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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Pen and Ink with Watercolor with Anji Grainger

Location: Upstairs Studio

March 22-24, 2019
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

The marriage of watercolor with pen and ink can be magical. In this three 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 and three 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

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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
10 am - 3:30 pm

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”. 
If you choose to paint in the afternoon, please pay $25 in advance to reserve a painting station. You will have everything you need to experience some of the techniques Linda uses in her demos. Due to preparation time and ordering of materials, for the painting stations, reserve a space by March 30, 2019 by emailing Linda at lindasteve655@gmail.com. You will take home 10 x 10 inch “experience” pieces that you create in the two hour paint session in the afternoon. 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


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Spring Chinese Brush Painting with Cindy Lommasson

Location: Upstairs Studio

April 28, 2019

10 am - 3 pm

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.

The subject will be white flowers on colored rice paper (aka shuen). Instructor will bring a selection of colored papers that students may purchase during the workshop. Contact Cindy if you would like to purchase your own before the workshop.

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


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Acrylic and Wire Drawing like Gustav Klimt with Karen Knutson

Location: Upstairs Studio

May 2-5, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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


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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
10 am - 4 pm

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 Landscapes and Animals in Watercolor with Lian Quan Zhen

Location: Upstairs Studio

May 28-31, 2019

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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.

Supply List (click and then scroll to the bottom of the page) 


Price: Member $ 395.00 | Non-Member $ 395.00





Chinese Brushwork with Lian Quan Zhen

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!
June 1, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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).

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Price: Member $ 95.00 | Non-Member $ 95.00





The Power 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.  Workshop includes informal lectures, demonstrations, group critiques, and individual advice.

Price: Member $ 190.00 | Non-Member $ 250.00


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Landscape/Seascape Painting with Soft Pastels, Douglas House

Location: Upstairs Studio

June 20-23, 2019

9 am - 4 pm

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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Beginners Guide to Pastel Painting with Susan Kuznitsky

Location: Upstairs Studio

July 21, 9:30 am - 4 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 sanded pastel paper.The rest will there for you to ‘play’ with.

 There will be a demo first. Then you have the option to paint along using the same image as the demo or use your own photo reference. You will try an underpainting technique and then practice layering with hard and soft pastels.


Price: Member $ 95.00 | Non-Member $ 120.00





California Vibe in Watercolor with David Lobenberg

Location: Upstairs Studio

July 25-28, 2019

9:30 am - 4:30 pm 

In my California Vibe workshop, you will learn
watercolor portraiture that goes beyond the norm with
super expressive paint applications and wildly intense
colors. ABSOLUTELY NO DRAWING EXPERIENCE IS
NECESSARY – You will work from photo references both
provided by me and your own. A tracing technique will be
utilized for all paintings.
Here is what you will learn:
1. Learn how to take dramatic, stylistic photographs with a
Camera, smart phone, or computer pad.
2. Learn a simple technique to trace contour outlines from your
photographs that can be easily transferred to any size of
watercolor paper.
3. Learn to economically and with minimal brush strokes, render
head structure and facial features.
4. Learn how to work with a minimal color palette and the four
basic water/pigment consistencies to render strong value
contrasts, subtle tints, and intense hues.
5. Learn how to create one-eighth sheet (5 ½ by 7 ½ inch)
“pochades” (a French word for a small painting), to quickly
explore both paint application techniques and expressive color
combinations.
6. Learn how to use your pochades as guides to paint your final
California Vibe, beyond the norm, portraits.
Depending on the duration of the workshop (a minimum of
three to a maximum of five days), these six successive steps will
be mastered and practiced. Towards the end of the period, you’ll
have the where-with-all to follow your own path towards
California Vibe watercolor portraiture

In my California Vibe workshop, you will learn watercolor portraiture that goes beyond the norm with super expressive paint applications and wildly intense colors. ABSOLUTELY NO DRAWING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY – You will work from photo references both provided by me and your own. A tracing technique will be utilized for all paintings. Here is what you will learn: 

1. Learn how to take dramatic, stylistic photographs with a Camera, smart phone, or computer pad.

2. Learn a simple technique to trace contour outlines from your photographs that can be easily transferred to any size of watercolor paper.

3. Learn to economically and with minimal brush strokes, render head structure and facial features.

4. Learn how to work with a minimal color palette and the four basic water/pigment consistencies to render strong value contrasts, subtle tints, and intense hues.

5. Learn how to create one-eighth sheet (5 ½ by 7 ½ inch) “pochades” (a French word for a small painting), to quickly explore both paint application techniques and expressive color combinations.

6. Learn how to use your pochades as guides to paint your final California Vibe, beyond the norm, portraits. Depending on the duration of the workshop (a minimum of three to a maximum of five days), these six successive steps will be mastered and practiced. Towards the end of the period, you’ll have the where-with-all to follow your own path towards California Vibe watercolor portraiture!


Price: Member $ 395.00 | Non-Member $ 395.00


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Delicate to Dynamic in Watercolor with Vickie Nelson

Location: Upstairs Studio

August 3-4, 2019

9:30 am - 4 pm

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 12-15, 2019

9:30 am - 4 pm

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

9:30 am - 4 pm

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

Full, Waitlist Available
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Fall Chinese Brush Painting with Cindy Lommasson

Location: Upstairs Studio

September 15, 2019

10 am - 3 pm

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


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Mastering Fluid Acrylics on Yupo with Sandy Maudlin

Location: Upstairs Studio

September 16-20, 2019

9:30 am - 4 pm

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


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Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper with Kristie Mooney

Location: Upstairs Studio

October 11-13
9:30 AM - 4 PM

Workshop description coming soon...

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Regular Watercolor supplies

2 Sundays worth of News Paper

1 Sheet of Watercolor Paper to attach the Rice Paper(can be back of old Painting)

Mod Podge or Matt Medium to glue surface

Black fine tip felt pen(optional)

Photo reference with strong values for me to adjust  your proposed painting.

I will bring some Enru Rice paper for your first project and a full sheet for your main Batik Painting.

All the Wax supplies will be given to you at the Workshop

No Experience neccessary 

Price: Member $ 295.00 | Non-Member $ 345.00





Loose, Step-by-Step Watercolors with Bev Jozwiak

Location: Upstairs Studio

October 26-27, 2019

9:30 am - 4 pm

This workshop is a no-nonsense approach to watercolor. Focuses on answering many to the questions artists constantly ask. Why is my work muddy? How can I loosen up?

It is designed to help students at every skill level, to master techniques, design and color. Learn to paint boldly, think outside the box and paint outside the lines, with examples of basic color mixing including luscious greens, glowing white, great grays, and rich blacks. Develop good composition and strong values.

Focus on figures, animals (crows, roosters, cats, etc). Help with recipes for great skin tones, good ways to paint hair, how to choose good photographs to work from, and more.

Demos every day, with time for individual help.

For more information and samples of Bev's work go to: bevjozwiak.com



Price: Member $ 250.00 | Non-Member $ 250.00


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2-day Pastel Punch with Brenda Boylan

Location: Upstairs Studio

November 9-10, 2019

9:30 am - 4 pm

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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