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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 28–31, 2020 (Thursday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

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707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


With spring in the air lets 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.


Award winning international artist/author/instructor, BIRGIT O’CONNOR is known for her unique teaching abilities and her bold floral designs. She is a top selling artist for North Light books, with her current titles Paint Watercolor Flowers 2018, Watercolor in Motion 2009 and Watercolor Essentials 2010.

Along with her books she has also been included in three other book titles and has been included in over 60 other national and international publications including Dobry Zank (publication in Poland), L'Art de l'Aquarelle in France, Artist Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine in the United States. Memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Woman, and is a signature member of LWS and CWA. She has had numerous one-woman shows including in Hong Kong.

Aside from traveling and teaching Birgit has now developed new e-courses that are available in non-interactive and interactive sessions which allow students to connect with her personally and navigate through the challenging medium of watercolor to find their own creativity, build confidence and be successful.

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Current MAC Members: $432
Non-members: $480 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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