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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).
Making Cordage in Traditional Hawaiian Technique

Making Cordage in Traditional Hawaiian Technique

~With Gary Eoff

Event Type: Workshop
July 23 , 2014

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Tuition: $80

Level: Open to All Levels

Date Change: July 23
Early Registration: Members: $80/Non-Members: $95 Includes Supplies
* Continuing students receive an additional $10 off by signing up early!
Registration Deadline: July 18

This workshop will focus on improving cordage making skills using natural hau fiber. Although it is a continuation of an earlier series, new students are welcome to join. 2 and 3-ply twisted and 3, 4 & 5-ply braid will be taught. Guidance on individual projects to be explored. Bring things to make a necklace with such as embellishments, beads or pendants. Gary Eoff will share his knowledge of local plants and traditional methods of preparation and weaving.

Artist Presentation & Performance

Artist Presentation & Performance

~With Susan Rawcliffe

Event Type: Presentation
July 31 , 2014

Admission: $5

Potluck - please bring a dish to share
Suggested donation: $5

Susan Rawcliffe is an explorer of primeval soundscapes. She is a master flute maker, player and researcher as well as a master didjeridu player. Her work evolves through a circular process of making acoustical copies of ancient and contemporary specimens, learning to play them, and investing new insights into the creation of more instruments to then learn to play. She delights in exotic and potent sounds, whether as a performer, a creator of musical instruments and sculptures or a researcher into ancient flutes and their music.

Making Ceramic Sound Sculptures

Making Ceramic Sound Sculptures

~With Susan Rawcliffe

Event Type: Workshop
August 1 - August 3, 2014

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition: $225

Level: Open to All Levels

Friday-Sunday
Early registration discount before July 18:
Members: $225 / Non-Members: $250 Supply Fee: $30
After July 18: Members: $250/ Non-Members: $275 - Registration deadline: July 25

This workshop will focus on the construction of the mouthpieces and basic acoustical properties and limits for selected instruments. Students will begin with air duct mouthpieces on ocarinas and then on tubes, followed by an examination of finger hole placement considerations for both body types. We will also explore how to position whistles on extruded forms, potentially leading to more complex sculptural forms such as whistling bottles etc. Students will also be encouraged to follow their own interests.

Bring an idea for an instrument: a fute, ocarina, rattle, pipe, trumpet or didjeridu. We will test & play our instruments before firing, making clay whiskers around our lips. Soon, the room sounds like a flock of birds--or elephants. All work will be dried & then bisque fired for later pick up.

Inspired by Music

Inspired by Music

~With with Lindsday Lander

Event Type: Workshop
August 3 , 2014

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Tuition: $45

Supply Fee: $25

Level: Open to All Levels

Sunday August 3rd from 10am-1pm
Early Registration: $45/Non-Members: $50
After July 20: $50/Non-Members: $55
Registration Deadline: July 27
Music has long been a source of inspiration for all types of artists. Enjoy the playful process of painting while using various types of music as a source of inspiration. Students will learn basic color theory and about the principles of art and how they interconnect with music. This course is a way of exploring and enjoying the process of painting without a focus on the outcome. Create fun and playful artwork inspired by the sounds of music.

Materials Safety

Materials Safety

~With John Matsushita

Event Type: Presentation
August 23 , 2014

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Admission: $10

Saturday, August 23 from 10am - 11:30am
Suggested donation: $10

Protect yourself, those around you, your space,and the environment for years of healthy art practice. Learn about the safe use and handling of materials most frequently used in making art as well as how to inform yourself about any material including best practices for storage and disposal.

Reframing How You Think About Your Art Business

Reframing How You Think About Your Art Business

~With Tiffany DeEtte Shafto

Event Type: Workshop
August 30 , 2014

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition: $45

Level: Open to All Levels

Early Registration Tuition: $45 Members / $50 Non-Members
After August 16: Tuition: $50 Members/$60 Non-Members
- Deadline for Registration: August 23

Art Success Starts, and Stops, with You!
A full-day workshop with serial entrepreneur, Tiffany DeEtte Shafto. Sponsored by Volcano Art Center & the Donkey Mill Art Center.

Do you want to increase the amount you earn from your art? Are you ready to learn action steps that can help you do that? Then join us on August 30, 2014 at the Donkey Mill for an intensive workshop that will have you reframing how you think about the business of being an artist.

You'll learn:
1. About the value you create in a year--and how to maximize it
2. How to weigh the options for marketing tools, where to start, and which ones will give you the biggest bang for your buck
3. Affordable tools to sell your own work
4. Some simple steps to keep you in front of your current collectors and galleries, while building new connections
5. Where to look for opportunities to expand your career

Worksheets will be provided and the workshop will wrap up with private portfolio and marketing material reviews. Please bring your laptop, iPad, or iPhone (if you have one), a notepad, your marketing materials to share, and a potluck dish.

About the presenter: Inspired by the abundance of talented artists throughout the islands, Tiffany DeEtte Shafto, found her calling in 2009 and formed her company, Contemporary Publications. She's an award-winning woodworker, an award-winning book producer/publisher, and an active community volunteer. She has served on the board of Hawaii Craftsmen, the Hawaii Wood Guild, Hawaii Artist Collaboration, and the national Craft Organization Development Association. Her time spent serving as the administrator for the 2011 and 2013 Hawaii Artist Collaboration deepened her appreciation for Hawaii's artists. From 2012 to 2013 she served as the project manager for the Hawaii Island Network of Artists Research Report & Website--proving the rich diversity of artists living on Hawaii Island and the economic and social impact they create. Most recently, she was a partner in The Gallery at Hualalai in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort. All these experiences have given her a deep appreciation for Hawaii's artists and for representing them at the very highest level.

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 9 or 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.