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Fine Art Department

Bonni Carver

Bonni Carver

Bonni Carver

Bonni Carver

Bonni Carver

Bonni Carver

Instructor: Bonni Carver

June 1–2, 2019 (Saturday–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


Watercolor and pen and ink are the perfect portable media through which any place or setting can become a springboard for a creative sketch. An illustrated record of travels and seasons, sketching allows for a window into the moment. Bonni will demonstrate her facility with different approaches to sketching by melding water-soluble ink with watercolor paint and producing dynamic results. Discover the power of the imperfect line and how a simple blush of color can convey so much! Bonni will demonstrate simple ways to launch into using pen and ink for the novice. This plein air class will sketch at different venues in and around Mendocino beginning at the Mendocino Art Center. All levels are welcome.


BONNIE CARVER’s plein air work fuses her experience with both pen and ink sketching, and watercolor painting. Painting and sketching in Europe for a year was instrumental in developing a love for these skills. Attending Charles Reid's workshops have greatly influenced her technique as well. She has taught watercolor and sketching for over 25 years through the Santa Cruz Art League, Cabrillo College, Gavilan College and on international cruises. She's also led her own workshops in the Santa Cruz area, in Malibu, at Mission San Antonio dePadua and in San Miguel d'Allende, Mexico. A perennial participate in Santa Cruz's Open Studios, her work has been displayed at the Triton Museum, Artisan's Gallery in Santa Cruz, and in Carmel. She is a member of the Pajaro Valley Arts Council.

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Current MAC Members: $207
Non-members: $230 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.

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