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Erin Dertner

Erin Dertner

Erin Dertner

Instructor: Erin Dertner
PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING
November 4–5, 2017 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
F17FA510
All levels

 

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You may register online until two weeks prior to class start date. After that date, please call the registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION
Oils have texture, sumptuous color and blend beautifully. They are forgivable by nature which makes for a more relaxed painting experience. Prepare to enjoy this three-day workshop which will start with Erin quickly doing small demonstrations where you will learn volumes about paint application, nuances of value and color, and telling the best story using the fewest elements. You will learn to shift your thinking from “Foreground, Middle Ground and Background” to “Shapes, Values and Edges,” while enjoying Erin’s lighthearted manner and way of seeing in full spectrum color.

Feel free to work with a brush or palette knife, but Erin will emphasize the knife in this workshop. One-on-one interaction is of utmost importance and critiquing will take place throughout the day on an individual basis. The workshop will close with a time of gathering together to view the work as a group and to share various highlights of the experience.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Born in 1957, ERIN DERTNER’s career began under her mother’s tutelage and has continued through the summer workshop format over the past 32 years with the Mendocino Art Center being her first. She has also enjoyed many teaching opportunities both here and abroad and watercolors, oils and acrylics have all made their way into her satchel. Her current focus is light infused impressionistic oil landscapes when she can portray the cool shadows of the early morning or those that fall long and warm in the evening. Many of her pieces have been accepted and awarded in a variety of juried exhibitions over the years, and she has a keen eye for choosing award winning paintings when called upon to judge art competitions. She has been exhibiting in galleries for the past 30 years and original works are represented in Mendocino, Carmel, St. Helena, Ojai, Sacramento, Lahaina and Boulder, as well as in her own gallery and frame shop in Fort Bragg, and is also widely used on a variety of gift items from woven wall tapestries to serving trays and note cards. According to Erin, “There is no better life than to study the world with paintbrush in hand and a heart full of love and gratitude.”


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TUITION & FEES
Current MAC Members: $207
Non-members: $230 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.


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