Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Focus on Oil Landscapes Class

Class Level: All Levels
Teacher: Michael Orwick
5 week class $190
Mondays from 9:30 to 12:30 September 18 - October 16
Focus on Landscapes
Oil painting offers artists flexibility and a depth of color that is unsurpassed by any other artistic medium. Oil paints are sumptuous, exciting, and one of the most popular painting mediums used by artists throughout the world.

In this 5-week course the student will be introduced to fundamental oil painting techniques used for centuries. This landscape painting class uses traditional oil painting techniques such as underpainting, grisaille, alla prima and glazing. Work  from source material, focusing on planning and developing unique compositions across multiple sessions. Learn and master the most important oil painting class techniques.

•    Relax, de-stress, and get inspired with encouraging art instruction
•    Learn to express yourself through oil painting
•    Explore important painting techniques, such as: color mixing, color value, composition, glazing, brushwork, paint application, texture, and more
•    Receive nurturing one-on-one expert painting instruction customized to your needs and goals
•    Create multiple paintings
•    Receive the lasting health benefits of oil painting, such as relaxation, stress relief, and mental clarity
•    In-depth review of the absolute basics necessary for getting started in oil painting
•    It will cover such topics as materials, setting up the palette, basic color theory and color mixing, and the various approaches to starting a painting

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Master Work Copy Class

Masterpiece Copy Class
Laura Nothern Instructor

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite artists by engaging in the time tested practice of making master copies.  Students will choose the masterwork of their preference.
Then, through a series of exercises we’ll analyze, draw and/or paint from reproductions, with each student working at their own pace and in the medium they prefer. 

This will be an ongoing drawing and painting adventure!

*Thursdays 1-4pm
*Downstairs studio 
*Class fee is $25/class  ($250 for 10 classes)

*for more information and a recommended materials list contact me at
*to register for the class contact OSA office @ 503 228 0706 

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Basic Watercolor Class

The Very Basics of Watercolor
Steve Kleier
Tuesday September 5, 10-1pm

$25 drop in

This class is for those who want to start from the beginning with watercolor. We start with a brief discussion about colors, materials and set up. Then most of the class will be about controlling the paint and the fundamental techniques of watercolor handling. We will practice graded washes, dry brush, achieving lights and darks and other useful skills.

Unlike oil or acrylic paint that stays where you put it watercolor has a mind of its own. It is this quality of natural interaction between the pigments the water and the paper that give watercolor it's unique character and along with its beautiful transparency has made it so popular.

I have won many awards and have been a watercolor teacher for more than 10 years. I enjoy painting all subjects and a variety of techniques. Join me for fun and learning. 

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Monday, August 21, 2017

Greg Lewis Evening Demo at OSA

Greg Lewis Evening Demo - Free
September 7 at 6pm

OSA's own exhibit installer, Greg Lewis, will be presenting a demo sampling of his drawing tricks and techniques gained over four decades of professional art and design practice.

Whether your art concepts are simple or complex, Greg will share basic drawing methods that will help make your art both time saving and fun. Bring your own drawing (tools and supplies, i.e. pencils, charcoal, pastels, eraser, etc.), as Greg will provide drawing paper.

Greg's demo will be preceded by a short critique session (doors open at 6). The demo itself starts at 7. It is free and open to the public — no need to be a member for this.  All age groups and art experience are encouraged to attend. There will also be some light refreshments.

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Fall Classes 2017 at OSA!


Steve Kleier, Acrylic  1:30 - 4 pm class resumes Sept 12,  $100/4weeks $30/drop-in,, 503-775-6562 Upstairs studio

Ann Bailey, PCC Drawing So You Think You Can’t Draw  7 - 9 pm Oct 3  -  Nov 28 , Upstairs studio
Naomi Segal Deitz, Life Drawing Open Studio with Live Model 10 am - 1 pm, $15/session
Sept 15,, 503-203-1810, Downstairs studio
Steve Kleier, Drawing & Painting 6:30 - 8:30 pm resumes Sept 13, $20/class, 503-775-6562, Upstairs studio
Steve Kleier, Art Class for Veterans 6:30  - 8:30 pm Sept 12  - Nov 14, to enroll 503-228-0706
Nancy Klos, Foundation in Drawing and Painting 10  - 12:30 pm Sept 11, $25/session drop in $30
Laura Nothern, Long Pose Sunday 11 am - 2 pm &  3 pm - 6 pm $15/3 hour Open Studio $30/6 hour, Downstairs studio
Janet Parker, Botanical Drawing 1- 4 pm July 10  - Sept 25 $350/10weeks  $30 Drop-in, 503-206-8590 Downstairs studio (No class Sept 4)
Randall Vemer, Beginning/Intermediate Figure Drawing: Simplified for Kids and Adults 1 - 4 pm July 6  - August 24, $80/children $175/Adults, 503-222-3517 Upstairs studio

Susan Kuznitsky, Multimedia All Levels  Ages 13 and up 10:30 am  - 1:30 pm September 23—Dec 16 $240/8weeks Drop in $35 Downstairs Classroom (No class October 14 & 21, November 4, 11 & 25)

Dorothy Fitzgerald, Oil Painting: Still Life and All Other Subjects 1 - 4pm $25/class, 360-896-0734, Upstairs studio
Dorothy Fitzgerald Oil Painting 10 am - 1 pm $25/class, 360-896-0734, Upstairs studio
Michael Orwick, Oil Painting 9:30 am - 12:30 pm resumes Sept 18,  $190/5weeks $45 Drop-in, Upstairs studio
Joanne Mehl, Intro to Classical Glazing Techniques 9:30 am - 12:30 pm July 10  - August 28,  $260/8weeks $50 drop-in, Downstairs
Joanne Radmilovich Kollman, Painting or Drawing From Flowers 9  - noon $25/class MUST RSVP Gallery
Joanne Radmilovich Kollman, Clothed Model 1 - 4 pm $20/class drop in, Upstairs studio

Michael Musto/Jack Robinson, 1:30 - 4:30 pm $7/session, Upstairs studio

Brenda Boylan, Pastels 9 am - 12 pm Sept 5  - Oct 17, check Brenda’s website for more information, 503-702-2403
Susan Kuznitsky, Pastels 10:30  - 1 :30 pm Sept 27  - Nov 29   $240 8/weeks $35 drop-in, 503-519-8187 Downstairs studio (No class Nov 8 or Nov 22)

Ann Bailey, PCC Watercolor, Drawing with the Brush  7 - 9 pm Oct 2  - Nov 13, Upstairs studio
Steve Kleier, Watercolor 10 - 1 pm class resumes Sept 12, $25/class, 503-775-6562, Upstairs studio
Anji Grainger, Beg. Watercolor lll 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Sept 14  - Nov 16, , $200/8weeks,
Upstairs studio
Scott C. Johnson, Watercolor  2 - 4:30 $25/class, Gallery
Ward Stroud Painting, Pixels, People! 9:30 am - 12:30 pm $25/class, Upstairs studio
Harold Walkup, Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Sept 6, $25/class, 971-232-7796 Upstairs studio

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Friday, August 18, 2017

September Juried Show at OSA!

Harold Walkup

September Juried Show at OSA
Juror: Harold Walkup

Steve Carboni: Show Chairperson

Take-in Dates:
Thursday, September 7, 10 am -4 pm
 Friday, September 8, 10 am -1 pm

Reception: Sunday, September 10, 1 pm-3 pm

This is a juried show and open to
OSA Members Only!

Follow the link below for the framing guidelines:

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Thursday, August 17, 2017

12 x 12 Challenge

Oregon Society of Artists  Presents:

200 For Under $200 A 12x12 challenge

October 31 - November 1, 2017

$35 nonrefundable fee for first entry, which includes a 12”x12”x ¾” cradled birch panel from
American Easel in Salem, Oregon.
Additional panels $15 each.  Limit 3 per artist

Awards and Prize

Contest winners will be determined by jurist Rene Eisenbart
The jurist will consider artistic composition, general appeal and visual excitement.

First Place- $500- cash and prizes
 Second Place- $250- cash and prizes
 Third Place- $100-cash and prizes
 Six Honorable Mentions
 Door prizes and drawings

Framing Guidelines and Entry Form is now on the website or you can pick one up at the office.

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Joseph Paquet coming to OSA!

Joseph Paquet

Internationally known plein air painter Joe Paquet is coming to OSA February 2018. 

This is the first time Joe is teaching in the Northwest. 

Reserve your spot early! This workshop will take your painting to the next level. 

Details can be found here:

or contact

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Harold Walkup Fall Classes

Harold Walkup

New classes with Harold at OSA start on Wednesday, 
September 6th—9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  

 The first few classes will focus on technique and will include laying washes, working on edges, figure shapes, and abstract forms to support detail work.

 Please note: Harold has a necessary new brush if you do not have one—a 3” flat wash brush. The ones from Cheap Joe’s are the least expensive at around $25 - $35.00 depending on their brand.

 Look forward to an exciting year of learning and new ideas.

Please contact OSA for class pricing and supply list.

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Mt. Saint Helens by Henry Li

Save the Date!

“Four Gentlemen of Chinese Brush Painting,” October 1-5.
Special event at OSA

The pictured painting is of Mt. St. Helens. Curated by Cindy Lommasson, the exhibit will feature traditional painting and calligraphy. The other artists are: Wing K. Leong, Terry Louie and Yuming Zhu.

A reception will be held Sunday, October 1, from 1-5pm, and will include a brief painting demonstration at 2:00.

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Saturday, August 12, 2017


August 2017
The Newsletter of OSA!
September 2017

Read all the latest news of OSA

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205


Susan Kuznitsky Presents Fall Pastel Classes

Yellow Curls by Susan Kuznitsky

Susan Kuznitsky Presents Fall Pastel Classes

Wednesdays 10:30  - 1:30 pm
Starting September 27 - November 29
8 week session $240
Drop in (check for availability) $35.00 per class

Pastels are a great medium for learning color and value. This course will focus on both. We will also cover procedure with a step by step demo to guide you from start to finish.

For more details visit

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, OR 97205

Help Needed!!!

Yellow Roses by Brooks Hickerson

The International Rose Test Garden is celebrating its 100th Anniversary on August 26, 2017.

The Portland Parks Department has asked OSA to help them celebrate by providing plein air painters and painting opportunities for kids all day long on Saturday, August 26th, in the Rose Garden, Washington Park.

We have several plein air painters,  but we need volunteers to help with the children's drawing and painting table. Portland Parks is expecting 5000+ visitors between 11am and 6:30pm.

If you can help with the kids' art table for a 2-4 hour shift on August 26th, please contact Brooks Hickerson at or 541-520-1423.

You will be handing out OSA information as well as helping kids with their drawing and painting.

Thank you for whatever help you can give .

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place

Portland, OR 97205