TUESDAY - FRIDAY
Closed SUNDAY & MONDAY
CUSTOM FRAMING by Appointment Only
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.
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
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
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!
GOLDEN Virtual Event
Acrylic Mediums & Gels
Sept. 30, 11:00AM-12:30PM
This event focuses on Golden's vast array of Acrylic Mediums & Gels.
Gain a broad understanding of each product and the unique qualities each offer. A class summary and images will be provided afterward, so that artists can continue their exploration independently.
Attendees (US/Canada) will have the opportunity to request
FREE product samples! (Shipped after event.)
Zoom link will be emailed 2 days, 1 day prior and the day of the event.
Halloween Accordion Journals
with Cindy Peterson
$30 - Materials Provided
Saturdays, Sept. 9 & 23
Create a Halloween themed accordion journal using a brown paper bag, collaged papers, fibers, and other objects/materials. Your accordion book can be used for journaling or can be a place to hold pictures and/or inspiration!
*Sign up required. Register and set up payment with
Cindy Peterson via text/email.
Instructor: Cindy Peterson
Phone: (503) 706-5134 (text)
Email Cindy HERE.
with Mary Kyle
Saturdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, & 28
In this intermediate class, you will explore composition, depth, highlights, shadows, and more.
*Sign up required. Register at Colours.
Instructor: Mary Kyle
Phone: (503) 307-8855
Email Mary HERE.
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!