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
Expressive Portraiture
Life Drawing Open Studio
Single-Pose Figure Session
Classical Figure Drawing
Figure Drawing - Long Pose

 


Alla Prima Portrait Painting

Monday, 1/8 - 2/29, 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

 

Expressive Portraiture

January 5 - 26, 9:30am - 12:30pm, upstairs studio, $30/session

This January drop-in 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. And a segment on getting ready for Max Ginsburg weeks 3 & 4 whether you are in the workshop or not.

- 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.

Joanne Radmilovich Kollman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-752-3708 

radmilovichkollman.com

registration: contact instructor 

 

Life Drawing Open Studio 

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

Short-Term Pose Model for Friday, Jan. 26:  Rachel


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 January 26: 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

 

Classical Figure Drawing: Draw Like the Masters

Fridays, 1pm - 4pm, downstairs studio, $25 session (classes are sequential) 

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 compliment each drawing session.

Randall Vemer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-713-8829

artavita.com/artists/3714-randall-vemer 

registration: call OSA, 503-228-0706

 

Figure Drawing - Long Pose

Sundays, 11am - 2pm and 3 - 6pm, downstairs studio, $15 per 3-hour session 

Laura Nothern, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-841-3431

 lauranothern.com