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Fine Art Department

Carolyn Lord

Carolyn Lord

Carolyn Lord

Carolyn Lord

Carolyn Lord

Carolyn Lord

Carolyn Lord

Instructor: Carolyn Lord
July 9–12, 2020 (Thursday–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 and join me in a perspective drawing class designed for the novice and the experienced artist. Students will gain the skills and confidence to observe and draw rectilinear forms in the studio as well as drawing the historic architecture of Mendocino. There will be demonstrations, exercises and opportunities to practice drawing in the classroom and outside.


Southern California native CAROLYN LORD was introduced to the California Regionalist Watercolor Tradition by James Green while attending Principia College in Elsah, IL. Her Liberal Arts studies included Botany and Architectural History, which have been enduring motifs throughout her career.

Lord's early career capitalized on watercolor's portability. There were road trips in the Western United States as well as international trips to France, Italy, Denmark, Brazil, US and British Virgin Islands, Mexico, French Polynesia, and France. Lord's mid-career work has been focused on the vernacular architecture, landscapes and gardens of her home state California. Lord has added oil painting as an additional facet to her career and is refining her drawing skills through workshops at ateliers.

Lord has explored other aspects of art: fresco; etching; San Francisco tapestry workshop; poster designs for the Livermore Valley Opera; art teacher to middle school boys at the Pacific Boychoir Academy; hand painted tiles for kitchen and hearth installations; designed and painted children’s theater stage sets; teaching workshops in watercolor, and perspective drawing.

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Current MAC Members: $432
Non-members: $480 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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