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Spontaneous Painting #833-838 – FALL SESSION

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 6: December 20 This session has been cancelled. Please register for the Feb. 21st class!
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $25 ($32 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $10

Supply List

N/A

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

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Plein Air Pastel I #943 & 944

Do you love the soft beautiful quality of pastel? Get ready to enjoy the beauty of the Kaluanui Estate as you experiment with soft pastel as a medium for plein air painting. Students will discover the different types of soft pastel available as well as their various attributes and applications. Participants will also use different pastel papers in combination with a variety of techniques to construct a plein air pastel painting. Michael will demonstrate techniques before students complete a painting on location. The class will focus on composition, values, and color. Prerequisite: an under-standing of drawing and painting principles

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Michael Clements
Session 1 (#943) : Saturday & Sunday, 2 days / January 10 & 11 / 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Session 2 (#944) : Saturday & Sunday, 2 days / March 28 & 29 / 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location:Children’s Studio
Tuition: $115 ($144 nonmember)

Supply List

Click here to download a supply list for this class.

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

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/

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Intermediate Oil Painting: Abstract Expressionism #945 & 946

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
Session 1 (#945) : Thursdays, 8 weeks / January 15 – March 12 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 2 (#946) : Thursdays, 8 weeks / April 2 – May 21 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location:Children’s Studio
Tuition: $225 ($282 nonmember)

Supply List

Click here to download a supply list for this class.

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

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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Painting Abstract Watercolors with Visiting Artist Robert Regis Dvorák #911

Learn to paint rich, colorful, abstract paintings in this creative workshop! Participants will discover the most important criteria for any successful painting and practice making abstract compositions that are full of energy, drama, light, and color. Robert will teach students exciting ways to experiment with watercolor, a variety of composition secrets, techniques to create patterns and textures, masking, brush techniques, and alternatives to the brush, and the correct use of sprays and spatters to create colorful textures. You’ll watch step-by-step demonstrations, try them, and learn many new ways to work in watercolor! Beginning students as well as those with previous watercolor instruction will find this class valuable.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Robert Regis Dvorák
Day & Duration: Sunday, 1 day
January 18 / 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $95 ($119 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $15

Supply List

-Binder clips—at least two medium size to hold watercolor paper steady.
-A 9” x 12” backing board.
-Brushes–Watercolor brushes–recommend a small round and a large round and a large flat (A number 10 or 12 or a Chinese calligraphy brush. I will have these for $5)
-Hake brush or a flat watercolor brush, 1” or larger. I will have these also.
-All your watercolor supplies
-Watercolor palette filled with watercolor paint. Ready to paint. Bring the colors you like to use.
-Rag–absorbent cotton to control the amount of water on your brush.
-Tissues for lightening colors or removing paint from the paper. Don’t use your rag for this.
-Water bottle for drinking
-Water container for painting—wide top with a water tight cover full to the top with water.
-Watercolors—Robert will use: Permanent Rose, Vermilion, Yellow Ochre or Raw Sienna, Aureolin, Viridian Green or Hookers Green, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue or Phthalo Blue, Burnt Sienna. You do not have to use the same colors unless you want to. Have your palette ready. Bring the colors you like to use.
Watercolor paper—one sheet 22” x 30” 140 lb cold press paper will be furnished. We will tear it down to smaller sheet sizes.
-Working clothes–please don’t wear white unless they are your painting clothes. Watercolor stains clothes.

Suggestions—not required:
-Hair Drier–if you have one and would be willing to share it with the class
-Brushes–other brushes you might have such as different sizes of hake brushes.
-Spray bottle for misting water onto a painting
-Your Lunch

$15 supply fee provides: watercolor paper, a mouth atomizer, and other materials

About the Teaching Artist

Robert Regis Dvorák is a professional speaker, painter, and teacher. He has given over 2000 presentations promoting creative thinking, personal awareness, imagination, vision, and risk taking. Robert received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He was awarded a two year Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome for post-graduate study. Robert was a professor of architecture for seven years at the University of Oregon and for two years at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written and illustrated several book on drawing and painting, including Travel Drawing and Painting, The Practice of Drawing as Meditation, Drawing Without Fear, The Pocket Drawing Book, The Magic of Drawing, and Experiential Drawing. youcreate.com

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Painting Flowers Simply and Beautifully in Watercolor with Visiting Artist Robert Regis Dvorák #912

If you’ve had some previous experience with watercolor and would like to learn some easy techniques to make flowers glow, this class is for you! This hands-on workshop will provide a sequence of easy exercises designed to give you skill and success. The class will focus on the spontaneous representation of flowers rather than an attempt at careful realistic representation. There will be a strong emphasis on the use of white space and composition. The workshop will also cover layout, color mixing, and blending for light, shade, and shadow, brush techniques, graded washes, lost and found edges, and more! Prerequisite: some experience with watercolor

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Robert Regis Dvorák
Day & Duration: Monday, 1 day
January 19 / 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $95 ($119 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $3

Supply List

Bring flowers and the watercolors you already own.
There is no need to purchase new materials unless you don’t have the following:
-water container
-cotton rag
-palette
-watercolor brush(s) (small, medium, large round best)
-number 2 HB pencil
-140 cold press watercolor paper and board with clips or
-a watercolor block of 140 pound paper. 7” x 10” or 9” x 12”..
-a tooth brush
-wear comfortable work clothes
-paint—Robert will be demonstrating with the following colors: permanent rose, vermilion, aureolin yellow, yellow ochre, viridian, or Hookers green, cobalt blue, cerulean blue, Prussian blue, burnt sienna, burnt umber. Students are not required to have these colors.

About the Teaching Artist

Robert Regis Dvorák is a professional speaker, painter, and teacher. He has given over 2000 presentations promoting creative thinking, personal awareness, imagination, vision, and risk taking. Robert received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He was awarded a two year Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome for post-graduate study. Robert was a professor of architecture for seven years at the University of Oregon and for two years at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written and illustrated several book on drawing and painting, including Travel Drawing and Painting, The Practice of Drawing as Meditation, Drawing Without Fear, The Pocket Drawing Book, The Magic of Drawing, and Experiential Drawing. youcreate.com

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Beginning Painting #947 & 948

Have you always wanted to learn to paint? This fun and informative class will get you started using non-toxic water mixable oil paint. Harriet will provide step-by-step instruction on the principles of painting, how different paint works, general layout and use of images, how to use and mix color, see light/shadows, and use different painting tools. Students will watch demonstrations of different techniques and experiment with each one. If you don’t have a clue what to do, this is the class for you! The teacher will meet you where you are; all you have to provide is the desire, ideas, and your presence in class!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Harriet Huff
Session 1 (#945) : Wednesdays, 6 weeks / January 21 – February 25 / 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Session 2 (#946) : Wednesdays, 6 weeks / April 15 – May 20 / 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location:Children’s Studio
Tuition: $175 ($220 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $40

Supply List

Please bring a sketchbook to class.

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

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Introduction to Encaustic Painting with Visiting Artist Jeff Juhlin #913

Discover the luminous and translucent quality of encaustic painting! Students will learn the basics of an ancient painting technique that uses hot beeswax mixed with resin and pigment. Popular for use with collage materials, image transfers, and photography, encaustic painting involves applying layers of molten wax to a support surface and fusing each additional layer to the previous layer with heat. Each participant will complete one or more small paintings during the workshop and will come away knowing how to prepare surfaces, melt paint, mix colors, create transfers and collages, and more!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Jeff Juhlin
Day & Duration: Saturday & Sunday, 2 days
January 24 & 25 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $165 ($207 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $45

Supply List

Coming soon!

About the Teaching Artist

Jeff Juhlin is a nationally recognized artist who has been working primarily with encaustic for the past ten years. His work has been included in numerous national exhibitions and has been featured in several publications including Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility by Daniella Woolf and Embracing Encaustic by Linda Womack. Jeff holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He is represented in galleries in Utah, Colorado, and Virginia. jeffjuhlin.com

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Advanced Encaustic Workshop with Visiting Artist Jeff Juhlin#914

In this workshop designed for those artists who have some prior experience with encaustic, participants will have the opportunity to further refine and develop skills with basic encaustic techniques and explore other more advanced techniques. This workshop will emphasize working with diverse materials that can be incorporated into artwork, including paper, fabric, metal leaf, and foil. Jeff will also focus on creating and working with rust on silk and paper, using natural hairs and other fibers, and incorporating techniques that create line, texture, and transparent color layering. Participants will be encouraged to explore and develop their artistic vision and expand their visual vocabulary. Jeff will support your individual projects with technical solutions and discussions. Prerequisites: Introduction to Encaustic Painting or equivalent experience

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Jeff Juhlin
Day & Duration: Saturday, Sunday & Monday, 3 days
January 31, February 1 & 2 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $245 ($306 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $60

Supply List

Coming soon!

About the Teaching Artist

Jeff Juhlin is a nationally recognized artist who has been working primarily with encaustic for the past ten years. His work has been included in numerous national exhibitions and has been featured in several publications including Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility by Daniella Woolf and Embracing Encaustic by Linda Womack. Jeff holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He is represented in galleries in Utah, Colorado, and Virginia. jeffjuhlin.com

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Spontaneous Painting #949 – 952 – WINTER & SPRING SESSION

Join us for a fun, creative, and therapeutic art session! This activity is designed to allow authentic creative expression. Absolutely no artistic experience is required, although spontaneous painting 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 what-ever colors speak to you and paint freely in a supportive environment where there are no rights or wrongs. These ses-sions 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 (#949): February 21
Session 2 (#950): March 14
Session 3 (#951): April 11 *Plein Air Session
Session 4 (#952): May 16
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $25 ($32 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $10

Supply List

N/A

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

Coming soon!

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Fabulous Florals in Watercolor I #953 – 955

Discover the magic of underpainting and learn to create luminous florals in this fun 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. If you have taken Florals 1 before and have an intermediate skill level in watercolor, Carmen invites you to bring your own floral image to class. Prerequisite: Some previous watercolor experience is recommended.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Carmen Gardner
Day & Duration: Saturday & Sunday, 2 days / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Session 1 (#953): February 7 & 8
Session 2 (#954): March 21 & 22
Session 3 (#955): May 2 & 3
Location:Children’s Studio
Tuition: $135 ($169 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $3

Supply List

Click here to download a supply list for this class.

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

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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Watercolor & Pastel Seascape Workshop #956 – 957 WINTER & SPRING SESSION

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 activity, this class is for you!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Carmen Gardner
Day & Duration: Saturday, 1 day / 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Session 1 (#956): February 28
Session 2 (#957): April 4
Location:Children’s Studio
Tuition: $45 ($57 nonmember)

Supply List

Click here to download a supply list for this class.

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

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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Plein Air Workshop with Visiting Artist Andrew Rose #922

Venture outdoors and learn how to react better to changing light, compose on the spot, transport your works to and from the studio, and be inspired by others on location. Students will make drawings and paintings on-site at beautiful locations around the Hui with friendly classmates of all levels. Students will see immediate improvement with brush handling and color mixing through individualized tutorials with Andrew. Bring daily snacks, sunscreen, drawing mate-rials, watercolors, oils, or acrylics—all media welcome!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Andrew Rose
Day & Duration: Saturday, Sunday & Monday, 3 days
March 7 – 9 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location:Children’s Studio
Tuition: $115 ($144 nonmember)

Supply List

Coming soon!

About the Teaching Artist

Andrew Rose has been producing, exhibiting, and selling artwork for artists, galleries, and museums nationally and internationally since 1990. Andrew earned his AB in Art History from Vassar College and his dual-honors MFA/MS degrees in Painting and Art History from Pratt Institute. Since 2006, Rose has been an instructor of classes and seminars in oil painting and professional practices at the Honolulu Academy of Arts’ Linekona School, now known as the Honolulu Museum of Art School. In 2011, Rose opened his gallery on Bishop Street at the heart of the Down-town Arts District in Honolulu. In 2013, Rose joined the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum and became their Director of Marketing and Communications. andrewrosegallery.com

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Color Workshop with Visiting Artist Andrew Rose #923

Participate in an intensive analysis of your palette, materials, and portfolio after an introduction to the fundamentals of color! Bring all your color supplies, including paints, pastels, and pencils to learn about color mixing and application. Students will finish the workshop with a stronger understanding of how their palette works to improve the vibrancy, saturation, and chromatic blending of their works as well as a streamlined kit of materials.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Andrew Rose
Day & Duration: Saturday, Sunday & Monday, 3 days
March 7 – 9 / 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $115 ($144 nonmember)

Supply List

Coming soon!

About the Teaching Artist

Andrew Rose has been producing, exhibiting, and selling artwork for artists, galleries, and museums nationally and internationally since 1990. Andrew earned his AB in Art History from Vassar College and his dual-honors MFA/MS degrees in Painting and Art History from Pratt Institute. Since 2006, Rose has been an instructor of classes and seminars in oil painting and professional practices at the Honolulu Academy of Arts’ Linekona School, now known as the Honolulu Museum of Art School. In 2011, Rose opened his gallery on Bishop Street at the heart of the Down-town Arts District in Honolulu. In 2013, Rose joined the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum and became their Director of Marketing and Communications. andrewrosegallery.com

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Plein Air Pastel II: Maui Beaches #958

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 Beach 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

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Michael Clements
Day & Duration : Saturday & Sunday, 2 days / April 25 & 26 / 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location:Children’s Studio
Tuition: $135 ($169 nonmember)

Supply List

Click here to download a supply list for this class.

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

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/

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