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Book Making: Tunnel Books

Book Making: Tunnel Books

~With with Janet Ballantyne

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $75

Level: Open to All Levels

Saturday, Feb 21 from 10am - 4pm
Early Registration Tuition: $75 / $85 Non-Members
After Feb 7: $85/ $95 Non-Members - Registration deadline: Feb 14

Tunnel books were all the rage in the 1800's when they were known as traveling "peep shows," made to delight and amaze by allowing one to view tiny worlds through keyholes, windows or doorways. The tunnel book model holds endless design possibilities, incorporating collage, hand drawn images or even photographic imagery. This day long workshop is suitable for beginners or experienced book artists.

Book making tools and materials will be provided, but if you have favorite images, papers, or items you would like to work with, bring them along, such as:
- self-healing cutting mat
- exacto knife
- sharp scissors
- bone folder
- ruler
- glue stick
- misc. art supplies (stamps, pens, pencils, photography, decorative papers

* From Through the Rabbit Hole, an Alice inspired tunnel book, by Ingrid Dijkers.

Photography: Digital Still Camera Boot Camp

Photography: Digital Still Camera Boot Camp

~With John Ferdico

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $75

Level: Beginners

2nd Saturdays Photo
Essentials of Composition with John Ferdico
Early Registration by Nov 31: $75 / $90 Non-Members
Late Registration: $90/Non-Members: $108
- Registration Deadline: Feb 7

Once you understand the capabilities of your camera the next step to capturing compelling images is mastering composition. If you'd like to learn how to take better photographs, come to this all-day workshop on composition. After a slide presentation reviewing the key elements of composition and artful seeing, the class will be given assignments designed to exercise what they have learned. Instructor will assist each participant with composing their photographs. The workshop will finish with a review of selected class images, including a discussion on how to improve the composition in the student's images.

Please bring your camera (it can be a point and shoot, a DSLR or anything in between), and a laptop if you have one.

Printmaking Workshop: Special Techniques "Postage Stamp Exchange" Engraving Workshop

Printmaking Workshop: Special Techniques "Postage Stamp Exchange" Engraving Workshop

~With Johanna Mueller

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $225

Level: Open to All Levels

Sat. & Sun, Feb 7 and 8
& Sunday, February 15
Early Registration Tuition: $165/$195 Non-Members Supply: $25
After Jan 31: $195/ $220 Non-Members
* Includes Optional use of Open Studio on Tuesday and Thurs to further develop work

Johanna Mueller is a visiting Artist-in-Residence whose visit is made possible through the Laila Twigg-Smith Fund. Her workshop will cover basic relief carving techniques on linoleum and engraving on plastic plates and printing. Carving techniques, gray scale, emotive imagery and use of text will also be covered. Participants will explore how relief printing can be used as a form of evocative storytelling. This engraving class will include a portfolio exchange so that every student comes away with a prize portfolio.

Learn more about Johanna Mueller and her work at www.johannamuellerprints.com. Her residency is made possible through the generosity of the Laila Twigg-Smith Fund and the Hawaii Community Foundation.

Special Ceramics Offering: Surface Decoration

Special Ceramics Offering: Surface Decoration

~With Jason Walker

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $250

Level: Open to All Levels

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Early Registration Tuition: $250/$300 Non-Member
After January 23: $300/$350 Non-Member
Deadline for registration: Jan 30

"For quite some time, I have explored the idea of 'nature'. What is it exactly? How do we perceive and define it, and why?"
In this special ceramics workshop, visiting artist Jason Walker will teach his techniques of combining 3-dimensional ceramic forms with 2-dimensional imagery. Through demonstration and individual instruction participants will learn his hand building techniques using porcelain. He will also demonstrate his underglaze methods and discuss tools, concepts and philosophies of combining painted imagery with sculptural form.

Jason Walker is a Ceramic Artist who creates narrative ceramics that evoke a dialogue about humanity viewing itself apart the natural world. Jason earned his MFA from Penn State University, his BFA from Utah State University and has done several international residencies including two years at the Archie Bray Foundation. He lives in Bellingham, WA and is a full time studio artist and workshop instructor.

His residency is made possible through the generosity of the Laila Twigg-Smith Fund and the Hawaii Community Foundation.

Evening with the Artists

Evening with the Artists

~With Johanna Mueller and Jason Walker

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Thursday, Feb 5 from 6pm - 8pm
Free to the public - Potluck-style, please bring a dish to share

Join us for a presentation and talk-story with two gifted Artists-in-Residence. Johanna Mueller is a Printmaker and Engraver whose work is imbued with personal mythology as she draws from her own narrative, cultural and historical references, pattern and design, and ancient myth and legend. The animals in her work are elevated from beast to mythic status as they take on human emotions and become metaphoric portraits of the artist and others. Ms Mueller earned her MFA from George Washington University and she now lives in Denver, Colorado.

Jason Walker is a Ceramic Artist who creates narrative ceramics that evoke a dialogue about humanity viewing itself apart the natural world. Jason earned his MFA from Penn State University, his BFA from Utah State University and has done several international residencies including two years at the Archie Bray Foundation. He lives in Bellingham, WA and is a full time studio artist and workshop instructor.

Made possible through the generosity of the Laila Twigg-Smith Fund and the Hawaii Community Foundation.

Photography: Digital Still Camera Boot Camp

Photography: Digital Still Camera Boot Camp

~With John Ferdico & Eric Edwards

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $75

Level: Beginners - Intermediate

Camera Essentials
Thursday, Jan 8 from 6-8pm Introductory Lecture
Saturday, January 10 from 10am-4pm - Intensive Workshop
Early Registration by Dec 20: $75 / $90 Non-Members
Late Registration: $90/Non-Members: $108 - Registration Deadline: Jan 3

This course will teach beginning and intermediate photographers camera functions and the creative use of digital cameras. Format will include a Thursday evening illustrated lecture covering camera functions and operations. Saturday will be an intensive hands-on workshop where students will practice camera techniques and learn to be more creative and competent photographers. Students are asked to bring their cameras so they can practice the different functions and techniques. You will leave this class with the knowledge you need to master your camera and become a stronger photographer.

(This course or proof of competency may be required for more advanced workshops)

 Floral Arrangement Workshop:  Holiday Wreathes

Floral Arrangement Workshop: Holiday Wreathes

~With Scott Seymour

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $55

Level: Open to All Levels

Saturday, December 20 from 9am - 1pm
Early Registration Tuition: $45 Members / $55 Non-Members
After December 6: $55 / $60 Non-Members
Registration Deadline: December 13

The holiday spirit is upon us. Compose a Holiday wreathe for your hearth or the front door or perhaps, the base of an eggnog bowl. Think in colors of Christmas-- think whites, silver, evergreens and yes, reds. Bring your own flowers. Come play at the Donkey Mill and share some Christmas Spirit. Floral artist, Scott Seymour, will supply guidance, fillers, greening pins and wreathe form.

Photo Open House

Photo Open House

~With Donkey Mill's Photo Instructors

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $10

Level: Open to All Levels

2nd Saturdays Photography
Suggested donation: $10 - proceeds benefit Donkey Mill's Youth Programs.
Join us for an informal session with photo instructors and photography lovers. Stop by any time between 10am and 2pm and we will answer any questions you might have about your camera, what camera is right for you, printers and printing and photo editing. We look forward to seeing you then! Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Lauhala Weaving: Holiday Ornaments

Lauhala Weaving: Holiday Ornaments

~With with Nanette Bell

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $45

Level: Beginners

Early Registration Tuition: $45 Members / $55 Non-Members
After Nov 29: $55 / $60 Non-Members
Registration Deadline: Dec 6

Create beautiful, handmade ornaments while learning the traditions of weaving using Lauhala -- the "leaf" of the hala tree. Students will learn to create ornaments such as fish, birds, turtles, and more. Join us for a fun, social experience in weaving and take home a new skill. Please bring a snack for yourself or to something to share for our potluck-style lunch break.

Holiday Epic Origami

Holiday Epic Origami

~With Bonnie Cherni and Jennifer Prater

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $40

Level: Family Offering

Saturday
Early Registration: $40 / $48 Non-Members
($10 per additional person)
After Nov 29: $48 / Non-Members: $55
Deadline for Registration: December 6

Composed of the Japanese words oru (to fold) and kami (paper), origami has a rich and complex history that spans culture, class and geography. Join Bonnie Cherni and Jennifer Prater in a one day family workshop that will create an addiction to the art. Once you feel the single uncut square folding up with your bare hands, you'll feel the magic! Students will go home with something to decorate their home for the holidays. Please bring a snack and something to drink.