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February First Wednesday Free Demo CANCELLED.
Store open until 6pm.


There are plenty of classes to choose from and more will be added as they are scheduled. Call the store to register: 503-364-7465


January/February Featured Artist's
Helen Bouchard
Glenda Goodrich
Cynthia Herron
Becki Hesdahl
Jo Hockenhull
Robin Christy Humelbaugh
Corrine Loomis Dietz
Ulan Moore


NEW! Empty Watercolor Travel Palette & Brush
This sturdy little 4" x 5.5" palette is perfect for customizing with your favorite tube color. Be ready to capture your next travel adventure! The compact size can just pop into your purse, backpack, or carry-on.

SALE! 20+% Off Supracolor Soft Watercolor Pencils
By Caran d'Ache
These professional quality hexagonal pencils can be used wet or dry for unlimited blending possibilities. Either way, their thick 3.7 mm cores offer exceptional covering power and excellent lightfastness.

Watercolor Sketchbook
You will drool over these Watercolor Journals with beautiful marbled covers filled with rough handmade 100% cotton recycled 140# paper inside. They make great gifts but you'll want to keep it for yourself. So get two:) Only $19.95

The INCREDIBLE $5 & $10 SALE is back!
You will find all kinds of stuff on this table for $5 or $10 or less!
Also, All 50% off Clearance is now at 60% off until it's gone!
Solarfast, Hot Cake Encaustics, Qor Artist Watercolor, and Canson Heritage 100% cotton Watercolor Blocks!


Watch the Video NEW Posca Markers! Not just another marker! Click the picture on the above right for test results on 55 different surfaces.

SALE $9.95 ea.
16x20 Deep Canvas by Fredrix
Special purchase, while supplies last.

NEW! senseBook Flap Notebooks
senseBook notebooks are ideal to track ideas, designs, illustrations and much more. We brought these in for the holidays and think they are pretty cool. Each notebook contains 135 pages with 16 perforated pages, seven index pages and a personal information page to easily keep your thoughts organized. These notebooks feature hand-sewn, genuine cowhide leather covers, thread binding and a red ribbon bookmark. The covers feature a leather pen loop on the inside and can be secured closed with the flap and tie. Available in either blank, ruled or squared paper styles. Refills are available and sold separately.

Everybody loves a Gift Certificate! Especially from Art Department. We are often referred to as "my candy store". People love the experience of perusing the aisles thinking about the many creative possibilities. We write them up for any denomination.


Art Department Sketchbooks!
These sketchbooks come with 100 sheets of acid free, 60 pound paper, at an affordable everyday price.

30% Off Daniel Smith Watercolors
Plus we've doubled our color selection!

SALE $5.95 per sheet Fabriano Watercolor Paper
This extra white paper is synthetically sized both internally and externally so that no animal by-products are used. Fabriano's Artistico papers are mould-made of 100% cotton and are acid-free/pH neutral and chlorine-free. Papers are luxurious yet durable and can handle lifting and scraping without compromising their integrity. Suitable for all water media, printmaking, digital printing, charcoal, pastel, and other drawing applications. Available in 140# cold and hot press. Reg. price $10.50. Sale $5.95

Sennelier Oil Pastels
In 1949, Parisian painter Henri GOETZ approached Henri SENNELIER the famous artist materials manufacturer, about creating a wax colour stick for his friend - Pablo PICASSO. Picasso, a long-time Sennelier customer and a frequent visitor to their store across the street from the Louvre museum, was looking for a medium that could be used freely on a variety of surfaces without fading or cracking.
Their collaboration produced the incomparable SENNELIER oil pastels. Click on the picture to the left and watch the video. Although in French, the images speak volumes.

NEW! WaterMedia Panels 40% Off
American Easel has taken their fabulous birch panels and applied a specially formulated ground that acts like watercolor paper. Our watercolor teacher Becki Hesedahl tried one out and loves them. The WATERMEDIA treatment was created to work beautifully with all watercolors. This absorbent surface lifts easily, allows layering, and can be sketched on directly. No prep work is needed however if the artist chooses, this durable and lightly textured ground can be sanded to be more like hot press paper. When protected with a spray varnish, there is no need to mount behind glass. Made in Salem. Now in stock at 40% off!

Choose between Gamblin Artist Oil Colors, FastMatte OR the even more affordable Gamblin 1980 Oil Colors.

Akua Intaglio and Liquid Pigment Inks


Akua Intaglio's soy-based formulation offers unmatched working properties it will not skin over in the jar or dry on the printmaking plate and cleans up easily with soap and water. Excellent for Intaglio/Etching, Monotype, Relief and Collagraph printmaking. Available in 27 beautiful colors. Akua Liquid Pigment Inks are exceptionally strong, yet transparent-ideal for mult-layering. Their extended open time allows for convenience in working. Use for Monotype Brushwork, Japanese Woodcut and Drawing or for tinting Akua Intaglio and other inks.

Molskine Journals, Sketch, Watercolor, Grid, Reporter, Ruled, and more.
Art Department is fully stocked on these quality little journals.

NEOCOLOR I -- New at Art Department, these highly pigmented wax crayons are NOT your childs color crayons. Use them alone, as a resist, or draw over encaustics or dry cold wax for detail.
NEOCOLOR II -- A long time favorite, these versatile water-soluble crayons are luscious dry or wet. You can scrape into them dry or blend them together with a wet brush. Plus, they have a high lightfast rating to boot.
NEOPASTEL -- We have never seen such an array of color intensity in an oil pastel. The sticks contain permanent artist pigments and are supremely smooth and blendable.

All 358 colors of Copic Sketch Markers are in stock at the new everyday sale price of $5.50 each! These markers have replaceable nibs and the ink is refillable. Click the picture to find out more about these awesome pens.

40% OFF WOOD CRADLED PANELS - Now Stocking New Sizes!
Made in Salem by American Easel, these panels are constructed of a smooth solid poplar wood 1 5/8 cradle (frame around the back) for strength and rigidity and a top quality birch wood face. The company uses locally grown and sustainable materials from Pacific Northwest mills that have a vested interest in preserving the forests for future generations. We love these!
Many of our customers are turning them over and using them as frames.

Art Department, Inc • 254 Commercial ST NE • Salem, OR 97301
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10am-6pm • Fri: 10am-5:30pm • Sat: 10am-5pm • Sun: Closed
Toll Free: 877-780-7465 Local: 503-364-7465 Fax: 503-581-8136
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