Thursday, March 08, 2007
Artsy Happenings in Hilo Town
Sponsored by Hilo Art & Glass Supply
Aloha Friends of the Arts!
March is youth art month! Take the kids and adults alike out on this artsy town for some of these great classes and art shows!
Featured at the Ironworks this month is Ralph Curtis Moyer, a dynamic sculptor from Santa Cruz, California. His megalithic copper and resin sculptures are a sight to behold, and can be installed inside or outside. You can check out his work on their web site www.artintheironworks.com
Don't miss one of the year's happy highlights - the Young at Art show. It will be on display at the EHCC throughout March. If your keikis get inspired, the EHCC is also offering a Kid's Spring Break Art Camp - mornings during the week of March 26 - 30.
Hilo Art & Glass is offering a 10% discount for all kids under 18. (yes it counts even if the parents pay! The kids get to pick the supplies, tho!) If you haven't seen it yet, our employee art show is quite impressive with a large collection of paintings, prints, and even a stained glass piece. For those who may not know, the artist employees of Hilo Art & Glass Supply are Eva Anderson, Lisa Franklin, David Hubbard, and Jacob Medina.
The Wailoa Center has the Big Island Woodturning show on display March 5 - 30th. Don't miss the reception (w/pupus!) on Friday March 9th. Then, on the remaining Saturdays in March, check out their free Woodturning Demonstrations from 10AM-2PM. This is a great opportunity to watch this almost magical woodworking technique.
The new Big Island Plein Aire painting group has been meeting at various locations around Hilo every Thursday for group outdoor painting. Here are their meeting sites in March: March 8th - Richardson's beachpark; March 15th - Onomea Bay; March 22nd - Four Mile beach; March 29th Private Residence (join the group earlier in the month and get the scoop.) We'll try to put the info up at Hilo Art & Glass Supply, too.
Exciting News! There is a new e-zine out that's all about Hawaii artists. It's published right here on the Big Island, so check it out at www.hiartmagazine.com. Just another step towards making Hilo the art capitol of the Pacific.
Classes at Art in the Ironworks - to sign up call Hilo Art & Glass Supply 935-9967
Sign up in advance at Hilo Art & Glass Supply! You can even sign up over the phone with a credit card.
Beginning Drawing - youth.-- 4 Thursdays 4-6PM Starting March 22
Jacob Medina teaches this introduction to drawing techniques for kids and teens. Jacob will teach students to draw what they see as well as some tried and true drawing methods that will improve anyone's drawing, no matter what experience level. Jacob is well known for his visceral, complex, and very modern style.
Silkscreen Printing - 4 Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:30 PM, starts March 20th
In this class you will learn the basics of preparing and printing a silkscreen. David Hubbard will show students how to produce quality silkscreened images with easy to use supplies that don't require any special equipment. Anyone can silkscreen at home with success after completing this class.
Independent Projects in Watercolor - An open studio for watercolor painting Wednesdays 1:30 - 4:30 PM, On-Going
This is an on-going open studio for watercolor painting with Kerri Ligatich, who also teaches intro to watercolor, and Watercolor Step by Step. Students may buy one or more punch cards for studio time with Kerri, and they have 'til June 6th to use up the three classes on each card. Kerri will be available to guide you as you complete your own projects in watercolor.
Cost: $45.00 per 3 class card
Watercolor - Step by Step - 6 Wednesdays from 1:30 -4:30, starts March 21st.
Kerri will walk you through the steps to completing six gorgeous, pre-planned paintings. You will learn each crucial step in its proper order as you paint a wide variety of subject matter in watercolor. Students will be introduced to a broad selection of colors, brushes, and papers. This is a great class for new painters, or anyone wanting more control of their watercolors.
Cost: $100.00 (supply list available at Hilo Art & Glass Supply)
Beginning Watercolor - 3 Saturdays 9AM - 12PM, starts March 31st.
Be introduced to a broad spectrum of techniques in watercolor. Kerri will demonstrate each of the techniques needed for successful watercolor painting in a stress-free, explorative environment. All materials are included in this jump start into glorious color and expression in watercolor.
Classes at the EHCC - to sign up call 961-5711
Next Step Stained Glass - 4 Saturdays 10AM - 1PM, starts March 24
This is a class for the stained glass artist to broaden their horizons with. We will learn to do plating, (layering of glass Tiffany-style) metal overlays, and 3D objects like boxes.
Cost: $130 EHCC members, $140 non-members
Classical Glass Painting - 4 Friday Eves 5-7 PM, Starts March 23rd.
This class will show you how to paint a grisaille painting and fire it permanently into glass. This is what you are looking at when you see faces and hands painted into stained glass windows. We will also play with enamels and brighter colors for a less traditional approach to this classic medium.
Cost: $90.00 EHCC members, $100.00 non-members
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