Classes

To participate in OSA classes, you must be an OSA Member. If you are starting classes in the fall your membership should be up to date. The office can help you if you need help. 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.

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.

On-line registration will be available for full-class registrations by the end of December.
Single-class drop-ins, please pay at the beginning of the class session.



SUNDAYS:

Figure Drawing - Long Pose

Laura Nothern, instructor
lauranothern.com

dates: on-going, begins January 14
time: (two sessions) 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | 3:00 - 6:00 pm
cost: 3-hour session: $15 | 6-hour session: $30
classroom: downstairs studio
for details: Laura Nothern, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-841-3431


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MONDAYS:

Oil Painting

Michael Orwick, instructor
michaelorwick.com

Fundamentals of good painting: Composition, Value, Design, Choosing a Subject, Identifying and mixing accurate warm and cool Colors, Establishing a Focal Point, and Tips for the studio and outdoor Painter. Open to all experience levels.

dates: January 8  - Feb 19 
time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
cost: 7 weeks: $280 | drop-in: $45
classroom: upstairs studio
for details: Michael Orwick, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706

 

Alla-Prima Portrait Painting

Joanne Mehl, instructor
joannemehl.com

Accuracy in drawing, values, and warm/cool color relationships as they pertain to flesh tones. Wet-into-wet painting. Using brushstroke to define structure and form. Using detail and value to direct the viewers’ gaze. Methods to speed up the painting process. Anyone with basic skill in alla-prima painting is welcome to join and learn more!

dates: January 8 - February 26
time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
cost: 8 weeks: $380, includes model fee | drop-in: $50
classroom: downstairs studio
for details: Joanne Mehl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706

 

Botanical Drawing

Janet Parker, instructor
janetparker-art-design.com

Different focuses throughout each month: First Monday: Materials/techniques, Second Monday: Seasonal plant subjects, Third Monday: Unfinished drawings you'd like to work on, Fourth Monday: Working in a sketchbook. All levels are welcome.

dates: January 8 - March 26 (no class, 1/29) 
time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
cost: 10 weeks: $250 | drop-in: $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

 

Open Studio

Michael Musto and Jack Robinson, facilitators

dates: on-going (no sessions 1/1, 12/25)
time: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
cost: drop-in: $7
classroom: upstairs studio
for details: Michael Musto, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706


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TUESDAYS:

Advanced Pastels

Brenda Boylan, instructor
brendaboylan.com

Painting substrates, Light and shadow, Finer considerations on edges, Transitions and finessing touches, Composition and design. Taking a longer look at painting a larger still life or landscape from beginning to end (2 sessions), Framing a finished pastel. The student must display knowledge and skills based upon previous lessons, experience and instructor approval.

dates: January 30 - March 13
time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
cost: 7 weeks: $300
classroom: downstairs studio
for details: Brenda Boylan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-702-2403
registration: contact instructor

 

Watercolor

Steve Kleier, instructor
stevekleier.com

dates: on-going
time: 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
cost: drop-in: $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

Steve Kleier, instructor
stevekleier.com

dates: on-going
time:
1:30 - 4:30 pm
cost: drop-in: $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

 

Art for Veterans

Steve Kleier, instructor
stevekleier.com

dates: January 2 - March 6
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


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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: on-going
time:
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
cost: drop-in: $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

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: January 10 - March 7 (no class 2/21) 
time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm
cost: 8 sessions: $240 | drop-in: $35 (drop-ins, please confirm availability with instructor in advance)
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: on-going
time:
1:00 - 4:00 pm
cost: drop-in: $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

 

Photography

Michael Lerch, instructor
fineart.greyforest.net

dates: Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 14, Feb 28, March 14
time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
cost: 5 weeks: $100 
classroom: downstairs studio
for details: Michael Lerch, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706

 

Drawing and Painting

Steve Kleier, instructor
stevekleier.com

dates: on-going
time: 
6:30 - 8:30 pm
cost: drop-in: $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:

Intermediate Watercolor

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: January 11 - March 8 (no class 2/1)
time:
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
cost: 8 weeks: $200
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: Draw Like the Masters

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

dates: on-going
time:
1:00 - 4:00 pm
cost: drop-ins: $25 (classes are sequential)
classroom: upstairs studio
for details: Randall Vemer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-222-3517
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706

 

Masterpiece Class

Laura Nothern, instructor
lauranothern.com

Students will choose the masterpiece of their preference. Then through a series of exercises we'll analyze, draw and/or paint from reproductions. Each student will work on their own projects and at their own pace.

dates: on-going, begins January 9
time:
1:00 - 4:00 pm
cost: 10 weeks: $250 | drop-ins: $25
classroom: downstairs studio
for details: Laura Nothern, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-841-3431
registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706


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FRIDAYS:

Expressive Portraiture

Joanne Radmilovich Kollman, instructor
radmilovichkollman.com

This 4-week session will give beginning students a leg up on working on portraits from photos and from life. Intermediate portrait and figure artists will gain hands on help working out problems occurring from life and from photos.
Session #1-Choosing your photo, surfaces and mark making; Session #2-Getting a likeness;  Session #3-Mixing Flesh tones; Session #4-Putting the pieces together.
It is highly recommended (but not required) that students also attend the $20 Friday-afternoon model sessions to apply the lessons with a live model.

dates: January 5 - 26
time:
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
cost: 4 weeks: $100 | drop-ins: $30 with RSVP
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

 

Life Drawing Open Studio with Unclothed Model

Naomi Segal Deitz, facilitator
naomisegaldeitz.com

An 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.

dates: on-going (no sessions 12/22, 12/29)
time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
cost: drop-ins: $15
classroom: downstairs studio
for details: Naomi Segal Deitz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-203-1810
registration: drop-in

 

Single-Pose Figure Session

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: on-going
time:
1:00 - 4:00 pm
cost: drop-ins: $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:

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: on-going
time:
1:30 - 4:30 pm
cost: per class: $25 - RSVP appreciated
classroom: downstairs 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

 

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: on-going
time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
cost: drop-in: $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

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: begins January 13
time:
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
cost: 8 sessions: $240 | drop-ins: $35
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 those under 18 years old


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