one page printable calendar SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

programs
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

Soft Pastel Still Life  Painting Course

Soft Pastel Still Life Painting Course

~With Patti Pease Johnson

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $60

Level: Open to All Levels

Member: $60/Nonmember: $75 Includes Supply

First we discuss types of pastels, different papers, fixing and mounting paper on backing. Then, you'll begin with exercises on newsprint to get the flow of arm movements and keep loose and use of proper pastel stick handling. Next we'll model shapes, and then move into our quality pastel paper for the pre-setup still life, which begins with the under-painting. You will learn to exaggerate and be bold with colors using lights and darks, in a rotational proven method for success. Students complete one 9" x 12" painting; beginner/intermediate artists welcome. Class includes 3-page handout.

* Combined rate when taken with another class from Color Series

Create Your Own Silk Scarf

Create Your Own Silk Scarf

~With Patti Pease Johnson

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $60

Level: Open to All Levels

Member Tuition: $60/Nonmember: $75
Includes Supply

Paint your own 8" x 53" scarf using three colors of your choice, which will create many more colors on the silk. Pick your main color, and we'll discuss color theory to choose the other two. You will mix your colors, achieved by premixing the four process colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black). You will prepare your scarf by stretching it on a frame. Plan on abstraction verses realism; I call it freestyle. Techniques of color gradation, hard edges, and salt textures are used. A great way to have fun with colors and dyes and make a stylish personal statement every time you wear it! PLUS for the last hour, you'll use the wax tjanting tool on China silk to form resist lines for a more representational design, then paint with premixed colors for a taste of the wax resist technique. Includes 3-page handout.

* Combined rate available if taken with another class from Color Series

Color Series

Color Series

~With Patti Pease Johnson

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $60

Level: Beginners

Learn the language of color through creative exercises in color mixing, drawing, painting and dying. Choose 1 or more classes from the upcoming Color Series with an instructor specializing in liquid dye on silk, soft pastel, and watercolor.

Patti Pease Johnson has an extensive record of activity in the art world for the past 15 years. Her work is featured in galleries and gift shops around the state and found in many international collections.

4 Mix and Match classes priced individually (below). Receive a discount of $5 off each additional class when you sign up for 2 or more.

10 October - Circle of Creation with Patti Pease Johnson
Thursday, October 10 from 5pm - 6:30pm
Tuition: $15 per person/$20 Nonmember
Hands-on class provides an interactive tool designed to break down eight steps of the creative process into a visual, artistic aid to help artists organize their ideas and path to completion. A proven way for artists to visualize their journey and make the multitude of tasks more organized, therefore relieving stress and providing a high rate of success with the final outcome.

11 October - Create Your Own Silk Scarf
Friday, October 11 from 5pm - 9pm
Tuition: $60 includes supply/Nonmember $75
Paint your own 8"x53" scarf. Includes introduction to color theory, freestyle abstract painting, wax resist and dying techniques. Bring snack for meal break.

12 October - Soft Pastel Still Life
Saturday, October 11 from 10am - 2pm
Tuition: $60 includes supply/Nonmember $75
Learn to draw in pastels, explore types of papers, fixing and mounting techniques. Forms, shapes, colors and values will be explored. Pack a lunch for break.

13 October - Catalyst Abstract Watercolor Painting
Sunday, October 12 from 10am - 2pm
Tuition: $60 includes supply/Nonmember $75
An intuitive and playful painting experience using hot press paper and broken glass as a catalyst. Composition, color mixing, washes, value gradations and dry brush techniques will be discussed. Pack a lunch for break.

* See expanded descriptions below.

Circle of Creation

Circle of Creation

~With Patti Pease Johnson

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $15

Level: Open to All Levels

Tuition: Donkey Mill $15 member/$20 non-member
Includes Supply

This hands-on class presents the Circle of Creation, an interactive tool designed to break down eight steps of the creative process into a visual, artistic aid to help artists organize their ideas and path to completion. It offers a way to make the multitude of tasks more organized, therefore relieving stress and providing a high rate of success with the final outcome. Participants receive a Circle of Creation visual aid poster with sticky notes and supporting handouts. This tool is helpful in many ways besides, for example, creating multiple pieces of art for a solo show. It is useful for tasks such as life's transitions, relationships, getting your art studio in order, or simply fall house cleaning chores, or such as writing a book. It's about speaking the dream and working the steps.

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

Natural and Vat Dye

Natural and Vat Dye

~With Darius Homayounpour

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $150

Level: Open to All Levels

Saturday and Sunday
Member Tuition: $150
Nonmember: $180
Focused on natural dye sources, a basic palette of vat colors will be developed; cochineal, madder, and lac for reds, weld for yellow and indigo for blue. Secondary colors can be mixed. Itajime (clamped) shibori will be used to create simple resist patterns. Dyestuffs and mordants provided. Previous experience with dyeing is recommended.

As a textile artist, Homayounpour maintains an active exhibition schedule while running a production and teaching dye studio focusing on indigo as well as other natural and synthetic dyes, the only such studio in Hawai`i. Currently, the artist continues to teach shibori and indigo dyeing classes at the Academy Art Center at Linekona and Kuni Island Fabrics, and freelances as a technician in textile conservation.
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Supply fee covers:
- Synthrapol detergent
- Soda ash
- Mordants (potassium acetate and alum)
- Dyes and dye extracts (cochineal, madder, lac, weld)
- Cream of tartar
- Distilled water (18-24 gallons)
- Gas burners and butane canisters

Students should bring:
- Fabric: White or lightly colored cloth (silk will give, by far, the most rewarding results, but other natural fibers such as cotton, hemp, etc., will work; approximately 1 yard to start with)
- Gloves: Kim chee gloves (pink) from the Korean market are best (these are inexpensive and very long, dishwashing gloves are OK)
- Plastic basin or bucket for rinsing and taking home dyed fabric

Optional (bring if you have these):
- Matched pairs of pieces of wood (long rectangles, circles, squares, etc.)
- Spring-loaded clamps
- Large, wide rubber bands (i.e., from broccoli)

Family Workshops

Family Workshops

~With rotating instructors specializing in different mediums

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $45

Level: Open to All Levels

Bring a lunch and spend a day making art with your child! These one day classes are an opportunity for parents and children to get a taste of exploring creativity with guidance from an experienced teaching artist. Recommended ages are 5 and up.
Please see Youth Programs for individual listings.
Most family workshops are priced as follows:
Member Tuition: $45 for 1 adult and 1 child, $20 for each additional person includes supply.
Nonmember: $55 for pair, $25 per each. additional includes supply.

RIDE THE BREAKS! Visiting Artists Presentation

RIDE THE BREAKS! Visiting Artists Presentation

~With Maurizio "The Next One"

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

At the Donkey Mill Art Center, legendary dancer and music producer Maurizio THE NEXT ONE Cannavo from Turin, Italy will discuss his 30 year career as a music producer and bboy. Maurizio will show and discuss film clips, music, photos and images of his unique career. This is a rare glimpse into the roots of Hip Hop Culture in Europe from a Pioneer of the Italian scene and the process of being a part of newer art forms. The presentation will be coupled with an Ohana Style Potluck and opened by screenings of Rollin Sevens, a dance Short by VII GEMS ROCK DIVISION (NYC) and a tribute to Jeremiah "KRUSH" Nathan.

Widely considered a Bboy legend, The NextOne a.k.a. The Dreamer (born Maurizio Cannavò) is a Hip Hop pioneer in Italy. Not only has he been dancing as a Bboy for over 30 years but he is also a world renowned DJ and music producer. In the B-Boy world, NextOne is credited for the creation of many dance moves such as "Power Footworks" and "Space Flow." In the 90's he became a member of the legendary "Rock Steady Crew" and toured with the first Hip Hop Musical world tour entitled "Jam On The Groove." To this day, his contributions and dedication for the art form is widely recognized and respected worldwide.
NextOne is a serious record collector with an extensive collection that boasts over 20,000 original vinyl records. He has also produced beats for many different artists and musicians as well as performed & collaborated with legends such as: Rakim, Gangstarr, Guru's Jazzmatazz, Afrika Bambaataa & Kool Dj Herc, Donald Dee, Grand Master Caz (Cold Crush Brothers), Grand Mixer DST, ?uest Love, Rahzel & Scratch (the Roots), Common, Tony Touch & Cocoa Brovaz, Das Efx, Maseo (De la Soul), Alliance Etnik, Mc Solar, Smooth da Hustler & Nexx Level Click, Group Home, Chief Rocker Busy Bee, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (ATCQ), Erick Sermon and many others.
Due to his contributions to these art forms his name has had credits in many books and documentaries and he continues to be invited to numerous music and Bboy events to judge competitions, participate in panel discussions, hold workshops, and DJ for events.