Upcoming Fine Art Classes

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Fine Art Department

Linda Ryan

Instructor: Linda Ryan
April 6–9, 2018 (Friday–Monday, 9:30am–4:30pm)

This class is no longer available for registration. For more information, please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Learn the basics of using Liquitex Pouring Medium, a freeing and addictive method to tilt, swirl and create motion-based abstract art. This course was designed to allow students to explore and experiment without fear. All materials provided.

After exploring the basics, students then graduate to intermediate-level pour painting, learning multiple methods of layering to build up imagery and correct composition, flow, or finish issues. Students will explore other pouring and layering methods using GAC800 and Golden High Flow paints, and make and learn about the use of gelskins as well. Many of these methods and materials can be used beyond pour painting.

Each day will include supportive reviews of the previous day’s work, several demonstrations and hands-on pouring and layering by students. The instructor will finish with a lesson and demonstration of Art-Resin, a non-toxic acrylic based resin she uses for protecting pours for shipping to clients or galleries.

Only archival, high-end paints and mediums will be used in this class. The use of silicon, house paint, PV4 or other alternatives will not be taught.

Wear painting clothes – this can get messy.


LINDA RYAN is a San Francisco East Bay artist. Previously known for her abstract figurative work, she has been extensively exploring and developing her own methods with this medium for several years and enjoys spreading her love of the medium amongst her students.

Her work is in collections across the United States and in six countries; she has been honored with over $11,000 in awards and grants, and in 2014 received her district’s Alameda County Arts Commission Arts Leadership Award for her work on behalf of the art community.

Visit Linda Ryan's website

Current MAC Members: $396
Non-members: $440 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: $90. There is no materials list for this class. Please wear painting clothes.


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