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Fine Art Department

Linda Cloonan

Linda Cloonan
Example of Progressive Pour approach

Linda Cloonan
Example of Direct Pour approach

Instructor: Linda Cloonan
April 27–29, 2018 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels (some experience helpful)

Linda Cloonan will also be teaching:
Textural Abstracts in Watercolor, April 20–22

This class is currently full. To be placed on the waiting list, please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


In this three-day class, we will explore the use of a limited three-color palette as a way to create clear, clean colors in our paintings through the technique of pouring. Two different approaches will be demonstrated. We will focus on creating realism through the successful use of value and composition, students will create exciting vibrant paintings and walk away with a better understanding of the magic that presents when good planning meets spontaneity.


LINDA CLOONAN is a native California artist and writer with a 35-year background in apparel design, patternmaking and product development. 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.

Her paintings are currently represented by Valley Gallery, Walnut Creek; Northcoast Artists Gallery, Fort Bragg; and the Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino. 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

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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: $20

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