Upcoming Fine Art Classes

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Fine Art Department


Instructor: Virginia Reed

August 3, 5, 10 & 12, 2020
(Mondays & Wednesdays, 10am–12pm PDT)

All levels

Structure of Class: 4 two-hour Zoom classes

This class is no longer available for registration. For more information, please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


This workshop will provide individual guidance in adapting an Artist Statement into a personal presentation in video format.

After reviewing your individual goals, we will use short assigned readings to help you relax with speaking live and on-camera.

You will participate in interview sessions in which you describe your work, using these to create a final scripted text, for sharing or posting on websites, or social media.

You will learn how to brighten up your on-screen presence, creating short video recordings describing the unique qualities of your art.

You will complete a short Zoom-recorded video, presenting yourself and your work.


VIRGINIA REED, a theatre director, dramaturg, producer and educator, has worked with the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ, and Mark Taper Forum / Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles.

Northern California work includes collaborations with The Aurora Theatre, Brava! Theatre, Cinnabar Theatre, Danse Lumiere, Livermore Shakespeare Festival, Lunatique Fantastique, Magic Theatre, Mendocino Theatre Company, Pear Theatre, Playground-SF, The Playwrights Foundation, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Actors’ Theatre of Sonoma, 6th St. Playhouse, Woman’s Will and was co-founder of a San Francisco ensemble, The Shee Theatre Company.

Ginny holds a Bachelors in Theatre, Speech and English from Northwestern University, and an M.Phil (Masters) in Irish Theatre from the Beckett Center, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

She created an award-winning K-12 Fine and Performing Arts curriculum and has taught English Literature, Theatre Arts and Public Speaking in Illinois, Massachusetts, Iowa and, in California, at The Branson School, Evergreen Valley College, Mendocino College, the University of San Francisco, University of the Pacific and University of California at Santa Cruz.

Current MAC Members: $112
Non-members: $125 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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