OSA offers numerous opportunities each week to participate in open sessions and instructed classes to learn and practice figure drawing and painting.  Sessions and classes are open to OSA members only, except where noted.  See information about becoming a member

Descriptions of the following are also listed in our schedule of Classes.  This page includes regularly updated details about weekly models and poses.

Alla Prima Portrait Painting
Painting the Nude in Oils
Life Drawing Open Studio
Single-Pose Figure Session
Life Drawing: Drop-In Session

 


Alla Prima Portrait Painting

Monday, 3/5 - 4/23, 9:30am - 12:30pm, downstairs studio, $50

Instructed class:  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!

Joanne Mehl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

joannemehl.com

registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706

more class details

 

Painting the Nude in Oils

Monday, 5/7 - 7/9, 9:30am - 12:30pm, downstairs studio, 8 weeks: $384, drop-in: $55

An eight-week progressive course (drop-ins allowed) designed to strengthen figure drawing skills and introduce oil painting materials and paint handling techniques. Using demonstrations, targeted exercises and individual attention, we’ll use oils to review the components of strong drawing skills for the first two classes, then we will paint for the remaining six classes of the course.

No class 5/28 or 6/18

Joanne Mehl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

joannemehl.com

registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706

more class details

 

Life Drawing Open Studio 

Fridays, 10am - 1 pm, downstairs studio, $15 per session 

Short-Term Pose Model for Friday, April 20:  Gabrielle


art by Naomi Segal Deitz

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.  Work on the whole figure, focus on problem areas, or do a portrait if you prefer.  Bring your own art materials; easels, benches, and tables are provided. Painters are welcome — please, no toxic materials.

This is a drop-in, uninstructed group working from unclothed models.  All skill levels welcome.   OSA members only; non-members may try one session before joining.

For more information, please contact:

Naomi Segal Deitz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

naomisegaldeitz.com

 

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

Fridays, 1 - 4pm, upstairs studio, $20 session

Model for Friday, April 20: TBA

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

If you need assistance, instruction, or help with supplies don't hesitate to ask.  Contact Joanne Radmillovich Kollman via Facebook, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

radmilovichkollman.com

registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706 

 

Life Drawing: Drop-In Session

Saturdays, 2 - 5pm, downstairs studio, $15 session

Payment in cash or check, please.  Includes model fee

Open to the public.  This non-instructional, drop-in 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.

For more information, please contact:

Lauryn, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Lauryn's online model portfolio: nstagram.com/artistsmodel_