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Windward Artists Guild held a workshop October 19 with Carl Jennings Professor of Art atWindward Artists Guild held a workshop October 19 with Carl Jennings Professor of Art at Kapiolani Community College. The topic was Nature and the Natural World. Participants were encouraged to develop awareness and sensitivity to nature. They were paint in a way that reveals the feelings of the object or place in a creative way instead of copying literally.

HANDMADE PAPER WORKSHOP

Take your art to the next level by incorporating your own hand-pulled sheets of paper. Join well-known artist and educator Allison Roscoe who specializes in making unique, beautiful papers for her 2-D and 3-D artwork, including handmade books, sculptures, and illuminated pieces. Her Intro to Papermaking mini-sessions on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 will provide the opportunity for you to make your own sheets of paper while learning about the history of papermaking. Note that these sheets are acid-free, archival quality from fibers pulped in a specialized (and expensive!) Hollander beater.

Sessions are held at the Manoa Heritage Center in Manoa – an inspiring and serene location perfect for these classes. Visit their website at www.manoaheritagecenter.org to register for class, explore additional papermaking special topic classes, and learn more about the center and its mission.

WAG’s Education Committee is in the process of arranging a 2020 workshop onproducing handmade books with Allison to be held on the windward side. Stay tuned for details in early 2020!

Rave Reviews and Upcoming News

From WAG’s Education Committee (Eileen Towata and Jan Stiles)

Hey, WAG members, WAG “wanna-be’s”* and anyone interested in improving your art skills – we have great news about art happenings on the windward side.  

In June, we offered “Color Workshop for Painters” at that jewel of a location, Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe.  Our guide into the fascinating realm of color was Professor Carl Jennings**, who gave us 4 hours of in-depth explanations of color and light as well as many helpful hands-on exercises to start turning those concepts into practical solutions for color choice, mixing and application dilemmas.   The sold-out workshop attracted artists working with watercolor, acrylics and oil.  It was wonderful to see so many members participate and to have non-members also join in.  Open to artists at all levels, even experienced painters gained valuable lessons and unanimously are clamoring for more from Carl:

  • “This workshop taught me about important aspects in mixing color that I hadn’t learned before.  The take away from this workshop for me was the value of understanding undertones.”  
  • “The most important thing I learned was to pay attention to the undertones when deciding how to mix colors.”
  • “How about we reinvite Carl Jennings and have a painting class this time.  We have loved his color theory class.”

So after all those Rave Reviews of Carl, we are pleased to announce the Upcoming News that he will be back this fall to teach another workshop.  It is planned for October 19 at Ho’omaluhia.  Please keep checking the website for registration procedures which will be posted as soon as all details are finalized.  And how convenient is it that the workshop is scheduled for October – when you and all your family and friends will be heading to Ho’omaluhia to check out the annual members’ exhibition in the gallery?  That second bit of Upcoming News is also a good reminder to you to pay up your dues as only active WAG members may participate in this open (unjuried) show. 

*If you are not yet a member, consider joining so that you can participate in WAG exhibitions as well as receive member workshop discounts.  Membership is open to all O’ahu residents.

**A great article by artist Maryanne Long profiling Professor Jennings and his innovative approach to color appeared in Windward O’ahu Voice, January 23, 2019 issue.  In addition to being a professor and head of painting/drawing division at Kapi’olani Community College, Carl is also an adjunct faculty member at University of Newcastle (Australia). 

Color mixing exercise provides great reference for duplicating desired colors for future needs. 

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WAG Workshop: Flower Power with Yvonne Manipon

Aloha Artists!  Join us for a wonderful workshop this October.

To participate, please download this form, fill out and return page 2:

2018 Flower Power workshop

Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 10:00 am until NOON
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden, 45-680 Luluku Rd., Kaneohe
Join Yvonne, an accomplished artist and art educator, in this fun workshop sponsored by Windward Artists Guild (WAG) for artists of all levels. Beginners are especially welcome.

This workshop will include:
• Using your observational skills and finding inspiration in nature
• Learning techniques for creating layers, using oil pastels and watercolors
• Developing your eye for good design and composition
• Creating captivating flower paintings infused with your unique style

Fee is $10 for WAG members and students*, $15 for all others; all materials will be provided. Payment must be received by October 6**.

Send registration form and check (payable to Windward Artists Guild) to: WAG, 88 Pinana Street, Kailua, HI 96734.

Get member rate by joining WAG online now!

(http:windwardartistsguild.org/joinrenew/).

*Students grade 9 and above.

**Workshop limited to 20 participants. We reserve right to cancel if insufficient enrollment; fees will be re-funded in full.

Please download, fill out page 2, and return this form:

2018 Flower Power workshop

Colorbridges Workshop by Dawn Yoshimura

Color Bridges by Dawn YoshimuraDawn Yoshimura is teaching her techniques for handling watercolor and keeping it vibrant and clear by painting meditative Color Bridges®.

DATE AND TIME

Thu, April 12, 2018

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM HST

LOCATION

First Unitarian Church

2500 Pali Highway

Honolulu, HI 96817

 

Please see all the details here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-inclusive-color-bridge-workshop-learn-to-paint-harmonic-watercolor-tickets-43736844078?aff=es2

 

How to Frame and Photograph your Art: A Free Workshop by Dawn Yoshimura

Two excellent new workshops are on the calendar to be taught by Dawn Yoshimura.  The first is outlined below  and presented via AHA (Association for Hawaii Artists):

FREE:  HOW TO PREP FOR ART COMPETITIONS WORKSHOP

There is a FREE workshop that is important for more than just competitions – it’s all about the finer details of photographing and framing art properly.  This information will help give your work the polished presentation it deserves. Dawn Yoshimura will be teaching a workshop on how to get your paintings ready for competition from photography to framing. This is in partnership with Association for Hawaii Artists, but it’s open to anyone!

  • Do you know how to photograph your art and submit it at the right size?
  • Do you have beautiful art but the photos don’t do them justice?
  • Have you picked up your work from a venue and notice that someone has had to tighten the wire? 
  • Has your work ever fallen off the wall? 
  • Has a piece you have framed ever stuck to its protective glass? 
  • Do you use cardboard or boxboard to back your pieces even though they contain acid that will ruin your art over time? 
  • Do your eyehooks interfere with your piece hanging flush on the wall so the piece tilts?

No public confessions necessary!

Please come learn how to remedy these common mistakes and much more! We highly recommend you attend this FREE lesson on the best practices to make your art polished and professional. Better to know now what mistakes you are making than to have a problem at the next show!

Please RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-prep-for-art-competitions-your-image-file-and-presentation-tickets-43734518121?aff=es2

Paper Dyeing Workshop by The SRA Girls

If you missed your opportunity to study paper collage with Susan Rogers-Areggar, this is your chance to learn from the artists she taught, including a few WAG artists (Joy Ritchey, Dottie Brennan, and other talented collage artists).   You will create a stack of colorful, vibrant hand-dyed papers like a myriad of colorful butterflies. Please Download the PDF here to register and read more:

2018 FEBRUARY WORKSHOP_A

A preview of the PDF information is below:

Two Fundraisers organized by WAG member Sherree McKellar

Please take a look at these two special events generously organized and hosted by Sherree McKellar.

October 1, 2017, 2 – 5 p.m.: Painting Party to benefit Make a Wish.

Choice of 3 teachers:  Mark Brown, Patrick Ching, Rebecca Snow.

Artist Gathering with Refreshments

Music to Follow 5 – 6:30 p.m.

*Potluck Contribution Appreciated (Contact Sherree).
*Take an art class with your favorite artist and also receive
a gift piece of their work.

$100 Prepaid registration reserves your limited space. Artists will provide all paint, canvas, brushes and supplies and donate 50% of registration fees directly to Make-A-Wish Hawaii.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – PLEASE SEE FLYER BELOW

Make a Wish Artists Workshop Info

October 29, 2017, 2 – 5 pm.  Art Sale to Benefit the Leukemia Society

Please consider donating work.  Contact Sherree to arrange donation: sherreemckellar (at) gmail.com

Sunday, October 29, 2017
From 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
148 Kaimoani Way
Kailua, Hawaii

Fifty percent of all sales that day go to Lymphoma, Leukemia Society in honor of James E. McKellar (1940-2015) who fought bravely against CMML, a rare kind of leukemia.

Leukemia Society Fundraiser