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

  • OSA requires workshop participants be vaccinated against COVID-19 and all students and teachers are required to wear a mask during class, per state requirement. 
  • 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: https://forms.gle/w5buCmrh1XrGSEeG8 or a copy sent via USPS mail to Oregon Society of Artists, 2185 S.W. Park Place Portland, Oregon 97205.
  • 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.

Note: if you are looking for single day opportunities, they can be found through the "In-A-Day" tab above.
American Easel "deep" birchwood panels of various sizes, are for sale at OSA.  Please contact the office for more information.

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


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

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



ONLINE WORKSHOP
Fri - Sun, Jan 21 - 23, 2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
All Levels | Painting

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, Jan 29 - 30, 2022
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
All Levels | Printmaking

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

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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 AM - 4:00 PM
All Levels | Painting / Oil / Cold Wax

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

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Price: Member $ 275.00 | Non-Member $ 335.00


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Debby Neely: Create, Carve and Print a Woodblock



IN-PERSON
Sat - Sun March 12 - 13, 2022
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
All Levels | Printmaking

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at woodcuts? If so, join Debby Neely to learn how to turn an idea or a picture into a woodcut and art print. You will safely use small, hand-held carving tools to create different textures and interest to your wood block to create an image. There will be plenty of time and guidance to become comfortable with your carving skills over the two days. After your carving is finished, you will print your image using various papers as demonstrated. If time allows, colors can be added to your prints. During this workshop, you’ll also discuss the ethics of signing prints and the history of the medium.

All Levels

Debby Neely

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Price: Member $ 195.00 | Non-Member $ 235.00


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Susan Kuznitsky: Pastel Painting – A Test Drive



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Sun, Mar 27, 2022
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
All Levels | Pastel

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.

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A drawing board to accommodate a 9 x 12 piece of paper

Susan Kuznitsky

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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
All Levels | Mixed Media

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

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Price: Member $ 250.00 | Non-Member $ 290.00


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Jen Evenhus: The Beauty of Imperfection: Mundane to Marvelous



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Fri - Sun, April 8 - 10, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
All Levels | Pastel

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 Evenhus

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Price: Member $ 395.00 | Non-Member $ 455.00


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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

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Price: Member $ 335.00 | Non-Member $ 395.00


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Michael Orwick: Painting Glowing Landscapes in Oil and Acrylic



IN-PERSON
Sat - Sun May 14 - 15, 2022
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
All Levels | Oil / Acrylic

Having an idea of what to paint is one thing, but translating that idea onto a canvas is accomplished through your individual technique and process. During this workshop, Michael will focus on the fundamentals of good painting. He will cover the following topics: Composition, Value, Design, Choosing a Subject, Identifying and Mixing Accurate Warm and Cool Colors, Establishing a Focal Point, as well as Do’s and Don’ts for the studio and outdoor painter to consider. You will learn how to focus on a simplification process, the step-by-step method to creating a successful painting. The workshop will be complete with informal lectures, instructor demos, group critiques, as well as individual advice. He’ll demonstrate techniques that work for him, but more importantly, he’ll guide you as you develop and adopt your own techniques and processes. Michael will teach you how to communicate what you want to say through a painting.

Michael Orwick

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Price: Member $ 255.00 | Non-Member $ 295.00


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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

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Price: Member $ 335.00 | Non-Member $ 395.00


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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

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Price: Member $ 255.00 | Non-Member $ 295.00


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Christina Romeo: Intuitive Mixed Media Ink Portraits



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Sat-Sun, August 20-21, 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

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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

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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

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Price: Member $ 465.00 | Non-Member $ 495.00


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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

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Price: Member $ 475.00 | Non-Member $ 525.00


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Cindy Lommasson: Chinese Brushwork 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

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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

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Price: Member $ 275.00 | Non-Member $ 335.00


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