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Instructor list

Cynthia Herron
October 7-28, Tuesdays, 4 weeks, 2:00-4:30pm
This class will provide a continuing foundation to learn the fundamentals of representational drawing. In this 4-week class, we will learn the basics of measuring and sighting, chiaroscuro, perspective and compostion using ink washes and charcoal. This class will emphasize line work as well as value. Expect to see your skills improve, and be able to draw whatever you see! All levels of experience are welcome. Subject matter includes photographs and still-life arrangements. Each evening will include examples, working time and critiques. For those who are repeating the class there will be new techniques and subject matter. Supply list.

Julie Jeanseau
October 7 - November 11, 2014, Tuesdays, 6 weeks, 6-8:30pm
This class is for both beginners and students that want a bit more guidance in their work. We will be covering the basics of preparing substrates, mixing with various oil mediums, and brush techniques. In addition, we will cover some color theory, to help you feel confident in your use of color, as you develop your pieces. Beginners will come away with at least 3 paintings in process and possibly a couple finished. Intermediate and advanced students will have the opportunity to develop their own imagery alongside prompts started in class Feel free to repeat this class for review as new projects are added each term. More info & Supply List

Jami Moffett
October 13 - November 3, Mondays, 4 weeks, 6-8pm
Join Jami in this 4 week comprehensive study of the face. This class will contain information to help you define your skills, strengthen your powers of observation and learn to recreate photographic references of the face "parts" (eyes, ears, lips, hair) as well as the face as a whole. Students will gain knowledge and experience to reproduce a likeness. You will learn the importance of light and shadow, correct proportions, blending and shading. Learn to use the various degrees of graphite pencils, charcoal and other accompanying tools. Small Supply List

Marilyn Krug
October 16 - November 13, Thursdays 2 - 4:30 pm (5 weeks)
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.

Marilyn Krug
October 16 – Nov 13, Thursdays, 5 weeks, 5:30-8:00 pm
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)
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.

Strathmore Artist Papers Mixed Media Extravaganza!Strathmore Artist Papers Mixed Media Extravaganza!Strathmore Artist Papers Mixed Media Extravaganza!
Kari Foteff
November 1st, Saturday; 10:30 – Noon
$20.00 All supplies included!
In this Journal/Mixed Media Workshop participants will get to experiment with artist quality paints and mediums, stencils and decorative papers. Kari Foteff from Strathmore Artist Papers, will provide all of the supplies needed to create and complete a Mixed Media Journal Page, Mixed Media Greeting Card, Artist Trading Card, and Watercolor Postcard. Each will receive a Strathmore 5.5” x 8” Softcover Mixed Media Journal to continue the fun at home. Join us for 1 ½ Hours of mixed media FUN! Space is limited – so sign up early! This is a hands on workshop – so please bring an apron.

Cynthia Herron
November 4 - 25, Tuesdays, 2:00-4:30pm
In this 4-week class, we will build on the previous foundation of proportion, shading, perspective, and composition. We will work more with measuring and sighting, chiaroscuro, perspective and composition using ink washes and charcoal. Expect to see your skills improve, and your drawings become more accurate. Some experience with drawing recommended. We’ll begin with a still life and progress to more complex drawings. Subject matter includes photographs and still-life arrangements. Each evening will include examples, critiques and working time. Supply list.

Zentangle® 2: Beyond the Basics ( 2nd class added by popular demand)Zentangle® 2: Beyond the Basics ( 2nd class added by popular demand)
Heidi Depue
November 8, 2014, Saturday, 1:00 - 3:30pm
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:

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
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.

Heidi Depue
November 16, Sunday, 1 - 3:30pm
In this class, you will expand your Zentangle repertoire by adding new patterns and learning how to tangle on black and tan papers. Using a white pen and a white pastel pencil, you will make your highlights sparkle and and your lines glow. You will learn how to add more complexity and depth to your images by drawing on toned paper and incorporating and layering a range of tonal values in shades of white, black, gray, and brown. Small supply list. Prerequisite: Zentangle 1 or instructor permission. Check out Heidi’s website:


Serena Barton
November 22, Saturday, 10:30am-4pm

Traditional haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that captures a moment in a way that engages all of our senses in just three lines. Haiku can be funny, sad, nostalgic, brisk and all of these at once. We are going to use haiku as our inspiration for eloquent, mysterious and gorgeous abstract pieces in the wabi-sabi style. Wabi-sabi is the art of finding beauty in imperfection and of accepting natural cycles. It's simple, uncluttered, and honors authenticity. You'll learn how to use acrylic glaze, High Flow, acrylic paint, alcohol inks, collage elements, specialty papers, vintage text, 3-D embellishments, and unexpected materials to create with a playful spirit! You'll leave with several beautiful and fascinating pieces. Supply list.
Instructor Bio:
Serena loves to provide an atmosphere where you can discover or rekindle your creative abilities. She provides lots of individual attention and feedback as desired. Her goal is to help you learn, experiment, and have fun! Serena lives in Portland, OR where her business, The Art of Your Life, offers creativity and art workshops, groups and individual art coaching. She exhibits and sells her work locally and online. She teaches at national art retreats. You may have seen her magazine articles in Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine and Studios magazine. Her book, Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop: Mixed Media Techniques for Embracing Imperfection and Celebrating Happy Accidents was published in 2013 by North Light. She currently working on a book on oil and cold wax painting to be published by North Light in 2015.
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  • 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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