February 16, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

6:00-8:00PM PT

SOLD OUT! To be added to the waitlist, please call the office: 707-938-4626.

Instructor:  Paul Ford

Location: Room 208

Spend four evenings at the Center exploring wonderfully expressive acrylic paint through guided lessons focusing on techniques that will unlock its potential and stimulate your creative color sensibilities.  Acrylic painting is an exciting medium that is water-based and fast-drying.  We will produce a few small achievable paintings of varying subject matter including unique and fun still lifes, landscape images and interpretive works from photographs.  You will also be exposed to relevant art history along the way!

Some drawing and painting experience is recommended, though not required.  Please bring required materials to the first session (see supply list).

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$126 Members

Ages 18+

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Paul Ford

Paul Ford


Paul grew up on the west coast and currently lives and works here in Sonoma. He received a BA from San Diego State in sculpture and print-making and an MA at University of Nevada Reno with an emphasis on art education. He has been teaching art for over 35 years in a wide range of classroom settings. As an environmental artist, he has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. Paul’s teaching style is positive and empowering, making self-expression accessible to all levels of ability. A few career highlights that were life-changing were his Fulbright Teacher Exchange to Edinburgh, Scotland where he taught painting and art history for the school year 1986-87. In 2003 Paul was invited to exhibit his work in the Florence, Italy Biennial and in 2005 was honored by receiving the Nevada Governor’s Award for Excellence in Art Education. For further background information, see Paul’s website PaulFord- EnvironmentalArtist.com