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Workshop: Abstracting the Figure with Mixed Media & Soft Pastels

Presented by MarinMOCA at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato CA

Mar 30 - 31 2019
Workshop: Abstracting the Figure with Mixed Media & Soft Pastels

An exhilarating 2-day painting workshop at Marin MOCA with instructor Mira M. White

Join Mira for an exhilarating adventure in contemporary figure painting with soft pastels and mixed media.

During this workshop you will initially work from a model. Focusing first on observation, then using your drawings as starting points, work toward interpretive abstraction using multiple processes.

Your final artwork in this 2 day workshop will be a multilayered piece that combines figure drawing from the model, and abstract layers in acrylic, collage and soft pastel.

Recommended for continuing artists and very adventurous beginners who have some experience in figure drawing/painting.


Mira M. White, MFA, is a drawing and painting instructor at San Francisco Bay Area colleges and community educational centers. Her professional career has also included curatorial and administrative positions for both galleries and private art schools.  An extraordinarily diversified and skillful artist, Mira works and teaches in several media—oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolor, encaustics and graphics. She puts great value on observation and on personal invention. Her work has won many awards and is represented in private collections throughout the San Francisco region, the U.S., and in Europe.

For additional information please call the MarinMOCA office Wednesday – Friday, 11am to 4pm or Saturday – Sunday 11am to 5pm.


Members – $225
Non-members – $250
(plus model fee of $40, paid to instructor)

Registration forms are also available in the MarinMOCA lobby, or in the classroom building, 781 Hamilton Parkway.

Visa and MasterCard welcome

Contact: 415 506 0137


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Additional time info:

Saturday and Sunday, March 30 & 31 — 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Participants require materials.  See instructor website for materials list.


Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949


Free Parking and Handicapped Accessible


    • Wheelchair Access



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