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Lava Textured Bowls for Beginners

Lava Textured Bowls for Beginners

~With Carol Zee

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $45

Level: Open to All Levels

Saturday, April 23 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.


Watercolor Sculptural Flag Book Workshop

Watercolor Sculptural Flag Book Workshop

~With Lisa Louise Adams

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $85

Level: Open to All Levels

Sunday
Tuition: $85/Non-Member: $125

Join Lisa Louise Adams in a fun day of creating washes of expressive color, texture, and pattern. These watercolor pages will then get cut, folded, and transformed into a beautiful sculptural book! All experience levels welcome.

Lisa Louise Adams is a painter, potter, printmaker, bookmaker, papermaker, jeweler, poet and quilter--lives in the lush rainforest village of Volcano, on the Big Island of Hawaii, where she works out of her Spiral Triangle Studios. Her work has been displayed in numerous invitational and juried exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally for almost twenty years. She teaches ongoing adult and children's pottery classes and trains educators about easy ways of incorporating arts into the classroom.

Architecture Month Film Night: Alejandro Aravena The Power of Synthesis and Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks

Architecture Month Film Night: Alejandro Aravena The Power of Synthesis and Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks

~With Hosted by Shaun Roth

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Architecture Month Film Night:
Alejandro Aravena The Power of Synthesis and Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks
Thursday, April 14 from 6 - 8pm
Hosted by Shaun Roth

Hawaii Island Celebrates Architecture Month with Free Island Screenings of Alejandro Aravena The Power of Synthesis and Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks

To celebrate April as Architecture Month across the state, the Hawaii Island Section of the Honolulu Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Honolulu) invites the public to join in three free film presentations.

This double feature focuses on the power of design to positively transform communities. Alejandro Aravena, 2016 Pritzker Prize winner in a TED talk: The Power of Synthesis, and Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks, Rebeca Messener, 2011.Both Aravena and Olmsted created highly successful projects through great design. The brilliance of great design is that it can solve multiple problems, create beauty for the inhabitants, and point to a positive future.

This free public event is designed to foster local awareness of our built environment so that we may continue to enjoy our island lifestyle.

Woodblock Matrix & Monoprint Workshop

Woodblock Matrix & Monoprint Workshop

~With Robert Corsair

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $165

Level: Open to All Levels

Friday - Sunday
Includes Open Studio Tues & Thur, 10am - 3:30pm
Tuition: $165/$195 Non-Members

Learn to painterly method to create a monoprint using a limited color palette and carved woodblock images. Monoprints are a painterly method of image making using a matrix. This workshop will expand the use of the monoprint capturing the color and shapes in a matrix of a carved woodblock, resulting in a "monotype" print. This course will also offer an introduction to 'editioning'.

Four years a printmaker in Hawaii and Paris, Robert learned printmaking at the Donkey Mill Print Studio, where he serves as a Studio Assistant, offering guidance and mentorship during Open Studio sessions. His prints are locally exhibited and sold.

Artist Talk

Artist Talk

~With Michael Cullen

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Thursday Evening
Potluck style - please bring a dish to share
Join us in welcoming Michael Cullen, Master wood craftsman presented by Hawaii Craftsmen. Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara (1983) and worked for several years in machine design before deciding to pursue a career in studio furniture. Presently, Michael divides his time creating furniture, teaching, and writing articles on design and technique. Cullen's interest in furniture design evolved from his background in mechanical engineering and love of art. During the past decade, his work has been featured in both trade and design publications and has received numerous awards. His work is shown and collected throughout North America and Europe. He will be teaching a workshop in April at Tai Lake Fine Woodworking: “Art of the Box," on April 1, 2016. www.michaelcullendesign.com

More information at www.hawaiicraftsmen.org

Hand-Building Pots for Your Table

Hand-Building Pots for Your Table

~With Jan Edwards

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $340

Level: Open to All Levels

4-day Workshop
February 27 and 28 & March 5 and 6
Tuition: $340 / Non-Member $400 - Supply Fee: $45

Portland artist Jan Edwards joins us once again to share her playful and unique methods of handbuilding and decorating tableware.

In this workshop we will spend two weekends exploring a multitude of ways to make pots for the table...bowls, cups, plates, pitchers, platters, butter dishes, without the use of a potter's wheel. Don't you wish you had a good Fish Platter, or a tall Vase, or perhaps a set of Sushi Plates? You name it... we'll make it. We'll use colorful Terra Cotta Clay and underglazes, slips and stains to embellish our pots. There's a cornucopia of decorative techniques to be explored.

Rings, Rings, Rings Workshop

Rings, Rings, Rings Workshop

~With Faith Stone

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $70

Level: Open to All Levels

Saturday
Tuition: $70 Members /$80 Non-Members includes supply

Rings are a great way to make gifts, and beautiful jewelry to wear for yourself. In this class students will learn to make 3 types of rings including simple band rings, braided Mexican wedding rings and rings set with a cabochon stone. Students will use variety of metals including brass, copper and silver. Techniques will include learning to use a jeweler's saw, drill and a soldering torch. No previous experience necessary.

Handmade Books - Paper Stars

Handmade Books - Paper Stars

~With Janet Ballentyne

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $45

Level: Beginners

Tuesday, half-day
$45/$65 Non-Member - Supply: TBD

Learn how to construct your own handmade star book through traditional bookbinding techniques. This beautiful, keepsake book can be used for a scrapbook or image journal or placed on display. This little book can be read in hand but reveals its delights when displayed as an open 7-pointed star. This class is suitable for beginners as well as experienced book artists. Once constructed, you can fill the pages with the images and words of your choosing. Tools and materials provided.

Master Pottery Techniques from Mashiko

Master Pottery Techniques from Mashiko

~With Ken Matsuzaki

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $270

Level: Intermediate - Advance

3 day workshop, Friday-Sunday
$270/$320 Non-Member
Hand building and wheel throwing workshop with Master Potter Ken Matsuzaki from Mashiko, Japan. In this three-day workshop, Matsuzaki will share with us his vast experience and knowledge of the ceramic arts while demonstrating his innovative style and methods of constructing his forms. Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn from this special guest teacher.

The Smart Artist

The Smart Artist

~With Amber Aguirre

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $45

Level: Open to All Levels

Tuition: $45/$65 Non-Member

This spring, join Artist Amber Aguirre for a class on essential business skills for artists. Learn how to enter juried shows and keep good records on your artwork. Using free online software, students will learn to edit photos and present their best to juried exhibitions. They will also learn how to be more organized and keep track of their work using spreadsheets to track galleries, sales and important information.

Amber Aguirre has been working in ceramics for the past 45 years, with work exhibited and collected internationally. She holds Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California, a Masters Degree in Art Education from San Francisco State University and California teaching credential. After moving to Hawaii in 2001 she began to pursue a career as a gallery artist. Shortly after, she was offered representation by one of the leading ceramic galleries in the nation. Since then she has exhibited her work all over the U.S. as well as internationally. Her art speaks of her feelings about war, racism, and other forms of social injustice.

* Students should bring a laptop and digital images of their work, and download FREE Pixlr Desktop photo editing software onto their computers BEFORE they come to the workshop. It is simple to do and the free software can be found at www.pixlr.com, near the bottom of the page.