Drawing + Painting

Summer 2019 Registration opens April 9 at 10am

  • Advanced Soft Pastel • July 13–Aug 17 • Sat 9:30am–12:30pm • DPHI192L01

    Learn to create your own sanded ground, use pastel for different under-painting techniques and reclaim broken pastels. Students work from their own photos or objects. Experience with soft pastels is necessary.   Supplies: Bring your own professional soft pastels. The first night, bring...

    Helen Iaea  
    Jul. 13-Aug. 17
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  • Art of Western Calligraphy: Italic Variations • July 6 & 7 • Sat & Sun 9-4pm • DPCZ192L02

    This 2-day workshop will take experienced broad-edged pen calligraphers on an exploration of the italic hand beyond the basics. After a brief refresher of the underlying geometry, form and rhythm of the alphabet, we'll explore ways we can begin to consciously create variations and bring movement ...

    Chris Zorn  
    Jul. 6-Jul. 7
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  • Basic Watercolor • July 9–Aug 13 • Tue 1–4pm • DPJT192L03

    Explore the possibilities of watercolor painting. Students are introduced to the principles of design and composition. Demonstrations and exercises will guide students to create classic transparent watercolor washes. Students will learn how the subtle accumulation of paint can create light, shado...

    Jimmy Tablante  
    Jul. 9-Aug. 13
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  • Basic Watercolor • July 11–Aug 15 • Thu 9am–noon • DPJT192L04

    Explore the possibilities of watercolor painting. Students are introduced to the principles of design and composition. Demonstrations and exercises will guide students to create classic transparent watercolor washes. Students will learn how the subtle accumulation of paint can create light, shado...

    Jimmy Tablante  
    Jul. 11-Aug. 15
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    Thu 9-12PM Past_exhib_192_dp__0018_vector_smart_object
  • Botanical Drawing • July 25 & 26 • Thu & Fri 10am–5pm • DPRB192L05

    Delve into the beauty of nature and explore the art of botanical drawing. Students will be introduced to techniques like single light source toning technique and principles of perspective to capture the details of flowers and plants. There will be a brief look at the history of botanical drawing...

    Regina Bode  
    Jul. 25-Jul. 26
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  • Drawing • July 9–Aug 13 • Tue 9am–noon • DPAL192L06

    Become familiar with the mechanics and materials of drawing. Students use traditional and nontraditional materials to learn about line, contour, gesture, and shading. Emphasis is on building students’ confidence in their drawing abilities. The class will visit the museum galleries to study...

    Anthony Lee  
    Jul. 9-Aug. 13
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  • Drawing into Painting: Process and Concept • May 20 • Mon 9am–3pm • DPRB192L07

    This one-day workshop with Reem Bassous will include various exercises designed to expand the student’s conceptual considerations as well as offer ideas for specific techniques that can be used to achieve that. The role of color, the mark and the self will be discussed as students are intro...

    Reem Bassous  
    May. 20-May. 20
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  • Drawing Made Easy • July 30 & 31 • Tue & Wed 10am–5pm • DPRB192L08

    This fun and creative workshop will explore a variety of drawing techniques and styles, where everyone can learn how to draw. With visits to the Honolulu Museum of Art galleries and time spent in the classroom, students will have the opportunity to study and detect the secrets of the old masters ...

    Regina Bode  
    Jul. 30-Jul. 31
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  • Finding Your Muse • July 10-Aug 14 • Wed 9-12pm • DPTM192L09

    Using the museum building and its collections as a primary resource, this class explores ways to find inspiration and spark your own artistry. Most sessions will involve a museum visit—to become familiar with a category of work, a specific artist, or a time period or technique—as well...

    Tamara Moan  
    Jul. 10-Aug. 14
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  • From Sketch to Painting • Aug 8 & 9 • Thu & Fri 10-5PM • DPRB192L10

    This workshop will introduce basic sketching and drawing techniques. Participants will have the unique opportunity to observe and sketch in front of originals in the galleries of the Honolulu Museum of Art. Get inspired and influenced by different cultures and World art. Each student will be guid...

    Regina Bode  
    Aug. 8-Aug. 9
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  • Hide-N-Seek Watercolor Adventure • July 9-Aug 13 • Tue 10-1PM • DPPF192S11

    Relax and journey through the playful art of finding clues your paintings have hidden for you. Through this class students will go through exercises and techniques from Patrice Federspiel that she uses to create her various works of art. Supply List LAST DAY TO REGISTER: Two (2) weeks before th...

    Patrice Federspiel  
    Jul. 9-Aug. 13
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  • Introduction to Contemporary Drawing • July 8-Aug 12 • Mon 1-4PM • DPKK192L12

    Even with all of today’s many digital art tools, aspiring artists need a solid knowledge and background in drawing. From color contrast to composition, and classical and contemporary drawing techniques, French artist Kosta Kulundzic will cover all the bases. Through exercises, a constant dr...

    Kosta Kulundzic  
    Jul. 8-Aug. 12
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  • Introduction to Oil Painting • July 8-Aug 12 • Mon 6-9PM • DPKK192L13

    Based on the model of the Parisian atelier, this course offers the student a space to express creativity and learn the basics oil painting. Through several simple exercises, still lifes, portraits or self-portraits, and a constant practice of painting, we will experience and understand oil techni...

    Kosta Kulundzic  
    Jul. 8-Aug. 12
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  • Introduction to Oil Painting • July 11-Aug 15 • Thu 6-9PM • DPKK192L14

    Based on the model of the Parisian atelier, this course offers the student a space to express creativity and learn the basics oil painting. Through several simple exercises, still lifes, portraits or self-portraits, and a constant practice of painting, we will experience and understand oil techni...

    Kosta Kulundzic  
    Jul. 11-Aug. 15
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  • Introduction to Watercolor • May 25-June 29 • Sat 1-4PM • DPCZ192L15

    Experience the luminescence, spontaneity and immediacy of watercolor while sharpening your perceptions and sense of light and color. We progress through a series of exercises designed to lay the foundation for understanding and enjoying this famously difficult medium. We’ll develop the basi...

    Chris Zorn  
    May. 25-Jun. 29
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  • Introduction to Watercolor • July 13-Aug 17 • Sat 1-4PM • DPCZ192L16

    Experience the luminescence, spontaneity and immediacy of watercolor while sharpening your perceptions and sense of light and color. We progress through a series of exercises designed to lay the foundation for understanding and enjoying this famously difficult medium. We’ll develop the basi...

    Chris Zorn  
    Jul. 13-Aug. 17
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  • Life Drawing Studio • May 23-Aug 8 • Thu 6-9pm • DPMN192L17

    Drawing from a live model is a classical technique that sharpens and improves drawing ability. Each session includes a series of poses, some brief to practice gesture drawing and others lasting more than an hour. Presentation topics cover visual measurement, selection of materials, drawing techni...

    Mark Norseth  
    May. 23-Aug. 8
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  • Painting 1+2 • May 21-Aug 13 • Tue 6-9PM • DPJG192L18

    Learn about contemporary and Old Master techniques in a relaxed, upbeat environment. Beginning students are introduced to oil or acrylic painting in a simplified, painless way. Advanced students are guided in the development of their own artistic vision and personal expression. Students often tak...

    Jim Goodman  
    May. 21-Aug. 13
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  • Painting & Drawing the Portrait • May 21–Aug 13 • Tue 6–9pm • DPMN192L19

    Explore portrait painting with a live model. Instruction introduces a practical and professional approach to portraiture. Topics include anatomy and structure, lighting, palette set up, color arrangement, color mixing, brushwork, and tips to optimize your ability to see and paint the human head i...

    Mark Norseth  
    May. 21-Aug. 13
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  • Painting Everyday People • July 8–Aug 12 • Mon 1–4pm • DPMN192L20

    In the spirit of painters such as Edgar Degas, this studio class explores the human figure by having students create and paint true-to-life situations. Using live models in the studio, subjects may be working, resting, reading or dressing.  The normal activities that make up life will be stu...

    Mark Norseth  
    Jul. 8-Aug. 12
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  • Sketchbook Techniques • May 19–Aug 4 • Sun 1–4pm • DPSG192L21

    This class has lots to offer! Together, we will practice techniques to improve your drawing skills, while capturing your daily life in a sketchbook. Learn accurate scaling, perspective and color theory. We will learn about the best tools and materials. Learning how to be a more mobile artist by d...

    Sergio Garzon  
    May. 19-Aug. 4
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  • Sumi-e Etegami • May 19–Aug 4 • Sun 10am–noon • DPYP192L22

    This class focuses on sumi-e painted postcards, or etegami, and the basics of Japanese calligraphy. Supplies: Bring sumi-e brush, sumi ink or ink stick, ink well, and color (gansai colors work well). Other materials can be purchased from the instructor. LAST DAY TO REGISTER: Two (2) weeks befor...

    Yumiko Pierce  
    May. 19-Aug. 4
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  • Travel Sketching • July 13–Aug 24* • Sat 1pm–4pm • DPTM192L23

    Please note that the dates have changed from the printed catalog. We'll focus on building drawing skills suited to the subjects you're most likely to encounter while on the road: people, objects, landscape and architecture. We'll make use of live models, buildings and views in the immediate area...

    Tamara Moan  
    Jul. 13-Aug. 24
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  • Wash Drawing for the Timid • July 11–Aug 15 • Thu 1–4pm • DPJB192L24

    Individual guidance and encouragement is offered as you develop fundamental skills in a structured, step-by-step format utilizing basic drawing and monochromatic washes to paint simple objects. Demonstrations, exercises, and assignments are designed to increase confidence in drawing and various w...

    Jonathan Busse  
    Jul. 11-Aug. 15
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