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Fine Art Department

Sara Post

Sara Post

Sara Post

Sara Post

Sara Post

Instructor: Sara Post
August 9–11, 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


Landscape and our relationship to it has deep roots in contemporary abstraction. Earth and building based marks, shapes and color have long formed a strong basis for abstract painting. Inspired by land, weather and our human interactions with it, workshop participants will use beautiful materials to focus on color and placement of abstract elements in order to express powerful thematic ideas. We’ll blend and combine soft pigment sticks with oil paint, wax and other mediums.

Working on paper provides options not available on other surfaces while allowing flexibility and permission to break new ground. Economical and effective presentation ideas for finished work will be demonstrated. Open your imagination and come ready to explore and enhance your personal artwork with “strategies to create miracles.” 


SARA POST is a life long professional artist. She first gained national prominence for her artwork through her ceramic wall installations — paintings in clay — which formed the basis for her continuing interest in exploring layered surfaces. Her current work includes abstract oil mixed media paintings, monotype prints and paint-based collage. Her work is exhibited in galleries and shows nationwide. She is a graduate of the University of Northern Arizona’s ceramics program with a master’s degree in studio art and art education. Sara lives and works in Davis, California, maintaining a micro gallery, studio and classroom space at Art 26 in downtown Davis.

Painting is a physical way to record and communicate experience. Abstraction connects thinking and feeling—a nonlinear way of seeing the big picture.

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

Instructor materials fee: $20

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