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Wendy Brayton

Wendy Brayton

Wendy Brayton

Wendy Brayton

Wendy Brayton

Wendy Brayton

Instructor: Wendy Brayton
August 29–30, 2020 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

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


Come paint the gardens of Mendocino! During this two-day plein air workshop, Brayton will share how she works through a composition, builds up color layers and keep the work fresh. She is known for painting on black canvases and will be sharing her tips and techniques. Workshop will include demonstrations individual instruction and support. The workshop is geared towards beginning to intermediate students. Both oils and acrylics are welcome.


Sonoma County based plein air painter WENDY BRAYTON was known locally for years as the “Tractor Lady.” She fell in love with painting tractors early on in her career then expanded to landscapes, cityscapes, portraits and more. She calls herself a “Contemporary Impressionist” and has a love for rich colors and strong compositions. Brayton competes internationally in plein air compositions and has won numerous awards. When she is not plein air painting, she teaches in her Petaluma based studio three days a week. She holds a Bachelors of Art in sculpture and a Master of Fine Art in Painting from the San Francisco Academy of Fine Art. Her work is presently represented at the Prentice Gallery in Mendocino.

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Current MAC Members: $216
Non-members: $240 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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