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Artist Talk & Aloha Stye Potluck

Artist Talk & Aloha Stye Potluck

~With Marrin Robinson

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Wednesday evening - please bring a dish to share -

Please join us in welcoming Marrin Robinson, brought to Hawaii through the Summer Art Institute of UH Hilo. Robinson's work includes mixed media watercolors drawn directly on site as well as large scale oils completed in her studio. She splits her time between her studios in Vermont and Kansas. Her paintings have been inspired by the deserts of Egypt and monuments of Petra as well as by the Badlands in South Dakota and the rocky shores of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. She has also taught at a number of universities in the States and at The American University in Cairo and is currently in the Art department at Kansas State University.
http://marrinrobinson.com

"My recent work has been inspired by the large skies above the Flint Hills and the tall grass prairie of Kansas. But while my paintings start with the landscape -- they are less about a particular geographic location and more about a state of mind."

The University of Hawaii Summer Art Institute - Hilo in its third year of programming will focus on Drawing from convergent perspectives of representation, digital, and conceptual focus taught by a cohort of lecturers: Moses Kealamakia, Jr., Colleen Cannon-Karlos, Kaori Ukaji; Kevin Diminyatz, Michael Marshall and visiting artists James McElhinney and Marrin Robinson. The 2015 SummerAi program was made possible with major support from Board of Student publications (BOSP), the Pacific States Biennial National Exhibition Seriea and the UH Hilo Art Department.

Artist Talk & Aloha Stye Potluck

Artist Talk & Aloha Stye Potluck

~With James L. McElhinney

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Wednesday evening - please bring a dish to share -

The Summer Art Institute of UH Hilo introduces James L. McElhinney, an esteemed visual artist, author, oral history specialist, lecturer and educator. Born and raised near Philadelphia, McElhinney earned his MFA in painting at Yale School of Art and has been seen in more than forty solo exhibitions and numerous group shows in the U.S. and Ireland. He taught for many years at various colleges and universities and now teaches life drawing at the Art Students League of New York.

"My starting point is always the practice of interrogative drawing, which I regard as how visual ideas are put into writing. I am neither a generalist, nor a specialist in any one field of endeavor. Making art, teaching, writing, conducting oral history interviews, historical interpretation, are all processes in dialogue with one another which singly and collectively provide insight and meaning to human experience." More at http://www.mcelhinneyart.com

The University of Hawaii Summer Art Institute - Hilo in its third year of programming will focus on Drawing from convergent perspectives of representation, digital, and conceptual focus taught by a cohort of lecturers: Moses Kealamakia, Jr., Colleen Cannon-Karlos, Kaori Ukaji; Kevin Diminyatz, Michael Marshall and visiting artists James McElhinney and Marrin Robinson. The 2015 SummerAi program was made possible with major support from Board of Student publications (BOSP), the Pacific States Biennial National Exhibition Seriea and the UH Hilo Art Department.

Dramatically Constructed Ikebana Vases

Dramatically Constructed Ikebana Vases

~With Carol Zee

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $250

Level: Intermediate - Advance

Tuition: $250 / $275 Non-members

For people with prior experience with hand building techniques, this will be an exciting new experience. In this three day weekend workshop, artist Carol Zee will guide you through the process of hand building a dramatic bowl suitable for Ikebana and other styles of flower arrangements. Carol has developed this unique style of hand building using custom made slump molds. Special tools will be made available for use during the workshop by the instructor. Please bring your lunch each day.

The Inside Secrets - What you need to know as a gallery artist

The Inside Secrets - What you need to know as a gallery artist

~With Amber Aguirre

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $50

Level: Beginners

Saturday, May 16 from 10am - 1:30pm with lunch break
Tuition: $45 / $50 for Non-Members

This 3-hour intensive workshop will inform students on how to secure gallery representation, enter juried shows, keep good records, ship their work and market themselves as artists. The course will consider common issues and challenges that arise for gallery artists and cover information that is rarely discussed (what people don't tell you). This is a chance for artists to get the inside "skinny" on what to expect as well as how to advance in the gallery art world. Each student will receive a CD (PC format) that will contain useful templates for record keeping.

Amber Aguirre is a prolific, local ceramic artists whose work is collected and exhibited internationally. She holds a BFA from the University of Southern California and an MFA from San Francisco State University. In her past life, she was a public school teacher and librarian. Today she creates anthropomorphic figures as a vehicle to explore fear, apathy and victimization inherent in human cultures.

Lava Textured Bowls for Beginners

Lava Textured Bowls for Beginners

~With Carol Zee

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $45

Level: Open to All Levels

Tuesday, May 12 from 12:30-3:30 pm
Members: $45/ Non-Members: $55
Supply Fee: $15

In this one day workshop, artist Carol Zee will guide you through the process of hand building bowls using a hump mold and adding texture to the outside surface with a lava rock. Your stoneware bowl will be fired and glazed at the Donkey Mill and will be ready to be picked up within two weeks after the workshop. Your bowl will be food safe and suitable for many uses. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience including people with no prior clay experience.


Relief Tile Carving and Mold Making

Relief Tile Carving and Mold Making

~With Jason Walker

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $140

Level: Open to All Levels

Tuition: $140 Member/ $165 Non Member.

In this class, we will be creating a tile with relief carving on it, then learning to make a slip cast mold of the tile. Each student will be given a six inch by six inch by half inch tile in the leather hard stage. A carving demonstration will be given and various tools and techniques for carving will be discussed. Students will then move on to learning how to mix and pour plaster to make a mold. Students should bring an assortment of carving tools, such as small loop tools, exacto knife, sur-form tool, metal ribs, a big sponge, small sponge and a small funnel.

Drawing With a Brush

Drawing With a Brush

~With Jason Walker

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $140

Level: Open to All Levels

Tuition: $140 Member, $165 Non-Member

In this class, students will learn brush handling techniques in order to become more proficient drawing with a brush. We will focus on drawing representational imagery with a brush and learning to see. It will start with monochromatic drawings and color may be introduced by the last class session.

Each student will bring an object or a photo of an object to class to draw from. We will use water based materials such as black india ink, gouache, sumi ink or water color paint and learn different uses of multiple types of brushes. We will start each class with a series of quick gesture drawings and then focus on one lengthy drawing for the remainder of the class on a piece of good quality paper stretched and attached to a board. Each class will focus on different types of mark making. Each student will get individual instruction each class session. Students should bring an assortment of sumi-e brushes and/or water color brushes including rounds and flats and paper for sketching.

Encaustics: Special Techniques

Encaustics: Special Techniques

~With John Matsushita

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $240

Level: Open to All Levels

Saturdays, April 4 - 25 (4 weeks) from 9am - 1:30 pm
(with 1/2 hour break)
* REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 7 based on shipping for specialized materials.

Tuition: $240.00/$280 Non-Members
Supply: $60.00 includes
- 1 pound USP refined beeswax pillets
- Approximately 60 grams damar crystals
- Fair share of other specialized ingredients
- 104 ml of paint in primary colors, white, and 4 earth tones.
Other specialized color cakes, more medium making ingredients, medium, and white will be available for purchase.

Beginning this April, local artist and adventure seeker, John Matsushita, will be teaching a workshop that expands upon the incredible tradition of encaustic wax painting. This class is designed to accommodate the creative interests of students that already have a beginner's encaustic course beneath their belts.

Students will be experimenting with proven recipes and techniques that are less common in working with waxes. These will take them beyond the basics but with a solid knowledge base of the specific capabilities of this medium. Therefore allowing them to push the limits in their personal journeys with wax. There will be a review of foundational material safety practices as some of these new techniques will require even more vigilant safe practices. Class space is limited to 8 students.

John Matsushita is Hawaii born and raised, with a BFA in painting and drawing with sculpture, from the University of Hawai'i - Manoa, with study at the Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna. As a painter he works in molten wax against recycled wooden panels that he salvages. His encaustic paintings have been featured at VAC's Emerging Artist exhibit, The Nature of Nature exhibit, he was the featured artist of the Volcano Village Artist Hui show Edges, he enjoys participating in Hawaii Collaboration, he is currently represented in Volcano Art Gallery, and has commissioned works throughout the country. As a sculptor, he works in wood and stone, which he carves away to reveal landscapes and features of the natural environment that he feels a sense of deep connection with. His artistic focus has also involved volunteer projects with limited resources beyond natural materials that have been foraged from the land itself.

Students please bring:
- Nitrile gloves (~$2 for a 4 pack at Home Depot)
- 2 jars with lids about 8 oz or more
- Empty tin cans (like tuna, etc)
- Some of your favorite tubes of oil paints if you have
- Some of your favorite acrylics if you have
- A respirator (3M brand, model 65021HA1-C or 6211PA1-P or if you have one already check that it is for both vapors and particulates).
***I realize the respirator is both costly (~$35 Home Depot) and intimidating. There is no need for worry, this is just because we value good health and longevity and want to teach best practices. These respirators will also be valuable to you beyond this class as they are vital for protection during lots of other art practices and even home projects. It is an investment of great value that should be in your basic kit for approaching life's amazing opportunities and special experiences.

Photography: Smartphone Photography Techniques and Social Media Marketing Strategies

Photography: Smartphone Photography Techniques and Social Media Marketing Strategies

~With Daniel Sheinfeld Rodriguez

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $75

Level: Open to All Levels

2nd Saturdays Photography
Early Registration by Feb 28: $75 / $90 Non-Members
Late Registration: $90/Non-Members: $108
- Registration Deadline: March 7

This is course is intended for amateurs who seek to effectively use and share mobile imagery and are interested in exploring the creative side of smartphone photography. Students will be introduced to a number of popular apps that allow them to customize and enhance their shooting experience. Lastly, students will understand how to develop and implement social media campaigns for PR and self-promotion.

All participants must bring a mobile device with a camera such as an iPhone or Android smartphone.

Creative Workshop: Patterns in Paper

Creative Workshop: Patterns in Paper

~With Sarah Steinwachs

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $45

Level: Open to All Levels

Saturday
Early Registration - Members: $45/ Non-Members: $55
After Feb 21: $55/ Non-Members: $65 - Registration Deadline: Feb 28

This one-day workshop will teach students how to develop patterns from nature, architecture and other points of inspiration. We will examine the famous Golden Section and Fibonacci Sequence of numbers that is found in nature, and as a consequence has been used in the arts and architecture for thousands of years. Students will learn how to create both 2D and 3D modules, as well as a variety of grid systems for repeat patterns. Paper folding and delicate cutting techniques will be taught. Paint, pens, and a variety of other media such as collage and watercolor will also be examined in creating patterns.

Sarah is a visiting artist from Philadelphia with a MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale. She currently teaches design at Drexel University and has traveled around the world for artistic research and exhibitions. This workshop is informed by Paper Microcosms (2010), a project Sarah developed that considered illusory and actual spaces created through grids, and other intricate patterns made from cut-paper.

Students should bring:

- x-acto knife
- thin tipped sharpies or micron pens-various colors
- thin paper with good amount of sizing such as 90lb. Arches watercolor paper-2 sheets
- cutting matt (if you have)
- tracing paper
- sketchbook
- white glue
- any other type of media you may want to explore for making patterns such as ink, or acrylic paint.