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CMYK Colored Pencil CreationsCMYK Colored Pencil Creations
December 6, 2015, Sunday, 1-5pm
Almost any printed material; paper, box or label in today's world was created with the CMYK color process. By overlapping these four ink colors in various concentrations over white paper, a huge number of other colors can be created. Using colored pencils, we will create incredible pieces with just the printer process colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (K). We will first create a chart to use and keep, so that we know which amounts of the 4 pencils produce which colors on the color wheel. We will then practice achieving those colors by drawing fruit. Moving on to the second half of the class to draw gorgeous colorful birds using only these 4 pencils. Small supply list.

Travel Sketchbooks: From Your Backyard to Italy----Sorry Class is FullTravel Sketchbooks: From Your Backyard to Italy----Sorry Class is FullTravel Sketchbooks: From Your Backyard to Italy----Sorry Class is Full
Ken O’Connell
December 12, 2015 Saturday, 10am – 4pm
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, California 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.

Zentangle® 1: Introduction Zentangle® 1: Introduction
Heidi Depue
January 9, 2016, Saturday, 1:00 - 3:30pm
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:

Oil Painting PrimerOil Painting PrimerOil Painting Primer
Julie Jeanseau
January 14 & 21, 2016, Thursdays, 6-8pm
What are mediums and how do you use them? This two week course covers the basic materials of painting in oil and how they are used through the process of making a painting. We will cover mediums, mixing ratios, types of oil paint, applications, substrates, brushes and basic color theory. This class is perfect for the complete beginner or for someone who would like a refresher on the basics. You will come away with several small paintings, that are ready to be finished in the next class or for working on at your home studio. Supply List.

Painting the World Around Us in OilPainting the World Around Us in Oil
Julie Jeanseau
January 28 - February 18, 2016, Thursdays, 6-8:30pm
It is easy to have an “accurate" painting, that falls flat from the beauty that inspired us to paint. Learn how to use color, glazing and abstraction to add dimension and vibrancy to your painting. This class also includes work with color theory ideas, adding mixed media and using your camera's filters. All levels welcome, beginning painters are encouraged to take the Oil Painting Primer class that precedes this four week class. Supply List.

Transparent Watercolor BasicsTransparent Watercolor BasicsTransparent Watercolor Basics
Becki Trachsel Hesedahl
January 19 - February 9, 2016, Tuesdays, 6-8:30 pm
Have you always wanted to paint in watercolors but were afraid to try? In this class you will learn the basics of transparent watercolor and have fun doing it! We will discuss various pigments (colors), papers and supplies. You will learn the techniques used by transparent watercolorists to create those amazing, glowing paintings. This two and a half hour class will lead you step by step from the beginning of your painting to the completion of a painting each week. Class time will include demos, instruction, handouts, some homework and lots of encouragement! We will have a new painting subject in each of the four weeks. This class is for those with little or no experience using watercolors but if you are more experienced and want a fun refresher you are welcome too! We will work with new projects and continue the learning for those who have taken the class previously. Basic drawing experience is helpful but not necessary. Supply list.

Collage: Birds and Branches Collage: Birds and Branches
Anna Tewes
February 6, 2016, Saturday, 12:30 - 4 pm
Take an afternoon and discover the beauty of working with handmade papers in this collage workshop. This class will introduce you to the unique possibilities of working with paper. There are so many beautiful papers available today. Using handmade papers offers the artist variation using color, pattern and texture in the creation of beautiful representational paper collages. The theme will be Birds and Branches. Some ideas might be: Place your birds on a tree limb, create a close up image of your bird or picture a bird looking into its nest. So bring your ideas and come play. Anna will provide many accent papers for you including marbled papers that she recently created just for making birds. Anna is Art Department’s Featured Artist in January. Come check out her artwork. Supply List.

Simple Abstract Landscapes in Oil & Cold WaxSimple Abstract Landscapes in Oil & Cold WaxSimple Abstract Landscapes in Oil & Cold Wax
Nancy Eng
February 11 - March 3, 2016, Thursdays, 1 - 3:30pm
In this class you will learn the basics of using oil & cold wax. We will create and finish five 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.



  • 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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