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Ann McMillan

Ann McMillan

Ann McMillan

Ann McMillan

Ann McMillan

Instructor: Ann McMillan
April 22–24, 2016 (Friday–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


Join Ann in focusing on confident and authentic plein air and studio landscape work. The class will address solid compositions and clean color harmonies. We will work on taking plein air work larger, bolder and farther, by working large in the field and working with sketches to create scaled up work in the studio.

The class is open to all levels, and to students working in pastel as well as oil, although there will be a fair bit of teaching about keeping color mixes clean in oil paint.


As a fourth-generation Californian, ANN McMILLAN focuses on recording the scenes she loves: Her art reflects her appreciation of the outdoors as well as her knowledge of the natural history of California. She started plein air painting while completing a conservation biology degree at UCSC and still occasionally paints on the land that has been in her family since 1852.

In addition to her plein air work and studio practice, Ann works to clarify the drawing and painting problems that beset painters and artists. Her teaching focuses on authentic and spontaneous painting supported by observation, accurate drawing, clean color mixes and good design. In her workshops you will learn to cope with light, weather and wind, as well as learning to represent the world with clarity.

Ann loves to paint in places where sky, sea and land come together in rich and interesting ways; Point Lobos, Big Sur, and Mendocino are favorite painting locations. Recent work explores abstraction and design that has grown out of outdoor studies.

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Current MAC Members: $310
Non-members: $345 plus a $25 non-member registration fee

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