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  • 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-4pm
  • Registration for certain workshops is through the workshop instructor, as noted below in workshop descriptions
Date: Mar 2, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 325.00

Brenda offers students a fun, and exciting pace of thorough pastel instruction.  

In this intensive 3-day course we will cover everything pastel that is 'chalk full' of information with plenty of time to practice and finesse your newfound knowledge. The student’s skills will build confidence in the medium through a progression of exercises on the many aspects of pastels.  This is a great course for those who wish to discover the medium, learn about pastel on a broader level, or for those who wish to push their pastel work to the next level.

More class information and registration are online at brendaboylan.com

Confirm openings by calling Brenda at (503) 702-2403  


Date: Mar 16, 2018 - Mar 18, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 03:30 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 285.00

Registration for non-OSA-members is $325.  Please contact the Instructor through her website: bluepansycottage.com

Create dynamic, textured patterns in your watercolor paintings by employing nontraditional techniques using plant materials, herbs, legumes, salt, stones and other elements. See how watercolor pigments react and leave beautiful patterns on your paper. The workshop will also emphasize composition and design principles. 

Day one: Prepare one-two more starts using a unique texturing process.

Day two: Lay down the foundation on two-four painting starts using plant materials, herbs, legumes, salt, stones and other elements observing how watercolor pigment react, leaving beautiful patterns on your paper.  If time allows, begin working on Day 1 starts

Day three: Work towards finishing one or two of your pieces.

Included in the cost of the Workshop:

  • High-pigmented liquid watercolors of Robert Doak        
  • Super Stretch Spider Webbing
  • Many fun and unique texturing materials to play with.

 


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

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 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 295.00

Batik techniques on rice paper using watercolors and wax.

Workshop description available soon.


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

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."

view works by Chris Stubbs


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

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.

ericwiegardt.com


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

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.

Sandy Maudlin's website


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

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.

Sandy Maudlin's website


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

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, and some of the great American and French Impressionists and Tonalist painters did just that. In these classes we will discover the techniques they used to make their paintings the great master works that have stood the test of time.

Instructor demonstrations and critiques will teach students how to create different levels of distance within their plein air or photographed landscapes using color, perspective, detail and thoughtfully developed compositions practicing and exploring various techniques with individualized advice and focused direction from the instructor.

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

Workshop description available soon.

For more information and registration, contact the instructor: rene.art@gmail.com

rene-art.com


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

Workshop description available soon.

iainstew.fineartstudioonline.com


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

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 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


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

Class is filling - Call OSA Office to inquire about registration

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

Class is filling - Call OSA Office 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

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


Date: Nov 3, 2018 - Nov 4, 2018
Time: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
Location: OSA Main Classroom
Price: $ 250.00

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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