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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).
2nd Saturday's Photo Series 2014-2015

2nd Saturday's Photo Series 2014-2015

~With various instructors

Event Type: Workshop
October 11 - May 9, 2014

Tuition: $75

Level: Open to All Levels

Save the Dates! More information on each class below.

8 November - Photographing Your Artwork & How to Prepare for Gallery Submission
with Laurel Schultz & Eric Edwards
Saturday, November 8 - 10am - 4pm

13 December - Photo Open House
Saturday, December 13 from 10am - 2pm
Suggested donation: $10 - proceeds benefit Donkey Mill's Youth Programs

10 January - Photography: DSC Boot Camp
Camera Essentials
with John Ferdico & Eric Edwards
Saturday, January 10 from 10am - 4pm

14 February - DSC Boot Camp - Essentials of Composition
with John Ferdico
Saturday, Feb 14 from 10am-4pm

14 March 14 - Smartphone Photography Techniques and Social Media Marketing Strategies
with Daniel Sheinfeld Rodriguez
Saturday, March 14 from 10am - 4pm

11 April - Video and Your DSC with Eric Edwards
Saturday, April 11 from 10am - 4pm

9 May -Master Class - Visiting Artist TBA
Saturday, May from 10am - 4pm

About the Instructors

John Ferdico recently moved to Kailua Kona from Oakland, California, where he kept a studio for sixteen years. He exhibited his photographs and photography -- based sculpture throughout the United States, and recently had his first exhibition in Hawaii, Artists of Hawai'i 2013 at the Honolulu Museum of Art. John was the Program Coordinator UC Berkeley's ASUC Art Studio, where he first began teaching, and also taught Photography at Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University.

Laurel Schultz recently moved to the Big Island in 2012. She received her MFA from the University of Washington in 2009. She taught photography at the University of Washington and The Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle. She works in glass as well as photography, and was an Emerging Artist in Residence at the Pilchuck Glass School in 2010, and a Hauberg Fellow there 2011. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States.

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. His stock photography is primarily represented by Getty Images

Eric Edwards developed digital imaging products, technology and intellectual property at Sony, and led development of international standards in digital photography, digital cinema, JPEG and MPEG. Since moving to the Big Island in 2006 he is exploring the creative side of photography as well as teaching photography and video production.

Lauhala Weaving: Bracelets

Lauhala Weaving: Bracelets

~With with Nanette Bell

Event Type: Workshop
October 25 , 2014

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Tuition: $45

Supply Fee: $5

Level: Beginners

Saturday
Early Registration Tuition: $45 Members / $55 Non-Members
After Oct 11: $55 / $60 Non-Members
Registration Deadline: Oct 18th

Lauhala weaving has traditionally been an integral part of Hawaiian society, utilizing natural lauhala leaves to create everyday items such as thatch, mats, containers and bedding. In the introductory class students will complete two bracelets,one of two colors and single weave (maka moena) , the other embellished in the pahu style (drum). There will also be a processing demonstration. Students should bring scissors. Please bring a snack for yourself or to something to share for our potluck-style lunch break.

How to Photograph Your Artwork & Prepare for Gallery Submission

How to Photograph Your Artwork & Prepare for Gallery Submission

~With Laurel Schultz & Eric Edwards

Event Type: Workshop
November 8 , 2014

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition: $75

Level: Beginners - Intermediate

2nd Saturdays Photography
Early Registration by Oct 25: $75 / $90 Non-Members
Late Registration: $90/Non-Members: $108
- Registration Deadline: Nov 1

This workshop will begin with a short lecture reviewing tips and procedures for preparing submissions to calls for exhibitions and gallery submission. It will also cover basic techniques for digitizing your drawings, paintings, fiber art, ceramics or sculptures by accurately photographing your work. Format will include an illustrated lecture covering simple techniques. Emphasis will be on methods using equipment available to the amateur photographer. Attendees are requested to bring their cameras.

Attendees are invited to spend the afternoon using DMAC's lighting equipment to practice with their own cameras and artwork. The DMAC's lighting equipment will be available on location for all members to photograph their artwork in future.

My Painting is Pau...What Now?

My Painting is Pau...What Now?

~With Marc Paisin

Event Type: Workshop
November 12 - November 19, 2014

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Tuition: $75

Level: Open to All Levels

A practical workshop about laws that apply to artists/craftpersons including: How to copyright your work; Gallery contracts; Damage/loss; Getting Paid; Tax stuffs, etc.

Wednesday evenings, November 12th and November 19th from 5:30-8:30pm
Tuition: Early Registration $75/ $85 Non-Members. After October 29: $85/$95
Registration Deadline: November 5

This workshop, taught by a well known arts lawyer and artist, will teach artists about the legal essentials of selling their work, including copyright, infringement, registration, how to set up a business and what to do about tax; gallery contracts, commissioned works, insurance, what to do if someone doesn't pay you, and more. Through a visual and interactive learning process, artists will be empowered about how to protect themselves and their work, how to access important resources and feel supported along the way.

Workshop fee includes hand-outs, contract samples, forms and information. Students should bring a notebook and pen (and a flash drive if you want a copy of the e-files handouts).

Marc Paisin is a lawyer who has an MFA in metalsmithing & glassblowing. His work has been displayed in the Renwyck Gallery at the Smithsonian. He was one of the founders of California Lawyers for the Arts, a non-profit organization to support artists' rights. He now lives in Honaunau and represents artists & crafts persons of all media. The visual presentations and his comic style actually make learning the law stuffs fun!

Floral Arrangement Workshop:  Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Floral Arrangement Workshop: Thanksgiving Centerpieces

~With Scott Seymour

Event Type: Workshop
November 26 , 2014

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Tuition: $55

Level: Open to All Levels

Wednesday, November 26 from 9am - 1pm
Early Registration Tuition: $45 Members / $55 Non-Members
After November 12: $55 / $60 Non-Members

Thanksgiving -- a time of gratitude and time with family and friends. Join us the day before Thanksgiving to create a fresh, stunning arrangement for your dining table or buffet. Think in shades of autumn. Bring your own flowers and your container of choice and any fall color you might like to use in the way of foliage. Our popular and experienced floral designer/artist/instructor will supply supply filler, oasis floral foam and guidance.

Introduction to Encaustics

Introduction to Encaustics

~With with Judith Williams

Event Type: Workshop
December 6 - December 7, 2014

Tuition: $120

Supply Fee: $25

Level: Open to All Levels

Saturday Dec 6 from 9am - 12pm
& Sunday Dec 7 from 10am - 4pm

Early registration: $120/$140 Non-Member
After Nov. 22: $140/$160 Non-Member

This workshop will provide information and demonstrations of using encaustic, wax paint that was first used by the Ancient Greeks. Course content will include history, grounds and supports, safety measures, fusing, and the following techniques: layering, scraping, incising, stencils, line-age, use of pigment sticks, and collage. Please bring some of your favorite collage papers, specifically those very thin, not shiny or glossy. The rest of the materials will be provided. Please bring lunch Sunday.

About the Artist:
Judith A. Williams is a contemporary encaustic and mixed media artist from Northern California. She has developed an incredible, deft vocabulary of everyday objects.

"I respond to poetry, memories of my childhood, and everyday objects. My images are metaphorical.
My work is often motivated by social inequities towards women, and global political unrest.

Working with encaustic paints allows me to layer and imbed forms and marks. I paint over maps, architectural blueprints, sewing pattern paper, and old dictionary pages, and textbooks, incorporating them into the compositions and content. I think about seeing below the surface, transparencies, and layering."
Visit www.judithawilliams.com for more info.

Photo Open House

Photo Open House

~With Donkey Mill's Photo Instructors

Event Type: Workshop
December 18 , 2014

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Tuition: $10

Level: Open to All Levels

2nd Saturdays Photography
Suggested donation: $10 - proceeds benefit Donkey Mill's Youth Programs.
Join us for an informal session with photo instructors and photography lovers. Stop by any time between 10am and 2pm and we will answer any questions you might have about your camera, what camera is right for you, printers and printing and photo editing. We look forward to seeing you then! Happy Holidays to you and yours.

 Floral Arrangement Workshop:  Holiday Wreathes

Floral Arrangement Workshop: Holiday Wreathes

~With Scott Seymour

Event Type: Workshop
December 20 , 2014

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Tuition: $55

Supply Fee: $14

Level: Open to All Levels

Saturday, December 20 from 9am - 1pm
Early Registration Tuition: $45 Members / $55 Non-Members
After December 6: $55 / $60 Non-Members
Registration Deadline: December 13

The holiday spirit is upon us. Compose a Holiday wreathe for your hearth or the front door or perhaps, the base of an eggnog bowl. Think in colors of Christmas-- think whites, silver, evergreens and yes, reds. Bring your own flowers. Come play at the Donkey Mill and share some Christmas Spirit. Floral artist, Scott Seymour, will supply guidance, fillers, greening pins and wreathe form.

Photography: Digital Still Camera Boot Camp

Photography: Digital Still Camera Boot Camp

~With John Ferdico & Eric Edwards

Event Type: Workshop
January 8 , 2015

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tuition: $75

Level: Beginners - Intermediate

Camera Essentials
Thursday, Jan 8 from 6-8pm Introductory Lecture
Saturday, January 10 from 10am-4pm - Intensive Workshop
Early Registration by Dec 20: $75 / $90 Non-Members
Late Registration: $90/Non-Members: $108 - Registration Deadline: Jan 3

This course will teach beginning and intermediate photographers camera functions and the creative use of digital cameras. Format will include a Thursday evening illustrated lecture covering camera functions and operations. Saturday will be an intensive hands-on workshop where students will practice camera techniques and learn to be more creative and competent photographers. Students are asked to bring their cameras so they can practice the different functions and techniques. You will leave this class with the knowledge you need to master your camera and become a stronger photographer.

(This course or proof of competency may be required for more advanced workshops)

Evening with the Artists

Evening with the Artists

~With Johanna Mueller and Jason Walker

Event Type: Presentation
February 5 , 2015

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Admission: Free!

Thursday, Feb 5 from 6pm - 8pm
Free to the public - Potluck-style, please bring a dish to share

Join us for a presentation and talk-story with two gifted Artists-in-Residence. Johanna Mueller is a Printmaker and Engraver whose work is imbued with personal mythology as she draws from her own narrative, cultural and historical references, pattern and design, and ancient myth and legend. The animals in her work are elevated from beast to mythic status as they take on human emotions and become metaphoric portraits of the artist and others. Ms Mueller earned her MFA from George Washington University and she now lives in Denver, Colorado.

Jason Walker is a Ceramic Artist who creates narrative ceramics that evoke a dialogue about humanity viewing itself apart the natural world. Jason earned his MFA from Penn State University, his BFA from Utah State University and has done several international residencies including two years at the Archie Bray Foundation. He lives in Bellingham, WA and is a full time studio artist and workshop instructor.

Made possible through the generosity of the Laila Twigg-Smith Fund and the Hawaii Community Foundation.

Printmaking Workshop: Special Techniques "Postage Stamp Exchange" Engraving Workshop

Printmaking Workshop: Special Techniques "Postage Stamp Exchange" Engraving Workshop

~With Johanna Mueller

Event Type: Workshop
February 7 - February 15, 2015

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition: $225

Supply Fee: $25

Level: Open to All Levels

Sat. & Sun, Feb 7 and 8
& Sunday, February 15
* Includes Optional use of Open Studio on Tuesday and Thurs to further develop work

Early Registration Tuition: $225/ $270 Non-Members
After Jan 31: $270/ $290 Non-Members

Johanna Mueller is a visiting Artist-in-Residence whose visit is made possible through the Laila Twigg-Smith Fund. Her workshop will cover basic relief carving techniques on linoleum and engraving on plastic plates and printing. Carving techniques, gray scale, emotive imagery and use of text will also be covered. Participants will explore how relief printing can be used as a form of evocative storytelling. This engraving class will include a portfolio exchange so that every student comes away with a prize portfolio.

Learn more about Johanna Mueller and her work at www.johannamuellerprints.com

Photography: Digital Still Camera Boot Camp

Photography: Digital Still Camera Boot Camp

~With John Ferdico

Event Type: Workshop
February 14 , 2015

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition: $75

Level: Beginners

2nd Saturdays Photo
Essentials of Composition with John Ferdico
Early Registration by Nov 31: $75 / $90 Non-Members
Late Registration: $90/Non-Members: $108
- Registration Deadline: Feb 7

Once you understand the capabilities of your camera the next step to capturing compelling images is mastering composition. 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 composition and artful seeing, the class will be given assignments designed to exercise what they have learned. Instructor will assist each participant with composing their photographs. The workshop will finish with a review of selected class images, including a discussion on how to improve the composition in the student's images.

Please bring your camera (it can be a point and shoot, a DSLR or anything in between), and a laptop if you have one.

Intuitive Painting and Drawing

Intuitive Painting and Drawing

~With Timothy Ojile

Event Type: Workshop
February 28 - March 1, 2015

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition: $150

Level: Open to All Levels

Tuition: $150 / $175 Non-Members
After February 14: Tuition: $175/ $190 Non-Members
Registration Deadline: February 21

An intuitive approach to art is always best when creating new work. The workshop will emphasize individual breakthroughs and accomplishment with special regard to form, style, and content of participants' work.

Each day a series of exercises will be given culminating in a set of complete paintings on paper. Collage will also be introduced, as will partnering and art discussion/review/critique.

My workshops are designed to inspire anyone interested in painting and working with paper.
Mixed mediums, including modeling paste, or other textured mediums, can enhance any kind of work on paper; but my emphasis on color and composition coordination with an intuitive approach is a highlight of these workshops.

Timothy P. Ojile, originally from Minneapolis, is an artist who lives and works in Honolulu. He teaches classes called "Intuitive Painting" and "Beyond Boundaries" at the Academy Art Center, and he has exhibited his artwork extensively in Hawaii and on the mainland, including in New York City.

Students should bring:
- 5 pieces of 22 x 30" or larger watercolor paper
- acrylic paint and crayons in a wide variety of colors, including black and white
- Sharpie OIL INK pens (not magic markers)
- mixed media (not including oil paints).
- brushes of varying sizes and shapes (round, pointed, flat)

Indigo and Shibori Workshop

Indigo and Shibori Workshop

~With Darius Homayounpour

Event Type: Workshop
February 28 - March 1, 2015

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition: $150

Level: Open to All Levels

Tuition: $150 / $175 Non-Members Supply: TBA
After February 14: Tuition: $175/ $190 Non-Members
Registration Deadline: February 21

This workshop combines the magical qualities of the indigo vat with shibori, the Japanese approach to tie-dye. The basics of binding, stitching, and clamping cloth along with an introduction to essential techniques for dyeing in the indigo vat will be covered, though students of all levels are welcome. Fabrics and fibers for quilting, weaving, clothing, as well as the home can be designed and produced.

Darius is a visiting artist/instructor returning to the Mill as a guide for both beginning and experienced students. 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. He worked for many years at the Honolulu Academy of Arts as assistant to the curator in the Textile Dept. focusing on exhibition design and installation as well as textile conservation. He has also taught courses in textiles and Asian costume history in the Fashion Program at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

Photography: Smartphone Photography Techniques and Social Media Marketing Strategies

Photography: Smartphone Photography Techniques and Social Media Marketing Strategies

~With Daniel Sheinfeld Rodriguez

Event Type: Workshop
March 14 , 2015

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition: $75

Level: Open to All Levels

2nd Saturdays Photography
Early Registration by Feb 28: $75 / $90 Non-Members
Late Registration: $90/Non-Members: $108
- Registration Deadline: March 7

This is course is intended for amateurs who seek to effectively use and share mobile imagery and are interested in exploring the creative side of smartphone photography. Students will be introduced to a number of popular apps that allow them to customize and enhance their shooting experience. Lastly, students will understand how to develop and implement social media campaigns for PR and self-promotion.

All participants must bring a mobile device with a camera such as an iPhone or Android smartphone.

Photography: Video and Your DSC

Photography: Video and Your DSC

~With Eric Edwards

Event Type: Workshop
April 11 , 2015

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition: $75

Level: Beginners - Intermediate

2nd Saturdays Photography
Early Registration by March 28: $75 / $90 Non-Members
Late Registration: $90/Non-Members: $108
- Registration Deadline: April 4

Digital Still Cameras are capable of capturing amazing quality HD (High Definition) video. This workshop will cover video formats, capturing video with your DSC and an introduction to basic editing. Format will include an illustrated lecture covering simple techniques to understand and capture video with your camera and discuss why one might choose to capture moving images as opposed to still images. Students are asked to bring their cameras so they can practice the different functions and techniques.