one page printable calendar AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

programs
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.

Art Basics: Beginner Watercolor

Art Basics: Beginner Watercolor

~With Wanda McManus

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $195

Level: Beginners

($235 Nonmember) for 5 Week Series
Bring sack lunch and art supplies (list provided)

In this 5 week series, students will meet in different spots around the local community to learn basic drawing and painting techniques to create their own watercolor paintings of the local landscape as well as it's flora and fauna. Students will learn to identify the best working materials and how to mix colors and use their paints. They will explore techniques in the drawing and composition of architecture, plants, water, landscapes, light and perspective in their work, as well as collage and fish print. The group will paint in locations including the Donkey Mill Art Center, Paul's Place in Halualoa and The Church of the Living Rock Break.

Wanda McManus is a professional artist with studios in Bodega Bay, California and Kona, Hawaii. She has extensive experience in teaching and calls Art "a way of life" for her. In her own work, she favors watercolors and creating large paintings. She enjoys painting outdoors because of the influence of the elements in her work, which carries aspects of realism with splashes of abstraction. Examples of her work can be viewed at www.WANDAMCMANUS.com

Painting: Abstracting from Nature

Painting: Abstracting from Nature

~With Hiroki Morinoue

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $240

Level: Intermediate

(Nonmembers: $285)
Members: $240/ Nonmembers: $285
Medium: Acrylic and Spackle

This workshop on abstract painting will work with the dynamics of color, flat and oblique planes, surface detail and movement. Renowned artist Hiroki Morinoue will work with students to increase their understanding of the image or drama in their work and help them visualize the dialog between form and space and the spacial relationship of object to environment. Students must be willing to work beyond their comfort zone.

Hiroki Morinoue is a native of Holualoa, Hawaii with a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. He has worked successfully in a variety of media including mixed media paintings, printmaking, ceramics, photography, and sculpture. He has long been a patient observer of the rhythms, cycles and patterns of nature. Morinoue has shown his works in galleries across the mainland and Japan.

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. In 1996 he was designated a Living Treasure of Hawaii by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission in Honolulu.

Supply Fee will cover: Drywall compound and matte medium.

Students should bring: Acrylic Paints
- Alizaram Crimson
- Red Med. Hue
- Yello Med. Hue
- Light Yellow
- Thalo Blue
- Ultra Blue

* Photo credit: Kona Times, Nov 1970, Studio 7 Fine Arts Facebook

Monoprint and Collage

Monoprint and Collage

~With Esterita Austin

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $150

Level: Open to All Levels

Nonmember Tuition: $180

In this Mono Print and Mixed Media Collage workshop we will experiment with a new technique using paint, (and, or any drawing or painting supplies) fuse and organza to create unique monoprints. Multiple monoprints can then be combined to create a layered, dimensional image. These can then be combined with watercolor papers, fabric, canvas, wood, or whatever your imagination will allow to create a unique collage. Any level of artistic expertise, from beginner to advance, can succeed!

Students should bring:
- small rotary cutter, cutting mat or paper scissors, fabric scissors if you prefer
- Roll of Reynolds baking parchment paper
- pencil
- ball point pen
- black sharpie marker
- any other mark making tools such as: colored pencils, water color, textile paints, pencils, oil crayons, crayons, etc.
- 1 yd white cotton fabric.

Supply Kit will include:
- Organza
- Jacquard
- Lumiere paint
- Optional patterns
- Palette
- 2.5 yds of Misty fuse

Internationally award winning quilt maker, designer and teacher, Esterita Austin, studied for her MFA in graphics and photography at Pratt Institute. Esterita's work has been widely shown in International museums and galleries as well as published in magazines and books on fiber arts. She brings creative energy to all of her workshops, stimulating the imagination and invigorating the soul. To learn more about Esterita and to see more of her work, please visit her website: www.esteritaaustin.com

Ceramics Sculpture workshop

Ceramics Sculpture workshop

~With Beth Cavener Stichter

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $250

Level: Intermediate - Advanced

(Nonmembers: $300)
Participants will experience Beth's unusual method of working, starting with a solid mass of clay and then hollowing each part of the sculpture down to the skin before reassembling the entire piece.

Artist's Presentation and Potluck

Artist's Presentation and Potluck

~With with Beth Cavener Stichter

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Free Admission, please bring a dish to share

Beth Cavener Stichter is full-time professional studio artist brought to the Big Island from Washington by Hawaii Craftsmen. In her work she addresses controversial, potentially embarrassing subject matter head on and in direct opposition to the reputation of her chosen medium, clay.

Woven Paper Sculptures

Woven Paper Sculptures

~With Nathalie Miebach

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $75

Level: Beginners

(Nonmember: $80)

This workshop teaches students basic plaiting and twilling weaving techniques to be used towards sculptural explorations. Participants will design their own paper to weave with, learn how to create various design beginnings, learn how to make corners and build sculpturally and finally how to finish it off. The emphasis on this workshop is on playing with the techniques and pushing the sculptural possibilities with paper and weaving.

Nathalie Miebach holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Political Science from Oberlin College, OH, and both a Master of Art Education and Master of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art, MA. She was honored as an Artist-in-Resident at the Donkey Mill as one of the 2013 Laila Twigg Smith Grant recipients. Her work has been shown nationally and has been reviewed in Art In America and Sculpture Magazine. She focuses on the intersection of art and science and the visual articulation of scientific observations, through weaving.

www.nathaliemiebach.com