Workshops

OSA Registration, Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and is complete when the workshop or class fee has been paid in full. 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 60 days before the event start date. NO REFUNDS can be made for cancellations after 59 days prior to the start of a workshop or once a workshop begins unless your place can be filled. If a workshop is cancelled by OSA, a full refund will be promptly issued. Oregon Society of Artists is not responsible for any expenses incurred as a result of cancelled workshops.


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Chinese Brush Painting with Cindy Lommasson

Location: Upstairs Studio

January 27, 2019

Open to all levels of artists, this Chinese brush painting workshop will give you the necessary skills to produce paintings of misty landscapes.

Bring photo reference of 2 or 3 images you would like to work on.

Optional supply purchase from instructor: $25 (includes watercolors, ink, felt cloth, ceramic mixing dish, all paper for the day). 

 

cindylommasson@comcast.net

 

www.cindylommasson.com


Price: Member $ 90.00 | Non-Member $ 90.00

Full, Waitlist Available
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Bold and Uninhibited: Oil and Cold Wax Painting with Serena Barton
Feb 8, 9, 10 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Location: Upstairs Studio

February 8-10, 2019

Paint abstract pieces adventurously and intuitively in this three-day workshop! We’ll work on oil paper and Multimedia Artboard to create with joy and abandon. I’ll show you all the basics as well as many of my favorite techniques. 
Cold wax medium is a malleable paste of beeswax, odorless mineral spirits, and resin. It mixes with oil paint to create a luscious surface that can be textured, smoothed, layered, incised, and scraped back. We’ll use a variety of tools to experiment with texture and layers. We’ll explore using lightweight papers to add collage elements that blend in and become part of the painting. 
We’ll play with making bold marks, adding and subtracting elements as we go. We will cultivate a playful atmosphere, using this medium where there are no mistakes!
Whether you’re new to the medium or more experienced, you’ll find something in this workshop to inspire you!
Paint abstract pieces adventurously and intuitively in this three-day workshop! We’ll work on oil paper and Multimedia Artboard to create with joy and abandon. I’ll show you all the basics as well as many of my favorite techniques. 

Cold wax medium is a malleable paste of beeswax, odorless mineral spirits, and resin. It mixes with oil paint to create a luscious surface that can be textured, smoothed, layered, incised, and scraped back. We’ll use a variety of tools to experiment with texture and layers. We’ll explore using lightweight papers to add collage elements that blend in and become part of the painting. 

We’ll play with making bold marks, adding and subtracting elements as we go. We will cultivate a playful atmosphere, using this medium where there are no mistakes!

Whether you’re new to the medium or more experienced, you’ll find something in this workshop to inspire you!

Price: Member $ 375.00 | Non-Member $ 375.00





Painting from Life in Oils DEMONSTRATION with Max Ginsburg
Feb 17 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
Location: Upstairs Studio

Join us for this special demo when Max Ginsburg returns to OSA in February. Attendance at the demo is included for those enrolled in Max's workshop; all others $50 online or at the door.

Since 1953, Max Ginsburg has exhibited extensively in public venues and galleries, and conducted many workshops both nationally and internationally. His paintings are a part of many museums and private collections.

An influential teacher for decades at important institutions such as The Art Students League of New York, Ginsburg's many awards include the Living Legend Lifetime Achievement Award presented at the "American Masters" exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC in 2018.

Price: Member $ 50.00 | Non-Member $ 50.00





Painting from Life in Oils with Max Ginsburg
Feb 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Upstairs Studio

February 18-22, 2019

Max Ginsburg has lived and worked in New York all his life. As a New Yorker, he feels a personal and deep connection to this rich, energetic, and beautiful city with its amazingly diverse population.

Max’s objective is to paint the people of New York, realistically and with compassion. He has expressed strongly held feelings about peace and justice; deep outrage to war, injustice, and torture are conveyed in some of his paintings. With regard to these themes, he has been inspired by Old Masters such as Caravaggio, Goya, Kollwitz, and Picasso.

Max has chosen to paint realistically because he believes that realism is truth and truth is beauty. He derive an aesthetic pleasure in skillfully done realistic drawings and paintings. Max believes that realism can communicate ideas strongly and it is this communication that is extremely important to him.

maxginsburg.com


Price: Member $ 900.00 | Non-Member $ 900.00





Playing with Patterns in Mixed Media with Margaret Godfrey

Location: Upstairs Studio

February 23-25, 2019

Join award-winning artist Margaret Godfrey for 3 fun-filled days of creating new and interesting ways to paint. Explore using your own symbols and shapes to add personal content to your art. 

In this workshop, Margaret will demonstrate several ways of creating patterns and collage materials, then show ways to use them in your art to make your work unique and more meaningful. As a story-telling artist, Margaret will help you bring more content and ideas into your art. There will be daily demos and  Margaret will work with each individual.

“Margaret does a great job working with participants with a wide range of interest, approaches and experiences.”  -- Diane, class participant

margaretgodfreyart.com


Price: Member $ 295.00 | Non-Member $ 295.00





Pen and Ink with Watercolor with Anji Grainger

Location: Upstairs Studio

March 22-24, 2019

The marriage of watercolor with pen and ink can be magical. In this two day workshop we will look at how to incorporate Pen and Ink in a dynamic watercolor painting. On day one we will begin with looking at the different pen strokes and the ways pen techniques are used in a painting. Then we will apply that to a piece to be completed with watercolor. On day two we will explore textures and pen and ink in a more freestyle way. We will create our own small watercolor journal to use with our pen and ink techniques. I will demonstrate some tips and tricks on how to prepare a journal for future paintings.

Price: Member $ 275.00 | Non-Member $ 275.00





Create with Courage; Mixed Media Workshop with Linda Rothchild Ollis

Location: Upstairs Studio

Price: $ 60.00 Option to paint with materials Linda will provide. Add $ 25.00
This workshop offers a fresh approach for acrylic and collage artists.
Five demos will focus on step by step techniques, designed to develop
your mental and artistic courage.
Examples of new approaches for transparent collage papers,
controlling value gradation with a high density foam roller,
and expressive line making with sgraffito tools, are specifically designed for
artists ready to step up to a new level of creative expression.
Following each demo, a short video will reveal how to move past the basics
to a completed painting.
Artists will take a small example home, if they choose to “paint in the afternoon”.
Just add $25 at registration. Linda will set up stations with all necessary supplies.
All participants should dress, knowing they might be in the “splash zone”.
Bring your lunch.
Google "Linda Rothchild Ollis Studio” to see her blog.
Check back to see her new website. Coming soon!
April 20, 2019

This workshop offers a fresh approach for acrylic and collage artists. Five demos will focus on step by step techniques, designed to develop your mental and artistic courage. Examples of new approaches for transparent collage papers, controlling value gradation with a high density foam roller, and expressive line making with sgraffito tools, are specifically designed for artists ready to step up to a new level of creative expression. Following each demo, a short video will reveal how to move past the basics to a completed painting. Artists will take a small example home, if they choose to “paint in the afternoon”. 

Bring $25.00 to workshop to paint with materials provided by Linda. Linda will set up stations with all necessary supplies. All participants should dress, knowing they might be in the “splash zone." Bring your lunch.

Google "Linda Rothchild Ollis Studio” to see her blog.

See Linda’s videos-Click the links below!

Price: Member $ 60.00 | Non-Member $ 60.00





Spring Chinese Brush Painting with Cindy Lommasson

Location: Upstairs Studio

April 28, 2019

Open to all experience levels, this seasonal workshop will focus on using traditional Chinese painting materials: ink, watercolor, various “rice” papers, and Chinese brushes. Combining ancient and modern techniques, and a “less is more” aesthetic, you will be encouraged to add your own personal style to create one-of-a-kind paintings. Clear demonstrations, followed by ample time to paint, with patient and supportive guidance.

Contact Cindy for supply list. Optional supply purchase from instructor: $25 (includes watercolors, ink, felt cloth, ceramic mixing dish, all paper for the day). Does not include purchase of brushes, which may be purchased for an additional $15 for a 3-brush set. Alternatively, brushes may be borrowed from instructor at no extra charge.

 

cindylommasson@comcast.net

 

www.cindylommasson.com


Price: Member $ 90.00 | Non-Member $ 90.00





Acrylic and Wire Drawing like Gustav Klimt with Karen Knutson

Location: Upstairs Studio

May 2-5, 2019

Learning different textures is the theme of this workshop. We will begin by preparing our papers in the Gustav Klimt painting method, dropping liquid acrylic on the paper, and then scraping it, using a credit card. We will develop these under-paintings into students' choice of subjects. Suggested subjects might be giraffes, dragonflies, or flowers, but students may pick whatever they want. 

One day, we will learn how to paint people, using the Gustav Klimt method. We will also be adding wire drawing to our paintings to bring them to completion. Wire Drawing is done using permanent black markers to look like a wire sculpture when completed. Abstract designs will be discussed and students will learn how wire drawings help ALL of their paintings be more complete and professional. Bring your favorite reference photos and get ready to loosen up!

Price: Member $ 395.00 | Non-Member $ 395.00





An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Botanical Drawing

Location: Upstairs Studio

Students will learn techniques for drawing botanical subjects, realistically, in graphite.
On the first day, we will cover the 5 basic principles for achieving realistic depictions of a plant specimen.
We’ll go over the importance of understanding the roles of (1) value, or lights and darks; (2) breaking down our subjects
into simplified forms; (3) getting a sense of how light-on-form works to create a sense of volume and the importance
of the idea of a single light source in achieving this effect; (4) learning some ways to capture accurate proportions; and
finally (5) using direct observation - looking up-close at our live plant specimen (or cutting) for information that can’t be
gotten any other way.
On the second day, we will work on creating a value study of our subject in graphite*.
Note: On the second day, I’ll give a demonstration of a “grisaille” technique for working in colored pencil, where a value
study is laid down lightly, in a dark colored pencil rather than graphite, and other colors are layered on top of that, to
ultimately create a finished color rendering of the subject.
*Some students may prefer to work in colored pencil on the second day, so there will be the option of creating the value
study in a single dark colored pencil, and developing the drawing in color from that point.
May 18-19, 2019

Students will learn techniques for drawing botanical subjects, realistically, in graphite.
On the first day, we will cover the 5 basic principles for achieving realistic depictions of a plant specimen.

We’ll go over the importance of understanding the roles of (1) value, or lights and darks; (2) breaking down our subjects into simplified forms; (3) getting a sense of how light-on-form works to create a sense of volume and the importance of the idea of a single light source in achieving this effect; (4) learning some ways to capture accurate proportions; and finally (5) using direct observation - looking up-close at our live plant specimen (or cutting) for information that can’t be gotten any other way. 

On the second day, we will work on creating a value study of our subject in graphite*. Note: On the second day, I’ll give a demonstration of a “grisaille” technique for working in colored pencil, where a value study is laid down lightly, in a dark colored pencil rather than graphite, and other colors are layered on top of that, to ultimately create a finished color rendering of the subject. *Some students may prefer to work in colored pencil on the second day, so there will be the option of creating the value study in a single dark colored pencil, and developing the drawing in color from that point.

Price: Member $ 200.00 | Non-Member $ 200.00


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Vibrant NW Landscape in Watercolor with Lian Quan Zhen

Location: Upstairs Studio

May 28-31, 2019

Lian teaches basic techniques such as compositions and coloring, and his unique methods including "Color Pouring and Blending" and "Paint Around (negative painting)". He shows how to mix colors on watercolor papers, as well as letting the pigments painting themselves. Only three primary colors will be used.

There are 4-6 demos each day with student practices between, so that they can absorb and assimilate the lessons. In critics Lian helps students by touching up their paintings. At end of workshop students may be able to finish couple of paintings, or learn enough techniques to complete them later.


Price: Member $ 395.00 | Non-Member $ 395.00





Chinese Brushwork with Lian Quan Zhen

Location: Upstairs Studio

June 1, 2019

In this one-day Chinese painting session, students learn how to use Chinese brushes, ink and colors, as well as theories of the Asian Art, and use the techniques to paint spontaneous style (not painting subjects like bamboo, chrysanthemum, orchid, nor plum blossom).

Price: Member $ 95.00 | Non-Member $ 95.00





The Powers of Design and Colors in Landscape Painting with Michael Orwick

Location: Upstairs Studio

June 8-9, 2019

Focus on the fundamentals of good painting.  Instructor will help simplify the painting process and show how to use a step-by-step method to create a successful painting.  Topics include: composition, value, design, choosing a subject, identifying and mixing accurate warm and cool colors, establishing a focal point, plus tips for studio and outdoor painting.  Class includes informal lectures, demonstrations, group critiques, and individual advice.

Price: Member $ 190.00 | Non-Member $ 250.00





Landscape/Seascape Painting with Soft Pastels, Douglas House

Location: Upstairs Studio

June 20-23, 2019

Student Level: Beginning through Advanced

Has your spirit ever been elevated to new heights by listening to great music or by being witness to a wondrous landscape and wishing you could create that beauty by painting?   Well you can, and some of the great  American and French Impressionists and Tonalist painters did just that.  In these classes we will discover the techniques they used to make their paintings the great  master works that have stood the test of time.

Instructor demonstrations and critiques will teach students how to create different levels of distance within their  plein air  or photographed landscapes using color, perspective, detail and thoughtfully developed compositions practicing and exploring various techniques with individualized advice and focused direction from the instructor. 

Students will complete this workshop with a finished painting or paintings. 

Early registration is advised as student numbers are limited.  This will assure a place in our program.  Students are accepted on a first come first serve basis.

douglashousefineart.com



Price: Member $ 475.00 | Non-Member $ 475.00


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California Vibe in Watercolor with David Lobenburg

Location: Upstairs Studio

July 25-28, 2019

Workshop details available soon



Price: Member $ 395.00 | Non-Member $ 395.00





Delicate to Dynamic in Watercolor with Vickie Nelson

Location: Upstairs Studio

August 3-4, 2019

Every skill level is welcome in this class. Vickie will focus on negative painting, good design and the use of clean color. Come with your drawings already drawn on your watercolor paper. Paint what YOU love.

Vickie will demo morning and afternoon, leaving time for you to paint your wonderful creations.

Vickie paints flowers, nests, animals, still lifes, birds and bees, etc, not landscapes or portraits. However, you are welcome to paint those subjects. She will help you paint what inspires you.


Price: Member $ 250.00 | Non-Member $ 250.00


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Freedom in Water Media with Stan Kurth

Location: Upstairs Studio

August 12-14, 2019

The Freedom in Watermedia Workshop is designed to teach students to paint intuitively, starting without preconceived notions or outcome. There is no preliminary planning or drawing. The process will dictate direction as students use a variety of techniques to implement color, texture, line, shape and value. Instruction will start with arbitrary mark making and color application, working transparent to opaque, building layers using a variety of mark making tools, watercolor, gesso and acrylic. 

There will be regular comments and evaluation of work in progress concerning relationships between shape, texture, line, color and value. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is a painting which is visually pleasing and aligned with the artist's personal aesthetic.

Subject matter is the choice of each artist so participants are free to paint figure, landscape, still life, abstract or non-objective work. Stan’s own work ranges from recognizable figures to totally non-objective compositions. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, you will benefit from this hands-on workshop, gaining a new perspective on how to build and design a better painting.


Price: Member $ 400.00 | Non-Member $ 400.00


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Intuitive Acrylic Painting with Joan Fullerton

Location: Upstairs Studio

 August 19-22, 2019

Join us for inspiring demonstrations, lectures, encouragement and practice. You’ll learn how to coax hints of reality from an abstract background, how to integrate collage imagery, how to control values and colors for emotional emphasis, and how to suggest rather than delineate. You’ll explore working intuitively, responding to what shows up, working in a series, mixing and utilizing neutrals for softer, more ethereal abstracts.

Joan Fullerton is gifted in helping students gain more freedom in the creative process and discover their own unique artistic voice. A multitude of approaches and techniques will give beginners encouragement and confidence, while more advanced students will benefit from insighful solutions to their artistic challenges. 

Joan Fullerton holds a BFA and a MFA degree in painting from the University of Wyoming and is a well-known and respected artist and teacher.

www.JoanFullerton.com

www.JoanFullertonWorkshops.com


Price: Member $ 495.00 | Non-Member $ 495.00


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Fall Chinese Brush Painting with Cindy Lommasson

Location: Upstairs Studio

September 15, 2019

Open to all experience levels, this seasonal workshop will focus on using traditional Chinese painting materials: ink, watercolor, various “rice” papers, and Chinese brushes. Combining ancient and modern techniques, and a “less is more” aesthetic, you will be encouraged to add your own personal style to create one-of-a-kind paintings. Clear demonstrations, followed by ample time to paint, with patient and supportive guidance.

Contact Cindy for supply list. Optional supply purchase from instructor: $25 (includes watercolors, ink, felt cloth, ceramic mixing dish, all paper for the day). Does not include purchase of brushes, which may be purchased for an additional $15 for a 3-brush set. Alternatively, brushes may be borrowed from instructor at no extra charge.

 

cindylommasson@comcast.net

 

www.cindylommasson.com


Price: Member $ 90.00 | Non-Member $ 90.00





Mastering Fluid Acrylics on Yupo with Sandy Maudlin

Location: Upstairs Studio

September 16-20, 2019

Art instructor Sandy Maudlin will share the many diverse methods she uses to achieve great results on this synthetic 'paper,' and you'll see why she says that painting on YUPO is a blast. The possibilities are endless, and mistakes can easily be corrected!

Each workshop day will include well organized demonstrations of various, unique techniques, followed by studio time and lots of individualized help. Informative critiques throughout the workshop will help, not only with technique, but also with composition and design of your artwork. 


Price: Member $ 495.00 | Non-Member $ 495.00





Loose, Step-by-Step Watercolors with Bev Jozwiak

Location: Upstairs Studio

October 26-27, 2019

Workshop details available soon



Price: Member $ 250.00 | Non-Member $ 250.00





2-day Pastel Punch with Brenda Boylan

Location: Upstairs Studio

November 9-10, 2019

Learn the secrets of this intensely expressive and colorful medium with enthusiastic and hands-on instructor Brenda Boylan. Designed for all artistic levels who want to explore the wonderful medium of pastel while stretching creativity in a fast-paced and fun workshop.

Students can expect demonstrations on each concept and will work a variety of exercises stressing the unique qualities of pastel on sanded paper. We will be concentrating on the special qualities of pastels including mark-making, values, under-painting, and color theory.  The workshop will wrap up with a brief group critique summarizing your experience and lessons learned.


Price: Member $ 200.00 | Non-Member $ 240.00






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