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  • Acrylic Painting - Albany
     Acrylic Painting Class

    Ellen Hansen
    541-730-5470
    gleehansen@gmail.com

    1. Acrylic Paint in the tube: Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine blue, White, Sap green or Hookers Green, Yellow Ocher, Raw Sienna and Burnt Sienna. 4 oz tubes of paint are recommended as you will use a lot of paint and the small tubes in the sets do not provide enough paint for the entire class.
    2. Water container, at least 8 cup size, can be left over plastic bowl.
    3. Paper towels.
    4. Brushes; bristle or synthetic, ½” flat and numbers 8 and 12 round.
    5. Palette knife; plastic or metal.
    6. Palette; can be anything white and firm to put your paint on; such as a white plate, styrofoam meat tray, plastic cool whip lid.
    7. Plastic bag to put your palette in; can be ziplock or other.
    8. Mister bottle.
    9. Canvas paper, 9” X 12” or canvas boards, 8” X 10” or canvases.
    10. If using canvas paper, something to staple your canvas paper to, such as: foam board, thick poster board or cardboard.
    11. Pencil and acrylic erasure.
    12. Table top easel if you like working on an easel but not required.
    13. Rubber gloves if you don’t like getting paint on your hands, but acrylic washes off easily with soap and water.
    14. Old shirt or apron if you don’t want to get paint on your clothes.
    15. Drop cloth for the table; can be large plastic trash bag or plastic tablecloth.

    Please call or email me if you have any questions about the class or supplies.


    Art Supply Sources

    The Frame House                                               Art Department Inc
    434 W. 1st Ave                                                    254 Commercial St, NE
    Albany, OR  97321                                              Salem, OR 97301
    541-928-7676                                                      503-364-7465

    Michael’s                                                              Hobby Lobby
    Corvallis, OR                                                        Heritage Mall
                                                                                 Albany, Oregon

    Fred Meyer’s Albany             

    Oregon Art Supply                                                The Merri Artist
    1020 Pearl St.                                                       421 NE 3rd St
    Eugene, OR  97401                                              McMinnville, OR  97128
    1-866-683-2787                                                    503-472-1684
    www.oregonartsupply.com

    Dick Blick Art Supplies: www.dickblick.com

    Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff: www.cheapjoes.com

  • Cartooning Your Life: Auto Bio Comics - Corvallis

    Cartooning Your Life: Autobio Comics


    Christina Tran
    christina@sodelightful.com


    There are any number of ways to make comics. Each cartoonist must find what works for them and their style. For our class, we will be writing and drawing by hand and starting with simple materials.

    Please come prepared to each class with:
         Paper (a ream of blank copier paper should do you for the entire class)
         Pens and pencils to write with
         Something to "ink11   with (see note below)
         4
    x6 unlined index cards

    A Note About "Inking"
    On the first day of class, I will bring in a variety of options for us to explore, play with, and try out as a group (e.g. nib pens+ india ink, brush pens, charcoal pencils, ballpoint pens, pigment pens, bristol paper). If you have materials on-hand that you have used before or enjoy using to make drawings, you are encouraged to bring them with you to our first class. After the first class, each student will choose which material(s) they prefer for "inking11  or "finishing" their drawings and comics.

    OPTIONAL:
         Sketchbook or binder if you like to keep your ideas/drafts/sketches in one place 
         Light blue or non-photo blue colored pencil (e.g. Prismacolor or Staedler)
         Ruler or straightedge Eraser
         White-out pen Sharpener

    ART SUPPLY SOURCES
    This list is not complete and students are welcome to purchase supplies from any source of their choosing.

    Michael's (Corvallis, OR)                                           Fred Meyer's (Albany, OR) 
    Hobby Lobby (Albany, OR)                                        
    OSU Bookstore (Corvallis, OR) 
    Office Max (Corvallis, OR)                                         
    Jetpens.com Dickblick.com

  • Drawing For Fun - Albany

    Drawing for Fun

    Ellen Hansen
    541-730-5470
    gleehansen@gmail.com

    1. Ebony Pencil

    2. White plastic erasure

    3. #2 pencil

    4. Sharpener

    5. Colored pencils; artists quality; such as, Faber-Castell or Prismacolor

    6. Elegant Writer black 2.0, or 1.5 or 2.5 non permanent. It is the one in the light silver almost white pen.

    7. Sketch book with paper 60 lb weight or better.

  • Drawing & Painting Studio - Corvallis

    Drawing & Painting Studio

    Mark Allison
    541-752-0641

    allisom@q.com

    Mark Allison Smaller

    The items shown here are my favorites but the basic materials can simply be a pencil (standard yellow Ticonderoga pencils are great), a white plastic eraser, and a shader. That will work for the entire class.

    Places to find these items locally include LBCC bookstore, Office Max, OSU Bookstore, Fred Myers, etc.

    I prefer heavier (24 lb.) bond paper because it’s smooth, takes pencil very well, erases easily and is a size that fits standard plastic sheet protectors. I collect my drawings in a binder in sheet protectors. I find this is a better option than using a sketchbook, but sketchbooks are fine too.

    If you have artists pencils that are marked with different lead hardness/softness what you should bring are the pencils marked “B,” and “2B.” Avoid the hard engineering pencils marked H, 2H, etc.

    The eraser stick pictured (Tuff Stuff by PaperMate or Sanford) is no longer manufactured under that name. It’s now made by a company called “Factis.” Available from Dick Blick or Utrecht Art supply online and locally from OSU Bookstore (which also has the newer, even smaller eraser stick called “Mono Zero” from Japan.

  • Expressive Water Media - Corvallis

    Expressive Water Media


    Mark Allison
    541-752-0641

    allisom@q.com

    You only need ONE MEDIUM for any of my classes, either watercolor or acrylic. If you're just starting out I recommend watercolor as your first medium because of ease of use and lower cost. WAIT FOR THE FIRST CLASS INSTRUCTIONS before putting any watercolor paint into your Pike Watercolor Palette, or acrylic into your Masterson Palette Seal. Ignore (recycle) the instruction sheet that comes with the Pike Palette, using that info will damage your palette. I've done extensive testing on all the colors on these lists and they are all "lightfast rated" at level I or II. Lightfast means resistant to fading when exposed to UV light (sunlight, fluorescents).

    The colors and palette and paper are less expensive at Blick Art Materials, also known as dickblick.com Brushes and spray bottles are good buys at Michael’s on 9th St. in Corvallis.

    WATERCOLORS
    Cotman brand, 8 ml tubes Alizarin Crimson Hue
    Cad Orange Hue Cad Red Pale Hue Cad Yel Hue Intense Pthalo Blue Viridian Hue
    Lemon Yellow Hue (you’ll need two 8ml OR one 21 ml of lemon yel.)
    Cotman brand, 21 ml tubes Lemon Yellow Hue Ultramarine Blue Permanent Rose

    WATERCOLOR PALETTE:  Pike Palette (Original, 20 wells)  - This is the only palette I can recommend. The next best thing if you can’t afford this one is two clean unused “25-P” styrofoam meat trays from Fred Meyers butcher. They can be hinged together with packing tape.

    WATERCOLOR PAPER: Arches 140# Cold Press 100% cotton. I will have pre-cut 1/8 sheets (7.5x11”) to sell in class for $1 per sheet, both sides are usable. Please do NOT buy any other type of “watercolor” paper. There is a huge difference in how these papers perform, visible even to my granddaughter when she was four years old!

    Please only buy Arches cold press 100% cotton for watercolor.

    ACRYLIC COLORS
    > Liquitex colors (one each of the following) Yellow Light Hansa
    > Quinacridone Magenta 2 oz or 59 ml Pthalo Blue (Grn. Shade) 59 ml Pthalo Green (Blu. Shade) 59 ml Utramarine 
          Blue (Gr. Shade) 59 ml Dioxazine Purple 59 ml
    > Napthol Crimson 59 ml
    > Alizarin Crimson Hue Perm. 59 ml
    > Titanium White 4.65 oz. or 138 ml (this is a larger tube because you need more white that any other color)
    > Utrecht colors (one each of the following)
            Hansa yellow med = Medium Yellow 2 oz or 59 ml 6.13 
            Napthol red light = Cad Red Lt Hue 2 oz or 59 ml 6.13

    For Acrylic painters: Masterson Palette Seal 1 3/4x16x12” This is a sealable palette which can keep your acrylic paint wet and usable for weeks. Get the one with the blue lid, the other (red) one has a sponge layer and palette paper which are not needed.

    PALETTE KNIFE: for Acrylic painters. Get one #10 Steel Palette Knife (has a broad teardrop shaped blade), for mixing paint in your palette. (Michael’s or Blick). Don’t get the cheaper plastic ones, they’re fragile and don’t have a sharp enough edge to scrape dried paint out of your palette.

    I recommend the Arches for Acrylic painters as well. You can paint directly on this “paper” without priming with gesso. But other supports work with acrylic as well: museum matboard (scraps may be purchased from a frame shop, Pegasus Gallery on 2nd St. has them packaged for sale.) Acrylic may also be painted on canvas paper, or canvas boards, or stretched canvas. Blick sells a nice product for acrylic or oil painters: “Blick Studio Canvas Pad 9x12”, 10 sheets of real canvas, triple primed w gesso.”

    For BOTH Watercolor painters AND Acrylic painters:
    > PUMP SPRAYER - Holbein Watercolor Atomizer Bottle (from Blick) or an 8 oz. “Artist’s Loft” spray bottle from Michael’s. This is a fine-mist sprayer, not the harsher plant sprayer.
    > MASKING TAPE: buy at Fred Meyers paint department. #2050 (red core) Painter’s Masking Tape, 1 inch wide (.94 in.) Please don’t buy the cheaper generic masking tapes, the adhesive breaks down and leave a sticky residue on your paper.
    > BRUSHES for WATERCOLOR and ACRYLIC (from Michael’s on 9th St., Corvallis. Look for these in the economy acrylic brush section)
    > 1/2” Brush: Royal & Langnickel Soft Grip, Level 1, 1/2” Shader 3/4” Brush: Royal & Langnickel Soft Grip, Level 1, 3/4” Wash

    OIL PAINTERS: get the color equivalents of the acrylic list of colors. You can also use the Masterson Palette Seal but might want to buy a pad of palette paper to go inside the Masterson Palette Seal. Solvent: Turpenoid Natural ONLY. No mineral spirits, No turpentine in the classroom.

    Supports: “Blick Studio Canvas Pad 9x12”, 10 sheets of real canvas, triple primed w gesso.” or canvas panels (9x12”), or gesso-primed matboard or gesso-primed watercolor paper. Arches makes a paper for oil painters: called “OIL” - it’s pre-primed, available from Blick.  A few different styles and sizes of palette knives. Bristle brushes are stiff and appropriate for the direct technique that I teach. I use a variety of sizes of brights and filbert type bristle brushes.

    ALL PAINTERS: stack of bond paper (copier paper), pencils, erasers (white, magic rub type). 

  • Figure Drawing & Painting - Corvallis

    Figure Drawing & Painting

    Mark Allison
    541-752-0641

    allisom@q.com

    Mark Allison Smaller

    The items shown here are my favorites but the basic materials can simply be a pencil (standard yellow Ticonderoga pencils are great), a white plastic eraser, and a shader. That will work for the entire class.

    Places to find these items locally include LBCC bookstore, Office Max, OSU Bookstore, Fred Myers, etc.

    I prefer heavier (24 lb.) bond paper because it’s smooth, takes pencil very well, erases easily and is a size that fits standard plastic sheet protectors. I collect my drawings in a binder in sheet protectors. I find this is a better option than using a sketchbook, but sketchbooks are fine too.

    If you have artists pencils that are marked with different lead hardness/softness what you should bring are the pencils marked “B,” and “2B.” Avoid the hard engineering pencils marked H, 2H, etc.

    The eraser stick pictured (Tuff Stuff by PaperMate or Sanford) is no longer manufactured under that name. It’s now made by a company called “Factis.” Available from Dick Blick or Utrecht Art supply online and locally from OSU Bookstore (which also has the newer, even smaller eraser stick called “Mono Zero” from Japan.

  • Fun with Watercolors

    Fun with Watercolors


    Krista Hartman
    541-619-9051
    mekkhartman@comcast.net

      

    • Watercolor paints: Indigo, *Ultramarine Blue, *Cadmium Red, *Cadmium Yellow or any Yellow, *Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, *Sap Green, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Yellow Ochre. * items are the only required colors.
    • Small (size 4), Medium (size 8) and Large (size 12) round watercolor brushes.
    • 140 lb. cold press paper watercolor paper. Preferably Arches brand watercolor paper. Either full sheet, pads or block.
    • Pencil and art gum eraser.
    • Foam board (1/2 inch thick) if not using Arches block paper. This is to secure your watercolor paper so that it does not buckle when wet. You can cut the large piece of foam board in half for easier handling.
    • Masking tape or stapler to secure watercolor paper to hard surface.
    • Something for a palette, has to be white, like a top to whip cream or a white plate, not paper.
    • Container for water, cottage cheese container will do.
    • Large trash bag to use as drop cloth.
    • Paper towels, just a few.
    • Small sketch book or plain paper like copy paper for doing sketches.
    • Box, bag or something to put it all in.

    This is the recommended list of supplies. You really only have to have a medium round (6 or 8) watercolor brush, 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, a water container, watercolor paint (preferably at least student quality) pigments listed above, pencil, paper, and erasure. All of the other while recommended can be purchased as you continue in the class if you prefer.

     You may also want to have:

    • Masking fluid
    • Cheap brush to use with masking fluid
    • Small Spray Bottle
    • Sketchbook
    • White gouache or white acrylic paint
    • Folder for handouts
    • Sea sponge
    • Elegant Writer or Pigma Micron, black

    A word about purchasing your watercolor supplies:

    If you are not sure if you will continue doing watercolors or just want to take it slow, I recommend beginning with student grade watercolor supplies. You can always upgrade to artist quality gradually. But it is better to have a few good quality art supplies than many cheap ones.

     Good student grade watercolors are VanGogh found at Hobby Lobby or Cotman found at Michaels. I use mostly Daniel Smith from The Merri Artist.  Windsor Newton is artist quality paint but very expensive. It can be found at Hobby Lobby and Michaels. M Graham is also artist quality paint and can be found at The Frame Shop on First Street as well as Arches paper. Dick Blick, Daniel Smith, and American Journey and many other artist quality brands of watercolor paint are sold online.

    You want to look for brushes that are medium priced and are a blend of natural and synthetic. Michael’s has Cotman and Robert Simmons which are both good quality brushes. I don't know if you can find Princeton or not in Albany or Corvallis, but if you can find Princeton 4050 they are good without being expensive. I know Dick Blick has them online.  I like Silver Black Velvet brushes that you can get online at The Merri Artist. 

     Arches 140 lb. cold press paper is excellent and you can find full sheets as well as pads and blocks at Hobby Lobby either in store or online. You can then cut full sheets down to the size you want, just be careful handling all watercolor paper as your fingers leave oil on the paper and shows up when you paint.

    Hope you find this helpful, but if you have any other questions regarding the class content or supplies, please call or email me. 

    Art Supply Sources

    The Frame House                                               Art Department Inc
    434 W. 1st Ave                                                    254 Commercial St, NE
    Albany, OR  97321                                              Salem, OR 97301
    541-928-7676                                                      503-364-7465

    Michael’s                                                              Hobby Lobby
    Corvallis, OR                                                        Heritage Mall Albany, Oregon

    Fred Meyer’s Albany             

    Oregon Art Supply                                                The Merri Artist
    1020 Pearl St.                                                       421 NE 3rd St
    Eugene, OR  97401                                              McMinnville, OR  97128
    1-866-683-2787                                                    503-472-1684
    www.oregonartsupply.com

     Dick Blick Art Supplies                                          Cheap Joe's Art Stuff
    www.dickblick.com                                             www.cheapjoes.com

     This list is not complete and students are welcome to purchase supplies from any source of their choosing.

  • Realistic Drawing - Corvallis

    Drawing & Painting Studio

    Mark Allison
    541-752-0641

    allisom@q.com

    Mark Allison Smaller

    The items shown here are my favorites but the basic materials can simply be a pencil (standard yellow Ticonderoga pencils are great), a white plastic eraser, and a shader. That will work for the entire class.

    Places to find these items locally include LBCC bookstore, Office Max, OSU Bookstore, Fred Myers, etc.

    I prefer heavier (24 lb.) bond paper because it’s smooth, takes pencil very well, erases easily and is a size that fits standard plastic sheet protectors. I collect my drawings in a binder in sheet protectors. I find this is a better option than using a sketchbook, but sketchbooks are fine too.

    If you have artists pencils that are marked with different lead hardness/softness what you should bring are the pencils marked “B,” and “2B.” Avoid the hard engineering pencils marked H, 2H, etc.

    The eraser stick pictured (Tuff Stuff by PaperMate or Sanford) is no longer manufactured under that name. It’s now made by a company called “Factis.” Available from Dick Blick or Utrecht Art supply online and locally from OSU Bookstore (which also has the newer, even smaller eraser stick called “Mono Zero” from Japan.

  • Watercolor Painting, Beginning - Albany

    Watercolor Painting, Beginning

    Ellen Hansen
    541-730-5470 
    gleehansen@gmail.com

    Supplies

         Watercolor paints (* items are the only required colors):
             Indigo
             *Ultramarine Blue
             *Cadmium Red
             *Cadmium Yellow
             Raw Umber
             Burnt Sienna
             Sap Green
             Alizarin Crimson Hue
             Yellow Ochre
             Chinese White
         Small (size 4), Medium (size 8) and Large (size 12) round watercolor brushes
         140’ cold press paper watercolor paper
         Pencil and art gum eraser
         Foam board if not using Arches block paper. This is to secure your watercolor paper so that it does not buckle when          wet. You will only need this by the 5th class. You can but the large piece of foam board in half for easier handling.
         Masking tape (to secure watercolor paper to hard surface)
         Something for a palette (has to be white, like a top to whip cream or a white plate, not paper)
         Container for water (cottage cheese container will do)
         Large trash bag to use as drop cloth
         Paper towels, just a few
         Small sketchbook or plain paper like copy paper for doing sketches
         Box, bag or something to put it all in.

    This is the recommended list of supplies. 
         A medium round (6 or 8) watercolor brush
         140
     lb cold press watercolor paper
         Water container
         Red, yellow, and blue tube watercolor paint (preferably at least student quality) pigment listed above
         pencil
         paper
         erasure

    All of the other while recommended can be purchased as you continue in the class if you prefer.

    You may also want to have:
         Masking fluid Drinking straw
         Toothbrush Cheap brush to use with masking fluid
         Small Spray Bottle Mask pen
         Sketchbook Mask pick up
         Ruler White gouache or white acrylic paint
         Folder for handouts Sea sponge
         Elegant Writer, black, calligraphy pen Salt

    A word about purchasing your watercolor supplies:
    If you are not sure if you will continue doing watercolors or just want to take it slow, I recommend beginning with student grade watercolor supplies. You can always upgrade to artist quality gradually.

    A good student grade watercolor paper is Strathmore 140 lb cold press paper and you can find that at Hobby Lobby, Fred Meyers and Michaels. You should probably purchase a size about 12" X 15". Good student grade watercolors are VanGogh found at Hobby Lobby or Cotman found at Michaels. You want to look for brushes that are medium priced and are a blend of natural and synthetic. Michael’s has Cotman and Robert Simmons which are both good quality brushes. I don't know if you can find Princeton or not in Albany or Corvallis, but if you can find Princeton 4050 they are good without being expensive. I know Dick Blick has them online.

    If you want artist quality, Arches 140 lb cold press paper is excellent and you can find full sheets at Hobby Lobby. You can then cut these sheets down to the size you want, just be careful handling all watercolor paper as your fingers leave oil on the paper and shows up when you paint.

    Windsor Newton is artist quality paint but very expensive. It can be found at Hobby Lobby and Michaels. M Graham is also artist quality paint and can be found at The Frame Shop on First Street as well as Arches paper.

    Dick Blick, Daniel Smith, and American Journey and many other artist quality brands of watercolor paint are sold online as well as many other brands of paper and brushes.

  • Watercolor Painting, Intermediate - Albany

    Intermediate Watercolor Painting

     

    Kirstin Moore
    541-223-2108

    moorekirstin242@gmail.com

         Watercolor paints (Artist's quality): 
             Alizarin Crimson
             Ultramarine Blue
             Cadmium Red Medium
             Sap Green
             Cadmium Yellow Medium
             Raw Umber
             Burnt Umber
             Burnt Sienna
             Yellow Ochre
             Indigo
    The following brands are examples of.artist's quality: Winsor Newton, Grumbacher artist's quality, Dick Blick artist's quality, Daniel Smith artist's quality, M Graham.

         Small (size 4), Medium (size 8) and Large (size 12) round watercolor brushes and you may choose to have a 1/2" flat 
                and a narrow rigger or script brush
         140' Arches cold press watercolor paper - best purchased as a whole sheet, 22"X30"
         Pencil and white plastic eraser
         Something for a palette that is white, has divisions for paint and wells for mixing and is large enough to use with all of
               your paints and some additional colors
         Large container for water, cottage cheese container will do
         Masking fluid and cheap brush to use with masking fluid
         Very small container with hand soap or dish soap to use with masking fluid brush
         Water misting bottle
         Sea sponge
         Old toothbrush
         Ruler
         Salt
         Folder for handouts
         White acrylic craft paint.
         Large trash bag or plastic table cloth to use as drop cloth
         Paper towels
         Small sketchbook or plain paper like copy paper for doing sketches
         ½" thick foam board to secure your watercolor paper while painting
         1" masking tape or painters tape
         Box, bag or something to put it all in

    Art Supply Sources

    The Frame House                                               Art Department Inc
    434 W. 1st Ave                                                    254 Commercial St, NE
    Albany, OR  97321                                              Salem, OR 97301
    541-928-7676                                                      503-364-7465

    Michael’s                                                              Hobby Lobby
    Corvallis, OR                                                        Heritage Mall
                                                                                  Albany, Oregon

    Fred Meyer’s Corvallis and Albany             

    Oregon Art Supply                                                The Merri Artist
    1020 Pearl St.                                                       421 NE 3rd St
    Eugene, OR  97401                                              McMinnville, OR  97128
    1-866-683-2787                                                    503-472-1684
    www.oregonartsupply.com

     Dick Blick Art Supplies                                          Cheap Joe's Art Stuff
    www.dickblick.com                                             www.cheapjoes.com

  • Watercolor & Water Media Painting, Advanced - Albany
    Watercolor & Water Media Painting, Advanced 

    Ellen Hansen
    541-730-5470
    gleehansen@gmail.com

    Supplies
         Watercolor paints:  * items are the only required colors.
              Indigo
              *Ultramarine Blue
              *Cadmium Red
              *Cadmium Yellow
              Raw Umber
              Burnt Sienna
              Sap Green
              Alizarin Crimson Hue
              Yellow Ochre
              Chinese White

              Small (size 4), Medium (size 8) and Large (size 12) round watercolor brushes
              140’ cold press paper watercolor paper
               Pencil and art gum eraser
               Foam board if not using Arches block paper. This is to secure your watercolor paper so that it does not buckle 
                    when wet. You will only need this by the 5th class. You can but the large piece of foam board in half for easier
                    handling.
              Masking tape to secure watercolor paper to hard surface.
              Something for a palette, has to be white, like a top to whip cream or a white plate, not paper
              Container for water, cottage cheese container will do
              Large trash bag to use as drop cloth
              Paper towels, just a few
              Small sketchbook or plain paper like copy paper for doing sketches
              Box, bag or something to put it all in.

    This is the recommended list of supplies. 
         A medium round (6 or 8) watercolor brush
         140 lb cold press watercolor paper
         Water container
         Red, yellow, and blue tube watercolor paint (preferably at least student quality) pigment listed above
         Pencil
         paper
         Erasure

    All of the other while recommended can be purchased as you continue in the class if you prefer.

    You may also want to have:
         Masking fluid Drinking straw
         Toothbrush Cheap brush to use with masking fluid
         Small Spray Bottle Mask pen
         Sketchbook Mask pick up
         Ruler White gouache or white acrylic paint
         Folder for handouts Sea sponge
         Elegant Writer, black, calligraphy pen Salt

    A word about purchasing your watercolor supplies:
    If you are not sure if you will continue doing watercolors or just want to take it slow, I recommend beginning with student grade watercolor supplies. You can always upgrade to artist quality gradually.

    A good student grade watercolor paper is Strathmore 140 lb cold press paper and you can find that at Hobby Lobby, Fred Meyers and Michaels. You should probably purchase a size about 12" X 15". Good student grade watercolors are VanGogh found at Hobby Lobby or Cotman found at Michaels. You want to look for brushes that are medium priced and are a blend of natural and synthetic. Michael’s has Cotman and Robert Simmons which are both good quality brushes. I don't know if you can find Princeton or not in Albany or Corvallis, but if you can find Princeton 4050 they are good without being expensive. I know Dick Blick has them online.

    If you want artist quality, Arches 140 lb cold press paper is excellent and you can find full sheets at Hobby Lobby. You can then cut these sheets down to the size you want, just be careful handling all watercolor paper as your fingers leave oil on the paper and shows up when you paint.

    Windsor Newton is artist quality paint but very expensive. It can be found at Hobby Lobby and Michaels. M Graham is also artist quality paint and can be found at The Frame Shop on First Street as well as Arches paper.

    Dick Blick, Daniel Smith, and American Journey and many other artist quality brands of watercolor paint are sold online as well as many other brands of paper and brushes.

Computer Skills & Technology:

Keyboard Typing

  • MS Excel Basics

    MS Excel Basics

    Microsoft Excel is essential for any business. This course enables you to learn basic MS Excel skills to manipulate data to produce useful and meaningful information for your business or your clients. You can put what you learn into practice.

     What you will learn:

    • Introduction to the Excel Workbook
    • Manipulation of data
    • Editing and formatting skills
    • Creating and using mathematical formulas to produce meaningful results
    • Working with basic Excel built-in functions to analyze data and perform calculations
    • Constructing charts and graphs in Excel.
    • Fundamentals of data analysis

     Who this course is for:
    If you are new to MS Excel or have limited skills of MS Excel, this course is for you. Step-by-step instructions are used throughout the course. Each session is fun-filled learning experience.                                                                 

    Requirements:
    Some basic computer skills. Bring a flash drive (USB). 5 sessions, 2 hours each.

  • MS Excel for Business Data

    MS Excel for Business Data

    This course helps you to turn data (or information) into better business decisions, which may increase your business productivity. You can put what you learn into practice.

    What you will learn:

    • Methods of data analysis (graphical displays and statistics summaries)
    • Break-even analysis (for a project or business)
    • Using “IF” statements to create business price models
    • What if analysis (for managerial decision making)
    • Solver for finding optimal solutions for business decisions
    • Manipulation of PivotTable

    Who this course is for:
    This course is for you if you want to turn data or ideas into better business decisions, based on statistics. Step-by-step instructions are used throughout the course. Each session is fun-filled learning experience.

     Requirements:
    MS Excel basics. Bring a flash drive (USB). 5 sessions, 2 hours each.

  • Statistics for Business & Economic Data

    Statistics for Business and Economic Data

    This course helps managers and small business owners analyze business and economic data.  You will learn statistical software skills and statistical methods that help you make better business decisions.

    Topics include descriptive statistics: statistical summary, graphical summary;  probability, expected value; and inferential statistics: discrete probability distributions, normal probability distribution, statistics for quality, simple linear regression model, multiple linear regression model, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, and types of errors.

    Requirements:
    Working knowledge of Excel. Participants may also be required to use a more powerful professional statistical software package. Bring a flash drive (USB). 6 sessions, 2 hours each.

    Who this course is for:
    If you are a manager, or a person running a business, this course is for you. Step-by-step instructions are used throughout the course. Each session is fun-filled learning experience.

 Cake Decorating

Food & Drink:

  • Cake Decorating w/Buttercream Frosting - Albany & Lebanon

    Cake Decorating w/Buttercream Frosting

    Cheryl L Hase
    541-738-6338

    cheryl.hase.9705@mail.linnbenton.edu
    ladycscakepan@yahoo.com

    ITEMS FOR EACH CLASS

    Week 1 - Decorate Cookies
         6 un-iced sugar cookies 
         Ready to Use 1 lb. White 
    Decorator Icing
         Tips 3 & 16
         Decorating Bags
         Couplers
         4 Gel food colors

    Week 2 -  Fun is in the Air
         6" 1 layer un-iced cake
         Buttercream Frosting
         Tips 5 & 18
         Decorating 
    Bags
         Coupler
         4 Gel food colors
         3 - 6" & 3 - 8" Cake Circle
         Matching 
    color balloon ribbons

    Week 3 - Flowers in Bloom
         8" 2 layer cake
         Buttercream Frosting
         Tips 3, 16, 
    & 21
         Decorating 
    Bags
         Couplers
         4 Gel food colors
         1 
    - 8" Cake Circle
         1 - 10" Show Plate

    Week 4 - Celebrate with Swirls
         8" 2 layer cake or 6-12 Cup Cakes
         Tips 18 
    & 1M,
         Decorating Bags
         Couplers
         4 Gel 
    food colors
         1 
    - 8" Cake Circle
         1 - 10" Show Plate

    Items to bring for all classes, along with items for each week of class
         Apron
         9" Spatula
         Scissors
         Pencil/ Pen & Paper for notes
         Tape
         Wax Paper
         Toothpicks
         Paper towels & wet ones for clean-ups
         4 - Disposable cups or 4- sm. Mixing bowls
         Gallon size plastic bag for clean-up
         Box or Cake Carrier for transportation of decorated items
         Box or Carrier for all supplies

    Items to buy
    From Michaels, JoAnn, or Other Craft Stores Price May Very Wilton is just one brand name there are others

    Ready to use White Decorator Icing (not store brand, does not hold shape)
         Tip 3
         Tip 5
         Tip 16
         Tip 18
         Tip 21
         Tip 1M
         12 - 12" Disposable Decorating Bags
         Decorating Couplers (pkg. of 4)
         9" Spatula
         Gel Food Colors
         
    611 Cake Circles
         811 Cake Circles
         811 Show Plate
         10" Show Plate

  • Cake Decorating w/Royal Icing - Albany & Lebanon

    Cake Decorating w/Royal Icing

    Cheryl L Hase
    541-738-6338

    cheryl.hase.9705@mail.linnbenton.edu
    ladycscakepan@yahoo.com


    Items to buy
         1 or 2 -- 9” Spatula, long thin metal
         12 -- 12” Disposable Decorating Bags
         Decorating Tips, 2, 3 & 104
         Flower Nail, Metal or Plastic, #7 or #9
         2”x2” Wax Paper Squares, about 25
         4 Couplers, per pkg
         Decorator Brush, Kids water color paint brush is fine
         4 or More, Tinting Colors
         6 Cupcakes or plain sugar cookies
         1 - 16 oz. can of Wilton White Ready to Use Decorator Icing

    Items from home
         Apron
         Scotch Tape
         Two sided tape
         Scissors
         Pencil / Pen
         Paper for notes
         Wax Paper
         Toothpicks
         Paper towels
         Small bottle of water (squeeze bottle recommended)
         4 or more Disposable cups or 4 - ½ cup size plastic mixing bowls
         Gallon size plastic bag for clean-up
         Box for transportation of decorated items
         Box or Carrier for all supplies
         Handy Wipes or Wet Ones

Home & DIY:

  • Quilters Workshop - Sweet Home

    Quartrefoil Quilt

    Bonnie Putnam
    putnamblp@aol.com

     

    Fabric Requirements:
         1 package of precut 10" squares (Layer Cake) or 25 - 10" squares of different fabrics
         3 yards of background fabric
         1/2 yard 4-patch fabric A
         1/2 yard 4-patch fabric B
         2 yards for border and binding

    Other Supplies:
         Sewing Maching - there are machines available tat the high school that you may use if you can't bring yours.
         Rotary cutting supplies - mat, ruler, and cutter
         Basic sewing supplies - thread, extra needles, etc.

    *Since this is a one day class, you will need to precut some of your fabric. Pick up cutting instructions at LBCC Sweet Home Center or email instructor.