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Registration Guidelines

  • Limited enrollment, please register at least 1 week in advance.
  • New membership policy: Students are not required to be current members but Members are eligible lower tuition and additional membership privileges.
  • Classes that do not make minimum enrollment at least a week in advance are subject to cancellation. Refunds will be honored to paid registrants at that time.
  • Refunds: Refunds will be honored for cancellations made at least 72 hours in advance.
  • Scholarship assistance is available for Youth Intersession Programs with applications due at least one month in advance (please see class listings for due dates).
Beginning Indigo & Shibori

Beginning Indigo & Shibori

~With Linda Meyer

Event Type: Workshop
October 22 , 2016

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Tuition: $85

Supply Fee: $10

Level: Beginners

Tuition: $85 Member/$125 Non-Member

Learn the basics of indigo & shibori dye technique in this one day tutorial for new students. For those interested in playful experimentation with color and textiles, Shibori is a traditional Japanese method of fabric dying, with endless ways to twist, fold, bind, stitch and compress cloth to create intriguing visual effects.

Students should bring: 1.5 yards of white cotton fabric. We suggest purchasing "prepared for dying" (PFD) fabric at the Discount Fabric Warehouse and wash it in hot water prior to class.

Attending this class is a required prerequisite for participation in our indigo open studios, low-cost one day dye sessions offered to DMAC members every other month.

Artist Talk and Aloha Style Potluck

Artist Talk and Aloha Style Potluck

~With Marilee Salvator

Event Type: Presentation
October 26 , 2016

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Admission: Free!

Artist Talk with Marilee Salvator
Wednesday, Oct 26 at 6pm
Free, please bring a dish to share

Join us in welcoming Marilee Salvator for an evening presentation and potluck dinner, presented through an East/West Hawaii artist exchange between UH Hilo and the Donkey Mill Art Center. Marilee Salvator's residency is made possible through through the Laila Twigg-Smith Fund and Hawaii Community Foundation.

"My work draws inspiration from repetitive mark making, biological forms, and plant life."

Marilee Salvator is an Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Design at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green Kentucky. Her work has been exhibited in over 100 exhibitions throughout North America, South Korea, China, Japan, Portugal, Serbia, Ireland, Scotland, Poland, Italy, New Zealand and Romania. Her work is included in over 25 collections including JCI University, Jiangxi, China and Sakmi Art Museum, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

Artist Talk with Ann Weber

Artist Talk with Ann Weber

~With Ann Weber

Event Type: Presentation
November 3 , 2016

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Admission: Free!

ARTIST TALK with Ann Weber
Thursday, November 3 from 6 - 8pm
Free - Please bring a potluck item to share

Made possible by the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund and Hawaii Community Foundation

‚ÄčAnn Weber is a mixed media sculpture artist who creates monumental forms using predominantly cardboard and staples. She recently relocated to Los Angeles after 25 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ann received her BA in Art History from Purdue University and her MFA in Sculpture from the California College of Arts and Crafts where she studied with renowned ceramic sculptor Viola Frey. Her cardboard sculptures have been cast in bronze and fiberglass for public art projects and private collections in diverse locations including Denver, Phoenix and Sacramento. Her work can be viewed at



~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.