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ACRYLIC PAINT TREK 1ACRYLIC PAINT TREK 1ACRYLIC PAINT TREK 1
Marilyn Krug
April 12 – May 3, Tuesdays, 4 weeks, 2:00-4:30pm
$140
Spring is such an exciting time to begin painting! For the newly beginning painter or acrylic explorer, this relaxed classroom atmosphere will show you how to start painting, mix vibrant colors, and make the most of your brushes and paint. You can watch free videos online but there’s nothing like hands-on learning. A minimum supply list will help your budget and I’ll show you how to make unlimited colors. I’ll guide you to unlocking the key to your style – bold or soft, smooth or textural? Dive into this exploration with no pressure suit required! No drawing skills are needed to open your creativity.
Class Size: Minimum 6 & Maximum 12. Ages 16 and older. Supply list.

Beginning Oil PaintingBeginning Oil PaintingBeginning Oil Painting
Julie Jeanseau
April 13 - May 4, 2016, Wednesdays, 4 weeks, 6-8:30pm
$140
Oil paints are known for their beautiful rich colors. They have a depth of hue that is just impossible to get with other kinds of paint. Starting with some basic tools and information we will explore the possibilities of painting with oil. You will learn about types of brushes and how to mix and apply paint. We will learn about using the various mediums available to use for thinning oils or shortening the drying time. In addition, we will cover some color theory so you can feel confident in your use of color as you develop your pieces. By the end of the class, you will come away with several experimental, in process pieces, and at least one finished painting that is vivid, rich, and layered with the depth that comes only with oil paint. All levels welcome in this four week class. Supply list.

DISCOVERING WATERCOLOR PENCILSDISCOVERING WATERCOLOR PENCILS
Jami
April 16, 2016, Saturday, 10:30-3:00pm
$55
Here’s a fun beginners class that’s suitable for all ages. Students will learn about and play with a variety of water soluble pencils. Try different looks such as watercolor, sumi, and even the more concentrated color look that mimics acrylics. Learn about other tools you can use with watercolor pencils as well. After exploring all the methods of this versatile medium, apply your knowledge and new skills to create a fun piece in class. Small supply list.

CREATING A PORTRAITCREATING A PORTRAIT
Jami Moffett
April 18 - May 9, 2016, Mondays, 4 weeks, 6-8pm
$95
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

Transparent Watercolor BasicsTransparent Watercolor BasicsTransparent Watercolor Basics
Becki Trachsel Hesedahl
April 19 - May 10, 2016, Tuesdays, 6-8:30 pm
$120
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.

Zentangle® 1: Introduction (New Class)Zentangle® 1: Introduction (New Class)
Heidi Depue
April 23, 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/

CMYK Colored Pencil CreationsCMYK Colored Pencil Creations
Jami
May 7, 2016, Saturday, 10:30am-3pm
$55
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.

ACRYLIC PAINT TREK 1 (New Class)ACRYLIC PAINT TREK 1 (New Class)ACRYLIC PAINT TREK 1 (New Class)
Marilyn Krug
May 17 - June 7, 2016 Tuesdays, 4 weeks, 2:00-4:30pm
$140
Spring is such an exciting time to begin painting! For the newly beginning painter or acrylic explorer, this relaxed classroom atmosphere will show you how to start painting, mix vibrant colors, and make the most of your brushes and paint. You can watch free videos online but there’s nothing like hands-on learning. A minimum supply list will help your budget and I’ll show you how to make unlimited colors. I’ll guide you to unlocking the key to your style – bold or soft, smooth or textural? Dive into this exploration with no pressure suit required! No drawing skills are needed to open your creativity.
Class Size: Minimum 6 & Maximum 12. Ages 16 and older. Supply list.

Beginning DrawingBeginning Drawing
Cynthia Herron
May 17 - June 7, 2016, Tuesdays,
4 weeks, 6-8:30pm
$130
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 composition 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
1. Gesture and contour line drawing. Bring 5” – 7” object from home
2. Proportion and sighting; charcoal
3. chiaroscuro and capturing form with shading; charcoal
4. linear perspective with pen and ink. Bring photo of buildings

Beginning Oil Painting (New Class)Beginning Oil Painting (New Class)Beginning Oil Painting (New Class)
Julie Jeanseau
May 18 - June 8, 2016, Wednesdays, 4 weeks, 6-8:30pm
$140
Oil paints are known for their beautiful rich colors. They have a depth of hue that is just impossible to get with other kinds of paint. Starting with some basic tools and information we will explore the possibilities of painting with oil. You will learn about types of brushes and how to mix and apply paint. We will learn about using the various mediums available to use for thinning oils or shortening the drying time. In addition, we will cover some color theory so you can feel confident in your use of color as you develop your pieces. By the end of the class, you will come away with several experimental, in process pieces, and at least one finished painting that is vivid, rich, and layered with the depth that comes only with oil paint. All levels welcome in this four week class. Supply list.

Finding Your Vision with Oil & Cold WaxFinding Your Vision with Oil & Cold WaxFinding Your Vision with Oil & Cold Wax
Nancy Eng
May 26 - June 16, 2016, Thursdays, 1 - 3:30pm
$140
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. New techniques for those repeating the class. Supply List.

The Habit of Drawing IThe Habit of Drawing IThe Habit of Drawing I
Bonnie Hull
June 3 & 10, 2016, Fridays 10 - noon
$85
This class focuses on keeping a drawing book as a tool, a journal, a pleasure. Keeping a sketchbook allows you to record images notationally, imprinting images on the brain's memory. We'll start small with a Moleskine drawing book and a few simple tools, not concentrating on accuracy so much as on using line to capture a moment. In the first class we'll discuss the habit of drawing and how to get started. Your homework for the week will be to spend at least 15 minutes a day drawing in your book. In the second class we'll look at your book, talk about the process and discuss how we can go forward with drawing. You will be encouraged to bring other drawing books you might have for "show and tell." We encourage you to join the Salem Sketchers group on Saturday, June 11th, to "test drive" your new skills. Price of the class includes a Moleskine drawing book. Students will bring their own pencils, pens and other drawing tools. Available at the Art Department for purchase before class is the full range of drawing implements. (My current favorite tools are the Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens which come in black and a variety of colors and sizes including the brush pen and the straight nibs. The ink quality is excellent in these pens and does not leach through the pages of the drawing book.) Click here to see more of Bonnie's drawings!

EXPANDING ON COLORED PENCILS using personal imageryEXPANDING ON COLORED PENCILS using personal imageryEXPANDING ON COLORED PENCILS using personal imagery
Jam Moffett
June 6-27, 2016, Mondays, 6-8pm
$95
In this four evening class, learn to get the most out of your colored pencils as we expand your skills in using this very versatile medium. At the beginning of each class Jami will review a technique or two and then, using your own pictures as reference, Jami will guide you individually through the drawings that you want to make. Develop your colored pencil skills while receiving tips and guidance on color choices, composition, and other techniques. Students should have taken a beginner class in colored pencil techniques or have the equivalent in experience. (Pictures shown are of student work.) Supply list.

Exploring with Oil PastelsExploring with Oil PastelsExploring with Oil Pastels
Jane Aukshunas
November 5 & 6, 2016, Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 3pm
$149
Enjoy playing with the luscious texture and versatility of oil pastel. Join Jane Aukshunas in this 2-day workshop to explore the many ways oil pastels can adapt to each individual’s means of expression. We’ll experiment with a variety of surfaces and grounds to change the way oil pastels behave, and use tools for different effects. We will look into how oil pastel mixes with other media such as watercolor, India ink, colored pencils and acrylics. This class is about exploration, and it is suitable for both beginners and those more experienced. The goal is to become better acquainted with the medium and become comfortable in using it as a tool in developing your own personal artistic vision. Please bring some resource imagery that inspires you. 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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