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  • Limited enrollment, please register at least 1 week in advance.
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Draw the Color, Paint the Line

Draw the Color, Paint the Line

~With George Woollard

Event Type: Workshop
September 2 - September 4, 2016

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition: $300

Level: Open to All Levels

Mixed Media Watercolor

Tuition: $300/$325 (DMAC Members)
Friday - Sunday, September 2-4

Drawing is moving, gesturing and telling a story. Painting is coloring, suggesting and emoting. Pastel and watercolor are good media to do both. This holiday weekend workshop will be taught by internationally-acclaimed artist, George Woollard, combining morning demonstrations with guidance throughout the afternoons. Mr. Woollard will take a linear approach to composing with watercolor and pastel to seamlessly combine them into one composition that is both entertaining and sublime. Come with an open mind!

“For me, it is in the discovery of something new that I feel most alive. I am excited by surprises and I want to share my enthusiasm with you my viewers.” - George Woollard.

George Woollard's work can be found in many private and corporate collections around the world in addition to those of The Bibliotheque Nationale des Art, Paris, The Hawaii State Art Museum, The Persis Collections, The Four Seasons Resort and Disney Resorts.

Students must bring the following:

- Arches of Fabriano HP 140 lb. watercolor paper
- Unison (or similar) very soft pastel
- Good quality, transparent watercolor paint and watercolor brushes
- Spray fixative

Artist Talk and Aloha Style Potluck

Artist Talk and Aloha Style Potluck

~With Michelle Martin and Matt Egan

Event Type: Presentation
October 26 , 2016

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Admission: Free!

Artist Talk with Michelle Martin and Matt Egan
Wednesday, Oct 26 at 6pm
Free, please bring a dish to share
Funded by the Laila Twigg­-Smith Foundation and Hawaii Community Foundation

Join us in welcoming two distinguished Artists-in-Residence for an evening presentation and potluck dinner, presented through an East/West Hawaii artist exchange between UH Hilo and the Donkey Mill Art Center. Both artists are visiting through residencies made possible through the Laila Twigg-Smith Foundation.

Michelle Martin is an Associate Professor of Printmaking at The University of Tulsa and Gallery Director of the Sherman Smith Family Gallery, located at the Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education in Tulsa, OK. She received her BFA in 1993 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and earned her M.F.A. in Printmaking at The Ohio State University in 1996. An active artist working in all print media and drawing, her work has been shown in over 170 national and international exhibitions since 1995, including venues in New Zealand, Venezuela, Iceland, Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey and England. She has won numerous awards and purchase prizes, including an Oklahoma Artist of Excellence Award in 2003, the 2007 Print Prize in the Bradley Print and Drawing Exhibition, and the Oklahoma Visual Arts Fellowship (Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition) in 2008, and the Brackett­Krennerich Purchase Award (Delta National Small Prints Exhibition) in 2013 and 2014. Her work is in several private, public and university collections,including the Zuckerman Museum of Art (Kennesaw, GA), Kohler Library(Madison, Wisconsin), Muscarelle Museum of Art (The College of William and Mary), The Anchor Graphics print archives, The College of Notre Dame of Maryland permanent collection, Rutgers Center for the Innovative Paper, the Southwest Collection (Texas Tech University), and the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum (University of Louisiana).

Matthew James Egan is an Associate Professor teaching in Printmaking in the School of Art and Design within the College of Fine Arts & Communication at East Carolina University in North Carolina, United States. Previous to joining ECU Matthew worked and taught at the American University of Sharjah and has served at the University of Sharjah’s College of Fine Arts and Design working toward a relationship between entities in the United States and the United Arab Emirates. He was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking studying under Professor Daniel W. Dingler and minored in Multi­Media at the University of Windsor in 1997. He received a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and Drawing in 2000 from the University of South Dakota mentored by the Frogman, Professor Lloyd Menard. Egan’s prints, drawings and high­relief handmade paper casts have been exhibited in more than 200 regional, national and international juried and invitational exhibitions in North America, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. He has curated several exhibitions namely the A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking and associated conference and catalog, which boast nearly 200 pages of images, biographies, websites, essays and demonstration notes from more than 100 prominent North American printmakers. He has organized several portfolios such as the Fertile Crescent and Cultural Exchange as well as participated in more than thirty­five national and international exchanges, which have been placed in respected institutional permanent collections. Egan is a printmaker combining traditional techniques and digital processes to generate color etchings and lithographs. He combines images from media sources and fabricated drawings to develop narratives ranging from historical events to contemporary issues.



~With Hiroki Morinoue

Event Type: Workshop
November 15 - November 19, 2016

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Tuition: $250

Level: Beginners

Tuesday - Saturday, November 15 - 19th from 10am - 2pm

This class will be designed towards individual projects. Students are encouraged to have two or three drawings or concepts in mind. The main focus of this class is to help students understand the sensibility of each step of the processes involved in creating a final print or image, including the carving of linear details, subtle surface texture of hand rubbed techniques and the overall dialog of a finished print. The students will come to understand the importance of creating test prints in contrast to the editioning process.

Mokuhanga is the Japanese term for woodblock print (moku means wood and hanga means print). In this class participants will rediscover the 17th Century Japanese woodblock printing process. Its delicate color and painterly applications combine with the strength and clarity of the woodcut line. This printmaking style comes with its own unique vocabulary. The use of water-based materials and simple tools makes this a desirable addition to any artist's repertoire.

Morinoue will lead discussions on image making throughout the workshop. He is well known for the dedication, guidance, and technical virtuosity. Projects will be done in a manageable scale to allow the participant to explore and experiment carving and inking techniques while creating a multi-color woodblock. Some relief printing experience will be helpful.

Hiroki Morinoue has shown widely in the United States and Japan. He has completed several major public art commissions, including projects at the Honolulu Public Library, and the Hawaii Convention Center. Morinoue's work is represented in the collections of The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; The Honolulu Academy of Arts, The National Parks Collection, Maryland; Ueno No Mori Museum, Tokyo, and others.