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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

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)