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Fine Art Department

Mira M. White

Mira M. White

Mira M. White

Mira M. White

Mira M. White

Mira M. White

Instructor: Mira M. White

June 14–17, 2019 (Friday–Monday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

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


This workshop offers new possibilities for artists who want to enrich their work by incorporating multiple media. It focuses on the amazing possibilities in building layers with alternating combinations of collage, acrylic, oil pigment sticks and soft pastel. It is also about creating work that strikes a deeper meaning for you. Adding, subtracting, scraping, using both conventional and innovative tools, using stencils, using transfer processes- all these approaches will contribute to the development of your work. Collage elements will be introduced as an additional. optional element.

Who should take this workshop:
1. You are fascinated with Abstraction as a way to bring more personal meaning, excitement and drama into your work.
2. You want to learn more about incorporating both soft pastels and oil pigment sticks into your paintings.
3. You are obsessed with color, texture, and design and want to incorporate these elements more fully into your work
4. You are fascinated with layering processes and the possibilities of layering and excavating – it is kind of an archeological dig.
5. You want to learn how to layer multiple mediums in a way that enhances rather than muddies.
6. You want to experiment with mark making, doodling and develop a more personal calligraphy and visual vocabulary.


Colorist and visionary American artist MIRA M. WHITE is an award winning painter with an exhibition record both domestic and international. When viewing her multi-media artworks one bears witness to a personal mythology of deeply felt images that stem from a lifelong preoccupation with and devotion to life as an ongoing journey of change and transformation.

Her professional responsibilities include a full teaching schedule of classes and workshops in multiple media. Widely respected in Northern California Bay Area art communities, she has in recent years broadened her teaching venues to include workshops across the country.

Mira’s work frequently appears in both online and hard copy art books and magazines. Art Journey: Abstract Painting as well as another anthology, Journeys into Abstraction, include her work. The Pastel Journal will be doing a second article on her work this fall. BFA with High Distinction, MFA with Distinction CCAC, A member of CWA, NWA, IEA, Berkeley Art Center, Arts Benicia and OPUS.

Visit Mira M. White's website

Current MAC Members: $414
Non-members: $460 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.

Instructor materials fee: $30

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