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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.

Date: Apr 19, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 395.00

Wayne Jiang, Acrylic still life painting

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

This class is designed to help you take acrylic painting to the next level. Through a mixture of demos, hands-on painting sessions from photos or still life, you will learn Wayne Jiang’s unique acrylic glazing and layering techniques to paint like the old Dutch masters. You’ll also learn how to create rich tones with a limited color palette, and how to make the transition from oil or watercolor to acrylic. Topics and exercises include: layering in glazes, combining opaque and transparent painting, best practices for planning and preparation, preparing surfaces for acrylic, and how to use photo references correctly.

Level: some painting experience required.

Wayne specializes in teaching acrylic. He has 25 years experience working with acrylic and 10 years teaching with the medium. He teaches artists with diverse skill levels: from someone who has never painted to professional artists who want to refine their acrylic technique or learn a new medium.

waynejiang.com

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Date: Apr 27, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 04:00 am
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 295.00

Kristie Mooney, watercolor batik heron

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

Learn unique batik techniques on rice paper using watercolors and wax.  No experience necessary!

Come away with a beautiful batik painting you can hang in yout home.  Kristie will walk you through the batik process, step by step and help you create an original piece of art. Kristie has turned many art lovers into artists with this process.

Kristie Mooney holds a BA in Clothing Textiles and Fine Arts from OSU.  She has studied with leading watercolor artists around the country and has won numerous awards for her work.  She is best known for her Watercolor Batiks and when asked to describe her process she explains, “When creating a Batik on rice paper I combine many colors and watch it mingle through the fibers of the rice paper. The wax is applied in layers and once I achieve the intensity of the color I’m looking for.  The entire painting is covered in wax. Next I carefully crinkle the wax and rice paper and run dyes through the cracks. Every piece is unique.”

Wax and rice paper provided.

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Date: May 2, 2018 - May 5, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 395.00

Chris Stubbs, watercolor portrait

WORKSHOP IS FILLED. Registration is closed

In her portraits, Chris strives to capture a unique "moment in time", to portray the transcendence of the human story and invite the viewer to join in at that moment.  Her portraits capture moments unique to us as people, but they also evoke memories that each one of us can relate to in our own personal journeys.  "We have been given a beautiful world to live in, with each and every person being unique and every moment an extraordinary event in time never to be recreated."

lakeareaartists.com/ChrisStubbs.html

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Date: May 16, 2018 - May 19, 2018
Time: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 525.00

Eric Wiegardt, watercolor seascape

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

This is a workshop for artists who wish to loosen up their watercolors, both in the studio and outdoors. Eric will show you how to construct eye-catching paintings, using his proven design principles to create what he calls an Area of Dominance. Discussions will center on what makes an effective composition and what's needed to attract the eye, carry it throughout the picture plane, and then rest on the all-important Area of Dominance. Eric will do daily painting demonstrations in the studio and weather permitting, outdoors near the OSA. Subjects may include land and seascapes, florals, and interiors. 

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

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ericwiegardt.com


Date: Jun 4, 2018 - Jun 5, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 195.00

Sandy Maudlin, Fluid Acrylics on Yupo

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

All levels

If you're inspired by texture and rich color, this workshop is for you.  Each day will be such an adventure painting on that slick ‘ice rink’ called 'Yupo.'  Art instructor Sandy Maudlin will share the many diverse methods she uses to achieve great results on this synthetic 'paper,' and you'll see why she says that painting on YUPO is a blast.  The possibilities are endless, and mistakes can easily be corrected!

Each workshop day will include well organized demonstrations of various, unique techniques, followed by studio time and lots of individualized help.  Informative critiques throughout the workshop will help, not only with technique, but also with composition and design of your artwork.  Both novice painters and master artists will be challenged, and you don't even have to be able to draw to take this workshop!

Subject matter can be whatever you want to paint ……… there's just no limit what can be created on YUPO.  You’ll learn to master a variety of special techniques for painting on this exciting, smooth surface, with both Transparent Watercolor and Fluid Acrylics. 

Having won numerous Best of Shows, Sandy is a signature member of both Ohio Watercolor Society and Watercolor Society of Indiana and has a degree in Art Education from Indiana University. She’s totally enjoyed teaching watermedia for over twenty-five years and teaches throughout the U.S. as well as in Europe.  See more information about Sandy Maudlin in the following workshop listing

sandymaudlin.blogspot.com

 


Date: Jun 6, 2018 - Jun 8, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 295.00

Sandy Maudlin, tape batik

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

Sandy's technique is called Tape Batik because the way the paint leaks under the edges of the tape on the Yupo looks a lot like a silk Batik. It's an intense process with considerable planning involved, but so worth it for the results. 

Each workshop day will include well organized demonstrations of various, unique techniques, followed by studio time and lots of individualized help.  Informative critiques throughout the workshop will help, not only with technique, but also with composition and design of your artwork.  Both novice painters and master artists will be challenged, and you don't even have to be able to draw to take this workshop!

Subject matter can be whatever you want to paint ... there's just no limit what can be created on YUPO.  You’ll learn to master a variety of special techniques for painting on this exciting, smooth surface, with both Transparent Watercolor and Fluid Acrylics.

sandymaudlin.blogspot.com

More About Sandy Maudlin:

Sandy Maudlin will be our Rose Show judge this June at OSA. Sandy has created several  Batik methods in water media on unique surfaces and she teaches Workshops all over the United States and Europe. She has received her B.A. in Art Education from the University of Indiana and has 35 years art experience in teaching Workshops. She is a Signature Member of The Ohio Watercolor Society,Watercolor Society of Indiana,the prestigious Cincinnati Art Club,and The Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society-for which she is past president. Sandy has won many awards for her work and travels extensivly to Judge Art Shows.

 Sandy is very sharing and patient with her knowledge of Art and her passion is in teaching others. Several of her students have gone on to write Art Books and are seen in major Art Publications such as the SPLASH series, and International Watercolor Magazines.Sandy Maudlin will be in Portland the First week of June to give Workshops at OSA on Learning How to Paint and Control your Water media on Yupo and sharing her Watercolor Batik methods using tape(this is a process she has created and perfected and has been traveling across the USA and Canada sharing her process in Workshops.)

We are very excited to have her come to Portland to be our Rose Show Judge and Workshop Instructor in June.


Date: Jun 20, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 450.00

Douglas House, pastel landscape

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

Student level: Beginning through Advanced

Has your spirit ever been elevated to new heights by listening to great music or by being witness to a wondrous landscape and wishing you could create that beauty by painting?   Well you can!  In these classes we will discover the techniques the Great Masters used to make their paintings stand the test of time.

Doug's fun, exciting and inspirational demonstrations will bring a new vision of beauty and simplicity into your life and your work.  Students will learn how to create wonderful landscapes using color, perspective, detail and thoughtfully developed compositions practicing and exploring various masterful techniques with individualized advice and focused direction. 

Students will complete this workshop with a finished painting or paintings.

You can see Doug's work at douglashousefineart.com

Early registration is advised as student numbers are limited. This will assure a place in our program. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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

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.

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iainstew.fineartstudioonline.com


Date: Aug 4, 2018 - Aug 5, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 250.00

Vickie

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

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.

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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


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. 

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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


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

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