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Fine Art Department

Cynthia Schildhauer

Cynthia Schildhauer

Cynthia Schildhauer

Cynthia Schildhauer

Cynthia Schildhauer

Cynthia Schildhauer

Instructor: Cynthia Schildhauer
August 1–2, 2020 (Friday–Saturday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

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


In this inspirational weekend workshop, we will start with exercises that stimulate your creativity. You’ll be gently led to discover personal preferences and imagery, fueling intuitive insight to direct your art. With this acquired confidence and set of ideas, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the daunting and exhilaration of painting BIG!

Demonstrations, technical instruction and individual assistance will be provided. Open to curious novices and professions alike who want to loosen up a bit and feel the incredible experience painting BIG!


CYNTHIA SCHILDHAUER is an artist living in Chico, CA. She attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and got an MFA from CSU Chico. Her work focuses on layers and mythic narrative, using beeswax and other materials to create texture and mystery, implying that there is always more than the way things appear. Her work has been featured in collections throughout the US and Europe, including the 911 Museum in New York City. She teaches art at Butte College and creativity workshops around the United States.

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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.

Instructor materials fee: $25 (Instructor will provide large canvases, primer, some paint and other misc. materials).

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$285: Non-member tuition price (includes a $45 registration fee)
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