Visiting Artists

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Express Yourself: Drawing and Painting for Beginners! with Visiting Artist Abernathy #1149

Dive into a refreshing pool of creativity and enter a world of natural beauty as you allow the beautiful environment of Hui No’eau to support your creative journey. Bring along a healthy amount of curiosity for learning and Lorraine will guide you through the process of drawing and experimental mark making using media such as pencil, charcoal, inks, pastels, graphite, and collage. The class will practice the art of looking, observing, and learning to see the world with a stronger sense of awareness. Lorraine will help you to let go of your inner critic, relax, and enjoy the journey!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Lorraine Abernathy
Day & Duration: Saturday & Sunday, 2 days
September 5 & 6 / 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $150 ($188 nonmember)

Supply List

Acrylic paint, a medium size canvas, brushes, palette, rags and drawing materials (Pencils, charcoal and any other medium that you may have) plus a sketchbook.
Also a camera for photo reference.

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

Lorraine Abernethy is an artist and educator who resides on the Gold Coast and Tweed Shire border. She lives and works from her home/studio, which she shares with her partner and fellow artist Ian Tremewen. She is an award winning contemporary Australian and international artist who is a highly respected teacher and a facilitator of Transpersonal Art Therapy workshops. lorraineabernethy.com

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Coloressence in Watercolor with Visiting Artist Ian Tremewen #1150

As an artist, you have the freedom to paint whatever you wish with a variety of color choices. Imagination is one of your biggest assets and we will be using it in this workshop! Students will work from a still life using different island objects and venture outdoors to paint “plein air” in watercolor on the grounds of the Hui. The class will be looking for a new way of seeing and interpreting a subject. Ian will guide students in the use of color, which will be the main focus of the workshop. Students will learn watercolor techniques, practice drawing/sketching, and take home finished pieces!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Ian Tremewen
Day & Duration: Saturday & Sunday, 2 days
September 12 & 13 / 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Garden Studio
Tuition: $150 ($188 nonmember)

Supply List

Paper and pencil eraser (optional, for sketching)
9 Watercolors: Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson,
Pthalo Blue, French Ultramarine, Pthalo Green, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber
2 Watercolor Brushes: ½” flat and ¾” flat….no small brushes please!
Watercolor paper: 1 sheet 22×30”/300lb/640gsm cold pressed Arches watercolor
paper
Water container and mixing tray(s)/plate(s) for watercolor

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

Ian Tremewen’s work reflects his interest in light, space, and shadow. His abstract interpretation of the amorphic shapes of nature coupled with his design and composition enable him to present a perspective that is distinctly his own. Ian’s work has been exhibited in Australia, Canada, and the United States, and is included in the collections of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. tremewenart.com

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Polyester Plate Lithography with Visiting Artist Charles Cohan #1151

This workshop will explore the intersection of 19th century lithographic techniques with 21st century materials and practices through the use of polyester lithography plates. The capacity of this inexpensive printing matrix is a relatively recent addition to the printmaking field, and thus the applications are innovative and provide yet another visual expansion of contemporary printmaking. This class explores a process that bridges aspects of both the hand drawn and the photographically generated image. Prerequisite: prior printmaking experience

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Charles Cohan
Day & Duration: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 3 days
September 25 – 27 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Print Studio
Tuition: $235 ($295 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $75

Supply List

TBD

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

Charles Cohan received his MFA in printmaking from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has taught workshops at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Pilchuck Glass School, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Pyramid Atlantic, Whanganui Polytechnic in New Zealand, Canberra Glassworks/Megalo Printmakers, and the University of South Australia. He has received research grants from the U.S. Department of State, the Helpmann Foundation, and the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. He currently chairs the printmaking department at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. charlescohan.com

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Etching Techniques with Visiting Artist Cianna Valley #1152

This class will introduce you to the technique of etching and is perfect for beginners or those with some intaglio experience looking to hone their skills. Students will begin with the basics of line etching using a liquid hard ground resist before focusing on the addition of tones and textures using aquatint and soft ground techniques. Students will learn to prepare sheet copper for use as a print matrix, etch, and finally print a limited edition of their etchings on a press. Professional editioning techniques as well as ways to re-work finished plates will also be addressed.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Cianna Valley
Day & Duration: 2 Tuesdays & 2 Thursdays, 4 days
October 8 – 20 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Print Studio
Tuition: $175 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $45

Supply List

TBD

Open Studio

This workshop includes complimentary open studio time on Thursday, October 8th & 15th from 1-5pm

About the Teaching Artist

Cianna Valley was born and raised on Maui. She earned her BFA in printmaking from California College of the Arts and currently lives and works in Oakland, California. Her work has been shown in galleries across the US and resides in various private and public collections, including the Library of Congress. ciannavalley.com

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Understanding Hawaiian Kapa with Visiting Artist Dalani Tanahy #1153

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
October 17 & 18 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $145 ($181 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $50

Supply List

N/A

Open Studio

N/A

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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Advanced Kapa Beating Techniques Artist Dalani Tanahy ##1154

This class will explore some of the different ways that Hawaiians created their kapa. The instructor will bring fermented wauke for the students to use. Students will beat with the fibers intact, then mo`omo`o, where the fibers are macerated, and then kalukalu to create a type of kapa lace. If you have your own kua and i’e kuku you are welcome to bring them, otherwise tools will be provided. Prerequisite: basic kapa making

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Dalani Tanahy
Day & Duration: Friday & Saturday, 2 days
October 23 & 24 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $145 ($181 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $50

Supply List

N/A

Open Studio

N/A

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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Multiple Color Monoprints with Collagraph with Visiting Artist Barbara Elam #1155

Anyone interested in making beautiful multicolored prints by hand will love this class—open to all levels of experience from beginning to advanced and to students working with subjects ranging from abstract to realist. Each student will be encouraged to pursue their own individual directions with Visiting Artist Barbara Elam prepared to guide you through new techniques! Both oil and water-based inks will be available and no chemicals or acids will be used. Students will make plates using Plexiglas and mat board. Barbara will teach collagraph techniques that involve adding textures to mat board and/or cutting with mat knives. A mashing of techniques can create wonderfully textured, layered images! Students will walk away with several original, multicolor images!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Barbara Elam
Day & Duration: 2 Saturdays & 2 Sundays, 4 days
October 31 – November 8 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Print Studio
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $50

Supply List

TBD

Open Studio

This workshop includes complimentary open studio time on Saturday, October 31 & November 7 (2-6pm).

About the Teaching Artist

Barbara Elam is a Professor Emeritus of Art at Rockford College and DePauw University. In 1989, she received the honor of Bunting Institute Fellow of Radcliffe College at Harvard University where she was an artist in residence. Her work has been included in over 250 national and a few international exhibits. Her pieces are included in museum and university collections, including The Fogg Museum of Harvard, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Art Institute of Chicago. Barbara received her BFA from the University of Texas at Dallas and her MFA from East Texas State University, along with advanced studies in printmaking at the University of Dallas at Irving. barbaraelam.com

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Sensing Space: A Drawing Workshop with Visiting Artist Wendy Kawabata #1156

This workshop will help both new and experienced artists build a great foundation in drawing—a skill important to any artistic endeavor. Sensing Space will focus on creative solutions to translating three-dimensional space and form into two dimensions. The workshop will offer the perfect working environment for artists at all experience levels seeking to develop or expand upon a strong visual vocabulary and understanding of three-dimensional space and form.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Wendy Kawabata
Day & Duration: Saturday & Sunday, 2 days
November 21 & 22 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $150 ($188 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $40

Supply List

TBD

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

Wendy Kawabata is an Associate Professor of Art and Chair of the Drawing and Painting area at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She is the recipient of a 2012 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and is represented by Sanderson Contemporary Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand. She has presented her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions at venues including The Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland, New Zealand; The Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia; Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco, CA; The Texas State University Art Gallery, San Marcos, TX; and The Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL; and has participated in residencies in Iceland and Michigan. Her work has received recognition from national and international publications including, Art in America, Modern Painters,The New Yorker, Artweek, The Aucklander, and NO Magazine. Her work is featured in the books 20×20 (DoubleDay, Auckland, NZ),The Artists: 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2013-2015 (Beatnik Publishing, Auckland, NZ) and PromptPress 1 (PromptPress, Iowa City). wendy-kawabata.squarespace.com

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Intro to PMC Silver Metal Clay with Visiting Artist Patrik Kusek #1157

PMC (Precious Metal Clay) is a type of clay made up of microscopic particles of real silver, water, and a binder. The clay can be shaped with tools or even just your hands! After creating your piece in the clay, you fire it and the water and binder burn away, leaving you with a piece of real silver. It’s pure alchemy! In this fun and informative workshop students will learn the basics of using PMC. Students will learn how to properly handle and store the clay, how to roll out and texturize the clay using rubber stamps or found objects, and how to construct flat and dimensional pieces. Students will also learn how to layer pieces to add dimension. Torch firing techniques will also be demonstrated. Students will also learn proper finishing techniques and how to add a rich patina to jewelry. This workshop will take the mystery out of PMC and you’ll leave class with the skills to create fine silver jewelry in your own home!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Patrik Kusek
Day & Duration: Saturday, 1 day
December 12 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $115 ($144 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $60

Supply List

TBD

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

Patrik Kusek’s experience in the worlds of design and fashion helped shape his creative vision and brand. He is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and The Academy of Art University. He worked as a Fashion Stylist at Macy’s San Francisco and was the owner and Creative Director of Wallop Design Group, a graphic design and branding company. He currently is able to pursue his passion as a jewelry artist and instructor. He teaches metal clay workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally. Patrik is a member of the PMC Guild and is both PMC Guild Certified and Art Clay Certified. He was one of 9 senior instructors for Rio Grande PMC Certification Program and taught workshops in the US and internationally. He was a featured artist on HGTV’s “That’s Clever.” Patrik’s work has been published in numerous books and publications. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Saul Bell Award 1st place in PMC. Patrik has also recently be featured in Ornament Magazine. patriksstudio.com

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Intro to Rings with PMC with Visiting Artist Patrik Kusek #1158

In this fun and informative workshop, students will learn the basics of using PMC (Precious Metal Clay—see description for Intro to PMC for more info), how to properly handle and store the clay, how to roll out and texturize the clay using rubber stamps or found objects and how to properly size and construct rings. Students will also learn how to layer pieces to add dimension. This class focuses on the creation of rings. Visiting Artist Patrik Kusek will explain which gemstones can be fired and which ones cannot and how to set gemstones into a ring. Students will also learn proper finishing techniques and how to add a rich patina to jewelry. You’ll leave class with the skills to create rings with gemstones in fine silver jewelry in your own home!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Patrik Kusek
Day & Duration: Sunday, 1 day
December 13 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $115 ($144 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $60

Supply List

TBD

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

Patrik Kusek’s experience in the worlds of design and fashion helped shape his creative vision and brand. He is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and The Academy of Art University. He worked as a Fashion Stylist at Macy’s San Francisco and was the owner and Creative Director of Wallop Design Group, a graphic design and branding company. He currently is able to pursue his passion as a jewelry artist and instructor. He teaches metal clay workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally. Patrik is a member of the PMC Guild and is both PMC Guild Certified and Art Clay Certified. He was one of 9 senior instructors for Rio Grande PMC Certification Program and taught workshops in the US and internationally. He was a featured artist on HGTV’s “That’s Clever.” Patrik’s work has been published in numerous books and publications. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Saul Bell Award 1st place in PMC. Patrik has also recently be featured in Ornament Magazine. patriksstudio.com

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Save the Date!
Winter/Spring Hui Visiting Artist Workshops

Koichi Yamamoto – Printmaking
January 11 & 12
yamamotoprintmaking.com
This workshop is offered in partnership with the Maui Arts & Cultural Center as public programming for Statements on Nature: A Survey of Printmaking Today exhibition in the Schaefer International Gallery (January 10 – March 13, 2016)

Robert Regis Dvorak – Painting & Drawing
January 13 – 20
youcreate.com

Jeff Juhlin – Encaustic Painting
January 20 – February 3
jeffjuhlin.com