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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.

 

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

2018 Workshops:

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 (FULL)
City Scenes in Oils and Acrylics, Jennifer Diehl

 

2019 Workshops:

Registration now open:

Painting from Life, (oils) Max Ginsburg
Playing with Patterns (mixed media), Margaret Godfrey
Pen and Ink with Watercolor, Anji Grainger

Painting Like Gustav Klimt and Wire Drawing (acrylics), Karen Knutson
Vibrant Northwest Landscapes in Watercolor, Lian Quan Zhen
Chinese Brushwork, Lian Quan Zhen
California Vibe in Watercolor, David Lobenberg
Delicate to Dynamic Watercolors, Vickie Nelson
Freedom in Watermedia, Stan Kurth
Intuitive Art in Mixed Media, Joan Fullerton
Mastering Fluid Acrylics on Yupo, Sandy Maudlin

Loose, Step-by-Step Watercolor, Bev Jozwiak

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.

download supply list
download collage reference images

joanfullerton.com


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

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

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.  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 a rooster and autumn scenery.  More workshop details available soon.

Contact Cindy for supply list.

Optional supply purchase from instructor: $25 (includes watercolors, ink, felt cloth, ceramic mixing dish, all paper for the day). Does not include purchase of brushes, which may be purchased for an additional $15 for a 3-brush set. Alternatively, brushes may be borrowed from instructor at no extra charge.

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

WORKSHOP IS FILLED. Registration is closed.

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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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!

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jenniferdiehl.com

 


Date: Feb 17, 2019 - Feb 21, 2019
Time: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 900.00

 

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

Max Ginsburg has lived and worked in New York all his life. As a New Yorker, he feels a personal and deep connection to this rich, energetic, and beautiful city with its amazingly diverse population.

Max’s objective is to paint the people of New York, realistically and with compassion. He has expressed strongly held feelings about peace and justice; deep outrage to war, injustice, and torture are conveyed in some of his paintings. With regard to these themes, he has been inspired by Old Masters such as Caravaggio, Goya, Kollwitz, and Picasso.

Max has chosen to paint realistically because he believes that realism is truth and truth is beauty. He derive an aesthetic pleasure in skillfully done realistic drawings and paintings. Max believes that realism can communicate ideas strongly and it is this communication that is extremely important to him.

maxginsburg.com

 


Date: Feb 22, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019
Time: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 295.00

 

Heron's Winter Dreams, mixed-media painting, Margaret Godfrey

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

Join award-winning artist Margaret Godfrey for 3 fun-filled days of creating new and interesting ways to paint. Explore using your own symbols and shapes to add personal content to your art. In this workshop, Margaret will demonstrate several ways of creating patterns and collage materials, then show ways to use them in your art to make your work unique and more meaningful. As a story-telling artist, Margaret will help you bring more content and ideas into your art. There will be daily demos and  Margaret will work with each individual.

“Margaret does a great job working with participants with a wide range of interest, approaches and experiences.”  -- Dian, class participant

margaretgodfreyart.com

 


Date: Mar 22, 2019 - Mar 24, 2019
Time: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 275.00

 

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

The marriage of watercolor with pen and ink can be magical.  In this two day workshop we will look at how to incorporate Pen and Ink in a dynamic watercolor painting.  On day one we will begin with looking at the different pen strokes and the ways pen techniques are used in a painting.  Then we will apply that to a piece to be completed with watercolor.  On day two we will explore textures and pen and ink in a more freestyle way.  We will create our own small watercolor journal to use with our pen and ink techniques.  I will demonstrate some tips and tricks on how to prepare a journal for future paintings.

bluepansycottage.com


Date: May 2, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Time: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 395.00

 

Giraffe in style of Gustav Klimt by Karen Knutson

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

Learning different textures is the theme of this workshop. We will begin by preparing our papers in the Gustav Klimt painting method, dropping liquid acrylic on the paper, and then scraping it, using a credit card. We will develop these under-paintings into students' choice of subjects. Suggested subjects might be giraffes, dragonflies, or flowers, but students may pick whatever they want. One day, we will learn how to paint people, using the Gustav Klimt method. We will also be adding wire drawing to our paintings to bring them to completion. Wire Drawing is done using permanent black markers to look like a wire sculpture when completed. Abstract designs will be discussed and students will learn how wire drawings help ALL of their paintings be more complete and professional. Bring your favorite reference photos and get ready to loosen up!

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karenknutson.com

 


Date: May 28, 2019 - May 31, 2019
Time: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 395.00

 

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

Lian teaches basic techniques such as compositions and coloring, and his unique methods including "Color Pouring and Blending" and "Paint Around (negative painting)". He shows how to mix colors on watercolor papers, as well as letting the pigments painting themselves. Only three primary colors will be used.

There are 4-6 demos each day with student practices between, so that they can absorb and assimilate the lessons. In critics Lian helps students by touching up their paintings. At end of workshop students may be able to finish couple of paintings, or learn enough techniques to complete them later.

lianspainting.com

 


Date: Jun 1, 2019
Time: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 95.00

 

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

In this one-day Chinese painting session, students learn how to use Chinese brushes, ink and colors, as well as theories of the Asian Art, and use the techniques to paint spontaneous style (not painting subjects like bamboo, chrysanthemum, orchid, nor plum blossom).

lianspainting.com

 


Date: Jul 25, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019
Time: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 395.00

 

 

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

Workshop details available soon

lobenbergart.com

 


Date: Aug 3, 2019 - Aug 4, 2019
Time: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 250.00

 

Vickie Nelson, watercolor, next with eggs

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 12, 2019 - Aug 15, 2019
Time: 09:30 am - 04:00 am
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 400.00

 

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

The Freedom in Watermedia Workshop is designed to teach students to paint intuitively, starting without preconceived notions or outcome. There is no preliminary planning or drawing. The process will dictate direction as students use a variety of techniques to implement color, texture, line, shape and value. Instruction will start with arbitrary mark making and color application, working transparent to opaque, building layers using a variety of mark making tools, watercolor, gesso and acrylic. There will be regular comments and evaluation of work in progress concerning relationships between shape, texture, line, color and value. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is a painting which is visually pleasing and aligned with the artist's personal aesthetic.

Subject matter is the choice of each artist so participants are free to paint figure, landscape, still life, abstract or non-objective work. Stan’s own work ranges from recognizable figures to totally non-objective compositions. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, you will benefit from this hands-on workshop, gaining a new perspective on how to build and design a better painting.

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stankurth.com


Date: Aug 26, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019
Time: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 495.00

 

 

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

 Workshop details available soon

joanfullerton.com


Date: Sep 16, 2019 - Sep 20, 2019
Time: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 495.00

 

Sandy Maudlin, Fluid Acrylics on Yupo

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

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. 

sandymaudlin.blogspot.com

 


Date: Nov 2, 2019 - Nov 3, 2019
Time: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 250.00

 

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

Workshop details available soon

bevjozwiak.com