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SPECIAL EVENTS - stayed tuned for upcoming events coming soon.. 

Presented by The Oregon School of Arts at OSA, in 2021, the following eight (8) instructors put together a special day of virtual demonstrations. Each presentation is 45 – 50 minutes.  This is a single recording, including all artists.  Note: it is not edited.  The recording is raw, as the day unfolded. 

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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.