CLASS REGISTRATION

Registration

Tuition Refund Policy: Tuition refunds will be granted on the condition that the school is notified of the intention to withdraw during the first two weeks of classes. The refund will be total tuition paid by the student minus a $75 registration deposit. No tuition refunds are granted after the second week. Full tuition refunds (refunds for total amount paid) are only available if requested a week or more before the first class.

Upcoming events

    • July 11, 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • August 22, 2017
    • 2:30 PM
    • 3614 SE Division, Portland, OR
    Section A: This 7 session, two hour class meets Tuesday mid-day at 12:30pm from July 11, 2017, through August 22, 2017. 

    For absolute beginners. This class is also great for experienced drawers who don’t love to draw, or haven't drawn in a while, or want to loosen or open up their drawing. Emphasis is placed equally on seeing and expression, description and the pleasure of making. Exercises break down students’ preconceptions about how drawings come about, so that drawing becomes a matter of truly human scale exploration and experimentation, rather than the product of giant leaps of talent and inspiration.

    Materials: Please bring the following materials to the first class meeting and wear clothes you don't mind getting charcoal on:

    two 4b or 6b graphite sticks

    one white vinyl eraser

    two soft charcoal pencils

    one soft charcoal pencil with peel off wrapping

    six to twelve sticks of compressed charcoal

    three to six pieces of vine or willow charcoal, any size

    Paper, drawing boards, clips, drawing horses and easels will be provided by the studio.



    • July 11, 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • August 22, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • 3614 SE Division, Portland, OR
    Section B: This 7 session, two hour class meets Tuesday evenings at 7pm from July 11, 2017 through August 22, 2017.

    For absolute beginners. This class is also great for experienced drawers who don’t love to draw, or haven't drawn in a while, or want to loosen or open up their drawing. Emphasis is placed equally on seeing and expression, description and the pleasure of making. Exercises break down students’ preconceptions about how drawings come about, so that drawing becomes a matter of truly human scale exploration and experimentation, rather than the product of giant leaps of talent and inspiration.

    Materials: Please bring the following materials to the first class meeting and wear clothes you don't mind getting charcoal on:

    two 4b or 6b graphite sticks

    one white vinyl eraser

    two soft charcoal pencils 

    one soft charcoal pencil with peel off wrapping

    six to twelve sticks of compressed charcoal

    three to six pieces of vine or willow charcoal, any size

    Paper, drawing boards, clips, drawing horses and easels will be provided by the studio.





    • July 13, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • August 24, 2017
    • 9:30 PM
    • 3614 SE Division, Portland, OR
    Section A: This 7 session, three hour class meets Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm from July 13, 2017 through August 24, 2017.

    This is a new format for The Drawing Studio. Instead of mixing the drawers and painters at the intermediate level, I am going to start alternating terms emphasizing drawing and painting. Beginning painting exercises will help students become comfortable experimenting with acrylic paint, using paint expressively, and reworking paintings. More experienced acrylic painters may also take this class and elect to follow the exercises or work independently as they choose. There will be occasional figure models but far fewer than in the Intermediate Drawing class (depending upon the number of experienced painters in the group and their interests).

    This class could also be great for drawers who want to work from 2d subjects to build their skills before moving into more intense figure work.

    Materials: For the first session, painters should bring some acrylic colors you like, acrylic titanium white, acrylic gloss gel medium, some cheap brushes about 3/4 to 1 inch wide, and any shape palette knife. We will begin painting on the studio paper, so no canvasses are necessary. Drawers only need to bring graphite, charcoal, and erasers. Paper will always be provided.
    • July 15, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • August 26, 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • 3614 SE Division, Portland, OR
    Section C: This 7 session, two hour class meets Saturday mornings at 9am from July 15, 2017 through August 26, 2017.

    For absolute beginners. This class is also great for experienced drawers who don’t love to draw, or haven't drawn in a while, or want to loosen or open up their drawing. Emphasis is placed equally on seeing and expression, description and the pleasure of making. Exercises break down students’ preconceptions about how drawings come about, so that drawing becomes a matter of truly human scale exploration and experimentation, rather than the product of giant leaps of talent and inspiration.

    Materials: Please bring the following materials to the first class meeting and wear clothes you don't mind getting charcoal on:

    two 4b or 6b graphite sticks

    one white vinyl eraser

    two soft charcoal pencils

    one soft charcoal pencil with peel off wrapping

    six to twelve sticks of compressed charcoal

    three to six pieces of vine or willow charcoal, any size

    Paper, drawing boards, clips, drawing horses and easels will be provided by the studio.



    • July 15, 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • August 26, 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • 3614 SE Division, Portland, OR
    Section B: This 7 session, three hour class meets Saturday mornings 11:00am-2:00pm from July 15, 2017 through August 26, 2017.

    This is a new format for The Drawing Studio. Instead of mixing the drawers and painters at the intermediate level, I am going to start alternating terms emphasizing drawing and painting. Beginning painting exercises will help students become comfortable experimenting with acrylic paint, using paint expressively, and reworking paintings. More experienced acrylic painters may also take this class and elect to follow the exercises or work independently as they choose. There will be occasional figure models but far fewer than in the Intermediate Drawing class (depending upon the number of experienced painters in the group and their interests).

    This class could also be great for drawers who want to work from 2d subjects to build their skills before moving into more intense figure work.

    Materials: For the first session, painters should bring some acrylic colors you like, acrylic titanium white, acrylic gloss gel medium, some cheap brushes about 3/4 to 1 inch wide, and any shape palette knife. We will begin painting on the studio paper, so no canvasses are necessary. Drawers only need to bring graphite, charcoal, and erasers. Paper will always be provided.
    • September 19, 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • December 05, 2017
    • 2:30 PM
    • 3614 SE Division, Portland, OR
    Section A: This 11 session, two hour class meets Tuesday mid-day at 12:30pm from September 19, 2017, through December 5, 2017. Class doesn't meet November 21 of Thanksgiving week.

    For absolute beginners. This class is also great for experienced drawers who don’t love to draw, or haven't drawn in a while, or want to loosen or open up their drawing. Emphasis is placed equally on seeing and expression, description and the pleasure of making. Exercises break down students’ preconceptions about how drawings come about, so that drawing becomes a matter of truly human scale exploration and experimentation, rather than the product of giant leaps of talent and inspiration.

    All students who are new to Phil's teaching should start with this class, even if experienced. I've had exhibiting artists with MFAs take this class and say that it wasn't like anything they had previously done and that it really helped their work.


    Materials: Please bring the following materials to the first class meeting and wear clothes you don't mind getting charcoal on:

    two 4b or 6b graphite sticks

    one white vinyl eraser

    two soft charcoal pencils

    one soft charcoal pencil with peel off wrapping

    six to twelve sticks of compressed charcoal

    Paper, drawing boards, clips, drawing horses and easels will be provided by the studio.



    • September 19, 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • December 05, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • 3614 SE Division, Portland, OR
    Section B: This 11 session, two hour class meets Tuesday evenings at 7pm from September 19, 2017 through December 5, 2017. Class will not meet November 21 of Thanksgiving week.

    For absolute beginners. This class is also great for experienced drawers who don’t love to draw, or haven't drawn in a while, or want to loosen or open up their drawing. Emphasis is placed equally on seeing and expression, description and the pleasure of making. Exercises break down students’ preconceptions about how drawings come about, so that drawing becomes a matter of truly human scale exploration and experimentation, rather than the product of giant leaps of talent and inspiration.

    All students who are new to Phil's teaching should start with this class, even if experienced. I've had exhibiting artists with MFAs take this class and say that it wasn't like anything they had previously done and that it really helped their work.


    Materials: Please bring the following materials to the first class meeting and wear clothes you don't mind getting charcoal on:

    two 4b or 6b graphite sticks

    one white vinyl eraser

    two soft charcoal pencils 

    one soft charcoal pencil with peel off wrapping

    six to twelve sticks of compressed charcoal

    Paper, drawing boards, clips, drawing horses and easels will be provided by the studio.





    • September 21, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • December 07, 2017
    • 9:30 PM
    • 3614 SE Division, Portland, OR
    Section A: This 11 session, three hour class meets Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm from September 21, 2017 through December 7, 2017. Class will not meet November 23 of Thanksgiving week.

    This class is for intermediate level drawers and painters who want to work primarily from the figure. I will typically give exercises during the first hour to help students loosen up and to encourage experimentation. Students will typically run their own show during hours 2 and 3, though I will continue discussing process issues through the whole class. There will be figure models nearly every session. New painters who want to do Introductory Painting exercises should wait until the Winter or Summer Intro Painting terms to enroll in painting.

    Students who have never taken Phil's classes should first take the Intro Drawing class even if experienced. I have had exhibiting artists with MFAs take the Intro class and say that they have never done anything like it and that it really helped their work. 

    Materials: For the first session, painters should bring some acrylic colors you like, acrylic titanium white, acrylic gloss gel medium, some cheap brushes about 3/4 to 1 inch wide, and any shape palette knife. We will begin painting on the studio paper, so no canvasses are necessary. Drawers only need to bring graphite, charcoal, and erasers. Paper will always be provided.
    • September 23, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • December 09, 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • 3614 SE Division, Portland, OR
    Section C: This 11 session, two hour class meets Saturday mornings at 9am from September 23, 2017 through December 9, 2017. Class will not meet November 25 of Thanksgiving week.

    For absolute beginners. This class is also great for experienced drawers who don’t love to draw, or haven't drawn in a while, or want to loosen or open up their drawing. Emphasis is placed equally on seeing and expression, description and the pleasure of making. Exercises break down students’ preconceptions about how drawings come about, so that drawing becomes a matter of truly human scale exploration and experimentation, rather than the product of giant leaps of talent and inspiration.

    All students who are new to Phil's teaching should start with this class, even if experienced. I've had exhibiting artists with MFAs take this class and say that it wasn't like anything they had previously done and that it really helped their work.


    Materials: Please bring the following materials to the first class meeting and wear clothes you don't mind getting charcoal on:

    two 4b or 6b graphite sticks

    one white vinyl eraser

    two soft charcoal pencils

    one soft charcoal pencil with peel off wrapping

    six to twelve sticks of compressed charcoal

    Paper, drawing boards, clips, drawing horses and easels will be provided by the studio.



    • September 23, 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • December 09, 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • 3614 SE Division, Portland, OR
    Section B: This 11 session, three hour class meets Saturday mornings 11:00am-2:00pm from September 23, 2017 through December 9, 2017. Class will not meet November 25 of Thanksgiving week.

    This class is for intermediate level drawers and painters who want to work primarily from the figure. I will typically give exercises during the first hour to help students loosen up and to encourage experimentation. Students will typically run their own show during hours 2 and 3, though I will continue discussing process issues through the whole class. There will be figure models nearly every session. New painters who want to do Introductory Painting exercises should wait until the Winter or Summer Intro Painting terms to enroll in painting.

    Students who have never taken Phil's classes should first take the Intro Drawing class even if experienced. I have had exhibiting artists with MFAs take the Intro class and say that they have never done anything like it and that it really helped their work. 

    Materials: For the first session, painters should bring some acrylic colors you like, acrylic titanium white, acrylic gloss gel medium, some cheap brushes about 3/4 to 1 inch wide, and any shape palette knife. We will begin painting on the studio paper, so no canvasses are necessary. Drawers only need to bring graphite, charcoal, and erasers. Paper will always be provided.

Past events

April 15, 2017 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION B
April 15, 2017 Intro to Drawing--SECTION C
April 13, 2017 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION A
April 11, 2017 Intro to Drawing--SECTION B
April 11, 2017 Intro to Drawing--SECTION A
January 07, 2017 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION B
January 07, 2017 Intro to Drawing--SECTION C
January 05, 2017 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION A
January 03, 2017 Intro to Drawing--SECTION B
January 03, 2017 Intro to Drawing--SECTION A
September 17, 2016 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION B
September 17, 2016 Intro to Drawing--SECTION C
September 16, 2016 Intro to Drawing--SECTION B
September 14, 2016 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION A
September 13, 2016 Intro to Drawing--SECTION A
July 09, 2016 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION B
July 09, 2016 Intro to Drawing--SECTION C
July 07, 2016 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION A
July 06, 2016 Intro to Drawing--SECTION B
July 05, 2016 Intro to Drawing--SECTION A
April 09, 2016 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION B
April 09, 2016 Intro to Drawing--SECTION C
April 07, 2016 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION A
April 06, 2016 Intro to Drawing--SECTION B
April 05, 2016 Intro to Drawing--SECTION A
January 09, 2016 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION B
January 09, 2016 Intro to Drawing--SECTION C
January 07, 2016 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION A
January 06, 2016 Intro to Drawing--SECTION B
January 05, 2016 Intro to Drawing--SECTION A
September 12, 2015 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION B
September 12, 2015 Intro to Drawing--SECTION C
September 11, 2015 Intro to Drawing--SECTION B
September 09, 2015 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION A
September 08, 2015 Intro to Drawing--SECTION A
July 11, 2015 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION B
July 11, 2015 Intro to Drawing--SECTION C
July 10, 2015 Intro to Drawing--SECTION B
July 08, 2015 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION A
July 07, 2015 Intro to Drawing--SECTION A
April 11, 2015 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION B
April 11, 2015 Intro to Drawing--SECTION C
April 10, 2015 Intro to Drawing--SECTION B
April 08, 2015 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION A
April 07, 2015 Intro to Drawing--SECTION A
January 10, 2015 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION B
January 10, 2015 Intro to Drawing--SECTION C
January 08, 2015 Intro to Drawing--SECTION B
January 07, 2015 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION A
January 06, 2015 Intro to Drawing--SECTION A
September 20, 2014 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION B
September 20, 2014 Intro to Drawing--SECTION C
September 18, 2014 Intro to Drawing--SECTION B
September 17, 2014 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION A
September 16, 2014 Intro to Drawing--SECTION A
July 12, 2014 Intermediate, the Drawings of Kevin Sauser and William Park--SECTION B
July 12, 2014 Intro to Drawing--SECTION B
July 10, 2014 Painting
July 09, 2014 Intermediate, the Drawings of Kevin Sauser and William Park--SECTION A
July 08, 2014 Intro to Drawing--SECTION A
April 19, 2014 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION B
April 19, 2014 Intro to Drawing--SECTION C
April 17, 2014 Intro to Drawing--SECTION B
April 16, 2014 Intermediate Drawing and/or Beginning Painting--SECTION A
April 15, 2014 Intro to Drawing--SECTION A

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