one page printable calendar JUNE/JULY

programs
Photography: Master Class

Photography: Master Class

~With Alvis Upitis

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $75

Level: Intermediate - Advanced

(Nonmember: $85)
Limited to 6 Students

An intensive and intimate workshop with renowned professional photographer Alvis Upitis. Workshop begins with orientation/assignment at DM and then going to site for a walk around of shooting/lunch and return to DM for insight, review and discussion on student work.

(Taking the Intensive Camera Workshop or proof of camera competency required for this workshop)

Alvis Upitis is a working commercial photographer with 40 years experience shooting for Fortune 500 Companies and top advertising agencies worldwide. He has a BS and MFA in photography and taught photo art and technique at the college level for 10 years.

Photography: Image Transfer with Waterslide Decal Paper

Photography: Image Transfer with Waterslide Decal Paper

~With John Ferdico

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $125

Level: Beginners - Advanced

(Nonmembers: $150)

Class meets:
- Day 1 - Saturday, Feb 22 from 10am - 4pm
- Day 2 - Saturday, March 1 from 9am - 3pm

Inkjet printers have expanded how artists of all visual mediums manipulate their imagery. Nowadays, anything that can be photographed or scanned can be transferred to virtually any two or three-dimensional surface. One affordable medium by which this can be done is waterslide decal paper.

Waterslide decal paper has been around since the middle of the last century. Screen printed decals have been used for many years to decorate toys and models, and more recently ceramic artists have used the process to transfer images during the firing process. Looking back to its original application, Kona photographic artist John Ferdico has developed a technique that allows artists to transfer high-quality photographic images to almost any surface. In this workshop, John will share his technique with artists who are interested in transferring photographic images to their work using little more than an inkjet printer and some basic art supplies.

John Ferdico recently moved to Kailua-Kona from Oakland, California, where he kept a studio for sixteen years. He exhibited his photographs and photography-based sculpture throughout the United States, and recently had his first exhibition in Hawai'i, Artists of Hawai'i 2013 at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
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Materials list

Students Should Bring:
- Images to print (.psd, .jpgs. or .tif on a flash drive. Size the image to a dimension anything 8 x 10 inches or smaller, at a high resolution)
- An object or surface on which to transfer your image (such as wood, board, cloth)
- Scissors
- Xacto knife with no. 11 blade
- Masking Tape
- PVA Glue (White Glue)
- A few 1-inch foam brushes
- A few sheets of scrap cardboard a little larger than 10 x 12 inches

Donkey Mill will provide:
- Clear Decal Paper
- White Decal Paper
- Decal Setting Solution (We'll use Microscale's Micro Set and Micro Sol), available at online hobby retailers
- Digital Ground for Non-Porous surfaces--available at Akamai Arts
- Aerosol Clear Coat (we will use Krylon Crystal Clear) available at Akamai and Ace Hardware
- Plastic cups for water

Casual Slideshow Presentation

Casual Slideshow Presentation

~With Julie Crosby

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Join us in welcoming a New York ceramic artist who has spent the last couple of weeks building a new soda kiln at a local ceramic studio in Holualoa. Crosby will discuss the kiln building process and show a few slides of her work. Coffee and tea, no potluck, simple kine.

Social Media for Artists

Social Media for Artists

~With Anna Metcalfe

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $45

Level: Beginners - Advanced

Social Media is everywhere these days but how do you know what is worth your precious time and energy? This crash course in social media will equip you with a better understanding of the what, how and why of online tools for marketing your work, staying abreast of your field and connecting to your clients and colleagues.

Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists

Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists

~With Anna Metcalfe

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $45

Level: Open to All Levels

Combined Tuition offer:
Members: $45 per class or $165 for all 4
Nonmembers: $50 per class or $185 for all 4

This professional development series is brought to the Donkey Mill by Springboard for the Arts, in St. Paul, Minnesota. It has been developed to be useful to artists practicing in all disciplines--visual, performing and literary arts. The workshops are designed to work together or stand alone. You can take the whole series or only those workshops that best suit you.

7 Feb - Social Media for Artists
Friday, February 7 from 5:30 - 8:30pm
Member Tuition: $45 / Nonmember: $55
Social Media is everywhere these days but how do you know what is worth your precious time and energy? This crash course in social media will equip you with a better understanding of the what, how and why of online tools for marketing your work, staying abreast of your field and connecting to your clients and colleagues. This session will introduce you to a variety of social media tools with a focus on Twitter and Facebook so you can make informed decisions about what works best for you and your artistic practice.

14 Feb - Simple Business Plans for Artists/Promotional Tool Kits
Friday, February 14 from 10am - 1pm
Member Tuition: $45 / Nonmember: $55
A business plan will help you grow your artistic business, a.k.a. your career. This session explains how to prepare a simple business plan, in arts friendly language. People primarily think about writing a business plan when they are seeking money, but a business plan is an essential planning tool for any small business (even if you're "just a painter!").

What should be in your portfolio and who do you want to see it? This session focuses on promotional materials: your business card, artist statement, artistic resume, and your portfolio. We will talk about targeting your resume, choosing a work sample, and composing the catalog page that accompanies it. Artists are encouraged to bring promotional materials along for review.

21 February - Marketing for Artists
Friday, February 21 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Member Tuition: $45 / Nonmember: $55
This session is devoted to identifying the right audience for your artistic output, positioning yourself, and developing marketing strategies and a marketing plan geared for that audience.

28 February - Record keeping for Artists/Pricing Work
Friday, Feb 28 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Member Tuition: $45 / Nonmember: $55
How does your actual income compare with your desired income? If working with numbers drives you crazy, we have clear, simple methods for setting up your financial books. Learn how Budgets and Cash Flow Statements help you plan for profit (it isn't just whatever is left at the end.) Making accurate projections about what to expect allows you to plan for it and to prosper.

While many artists excel at the design and production of their work, they feel far less confident when it comes to deciding what the price ought to be. Most want to be compensated fairly, but what does that mean? Too often, a number is plucked out of the air because it feels about right. In this workshop we discuss what to consider as you 'do the math' both for people who are producing products and for those providing services.

Springboard for the Arts' mission is to cultivate vibrant communities by connecting artists with the resources they need to make a living and a life.

Visiting Artist's Presentation & Potluck

Visiting Artist's Presentation & Potluck

~With Bud Shark and Robert Kushner

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

please bring a dish to share.

Bud Shark is a visiting artist from Lyon's, Colorado. His business, Shark's Ink., has printed and published an extensive and eclectic body of prints collaborating with over 150 distinguished and innovative contemporary American artists since opening in 1976. In this presentation, Shark will show and discuss images of recent print projects including the work of notable artists Brad Brown, John Buck, Enrique Chagoya, Dianna Frid, Red Grooms, Jane Hammond, Don Ed Hardy, Yvonne Jacquette, Hung Liu, Hiroki Morinoue, Barbara Takenaga, Betty Woodman and others.

Bud Shark was born in Devils Lake, North Dakota. He received a BS from University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MA from University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He has lived and worked in London as a Master printer at Editions Alecto and Petersburg Press and taught at the Slade School of Fine Art. In 1976, he opened Shark's Lithography Ltd in Boulder, Colorado, and relocated the studio as Shark's Ink. to Lyons, Colorado in 1998.

Robert Kushher's is an American contemporary painter known for his work in Pattern and Decoration. Since the 1980's he has used flowers as his signature motif in his colorful paintings. His current work presents some striking departures and some reiterations of themes that have been integral to his practice for decades. In this presentation, Kushner will be talking about his recent work, large scale flowers on textured backgrounds, bands of gold leaf and areas of flat color, working with collage and pages from old books. He will discuss the relationship between collage and mono printing as part of a collaboration that he and Bud Shark will be working on during their time in Holualoa.
Robert Kushner has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. His works are in the permanent collections of museums around the world: The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The National Gallery of Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Tate Gallery, London, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, The Denver Art Museum, Galleria degli Ufizzi, Florence, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, Museum Ludwig, St. Petersburg, and The Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Handbuilding Tableware

Handbuilding Tableware

~With Jan Edwards

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $225

Level: Beginners - Advanced

(Nonmembers: $270)

In this three day workshop, we can learn to build Dinnerware and Serving dishes without the aid of a potter's wheel. We will use the ancient arts of coil and slab building to make our work. We'll use terra cotta clay to make our pots and colorful slips and underglazes to embellish them. They will be finished with a clear glaze. The pots you make can be as formal or casual as you like, as slick or funky, as traditional or inventive as your aesthetic. they will be safe to use with food and fun to have on your table.

This workshop is appropriate for all skill levels.

To see more of Jan's work, please visit
clayjan.com

Printmaking: Sosaku Hanga - Creative Print Movement

Printmaking: Sosaku Hanga - Creative Print Movement

~With Hiroki Morinoue

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $350

Level: Intermediate

(Non-members:$420)

2 Consecutive Weekends, February 1 & 8
Students are encouraged to work during the week as well during the Open Print Studio on Tues/Thur 10am - 4pm (complimentary for current student)

Under the guidance of Master Print Maker Hiroki Morinoue, students will be investigating traditional print processes while working on two projects. The first will be a black and white reductive woodcut process, using multi-tone or value image. The second is using four panels of wood to create a multi-colored woodcut print. Discussion of image, tone and drama will be directed towards individual critique. Carving and printing techniques will be discussed along with short demonstrations on traditional and alternative approaches.

Sosaku Hanga was an art movement in early 20th century Japan that stressed principles of "self-drawn", "self-carved" and "self-printed" art, emphasizing self-expression and the artist as the sole creator, creating "art for art's sake."

Hiroki Morinoue has an extensive record of art creation, exhibition and instruction. His own work has been represented by galleries across the mainland and Japan, Hawaii State Art Museum collection, The Contemporary Museum of Hawaii, The Honolulu academy of Arts, The National Parks Collection, The De Young Museum print collection in San Francisco, The Ueno no Mori Museum in Tokyo, The First Hawaiian Bank, Neiman-Marcus' Honolulu & Chicago Collection, Verizon Hawaii Collection. His arts in public places include Honolulu State Library, Honolulu Convention Center, Pahoa High School and Library, First Hawaiian Banks in Honolulu and Kona, Hawaii. He is one of the founders and a volunteer Artistic Director of Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture, a non-profit organization on the island of Hawaii.

Creating Large Ceramic Sculptures with Slabs

Creating Large Ceramic Sculptures with Slabs

~With Amber Aguirre

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $225

Level: Intermediate - Advance

(Nonmembers: $270)

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.

Photo 2014 at The Donkey Mill

Photo 2014 at The Donkey Mill

~With John Ferdico, Alvis Upitis and Laurel Schultz

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

- Hosted by Eric Edwards

Learn about the exciting new 2014 photography programs at the Donkey Mill Art Center. John Ferdico, Laurel Schultz & Alvis Upitis will give short artist talks and discuss their upcoming workshops. Jonathan Rawle & members of the Kona Camera Club will be joining us to discuss their club activities. Meet Professional and Aspiring photographers in your area and discuss what future programs and activities are of interest to you. Bring your camera, a pupu to share or beverage to share and join us for a casual evening of photo talk.

John Ferdico recently moved to Kailua Kona from Oakland, California, where he kept a studio for sixteen years. He exhibited his photographs and photography-based sculpture throughout the United States, and recently had his first exhibition in Hawaii, Artists of Hawai'i 2013 at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

Laurel Schultz recently moved to the Big Island from Seattle. She taught photography at the University of Washington and The Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle. She was an Emerging Artist in Residence at the Pilchuck Glass School in 2010, and a Hauberg Fellow there 2011. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States.

Alvis Upitis is a working commercial photographer with 40 years experience shooting for Fortune 500 Companies and top advertising agencies worldwide. He has a BS and MFA in photography and taught photo art and technique at the college level for 10 years.

Eric Edwards developed digital imaging products, technology and intellectual property at Sony, and led development of international standards in digital photography, digital cinema, JPEG and MPEG.