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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
July 25–28, 2016 (Monday–Thursday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

To register for this class, please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Let's paint the dramatic pounding waves and still water of the local rivers and harbor of the Pacific Coast. Learn how a simple brushstroke and the way you hold the brush can create the effects you are looking for. In addition, using some of the same techniques, we will paint clouds and large atmospheric skies. Demonstrations will include wetlands, wind blown water, and wet sand reflections. Birgit will have reference material available or bring your own photos. Start small, then increase your painting size to half sheet or larger. Most important let's have fun. All levels.


BIRGIT O’CONNOR is a sought after, self-taught international artist and instructor, known for her original art and inspirational teaching style. She has won numerous national and international awards and is a signature member of LWS & CWA, among other memberships including Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Woman. She has written two books published by North Light publications Watercolor in Motion and Watercolor Essentials and has been included in over 40 national and international publications. Her most current publications being INK in New Mexico, Florida, Dobry Zank (publication in Poland), L'Art de l'Aquarelle in France, Artist Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine in the United States.

Birgit has developed numerous successful instructional online and DVD programs to help students find their own creativity and find their confidence within the difficult medium of watercolor. Programs are available online through artistsnetwork.tv, Creative Catalyst, YouTube and her own website.

Visit Birgit O'Connor's website

Current MAC Members: $414
Non-members: $460 plus a $25 non-member registration fee

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