Category Archives: Workshops

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

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.

www.lynneboyer.com

Upcoming Workshops

January is a busy month for workshops. Here are the workshops in chronological order:

JEAN SANDROCK COLLAGE WORKSHOP

Collage by Jean Sandrock
Collage by Jean Sandrock

WAG presents: Painting in Paper Collage Workshop by Jean Sandrock, Mixed Media Collage Artist  www.jeansandrock.com

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 8:30am – 3:30 pm.
Private Residence in Kailua – exact address sent to participants
$40 per WAG participant; $55 for non-WAG members
Max 20 participants

* UPDATE 1/5/2017 *  Most seats are filled but there are a couple of spots left.  Please contact us at windwardartistsguild at gmail.com to let us know you are attending, and send a check for $40 (or $55 for non-WAG members – you can join for $30 and immediately get the WAG member discount if you prefer.  Membership is available here: http://windwardartistsguild.org/joinrenew/)

WAG
88 Pinana Street
Kailua HI 96734

More details and the exact address of the workshop will be given with an email letting you know how to prepare for the workshop. Materials are included in your fee and most if not all will be provided by the teacher.

You will cover the following topics

  • sources of inspiration
  • resources
  • methods and techniques
  • materials and supplies
  • designing in collage
  • tearing vs. cutting
  • how to get the most out of your papers
  • demonstration/how to
  • embellishments and additions
  • finishing methods

LYNNE BOYER PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP

A beautiful plein air painting by Lynne Boyer
A beautiful plein air painting by Lynne Boyer

Lynne Boyer’s Plein Aire Workshop
Accomplished plein aire artist Lynne Boyer will be leading her 4-day Plein Aire Workshop on January 23 – 26th 2017.  There are only 8 slots, so if you are interested, sooner is better.  More information can be found on her site: http://lynneboyer.com/workshops or Click here to go straight to the January 2017 listing.  There is an application on the page to fill out online.

Workshop Dates: 1/23/2017 – 1/26/2017
Contact: Lynne Boyer
Email: lynneboyer@me.com
Phone: 808-375-7315

DAWN YOSHIMURA COLOR BRIDGES WORKSHOP

Dawn Yoshimura Color Bridges Workshop
Dawn Yoshimura Color Bridges Workshop
Dawn Yoshimura will teach her meditative watercolor art technique “Color Bridges Watercolor Workshop” on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:30pm at the Nohea Gallery, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI  96814.  The cost is $50.00.  Go to the website below to get a full description
of the watercolor workshop.

Lynne Boyer Plein Air Artist Workshop

 

"Lanikai Nesting Place" by Lynne Boyer, 15" X 30"
“Lanikai Nesting Place” by Lynne Boyer, 15″ X 30″

This 3 day Plein Air Workshop on May – 16,17,18 2016 allows students to learn the basics of the plein-air wet-on-wet technique of painting.  Whether you are a budding artist still learning the basics, or an advanced painter, this is a unique opportunity to enhance your skills.  Benefit from one on one attention and explore Oahu’s natural beauty. Lynne has exhibited her artwork internationally and is a Signature Member of Plein Air Painters of Hawaii. She has won several top awards in juried shows.

FEE: $225.00

For additional information or to contact Lynne with questions, please go to Lynne’s website  http://lynneboyer.com/workshops where you will find her contact info.

WAG Artist Dawn Yoshimura to Teach Color Bridges at Nohea Gallery

Color Bridges Dawn Yoshimura
Color Bridges Dawn Yoshimura

Dawn Yoshimura will be holding a Color Bridges workshop  (similar to those she runs in Sweden) at the Nohea Gallery on March 19, 2016 from 9 to 11 am. Contact the gallery,  noheagallery@gmail.com or (808) 596-0074 , to sign up and learn to create your own vibrant, meditative Color Bridge. Includes a Color Bridges coloring book with 30 original images.

WAG Workshop: William Zwick

The Figure in Plein Aire for Oil Painters
WAG Members 2016 Workshop

William Zwick
William Zwick

William Zwick is well known in the arts community of Oahu; he the owner and principal instructor at Zwick Academy of Fine Art (ZAFA) in Honolulu. He is extremely accomplished in portraiture, figurative work, and landscape.

He will teach The Figure in Plein Aire for Oil Painters in our first workshop of 2016.

SCHEDULE
William Zwick will teach The Figure in Plein Aire for Oil Painters as a workshop over 4 consecutive Mondays sessions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Feb 22, Feb 29 (it’s Leap Day!), March 7 and March 14, 2016.

Session 1 – Elements of figure drawing and painting at ZAFA Studio. Live model.
Session 2 – Elements of Landscape Painting from nature.
Session 3 – We will be working from a live model in a landscape setting.
Session 4 – Same as Session 3.

PREREQUISITES
Participants should already have familiarity with the use of oil paints.
Materials list will be provided after registration.
The workshop is being offered to WAG members. You may renew or join, but you must be a member to participate.

HOW TO RESERVE A SPOT
Cost is $200.00. Participants should send a check for the full amount to:
Windward Artists Guild
1293 Maleko St,
Kailua, HI 96734

Deadline for registration is February 15, 2016.
The workshop is limited to a maximum of 10 participants, and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Please write your check payable to “Windward Artists Guild”, and provide your name, phone number, and email address in order to receive updates and the supply list.

We anticipate this workshop will fill well before the deadline, but all checks must arrive by February 15.

ABOUT THE TEACHER
William Zwick runs and teaches at the Zwick Academy of Fine Arts (ZAFA) 1041 Maunakea Street, Honolulu. Please see zwickacademyoffinearts.com