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SUMMER TERM CLASSES
We are in the process of scheduling classes for July, August, and September. Most classes will be posted by the first week of July. Stay tuned...

COMPOSITION & COLOR FOR PAINTERSCOMPOSITION & COLOR FOR PAINTERSCOMPOSITION & COLOR FOR PAINTERS
Julie Jeanseau
July 15 - August 5, Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm
$80
Using the painting medium that you feel most comfortable with, we’ll explore techniques to give more depth to your work. We’ll explore creating depth both within the picture plane and within your imagery. We’ll explore technical color issues, drawing issues, and color layering. A flat lifeless painting can all of a sudden come back to life with just a little push in technique. I use primarily oil paint and will be demonstrating with oils, although I have used others extensively. Supply list.

COLOR MIXINGCOLOR MIXING
Cynthia Herron
July 21 and 28, 2014,Monday evenings, 6-8pm
$50
This introductory class is for anyone, working in any media, who wants to expand their color confidence and knowledge. In this color workshop Cynthia will demonstrate mixing and matching paint and discuss color properties. Students will leave with some useful mixing techniques and a color chart. $50 per person. See supply list.

Zentangle® 1: IntroductionZentangle® 1: IntroductionZentangle® 1: Introduction
Heidi Depue
July 26, 2014, Saturday, 1:00 - 3:30pm
$45
Learn how to create an abstract, intricate little piece of art while practicing Mindfulness. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, meditative form of drawing. With it you can explore your creative side, overcome stress, and enter a peaceful state of mind. Those who have no prior artistic training or drawing experience will find confidence and motivation to create more art; those who already practice art will find Zentangle useful to get "in the zone" and overcome blocks. Zentangle uses simple, inexpensive tools, is portable, and can fit into a busy schedule.
In this introductory class, you will become familiar with the theoretical background and principles of the Zentangle art form, and learn and practice basic strokes. You will learn several patterns and at the end of class you will have the basic knowledge to practice Zentangle on your own. Small supply list. Check out Heidi’s website: www.themeditativepen.com/

ALTERNATIVE OIL PAINTINGALTERNATIVE OIL PAINTING
Julie Jeanseau
August 12 & 19, Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm
$60
Oil paints create glowing translucent layers, that can be perfect for sculpting in with wax, papers, string and scrapping. It is often like creating a journal of memories in the layers of paint, found objects and drawing. These techniques along with traditional painting, will be used to create some beautiful summer imagery, as well as, creating abstract surfaces to build your own imagery on top of. Supply list is very simple as we get creative with the basics.

COLORED PENCIL TIPS & TECHNIQUESCOLORED PENCIL TIPS & TECHNIQUESCOLORED PENCIL TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Jami
August 16, Saturday, 12:30-3:30pm
$40
Students will learn a variety of techniques, use an assortment of tools and surfaces in order to see the huge range of looks one can achieve with colored pencils. We will learn to blend, build, burnish, etc. No skills are required and the class is suitable for ages 12 and up. This class is intended to give you the information and techniques to apply to your own style of art. (Pictures are of student work.) Click here for small supply list.

Zentangle® 1: Introduction (just added due to popular demand!)Zentangle® 1: Introduction (just added due to popular demand!)Zentangle® 1: Introduction (just added due to popular demand!)
Heidi Depue
August 23, 2014, Saturday, 1:00 - 3:30pm
$45
Learn how to create an abstract, intricate little piece of art while practicing Mindfulness. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, meditative form of drawing. With it you can explore your creative side, overcome stress, and enter a peaceful state of mind. Those who have no prior artistic training or drawing experience will find confidence and motivation to create more art; those who already practice art will find Zentangle useful to get "in the zone" and overcome blocks. Zentangle uses simple, inexpensive tools, is portable, and can fit into a busy schedule.
In this introductory class, you will become familiar with the theoretical background and principles of the Zentangle art form, and learn and practice basic strokes. You will learn several patterns and at the end of class you will have the basic knowledge to practice Zentangle on your own. Small supply list. Check out Heidi’s website: www.themeditativepen.com/

EXPLORING COLORED PENCILSEXPLORING COLORED PENCILSEXPLORING COLORED PENCILS
Jami
September 8 - October 6, 5 weeks, Mondays, 6-8pm
$120
This 5 week series will allow you to build and hone your skills with colored pencils. Each week we will dig deeper into at least two techniques, experiencing and experimenting with the pencils. In addition, you will create your own color reference charts for future use, work on samples, and create a finished piece. Come explore the many joys of this versatile medium and discover a stronger sense of personal style. Suitable for all levels. Ages 12 to 92. (Pictures are of student work.) Supply list.

WATERCOLOR PENCILS: Tips and TechniquesWATERCOLOR PENCILS: Tips and Techniques
Jami
August 24, Sunday, 12:30-3:30
$40
Water color pencils combine the best of both worlds; watercolor paint and colored pencil. They are very portable and allow precise control and detail like colored pencils yet they dissolve and blend into vibrant colors when water is added. They are the perfect travel media. Experience a variety of techniques, while learning how to make the watercolor pencil work for you. Learn how to make your strokes loose and free to look like Japanese sumi painting or watercolor; or try your hand at tight and intense color that mimics acrylic painting. Learn how to incorporate your new found knowledge and apply it to your own style of drawing. This class is for beginners or early watercolor pencil learners. All ages welcome. Supply list.

WATERCOLOR: Transparently YoursWATERCOLOR: Transparently Yours
Robin Christy Humelbaugh
September 9 - 30, Tuesdays, 6-8pm
$85
Using watercolor, discover the Autumn colors glowing in the slightly slanted light of early fall. Think of luscious, deep bronzes against deep reds and a small amount of mossy green. All enhanced with pale yellows and hints of clear blue. Take this chance to investigate the new watercolor paints called Qor made by Golden Artist’s Colors They have long been known for their high quality acrylic paint and now have brought that same quality to their watercolor line. You will be able to sample these colors in several small compositions and also the new grounds that will make painting in watercolor easier than ever before. Bring a snack or your light dinner and spend this early evening with like minded people and COLOR! Suitable for beginning to experienced painters. Some supplies included. Small supply list.

SIMPLE ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES IN OIL & COLD WAXSIMPLE ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES IN OIL & COLD WAXSIMPLE ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES IN OIL & COLD WAX
Nancy Eng
September 4 - 25, Thursday, 6-8:30pm
$140
In this class you will learn the basics of using oil & cold wax. We will create and finish five 6x6 paintings using layers and simple textures. You will learn to do quick thumb nail sketches to create simple basic landscape compositions that we will use in your paintings. Also, why some landscape designs work and why some do not. This class is useful for both beginners and more seasoned artists. Supply List. Some supplies are included.

Zentangle®  2: Beyond the BasicsZentangle® 2: Beyond the Basics
Heidi Depue
September 13, 2014, Saturday, 1:00 - 3:30pm
$45
This class is for students who have completed the introductory Zentangle class. In this class you will expand your pattern library and learn more complicated patterns. You will learn how to create more detail and complexity through the use of enhancements, variations, embellishments, and shading techniques. Prerequisite: Zentangle 1 or instructor permission. Small supply list. Check out Heidi’s website: www.themeditativepen.com/

REVERSE PAINTING ON GLASSREVERSE PAINTING ON GLASS
Deanna White
September 17 & 24, Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30pm
$75
Come and learn the basics of reverse painting on glass with acrylic paints. Painting on glass opens up a new world of techniques. We will be experimenting with several methods including stamping, “gold foil”, paint manipulation, collage, subtractive and layering techniques. See the beautiful results you get with this fun, easy, and unique class! Supply list.

NO FEAR ACRYLIC PAINTINGNO FEAR ACRYLIC PAINTING
Marilyn Krug
October 16 - November 13, Thursdays 2 - 4:30 pm (5 weeks)
$135
Learn to master acrylics! Unlock your expressive style with a focus on color and contemporary design. Each class includes warm-up paintings, instructor demo’s, lots of painting time and individual attention. Say goodbye to fear and be bold as you experience the versatility of acrylic paints. Achieve rich glazes, edges and shadows. Pair rich, transparent color pigments with powerful opaques. Learn special effects and tricks using minimal amounts of rubbing alcohol and other mediums. Make the most of brushes and palette knives. Learn the professional design tips! Apply value & color contrast for a stronger painting. No drawing skills are needed as you progress at your own pace without fear. All skill levels are welcome. Class Size: Minimum 6, Maximum 10. Appropriate for ages 16 and older. Supply list.

ACRYLIC PAINTING and BEYONDACRYLIC PAINTING and BEYOND
Marilyn Krug
October 16 – Nov 13, Thursdays, 5 weeks, 5:30-8:00 pm
$135
This class takes acrylics beyond traditional limits in combination with a mix of other media, including ink, paper, collage items, gels, etc. Scrape, scumble, and explore textural overlays. Own your expressive style as you paint intuitively, with a focus on contemporary color and design. Each class includes instructor demo’s, lots of painting time, problem solving and individual attention. Jump to the next step to unlock unlimited possibilities. While all levels are welcome, some painting experience is helpful. No drawing skills are needed to broaden your creativity. Class Size: Minimum 6 & Maximum 10. Appropriate for ages 16 and older. Supply list.

PRINTMAKING:  Creating and printing collographs and drypointsPRINTMAKING:  Creating and printing collographs and drypointsPRINTMAKING: Creating and printing collographs and drypoints
Jo Hockenhull
October 18 & 19, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm (1 hour lunch break at noon)
$95
Come learn a simple way to create rich images by making and inking a plate and then printing it onto rag paper using a press. Students will learn 2 types of printmaking approaches; Collograph and Drypoint. No drawing experience is necessary. On the first day, students will create several collograph plates. We will cut textured papers, lightweight fabrics, string, laces, hot glue, etc. and adhere these materials to boards to create our plates which will then be sealed. Individuals may also wish to try drypoint on acrylic plates. Drypoint is a method of creating a plate by incising an image right into the surface with a sharp metal tool.

On day two, plates will be printed in both relief and intaglio using soy-based, water-soluble inks. Two etching presses will be provided for printing. Most materials are non-toxic, especially if one is not inclined to eat them.

Discover the unique qualities that only a print can achieve. This class is suitable for all skill levels. Please arrive on time for critical instruction. Supply list.

Travel Sketchbooks: From Your Backyard to Japan or ItalyTravel Sketchbooks: From Your Backyard to Japan or ItalyTravel Sketchbooks: From Your Backyard to Japan or Italy
Ken O’Connell
November 15, Saturday, 10am – 4pm
$85
Join Ken for a one day workshop and work on some pages in your sketchbooks. See the world with fresh eyes. Learn to work portably, quickly, and with an eye towards capturing fragments of wonderful experiences, whether it be your backyard or the hill towns of Italy. Ken will show us a number of techniques and tips that add enjoyment and intensity to your sketching, such as the two page layout. As well as, offer some great advice and inspiration for unique ways to record your travel experiences. Use this workshop to jump start your own work in the sketchbook. Bring a sack lunch. Small supply list.

 

HOW TO REGISTER

  • By phone: Call Art Department at 503-364-7465 during business hours, registration requires a Visa or MasterCard payment.
  • In person: You are welcome to register at Art Department during business hours.

Students must pre-register and pay the full amount to reserve a space in the desired class or workshop. Minimum enrollment must be met to make a class a “go”. So to avoid disappointment, please register early!

Class will be cancelled three business days prior to the first day of the first class IF the student minimum is not met.

REFUND POLICY: If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be given. Withdrawals made more than five days prior to the first class session, will be issued a full refund minus a $10 registration processing fee. Withdrawals made five days or less, prior to the first class session, will NOT be refunded or credited.

         

Art Department, Inc • 254 Commercial ST NE • Salem, OR 97301
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9am-6pm • Fri: 9am-5:30pm • Sat: 10am-5pm • Sun: noon-4 pm
 
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