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Fine Art Department

Patricia Martin Osborne

Patricia Martin Osborne

Instructor: Patricia Martin Osborne
March 16–18, 2018 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels (some experience helpful)


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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


This fun filled motivational class will inspire you to explore and loosen up your painting style. Demonstrations will include many watercolor secrets and texture techniques. By working through a series of step-by-step demonstrations, you’ll gain a practical understanding of how to bring excitement to landscapes, flowers, and many more subjects. Patricia shares her special ways of working – including the way she uses a palette knife to create texture. The real emphasis is on each individual expression and development of your own painting style.

Patricia will demonstrate some great tricks: how to sketch the design, how to simplify, how to set up rhythms, how to use “broken color” to create visual interest and movement. All levels. Some experience helpful.


PATRICIA MARTIN OSBORNE is a national award-winning artist who has received wide acclaim for her watercolor and mixed media work in both impressionistic and abstract form. Her work can be seen in many art books, including The Artistic Touch 4, featuring 120 of the best artists in the United States. She has been teaching at the Mendocino Art Center for over 22 years. Patricia studied at CCAC, Oakland and San Jose State University as well as with many prominent artists. 

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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: $15

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