You do not have to be a member of OSA to take a workshop. Please consider joining by calling 503-228-0706.

Multiple-Day Workshops:  




Greg Lewis: "The Mural Art Process"
Planning Art Workshop 
Thursday April 13, 20, 27, 2017 6:30 - 9:00pm In The OSA Gallery
$150 Enrollment is limited sign up early!
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Full payment required at the time of registration. Call the OSA office to register.

 Are you interested in placing your art into public and private venues through art commissions? Join us, as Greg will show 2 case studies of the mural planning process to help bring your art into large space installations. Presentation strategies are discussed and pricing estimates and several funding resources are reviewed. Over and beyond the basic elements of art and the principles of design, Greg provides practical insights and exercises to engage a large audience. Outlined handouts are provided, as needed. Greg is a mixed media artist and design director. In addition to his art and design studio practice, Greg has taught drawing, painting, and watercolor at Concordia University for over two decades and was co-founder of its libraries’ art & culture program. 


Max Ginsburg Workshop April 24 - 28th, 2017
$900 Full payment required at the time of registration. 

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The OSA Max Ginsburg Alla prima, Life painting Workshop has only a few spaces left. The spacious upstairs classroom will have 2 models each day so that everyone will get a good position.Expect daily painting from life demonstrations by Max  and individual attention.Students will work on a head painting, nude full figure and clothed figure composition. This is an amazing opportunity to improve your figure painting. Max won The William Draper Grand prize in the portrait Society of America painting Competition in 2015.

Since 1953 Max Ginsburg has exhibited extensively in public venues and galleries and has won numerous awards. Long admired as a teacher Max continues to teach at the Art Students League of New York as well as workshops in the U.S and abroad.


Margaret Godfrey: "Adding Content to Your Art Mixed Media"
Wednesday - Saturday May 3 - 6, 2017
$395 four days Limit 20 students


Margaret Godfrey is a symbolic painter who has been described as a conceptual artist. Her paintings have an abundance of symbols, which help tell the underlying story of a series. By working in a series, she is able to explore and express different aspects of the pictorial metaphor. Her patterns and decorative designs flow through her body of work, connecting the layers and messages of a series. In viewing her paintings, look beyond the literal; search for the allegory.
Margaret Godfrey holds a degree in education and has over 20 years of instructing experience.  She taught watercolor classes for Lane Community College in Blue River, Oregon for 5 years. She holds workshops in Oregon and Hawaii. Margaret also works with individual students

Margaret is an award-winning member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, the Northwest Watercolor Society and she is a signature member of Northwest Watercolor Society and Hawaii Watercolor Society. She is a member of Watercolor West, National Watercolor Society, and American Watercolor Society. Her works have been in juried shows around the United States. Her paintings hang in private and public collections in the U.S., Honduras, Canada and Japan.

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"Day to Night in Watercolor" with Ron Stocke
Friday - Sunday May 19 - 21, 2017
9am - 4pm

Join watercolorist Ron Stocke in this three day workshop exploring techniques on how to paint light effects- from sunrise to sunset. Ron will demonstrate his methods for depicting light effects that often elude watercolor artists. On Day One, we will explore early morning light with long shadows and color harmonies that will make the viewer feel as if the sun has just risen. On Day Two we will tackle bright midday light and it’s effects on figures, cars and shadows. Day Three will be all about the night and how light and dark fight it out to create shape, form and mood. This is the perfect class for those artists who want to start adding personality to their paintings and stop painting what they see


David Lobenberg: "California Vibe - Portraits in Watercolor"
Friday - Sunday, June 23-25, 2017 
$395.  Full payment required at the time of registration.  |  click to watch video


David Lobenberg’s high level of excellence in figurative/ landscape watercolor and acrylic painting is well recognized by artists and collectors nationwide. David Lobenberg is a teacher and fine artist specializing and exhibiting in the mediums of watercolor and acrylic. His works and techniques have been published in the following national and international periodicals: The Art Of Watercolour, Southwest Art, Artist’s Magazine, Art Collector, Plein Air Magazine, The Palette Magazine, and Pratique De Arts. His works have been exhibited in the United States,  France, Southeast Asia, and Turkey. David has been teaching art workshops for over thirty years in California and out-of-state. His teaching style can be summed up with the following words: exuberant, fun, engaging, and encouraging.


Mitch Baird:" See" & Paint Your Subject in Oils and Acrylics
Friday - Sunday June 9 - 11, 2017
$395 Full payment required at the time of registration.


What does the act of ‘seeing’ mean for an artist? It is a crucial skill and in this workshop we will explore the specifics of learning to ‘see’ the subject, interpreting the visual elements, and putting it all onto canvas. We will cover ‘seeing’ the light, form, atmosphere and space of a scene. The fundamentals of painting–composition, drawing, value, color, and edges will also be stressed. Mitch will be doing plenty of demos in oils covering these concepts. We will work in the studio from photos, field sketches, or still life subjects set up in class. Weather permitting, we may also work outside near the OSA, gathering material through field sketches or painting en plein air. Individual attention for all students will be a high priority, as well as laughs and a lot of enthusiasm!


Ruth Armitage: Oil & Cold Wax - Mixed Media 
Friday June 30 - July 2, 2017
$195 Limit 20
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Revel in texture and color in this workshop exploring the properties of Cold Wax Medium. If you’ve been hesitant to get into oil painting because of the slow drying time, this class will teach you a different tune. No fuss cleanup, little odor and layering magic will seduce participants.

Join Ruth Armitage for a workshop inspired by nature, but leaning toward the abstract using cold wax medium along with oil paints. Learn how to create your own medium, layer opaque and transparent pigments, incise, build up and more.

Participants will work on multiple wood panels over the course of the workshop, culminating in several finished pieces. Techniques will include different types of paint application, reductive and layering techniques, mark making, shape, color and texture galore.  Pre-planning and intuition will work hand-in-hand to lead artists to creative compositions. 


Lian Quan Zhen:  "N.W. Landscapes and Under the Sea Glass Watercolor"
Wednesday - Saturday July 26 - 29, 2017

Lian Quan Zhen is a popular watercolor and Chinese painting artist and teacher in the US and abroad. Lian started sketching and painting in his childhood and continued his art as a hobby while he practiced medicine as a family physician in Canton Province, China. After immigrating to the US in 1985, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and a Master of Architecture Degree from MIT in 1996.


Jane Aukshunas: "Experimenting with Oil Pastels using Serfaces and Materials"
August 12  - 13, 2017



Soon Y. Warren:"Vibrant Watercolor Painting"
Monday - Thursday September 11 - 14, 2017


Soon Y. Warren is a member of the National Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Artist, Texas Watercolor Society and the Society of Watercolor Artists. She paints and teaches at her studio, and gives demonstrations and workshops for artist


Mike Kowalski: "Oil & Acrylics"
September 2017


Jean Haines: "Watercolor"
October 12 -13, 2017 
October 16-17, 2017 
October 18-19, 2017 
Demo October 20, 2017 Open to the Public

Jean Haines SWA
Society for Women Artists 

International water-colorist Jean Haines SWA is well known for her passion for working in her favorite medium, watercolor. 
Having lived and traveled in many countries this popular artist has had the opportunity to develop her skills creating incredible paintings whilst under the influence of masters from many countries including Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Jean is a member of the SWA, Society for Women Artists, and won the Anthony J Lester Award in 2009 during the SWA Annual Exhibition where her work was likened to Joseph Crawhalls from the famous Glasgow Boys. She regularly writes for art magazines and exhibits in a number of galleries.

Bev Jozwick: "Working With Yupo and Watercolor"
Saturday - Sunday November 4-5 , 2017



Coastal Color and Light in Oils and Acrylics with Eric Jacobson
Friday - Sunday, November 17 - 19, 2017
9am - 4pm

Whether you are painting at the beach or using photo references from your latest trip to the shore, two dimensional design and composition will be your most important considerations in creating effective seascapes. This workshop will focus on strengthening your compositional strategies and creating movement in your painting. Through demonstrations, group discussions and one on one instruction, Eric will share insights on how to develop a strong design, focal point (area of dominance) as well as secondary centers of interest to keep the viewers eyes moving around a painting. This workshop is open to oil and acrylic painters of all levels. We will be working from photos so please bring your own photo references. Come join Eric for a fun and informative workshop experience!

Eric's Materials List

Turning the Tide




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