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Into the Blue: Cyanotype Scarf #969

Create a one-of-a-kind silk scarf with the easy and beautiful cyanotype process! This photographic process, invented in the 19th century utilizes iron salts, sunlight, and three-dimensional objects as a method for producing original silk art. Spend an enjoyable afternoon exploring one of the original “alternative processes” in photography and walk away with an amazing (and wearable) work of art!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Gwen Arkin
Day & Duration: Saturday, 1 day / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Session 2 (#969): April 4
Location: Media Lab
Tuition: $60 ($75 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $30

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Open Studio

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About the Teaching Artist

Using processes perfected in the earliest days of photography, Gwen Arkin uses the simplest of cameras (holga, pinhole, haselblad) to record familiar scenes and objects. She exercises her alchemy and artistic will in the darkroom to offer images at once familiar and ephemeral. She composes continuous narratives, linked with gently superimposed visual segues. Fugitive figures imply a spiritual dimension, while their softly focused stillness conjures the legacy of photographic Pictorialism. In silk, her imagery runs to the abstract, while maintaining close bonds with photographic transfer processes. A sensual dimension emerges in diaphanous colors and textures, combined in dream-sequences of form and color. She received her BFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago and MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and now resides on the island of Maui in Hawaii. Her work can be viewed at Zforrest Gallery, Makawao, Maui, Hawaii

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Understanding Hawaiian Kapa with Visiting Artist Dalani Tanahy #925

Join us for this special opportunity to gain hands-on experience with kapa making! After learning about the historic importance and demise of Hawaiian kapa, students will make a shark tooth knife and ohe kapala stamps, beat the kapa using traditional tools and methods, make dyes, learn proper gathering methods and protocols for dye plants, and discover the different types of designs unique to Hawaiian kapa.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Dalani Tanahy
Day & Duration: Saturday & Sunday, 2 days
April 25 & 26 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pmbr />
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $145 ($181 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $50

Supply List

Coming soon!

About the Teaching Artist

Dalani Tanahy is a native of San Diego, California with maternal roots from Waikapu, Maui. A lifelong artist in many media, she was drawn to kapa making over 15 years ago and stayed with it because of its diversity and rareness. Dalani’s favorite kapa to make are the ones people will use, whether a pa‘u to wear for a wedding, a baby’s blanket, or burial kapa, she feels proudest of the kapa that is made for actual use. She is known for making soft and pliable kapa. With kapa education always being at the forefront of her work, she enjoys teaching students about the ingenuity, patience, and artistry of not only Hawaiians, but all of our ancestors who respected and worked with the ‘aina. Dalani’s work was recently featured Mohala Hou Ke Kapa / Kapa Blossoms Anew, an exhibition at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. kapahawaii.com

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