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  • 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.
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  • Scholarship assistance is available for Youth Intersession Programs with applications due at least one month in advance (please see class listings for due dates).
Artist Talk & Aloha Stye Potluck

Artist Talk & Aloha Stye Potluck

~With James L. McElhinney

Event Type: Presentation
July 8 , 2015

Admission: Free!

Wednesday evening - please bring a dish to share -

The Summer Art Institute of UH Hilo introduces James L. McElhinney, an esteemed visual artist, author, oral history specialist, lecturer and educator. Born and raised near Philadelphia, McElhinney earned his MFA in painting at Yale School of Art and has been seen in more than forty solo exhibitions and numerous group shows in the U.S. and Ireland. He taught for many years at various colleges and universities and now teaches life drawing at the Art Students League of New York.

"My starting point is always the practice of interrogative drawing, which I regard as how visual ideas are put into writing. I am neither a generalist, nor a specialist in any one field of endeavor. Making art, teaching, writing, conducting oral history interviews, historical interpretation, are all processes in dialogue with one another which singly and collectively provide insight and meaning to human experience." More at http://www.mcelhinneyart.com

The University of Hawaii Summer Art Institute - Hilo in its third year of programming will focus on Drawing from convergent perspectives of representation, digital, and conceptual focus taught by a cohort of lecturers: Moses Kealamakia, Jr., Colleen Cannon-Karlos, Kaori Ukaji; Kevin Diminyatz, Michael Marshall and visiting artists James McElhinney and Marrin Robinson. The 2015 SummerAi program was made possible with major support from Board of Student publications (BOSP), the Pacific States Biennial National Exhibition Seriea and the UH Hilo Art Department.

Artist Talk & Aloha Stye Potluck

Artist Talk & Aloha Stye Potluck

~With Marrin Robinson

Event Type: Presentation
July 22 , 2015

Admission: Free!

Wednesday evening - please bring a dish to share -

Please join us in welcoming Marrin Robinson, brought to Hawaii through the Summer Art Institute of UH Hilo. Robinson's work includes mixed media watercolors drawn directly on site as well as large scale oils completed in her studio. She splits her time between her studios in Vermont and Kansas. Her paintings have been inspired by the deserts of Egypt and monuments of Petra as well as by the Badlands in South Dakota and the rocky shores of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. She has also taught at a number of universities in the States and at The American University in Cairo and is currently in the Art department at Kansas State University.
http://marrinrobinson.com

"My recent work has been inspired by the large skies above the Flint Hills and the tall grass prairie of Kansas. But while my paintings start with the landscape -- they are less about a particular geographic location and more about a state of mind."

The University of Hawaii Summer Art Institute - Hilo in its third year of programming will focus on Drawing from convergent perspectives of representation, digital, and conceptual focus taught by a cohort of lecturers: Moses Kealamakia, Jr., Colleen Cannon-Karlos, Kaori Ukaji; Kevin Diminyatz, Michael Marshall and visiting artists James McElhinney and Marrin Robinson. The 2015 SummerAi program was made possible with major support from Board of Student publications (BOSP), the Pacific States Biennial National Exhibition Seriea and the UH Hilo Art Department.

Life Sculpture in Washi

Life Sculpture in Washi

~With Thais Mazur

Event Type: Workshop
September 13 , 2015

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Tuition: $85

Supply Fee: $TBA

Level: Open to All Levels

Non-Member: $100

This workshop explores life sculpture inspired by the technique of Washi, or Japanese doll making. Students will consider personal narratives while creating figures that represent archetypes, ancestors and other important figures in our lives and dreams. Sewing, paper wrapping and modeling with paper clay will be used to bring the figures to life.

Over the past 25 years, Thais has studied art in many settings, including in Zimbabwe under the Shona Stone Carving Masters and at the Sorbonne in Paris where she studied classical art history and figurative drawing and painting. She has exhibited her figurative sculpture and paintings and taught art workshops throughout the US and in Europe. "My art is a study of the unity of the sacred with seen and unseen elements, arising from everyday life and from imagined worlds. My passion lies in the relationship between natural elements and human form, gesture and motion, body and nature."

Students should bring: Found objects, cloth, photographs, meaningful keepsakes they want to add to their sculptures

Metalsmithing Sampler

Metalsmithing Sampler

~With Kristin Mitsu Shiga

Event Type: Workshop
October 26 - October 31, 2015

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition: $275

Level: Open to All Levels

Coming up (save the date!)
Prices TBA

Join us for one or more of these fun, focused workshops to build your metalsmithing and jewelry-making skills. Geared for beginners, each workshop introduces new concepts and techniques and yields finished pieces of jewelry. Registered students may come for "open studio" time on Wednesday and Friday from 10am - 3:30pm to complete any unfinished projects and practice the skills you have learned.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 10AM-4PM (with break for lunch)
Dog Tags, Charms & Keychains
(for youth and adults age 10 and up -- youth under 16 should be accompanied by an adult who is also registered for the workshop -- maximum enrollment 12 students)
Learn the basics of jewelry fabrication in one fast-paced day! Using basic hand tools, students gain experience in sawing, filing, texturing and drilling their own unique charms in copper & brass. We'll add dimension by dapping and connect elements with rivets. Various finish options will be discussed. Students will leave with a finished pendant, charm, dog tag or keychain of their own design.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 10AM-4PM (with break for lunch)
Viking Knit Chains
(for students age 16 and up -- maximum enrollment 12 students)
Learn the ancient woven chain technique called Viking Knit (or Viking Weave). Using simple tools, we will transform a single strand of fine gauge copper wire into an airy yet strong, flexible, rope-like cable. After applying a patina for an antiqued look, we'll finish off our chains with a simple but elegant, hand-forged copper s-hook clasp and copper-toned bead cones. Students will leave with a finished Viking Knit bracelet or necklace and a kit of tools and materials to make more at home.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 10AM-4PM (with break for lunch)
Hammered Silver Stacking Rings
(for students age 18 and up -- maximum enrollment 10 students)
Rings hold special meanings in every culture, many of them passed down for generations. Make your own hammered silver stacking bands to fit the finger(s) of your choice. Students learn accurately to measure, saw, file and texture their silver wire before silver (hard) soldering and forming them. Torch skills will be introduced during this workshop, along with polishing for the perfect finish. Students will leave with 2-3 finished silver rings.