Lehigh: Fall Fragments: Botanical Exploration



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP

Fri-Sun, October 29-31, 2021

10:00am - 4:00pm

Learn how to create beautiful portraits of fall botanicals inspired by fall leaves, seedpods, cones and fall fruit in this workshop. You’ll explore a realistic drawing style using colored pencils and other supporting media on walnut ink-stained paper. Each walnut ink-stained paper offers a unique and interesting texture, providing an amazing background for fall botanical portraits, resembling the antiqued look of herbal illustrations. After using paper made by Dorota, you’ll learn how to prepare your own. During this botanical workshop, you will draw plants from observation starting with loose sketching and utilize various colored pencils techniques (embossing, layering and burnishing), to create textures and form. Composition and creating a mood in your work will be discussed and demonstrated.

Price: Member $ 300.00 | Non-Member $ 360.00


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Joan Fullerton: Intuitive Acrylic Painting
Nov 4, 5, 6, 7 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Location: Upstairs Studio

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP

Thurs-Sun, November 4-7, 2021

9:30am - 3:30pm

Learn how to coax hints of reality from an abstract background, to integrate collage imagery, to control values and colors for emotional emphasis, and to suggest rather than delineate in this acrylic workshop. You’ll explore working intuitively and responding to what shows up in your work. During the workshop, you’ll learn to mix neutrals for softer, more ethereal abstracts. Class time will include demonstrations, practice, and guidance to help you feel confident being creative in your acrylic art.

https://joanfullerton.com/


Price: Member $ 495.00 | Non-Member $ 575.00

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Yong Hong Zhong: Exploration of Color



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP

Fri-Sun, November 12-14, 2021

9:00am - 4:30pm

Learn the basic fundamentals of color theory as you advance to expressive application of color during this watercolor workshop.  Through short lectures, two daily demos, and critiques, Yong will teach you warm/cool and simultaneous contrast, seven different approaches to color, color harmony, color temperature, and color schemes. The last day of the workshop will deal with the importance of light and shadow in your paintings. Along the way, Yong will show you how to make value sketches and loosen up your painting style.  All levels are welcome to join in this fun learning experience. 

https://www.yonghongzhong.com/


Price: Member $ 345.00 | Non-Member $ 405.00


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Harold Walkup: Focus on Value



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Sat–Sun, December 4–6, 2021
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

In this multi-media workshop, participants will focus on value and shape. Harold believes that paintings that have minimal impact usually tend to have value problems: "Values make both an emotional impact on the viewer and help make shapes come alive!"

The instructor will complete two demonstrations a day, if time allows. He intends to use watercolor, gouache, and Derwent Inktense Pencils during the workshop. After the demos, you'll decide whether to copy the examples or use the painting suggestions to create your own compositions. Harold will give personal time to each student and offer a critique at the end of each day. 
This workshop is for intermediate to advanced students.

Price: Member $ 295.00 | Non-Member $ 335.00


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Patti Mollica: How to Paint Loose and Bold in Acrylics and Oils ONLINE



ONLINE WORKSHOP
Fri-Sun, January 21-23, 2022
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

If you feel that you are concentrating too much on small details at the expense of a bolder, more dramatic outcome, this step-by-step workshop will help you learn what to paint and more importantly, what to leave out. You will practice using bigger brushes loaded with more paint. With Patti’s instruction, you’ll learn how to infuse paintings with unexpected color by working with simplified values, as well as learning value to color matching. Paintings will get bolder and looser when the paint is applied in a gestural, painterly manner, with fewer and more expressive strokes. Join us for targeted instruction and training -this workshop will be a “game-changer” for you!

Patti Mollica

Price: Member $ 295.00 | Non-Member $ 355.00


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Scott Gellatly: Printmaking Survey



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Sat-Sun, January 29-30, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

This workshop will immerse participants in the world of printmaking. You will learn to incorporate relief, intaglio, collagraph and monotype techniques during two full days of your studio work. Each of these techniques create unique imagery, which Scott will demonstrate throughout the workshop. Come learn about this incredible art form that has been around for thousands of years.

Scott Gellatly

Price: Member $ 245.00 | Non-Member $ 285.00


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Sue Jensen: Textures and Composition with Oil and Cold Wax



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Fri-Sun, February 4-6, 2022
9:30-4:00

If you are interested in creating amazing texture and design in your art, this workshop is for you. During your instructional time with Sue, you will learn the basics of using oil and cold wax together. You’ll work on a few paintings at a time, each layer producing more textural effects. Composition will be a vital consideration as you proceed with your creations. Substrates may be purchased from the instructor, if desired. This is a fun process, and Sue will be able to guide you as you experience this medium. Be prepared to take wet paintings home-they don’t dry very quickly.

Sue Jensen

Price: Member $ 275.00 | Non-Member $ 335.00





Gregory Buissereth: Overcoming the Doubt Bug: Imperfection in Perfection in its Best Form



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Fri-Sun, March 11-13, 2022
6:00 PM 9:00 PM

During this workshop, the instructor wants participants to overcome the negative self-talk, fear, and the doubt that comes with creating. Greg, an author, and illustrator, wants to empower artists to let go of perfection and the idea of "right “and "wrong”. To get these lessons across, you will be painting portraits using acrylics. The artist will share his expertise about composition, identifying shapes, measuring space, scale, brushwork, the use of contour lines, and how to achieve a sense of volume and dimensionality with lights and shadows. He’ll be reading from his book, "The Doubt Bug," as you create your art.

All levels-acrylic

Gregory Buissereth


Price: Member $ 375.00 | Non-Member $ 435.00





Susan Kuznitsky: Pastel Painting – A Test Drive



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Sun, March 27, 2022
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

This one-day workshop is the perfect opportunity for artists who are curious about the pastel medium. It is a day to explore the joys of pastels to see if you want to dive in further. All you need to bring is a drawing board to accommodate a 9 x 12 piece of paper. You will receive two sheets of sanded paper and a sample box of pastels to keep. The rest of the supplies will be there for you to ‘play’ with. Susan will introduce pastels step by step, from the underpainting through layering hard and soft pastels, to create the beautiful glow. In the afternoon, you have the option to paint along using the same image as the demo or use your own photo reference. By the end of the day, you will get a good taste of this fun and user-friendly technique.

Susan Kuznitsky

Price: Member $ 125.00 | Non-Member $ 145.00





Rogene Mañas: Artful Paper Clay



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Sat-Sun, April 2-3, 2022
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Join Rogene Mañas, mixed media artist and author of Artful Paper Clay, Adding Dimension to Your Art, for this fun workshop inspired by animals. Add dimension to your artwork with paper clay, an easy-to-use, air dried clay and create images in a bas-relief on various substrates. During this workshop, you’ll learn to sculpt and carve versatile paper clay, adhering it to boards and canvases, as well as create free form designs with paper backings. After your paper clay pieces have dried, you’ll finish your clay pieces with acrylic mediums, paints, and collage materials. The result is a wood-carved effect that will leave people wondering how it was made. This unique and innovative process is fun, flexible, and forgiving, making it perfect for beginning and advanced students alike.

Rogene Mañas

Price: Member $ 250.00 | Non-Member $ 290.00


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Jen Evenhaus: The Beauty of Imperfection in Pastels



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Fri-Sun, April 8-10, 2022
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Jen’s pastel workshops begin with the overarching theme of “The Beauty of Imperfection”, with subtitles to narrow down the focus: “What if ...”, “Less is More”, or “Finding Your Voice.” Learn to energize your work with bold color, brave strokes, and dynamic design as you work with pastels. Through a combination of simplification and exaggeration, you’ll be better able to find the essence in your subject matter. Jen hopes artists become a bit braver, so their paintings have the “it” factor”.

Jen Evenhaus

Price: Member $ 395.00 | Non-Member $ 455.00





Yong Hong Zhong: Fundamentals of Watercolor Painting



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
April 29-May 1, 2022
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

This course will cover the fundamentals of painting using watercolor as the medium. Time will be spent exploring the following concepts in detail each day: simplification, values, shapes, colors, edges, light and shadow, and other elements of design. Yong will begin each day with a short instructional time, followed by two, 30-to-45-minute demonstrations, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. A critique session will close out each day of the workshop, to recap the learning.

Yong Hong Zhong

Price: Member $ 335.00 | Non-Member $ 395.00


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Anji Grainger: Layered Texturing in Watercolor and Mixed Media –Creating a Strong Design Foundation



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Fri-Sun, June 10-12, 2022
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Join Anji to explore elements of design with texture, incorporating mixed media to add depth and foundation to your paintings. Stencils, salt, stamps, objects from Nature, collage, and use of a gelli-plate will be some of the tools utilized in this workshop. You will learn ways to finish your work using watercolor and fluid acrylics, keeping design elements as a focus. This workshop provides time to try new things and be creative in a safe atmosphere.

Anji Grainger

Price: Member $ 335.00 | Non-Member $ 395.00





Shari Blaukopf: Location Sketching in Watercolor



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP

Fri-Sun, June 24-26, 2022

9:30am - 4:30pm

If you want to paint successfully outdoors, this plein air workshop is for you. You’ll learn a variety of skills to help you feel confident while sketching on location — capturing people, places, and things in drawings that evoke the time and the place. You’ll return home with your own book filled with fresh and colorful sketches. As part of a small group, you’ll watch plenty of demonstrations and receive individual attention while working on value, color, composition, ink work, vignettes, lettering, simplifying a scene, and keeping watercolors fresh. Each day of capturing urban scenes in the city of Portland will end with a review and a critique. Painting experience preferred.

Price: Member $ 465.00 | Non-Member $ 525.00


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Bev Jozwiak: Painting Life with Life Using Watercolor



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Sat-Sun, July 9-10, 2022
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

If you want to learn to paint boldly, think outside the box, and paint outside the lines, this watercolor workshop is for you. No matter what your skill level, Bev’s demonstrations and individual attention will help you master techniques of strong composition, design, values, and color. Bev will show examples of basic color mixing, including creating luscious greens, glowing whites, great grays, rich blacks, and a variety of skin tones. You’ll get the answers to many questions that artists often ask, like “Why is my work muddy? How can I loosen up?” The subject matter will be primarily human figures, birds, and animals, but you can use your own photo references.

Bev Jozwiak

Price: Member $ 255.00 | Non-Member $ 295.00


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Christina Romeo: Intuitive Mixed Media Ink Portraits



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Fri-Mon, August 19-22, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to infuse emotional impact into abstract portraits by controlling balance, color, and line during this mixed media workshop. You will explore layering intuitively with Christina, using an assortment of techniques such as collage, ink, mark-making, illustration and simple stitching to imbue flow and depth into your paintings. You will learn to be guided by your internal compass and let your creative juices flow.

Christina Romeo

Price: Member $ 275.00 | Non-Member $ 335.00


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Heeyoung Kim: Back to Tradition-Exploring Pen and Ink



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Fri-Sun, August 26-28, 2022
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Though there are more convenient tools available today, some artists still cherish an old-style, crow quill pen nib and a bottle of ink. Certain characteristics of this ancient medium are so charming that botanical artist, Heeyoung Kim, doesn’t want to trade them for the convenience of more modern technical pens. During this workshop, she will share her techniques and tips using selected seasonal botanical specimens as subjects. Drawing with permanent, black ink may seem intimidating, but with Heeyoung's step-by-step guidance, you will gain confidence and will experience the artistic versatility of this humble medium.

Heeyoung Kim

Price: Member $ 435.00 | Non-Member $ 495.00


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Debra Huse: Oceans, Harbors, and Beach Towns with Oil Paints



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Fri-Sun, September 23-25, 2022
9:00am - 4:00pm

Here is your chance to learn to paint seascapes with a master oil painter. Debra is known for her boat and harbor scenes, dramatic oceans and "locals only" feel to her town scenes. Her comprehensive teaching method will help you with design elements, clean color, and exciting brushwork. A motto of hers is “lay it down and leave it alone”. Learn secrets to getting eye-catching paintings imbued with joy. (Debra will be working in oil, but acrylic painters use many of the same techniques.)

Debra Huse

Price: Member $ 465.00 | Non-Member $ 495.00





Tom Hoffman: Path to Abstraction in Watercolor



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Fri-Sun, October 7-9, 2022
9:30am - 4:00pm

Realist painters, used to working from external sources, often find it difficult to generate abstract compositions. When they have a photo, a live model, a still life set-up, or a plein air location to refer to, they can simply look from the source to the painting and make any necessary changes. But where do you look if all your images come from inside your own imagination? Isn’t it arbitrary? No, as it draws on familiar resources you use whenever you paint. For example, Tom will show you how to generate serenity by looking at what you already know about color theory. In this workshop, participants will ask the questions that open the path to abstraction. How are the colors distributed on the page? Are all the shapes the same size? Is this symmetry deliberate? What if the warm and the cool colors were allowed to merge? Hard or soft edges? Form or content? You ask the questions; the painting gives you the answers.

Tom Hoffman

Price: Member $ 475.00 | Non-Member $ 525.00


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Cindy Lommasson: Chinese Brushstroke for Any Subject



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Fri-Sun, October 14-16, 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm

Explore the simplicity and beauty of East Asian painting techniques to enhance your personal artistic style. Learn at your own pace, practicing subjects of your choice, with sumi ink and watercolor on rice paper. Cindy will work individually with each participant before the workshop to devise a lesson plan suited to his/her experience level and goals. General interest demos will be followed each day by individual help. You can expect a relaxing, supportive environment throughout the workshop. Limit 10 participants.

Cindy Lommasson

Price: Member $ 335.00 | Non-Member $ 395.00


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Margaret Terrall: Mixed Media: Experiments in Painting



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Fri-Sun, October 21-23, 2022
9:30am - 4:00pm

Participants will experiment and play with lots of materials and surfaces during this creative, mixed media workshop. You can use scrapers, brayers, straws, stencils, geli plates, stamps, collage papers, scratch foam board and heat transfers, among other techniques, to create unique paintings. Design and composition tricks will be taught to make any painting successful. Margaret will supply many of the objects to make textures.

Margaret Terrall

Price: Member $ 275.00 | Non-Member $ 335.00


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