Upcoming Fine Art Classes
Fine Art Department
Instructor: Arlene Reiss
This workshop will inspire you to develop your own artistic expression while experimenting with innovative processes and techniques. Attendees will have the opportunity to feel comfortable creating abstract images. They will be guided in exercises that will focus on paint application along with the use of a wide variety of familiar and unfamiliar materials and tools. There will be short demonstrations of painting intuitively, while leaving the majority of time for students to work independently while receiving much individual guidance.
Join us as we experiment, explore and enjoy the world of expressive abstract painting. This is a fun and productive class. Open to all levels. Some painting experience recommended.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Being much inspired by her environment she became a plein air pastel artist. After exhibiting and selling that work for many years, she took two years off from gallery exhibiting to delve into more personal work and has continued to work as an intuitive artist since that time. For the last 20 plus years her work is intuitively based and primarily abstract. She continues to explore a variety of mediums with much focus on acrylic, mixed media and collage. Living on the Mendocino Coast and spending part of the year on the Pacific Coast of Mexico she is very influenced by the colors and forms of the natural environment.
“It’s fascinating and mysterious that by making marks on paper a reality is created that never existed before. As I paint I become engaged in a dialogue with the piece; surprises happen, moods change and colors demand to be used. A relationship is created than can be immensely frustrating and sublimely satisfying, that has a depth reached by perseverance.”
Arlene’s work is in national and international collections. She is a founding and current member of Partner’s Gallery, in Fort Bragg, CA. She is the former Fine Art Coordinator of the Mendocino Art center.
TUITION & FEES
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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