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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

Floral Arrangements: Christmas Centerpieces

Floral Arrangements: Christmas Centerpieces

~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

Christmas eve is but five evenings away. Holiday reception calls for Holiday Spirit! Think of a floral piece for your dining room table, your sideboard or perhaps a fire place. Bring the flowers and holiday container of your choice, be it copper, little barrels or silver. We'll be doing centerpieces from 10am-1pm on Friday, the 20th of December. Once more, come play at the Donkey mill. We will supply filler and oasis floral foam, as well as direction.

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