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Floral Arrangement Workshop: Holiday Wreathes

Floral Arrangement Workshop: Holiday Wreathes

~With Scott Seymour

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $65

Level: Open to All Levels

($78 each for nonmembers)
Combined rate for Floral Arrangement Classes
$155 for all 3 Floral Classes on:
- Weds, Nov. 27 Thanksgiving Centerpieces
- Weds, Dec. 11 Holiday Wreathes
- Friday, Dec. 20 Christmas Centerpieces

The holiday spirit be upon us. Compose a Christmas wreathe for your harth or the front door or perhaps, the base of an eggnog bowl. Think in colors and flowers of Christmas--think Greens, think whites, think evergreens. We will supply filler, wreath form and greening pins. Come play at the Donkey Mill and share some Christmas Spirit.

Floral Arrangment Workshop: Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Floral Arrangment Workshop: Thanksgiving Centerpiece

~With Scott Seymour

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $65

Level: Open to All Levels

($78 each for nonmembers)
Combined rate for Floral Arrangement Classes
$155 for all 3 Floral Classes on:
- Weds, Nov. 27 Thanksgiving Centerpieces
- Weds, Dec. 11 Holiday Wreathes
- Friday, Dec. 20 Christmas Centerpieces

'Tis the time of Thanksgiving. Create a small piece for either your sideboard, buffet, tabletop or dining table. Think In shades of autumn. Bring your own flowers and your container of choice and any fall color you might like to use in the way of foliage. We will supply filler and oasis floral foam, as well as direction.

Film Club and Talk on Bees

Film Club and Talk on Bees

~With Garnett Pruette from Big Island Bees

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Popcorn served. Donations gratefully appreciated.
The cinema club will be meeting again monthly to discuss and promote the work of film artists who have inspired them. If you have an idea for a film you would like us to consider, please contact us: donkeymill@gmail.com

Art Basics: Beginning Printmaking

Art Basics: Beginning Printmaking

~With Gerald Walsh

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $195

Level: Beginners

(Nonmember $235)
*Class skips 12/7/13 for Holiday Affair Event

The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic fundamental process/procedure for printmaking from design to inking and printing. Students will understand their tools, know their environment and learn key terms and methods while participating in drypoint, monotype, and woodblock printing. This fun and exciting introductory course will reveal a new level of art making to willing-to-learn individuals. It will take place in the Donkey Mill's Printmaking Room. Students who would like to continue their practice between classes or after the series will have access to the Donkey Mill Open Print Studio, during the week.

Gerald Walsh has a fine art degree from the University of Hawaii, Hilo. He feels that the scope of art encompasses most aspects of life. His main concentration printmaking through the processes of intaglio, woodcut, lithography and collagraph.

Supply fee will cover Paper, MDF wood, ink, plexiglass, mineral spirits, stone for sharpening, use of drypoint needles.

Student should bring: Burin Tool (available at the Yarn and Art Supply, by Costco), pencils, notebook, sketch pad, ruler, rags for cleaning, exacto-knife.

* Image: "Keyhole of Truth" by Gerald Walsh

Maori Wood Carving Workshop

Maori Wood Carving Workshop

~With Lyonel Grant

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $180

Level: Intermediate - Advanced

(Nonmember: $215)

Lyonel is a master traditional Maori carver that also creates work for the contemporary world. He will cover basic traditional design and patterning ,lighting, and relief carving. Participants should bring their own carving chisels and custom sharpening will also be covered. It is a very rare combination of events that is making this workshop possible. Intermediate to advanced skill level though beginners are encouraged to come and observe.

An honours graduate from New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute in Rotorua, Lyonel trained under master carver John Taiapa. In 1984 he carved the meeting house Matapihi o te Rangi in Tokoroa and Ihenga in Rotorua (1993-96). Since then his work has become more sculptural: it explores the tensions between customary cultural traditions of art located on the marae (gathering place) and contemporary art styles found in the gallery; between modernism and Maori art; between different materials; between substance and space.

Lyonel is coming to the Donkey Mill through the generosity of Hawaii Artists Collaboration.
http://hawaiiartistcollaboration.org/collab/

Blacksmithing

Blacksmithing

~With Henry Pomfret

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $180

Level: Open to All Levels

(Nonmember $215)

Henry Pomfret has mastered both traditional and artist blacksmith work. In partnership with Hawaii Artists Collaboration, this workshop is open to all skill levels. Participants should provide their own safety gear, eye and hearing protection, non flammable clothing and shoes, leather gloves. Basic forge technique will be covered as well as the steps needed to move metals into desired forms. There is no limit as to the advanced forms that can be presented depending on the interest of the class.

Henry works from Bringsty Forge, just outside Bromyard in rural Herefordshire, UK. He has thirty years of experience in the art/craft of blacksmithing, ranging from running his own blacksmithing business in Buckinghamshire, forging in Africa, journeyman work for leading smiths in the UK, teaching for nine years at the National School of Blacksmithing in Hereford, demonstrating and teaching in the UK, USA and Canada as well as participating in international collaborative arts events. He is a Licenciate of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths (LWCB) as a teacher of the art and an active member of BABA, the British Artist Blacksmiths Association.

Henry works on a wide range of commissions in either historic styles or much more contemporary forms using traditional techniques of hot forging metal. These range from small domestic items and hardware through to larger architectural and sculptural works.

"What I love about steel is the fact that it is so squishy!" - Pomfret

Hawaii Collaboration - Artist's Presentation

Hawaii Collaboration - Artist's Presentation

~With Lyonel Grant (Maori Carver), Henry Pomfret (English Blacksmith) Laura Hosaluk, (Emma Collaboration)

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Hawaii Artists Collaboration brings a small group of international artists to the Donkey Mill for an artists presentation and ohana style potluck.

Lyonel will present on the importance and construction of the Maori Meeting house. The detailed carvings and weavings carry the history of the people and point the way to the future. Lyonel is a traditional carver but bridges to the contemporary world with his interpretations and use of a wide range of media.

Blackmsith Henry Pomfret will present on a mix of his own work and well as the genre of artist blacksmithing. He has taught blacksmithing for 30 years at Hereford college in England and currently runs the Bromley forge doing private commissions and pieces for gallery display.

Laura Hosaluk will present a short piece on the Emma Collaboration, a much larger gathering of international multi talented artists in Saskatchewan Canada that was created to bring their community into touch with artists from all over the world. The Emma Collaboration was the inspiration for the creation of the Hawaii Artist Collaboration, now in it's third year.

Please bring a dish to share and join us to welcome these incredible artists to our local community.
Learn more about Hawaii Artist's Collab visit: http://hawaiiartistcollaboration.org/collab/

Art Basics: Intro to Printmaking

Art Basics: Intro to Printmaking

~With Gerald Walsh

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $45

Level: Open to All Levels

(Nonmembers $55)
- includes supply

This 1 day sampler class will allow the total beginner to try their hand at the tradition of printmaking. Learn how to create monotypes using paper, plexiglass and ink.

Followed by a full 5 week series in November for those wishing to continue their learning and expand into drypoint, monotype and woodblock printmaking processes.

- Please pack a lunch
* Image: "Seeker of Hearts," by Gerald Walsh

Ukulele Building Workshop

Ukulele Building Workshop

~With Sam Rosen

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $275

Level: Open to All Levels

Nonmember Tuition: $330
Supply Fee: $100

Learn to build a fine instrument with an experienced luthier. This is an introductory level building course with an opportunity for those with experience to expand on their skill set. Everyone will be making a tenor ukulele. Each of the makers can add a different embellishment to individualize their instrument to their liking.

Catalyst Abstract Watercolor Painting

Catalyst Abstract Watercolor Painting

~With Patti Pease Johnson

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: $60

Members: $60/Nonmembers: $75 Includes Supply

If you enjoy abstract art, or want to try your hand at it, this class is for you. Your intuition and playful attitude are part of this journey. Each student creates 3-5 separate 8"x 8" watercolor paintings using broken glass as a catalyst. Theories of good composition are discussed, along with color theory and color wheel use. You then make your initial setup with the glass pieces. Abstract qualities are the focus using 3 paints right out of the tube. After the first drying and glass removal, each piece is brought to further expressiveness by using other detailed watercolor techniques of washes, spatters, lifting, value gradations or dry brush. Includes 3-page handout.

* Combined rate when coupled with another class from the Color Series