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Fine Art Department

Maeve Croghan

Maeve Croghan

Maeve Croghan

Maeve Croghan

Maeve Croghan

Instructor: Maeve Croghan
October 24–25, 2015 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels (some painting experience recommended)

This class is no longer available for registration. For more information, please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar at 707.937.5818 x10.


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Class Description
Explore the essence of nature in paint. Learn how to choose a dynamic subject in nature to make soulful and powerful paintings. Painting in oil or acrylic en plein air, we will explore how using intense color, bold shapes and strong value contribute to making strong and dynamic nature paintings. We will work on location, beginning a different painting or two each day. Maeve will demonstrate her plein air painting technique set up, and give guidance to each painter throughout the day as they paint their subject. If time allows, students may begin more paintings each day. Maeve’s easy and encouraging teaching style gives each student confidence to successfully begin and work through their paintings, producing strong and beautiful work.
Some painting experience recommended.


About the Instructor
MAEVE CROGHAN has been painting since she was 15. She studied at the San Francisco Art Institute (BFA program) for many years, as well the Portland Museum College. She has a BA from New College of California in Art and Education. Her paintings are featured on the wine labels of Castoro Cellars from Paso Robles, California. Maeve’s paintings have been chosen for multiple editions of the juried books, ART of Northern California and American Art Collector, as well the Studio Visit art journal. She has also been the recipient of many prestigious juried awards. Her paintings have been shown in many galleries around the country and in museum showings in Alaska, California, Oregon, New Mexico, Michigan and Japan. Her paintings are in collections throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and Mexico.


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