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Linda Cloonan

Linda Cloonan

Linda Cloonan

Linda Cloonan

Instructor: Linda Cloonan
September 6–8, 2019 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am-4:30pm)
All levels

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In this three-day workshop we will explore the use of gel mediums as a source of creating texture and dimension in our watercolor paintings. We will be using 300lb watercolor paper and crescent board as our base surface, while incorporating the techniques of pouring, spraying, & glazing to create surface interest. New students will create sample boards that they can take with them for later reference. Returning students should bring their sample boards with them. We will explore using the gel mediums to create textured surfaces that translate into walls and brickwork, to rocks and to bark.Students have the freedom to approach the work from a realistic or abstract perspective.


LINDA CLOONAN is a native California artist and writer. Her work has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. Her articles have been published in Mendocino Arts magazine, among others. She is a longstanding member and recent award winner of both the California Watercolor Association and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Her work is held as part of the permanent collection of Levi Strauss & Co. as well as the Hotel Bristol in Sorrento, Italy. Her photographs have been published in Italia Magazine, the front page of the Mendocino Beacon, and were prominently featured in the Walnut Creek 100 year Centennial Brochure. Her first book of paintings and photos, My Summer of La Dolce Vita, was published in 2012 and depicts her journey through Italy. In 2016 she left behind a 35-year career in apparel design, pattern making and product development to pursue her art full time.

Her current visual work explores the storyline of meditative and reflective places depicted with mood provoking use of light and shadow.

Visit Linda Cloonan's website

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.

Instructor materials fee: $30. Instructor will provide a kit for pouring, storing and spraying your paints. Additionally there will be sampler gel mediums for students to create sample boards for later reference.

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$390: Non-member tuition price (includes a $45 registration fee)
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