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Watercolor & Pastel Seascape Workshop #1059
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!). If you want a creative afternoon, this class is for you!Class Schedule & Tuition
Teaching Artist: Carmen Gardner
Day & Duration : Saturday, 1 day / August 1 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Tuition: $50 ($63 nonmember)
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.
Intermediate Oil Painting: Abstract Expressionism #1053 & #1054
In this class designed for those with some background in oil painting, Tony will work with students to enhance and achieve each individual’s artistic vision. Don’t miss this opportunity to study and consult with a true master of the language of abstract expressionism! Prerequisite: Beginning Oil Painting or equivalent experienceClass Schedule & Tuition
Teaching Artist: Tony Walholm
Days: Thursdays, 8 weeks / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 1 (#1053): August 13 – October 1
Session 2 (#1054): October 15 – December 10 (no class on 11/26)
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $225 ($282 nonmember)
Tony Walholm is renowned for his large-scale oil paintings of the “visionary abstract” style. Tony taught at Chaminade University in Honolulu for ten years before becoming a teaching artist for the Hui. He has been painting full time since 1982. His work can be seen at the Stanford University Children’s Hospital, the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater and is part of many private collections. He is currently represented by Paia Contemporary Gallery.
Plein Air Palette Knife Oil Painting #1063
Join award winning artist George Allan for this two-day class held at the George Allan Studio in Kula. Students will receive instruction on the mixing of oil paint, palette knife technique, composition, and using George’s palette of colors. Don’t miss this opportunity! Space is limited and will fill quickly! Prerequisite: some knowledge of colorClass Schedule & Tuition
Teaching Artist: Guest Artist George Allan
Day & Duration : Saturday & Sunday, 2 days / August 15 & 16 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Saturday) & 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Sunday)
Location: George Allan Studio in Kula
Tuition: $235 ($294 nonmember)
George Allan has been an award-winning oil painter on Maui for 40 years. He was born in Melbourne, Australia, attended the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, then traveled for 12 years throughout North & South America, Europe and Russia. While living for 8 years in St. Anton, Austria, he studied art every summer in various European museums. Arriving in Lahaina in 1973, one of his first art awards was in 1977, when he won the Juror’s Award in the Hui’s Ethel Baldwin Memorial Exhibit. His work was accepted in 5 Artists of Hawai’i exhibits at the Honolulu Academy of Arts from 1979 to 1990. He has been invited many times to participate in invitational shows of The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; Laguna Blanca Art Invitational, Santa Barbara; the Maui Arts & Cultural Center; and Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center. George has also been a Juror for exhibits throughout Hawai’i. He has written two books, “Our Island Home,” published by Village Galleries in Lahaina in 2000; and “Life is a Performance”, published by Maui Arts & Cultural Center in 2002. He has taught palette knife oil painting classes at the Hui since 1993, at the Volcano Art Center, the Lana’i Art Program, and various advanced placement art classes in high schools on Maui. His work is included in the collections of the Hawai’i State Art Museum, the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, as well as corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.