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Jacqueline Sullivan

Jacqueline Sullivan

Jacqueline Sullivan

Jacqueline Sullivan

Jacqueline Sullivan

Instructor: Jacqueline Sullivan
August 14–18, 2017 (Monday–Friday, 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


In this workshop we explore the idea that the “Muse finds you working.” Working in a series of small abstract paintings on paper, we will work quickly for the first couple of days, cranking out small series of paintings. Using acrylic paints, collage, and drawing media, we will work in multiples based on specific guidelines and examples. The speed of working will force us into working intuitively without putting two much thought into the work. Each series will develop from a given theme or technique that the instructor will present before the series is started.

To some, working quickly and intuitively can be intimidating. But working this way, without the pressure of producing a finished work can often free up the creative muse and break throughs will happen. Working in series gives your art practice focus and momentum; rather than face the blank canvas with too many possibilities to choose from, the parameters of a series create clarity of a starting point. Get un-stuck by working in multiples.

As the week progresses, you will work more independently, in a larger format and develop your choice of the small sketches into larger finished works.


JACQUELINE SULLIVAN is a mixed media, acrylic, book and calligraphic artist. She is well known for her pieces that experiment with texture, layers, paint, unusual materials, calligraphic marks and words.

Jacqueline's work has been shown nationwide in galleries and juried art fairs. She has a degree in graphic design and worked for many years as a publication and advertising designer.

For over 30 years Jacqueline has also been a teaching artist. She has taught workshops and weeklong classes for art retreats and art and calligraphy guilds in the US and Canada. She has served as faculty for several International Calligraphy Conferences.

Jacqueline has published technique articles in Somerset Studio, Cloth Paper Scissors, Pages, and Astarte’s Mega-Zine. She was honored as the cover artist interviewed for the Winter 2012 issue of Alphabet. Jacqueline has a best-selling DVD, Acrylics: Textures, Layers, and Metallics – published by Creative Catalyst Productions. Jacqueline's work "Energy Emerging" will be published by Northlight in Acrylic Works 4 • 2017. Jacqueline is pleased to be one of a handful of Golden Certified Artist Educators for the Golden Paint Company.

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Current MAC Members: $517
Non-members: $575 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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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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