Upcoming Fine Art Classes
Fine Art Department
Instructor: Sara Post
We’ll use oil paint, cold wax, pigment sticks, graphite, solvents and powdered pigments, applied with unconventional tools: brayers, palette knives, wide brushes, scrapers, incising tools and handmade stencils to develop textures, lines, marks and color fields. Working in layers by adding and subtracting materials, makes each artist a change agent, working with processes that mirror deposition and erosion found in nature. Exploratory exercises nurture each student’s personal art language. Applying that language to multiple pieces during the workshop, allows students to create a small body of work.
PowerPoint presentations and discussions of contemporary painting supply creative groundwork. Individual feedback helps each student develop ideas for both work in class and continuing practice in his/her own studio.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Paint is a transformational material – combined with the translucence of wax it makes a beautiful medium for recording and communicating experience. Abstraction creates space to see and feel the big picture.
Sara studied painting at Southern Methodist University and earned a Master’s degree in ceramics from Northern Arizona University. She has been a practicing artist since 1981, winning national acclaim for her glaze painted ceramic wall works. She began working with oil and cold wax mixed media in 2010, studying with Rebecca Crowell and Lisa Pressman. Her award-winning mixed media abstract painting is currently exhibited in California, Massachusetts and New York. Post is a painting instructor at the Davis Arts Center, a curator for the Davis Arts Center’s Tsao Gallery and for The Artery, a co- operative gallery in Davis, California.
“I consider teaching an integral part of my art practice and look forward to classes and workshops to see what may develop for students in terms of technique and imaginative exploration.”
— Sara Post
TUITION & FEES
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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