Visiting Artists

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Explorations in Monoprint w/ Visiting Artist Margot B. Myers #1241

Students will use a direct method of printmaking to combine drawing, painting, stenciling, and printing techniques to create new and unique prints. Margot will teach students new ways to layer texture, line, and color to produce one-of-a kind works of art. No experience is required for this class, although the more experienced printmaker will be sure to pick up some new techniques! We encourage you to enroll in Margot’s “Discover Marbling” Workshop where you’ll create marbled papers and fabrics on which you can print. Bonus: For this class, you’ll have extra (and optional) open studio work time in the print studio to finish up class projects on Sunday, February 14 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. *This class is FULL. Please phone to be placed on the waitlist. Mahalo.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Day & Duration: Sunday, 1 day
February 7 / 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Margot B. Myers
Location: Print Studio
Tuition: $125 ($156 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $60

Supply List

Please bring: work clothes, drawings and sketches, optional: pre-worked plates to experiment with

Open Studio

Bonus: For this class, you’ll have extra (and optional) open studio work time in the print studio to finish up class projects on Sunday, February 14 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

About the Teaching Artists

Margot B. Myers makes visual work that reflects her relationship with the natural world and is influenced by the rural landscapes where she has lived and worked. She spends summers in her family-operated commercial fish camp on the Nushagak River in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. This formative experience and her curiosity about natural systems are the forces that propel the development of her aesthetic. She uses various media to create work that is characteristically delicate, fluid, vital, and elegant. In addition to making works on paper, Margot creates installations that incorporate textiles, ceramics, papers, film, and site-specific drawings on diverse materials. She earned BAs in Art and Spanish from Walla Walla College and an MFA in Printmaking from New Mexico State University. She regularly teaches visual arts classes and workshops to students of all ages. margotbmyers.com

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Incorporating Art & Design into Farming & Gardening w/ Visiting Artist Gahl Shottan #1242

Explore the various ways that art and design intersect with farming and gardening! Students will learn about landscape architecture, composting, and beneficial insects through hands-on projects. The class will start off by learning all about design and space. Students will learn about the participatory design process, engage in interactive activities that encourage abstract thought, and create a mixed-media map for their garden. Next, the students will learn about the science behind composting and the carpentry behind building a simple, yet functional compost sifter. Participants will build their own compost sifter to take home. On day two, the class will design and build an “insect hotel”—a beautiful and functional addition to any garden. Participants will learn the science behind the design, what insects benefit from the space, and why the garden benefits from the hotel. *This class has been cancelled.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Day & Duration: Saturday & Sunday, 2 days
February 6 & 7 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Gahl Shottan
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $144 ($180 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $75

Supply List

Please bring a power drill if you have one.

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artists

Gahl Shottan has over ten years of experience as an educator working with people of all ages in farms, gardens, and outdoor spaces. She currently serves as an Outreach Coordinator for NYCParks Department GreenThumb program, the largest community garden program in the nation. She received a Masters of Science in City and Regional Planning at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Gahl believes that practical knowledge of natural spaces can easily be combined with a love of art and design.

“Talk Story” Presentation with Visiting Artist Dorothy Cochran – FREE!
Thursday, February 18 / 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Solar Plate Etching w/ Visiting Artist Dorothy Cochran #1244

Working with solar plates is a safe and environmentally friendly approach to creating traditional etchings without the use of grounds, acids, or solvents. The plates are exposed to UV light and developed with ordinary tap water. Direct drawing, photographic, and digital approaches are just a few of the possible imaging methods. Once created, etched solar plates can be printed as intaglio or relief prints with non-toxic water wash inks. Further explorations will include inking strategies such as chine collé, multiple plate layering, and color wiping. This exciting process has many applications, is easily learned, and appeals to artists, printmakers, and photographers alike.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Day & Duration: Saturday – Monday, 3 days
February 20 – 22 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Dorothy Cochran
Location: Print Studio
Tuition: $255 ($319 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $60

Supply List

Please bring:
-Please glue a thin magnetic sheet (available at Dick Blick) to a plastic cutting board with strong glue. If the board is used, please sand for glue to stick and wait to dry. Let dry for a few days before workshop. This item is needed by each student for washing out plates and as non-slip surface for inking up the plates.
-one to two paint scrapers, flexible metal (1 to 1”) for mixing ink
-A few cut up rags, roll of paper towels
-Nitrile gloves for protecting hands, old clothes or print apron
-Notebook, pencil, scissors, utility knife, blue painter’s tape
-Tools for creating hand drawn images – brushes, sponges, sticks, etc.
-Speedball soft brayer, 6 inches—if you have one.
-Newsprint pad (14 x 17) to use for working on the press and carrying home finished prints

MOST IMPORTANT:
Students should bring a selection of images that can be used to make the solar plates.

We will work on an 4” x 5” plates and 6″ x 8″ plates. Bring the following (in a size at 1/16″ larger than plates, so that you can place it well) would be suitable to create the transparency needed to make the plate:
original drawings in ink or pencil
your own digital images
collage that can be photocopied
original photograph

-lightweight Asian papers for chine colle – a few small sheets for collaging
-We will use Rives BFK paper, bring extra if you want
-We will use Akua ink, bring your favorite colors if you have them

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artists

Dorothy Cochran is an accomplished printmaker who pushes the boundaries of how to create works on paper. With many years of experience as an artist, educator, and curator, she has developed innovative ways to work and layer substrates, creating prints of luminous quality. She is acknowledged for her expertise and broad command of multiple print methods. A two-time recipient of a NJ State Council on the Arts fellowship, she has taught at Columbia University, City University of New York, and Manhattan Graphics Center. She is currently a faculty member at The Montclair Art Museum. Her work is represented in both private and public art collections throughout the United States, including The New York Public Library, Prudential Life Insurance, Valley Hospital and the Zimmerli Museum of Rutgers University. Recent exhibitions include the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT; the Art Museum of Southwest University, MN; and Franklin54 Gallery in New York, NY. She is a popular lecturer and workshop leader with a dedicated following. She has been a featured presenter at the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA exhibiting at A Gallery and The Schoolhouse Gallery. Dorothy earned an MFA from Columbia University and an MA & BA from Montclair State University.

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Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign: The Tools of Digital Design & Production w/ Visiting Artist Brendan McBryan #1243

Want to make your digital art and design projects run smoothly and efficiently? Choosing the best software for the job is vital! This class will take the mystery out of current design and artistic production software by providing a helpful overview of the Adobe Design Suite Applications: InDesign, Photoshop, & Illustrator. The class will delve into the use of each of these programs. Students will learn which application to choose when embarking on a design project and how all three work together. The goal of this class is to allow artists of any type to understand and manage their digital & printed content—a useful endeavor in both the visual arts and business! Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Note: The Hui’s Media Lab has Mac computers, but you are welcome to bring your own computer with design software already installed for use in class.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Day & Duration: Thursday & Friday, 2 days
March 3 & 4 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Brendan McBryan
Location: Media Lab
Tuition: $65 ($82 nonmember)

Supply List

(optional) computer with design software

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artists

Brendan McBryan earned a BS in Industrial Design from Georgia Institute of Technology and has expert level knowledge of Adobe production software, having worked in the design and print production industry for fifteen years. He has designed, created, and produced a variety of materials, including book length documents, logos, way-finding signage, flyers, websites, technical drawings, and identity elements.

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Polyester Plate Lithography w/ Visiting Artist Charles Cohan #1245

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

Day & Duration: Friday – Sunday, 3 days
March 4 – 6 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Charles Cohan
Location: Print Studio
Tuition: $235 ($295 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $75

Supply List

All supplies are provided!

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artists

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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“Talk Story” Presentation & Demo with Visiting Artist Keiko Tanabe
– FREE!
Thursday, March 24 / 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Capturing Light and Atmosphere in Watercolor w/ Visiting Artist Keiko Tanabe #1246

This workshop is designed for those who would like to gain a better understanding of methods and techniques to make a watercolor painting that is simple, yet strong. The goal is to capture the essence of the subject that conveys a certain mood and atmosphere. Keiko will show you how to go from the initial inspiration through the simplification process to finish with an expressive painting that is strong in composition and content. Subject matters include landscapes, cityscapes, waterscapes, and interiors, which will be demonstrated in a more representational and impressionistic manner, rather than abstract. The start of class focuses on fundamentals, including getting to know our materials and seeing things with an artist’s eye. Keiko will then guide students through these valuable topics: the importance of tonal value studies, how to do a preliminary drawing, how to edit a complex subject, what makes a good design, understanding of relationship of tonal values and colors, and a variety of techniques in paint application and brush handling. Keiko will demonstrate techniques, answer your questions, and provide plenty of one-on-one guidance!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Day & Duration: Monday & Tuesday, 2 days
March 28 & 29 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Keiko Tanabe
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)

Supply List

Click here to download a supply list for this class.

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artists

Keiko Tanabe was born in Kyoto, Japan and currently lives in San Diego, California. She embarked on a professional art career as a watercolor painter in 2005 after working in international relations. Since then, her work has earned many awards and recognitions on national and international level. Her work appears in private and corporate collections in many countries. Her work has also been featured in numerous art publications. She is a popular workshop instructor, teaching classes both in the U.S. and abroad. Keiko is currently a member of National Watercolor Society (signature), American Watercolor Society, and North American Watercolor Artists. Since 2015, Keiko has been a brand ambassador for Winsor & Newton. ktanabefineart.com

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“Talk Story” Presentation with Visiting Artist Sally French – FREE!
Thursday, March 31 / 5:00 – 6:00 pm

White-OUT: Techniques for Getting Started When White Hurts Your Eyes w/ Visiting Artist Sally French #1247

“Bright white! Way too white to touch… maybe I should go clean something and
come back later…” Is it hard to get started on that glaring pristine new canvas or paper? This class will get you going! Participants will build a file box of technique-samples and discover the incredible range of effects that can be made with suspended pigments. Sally will show students 50 years accumulation of the best surface-coverage techniques that she has used in her work. Get ready to break the white barrier and go home with a file full of experimental, abstract test plates, sure to stimulate a beginning on the toughest “white-out” day.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Day & Duration: Saturday & Sunday, 2 days
April 2 & 3 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Sally French
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $144 ($180 nonmember)
Supply Fee:$70

Supply List

Please bring:
Two 1” throwaway brushes
one vapor-barrier mask $38. at Home Depot or Ace Hardware
lunch

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artists

Known for her humorous approach and experimental explorations in many media, Sally French is now returning to printmaking, her primary focus of study at University of Colorado, Stephens College, and San Francisco Academy of Art. Having maintained a studio on Kaua‘i for 31 years, Sally has recently opened her residence and Double Dog Dare Studio to other artists who wish to explore and discover the monotype process. Sally’s prints have been exhibited nationally at Print Press, Denton, TX, where she was a visiting artist; Trillium Press, San Francisco; Patricia Correia Gallery, Los Angeles; and locally, where her monotypes were recently included in “Anxiety’s Edge,” the inaugural exhibition of contemporary art at The Honolulu Museum of Art. In 2014, Sally’s completed a residency in Printmaking at University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and in 2015, she was a Visiting Artist at Denver School of the Arts in Denver, CO. doubledogdarestudio.com

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Art with Aloha: Talk Story & Demonstration with Visiting Artist Dalani Tanahy – FREE!
Wednesday, April 13 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stop by the Hui and “talk story” with kapa maker Dalani Tanahy! Dalani will talk about the art of kapa—a Hawaiian cloth made from the pounded bark of the wauke (paper mulberry) plant. You’ll also get to see a bit of the complex process that goes into making these lovely pieces of natural Hawaiian cloth used as clothing, blankets, and for ceremonial purposes. You’ll be fascinated by what you learn about one of the most incredible Hawaiian art forms!

Art with Aloha: Understanding Hawaiian Kapa w/ Visiting Artist Dalani Tanahy #1248

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

Day & Duration: Thursday & Friday, 2 days
April 14 & 15 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Dalani Tanahy
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $144 ($180 nonmember)
Supply Fee:$70

Supply List

All supplies are provided.

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artists

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 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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Visiting Artist Programs at Hui No`eau are generously supported in part by donations from Art Affair 2015! Mahalo nui loa!