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Fine Art Department

Birgit O'Connor

Birgit O'Connor

Birgit O'Connor

Birgit O'Connor

Birgit O'Connor

Instructor: Birgit O’Connor
May 16–19, 2019 (Thursday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

ONLY ONE SPACE AVAILABLE! To register for the clsss, please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


With spring in the air let’s focus on large dramatic colorful flowers. Bring your own reference material or follow along with the provided sketches. As an instructor my goal is to help you simplify the composition and expand your skills in watercolor. The painting size we’ll be working on will range from a half to full sheet paintings. The composition choice will be determined by the class skill level. Release your fears, expand your confidence and grow as an artist. Create large washes of color, layer color, understand values a little better and how to get the depth in the painting that you want.


BIRGIT O’CONNOR is an award winning international artist, judge, juror and author of top-selling books by North Light books, Paint Flowers in Watercolor, Watercolor in Motion, and Watercolor Essentials. She has been included in three other book titles and over 60 national and international publications, including The New York Times, SF Gate, Artist Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine, INK, Dobry Aznk (publication in Poland), L’Art de l’ Aquarelle in France. Memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Women and she is a Signature member of LWS & CWA.

Known for her original art and inspirational teaching style, Birgit has developed numerous successful online courses and DVD Programs to help students find their way to their creativity and build confidence within the difficult medium of watercolor.

Visit Birgit O'Connor's website

Current MAC Members: $414
Non-members: $460 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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