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To register for Workshops:

  • Workshop registration is open to OSA members and the general public. Please consider joining through our Membership page.
  • Online registration is available for workshops designated with titles in large red text.  Click on a workshop title to proceed to the registration page for each workshop.
  • To register by telephone, call the OSA office, 503-228-0706, Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm
  • Registration for certain workshops is through the workshop instructor, as noted below in workshop descriptions

OSA Registration, Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and is complete when the workshop or class fee has been paid in full. In the event a workshop or class is oversold, registrations received beyond the maximum number will be refunded in full.

A $30 administration fee will be charged for cancellations made 30 days before the event start date. NO REFUNDS can be made for cancellations after 29 days prior to the start of a workshop or once a workshop begins unless your place can be filled. If a workshop is cancelled by OSA, a full refund will be promptly issued. Oregon Society of Artists is not responsible for any expenses incurred as a result of cancellation.

please note:  Important Policy Change for Workshop Registration:
Due to the addition of online payments for Workshops, OSA will  no longer be hold a spot for those who have signed up but have not paid.  Please make your payment for any workshop that you have signed up for to ensure your spot.
Thank you.


Workshops scheduled through 2018:

Links to supply lists are posted below workshop descriptions when available.

Marbling and Collage, Rene Eisenbart
Building a Roadmap for Your Watercolors, Iain Stewart
Delicate to Dynamic Watercolors, Vickie Nelson
Plein Air Painting in Portland, Sarkis Antikajian
Ten Approaches to Drawing, Ruth Buchanan
Contemporary Approaches for Self Expression, Joan Fullerton (FULL)
Large-Scale, Loose, Vibrant Watercolors, Carol Carter
Fall Chinese Brush Painting, Cindy Lommasson
Simplifying Watercolors, Tom Hoffman
Painting Life with Life, Watercolor Workshop, Bev Jozwiak
City Scenes in Oils and Acrylics, Jennifer Diehl


Marbling and Collage, Rene Eisenbart
Date: Jul 16, 2018 - Jul 18, 2018
Time: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 335.00

 

Rene Eisenbart, collage with marbling

To register: download Registration Form with additional details and materials list
or visit rene-art.com/teaching-osa

Experience the impact marbled texture creates when incorporated into our paintings. Learn to create marbled patterns on paper.  Then develop your painting’s story by adding collage and overpainting, tapping into your own, personal imagery, with a subject of your choosing — possibly an expressive portrait, botanical or creature. Work on several paintings during the workshop. Leave with one or two ready-to-frame pieces and several starts.

The workshop will include demos by Rene, who will also work individually with each participant. Any level of experience is welcome. Be prepared to play and experiment – that is how we learn, and where the joy is!

rene-art.com


Date: Jul 26, 2018 - Jul 29, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 525.00

 

To register:  Click on red workshop title above to proceed to registration page.  REGISTER SOON!  Only a few slots remaining!

In this workshop, Iain Stewart's focus will be on bringing your creativity to light along with dispelling the myths of the difficulties of painting in watercolor. He’ll show you why watercolor is the perfect artistic medium, unmatched for its ease of use, cost of materials, and enjoyment of personal expression.

Through individual instruction and thoughtful critiques, Iain will help you prepare for and anticipate the challenges that watercolor painting presents. His process relies on simplification of the subject through both exploratory sketching and value studies; this is a “road map” that will greatly improve your painting skills and provide you with a repeatable process that you can use both in the studio or en plein air.

Iain plans to have students follow him in group demonstrations from his photographs or from outdoor sketches. More experienced painters are encouraged to work from their own photographic references. The class setting will be relaxed and accommodating for all skill levels, and he will spend as much time as possible for one on one instruction. Iain believes that a workshop should focus on the student, not on how well the instructor can paint; it’s about you and your experience as you continue on your artistic journey.

download extended description with supply list

iainstew.fineartstudioonline.com


Delicate to Dynamic Watercolors, Vickie Nelson
Date: Aug 4, 2018 - Aug 5, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 250.00

 

Vickie Nelson, watercolor, irises

Class is filling:  Please email oregonsa@gmail.com to inquire about registration

Every skill level is welcome in this class.

Vickie will focus on negative painting, good design and the use of clean color.

Come with your drawings already drawn on your watercolor paper.  Paint what YOU love.

Vickie will demo morning and afternoon, leaving time for you to paint your wonderful creations.

Vickie paints flowers, nests, animals, still lifes, birds and bees, etc, not landscapes or portraits.  However, you are welcome to paint those subjects.  She will help you paint what inspires you.

download supply list

vickienelson.com


Date: Aug 6, 2018 - Aug 8, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 295.00

 

Sarkis Antikajian, plein air oil painting, Portland Park Blocks

To register:  Click on red workshop title above to proceed to registration page

Sarkis was born in 1933 in the Middle East to Armenian parents and immigrated to the United States in 1958. 

After a 35-year career as a pharmacist, he attained his childhood dream of becoming a professional painter and is now a nationally recognized and award-winning artist. 

Whether working in his Cheshire, Oregon studio or on location, Sarkis paints and draws in oils, watercolors, pastels and inks. His varied subject matter includes figurative, landscape, still life and abstract. He also enjoys sculpting in clay. 

His work can be found in galleries and private collections in the United States and overseas, or can be viewed on his website at www.SarkisAntikajian.com. 

Sarkis' book, Paintings, Drawings and Images in Words, can be purchased on Amazon.com, and in Oregon at the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, the Springfield Emerald Arts Center and directly from the artist, among other venues.

Sarkis enjoys painting landscapes outdoors, still lifes from setups, either in the studio or outdoors, and figures from real life, either in the studio or outdoors. Color is of major importance for me and an impression of a place for me is more important than rendering meticulous details of the subject.

In this workshop, he'll start each day with a demonstration, usually in oils, of a completed painting from start to finish. The rest of the time participants paint and Sarkis provides one-on-one assistance out on location.

sarkisantikajian.com

download supply list


Ten Approaches to Drawing, Ruth Buchanan
Date: Aug 11, 2018 - Aug 13, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 03:30 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 295.00

 

Rugh Buchanan ink drawing

To register:  Download registration instructions with supply list using the link below.  Mail payment to address at bottom of sheet.

This 3-day workshop includes demonstrations, discussions, and drawing exercises in dry media, with supported drawing sessions taught by professional artist, Ruth Buchanan. 

This workshop is suitable for people who paint but are not necessarily focused on drawing, for artists who want to strengthen their drawing and composition skills, or for those who simply want to discover the joys of sketching and drawing. 

The aim is to strengthen your natural drawing style and confidence through considering other approaches to looking at and rendering various subjects. The final day also considers drawing as a preparation towards painting. 

Ruth Buchanan has worked as a professional artist for 17 years. Whilst best known for her equestrian paintings, Ruth paints a variety of subjects and has many years experience in Life Drawing. The workshop will include some equine and animal drawing alongside drawing other subjects. The skills and techniques are applicable to all drawing regardless of subject. 

download registration instructions with supply list

ruthbuchanan.com


Contemporary Approaches for Self Expression - Joan Fullerton
Date: Aug 20, 2018 - Aug 23, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 495.00

 

Joan Fullerton painting

WORKSHOP IS FILLED with full waiting list. Registration is closed.

Abstract mixed-media painting.  Design, tempo, emotional content, contrasts, layering, painting from the heart, inspiration and more! 

Joan has instructed all levels of experience and ages of painters. Students in Fullerton's classes thrive in the atmosphere of her informative and relaxed classes. It is her belief that people are open to learning and creativity when they are having fun. She is adept at demonstrating a multitude of techniques. Beginning students will find encouragement and confidence, while more advanced students will benefit from her insightful solutions to their creative challenges.

joanfullerton.com


Large-Scale, Loose, Vibrant Watercolors, Carol Carter
Date: Sep 13, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 395.00

 

Carol Carter, hollyhocks watercolor painting

Class is filling:  Please email oregonsa@gmail.com to inquire about registration

Carol Carter is an award winning international artist, one of seven US artists  making this list. She has been painting over 40 years starting  with acrylics. Instead of giving us a power point presentation she brought numerous paintings to show us her different styles and subjects. Carol does a self portrait every ten years just to validate where she is in life.

She always starts with a drawing and a lot of times limits her palette to 6 colors or less. Much of her technique is being able to use or make blossoms as part of the painting. Sometimes these just happen, other times she will create them by using clear water next to a painted area. Many of her paintings are figurative, expressing a certain subject. She did an entire show of figurative paintings in water using bold colors and imaginative colors to represent the water and the figures in the painting. When she paints large paintings, she actually paints them on the floor. She lays in the background first and then patiently waits as the painting dries to control the colors and any other movement in the paint.

Carol also feels that the title of the painting is another way to grab the viewer and bring them into the painting. She also feels it is important not to give the viewer all the answers in the painting, but to let them fill in the blanks with their mind.

She advises us to think about what you are painting and why you are painting it, because it might lead you down painting paths that you may not have expected.

carol-carter.com


Fall Chinese Brush Painting, Cindy Lommasson
Date: Sep 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 85.00

Cindy Lommason, Rooster brush painting

To register: Contact the Instructor: 503.702.7581, or cindylommasson@comcast.net 

Open to all levels of artists, this Chinese brush painting workshop will give you the necessary skills to create paintings of Fall subjects.  More workshop details available soon.

Contact Cindy for supply list.

Optional supply fees: $25 (watercolor set, ceramic palette, sumi ink, felt cloth, paper), $15 (set of 3 brushes).

cindylommasson.com


Date: Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 295.00

 

Tom Hoffman, Watercolor Painting book cover

To register:  Click on red workshop title above to proceed to registration page

Raise your hand if you struggle against a tendency to overwork your watercolors. Well, there’s some good news and some not so good. The good news is that this is not about lack of technical prowess, so you don’t have to put in nine thousand more hours before you get good at stopping. The not so good news is that it’s all in your head, which can be rather tricky.

This workshop is designed to help you identify the essential parts of your painting subject so you can better recognize when you have interpreted it sufficiently. That’s when you put the brush down. Clarity of intentions is the key to knowing when the job is done. 

We will practice an approach (and a little bit of technique) that makes clear what is most important about the subject at hand. How do you know, for example, where you need to be careful and where you can be carefree? Before you begin a painting, do you know when in the sequence of layers the shapes get their definition? Asking a few questions and making a quick study clarifies how you might proceed.

hoffmannwatercolors.com


Painting Life with Life, Watercolor Workshop, Bev Jozwiak
Date: Nov 3, 2018 - Nov 4, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 250.00

 

Bev Jozwiak, watercolor portrait

Class is filling:  Please email oregonsa@gmail.com to inquire about registration

This workshop is a no-nonsense approach to watercolor. Focuses on answering many to the questions artists constantly ask. Why is my work muddy? How can I loosen up?

It is designed to help students at every skill level, to master techniques, design and color. Learn to paint boldly, think outside the box and paint outside the lines, with examples of basic color mixing including luscious greens, glowing white, great grays, and rich blacks. Develop good composition and strong values.

Focus on figures, animals (crows, roosters, cats, etc). Help with recipes for great skin tones, good ways to paint hair, how to choose good photographs to work from, and more.

Demos every day, with time for individual help.

For more information and samples of Bev's work go to: bevjozwiak.com

download supply list
download pre-workshop prep instructions


Date: Nov 9, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 395.00

 

Jennifer Diehl, 'Wet Commute' city scene

To register:  Click on red workshop title above to proceed to registration page

If you share  the love for the hustle & bustle of the city and all the bright lights that dance around you while you walk the streets, come paint the city with Jennifer Diehl.  Working one on one with her students, Jennifer teaches the simplicity that takes an otherwise overwhelming subject and makes it something not only manageable, but fun!   Friday will begin with a lecture and a demo that shows the process and answers questions, then we'll start our pieces! Each persons individuality is crucial and will be focused on as Jennifer comes to each canvas and tailors the learning process to you.  Let's get painting!

download supply list

jenniferdiehl.com