Deena S. Ball

Deena S. Ball

Deena S. Ball

Deena S. Ball

Instructor: Deena S. Ball

September 15, 22, 29 & October 6, 2020
(Tuesdays, 10am–12pm PDT)
Structure of Class: 4 two-hour Zoom sessions


Registration deadline: September 9, 2020

Deena S. Ball is also teaching Crash Course Saturday – Absolute Beginner Watercolor, September 5

Registration for this class has ended. Please call the Mendocino Art Center for more information:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Learn to paint with watercolor in a logical, step-by-step manner through this introductory course. Learn why this versatile mixture of pigment and water is so enticing and how easy it is to express yourself. Class will cover topics such as value and color relationships, composition and many of the technical aspects of painting in watercolor. There will be in class painting exercises, discussions and demonstrations, and introductions to all the ways watercolor is being used today. Students will receive a PDF “workbook” to enhance their online experience.


DEENA S. BALL is a nationally renowned landscape painter known for her innovative use of watercolor in combination with a textured ground and specialized surfaces. She received her BA in Art history and Studio Art from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and continued her studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art and Tyler School of Art. Deena’s work is exhibited extensively throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, and can be found in issues of Watercolor Artist and the annual publications of the watercolor book, Splash. Deena’s work is primarily landscapes with many of her paintings done on location outside.

She is a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Philadelphia Water Color Society, where she has served as both a board member and the society President. Deena is also a state juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and one of the founding members of the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen. Deena is a co-founder of the non-profit organization LandArt Events which promotes land conservation awareness through plein air painting.

Deena maintains an active career as a teaching artist both for adults and children. She teaches at her studio, and at Wayne Art Center and Community Arts Center on a regular basis. In addition, She has taught numerous workshops, done demos and acted as a juror for various arts organizations throughout the country.

Deena has been an artist in residence at the Please Touch Museum, Erdenheim School, Istanbul International School, Chester Charter School for the Arts and was the founding art teacher at the St. James School in Philadelphia.

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Current MAC Members: $202
Non-members: $225 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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