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Fine Art Department

Arlene Reiss

Arlene Reiss

Arlene Reiss

Instructor: Arlene Reiss
April 27–28, 2019 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels (some painting experience recommended)


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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


This workshop is an invitation to explore the land of expressive abstract painting. We will go beyond representational forms and bring into being personal original visions, while working in such a way that we will generate feelings of expansion and freedom.

This workshop will inspire you to develop your own artistic expression while experimenting with innovative processes and techniques. Attendees will have the opportunity to feel comfortable creating abstract images. They will be guided in exercises that will focus on paint application along with the use of a wide variety of familiar and unfamiliar materials and tools. There will be short demonstrations of painting intuitively, while leaving the majority of time for students to work independently while receiving much individual guidance. Returning students are welcome, as we will cover some new territory.

Join us as we experiment, explore and enjoy the world of expressive abstract painting. This is a fun and productive class.

Open to all levels. Some painting experience recommended.


ARLENE REISS has been an exhibiting artist for over 40 years. Her work is abstract and intuitively based. She is a founding partner and currently exhibiting member of Partners Gallery in Fort Bragg, CA. She was the Fine Art Coordinator of the Mendocino Art Center for five years, and is a Board Member of Art Explorers, an art organization for developmentally disabled adults. Arlene works with artists individually as well as doing group workshops.

Visit Arlene Reiss' website

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.

Instructor materials fee: $10 (see materials list for the materials provided)

Materials List


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