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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 31–August 4, 2017 (Monday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL! To be placed on the waiting list, please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


For part of the time of this workshop, lets go on site for a little sketching and to be inspired by the land and sea. You can take pictures, sketch and then bring visuals back to the studio and proceed to develop paintings. I will guide you in minimizing detail, and in creating colorful landscapes, and/or scenes of mysterious fog and mist swirling through the coastal headlands, crashing waves, or perhaps serene beaches, including Noyo Harbor. Evoke intrigue in your paintings and learn to use so-called mistakes to your advantage. You will start to see landscapes in a whole new way. You will receive much individual attention  All levels welcome.


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. Her current titles are Watercolor in Motion and Watercolor Essentials, with her third book to be released in 2017. Along with her own books she has been included in three other book titles, and over 40 national and international publications. Her most current publications include 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. Memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Women and is a signature member of LWS & CWA. Birgit owns her own online school and has developed numerous courses successful to help students find their own creativity and build confidence and navigate through the challenging medium of watercolor.

Visit Birgit O'Connor's website

How to Paint Moving Water in Watercolor

Other video selections by Birgit O'Connor

Painting a Barn in Watercolor

Watercolor: Keep it Simple

Watercolor: Waves, Water & Clouds

Wind Blown Water in Watercolor

Current MAC Members: $517
Non-members: $575 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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