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.
We are currently accepting custom framing orders by
appointment only (Tuesday-Friday, 10am-11am).
Please call or email us to schedule!
PLEASE NOTE: Our custom framer will soon be going on maternity leave and there will be a temporary “pause” on accepting new custom framing orders starting:
July 9th, 2021.
We will continue to keep you informed about when we plan to start up our custom framing services again.
Colours offers a wide range of framing options in hundreds of styles and colors. Our goal is to make sure your frame complements 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.
We're here to meet your needs and
help you discover your creativity.
Please note that our class schedules and regulations have changed due to COVID-19.
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.
Please contact all instructors directly for registration or more information.
Special health and safety measures will be taken in the classroom due to COVID-19.
Students taking courses at Colours receive 10% Off on artist supplies during their class time!
Paint Like the Masters with Lanai Kinsky
THURSDAYS, 10:30 AM–1:30 PM
All skill levels. $25/session
Oil or Acrylic. Whether a beginning or experienced painter, this class will grow your skills. Each student will start with an assigned painting and will learn the steps to build up a painting the way the Old Masters painted.
Reach out to Lanai directly to be added
to her waitlist.
The student will learn how to create color harmony, mix colors, establish values, and create distance and a sense of space through exercises that will be applied to the painting. The student will complete a painting by the end of the course.
Each student will work at their own pace, therefore, the time that it takes to finish will vary from student to student. After completion, the student may bring in their own subject photos to work with.
Contact Lanai for supply list.
*Paid to instructor Lanai Kinsky in cash, check, or credit card. Text, call, or email Lanai to be added to her waitlist.
Instructor: Lanai Kinsky
Phone: (503) 686-8974 (call or text)
Email Lanai HERE.
Mixing Color and Painting Watercolor with Sue Anne Seckora
Recurring SATURDAY Workshops
(10:30 AM–1:30 PM)
Age 16 years and up.
$30 for 1st Saturday class.
$80 for all four Saturdays.
$25 for any single additional Saturday class.
*You need to have taken the class on the 1st Saturday of the month in order to continue on following Saturdays.
(Cash or check to Sue Anne Seckora)
Mixing together watercolor pigments to create different colors is almost like magic.
In this class you will learn about mixing color and creating washes.
You can choose to take only the 3-hour fundamentals Saturday class, or you can continue on in the remaining three Saturdays for further study.
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.
Reach out to Sue Anne directly to be added to her waitlist.
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!