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Erika Perloff

Erika Perloff

Erika Perloff

Erika Perloff

Erika Perloff

Erika Perloff

Erika Perloff

Instructor: Erika Perloff
September 9–10, 2017 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–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


Come paint the stunning Mendocino coastline with soft pastels. Each day will begin with short exercises and demonstrations in the studio before we head out to various locations. We’ll focus on setting up for success by creating strong value studies and working with under-painting to keep pastel color fresh. To take advantage of the local scenery and fall light we’ll work late into the afternoon, so be prepared for two long but fulfilling days, with lots of personal attention. Bring a spirit of adventure and a sense of humor! Suitable for beginning to intermediate students.


ERIKA PERLOFF is a landscape painter based in Santa Cruz, California. She attributes her love of the landscape to her background in biology and natural history and years working as an outdoor educator, park ranger, and naturalist. Her unique perspective as a plein air painter combines her knowledge of the flora and fauna with her love of painting. Erika has been fortunate to study with some of the world’s preeminent pastel and oil painters, and has been teaching art to adults and children for many years. She particularly enjoys working en plein air, and helping students learn to paint what they see from their own artistic viewpoint. Her work hangs in many private collections and public spaces and her award winning paintings are shown in galleries, juried shows and solo exhibits.

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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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