Upcoming Fine Art Classes
Fine Art Department
Instructor: Larry Stefl
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
His recent work in mixed media collage and monotype is from the “Brazil Series.” They are influenced by study trips to Brazil, where he has integrated the playful rhythms and colors of the Afro-Brazilian culture. A rich layering process and gestural mark making are a primary focus in creating these colorful, vibrant and rhythmical improvisations. He often uses monotype processes with a press to begin and moves towards mixed media with the addition of collage elements. The work has evolved into the “Boa Vista Series” which means good view in Portuguese and is a metaphor for a favorite area in Salvador, Brazil. He is also influenced by an interest in Zen and travels to Japan, Nepal and Bali. As a jazz guitarist, his art is influenced by a lyrical quality and improvisation in his working process.
Larry is the recipient of numerous grants, awards and honors. He received the Fund for Artists Arts Teacher Fellowship (FFAATF) Program award for $5,000 at the East Bay Community Foundation in 2007. Grants awarded include the LEF Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Michael Jordan Foundation and the Berkeley Public Education Foundation. In 2003, he served as Chair of the Pacific Rim Sculptors Group organizing “Tribute Programs” for sculptors Peter Voulkos and Sidney Gordin at the Richmond Art Center. He was invited to participate in a “Cultural Exchange Program” in Paris, France, with artist Raymond Saunders in conjunction with the California College of Art Summer Intensive in 2000. The California Art Education Association Northern Area awarded him the “Golden Apple Award” in 1998 for Outstanding Service in Art Education.
Larry has served as an Art Educator at Berkeley City College, Laney College and the National Institute of Art and Disabilities. He is currently an Art Instructor with Martin Luther King Middle School in Berkeley, CA, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Berkeley Art Center. He maintains his studio in Oakland and provides workshop sessions for artists to explore innovative printmaking in “Monotype Sessions.” Larry is also a jazz guitarist/composer who has produced his own CD “Bahia Chant” of original compositions inspired from Brazil.
TUITION & FEES
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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