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Fine Art Department

Alan Leon

Alan Leon

Alan Leon

Alan Leon

Alan Leon

Instructor: Alan Leon
January 19–21, 2018 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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You may register online until two weeks prior to class start date. After that date, please call the registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


A multi-media approach to watercolor landscape painting using crayons, pencils, markers and watercolor. This workshop is not about careful and precise use of the materials. It is about quick expression and learning how to take chances and experiment. We engage a wide variety of content-rich exercises and learn basic techniques of paint application and control. We will paint abstractly, symbolically and representationally.

We will use the landscape, postcards and imagination to guide us. We make excellent use of accident, intention, and alacrity of dispatch (speed and thumbnail size images). The purpose of the workshop is about letting go, creating freely, trusting instincts, and being fearless. All artist levels welcome. No experience necessary.


ALAN LEON is an Oakland-based artist, muralist and educator. He is a creativity proponent who delights in bringing out people's latent talents. Alan has been a seasonal artist-in-residence at The Omega Institute for 20 years. He teaches to bring out satisfying expressions, interpretations, and love of the landscape. He has taught youngsters, college students and adults at retreat, learning and senior centers around the world.

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Current MAC Members: $310
Non-members: $345 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: $10


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$390: Non-member tuition price (includes a $45 registration fee)
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