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HOURS

TUESDAY - FRIDAY                         11:00 - 5:00

SATURDAY                                     10:00 - 4:00

Closed  SUNDAY & MONDAY

CUSTOM FRAMING by Appointment Only

 
 

FINE ARTIST MATERIALS

Welcome to Colours! We are your local art supply store located in the heart
of historic downtown Hillsboro. We offer a wide selection of fine artist materials that are certain to meet your needs, whether you are a hobbyist, student,
 or professional artist. We carry a variety of quality painting, drawing, and crafting tools and surfaces from name brand manufacturers you trust.

(Including local companies made right here in Oregon!)

We carry supplies for painters, sculptors, print makers, drafters, sketchers, and illustrators. If we don't have what you need, we can order it for you! As long as you don't need the item right away, we can arrange for your desired materials to arrive with one of our regularly shipped orders—That way you won't have to pay shipping. 
Ask us about personal orders for more details. 

CUSTOM FRAMING

Colours offers a wide range of framing options in hundreds of styles and colors. Our goal is to make sure your frame compliments your art and fits perfectly in your home or office
All of our framing is done on-site and we typically have about
a two week turnaround time.

 

When you bring in something to be framed, we will consider the style, color and size of your art, as well as where you plan to hang it: the style and color of the room, the room's lighting (whether artificial, natural, or direct). We will take the time to choose among frame samples and mat colors, and will explain the different types of materials. These things make all the difference in not only whether you'll be pleased with the frame when it's complete, but also in determining what materials and steps are necessary for your framing desires and/or needs. 

A frame should be made to last, and it can be just what you need to complete a work of art.

Please Note: Our framing services do not include stretching canvas, framed jerseys, repairing/restoring art work or frames.

We're here to meet your needs and
help you discover your creativity.

 

ART CLASSES

We host art classes for artists of all levels, and the best part—they all take place inside the store! So, if you forgot your favorite brush, or need an extra sheet of watercolor paper, you're in the right place. There are a variety of instructors and class subjects.

Since our class schedule is continuously changing and evolving, be sure to regularly check the online class schedule below, or stop by the store location for an update on our current courses.

Are you an Art Instructor looking for space to teach?
Reach out to us to find out more about our classroom
rental space!

CLASS SCHEDULE

Please contact all instructors directly for registration or more information.

 

Students taking courses at Colours receive 10% Off on artist supplies during their class time!

Beginning Watercolor (Part 1 & 2) with Sue Anne Seckora

 

Recurring Workshops (Thursdays & Saturdays)

(10:30 AM–1:30 PM)

Age 16 years and up.

$120 for 6 weeks.

$25 for each individual class.

Materials Fee (Not included in class cost):

$20 for 6-week session or $5 per individual class.

(Cash or check to Sue Anne Seckora)

In Part 1 of Beginning Watercolor, you will learn about mixing color using only three pigments: yellow, blue, and red. It is a 6-week class that meets once a week either on Thursdays or Saturdays.

 

In this class you will discover the joy of mixing a variety of colors in a systematic way from dark to light, warm to cool, and bright hues to muted tones. You will also learn some of the ways in which watercolor pigments can be mixed and painted onto paper, such as in a puddle on the palette, or wet-into-wet on the paper. Learning to mix color is a vital skill you will need to know to be able to paint your own paintings.

In Part 2 you will learn continue to develop your painting and color mixing skills and practice watercolor techniques. We will also consider some different principles of painting that will help you to  creatively paint your own paintings.

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Reach out to Sue Anne directly to register or be added to her waitlist.

All supplies will be provided for your use during the class at Colours. You will also be able to purchase a supply kit.

*Sign up with Sue Anne via text/phone call/email. You can drop off deposit at ColoursArt (cash or check only), or to Sue Anne directly.

Instructor: Sue Anne Seckora

Phone: (503) 899-7585 (call or text)

Email Sue Anne HERE.

Introduction to Watercolor with Mary Kyle

 

Recurring Saturday Workshops:

April 9, 16, 23, 30

Basics class will be from 10:30 AM–12:30 PM.

Intermediate class will be from 1:30 PM–3:30 PM.

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Age 16 years and up.

$100 for 4 week course.

(Cash or check to Mary Kyle)

Basics Class: In this class we will go over products that work best for watercolor. Including: how to use paints, mixing colors, and which brushes work the best for each step. We will practice different washes and practice easy techniques such as realistic perspective and shadowing to create interesting paintings.

Intermediate Class: In this class we will work on three dimensional compositions, negative painting, blending colors, and glazing to enhance color. I will demonstrate different uses for dry brush and go into more detail on mixing paint to get pleasing colors. We will also work on shadowing and explore complementary colors.

Instructor: Mary Kyle

Phone: (503) 307 - 8855 (call or text)

Email Mary HERE.

Reach out to Mary directly to register or be added to her waitlist.

 
 

ABOUT US

Colours was established in 2009 and started its journey on 3rd street in historical downtown Hillsboro. In 2017, the cozy, local art supply shop moved to Main street, in the center of old town. It is our joy to share the love of art, creating, and community in a place with such a diverse and rich history.

 

Our customers are truly what make Colours unlike any other artists' material store. We hope to provide a place where young artists can dream, practicing artists can find solutions, and hobbyists can find new inspirations. You are what keeps the thriving art community in Hillsboro alive, and are what brings life to Colours every time you visit. Thank you!

 
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270 EAST MAIN ST,  HILLSBORO, OR  97123    503.648.5064

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