Now scheduled for March 26th between 1PM to 5 PM. Please call (503) 228-0706 to register!

Join renowned Portland photographer Mark Fitzgerald for a Photo Walkabout!

Participants will first meet at OSA for a short class and outline of the goals and objectives of the afternoon.  

You will walk along NW 23rd and Nob Hill with an eye to the photo worthy. Mark will help attendees identify interesting subjects and explore camera techniques. He will suggest to attendees that they challenge themselves to do some people photography on the street, which can be intimidating for some photographers. The group will return to OSA by 4pm where participants are invited to share their photographs. 

iPhone photographers are welcome to join the fun. 

Photographers are invited to enter these images into OSA’s Photography Showcase opening on Thursday, April 6. Images taken from this City Walkabout will be grouped together and the juror will pick their “Best of the Collection”.

Attendees should wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. The walkabout will continue rain or shine. 

$50 to includes the Walkabout and entry for up to two pieces in OSA’s Photography Showcase
$20 to join the Walkabout
Please call the office to register:  503-228-0706
It’s going to be a fabulous afternoon!


Two upcoming programs to put on your calendars.  More information and details to come:

OSA In a Day, An Art Sampler

Saturday, April 15 | 9am – 4pm | $45 - $75 |

A day of online art demonstrations with participating artists: Joanne Kollman, Rita Sabler, Chas Martin and Dorota Haber-Lehigh and more! This program will be presented on Zoom. You may purchase attendance for either the morning, the afternoon, or the full day. Details coming soon.

Crepe Paper Flower Making with Jennifer Mark

Thursday, May 18 | 6p – 9p | $20 

Help OSA prepare for the Rose Festival Art Show! We’ll learn to make giant crepe paper roses that will be on display for the opening of the Rose Festival Art Show. Each participant will create two flowers, a small one to take home and a large one to add to OSA’s decorative bouquet! Fee covers supplies and light refreshments. More details to follow.

Brought to you by The Oregon School of Arts at OSA, please join us for this special one day of virtual demonstrations led by eight of OSA’s instructors.  Each presentation will last 45 – 50 minutes. 

To purchase a copy of this recording, please contact the OSA Office at 503-228-0706 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  $40.
Thank you.

Oil & Cold Wax with Lisa Mann

Learn the basics of using oil and cold wax medium and create this light and breezy landscape.

Oils with Michael Orwick

Focusing on a simplification process, the step-by-step method to creating a successful painting, by first focusing on composition, value, and design we are freed up to have more fun and to be more creative. Explore color and learn how to create glowing landscapes with award-winning artist Michael Orwick.  Understanding the color of light in the landscape and how it affects the color we see is how Michael brings the “Glow” to many of his paintings.  

Monotypes Without A Press with Scott Gellatly

Monotypes are a natural extension from painting into printmaking. It is often referred to as the “painterly print.” However, there are several techniques in this distinctive process which yield effects and imagery that can’t be achieved through painting. Scott will demonstrate various monotype techniques that can be done at your kitchen table - without a press!

Sketching with Nathan Seay

The practice of quick sketching is invaluable in its capacity for sharpening an artist’s eye, developing ideas, and keeping an artist's practice "fresh." In this demonstration Nathan will introduce some sketching methods that, when applied daily, will become a powerful force for an artist's creative exploration while serving as a touchstone for observational techniques.

Fudenosuke Brush Pen Illustration with Nicole Poole

In this demo Nicole will show how to manipulate Japanese brush pens to create illustrations with dramatic line variations and how pressure and speed can greatly affect the appearance and feeling of an illustration. These brush pens are really paintbrushes with the liquid ink loaded into the barrel like a pen. Nicole will work in a spontaneous fashion and encourages participants to illustrate along with her.

The Monumental Quality of Light using Acrylics with Steve Kleier

Light is the thing that stimulates our eyes. Painting it is one of the most exciting illusions that artists can achieve. When renaissance artists studied the pattern of chiaroscuro (literally light and shadow) they affected art in a fundamental way. But there is more to painting light than simply illuminating our world. It is also a driver of composition, description, and storytelling. Steve will show some paintings as samples and demonstrate with acrylics, but the ideas hold for any type of paint or 2 dimensional medium.

Pastels with Susan Kuznitsky

I will do a pastel demo on sanded paper using hard and soft pastels layered on a watercolor underpainting highlighting how to capture the light in pastels.

Landscape in Watercolor with Yong Hong Zhong

In this demo Yong will be covering how he approaches a landscape painting using a photo he took at Yellowstone as reference. Some of the fundamental concepts such as composition, simplification, values, colors, shapes, and edges will be discussed during the demo.

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