All OSA Demonstrations are open to the public. Join us for inspiration and information from fellow artists!

Free Parking & Refreshments Provided


First Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 6:30 – 8pm | Free

Mr. Braden has been an artist and historian all of his life. Drawing figures, faces, horses and ships was the natural thing for him to do. He attended Fort Hays State University where he studied painting, printmaking, ceramics and design, and minored in history. Buck received his BA in 1969, then spent the next two years in the Army as an illustrator. He returned to Fort Hays where he taught Fundamentals of Art and Printmaking while he obtained a Masters in Art. He continued drawing, painting and ceramics through the eleven years he spent teaching fine arts in Kansas at the high school level. Maritime exhibits in San Diego and Long Beach, California and sold at several galleries in Newport Beach.

Second Thursday | December 12 , 2019 | 11am – 12pm | Free

 Lisa Mann, abstract landscape artist will be working with Cold Wax paste and oil- a very unique, organic, and intuitive process. Cold Wax Medium is a paste of beeswax and a small amount of solvent. It has a soft, butter-like consistency. By adding the cold wax paste to oil paints, Lisa works in layers to add textures, line and form. The wax allows for some transparency of the colors and for the different layers to show through, adding depth to the painting.  Like a story being written-layer upon layer- a painting is created and then scraped back to reveal pieces of its past.

Lisa Mann is an abstract landscape painter working with oil and cold wax medium. As a counselor, an educator, a mom, a traveler, and an artist, it has always been the creative expressions in these endeavors that have continued to draw her into a more inspired life. Her art is a reflection of collected landscapes-of her experiences living, travelling, and working overseas. Lisa has studied art in both the USA and Europe, and her work is an expression of a feeling of a place, that comes through in her colors and gestures.


Thursday, December 19th, 6:30-8:30 pm | Free
Greg Lewis, Senior Artist & Host Presenter

Veteran Art Programs – “Welcome Home”

The Art Without Passport Series is highlighting the work of many veteran art programs who offer classes to all veterans and returning active duty military and their families. OSA, now in its second year, is proud to offer its free art class to any US military veteran, with materials included. The class is designed to teach traditional drawing and painting techniques in a relaxed environment. The class is drop in and scheduled in an 8-week series so be sure the check the OSA calendar. Join us for an exciting look at the need, the depth and the breath of creative outlets offered in honor of our veterans.

Second Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 6:30pm – 8:00 | Free


Tedd Chilless will be showing options of using a palette knife on your next painting. Tedd demonstrates by using a palette knife on part of your painting or entire painting. He will share several of his paintings which shows these options, his palette knife development and showing his progress to award winning paintings. Tedd Chilless is a painter working with oil and acrylics. Over his 30 years as an architect and 25 years as a painter gives his artwork a reflection of his creative expressions in these endeavors. Tedd has studied art in both the USA and Europe. 

Thursday, January 16th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Greg Lewis, Senior Artist & Host Presenter

Architecture As Art: Antoni Gaudi, Santiago Calatrava, Frank Gehry

Building on the grand architecture of the past, we'll explore the architect's inspiration, skill and determination to create lasting works that shape our urban cities and beyond. Also highlighted, is the artist who collaborates their talent to create art and décor ​into spaces of beauty. This is an art appreciation, public art event for artists, architects, students and general interested learners.

Join us for an evening of Architecture As Art, for artists and non-artist all are welcome to attend. Bring a friend!

Vivid Color and Calligraphic Brush Strokes with Elo Wobig 
First Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 6:30 – 8pm | Free


Elo Wobig is landscape painter whose work is characterized by vivid color and calligraphic brush strokes of complex scenes. Most of her paintings originate en plein air from locations across the Pacific NW. Her primary goal is to capture distinct features so that the audience might recognize the time and place. In doing so, she invites the viewer to envision the beauty she finds in ordinary places. In addition to winning numerous local competitions, her work has garnered national recognition the American Impressionist Society Annual Juried Show 2019 held at the prestigious Salmagundi Club, where she was awarded Honorable Mention. She is honored to have her painting displayed in the permanent collection at the Museum of the Oregon Territory.  

Thursday, February 20th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Greg Lewis, Senior Artist & Host Presenter

The Travel Sketchbook: Imaginations on Paper

In this episode of the Art Without Passports Series, we’ll explore the art inspirations of the travel sketchbook. Seizing the moment, the artist/traveler on the go, captures the outdoor scene with subjects in both wet and dry media on paper. Written notes and comments often occupy the sketch page for later reference in creating more final art works in the studio. Be a friend and join us for an evening of The Travel Sketchbook: Imaginations on Paper.