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Acrylic Boot CampAcrylic Boot CampAcrylic Boot Camp
Corrine Loomis Dietz
November 17 & 18, Friday & Saturday, 12:30 - 4:30pm
Have you ever wanted to paint with Acrylic and not sure where to start? Are you a painter who thinks you could have better control of your materials? This intense, 2 session class is geared toward making sense of the technical aspects of acrylics and finding your groove.
Session 1: Learn tips to control the brush, palette, color mixing and drying times working with thin applications of acrylics. We will explore a rich selection of pigments, mixed with polymer mediums, to investigate modern color mixing. Employing a series of exercises, we will discover the beautiful versatility of Fluids and High Flow acrylics as we pursue layers of washes and glazes.
Session 2: We will use Heavy Body and OPEN Acrylics. Learn to extend paint with mediums and gels as you develop textures, altar luminosity and opacity. Discover mineral color mixing and explore new color palettes. Expect loads of information, money saving tips and new reference for your work. I recommend this hands-on event for any artists, needing a refresher or a full jump start into acrylic.
All Paint Medium and Gels will be supplied by GOLDEN Artist Colors, creating a great opportunity to try it all to find your personal favorites! Students bring a pencil & a Strathmore Mixed Media Visual Journal (Series 400 / 9"x 12").

Ulan Moore
January 10 - February 28, 2018, Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:30pm
8 Classes

Learn the techniques and methods of oil painting. This class is for both beginning and more experienced painters. Oil painting has been in use for centuries and the methods for producing a quality painting has changed very little with the exception of pigments and other artists tools. This class will focus on the entire process of oil painting from start to finish. Using various exercises, students will learn fundamental and advanced techniques through instructor demonstrations and direct application of traditional and modern methods. Repeat students are welcome, instructor will work with students based on their current skill level and individual needs. Topics covered include setting up to paint, the proper tools and their uses, surface preparation, blocking in, paint handling and color mixing. Students will learn the importance of value and edges, as well as techniques on how to finish a painting. Supply list.

Beginning DrawingBeginning DrawingBeginning Drawing
Helen Bouchard
January 12 - March 2, 2018, Fridays, 1:30 - 4:30
8 Classes

All art starts with a drawing. In this classical approach of learning to draw, students will be slowing down and working through important fundamental skill sets which are essential building blocks in making any work of art. Through demonstration and individual critique, Helen will guide you through the process of creating convincing realistic drawings through master copy work from start to finish. From proper setup, to understanding the medium, to seeing the world through line, mass, rhythm, harmony and value, this class is a great introduction to the study of art. For experienced draughtsman, this class will help strengthen your work whether you are a painter, sculptor, illustrator or sketch book enthusiast. Those who are repeating the class have the option of picking up where they left off with new exercises. 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: 10am-6pm • Fri: 10am-5:30pm • Sat: 10am-5pm • Sun: Closed
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