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Fine Art Department

Robert Ross

Robert Ross

Robert Ross

Robert Ross

Instructor: Robert Ross
January 21–25, 2019 (Monday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

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


Collage is frequently understood to serve primarily as storytelling or as decorative design. But in this class particular emphasis will be placed on composition and the understanding and integration of different types of color – spectral hues, tints, and chromatic tonalities. This will be an intense, dynamic and informative workshop, including color theory mentioned above as well as practical, technical collage matters, such as pinning, gluing, lightfastness, etc. 

A BASIC FEATURE OF THIS WORKSHOP IS THE PREPARATION THE STUDENT DOES AT HOME before the class begins. This consists primarily of conscientious collecting of paper collage materials. IT’S ADVISABLE TO START COLLECTING MATERIALS 2-3 MONTHS BEFORE THE CLASS BEGINS. Students who wait until the last week will be at a decided disadvantage. FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS IN THIS WORKSHOP, YOU CAN OBTAIN THE PROSPECTUS AND MATERIALS LIST directly from the instructor by emailing him.


ROBERT ROSS studied at Reed College, Yale Summer School of Music and Art, The Art Students' League of New York, and graduated from The Cooper Union School of Art, New York. He has lived on the north coast of California for over 50 years, working in oil, collage, watercolor, drawing, graphics, lettering and freehand papercut. He’s taught at College of the Redwoods, Mendocino Art Center, Oregon College of Art and Craft, and California State Summer School for the Arts. Ross has had scores of solo shows and has participated in numerous group exhibits. For many years he’s been coordinator of the Mendocino Figure Drawing Collective’s weekly drop-in figure workshops at the Mendocino Art Center.

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Current MAC Members: $517
Non-members: $575 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: Less than $10 per student.

Prospectus and Materials List can be obtained by emailing Robert Ross.


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