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HOURS

CUSTOM FRAMING by Appointment Only

TUESDAY - FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Closed  SUNDAY & MONDAY

10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Framing requires some time and attention to explore all the options and find the best solution for our customers, so this time set aside from other distractions during normal business hours is essential and makes for a much more enjoyable experience.

 

Follow the link below to schedule!

We occasionally schedule framing orders on Saturdays. Reach out to us to set up an appointment with our Custom Framer on a Saturday.

 

 

 

 

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 help you discover
your creativity.

Custom Framing
Art Supples
ART CLASSES

OUR CLASSROOM

We host events and 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.

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 instructor looking for space to teach or hold an event?
Reach out to us to find out more about our classroom
rental space!

Upcoming Classes & Events

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!

Coptic Stitch Journal Making
Saturday, Jan. 20
11:00AM-3:30PM

$175

Ages 12+ | Class Limit: 6

This class will start off with building a collage onto chip board. While the collage is drying, there will be a demo on the Coptic binding stitch. Students will supply their own paper for creating signatures to stitch (3 signatures, 5 pages folded for each). Waxed cord and curved needles for class will be supplied. 

Instructor: Cindy Peterson

Phone: (503) 706-5134

Email Cindy HERE.

*Sign up required.
Register with Cindy Peterson. 

Contact Cindy with any questions you may have.

Beginner Watercolor
Saturday, Jan. 27
1:00PM-3:00PM

$75

Ages 10+ | Class Limit: 6

Learn to understand color and color mixing, making a color wheel and a set of swatches using a limited color palette. You will also learn beginner techniques, how to use specific brushes, and about different paper types. Watercolor paints and other supplies will be provided.

Instructor: Cindy Peterson

Phone: (503) 706-5134

Email Cindy HERE.

*Sign up required.
Register with Cindy Peterson. 

Contact Cindy with any questions you may have.

Pamphlet Stitched Journal Making
Saturday, Feb. 3
11:00AM-3:30PM

$150

Ages 12+ | Class Limit: 6

Create collages on recycled material to make a signature journal. Using waxed thread, you will then learn how to do the pamphlet binding stitch, making the holes in covers and matching the signatures. Supplies and materials provided.

Instructor: Cindy Peterson

Phone: (503) 706-5134

Email Cindy HERE.

*Sign up required.
Register with Cindy Peterson. 

Contact Cindy with any questions you may have.

Paper Making and Mixed Media
Saturday, Feb. 10
12:00PM-3:00PM

$65

Ages 10+ | Class Limit: 6

Learn techniques for making paper with mixed media. Create collages with your paper using paints, inks, stencils, and more. Your finished collages and papers can be used for cards, art journals, etc. Supplies and materials included.

Instructor: Cindy Peterson

Phone: (503) 706-5134

Email Cindy HERE.

*Sign up required.
Register with Cindy Peterson. 

Contact Cindy with any questions you may have.

Class Schedule
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ABOUT US

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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