Classes

To participate in OSA classes, you must be an OSA Member and be current on Annual Dues of $60 per year. Under 18 no membership required.

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.

Summer Term Classes begin June 1.  Download OSA Summer Class Schedule (1-page PDF)

Class availability, details, and times are subject to change.  Check on-line calendar and home page of this site for notices of changes or cancellations

For more information about individual classes, please contact instructors directly. 



MONDAYS:

Painting the Nude in Oils

Joanne Mehl, instructor 

dates: SUMMER TERM   canceled - no class in Summer Term

  

Botanical Drawing

Janet Parker, instructor
janetparker-art-design.com

Different focuses in each session throughout the month:
 - First Mondays: Materials/techniques and basic principles
 - Second Mondays: Seasonal plant subjects
 - Third Mondays: Continuing previous week's subject and work on other unfinished pieces
 - Fourth Mondays: Maintaining a botanical-themed sketchbook

dates: SUMMER TERM June 11 - August 31  (no class July 23, August 20)
time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
cost:  per session, $30
classroom: downstairs studio
for details: Janet Parker, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-206-8590
registration: contact instructor or call OSA, 503-228-0706

 

Open Studio

Michael Musto and Jack Robinson, facilitators

dates: SUMMER TERM June 11,18, 25; July 2, 9, 23, 30; Aug 6, 27
time: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
cost: per session, $7
classroom: upstairs studio
for details: Michael Musto, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
registration: per session


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TUESDAYS:

Watercolor Painting, All Levels

Steve Kleier, instructor
stevekleier.com

This class uses a variety of topics and is designed to teach the student how to approach any subject like an artist.  Each class is a complete lesson so you can begin any time.  Using photos as a motive we discuss goals, concepts and technique. Each lesson begins with a critique, then a value study and finally a watercolor painting.  You may follow my demonstration or use the lesson as inspiration.  I create a relaxed and interesting environment to learn the skills and concepts that make the pictures you want.  Join me for fun and learning.

dates: SPRING TERM on-going through May 29 SUMMER TERM June 5 - August 26
time: 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
cost: per session, $25
classroom: upstairs studio
for details: Steve Kleier, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-775-6562
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706

 

Acrylic Painting, All Levels

Steve Kleier, instructor
stevekleier.com

Modern acrylic paints are a very versatile medium. Using a variety of subjects we explore line, shape composition and color. Each class is a complete lesson so you may begin any time. Each lesson begins with a critique, then a quick drawing study and then a painting. The most fun in art is getting a good one, let me show you how.

dates: SPRING TERM on-going through May 29 SUMMER TERM June 5 - August 26
time:
1:30 - 4:30 pm
cost: per session, $25
classroom: upstairs studio
for details: Steve Kleier, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-775-6562
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706

 

Free Veterans Art Class

Steve Kleier, instructor
stevekleier.com

This class is offered free of charge to any US Military veteran, with materials provided. We use mostly drawing materials to explore fundamentals of art including composition, observation and expression. All levels welcome.

dates: SPRING TERM on-going through May 29
time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
cost:  open to veterans only at no charge 
classroom: upstairs studio
for details: Steve Kleier, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-775-6562
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706

 

Plein-Air Paint Outs in Neighborhood Locations

Steve Kleier, instructor
stevekleier.com

dates: SUMMER TERM July 3 - August 28
time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
cost:  per session, $25
for details: Steve Kleier, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-775-6562
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706


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WEDNESDAYS:

Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor

Harold Walkup, instructor
artbyharold.com

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.

dates: SPRING TERM on-going through May 30
time:
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
cost: per session, $25
classroom: upstairs studio
for details: Harold Walkup, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 971-232-7796
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706

 

Pastels

Pastel Painting - Susan Kuznitsky

Susan Kuznitsky, instructor
susankuznitsky.com

This class is perfect for those who want to try pastels, as well as those who have some experience and want to take their art to the next level. There will be demos showing different approaches and the opportunity to ‘paint along’ with Susan, working on a pastel painting from start to finish, allowing you to see all the stages. Work from still-life setups or your own photo references.

dates: SUMMER TERM 4-week term: June 6 - 27  |   5-week term: July 25 - August 22
time: SPRING: 12:45 - 3:45 pm   |  SUMMER: 10:30am - 1:30pm
cost: per session, $35 (please confirm availability with instructor in advance)   |  4-week Summer Term: $120,  5-week Summer Term: $150
classroom: downstairs studio
for details: Susan Kuznitsky, susankuznitsky.gmail.com, 503-519-8187
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706

 

Oil Painting: Still Life and All Other Subjects

Dorothy Fitzgerald, instructor

The basics for creating a successful painting. Artists are encouraged to develop their own style, whether realism, abstract or impressionism. Demos and individual help. Beginning and experienced painters welcome. Everyone learns and we have a few laughs along the way.

dates: SPRING TERM on-going through May 30 SUMMER TERM June 6 - August 29
time:
1:00 - 4:00 pm
cost: per session, $25
classroom: upstairs studio
for details: Dorothy Fitzgerald, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 360-896-0734
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706

 

Watercolor Painting, All Levels

Steve Kleier, instructor
stevekleier.com

This class uses a variety of topics and is designed to teach the student how to approach any subject like an artist.  Each class is a complete lesson so you can begin any time.  Using photos as a motive we discuss goals, concepts and technique. Each lesson begins with a critique, then a value study and finally a watercolor painting.  You may follow my demonstration or use the lesson as inspiration.  I create a relaxed and interesting environment to learn the skills and concepts that make the pictures you want.  Join me for fun and learning.

dates: SPRING TERM on-going through May 30 SUMMER TERM June 6 - August 27
time: 
6:30 - 8:30 pm
cost: per session, $25
classroom: upstairs studio
for details: Steve Kleier, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-775-6562
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706


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THURSDAYS:

Watercolor Painting, Intermediate Level

Watercolor Painting - Anji Grainger

Anji Grainger, instructor
bluepansycottage.com

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.

dates: SUMMER TERM June 7, 14; July 19; Aug 2, 9, 16, 30
time:
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
cost: per session, $25
classroom: upstairs studio
for details: Anji Grainger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706

 

Classical Figure Drawing, Adults and Kids Draw Together

Randall Vemer, instructor
artavita.com/artists/3714-randall-vemer

Randall Vemer demonstrates the drawing process with small, manageable lessons. He utilizes 300-year-old principles and techniques that are easily understandable, resulting in convincing and beautiful form drawings. Extensive slide collection to complement each drawing session.  Adults are invited to draw with your 8-year-old+ child, grandchild, or special young friend

dates: SPRING TERM on-going through May 31 SUMMER TERM July 5 - August 30
time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
cost: per session, $15/child $25/adult  |  10-week Summer Term, $80/child $175/adult
classroom: upstairs studio
for details: Randall Vemer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-713-8829
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706 


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FRIDAYS: 

Illustrative Lettering and Calligraphy

Nicole Poole, instructor
instagram.com/lionandpoppy

Calligraphy and Illustrative Lettering for Artists. All levels are welcome! A variety of lettering styles will be explored both classic and modern. Embellishment and illumination will complete our letter studies using a variety of tools and materials. This course integrates well into an artist’s broader creative work. The OSA Gallery will host a calligraphy exhibit in July allowing an opportunity to show finished lettering work!

dates: SPRING TERM April 20 - June 8
time:
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
cost: per session, $25
classroom: upstairs studio
for details: Nicole Poole, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Life Drawing Open Studio with Unclothed Model

Ruben Arizpe, Sr., facilitator

Thank you for your patience. We are back with a full calendar and list of professional models both female and male, many who I’m sure you know from past sessions. I'd say that I’m the only new and unknown factor in this equation. Therefore a bit of background: I have 54 years experience as an Art Director, historical illustrator, and fine art teacher. I’m available to make your experience of drawing enjoyable and productive; All lovers of the creative arts are welcome.  ~ Ruben

dates: SPRING TERM ongoing through May 25 SUMMER TERM June 1 - August 31
time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
cost: per session, $15
classroom: downstairs studio
for details: Ruben Arizpe, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706 

 

Single-Pose Figure Session ("Fine Art Friday")

Joanne Radmilovich Kollman, instructor
radmilovichkollman.com

Work in the drawing or painting medium of your choice. Clothed models with an occasional partial nude. All levels and mediums welcome.

dates: SPRING TERM ongoing through May 25 SUMMER TERM June 2, 15; July 6, 20
time:
1:00 - 4:00 pm
cost: per session, $20 - RSVP appreciated
classroom: upstairs studio
for details: Joanne Radmilovich Kollman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-752-3708
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706


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SATURDAYS: 

Oil Painting: Still Life and All Other Subjects

Dorothy Fitzgerald, instructor

The basics for creating a successful painting. Artists are encouraged to develop their own style, whether realism, abstract or impressionism. Demos and individual help. Beginning and experienced painters welcome. Everyone learns and we have a few laughs along the way.

dates: SPRING TERM on-going through May 26 SUMMER TERM June 2 - August 25
time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
cost: per session, $25
classroom: upstairs studio
for details: Dorothy Fitzgerald, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 360-896-0734
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706

 

Multimedia: All Levels - Ages 13 and up

Multimedia Painting - Susan Kuznitsky

Susan Kuznitsky, instructor
susankuznitsky.com

This class is open to beginners who want to learn drawing skills in charcoal or try a new medium – pastels, oils, or acrylics. It is also open to students who have experience in any of these mediums and want to take their work to the next level. There will be loads of individual instruction to guide you from wherever you are currently to help you reach your personal artistic goals. We will work from still-life set ups and from photo references. There will also be an option to ‘paint along’ from the same photo as Susan in a step by step approach. Supply list upon registration.

dates: SPRING TERM March 24 - June 9 SUMMER TERM June 23 - August 11  (no class July 14 - 21) 
time:
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
cost:  per session, $35  |  6-week Summer Term, $180
classroom: downstairs studio
for details: Susan Kuznitsky, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-519-8187
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706
No OSA membership requirement for this class for students under 18 years old

 

Expressive Painting / Fresh Flowers Still Life

Joanne Radmilovich Kollman, instructor
radmilovichkollman.com

Joanne specializes in expressive alla-prima florals. Classes include instruction and demonstration in basics and expressive mark making. Colorful fresh flower still life to work from each week. All levels and mediums welcome.

dates: SPRING TERM ongoing through May 26  SUMMER TERM June 2, 16; July 7, 21
time:
1:30 - 4:30 pm
cost: per class: $25 - RSVP appreciated
classroom: upstairs studio
for details: Joanne Radmilovich Kollman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-752-3708
registration: contact instructor

 

Drawing From Life

Lauryn Hare, facilitator
instagram.com/artistsmodel_

Open to the public, OSA membership not required  This non-instructional, per session life drawing session is an opportunity to draw inspiration from the area’s most talented professional artist models amongst a welcoming and engaging environment; beginners as well as seasoned artists are all welcome. Open to artists of all mediums— OSA provides the easels, chairs, drawing benches and boards.

The session begins at 2pm and ends at 5pm. This session is designed and facilitated by Lauryn — a local artists' model, facilitator and photographer who aims to provide variety and inspiration through diversity in models, poses, set design and lighting elements amongst a relaxed but structured session.

Doors open 15 minutes before each session.

dates: SPRING TERM ongoing through May 26 SUMMER TERM June 2 - August 25
time:
2:00 - 5:00 pm
cost: per session, $15 (cash or check, includes model fee)
classroom: downstairs studio
for details: Lauryn, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


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