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Make a Multiple Signature Case Bound Book

Make a Multiple Signature Case Bound Book

~With Lisa Louise Adams

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $150

Level: Open to All Levels

RESCHEDULED AS OF 4/25: PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM NEW DATES
Learn how to construct a beautiful, handmade book that's super sturdy and can be used as a long term journal or sketchbook, for yourself or as the perfect gift.

Using cloth, paper, and a variety of embellishments, you will learn to build a durable, hard cover book with multiple signatures (stacks of paper inserts), gathered and sewn together for strength. The books will be trimmed on three sides, glued into a spine and wrapped in cloth.

Students will be introduced to a variety of materials, including tapes, end bands, ribbon bookmarks, cloth spines and cotton fabrics to personalize their books.

Students should bring their favorite text papers, 100%cotton fabric for covers and a packed lunch. Lisa will provide all other necessary supplies, tools and materials.

Film Club Screening - Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life

Film Club Screening - Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life

~With Shaun Roth

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Starts at 6pm
Free screening and popcorn. Donations appreciated.

Dir: Stephen R. Kellert and Bill Finnegan.
USA 2011 60 min

Biophilic Design is an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work, and learn. We need nature in a deep and fundamental fashion, but we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from nature. The recent trend in green architecture has decreased the environmental impact of the built environment, but it has accomplished little in the way of reconnecting us to the natural world, the missing piece in the puzzle of sustainable development. Come on a journey from our evolutionary past and the origins of architecture to the world's most celebrated buildings in a search for the architecture of life. Together, we will encounter buildings that connect people and nature - hospitals where patients heal faster, schools where children's test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive, and communities where people know more of their neighbors and families thrive. Biophilic Design points the way toward creating healthy and productive habitats for modern humans.

Island architects hope the film will serve as a launching point for further public discussion about design in Hawaii.

Photographing Your Artwork

Photographing Your Artwork

~With with Alvis Upitis

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $35

Level: Intermediate

This three-hour workshop will cover basic to intermediate techniques for archiving your drawings,
paintings, fiber art, ceramics or sculptures. The workshop goal is to teach people with basic cameras
and no special lights how they can document their work and also to give people with more advanced
equipment methods for improving their photos. Format will include an illustrated lecture covering
simple to intermediate techniques. Advanced points will also be mentioned however emphasis will be
on methods using equipment available to the amateur photographer. There will be demonstrations, but
no setup for photographing individual pieces at this event

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.

Ceramics Sculpture Workshop

Ceramics Sculpture Workshop

~With Visiting Artist Tip Toland

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $225

Level: Open to All Levels

Tip Toland is one of the Donkey Mill's recipients of the Laila Twigg-Smith Artist-In-Residence Grant. In this three day workshop students will learn how to build a basic life-size head using Rules of Thumb to cover proportion and mapping in the features. Participants will come away from this class with a step-by-step understanding of how to sculpt the head. We will learn about the basic musculature of the face as it relates to expression.
Tip will lead participants through topics such as asymmetry, layering expressions, aging, and how to turn up and down the degree of volume of expression. The goal is to give voice to inner psychological states, projecting aspects of humanity which create a felt response in the viewer.
Bring photos of facial expressions to work with.

The supply fee includes the hardware and materials for building an armature, which students will keep at the end of the workshop, as well as use of all the basic studio tools. It also includes 50 pounds of clay to work with; busts will not be fired.

Material list for students to bring:
A fork and a spoon
Fat Bamboo skewers (can be gotten at Safeway)
One piece of foam rubber about 2 feet square
A sketch pad and pencil
measuring tape
large banding wheel if you have it

Artist Talk & Aloha Potluck

Artist Talk & Aloha Potluck

~With Tip Toland

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Tip Toland was born outside of Philadelphia and now lives in Vaughn, Washington. She received her MFA from Montana State University in 1981. In 1986 she received a visual arts Fellowship grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She was awarded first-place in 2005 for the Virginia Groot Foundation grant. Tip is a full-time studio artist and a part-time instructor in the Seattle area. In addition, she conducts workshops

across the United States and in Europe. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally. She is currently represented through Barry Friedman Gallery LTD. Her work is represented in both private and public collections, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, Kohler Art Center, The Museum of Art and Design and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

ARTFUL SEEING: FOCUS ON COMPOSITION

ARTFUL SEEING: FOCUS ON COMPOSITION

~With Kathleen Carr

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $85

Level: Beginners

If you'd like to learn how to take better photographs, come to this all day workshop on composition. After a slide presentation reviewing the key elements of good composition and artful seeing, we will go to two locations to photograph. Kathleen will assist each participant with composing the elements while photographing. After lunch, we will meet at Donkey Mill to review a selection of everyone's images. Kathleen will lead a discussion on how to improve the composition for each photograph shown. Please bring your camera (it can be a point and shoot, a fancy DSLR or anything in between), and a laptop if you have one. If you have any questions about the course, you may contact Kathleen at 808-328-2162.
Kathleen T. Carr, BFA Photography, is a fine art photographer, author, and teacher whose work has been exhibited widely and published in numerous books and periodicals. She has been teaching photography workshops and courses since 1991. Her books include To Honor the Earth, Polaroid Transfers, and Polaroid Manipulations. Visit her websites at www.kathleentcarr.com and www.kathleencarr.com

Photographing Flora and Fauna

Photographing Flora and Fauna

~With Doreen Wynja

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $85

Level: Beginners

Participants will meet at a field location TBA and spend 3 hours photographing with Doreen. After the field trip students will return to The Mill to review their images from the morning in a group session lead by Doreen. Please bring your laptop if you have one.

Doreen L Wynja has been a professional photographer since 1987, recently wanting to share her knowledge she has started doing presentations on garden imagery. Her most recent collection of work can be found in the New Sunset Western Garden Book, as well as in the pages of Fine Gardening, Horticulture, among other garden editorial. More information on Doreen's work can be found at - http://eyeofthelady.smugmug.com

Camera Sensor Cleaning with Dave, (Doreen's husband) owner of www.advancecamera.com will be available to do camera sensor cleaning, and talk with you about any camera problems you maybe having. $30 for regular sensors and $50 for full frame sensors, that's a 50% saving off regular prices.

* The sensor cleaning will be available from 12pm-4pm on Saturday and from 6-8:30pm Friday evening. Please call to set up a reservation.

Artists Talk: Photographing Flora & Fauna

Artists Talk: Photographing Flora & Fauna

~With Doreen Wynja

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Friday Evening Artists Talk
Doreen will be sharing a presentation about how you might take better photos in the garden with the use of over 200 plant & garden images in a Power Point presentation filled with differing times of day and depth of field to name a couple. Doreen will inspire you and lend you new ideas on how to approach light, composition and taking just a moment to get the shot you're really after.

Film Club Screening: The Secret Roan Inish

Film Club Screening: The Secret Roan Inish

~With group

Event Type: Presentation

Cost: Free!

Join us Thursday, March 14th at 6 p.m. as we celebrate St. Paddy's Day by showing The Secret Roan Inish, written and directed by John Sayles. Set in a small fishing village in Ireland, 10 year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents. She learns that she has an relative that married a selkie, a seal that can turn into a human. The New York Times called the film "a cinematic poem in which man and nature, myth and reality, flow together in a way that makes them ultimately indivisible."

The film will be hosted by Loren Lindburg. Popcorn is free. Donations gratefully accepted.

The Passion of Light, oil painting workshop

The Passion of Light, oil painting workshop

~With Rose Adare

Event Type: Workshop

Tuition: $250

Level: Open to All Levels

Work with the concept of "illumination" in painting, understand the passion of your model and completion of a full painting within the time frame.

First Day: beginning with line of action drawing to a descriptive solid drawing then translating this into a workable value scale incorporating gold leaf (optional) into the painting.

Second Day: using oil washes to understand midrange color, and color harmony, Learning how color can manipulate the viewer, How colors read and what is their power.

Third Day: finishing with accents of darks/lights re-establishing focal point, illumination and passion. Incorporating gold leaf so it is seamless.

Art Supplies for Students to bring:
Pencils or charcoal
Oils paints
Turps and other mediums
Brushes
Paints
an image of a person to work from
canvas either 8x10 thru 16x20
any other paint materials you use