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WINTER TERM CLASSES

Paint Lean with a Fat Brush!Paint Lean with a Fat Brush!
Marilyn Krug
January 8 - February 5, Thursdays 2 - 4:30 pm (5 weeks)
$140
Learn to master acrylics! Loosen up and unlock your expressive style with a focus on color and contemporary design. Each class includes warm-up paintings, instructor demoís, 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.

EXPLORING COLORED PENCILSEXPLORING COLORED PENCILSEXPLORING COLORED PENCILS
Jami
January 12 - February 9, 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.

OIL PAINTINGOIL PAINTINGOIL PAINTING
Julie Jeanseau
January 13 - February 17, 2015, Tuesdays, 6 weeks, 6-8:30pm
$140
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

Opaquely Transparent Watercolor TechniquesOpaquely Transparent Watercolor TechniquesOpaquely Transparent Watercolor Techniques
Robin Christy Humelbaugh
January 20 -February 10, 2015, Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30pm
$85
Join Robin in this new adventure into the more opaque spectrum of watercolors. Many traditional watercolors have a natural opacity and we will explore them all. Including Cobalt Blue, Burnt Umber, the Siennas, as well as some transparent colors. Learn how to use Titanium White and how to lift out other colors to gain near white lights. Enjoy the freedom of expression hard to get with staining colors while still retaining the transparency watercolors are known for. Beginners welcome. Supply List.

Beginning - Intermediate DrawingBeginning - Intermediate DrawingBeginning - Intermediate Drawing
Ian Factor
February 4-25, 2014, Wednesdays, 4 weeks, 10am - 12:30pm
$130
This class will provide a base of knowledge and continuing foundation of the fundamentals for representational drawing from life. In this 4-week class, we will learn the basics of line and tone, measuring and sighting, chiaroscuro, perspective and composition using graphite, compressed and vine charcoal. Deepen and refine your skills, by the end of the 4 weeks youíll be able to draw whatever you see with clarity and confidence! All levels of experience are welcome. Subject matter will be instructor-assembled still-life arrangements. Each evening will include examples of other artistís drawings, working time and critiques. This course is taught with the individual in mind, hence there will be a focus on one-on-one time and crits as well as group discussion and demos. Supply list.

ZENTANGLE IN COLORZENTANGLE IN COLORZENTANGLE IN COLOR
Heidi Depue
February 7, 2015, Saturday, 12-4pm
$60

Add a new dimension to your Zentangle images by incorporating color. You will learn a variety of techniques using various mediums such as watercolor, markers, and colored pens and pencils. In addition, you will learn and practice several new patterns. Supply List. Prerequisite: Zentangle 1 or instructor permission. Check out Heidiís website: www.themeditativepen.com/

SIMPLE ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES IN OIL & COLD WAXSIMPLE ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES IN OIL & COLD WAXSIMPLE ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES IN OIL & COLD WAX
Nancy Eng
February 12 - March 5, Thursdays, 6-8:30pm
$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. Supply List. Some supplies are included.

Zentangle® 1: Introduction (FULL New class added April 25)Zentangle® 1: Introduction (FULL New class added April 25)
Heidi Depue
February 21, 2015, 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 Heidiís website: www.themeditativepen.com/

COLORED PENCIL TIPS & TECHNIQUESCOLORED PENCIL TIPS & TECHNIQUESCOLORED PENCIL TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Jami
February 22, 2015, Sunday, 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.

DRAW PORTRAITSDRAW PORTRAITSDRAW PORTRAITS
Jami Moffett
February 23 - March 16, 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

Bookbinding: Wood and Leather StrapBookbinding: Wood and Leather StrapBookbinding: Wood and Leather Strap
Karen Votaw
February 28, Saturday, 10am Ė 4:30pm (NEW date)
$70
Wood and leather, two of my favorite materials to work with! Combine that with paper and string and you have a book in the making! Karen Votaw will teach you how to make this long-stitch journal that has the feel of a medieval era. You will get some basic leather experience and we will explore several different closure styles. Wood covers can be painted, stained or covered with various decorative papers, which will also be interspersed between the pages. Beginners and experienced alike will enjoy making this durable and beautiful wood and leather journal. Register early, class limited to 7. Bring a sack lunch. Karen will provide enough wood, leather and tacks to make two books! Click here for a list of other supplies you will need.

Zentangle®  4: Complex PatternsZentangle® 4: Complex Patterns
Heidi Depue
March 14, Saturday, 1-3:30pm
$45
The focus of this class is on exploring in more depth some of those patterns that look quite complex, but are very doable once you learn and practice the steps. We will work on patterns such as Mooka, Paradox, Auraknot, Tripoli, Aquafleur, and Cadent, and their variations, and add others if time permits. Please bring your basic supplies.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Zentangle. Small supply list.

Zentangle® 1: Introduction (New class added)Zentangle® 1: Introduction (New class added)
Heidi Depue
April 25, 2015, 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 Heidiís website: www.themeditativepen.com/

TAPESTRY COLLAGING THE SEASONSTAPESTRY COLLAGING THE SEASONSTAPESTRY COLLAGING THE SEASONS
Roxanne Evans Stout
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10am - 4:30pm.
$125
$10 materials fee to instructor
Have you always been entranced by the changes that each season brings to the world of nature, to your life and in your art?
Join mixed-media artist Roxanne Evans Stout for a magical day of art making, and create a beautiful Tapestry Collage that represents natureís seasons. Roxanne will guide you in this project, which could either be a wall hanging or artist book that you will cherish forever.
For our Tapestry Collage we will use four sheets of handmade Khadi Paper and begin our backgrounds by covering both sides of our lovely watercolor sheets with a combination of pan pastels, paints, inks and glazes.
Weíll follow this with a layer of collaged fabrics and rice papers, and then add our focal points: images, small landscapes and collages, found objects and elements of nature. Finally we will add stitching and other details around and through our collaged panels, which will create a personal and unique quality to your work. We will wire our panels together using rivets and hand-twisted wire rings.
You will go home with a unique wall hanging or artist book that you will love displaying in your home on the wall or on a shelf or a cabinet!

Materials are all included but feel free to bring your favorite art supplies, photocopied images, found objects and small pieces of nature like pressed leaves or flowers, flat stones or rocks, twigs, seed pods etc. We will only be taking a half hour lunch so bring a sack lunch.

 

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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