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Fine Art Department

Gary Keith

Gary Keith

Gary Keith

Gary Keith

Instructor: Gary Keith

August 30–September 1, 2019 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

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707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


This class will explore the use of found materials, images and texts to create collages on paper. Both formal and personal explorations will be encouraged. A supportive environment for beginners curious about collage to those who are further along wanting new ideas and challenges.


GARY KEITH graduated with an MFA in Painting from Claremont Graduate University. He has exhibited his art for over 30 years and has had work (collages) used on the covers of several literary publications as well as had his writing published. He has taught art at the college level as well as drawing at the Mendocino Art Center.

“I was drawn to collages as a way to force new meanings by combining images. The idea of creating unexpected associations and getting a fresh view from the collision of words, drawings and found imagery has continued to interest me.

“I’ve found collages a way for people with no previous artistic experience to create something wonderful. Thinking, looking and assembling can bring forth art beyond the students’ expectations of their capabilities.

“Collage is also a great technique for those further along in their artistic journey to get out of a rut by using images not of their making rather than dipping in the same well time after time.”

– Gary Keith

Current MAC Members: $310
Non-members: $345 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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