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Fine Art Department

Carol Tarzier

Carol Tarzier

Carol Tarzier

Carol Tarzier

Carol Tarzier

Instructor: Carol Tarzier
August 14–16, 2020 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

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


The class is about helping students construct a painting from the changing, complex outdoor vista. One view can yield an infinite of different paintings; the class will cover multiple compositions from one scene. We will address value and light structure, using grays to create space, brushstrokes that evoke the energy of the rocks and waves, and warm and cool colors to create beautiful light.

The Mendocino coastline is uniquely beautiful and rewarding to paint, with dramatic rock formations, waves, clouds, and sunsets. The class will help beginning and experienced painters to translate their vision onto canvas.


CAROL TARZIER’s career began with drawing and with sculpture in bronze. After a career in figurative sculpture, Carol Tarzier focused on oil painting. She has been teaching at the Academy of Art in San Francisco for many years. Her paintings have won numerous awards at plein air events and have been represented at national shows including the Salon International at the Greenhouse Gallery, at the Haggin Museum, and at the California Art Club’s Gold Medal Show and Oil Painters of America Regional Exhibition.

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Current MAC Members: $324
Non-members: $360 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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