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*NEW Offering – Spontaneous Painting #833-838
Join in this fun, creative and therapeutic art session! This activity is designed to allow authentic creative expression. Absolutely no artistic experience is required, although this is a great way to help generate a feeling of freedom in those students with more artistic background. Elyra will explain some guidelines that will encourage easy painting from the heart, not the head. Students stand up and paint to facilitate energy flow in the body. Choose whatever colors speak to you and paint freely in a supportive environment where there are no rights and wrongs. These sessions are all about the process (not a technique class). Students usually paint for a while and then share experiences with the group. Register for one or more sessions; you’ll learn something new about yourself each time!Class Schedule & Tuition
Teaching Artist: Elyra Easton
Days: Saturday, 1 day sessions / 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Session 4: November 22 *This session has been cancelled. Please sign up for the next session. Mahalo
Session 5: December 6
Session 6: December 20
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $25 ($32 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $10
Watercolor & Pastel Seascape Workshop #832 & 845
In this mini workshop, Carmen will guide participants in learning how to combine watercolor and pastel to create waves, foam, clouds, rocks, splashes, and more. Participants will walk away from class having completed a small painting—ready to frame (and/or give as a gift!).Class Schedule & Tuition
Teaching Artist: Carmen Gardner
Session 1: Saturday, 1 day
November 29 / 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Session 2: Saturday, 1 day
December 13 / 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuition: $45 ($57 nonmember)
Click here to download a supply list for this class.
Since arriving on Maui in 1981, Carmen Gardner’s artistic journey has led her through ten years as a popular radio personality where she explored her love of music . . . and the next decade as an actor/director, including a summer at England’s Royal National Theatre where she studied with Sir Ian McKellan and other “British Masters.” And now, she has come full circle … back to her first love: painting. She has always admired watercolor artists and their tenacity. Her art has been influenced by painters like John Singer Sargent; Winslow Homer; Mary Whyte; Henry Caselli; Stephen Scott Young; and Georgia O’Keeffe, to name a few. Carmen has always treasured the creative “process,” the “getting there,” more than the arrival at a final product or performance. To that end, she is now honored to be sharing the adventure with the many “Maui Masters” who make the Valley Isle their home. She hopes her art reflects the “spirit” of the islands. As a 32 year resident of Haiku, on Maui’s north shore, Carmen’s art is an “almost kama’aina’s” reflection on the “island way of life.” She invites you to share in the experience.