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Fine Art Department

Linda Cloonan

Linda Cloonan

Linda Cloonan

Linda Cloonan

Linda Cloonan

Instructor: Linda Cloonan
April 5–7, 2019 (Friday–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


In this three-day class, we will explore the use of a limited palette as a way to create clear, clean colors in our paintings through the technique of pouring. Pouring can be used exclusively or in combination with glazing. We will explore examples of each. With a 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. Her work has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. Her articles have been published in Mendocino Arts Magazine, among others. 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. In 2016 she left behind a 35-year career in apparel design, pattern making and product development to pursue her art full time.

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

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: $30 (Pouring kits includes: Pouring cups (6), spray bottles (4; 1 for water and 3 for the RBY), "Keep" bottles and outs, pipettes.)

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