Friday, September 23, 2016

Long Pose Sundays

Long Pose Sundays
One model, one pose, 6 hours of uninstructed bliss.
Come draw or paint from a living model.
Choose between two 3 hour sessions, or stay for the duration.

•    *Oregon Society of Artists
•    *Portland, OR
•    *Sundays
•    *11am-2pm & 3pm-6pm
•    *Downstairs studio
$15 per 3 hour (11-2 OR 3-6)
$30 per 6 hour
Please call the OSA office to register
@ 503-228-0706

Drop Ins Are Always Welcome!

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon  97201

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Painting the Nude

Painting the Nude in Oils, with instructor Joanne Mehl
Sept. 19 – Nov. 7
Mondays, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm, downstairs studio

There’s still room for a few more students, so plan to come to the downstairs studio at OSA next Monday from 9:30am – 12:30pm, or call the OSA office at 503-288-0706 to reserve a spot!

Drop in $50 per class

This is an eight-week progressive course designed to strengthen figure drawing skills and introduce oil painting materials and paint handling techniques. Using demonstrations, targeted exercises and individual attention, we’ll use oils to review the components of strong drawing skills for the first two classes, then we will paint for the remaining six classes of the course.

Because a strong figure painting is built on a strong drawing!

This course is appropriate for novice to intermediate skill levels. The course will stress observational skills and construction, rendering anatomy, and composition. We’ll explore how drawing relates to painting, color and value, the effects of light and shadow, tonal methods, various modeling techniques, and how to manage a palette and mix colors.

Questions? Email the instructor at

About Joanne Mehl:
I’ve been professional artist and instructor specializing in figure painting and portraiture since 1985. For more about me, please visit:

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon  97201

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Class with Joanne Kollman

Joanne Kollman

Get ready! Friday, September 23rd. 
(noon to prep materials and settle in)
1-4 pm $25 drop in class

Joanne will demo exercises to get ready for large format painting.
Gesso some large pieces of cardboard or mat-board. Bring reference  8x10 color copy.

Bring your prepared panels, canvas or board for painting and color studies.

And as always,  Just come with what you have been working on. New students feel free to email Joanne for more information. 

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon  97201

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Erik Sandgren Class

Erik Sandgren: Color, Light and Space -- Working with Acrylics and Aqueous Media
Saturday - Sunday, September 24 - 25, 9am - 4pm

 Washington artist, printmaker and educator Erik Sandgren believes that acrylics and other aqueous media offer tremendous advantages and versatility for an evolving painting process. In this workshop,

Erik will show you his techniques for manipulating the paint film in unorthodox ways such as glazing, scratching, scuffing, and abrading. He has many strategies to share about materials and techniques, driven by each student's desire for expression based on color and composition.

There will be daily demonstrations, with group and individual conversations, all interspersed with looking at some master paintings. Bring your favorite water-based materials and tools, along with your sketchbooks and suitable supports (panels, paper or canvas).

He suggests also bringing one failed, stalled or abandoned painting in acrylic or another aqueous medium- the objective is for everyone in the workshop to take away something useful that will inspire a fresh take on his or her work.

Please call OSA to register for Erik's workshop.

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon  97201

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Juggling too many Creative Projects and Ideas at once?

The Artist Juggler

Do you have trouble deciding which style or medium is your strongest direction? Many artists face these challenges. What you may lack is a sense of direction in your art career.

Here are some tips from Career Artist Coach - Renee Phillips:

Strive For Balance 
Balance can be an enormous challenge for artists who have talent in many areas. Creativity is our greatest tool when it is balanced with having a realistic perspective, plans of action and time-management.

Contemplate The Outcome 
Make choices based on establishing priorities and goal-setting rather than impulsive responses. 

Choose Priorities 
Your career is much easier to manage when you practice the art of establishing priorities. You’ll turn feelings of being overwhelmed into peace of mind when you simplify and streamline. There are only 24 hours in a day so choose your priorities wisely. As the saying goes, in your life time you can do anything you want, you just won’t have time to do everything you want.

Plan For Success 
Creating an Art Business Plan is essential for any serious professional artist. I helped Jack develop a 6-month plan and a 2 year plan. This important exercise helped him stay committed and on track. He had a blueprint for success and was able to follow through with a sense of confidence and clarity.

Want to learn how to do it? Read this article “How to Create Your Art Business Plan”.

Reduce Multi-Tasking and Expand Your Focus 
If you are a person who is frequently engaged in multitasking, according to many experts it has been proven that our brains just aren’t equipped for multitasking tasks that do require brainpower.

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon  97201

Friday, September 16, 2016

Soon Y Warren Painting Vibrant Watercolor

Soon Y. Warren Painting Vibrant Watercolor's

Monday through Friday, October 3-7, 2016

OSA Members $395: Non-Members $445 (Non-refundable deposit of $100)

Only a few places left! Hurry!

Internationally known artists, Soon Y. Warren, will offer step-by-step instruction as students learn to paint vibrantly with watercolor. Daily painting demonstrations and critiques will be provided concentrating on technique, the concept of color theory, composition and color values. Students will be working on three paintings during the five day workshop, Soon's reference materials.

To sign up for this workshop please call the OSA office.

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon  97201

Thursday, September 15, 2016

October Teacher-Student Show

You Me & the Fish             Joan Willamson

A unique opportunity for students and instructors to exhibit their artwork together.  Artists may enter up to 3 pieces of original work not previously shown in OSA gallery. Please follow the farming guidelines for a non-juried show. 
 All entries are welcome.



EXHIBIT FEES:  $20 for 1-3 entries

Contact  Exhibit Co-Chairs:
Steve Kleier: 503-775-6562
Randall Vemer: 503-713-8829

We WELCOME Volunteers

Follow the link for Framing Guidelines for a NON-Juried Show

Inspire * Educate * Create

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon  97201