Classes

To participate in OSA classes, you must an OSA Member. If you are starting classes in the fall, your membership fee will apply to the following calendar year.

Daytime classes are usually 3-hour periods unless otherwise noted, and are held in our studios at OSA. Parking is available, adjacent to the building.

Drying racks are available for students to leave their paintings while they are working on them. This is a tremendous help when transporting larger or wet paintings. We usually have room to store your still life objects as well.

As well as quality instruction from experienced artists, we offer members the opportunity to show their work in our gallery. For exhibit schedules and guidelines, see our Gallery Events page.

For more information about individual classes, click on red class titles

SUNDAYS:

Laura Nothern - Long Pose Sundays
11 - 2 pm Long Pose Sundays
3 - 6 pm Long Pose Sundays downstairs studio, $15/3 hour session $30/6 hour session
For more information call Laura @ 503-841-3431
Call OSA to register:  503 228 0706

MONDAYS:

Michael Orwick - Oil & Acrylics 9:30 - 12:30 pm  April 3 - April 24, $150/4 weeks $45 Drop-ins This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (503)-329-2167 Upstairs  michaelorwick.com
Join award winning artist and popular instructor Michael Orwick for this four-week oil painting class, designed for oil and acrylics. Michael's painting classes are open to all levels of experience. In it we will focus on the fundamentals of good painting. We 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 Tips and Do’s and Don’ts for the Studio and Outdoor Painter to consider. 

Michael Musto /Jack Robinson – Open Studio - 1:30 - 4:30 pm $7/session, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Upstairs 

Joanne Mehl - Beginning Figure Painting in Oils -  9:30 - 12:30 pm   Mar 13 - April  17, $240 6/weeks $50 Drop-ins (Includes Model) jThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. joannemehl.com 
This six week course follows and builds on the introductory Jan/ Feb course, but anyone with basic skill in Alla Prima painting is welcome to join and learn more!  In the first course we focused on accuracy in drawing, value pattern, and warm and cool color relationships as they pertain to flesh tones. We will continue working on these aspects of portraiture while introducing: wet into wet painting using thicker paint and brushes of different shapes and sizes,  using brushstroke to define structure and form,  exploring additional textures such as dry brush, line and transparency, learning to control emphasis using detail and value to direct the viewers’ gaze, and, finally, ways to speed up the whole process and paint faster.

Janet Parker - Ongoing Botanical Drawing -  1 - 4 pm  January 9th, $150 6/weeks -  April 3 - June 26, 2017 12/weeks Drop-ins $30 no class Memorial Day  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
503-206-8590 Downstairs classroom Ongoing Monday afternoon botanical drawing classes are loosely structured to focus on Materials/Techniques on the first Monday of each month; a Seasonal Plant Subject of your choosing (I also bring in some subjects that can be shared) on the second Monday; an Unfinished Drawing you'd like to work on, on the third Monday; and working in a Sketchbook devoted to botanical studies on the 4th Monday. All levels are welcome. Contact me at jkp920@gmail for a recommended materials list, or with questions

Ann Bailey - PCC Watercolor, Drawing With the Brush - Winter Term 7 - 9 pm April 10 - May 22, 9/weeks Upstairs

 

TUESDAYS:

Steve Kleier – Watercolor - 10am - 1 pm  $25/class, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-775-6562. Upstairs No Class March 28 & 29

Rene Eisenbart - Beginning Watercolor -  10 am - 1 pm Feb 28  - Mar 28, $145/5 weeks This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 503-890-9668 Gallery

Steve Kleier -Drawing & Painting - 1:30 -  4 pm Mar 7, $100 4/classes Drop In $30 Upstairs No Class March 28 & 29 

Brenda Boylan - Pastels - 9 - 12 pm Sept 5  - Oct 17 visit Brenda's website for more information  brendaboylan.com 503-702-2403 Downstairs

Ann Bailey - PCC Drawing So You Think You Can't Draw - Winter Term 7 - 9 pm April 11 -June 6, 9/weeks Upstairs

 

WEDNESDAYS:

Harold Walkup – Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  $25/class No Class April 26 & May 10, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 971-232-7796. Upstairs
Harold’s classes focus on improving painting quality and experience by demonstrating exciting ideas in composition, color and personal style. Each class has a goal, such as learning to create texture, value, understanding brush work or designing with subject and shape.  

Dorothy Fitzgerald - Oil Painting : Still life and all other subjects 1 - 4 pm $25/class This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 360-896-0734. Upstairs 

Susan Kuznitsky Pastel Class 12:30 - 3:30 pm Mar 22 - April 26, $180/6weeks $35 for drop-in (call for available space) susankuznitsky.gmail.com, 503-519-8187.  Downstairs
I love pastels! It is a great medium to explore and learn about color and values. My class is appropriate for all levels with lots of individual instruction. I do step by step procedures where we work from the same photo reference. We also work from still life set ups to learn more about form.  

Scott Johnson - Watercolor 24:30 pm  $35/class scottcjohnsonartist.com Gallery
This class focuses on wet on wet painting with hearts or, landscapes conjured from memory that can allow the student to make more of a personal interpretation of their finished piece.

Alexander Rokoff - Portrait in Oils 4:30 - 9:30 pm  May 9, 16, 23, 30 - June 2 $450 All materials and model fees included. Bring a "SMILE and LETS PAINT"  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Gallery

Steve Kleier – Drawing and Painting 6:30 - 8:30 pm $20/class, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-775-6562. Upstairs

 

THURSDAYS:

Anji Grainger - Beginning Watercolor Painting 9:30 - 12:30 pm  Watercolor III  April 13 - June 1, $200 8/classes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Upstairs Continue developing your watercolor skills with this more specialized class. Take basic watercolor techniques and expand into different ways to explore the medium, including: negative painting, using masking medium for resist, and experimental methods of pouring through papers and natural fibers. Some basic watercolor experience required.

Randall Vemer - Beginning Classical Figure Drawing 1- 4 pm  $25/class  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 503-222-3517 Upstairs 

 

FRIDAYS:

Ward Stroud - Painting, Pixels, People! - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Class Restarts March 31, $25/class This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Upstairs

Naomi Segal Deitz – Life Drawing Open Studio with Live Model -  10 am - 1 pm $15/session This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-203-1810. Downstairs  
This is a drop-in, uninstructed group working from unclothed models.  There is nothing like working from a live model to strengthen your figure drawing or painting skills.  When you practice regularly,  the knowledge and understanding you gain informs all of your other work, whether or not you end up with a finished piece.  All skill levels welcome. 

Joanne Radmilovich Kollman - Painting or Drawing Clothed Model -  1 - 4 pm $20/class  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Upstairs
5 week oil painting class. All levels welcome. Building the armature for loose brushwork and sculpting the painting with 3 different limited palettes to better understand color. painting from still life, figure and flowers 

 

SATURDAYS:

Dorothy Fitzgerald – Oil Painting - 10 am - 1 pm $25/class, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 360-896-0734. Upstairs

Joanne Radmilovich Kollman - Painting or Drawing From Fresh Flowers - 10 am - 1 pm $20/class  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Downstairs