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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).
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.

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!

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

Old description - please feel free to rework:
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)