Painting

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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 1: October 11 *This session has been cancelled. Please sign up for the next one.
Session 2: October 25
Session 3: November 8
Session 4: November 22
Session 5: December 6
Session 6: December 20
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $25 ($32 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $10

Supply List

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Open Studio

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About the Teaching Artists

TBD

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Intermediate Oil Painting: Abstract Expressionism #842

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 experience

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Tony Walholm
Days: Thursdays, 8 weeks
Dates: October 16 – December 11 (No class on November 27)
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $225 ($282 nonmember)

Supply List

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Open Studio

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About the Teaching Artists

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.

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Plein Air Pastel II: Maui Beaches #841

This workshop for intermediate and advanced artists will focus on painting with pastels in an outdoor environment. Students will meet at the Hui on the first day before departing to predetermined locations (typically either Kanaha or Makena Landing) to set up easels and complete paintings on location. Michael will demonstrate his process and guide each individual in the painting of a stunning outdoor landscape. Prerequisite: Plein Air Pastels I or equivalent experience**Due to the impending storm, this class has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule, please stay tuned. Mahalo.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Michael Clements
Days: Friday – Sunday, 3 days
Dates: October 17 – 19
Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Meet the first day at the Hui’s main parking lot
Tuition: $175 ($219 nonmember)

Supply List

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Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artists

An avid plein air artist and advocate for the pastel medium, Michael Clements has been painting around the island of Maui for the past 10 years. His work has been exhibited in many juried shows and can be found in several galleries on Maui. He has participated in many Plein Air Invitational events both on Maui and the mainland. http://michaeleclements.com/

Fabulous Florals in Watercolor I #843

Discover the magic of underpainting and creating luminous florals in this fun, two-day workshop! Carmen will provide in-depth coverage of color relationships, modeling for form and value, glazing, and more! Participants will learn the essentials required to plan and execute a painting filled with intensity and light. Prerequisites: Some previous watercolor experience is recommended. *This class is full. Please call 572-6560 to be put on a wait-list.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Carmen Gardner
Days: Saturday & Sunday, 2 days
Dates: November 15 & 16
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location:Children’s Studio
Tuition: $130 ($163 nonmember)

Supply List

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Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artists

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.

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*NEW Offering – No Limits: Mixed Media with Acrylic #844

Discover the versatility of acrylic paint to create pieces that mimic mixed media artworks! Students will combine abstract with surrealism by creating textures and exploring subject matter that refreshes the imagination. This class will help students to step out of their comfort zone to really get to know acrylic paint as a reliable art medium for many projects. The class will focus on lots of experimenting with textures and learning to appreciate and work through imperfections.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Amanda Joy Bowers
Days: Wednesdays, 5 weeks
Dates: November 12 – December 10
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $115 ($144 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $50

Supply List

Please bring a sketchbook and pencil for notes. All other supplies will be provided.

Open Studio

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About the Teaching Artists

AMANDA JOY BOWERS was born and raised in Haiku, Maui. After graduating from Baldwin High School, she attended Wake Forest University on a full scholarship for art and earned her degree in Studio Art with a double minor in Art History and Entrepreneurship. While attending Wake Forest, she had the gracious opportunity to study abroad in Paris, France and become a certified Louvre copyist. She has also received a grant to study Balinese woodcarving and Javanese batik in Indonesia for a month. These experiences have shaped her into a well-rounded artist, proficient in a wide variety of media. She is currently a freelance artist and the lead framer and design consultant at Maui Island Giclee.

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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
Location:Children’s Studio
Tuition: $45 ($57 nonmember)

Supply List

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Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artists

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.

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