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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).
Relief Tile Carving and Mold Making

Relief Tile Carving and Mold Making

~With Jason Walker

Event Type: Workshop
May 6 - May 27, 2015

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Tuition: $140

Supply Fee: $30

Level: Open to All Levels

Miscellaneous:
Wednesdays for 4 weeks

Tuition: $140 Member/ $165 Non Member.

In this class, we will be creating a tile with relief carving on it, then learning to make a slip cast mold of the tile. Each student will be given a six inch by six inch by half inch tile in the leather hard stage. A carving demonstration will be given and various tools and techniques for carving will be discussed. Students will then move on to learning how to mix and pour plaster to make a mold. Students should bring an assortment of carving tools, such as small loop tools, exacto knife, sur-form tool, metal ribs, a big sponge, small sponge and a small funnel.

Drawing With a Brush

Drawing With a Brush

~With Jason Walker

Event Type: Workshop
May 6 - May 27, 2015

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Tuition: $140

Supply Fee: $20

Level: Open to All Levels

Miscellaneous:
Wednesdays for 4 weeks

Tuition: $140 Member, $165 Non-Member

In this class, students will learn brush handling techniques in order to become more proficient drawing with a brush. We will focus on drawing representational imagery with a brush and learning to see. It will start with monochromatic drawings and color may be introduced by the last class session.

Each student will bring an object or a photo of an object to class to draw from. We will use water based materials such as black india ink, gouache, sumi ink or water color paint and learn different uses of multiple types of brushes. We will start each class with a series of quick gesture drawings and then focus on one lengthy drawing for the remainder of the class on a piece of good quality paper stretched and attached to a board. Each class will focus on different types of mark making. Each student will get individual instruction each class session. Students should bring an assortment of sumi-e brushes and/or water color brushes including rounds and flats and paper for sketching.

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 Summer Art Institute of UH Hilo is in its third year, offering courses in printmaking, mixed media, digital photography, and art appreciation. UH Hilo's summer program, SAiH, plays an integral role in the UH Hilo Art Department's visiting artist program, which brings in several artists to the Big Island each year. SAiH is supported by the Hawaii Community Foundation's Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund, the Droste Bequest, and the Art Department at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

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 Summer Art Institute of UH Hilo brings in several artists to the Big Island each year. SAiH is supported by the Hawaii Community Foundation's Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund, the Droste Bequest, and the Art Department at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.