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Fine Art Department

Carolyn Lord

Carolyn Lord

Carolyn Lord

Carolyn Lord

Carolyn Lord

Carolyn Lord

Instructor: Carolyn Lord
August 25–27, 2017 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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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


Carolyn Lord’s students will spend the first day of the workshop in the studio-classroom, preparing for two days of outdoor garden painting. Discussions will cover drawing, silhouettes, division between light and shadow, organizing a palette, and demonstrations of her idiosyncratic approach to watercolor painting in the garden. Rainy weather may effect the schedule. This workshop is open to all levels.


CAROLYN LORD was introduced to the California Regionalist watercolor tradition by James Green (1911-2005) while attending Principia College in Illinois. During and after college she attended workshops with other watercolorists including Millard Sheets and George Post. Lord’s works has been featured in American Artists, U.S. Art, Watercolor Artists, Plein Air, and Southwest Art. She has participated in plein air events in Carmel, Laguna Beach, San Luis Obispo, Sonoma, and the Mendocino Art Center’s Mendocino Open Paint Out.

In Northern California, her paintings are on exhibit at the Calabi Gallery in Santa Rosa and Nancy Dodd’s Gallery in Carmel. Carolyn Lord is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and a Signature Artist Member of the California Art Club. She has taught at Carmel Visual Arts, Mendocino Art Center and Scottsdale Artists’ School.

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Current MAC Members: $310
Non-members: $345 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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