MAC offers drawing classes

The Museum and Arts Center is offering a class in beginning drawing techniques with Priscilla Messner-Patterson.

The class will be from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Museum and Arts Center's DeWitt building, 544 N. Sequim Ave. Sign up at the MAC exhibit center at 175 W. Cedar St.

The class is limited to 15 students and payment must be made when signing up. Cost for the day is $35 for Sequim Arts and MAC members, $45 for nonmembers. The class is co-sponsored by Sequim Arts and the Museum and Arts Center.

Bring a sketchbook or drawing pad, a ruler and a set of drawing pencils ranging from 2H-6B.

For more class information, call Messner-Patterson at 477-4195.

Award-winning artist

After living for 23 years on rugged Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska, Messner-Patterson and her husband, Butch, moved to Sequim for the farmland, mountains and seacoast as well as the sunny days of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley.

In Kodiak, she taught art at Kodiak College for nearly 18 years. She painted wildlife, landscapes and still lifes before she began specializing in aviation-related subjects in 1994.

She is an award-winning member of the American Society of Aviation Artists. She also is a member of the Canadian Aviation Artists Association, Air Force and Coast Guard art programs.

USCG air, sea

She has painted the Coast Guard at work in the air and aboard ships. Her husband, a former Navy and U.S. Fish & Wildlife pilot, is her "best friend, biggest help and toughest critic."

Her original paintings are featured in Alaska, Canada and the lower 48 states. She is one of 40 women in business featured in the 2002 Alaska Journal of Commerce and has won numerous awards and honors in the aviation art community including the American Society of Aviation Artists, Simuflite, Aviation Week and Space Technology.

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