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.

For more information about individual classes, please contact the instructors directly.
Online registration is available for full-class registrations only. Single-class drop-ins please pay at the door.

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  $190 5/weeks  September 18,   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. 


Joanne Mehl - Intro to Classical Oil Glazing Class -  9:30 - 12:30 pm   July 10  - August 28, , $260/8weeks $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 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.

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Nancy Klos - Waterbased Media & Plein Air - 10 am - 1 pm  September 11, $25/session, Drop in $30 "The Inspired Still Life" still life drawing and painting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Gallery
Nancy's class will focus on drawing and painting techniques, demonstrations, sketchbook & artists journal: sketches, ideas, writings and mementos. There will be a class critique and a time spent on successful composition. All levels are welcome contact Nancy for materials or questions.


Janet Parker - Ongoing Botanical Drawing -  1 - 4 pm   July 10  -  September 25 10/weeks Drop-ins $30 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 503-206-8590 Downstairs Following class starts October 2 - Nov 27th, $225 9/weeks 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

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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 


Ann Bailey - PCC Drawing So You Think You Can't Draw - Winter Term 7 - 9 pm October 2  - Nov 13, 6/weeks Upstairs


TUESDAYS:

Steve Kleier – Watercolor - 10am - 1 pm September 12, $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


 

Steve Kleier -Acrylics - 1:30 -  4 pm Last class June 13, resumes September 12,  $25/class Upstairs 


Steve Kleier - Art Class for Veterans - 6:30  - 8:30 pm Sept 12 - Nov 14, No Charge for Veterans, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enroll 503-228-0706


Michael Lerch, Digital Photography: An Instruction -  6 - 8 pm July 18 - August 15, $90/5weeks
 August 12, One Day workshop $100  All classes offsite @ Studio 20, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. register @ OSA

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Brenda Boylan - Pastels - 9 - 12 pm Sept 5  - Oct 17 $280 7/weeks - November 7 - December 19,  $280 7/weeks 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 October 3  - Nov 21 , 8/weeks Upstairs


WEDNESDAYS:

Harold Walkup – Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor 9:30 am - 12:30 pm September 6, $25/class 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
 My focus is entirely on the basics for creating a successful painting.  I encourage each artist develop their own style.  I am a realist but love all styles and encourage people who do abstracts and impressionism. I do demos and help each student personally.  Beginning and experienced painters  welcome. Everyone learns.  And we have a few laughs along the way.

 


Susan Kuznitsky Pastel Class 10:30 am - 1:30 pm  September 27 - November 29, $240 8/classes (call for available space) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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. 


Steve Kleier – Drawing and Painting 6:30 - 8:30 pm Last class June 14, resumes September 13, $25/class, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-775-6562. Upstairs


THURSDAYS:

Anji Grainger - Intermediate Watercolor 111 September 14 - November 16, $200/8weeks 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.

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Randall Vemer - Classical Figure Drawing - Draw Like the Masters 1 - 4 pm $175/8weeks $25/class drop in's are welcome, classes are sequential  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 503-222-3517 Upstairs 

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Laura Nothern - Masterpiece Class  1 - 4 pm $25/class ($250 10 classes) Sept 7, 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. For more information call Laura @ 503-841-3431 Call OSA to register:  503-228-0706


FRIDAYS:

Ward Stroud - Painting, Pixels, People! - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm $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 September 15, 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 Open Model Session. Single pose, medium of your choice. Clothed model sessions with an occasional partial nude. All levels and mediums welcome. Easels and tables provided. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Questions 503-7523708.  No Class September 15 - 16


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 - Expressive Oil Painting & Fresh Flower  - 9 am - 12 pm $25/class , Lower Studio until Sept 9, RSVP appreciated  joradart@comcast.net Questions 503.752.3708 All levels and mediums welcome. Students paint from fresh flower still life. Instruction and demonstration basics and expressive mark making. 
Class Series in the Gallery starting September 23rd for $100 (call for syllabus. $30 drop-in fee). Instruction provided on lesson plan or independent study. Colorful fresh flower still life to work from every week. Joanne specializes in expressive large alla prima florals. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Gallery MUST RSVP 503.752.3708
 No Class September 15 - 16

Susan Kuznitsky, Multimedia All Levels  Ages 13 and up 10:30 am  - 1:30 pm September 23—Dec 16 $240/8weeks Drop in $35 
Downstairs Classroom (No class October 14 & 21, November 4, 11 & 25)