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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Yon Regan

Yon Regan

Yon Regan

Yon Regan

Yon Regan


Instructor: Yon Regan
July 10–13, 2017 (Monday–Thursday, 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


This portrait sculpting class includes lectures on anatomy, emphasizing bone structure and discussions and demonstrations on expression, age, gender and ethnic differences. Four days of intensive work are spent sculpting several portraits in water-based clay with step-by-step instruction. Morning instruction time is used for doing rapid exercises and studies of specific features. Students will work from live models in the afternoon. All classes are taught exclusively by Yon Regan. Appropriate clay is included and tools needed for this workshop will be available for the student’s use.


WILLIAM YONDERS (YON) REGAN is an award winning sculptor whose works are considered emotionally compelling and whose commissioned portraits become family heirlooms. Under the guidance of his parents, he was exposed to a wide variety of both visual and performance art from an early age. In addition to creating visual works, he has sung in operas, plays two instruments and performed on TV.

His grounding in sculpture began in the classical method while studying at University in France. Needless-to-say, direct and daily exposure to the works of Rodin, Bernini, Michelangelo, Lombardo, Donatello and others has had a strong influence on his figurative works. As a tribute to great sculptors of the past, he has even named his favorite calipers in their honor. “Whenever in doubt, I simply consult with Bernini.”

While his central passion will always be his bronze figurative works and terra cotta busts, on occasion he has been called upon to create works that are three-dimensional abstracts in a variety of materials. He has also been called upon to use his understanding of how we as people move in and occupy space to design custom homes, communities and even a retreat center.

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Current MAC Members: $405
Non-members: $450 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.

Modeling fee is included in the tuition.

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