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Fine Art Department

Phawnda Moore

Phawnda Moore

Phawnda Moore

Phawnda Moore

Phawnda Moore

Phawnda Moore

Instructor: Phawnda Moore
November 4–5, 2017 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30–4:30pm)
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


What makes a great design? Knowing the basic principles empowers you when creating cards and graphic gifts. In this class you’ll see Phawnda’s helpful demos from concept to completion using techniques in watercolor and inks. Of course, for the holidays we’ll add a few touches of sparkle and bling!

She will also have a wide variety of loaner stamps, inks, metallics and stencils in themes of nature. You’ll learn how to use traditional design principles with watermedia for making original cards or, if you prefer, focus on a single master design to print copies for later.

We’ll also explore simple hand lettering alphabets for card messages and coordination of envelope design.

As partners in art’s mysteries, you’ll gain satisfaction by learning how to turn mistakes into masterpieces. Create work you’ll be happy to share to encourage and inspire.

This class is for all levels of art experience.


PHAWNDA MOORE is a professional calligrapher and nationally-recognized designer and artist who has designed cards personally and professionally for decades.

She has a degree in English, a certificate in graphic design from UC Davis, and studies with master calligraphers. “In art, there's always something new to learn, explore, and pass on. It’s my pleasure to be a part of others’ dreams, challenges and successes."

Phawnda is a writer at EmptyEasel.com. She also contributes art and articles to three calligraphic societies’ publications as well as Letter Arts Review and Bound & Lettered. She was selected to design a licensed alphabet for Chameleon Art Products in 2015.

She previously held the position of editor/designer for the Chancellor’s Office California Community Colleges, Office of Communications.

Phawnda teaches often throughout the state. Her creative, interactive workshops blend modern tools with traditional design principles.

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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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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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