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Fine Art Department

Cynthia Schildhauer

Cynthia Schildhauer

Student drawing by Bella Boschi

Student drawing by Jordan Green

Instructor: Cynthia Schildhauer

August 4, 6, 11 & 13, 2020
(Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am–12pm PDT)

All levels

Structure of Class: 4 two-hour Zoom classes

Registration for this class has ended. For more information, please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Many people avoid drawing with the mistaken assumption that it is extremely difficult and an inherited talent. In this workshop you will learn how to change your perspective and approach drawing “using your eyes and not your brain!” We’ll start with simple exercises that are guaranteed to be successful. As our confidence and drawing skills quickly improve, we will venture into using different materials and start to learn innovative ways to render 3-D objects on a 2-D surface with accuracy and creativity. The instructor will be setting up “personal time” with each student. You will end up with an impressive personal portfolio that will inspire you to take drawing to the next level.


CYNTHIA SCHILDHAUER is an artist and art instructor from Northern California. Her colorful textured encaustic paintings have been featured throughout the US and Europe. She currently teaches a very successful drawing course online for Butte College. She is also a popular instructor at the Mendocino Art Center and has shown her work in the MAC gallery.

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Current MAC Members: $202
Non-members: $225 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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