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Fine Art Department

Jennifer Evenhus

Jennifer Evenhus

Jennifer Evenhus

Jennifer Evenhus

Jennifer Evenhus

Jennifer Evenhus

Instructor: Jennifer Evenhus

October 27–29, 2017 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels (beginners should have some basic knowledge/experience with pastels by the time the class begins)


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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


We will throw perfection out the window, giving us permission to use simplification, bold strokes, exaggeration and mark-making as we explore shapes, space and color in this intense and fun three-day workshop taught by PSA Master Pastelist, Jennifer Evenhus. Our focus will be “Less is More” – the more you limit yourself, the more creative and innovative you become. Fewer choices frees the mind to concentrate on the essentials – DESIGN, VALUE, COLOR, MOVEMENT and EDGES.

Students will work from landscape AND earthscape photos provided by the instructor, from their own photo reference, and still life/floral objects. Weather permitting, we’ll do some plein air sketching. Along with a good variety of soft and hard pastels, and good sanded pastel paper, other materials like ink, markers, brushes and graphite will be used. We will use contemporary impressionist, expressionist, and abstract styles as we explore shapes, composition, positive and negative space, bold vs. neutral color and mark-making.

There will be challenging exercises, instructor demos, one-on-one coaching, critiques, discussions, and painting throughout this workshop with PSA Master Pastelist Jennifer Evenhus. Come with an open mind and a willing spirit!


JENNIFER EVENHUS is naturally drawn to patterns, shapes, and movement found in nature and everyday experiences, capturing their essence with simplification and exaggeration in contemporary impressionist and abstract paintings.

Jennifer’s work is known for its dynamic composition, bold use of color, and confident application of pastels.

Jennifer is an established national workshop instructor and show judge and is well known for her 10-minute pastel paintings, an exercise her students learn to love!

Jennifer exhibits in several national juried exhibits each year and was featured in the Pastel Journal August 2016 issue with a cover and 10-page spread featuring her florals. Jennifer holds the designations IAPS-MC, PSA-MP, NPS-DP, and PSWC.

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Current MAC Members: $310
Non-members: $345 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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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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