Category Archives: Workshops


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.


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 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!

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.

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*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®.


Thu, April 12, 2018

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM HST


First Unitarian Church

2500 Pali Highway

Honolulu, HI 96817


Please see all the details here:


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):


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:

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:


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.


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)

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

Workshop: Lynne Boyer

Kaimana Sun Fun by Lynne Boyer
Kaimana Sun Fun by Lynne Boyer

Lynne Boyer 4 day Plein-air Artist Workshop
Date:   May 15th – 18th, 2017
Price:   $295.00 …  WAG members get 15% discount!

This four day workshop allows students to learn the basics of plein air painting at some of Oahu’s most picturesque beaches.  Whether you are a budding artist still learning the basics, or a more advanced painter, this is a unique opportunity to enhance your skills.  Benefit from one on one attention and explore Oahu’s natural beauty.  This workshop is limited to 8 students allowing for plenty of individual attention.

Please go to Lynne’s website for the Application. You can find contact info for Lynne on her site as well if you have any questions, she invites you to call or email.

The supply list will be sent out upon registration.