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Fine Art Department

Caitlin Dundon

Caitlin Dundon

Caitlin Dundon

Caitlin Dundon

Caitlin Dundon

Caitlin Dundon

Instructor: Caitlin Dundon
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



Join mixed media artist Caitlin Dundon for a fabulous, energizing and inspirational three-day workshop! We will start with the basics of your background substrate starting with collage versus painted and gessoed backgrounds. Work on watercolor paper or bring your favorite canvas or wood panels. The workshop will cover the basics of simple collage using acrylic soft gels and a variety of papers working with the “put a bird on it” theme or students can choose to work with abstract imagery or another theme of their choosing. We will explore image collage working with silhouettes, color Xeroxed/magazine imagery and painted imagery. Then we will discover the magic of layering in mixed media using acrylic painting techniques, stamping, stenciling and more, including:

• Gesso washes
• Sgraffito and mark making
• Using non brush wedges/tools for painting
• Acrylic soft gel collage
• Tinted gels
• Rubber stamping with gesso, paint and permanent stamp pads
• Stenciling with paint and gesso
• Reverse stenciling
• Stamped and collaged papers
• Crackle gel
• Color glazing
• Hand lettering, stamped and collaged lettering

Students will benefit from daily handouts and critiques with helpful tips for individual problem solving for layout, color and texture. Finally the class will review a variety of drawing/ink pens/brush pens, Slimline applicators and fine brushes for adding details like outlines, line work and lettering including dip calligraphy pens, Pitt pens/Microns, China Markers and Golden high flow paint.


CAITLIN DUNDON is a mixed media artist and professional calligrapher with over 20 years of experience. She teaches at mixed media and calligraphy conferences throughout the United States and Canada and has taught at Art & Soul Mixed Media Retreats, Art Unraveled, Art is You, Letters of Joy and Ghost Ranch. She has written numerous articles for Somerset Studio, a popular mixed media magazine, as well as having her art featured in their magazine and blog. She has also been selected for publication in the international calligraphy publication Letter Arts Magazine. More of her work can be seen in her books, Brave Spirit: Inspirational Quotes on Following Your Dreams Calligraphy Postcards and The Painted Word: Mixed Media Painting Techniques (Schiffer Publishing). Her art has also been licensed for printing and manufacturing and has been sold at Target, Wal-Mart and Kohl's.

Visit Caitlin Dundon'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: $10 (includes instructional handouts, assorted collage papers, color Xeroxes of birds, use of additional colors of acrylic paints, black gesso, acrylic glazing liquid, crackle gel, carbon black high flow paints, FW white acrylic ink, Dixie cups/paper plates, graphite transfer paper, tracing paper).

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