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Lauhala Weaving: Bracelets

Lauhala Weaving: Bracelets

~With with Nanette Bell

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $45

Level: Beginners

Saturday
Early Registration Tuition: $45 Members / $55 Non-Members
After Oct 11: $55 / $60 Non-Members
Registration Deadline: Oct 18th

Lauhala weaving has traditionally been an integral part of Hawaiian society, utilizing natural lauhala leaves to create everyday items such as thatch, mats, containers and bedding. In the introductory class students will complete two bracelets,one of two colors and single weave (maka moena) , the other embellished in the pahu style (drum). There will also be a processing demonstration. Students should bring scissors. Please bring a snack for yourself or to something to share for our potluck-style lunch break.

Reframing How You Think About Your Art Business

Reframing How You Think About Your Art Business

~With Tiffany DeEtte Shafto

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $45

Level: Open to All Levels

Early Registration Tuition: $45 Members / $50 Non-Members
After August 16: Tuition: $50 Members/$60 Non-Members
- Deadline for Registration: August 23

Art Success Starts, and Stops, with You!
A full-day workshop with serial entrepreneur, Tiffany DeEtte Shafto. Sponsored by Volcano Art Center & the Donkey Mill Art Center.

Do you want to increase the amount you earn from your art? Are you ready to learn action steps that can help you do that? Then join us on August 30, 2014 at the Donkey Mill for an intensive workshop that will have you reframing how you think about the business of being an artist.

You'll learn:
1. About the value you create in a year--and how to maximize it
2. How to weigh the options for marketing tools, where to start, and which ones will give you the biggest bang for your buck
3. Affordable tools to sell your own work
4. Some simple steps to keep you in front of your current collectors and galleries, while building new connections
5. Where to look for opportunities to expand your career

Worksheets will be provided and the workshop will wrap up with private portfolio and marketing material reviews. Please bring your laptop, iPad, or iPhone (if you have one), a notepad, your marketing materials to share, and a potluck dish.

About the presenter: Inspired by the abundance of talented artists throughout the islands, Tiffany DeEtte Shafto, found her calling in 2009 and formed her company, Contemporary Publications. She's an award-winning woodworker, an award-winning book producer/publisher, and an active community volunteer. She has served on the board of Hawaii Craftsmen, the Hawaii Wood Guild, Hawaii Artist Collaboration, and the national Craft Organization Development Association. Her time spent serving as the administrator for the 2011 and 2013 Hawaii Artist Collaboration deepened her appreciation for Hawaii's artists. From 2012 to 2013 she served as the project manager for the Hawaii Island Network of Artists Research Report & Website--proving the rich diversity of artists living on Hawaii Island and the economic and social impact they create. Most recently, she was a partner in The Gallery at Hualalai in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort. All these experiences have given her a deep appreciation for Hawaii's artists and for representing them at the very highest level.

Inspired by Music

Inspired by Music

~With with Lindsday Lander

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $45

Level: Open to All Levels

Sunday August 3rd from 10am-1pm
Early Registration: $45/Non-Members: $50
After July 20: $50/Non-Members: $55
Registration Deadline: July 27
Music has long been a source of inspiration for all types of artists. Enjoy the playful process of painting while using various types of music as a source of inspiration. Students will learn basic color theory and about the principles of art and how they interconnect with music. This course is a way of exploring and enjoying the process of painting without a focus on the outcome. Create fun and playful artwork inspired by the sounds of music.

Making Ceramic Sound Sculptures

Making Ceramic Sound Sculptures

~With Susan Rawcliffe

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $225

Level: Open to All Levels

Friday-Sunday
Early registration discount before July 18:
Members: $225 / Non-Members: $250 Supply Fee: $30
After July 18: Members: $250/ Non-Members: $275 - Registration deadline: July 25

This workshop will focus on the construction of the mouthpieces and basic acoustical properties and limits for selected instruments. Students will begin with air duct mouthpieces on ocarinas and then on tubes, followed by an examination of finger hole placement considerations for both body types. We will also explore how to position whistles on extruded forms, potentially leading to more complex sculptural forms such as whistling bottles etc. Students will also be encouraged to follow their own interests.

Bring an idea for an instrument: a fute, ocarina, rattle, pipe, trumpet or didjeridu. We will test & play our instruments before firing, making clay whiskers around our lips. Soon, the room sounds like a flock of birds--or elephants. All work will be dried & then bisque fired for later pick up.

Artist Presentation & Performance

Artist Presentation & Performance

~With Susan Rawcliffe

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: $5

Potluck - please bring a dish to share
Suggested donation: $5

Susan Rawcliffe is an explorer of primeval soundscapes. She is a master flute maker, player and researcher as well as a master didjeridu player. Her work evolves through a circular process of making acoustical copies of ancient and contemporary specimens, learning to play them, and investing new insights into the creation of more instruments to then learn to play. She delights in exotic and potent sounds, whether as a performer, a creator of musical instruments and sculptures or a researcher into ancient flutes and their music.

Making Cordage in Traditional Hawaiian Technique

Making Cordage in Traditional Hawaiian Technique

~With Gary Eoff

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $80

Level: Open to All Levels

Date Change: July 23
Early Registration: Members: $80/Non-Members: $95 Includes Supplies
* Continuing students receive an additional $10 off by signing up early!
Registration Deadline: July 18

This workshop will focus on improving cordage making skills using natural hau fiber. Although it is a continuation of an earlier series, new students are welcome to join. 2 and 3-ply twisted and 3, 4 & 5-ply braid will be taught. Guidance on individual projects to be explored. Bring things to make a necklace with such as embellishments, beads or pendants. Gary Eoff will share his knowledge of local plants and traditional methods of preparation and weaving.

Visiting Artist Talk

Visiting Artist Talk

~With Crystal Wagner

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Friday, July 18 from 6pm - 8pm
Potluck Style, please bring a dish to share.

"Multi-disciplinary artist Crystal Wagner creates deceptively natural-looking environments with paper and other materials purchased from dollar stores and office supply chains. Whether working on drawings, installations or printmaking, Wagner begins all of her work with an organic mark, allowing shapes to emerge and multiply like moss or fungus from another planet." -Nastia Voynovskaya, Hi Fructose Contemporary Art Magazine, 2013

Wagner's interest in combining 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional forms, alternative use of materials, and hybrid approaches to printmaking have led to her artwork being exhibited extensively. Her exhibition schedule has her actively growing large-scale installations all over the United States. Her exhibition schedule has her actively growing large-scale installations all over the United States. She received her MFA from the University of Tennessee in 2008, her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 2004, and her AFA from Keystone College in 2002. She is represented by Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA.

The Summer Art Institute of UH Hilo is in its second year, offering courses in printmaking, mixed media, digital photography, and art appreciation. UH Hilo's summer program, SAiH, plays an integral role in the UH Hilo Art Department's visiting artist program, which brings in several artists to the Big Island each year. SAiH is supported by the Hawaii Community Foundation's Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund, the Droste Bequest, and the Art Department at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

* see more at www.crystalwagner.com

Visiting Artist Talk

Visiting Artist Talk

~With John Hitchcock

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Friday, June 27 from 6pm - 8pm
Potluck Style, please bring a dish to share.

Please join us in welcoming visiting artist John Hitchcock, an Artist and Professor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he teaches screenprinting, relief cut, and installation art. John uses printmaking, with its long history of social and political commentary, to explore relationships of community, land, and culture. His works on paper and multimedia installation consist of prints and moving image that mediate the trauma of war and the fragility of life. Images of U.S. military weaponry are combined with mythological hybrid creatures from the Wichita Mountains of western Oklahoma to explore notions of assimilation and control.

The Summer Art Institute of UH Hilo is in its second year, offering courses in printmaking, mixed media, digital photography, and art appreciation. John Hitchcock is a visiting artist and teacher for the 2014 SAiH, leading workshops in screen printing and mixed media installation. UH Hilo's summer program, SAiH, plays an integral role in the UH Hilo Art Department's visiting artist program, which brings in several artists to the Big Island each year. SAiH is supported by the Hawaii Community Foundation's Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund, the Droste Bequest, and the Art Department at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Basic Lauhala Weaving: 1 Day Workshop

Basic Lauhala Weaving: 1 Day Workshop

~With Nanette Bell

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $50

Level: Beginners

(Non-Members: $60)
Tuition: $75 After May 31
Registration Deadline: June 7
Min/Maximum Attendance: 5 - 12
Lahala weaving has traditionally been an integral part of Hawaiian society, utilizing natural lahaula leaves to create everyday items such as thatch, mats, containers and bedding. In the introductory class students will complete two bracelets,one of two colors and single weave (maka moena) , the other embellished in the pahu style (drum). There will also be a processing demonstration. Students should bring scissors.

* Series to follow June 21. See "ongoing weekly classes"

Creating Large Ceramic Sculptures with Slabs

Creating Large Ceramic Sculptures with Slabs

~With Amber Aguirre

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $225

Level: Intermediate - Advance

Non-Members: $270
Registration deadline: April 9, 2014

If you work with clay then you know ceramic sculptures need to be hollow. Learn an EASY way to go big! Students will learn the techniques necessary to create a large figure or animal without the added time, expense and materials of working solid. This is a technique/process workshop and finished work will not be fired at the Mill. Supply fee includes: 50-75 lbs of clay, base and external armature that students will keep, and other materials.