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

OSA Registration is 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.

For overnight accommodations, please contact Park Lane Suites for the OSA rate. 

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

Look at your calendars and get your plans in place! Our 2021 Workshops will soon be available for online registration.  With 20+ workshops in a variety of mediums, there's something for everyone. Come learn with us!

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Summer Art Camp, Morning Group 1
Jul 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Upstairs Studio

Group 1 Michelangelo Meets Marvel and Crown/Mask Making

Ages:  8 – 13

Adhering to recommended health guidelines, students will be appropriately socially distanced.

$175 | fee includes mask and materials

Price: Member $ 175.00 | Non-Member $ 175.00

Summer Art Camp, Afternoon Group 2
Jul 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location: Upstairs Studio

Group 2Collage and Watercolor 

Ages:  8 – 13

Adhering to recommended health guidelines, students will be appropriately socially distanced.

$175 | fee includes mask and materials

Price: Member $ 175.00 | Non-Member $ 175.00

Elements of Nature and Texture in Watercolor, Part 2 with Anji Grainger
Aug 7, 8, 9 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Location: Upstairs Studio

While this workshop builds on the Elements Workshop, Part 1, Part 2 stands on it’s own and it is not necessary to have taken Part 1.

Watercolor, by its inherent fluidic nature, lets us explore in a way that no other medium allows. In this sequel to her Elements of Nature and Texture Workshop, artist and teacher Anji Grainger will revisit techniques from the first session and add additional techniques to build on our texturing foundation. Using demonstration and hands-on exercises.

  • Day One will focus on preparation of textured paper foundations. Learn to impart unique under-patterns on the paper and learn about using texture to plan a composition. We’ll also explore new ways to apply texture with deli wrap and tissue paper: Not what you’re thinking! 
  • Day Two we’ll continue our exploration with pouring of paint and other texturing substances. We’ll also begin to build texture into the composition plan by creating our own personal stamps and stencils. 
  • Day Three, the focus will be on completing one or more of these textured starts.

Price: Member $ 295.00 | Non-Member $ 345.00

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Capturing the Light, A Pastel Workshop with Susan Kuznitsky

Live on Zoom August 21- 23, 2020

11 am - 4:30 pm (with a 30 minute break)

Learn to create evocative landscape, figure, and portrait pastel paintings during this Zoom workshop.  Each day will have a different focus, but drawing tips, composition, creating textures, color, and value will be highlighted throughout the three days. You’ll also learn to use different approaches to underpainting and how best to use photo references. Susan will be demonstrating daily, with the option for you to paint along. Demo images, as well as other handouts will be emailed prior to the workshop. During independent painting time, you’ll have the opportunity to interact individually with the instructor as she gives you feedback on your work via Zoom and by emailing your images in progress to her utilizing a special group Facebook site.  All skill levels are welcome.

Price: Member $ 170.00 | Non-Member $ 210.00

Monotype: The Painterly Print with Scott Gellatly
Aug 29, 30 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Upstairs Studio

Monotypes are a natural extension from painting into printmaking. It is often referred to as the “painterly print”, but there are several techniques in this unique process that yield effects and imagery that cannot be achieved through painting. During this workshop, you will learn a variety of monotype techniques – from the traditional to the experimental – and be encouraged to pursue your own artistic voice. All materials will be provided. All levels welcome.

Price: Member $ 270.00 | Non-Member $ 310.00

Pen with Watercolor: Roosters! with Linda Aman

LIVE ON ZOOM September 18-19, 2020
Time: Friday 6:00-8:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm & 6:00-8:00pm (PST)

Join us online to learn the exciting methods of pen with watercolor. This is a wonderful workshop to prepare for sketching and journaling opportunities.  You’ll learn drawing and pen techniques as you use line to create movement, depth and texture in your rooster. Linda will demonstrate how to enhance your art with clean glazes of watercolor and color theory to finish your rooster. You’ll find she teaches in a comfortable, engaging step-by-step approach, and will give plenty of individual feedback as you paint along with her.  In between Zoom sessions, you can work and be ready for the next steps. All levels are welcome.

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You will receive an email with a downloadable rooster image, supply list and pattern before the workshop begins.

Price: Member $ 95.00 | Non-Member $ 115.00

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Embracing Encaustic & Mixed Media with Linda Robertson
Sep 18, 19 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Upstairs Studio

Encaustic is the art of painting with molten beeswax mixed with colored pigments and resin. The results are like no other medium—mysterious, deep, and translucent, with a glow that seems to emanate from within.

No painting or drawing experience is necessary for this encaustic painting & mixed media class. Come with an open mind and ready to make experimental work in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

You can layer with watercolor, thin papers, pastels and many other materials once you get used to working with the wax. You will use techniques involving collage, painting, and layering using wax in an assortment of vivid colors. The media can be placed above and below the wax surfaces, using traditional and nontraditional tools.

All basic supplies will be provided including encaustic paint, substrates, equipment, tools, and collage materials, though students are encouraged to bring favorite art materials to see how they might work with encaustic. Acrylic isn't compatible, but just about anything else can work in some way.

An additional open studio day for class attendees will be offered on Sunday, September 20, from 10 am - 1 pm for $100.

All levels welcome

Price: Member $ 410.00 | Non-Member $ 450.00

Alla Prima Portrait Painting with Joanne Mehl
Oct 9, 10, 11 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Location: Upstairs Studio

Join Joanne for this workshop where you’ll develop the fundamental skills of alla prima portrait painting. You’ll apply oil paint to the canvas wet into wet, mixing most of the color on the canvas. From seeing and blocking in a quick and accurate drawing to mastering warm/cool balance and lifelike flesh tones, you’ll develop the skills for creating evocative alla prima portraits. You’ll be immersed in creating paintings from start to finish and will benefit from demonstrations, personal attention, and painting a live model.  All skill levels welcome, but Some previous oil painting experience would be helpful.

Price: Member $ 375.00 | Non-Member $ 435.00

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New to You: Watercolor Basics with Susan Spears ONLINE


October 24-25, 2020

9:00am - 4:00pm

If you want to learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting, this workshop is for you. In this online workshop, you’ll start each day with a brief Zoom meeting with Susan and your fellow students. Susan will provide demonstrations, step-by-step painting instruction, and individual guidance so you can gain confidence using paint, paper, and water. You’ll then work privately on assignments using Susan’s quick and easy prerecorded videos, photos and emails. You’ll send her your results throughout the day. She’ll provide you with personalized feedback and guidance in emails as you complete your work.  You will learn how to set up a palette according to the split primary system, how to mix any color you want using this palette, and how to fix your paintings by removing paint and putting it back in, plus other useful techniques. Basic composition, utilizing the elements of design, and learning how to simplify a scene will be covered as well. This class is for beginners or painters who want to review watercolor fundamentals.

Price: Member $ 115.00 | Non-Member $ 135.00

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Fall Fragments: Botanical Exploration with Dorota Haber-Lehigh
Oct 30, 31
Nov 1 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Location: Upstairs Studio

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

Intuitive Acrylic Painting with Joan Fullerton
Nov 5, 6, 7, 8 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Location: Upstairs Studio

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.

Price: Member $ 495.00 | Non-Member $ 575.00

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Creative Collage with René Eisenbart
Nov 13, 14, 15 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Upstairs Studio

Collage is a contemporary art form that’s fresh and filled with surprises. In this workshop, you’ll work with a value pattern (light to dark), and then recreate it using paper. The process is an effective vehicle for learning design. You’ll also make various papers using Citrasolv, printing, stamping, and/or stencils. With Rene’s step-by-step guidance, you’ll learn how to seal the collages with acrylic and mount them onto panels. Collage integrates beautifully with watermedia, so you can repurpose your unresolved paintings by adding paper. Once you start down this path, you’ll never again need to throw away a failed painting, and the skills you’ve honed will be useful in your other creative work.  All levels welcome

Price: Member $ 325.00 | Non-Member $ 385.00

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Simplifying the Watercolor Process with Andy Evansen

Location: Upstairs Studio

Nov 20, 21, 22 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

In the never-ending quest to loosen up in watercolor, it’s easy to put too much into our paintings, rather than editing out the non-essential. Painting loosely doesn't just happen; it comes from gaining a comfort level with your skills and materials over time. During this workshop, you’ll learn techniques that can speed up this process. Focusing on value studies from the outset, Andy will discuss ways to simplify a scene into large shapes. These large shapes provide you with opportunities to create lost edges in your painting, which is essential to take full advantage of the medium. You’ll move on to create your paintings in color, with a lot of individual help from Andy along the way. All skill levels welcome

Price: Member $ 475.00 | Non-Member $ 535.00

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