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Fiber Arts I: Blue and White Rokesu-zome

Fiber Arts I: Blue and White Rokesu-zome

~With Setsuko Morinoue and Chizuko Kujira

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $85

Level: Beginners

Sunday, June 12, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$85/$125 (Member/Non-Member); Supply fee: $20

The first of a three-part Japanese fiber arts series with instructors Setsuko Morinoue, DMAC co-founder and multimedia artist and Chizuko Kujira, fiber artist and Setsuko’s sister, visiting from Japan. Sign up for all three classes for discounted tuition and supply!

Roketsu-zome is a wax-resist dyeing technique, known as “Batik” in South Asian countries. The Japanese refined this technique with the use of brushes and temperature control, calling it, Roketsu-zome. Join us to create one-of-a-kind of paintings and drawings using indigo dye with Shibori-zome technique to pull final pieces in blue and white.

Creative Problem Solving

Creative Problem Solving

~With Alex Couwenberg & Guest Artists

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $250

Level: Beginners

Saturdays
Tuition: $250/Non-Member: $300

Guest artists:
Steve Fuchs
Samantha Fields
Andre Yi
Dave Pressler

This workshop will discuss and employ creative problem solving strategies in mixed media. Students will consider the transition from concept to reality through the deconstruction of ideas and themes translated to visual language. Excercises in painting, drawing and rendering will guide students through the process of intuitive communication, finding balance in the relationship between intention and spontaneity.

Alex Couwenberg:
A graduate from Art Center College of Design and The Claremont Graduate School, Couwenberg worked under the guidance of Karl Benjamin, one of the leading figures in the southern California based school of Hard-edge geometric abstraction. Benjamin was instrumental in the early development of Couwenberg's painting style, process and philosophy. A southern California native, Couwenberg naturally embraced the sensibility of his birth place and applied it to his art making practices. By instilling the discipline and rigor associated with the fundamentals of painting and abstract language, the paintings began to mature and develop an aesthetic voice unique to Couwenberg. The vocabulary references the dedication toward craft, process and the progression of concepts and techniques.

Couwenberg's paintings have been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. His work can be found in numerous public, private, corporate and museum collections around the world. Couwenberg was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for his achievements in painting and was recently featured as the subject of Los Angeles based film maker Eric Minh Swenson's film MANA, which focuses on the artist's life and studio practice in Los Angeles. Couwenberg recently exhibited a body of paintings in a two person show along with his mentor Karl Benjamin. The show was part of the Getty Museum's Pacific Standard Time project highlighting southern California artists and their contributions towards art making. Couwenberg splits his time between his Los Angeles studio and home in Hawaii with his wife and four children.
www.alexcouwenberg.com

Guest Artists:
Dave Pressler:
Dave is a Los Angeles based artist and character designer who has used sculpture and illustration to fuse two of his primary passions: fine art and the world of pop entertainment. In the past 20 years he has designed characters and worlds for such companies as Kid’s WB, Nelvana, Disney Jetix, Fox Kids Network, Wild Brain, and The Jim Henson Company to name a few. Most recently Dave has dove into the universe of TV animation, co-creating and designing the Emmy Nominated Robot And Monster, a new animated series that is currently airing on Nickelodeon. In addition to his media projects, Pressler is an accomplished painter and sculptor whose work shows in galleries all around Los Angeles.

Samantha Fields:
Samantha Fields holds BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, she moved to Los Angeles, where she is currently a Professor of Art at California State University, Northridge. Her work is represented by Traywick Contemporary in Berkeley and Western Project in Los Angeles. She has an extensive exhibition history. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, ArtWeek, Art in America, Artillery, Art ltd.,The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Steve Fuchs:
Steve is a multidisciplinary designer, educator, artist, surfer, and father of four children. His depth of knowledge ranges in scope from designing and fabricating complex art, interiors, and architectural systems to designing, constructing, and managing digital design systems for global mega-projects. As a design professional, Steve has owned his own practice and worked with an array of design firms to enable multidisciplinary strategies and solutions. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science & Technology from Thomas Edison State University, a Master of Architecture from The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), and is currently engaged in a Doctor of Computer Science with a concentration in Emerging Media.

Students should bring:
Acrylic paint in a variety of colors: red, blue, yellow, green, orange, violet, white, black)
Manila folders to make templates
Heavy weight paper to paint on

MANA Screening and Presentation

MANA Screening and Presentation

~With Alex Couwenberg

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 6pm
Suggested donation: $5 - please bring a dish to share

This documentary film, released in 2014, features a group of southern California artists who share the skill and affinity of surfing and how their love of, and interactions with the dynamics of the ocean inform their artwork. Each artist approaches their work differently in their process, mediums and styles, yet they all share a reverence for the power, beauty and complexity of the ocean. They are additionally unified by their strong community and family connections, each with a commitment to younger generations through art and surfing.

Ten artists were interviewed in their Los Angeles studios as well as while working, surfing and living on location in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Several of the artists were born and/or raised in Hawaii and have family histories here. The film will features private studio sessions, interviews, and events and ceremonies around the Big Island during the month of July, 2013. As divergent as each artist’s work is in comparison, they all share a common thread in their process and vision and are constantly driven by the influences and forces of family, friendships, stoke, aloha and the common bond of the unseen mana (power) of the land and sea.

Artists:
Craig Skibs Barker
Casper Brindle
Ben Brough
Alex Couwenberg
Ned Evans
Steve Fuchs
Eric Johnson
David Lloyd
Ken Pagliaro
Alex Weinstein

Film:
Director: Eric Minh Swenson | thuvanarts.com/f64.html
Executive Producer: Andi Campognone | andicampognone.com
Water footage: Ken Pagliaro | kenpagliaro.com
Collaborative footage: Marcel Morin and Sarah Mueller | vitaesessions.com

Contemporary Methods of Etching & Aquatint

Contemporary Methods of Etching & Aquatint

~With Master Printer/Artist Jon Goebel

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $320

Level: Open to All Levels

Saturay & Sunday, May 28 - 29 & June 4 - 5
Tuition: $320/$450 Non-Member

Learn etching without acids! The traditional method of etching copper plates requires the use of toxic acids which are hazardous to use and dispose of. This workshop will utilize safer mordents that erode metal efficiently without the need for ventilation or hazardous waste disposal. Topics covered will also include image development, etching grounds, safer mordents, aquatinting methods, and printing techniques. Each participant will produce a limited edition print during the workshop.

Jon Goebel is the Printmaking Director and Master Printer at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. He is a nationally recognized artist known for his symbolically charged print works. He has received multiple awards for his intaglio work and shown in over 100 group exhibitions across the United States and abroad including China, Portugal, Bulgaria, Argentina, Spain, South Korea, Canada, India, and Puerto Rico. Jon has taught numerous printmaking workshops in the U.S. and at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China. More at: www.jongoebel.com

Donkey Mill will provide:
Copper plates for students
All necessary etching supplies and equipment
Printing paper and Inks

Students should bring:
- 6" x 9" line sketch of image for plate
- Small lidded container for stop out
- Disposable latex gloves
- 3/4" pointed brush
- 3/4" chisel brush
- Mechanical pencil
- Stopwatch or wristwatch
- Jewelers loop/magnifying glass
- Extra paper (optional)
- Pad of 18" x 24" newsprint

Mixed Media Abstract Painting

Mixed Media Abstract Painting

~With Margaret Shields

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $100

Level: Open to All Levels

Weekend Workshop: Friday - Sunday
Tution: $100/Non-Members: $120

Using acrylic paint, joint compound, and mixed media on wood, students will explore the fundamentals of abstraction and begin to develop their vision through alternate means. We will begin by working with mixed media on paper to develop ideas and then move into creating a series of 3, 12x12 wood panels.

Topics:
- Visual design fundamentals: composition, value, color use, rule breaking
- Use of materials, brushes and surface preparation
- Paint techniques such as glazing, impasto, brush work, collage, stenciling, scraffito
- Layering, and inclusion of various materials like thread, seeds, graphite and ink
- Full exploration of using media on paper and wood panels
- Developing a series of works thematically

Margaret studied Fine Art at Portland State University and studied abroad in Italy, and has been painting since 1994. She has worked extensively in her own studio as a painter, as well as professionally with other artists in sculpture, ceramics and printmaking. Her paintings have been exhibited in many shows in Oregon and Hawaii. Currently, Margaret assists in the print studio at Dmac and also teaches printmaking.

Supply fee includes:
- paper, wood panels, joint compound, gesso

Handmade Coptic Books

Handmade Coptic Books

~With Lisa Louise Adams

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $85

Level: Beginners

Saturday
Tuition: $85/Non-Member: $125 - Supply Fee: $15

Create your own beautiful, hand-stitched, hard-cover book styled after Fourth-Century Copts (Egyptian Christians) with beautiful chain links across the exposed spine. Learn to cover book board with cloth, two-needle Coptic binding, and how to ply linen thread. No previous experience necessary.

Supply fee includes: book board, linen thread and miscellaneous bookmaking materials.

Students should bring:
Two pieces of cotton fabric for the covers sized: 10.5" long x 6" tall
One long paper: Canson or Lhotka 4.5” x 25ish” long to coordinate
Twenty text weight papers 8.5” x 11”
Button for closure
Scissors and bone folder
1” cheap brush for glue
Old yellow pages book (to punch in) and glossy magazine (to glue in)
X-acto knife, metal 12” ruler, and small self-healing cutting mat
Optional: Five handmade papers 8.5” x 11” (to wrap signatures)

Printmaking: Collagraphy

Printmaking: Collagraphy

~With Glenn Lawler

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $165

Level: Open to All Levels

Friday - Sunday
Member Tuition: $165/$195 NM

Collagraphy is a process of printmaking that utilizes textures from paper layering, textiles and even plant matter to create intriguing visual effects and tonalities. Students will learn to construct collographs, inking, use of the print press and hand tools using mat board, gesso and acrylic medium.

Students should bring:
- exacto knife
- tweezers
- string, fabric or other fun textures to work with

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.