Workshops

There is limited free onsite parking.  We encourage carpooling plus TriMet bus #51 and #63 both stop in front of OSA.

ATTENTION

  • OSA requires in-person workshop participants be vaccinated against COVID-19. Mask are optional.
  • 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.

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.

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

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


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Harold Walkup: Learn the Magic of Acrylic Ink



IN-PERSON
Sat - Sun, May 28 - 29, 2022
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
All Levels

In this class Harold will demonstrate several techniques and the many advantages that Acrylic Ink offers the creative artist.

You will learn the wet-in-wet technique that gives multiple layers of vibrant color all at once. Then you will discover how to add more layers in watercolor or gouache to give strength and value to build a strong, textured painting that will add a new dimension to your painting skills.

Acrylic Inks are magical! Come learn the right way to use them.


Price: Member $ 295.00 | Non-Member $ 335.00


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Sue Jensen: Textures and Composition with Oil and Cold Wax



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Fri - Sun, June 3 - 5, 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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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


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Sunny Apinchapong-Yang: Painting Portraits with Attitude



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Tuesday June 14, 2022
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

To be able to capture the likeness and mood of a model is one of the most difficult skills in portrait painting. In this one day workshop, we’ll cover the basics of the drawing skills, color harmony and forms needed to be able to capture the attitude of the model. Students will learn the dynamics of color relationships and how to capture the light sources that influence the subjects. The instructor will offer demonstrations from examples and from life and provide individual feedback to help students expressively depict the essence of their model. Instructor will demonstrate in oils, but the workshop is open to painters working in acrylic, watercolor, or oil.


Instagram: @sapinchapong

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Price: Member $ 125.00 | Non-Member $ 145.00


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Sunny Apinchapong-Yang: Painting Still Lifes



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Still life painting is a great place to improve your painting skills for all subjects! In this workshop you will learn the balancing act of integrating many different shapes, textures, and colors–all of the many elements of a painting working together on the same canvas! We will focus on how to understand and harmonize color relationships through value, contrast, and temperature. The instructor will offer demonstrations and provide individual feedback to help students further their skills. Instructor will demonstrate in oils, but the workshop is open to painters working in acrylic, watercolor, or oil. 

Instagram: @sapinchapong

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Price: Member $ 125.00 | Non-Member $ 145.00


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Kath Macauly: Pocket Sketching



IN-PERSON
Fri - Sun, June 24 - 26, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
All Supplies included with $50 fee

Learn enough to play for a lifetime!

This is the perfect technique for travel journaling, hiking, biking, sauntering, sitting in a café or the airport. Capture what you think you see in 25 minutes or less using a water soluble pen, a 4 x 6 inch pad of paper and a small paint set. Ideal for the timid beginner to paint fearlessly in public, and the advanced artist who wants minimal equipment, total portability, speed, no interruptions and no clean-up. Workshop will cover both beginning and advanced techniques that Kath has developed as well as several of the watercolor techniques of John Singer Sargent.

From a former student at Canyon Ranch, “You just changed my life: I can do this!”

Supply fee $50 to be paid upon registration.
View Kath Macaulay's PBS Show, Pocket Sketching here or on your local PBS Television Channel.



Price: Member $ 399.00 | Non-Member $ 459.00


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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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Che Lopez: Prepare for Plein Air with Sketch School



IN-PERSON
Sat - Sun, July 23 - 24th, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
All Levels

Ever wonder how artists prepare for painting outdoors? With this 2 day workshop you will get to experience Sketch School on Saturday, as we embark on exploring our surroundings and warming up with different drawing and painting techniques in ink and watercolor. And Sunday using our sketches to start on larger works in the field. Plein Air painting can be daunting but with this step-by-step approach you will master the outdoors in no time.

Che Lopez


Price: Member $ 255.00 | Non-Member $ 295.00


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Barbara Jaenicke: Painting Lyrical Water



IN PERSON
Thursday August 4, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Featuring moving water as her subject matter for this one-day workshop, Barbara will present and demonstrate the approach she uses for most landscape paintings. Skills covered will include composition, editing, value structure, color temperature and chroma, with the particular focus for this workshop on capturing brilliant light effects in the water.

Barbara’s demonstration will be in oil, but students are welcome to paint in either oil or pastel. The demonstration will be in the morning and students will paint in the afternoon. This workshop is open to all levels, although artists with at least some basic landscape painting experience and familiarity with their supplies will benefit most.

Barbara Jaenicke

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Price: Member $ 160.00 | Non-Member $ 180.00


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Zhaoming Wu: Portrait Painting



IN-PERSON
Thur - Sun, Aug 11 - 14, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In this 4-day workshop, Zhaoming will teach a traditional “painterly” technique of oil painting. It will be applied to portrait painting in an "alla prima” approach. Emphasis will be placed on composition, color and understanding light on form. It will include the process of producing appropriate values and edges to create mood and atmosphere. Students will be led into portrait painting practice by observing Zhaoming’s demonstrations along with individual instruction, and critiques.

Zhaoming’s understanding of classical techniques and superb draftsmanship has enabled him to paint in a loose manner, developing his own concept and personal style.

His workshop is special and limited to a few throughout the year.
OSA is accepting a depost of $400 with a $100 non-refundable fee for canceling contact the office to if you wish to make a depost. Full payment due 60 days prior to the workshop.

A model fee of $60 to be paid upon registration.

Zhaoming Wu


Price: Member $ 795.00 | Non-Member $ 795.00


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Steve Kleier: Making A Scene With Watercolor
Aug 15, 16 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Upstairs Studio

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Mon-Tues, August 15-16, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
All Levels

There is something magical about painting watercolor scenes of travels and favorite places. We will spend one day painting natural landscapes and the next urban scenes. I will do a morning and an afternoon demo both days. After that I will be available for individual instruction as you work.   Even though the subjects are very different, land and city scapes have a lot in common when you know what to look for. Learn and expand your skills with this fun and inspiring class.

Steve Kleier

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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


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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Dorota Haber-Lehigh: Fall Foliage and Seedpods Botanical Drawing



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Sun, Sept 11, 2022
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
All Levels

Fall is the season of warm colors and enchanting patterns on leaves and also time of intriguing and complex forms of seedpods. In this workshop, we will capture the changing colors of the season, various patterns of fall foliage as well as interesting forms of fall fruit and seedpods. You can select to work on a leaf, seedpod or both. We will work with color pencils and focus on blending and layering as well as depicting form. We will use walnut ink stained paper for our background prepared by Dorota. Each surface is unique and reminiscent of old manuscripts. Although drawing in realistic form will be the focus, individual styles will be encouraged and celebrated. All levels are welcome.

Dorota Haber-Lehigh

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Price: Member $ 125.00 | Non-Member $ 145.00


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Scott Gellatly: Abstracting The Landscape
Sep 17 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Upstairs Studio

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Saturday, September 17, 2022
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Take the plunge into abstraction by taking the fundamentals of landscape painting to new and exciting directions! This class will focus on the process of pulling imagery from nature to emphasize the formal aspects of painting – color, composition, movement and space. Open to all oil and acrylic painters who are willing to let go, experiment and take chances!

Scott Gellatly

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Price: Member $ 125.00 | Non-Member $ 145.00


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Debra Huse: Oceans, Harbors, and Beach Towns with Oil Paints
Sep 23, 24, 25 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Upstairs Studio

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


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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

Price: Member $ 475.00 | Non-Member $ 525.00


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Margaret Terrall: Mixed Media: Experiments in Painting
Oct 21, 22, 23 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Upstairs Studio

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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Terry Miura: Oh My Gouache!



IN-PERSON
Fri - Sun, Nov 4 - 6, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A Three-Day Workshop with Terry Miura.

Gouache may be described best as opaque watercolor, and it is a great sketching medium, both for en plein air and in-studio studies, thanks to its unique characteristics. The set up is more compact and much less messy than oils; truly a very handy medium for traveling and quick sketches almost anywhere.

You may have noticed a recent resurgence in popularity of gouache on social media, and perhaps have even been curious enough to try it, only to discover how difficult it is to control it.

In this workshop, Terry will break down the unique quirks and characteristics of the medium, and explain why it’s so difficult to control. And then, Terry will show you exactly what you need to do to overcome these annoying obstacles so that we can tame the beast. The workshop will include both indoor and en plein air (weather permitting) sessions, demos and hands-on instruction. We will first get to know the medium by working in a controlled environment using photo references, and then we’ll take our knowledge outside and sketch our hearts out!

Terry Miura


Price: Member $ 399.00 | Non-Member $ 459.00


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Susan Kuznitsky: Pastel Painting-A Test Drive



IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
Sunday, Nov 13, 2022
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Pastels | All Levels

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.


Supply List: 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






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