Have you ever wanted to take a class at the Donkey Mill but never had time? Are you interested in spending a few hours experiencing a new art technique? If this sounds like you, please join us for our Summer Art Experiences for Adults! Leave the kids at home, bring a friend, and come make and create in our various studios for a new art experience. Please choose one activity per session.
Because space is limited to 6 participants in each studio, per session, out of courtesy for other students, we kindly ask that you only register for one Saturday session. Social distancing will be in place and masks are required. Please register in advance online, or call 808-322-3362. No drop-in's please. Registration closes three days prior to the scheduled class.
This program was made possible by the Atherton Family Foundation.
ABOUT THE ACTIVITIES
Main Space: Palm Frond Weaving with the Wodde Jippel Club of Kona
Start your experience with an exclusive tour by curator Mina Elison of the exhibit, Inundation: Art and Climate Change in the Pacific. The tour will culminate around the installation, Sounding, a beautiful piece by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner & Joy Lehuanani Enomoto, and flow into a weaving session. Participants will learn how to weave a palm frond basket called banornor guided by Wodde Jippel Club of Kona, a community group of Marshallese wahine.
On the Lawn: White Line Printmaking with Gerald Lucena
White line printmaking, also known as Provincetown printmaking, began in 1914-15 in America as an alternative to moku-hanga (Japanese printmaking). White line printmakers carved an entire design into one block using the carved lines to separate areas that would have different colors. Instead of rolling ink over the entire woodblock, the printmaker uses watercolor and paints one area at a time. The carved lines end up white in the final print, giving the technique its name. Participants will be introduced to the materials and process of creating a white line print from start to finish. Please bring a photo of a landscape for reference.
Ceramics Studio: Wheel Throwing with Jake Boggs
In season with the beginning of Kona Coffee harvest the session will focus on coffee cups. Come join Jake Boggs in the ceramics studio for pottery throwing demonstrations and try your hand at the potter’s wheel. Please note that this is one day hands on experience and students from this session will not be taking their clay items home. If your interest is sparked, please sign up for Jake's beginners session online.
Jake Boggs began making art from an early age in his home in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky. He graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Art from Eastern Kentucky University where he developed his craft, making functional utilitarian vessels, as well as forays into large scale sculpture. During his undergraduate studies he traveled to the Ecuadorian Amazon, Jingdezhen City in China, and the American SouthWest studying ceramic traditions of those areas. Shortly after graduation he moved to the O’ahu to enroll at the University of Hawai’i at Ma¯noa to begin the Masters of Fine Arts program there. His art practice matured and after graduation he took on a lecturer position at his MFA alma mater for three years. Currently, he makes work wherever he can and exhibits throughout the United States and abroad.
Gerald Lucena was born and raised in Captain Cook, Hawaii. He earned his BFA in drawing and painting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He also attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Since then, he has exhibited in Hawaii, California, and Massachusetts and has created public murals for the West Hawaii Community Health Center in Kealakekua, Innovations Public Charter School in Kailua-Kona, and was part of the collaborative team of artists for Aloha Aina mural on Palani and Kuakini. He also designs sets and costumes for the Aloha Performing Arts Company at the historical Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu, Hawaii. Most recent projects at the Aloha Theatre include designing the set for the Christopher Durang play ‘Beyond Therapy’ which he also had a part in playing Andrew. Gerald Lucena has taught drawing, painting, papermaking, and mixed media to all ages and has been part of the DMAC ohana for over 15 years. He has been working as a teaching artist for the Artist in the Schools program in Holualoa and Kahakai Elementary.
Wodde Jippel Club of Kona was founded in February of 2020 to help empower Marshallese women and their community by helping them navigate their daily lives in a new environment; providing support and assistance in accessing health care, education, food sustainability, community, and to help share the legacy of their culture.
Location: Gallery + Main Space, Ceramic Studio and Lawn
Level/Prerequisite: Beginner, Ages 17+
Tuition/Admission:$10 per person
Minimum Enrollment: 5
Maximum Enrollment: 6