Events

Billyo O’Donnell Plein Art Workshop

For more than two decades I’ve been intrigued by the way a painting’s surface and subject complement and compete in the viewer’s mind. In working plein air, I am excited by the way my visual experience translates into a surface language expressed through the richness of paint. Using a personal language of abstract marks, I want to share with the viewer a deeper emotional response to the world in which we live.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn oil painting techniques from highly acclaimed artist Billyo O’Donnell. Locally, you can see wonderful examples of his work in Mike Carroll’s gallery. This  in-depth workshop on painting from life on location is for the advanced to the beginner. The goal is to give each student a solid understanding of the visual experience through the painting process while engaging the most basic to the most advanced concepts. Billyo will demonstrate and lecture to the group and personalize his instruction for the individual. Billyo’s easy going personality and dedication to teaching has been appreciated by many.

Workshop will be held December 27-29, 2019 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) from 9am-4pm each day.

Cost is $420 general public / 380 LAC members. Limited to 12 participants.

Participants will meet at the art center on the morning of the first day and then we will be painting from select locations across the beautiful island of Lana’i, Hawaii.

The instructor  will have a car and may have room for 2-3 students and the equipment. It is highly  encouraged that students carpool to locations.

Materials are not included; a recommended  materials list is available. Please provide adequate time to attain your supplies.

Registration for this workshop is now open. Please don’t delay! You can sign up at the Art Center or online here.

For more information about Billyo and his art, you can visit his website here.

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Kathleen Alexander Watercolor Workshop

“Small Projects in Watercolor – Flowers and Shells”

My paintings are usually about capturing a quiet moment in nature or in life. At the same time, I love to use strong, dynamic colors, and accentuate the contrast between light and shadow in my paintings to create depth and realism. My work is inspired by the natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands, and I attempt to share that inspiration with those who view my work.  – Kathleen Alexander

Join Maui watercolor artist, Kathleen Alexander, for a two day workshop focusing on small projects. Rather than one larger painting, we will work on several small projects such as shells and tropical flowers. Layering and glazing techniques will be covered, as well as masking and drybrush. The workshop will be taught step by step, with lots of individual attention.

This two day workshop will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 11-12, 2020 from 9 AM-4 PM each day. A break for lunch, coffee and snacks will be provided.

Workshop will be held at the LHES High School Art Classroom T104.

The two day watercolor workshop is open to all (over 16 years of age), beginners are welcome. This event is limited to 12 participants.

Cost of the two-day workshop is $220 for general public / $180 for LAC members. Materials may be purchased from Kathleen at a cost of $40 (paint, paper, use of brushes, etc.) A list of materials is available for those who prefer to provide their own art supplies.

Please come by the Art Center for more information and to register, or you can easily sign up for this workshop by going here.

Kathleen’s past workshops have been inspirational and lots of fun for past participants. Kathleen Alexander moved to Maui in 2010 from the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been painting in watercolor for over thirty years. Kathleen earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, but a short time later, decided to pursue a career in art. She was awarded a one-year scholarship to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and attended the AAU in 2000-2001. Kathleen began her art career by participating in fine art festivals in California, and teaches beginning through advanced watercolor painting workshops as well as private lessons.

Her artwork has been accepted into national and international watercolor exhibitions around the globe. She has won many awards for her paintings, and received signature membership in both Northwest Watercolor Society and Watercolor West in 2009. She was a featured artist in April 2010 and June 2014 issues of Watercolor Artist magazine, and is included in Splash 12, Splash 14, Splash 15, Splash 16, Splash 18, Splash 19, and Splash 20 (to be published in 2019) by North Light Books.

Kathleen’s paintings were accepted into the “Art Maui” exhibitions in 2011 and 2012, and recently in the Hawaii National Parks 2016 Centennial Juried Exhibition at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Hawaii.

Kathleen is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society (NWS), Watercolor West (WW), the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS), and a member of North American Watercolor Artists.

You can learn about Kathleen Alexander and view examples of her artwork at her website.

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Card Craft!

Learn how to use a “Cricut” craft machine and make your own fancy, personalized cards for any occasion. We’ll have a few devices set up with an instructor and materials. The workshop is free to attend although we are asking for a $2 donation per card produced to help us cover some material costs. We do need a minimum of 3 people so please sign up online or at the Art Center. Oh, and if you are an Art Center member, once you know how to use them, these devices will be available for your use for no charge at any time. What a deal!

To sign up online please click here.

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Glass Fusing Sessions

Due to popular demand (and it’s pretty fun!), we just added 3 individual glass fusing sessions. Each one is only $20 for LAC members ($25 for general public. These will be held on Feb 2, 4, and 6 from 10 – 1. Please check here for more information and to sign up!

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Portrait Painting Workshop

The Lanai Art Center is pleased to present Lanai professional artist Travis Turqueza for a portrait painting workshop. Travis has been a professional artist for over 2 decades and is also a part-time art teacher. 

Lisa Galloway will help facilitate this workshop in her art classroom. She is an art teacher at LHES and will be a participant this time, too! She can be reached by email at lisa.on.lanai@gmail.com or call / text (808) 633 7675.

Travis will demonstrate how to paint a portrait using acrylic paints with supplies provided for participants (included in the workshop fee). He will give step-by-step instructions to each participant. There will be suggested portraits, and those wishing to paint a portrait of their own should let Lisa know in advance so you and Travis are prepared for this option! Any level of artists can attend if 14 years of age or older.

When? Saturday, January 5th, 2019 from 9am to 3pm (approximate end time). We will break for coffee, mid-morning, and lunch. Participants are encouraged to bring potluck items to share or dine on their own as food is not included in the workshop fee.

Where? LHES T104. Park in the County Parking Lot beside the tennis courts and walk to the school gym. T Building is just past the gym (mauka side of the lawn). Look for signs and call Lisa at (808) 633-7675 if you cannot find it!

How Much? $60 for the day’s event / $55 for current LAC members.

How can I sign up? Come into the Art Center gallery or simply click here to register and pay online.

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Paint & Party at Pele’s – Sunset

Saturday Nov 10, 2018
3 – 6 PM

By popular demand, Frank will be guiding you through the painting of a sunset. Beginners to experienced artists will have fun at this casual event. Customize your artwork as you see fit!

All painting materials are included. Pupus will be served to the group as well as one glass of wine for each participant! More food and drink items are available off Pele’s varied menu. If you have been to previous Paint Party, please not that we are starting a little earlier this time – 3:o0PM.

Don’t make us cancel! We do need a minimum of 6 participants (max – 10), so sign up soon. Register online or come by the Art Center. LAC members enjoy a 10% event discount. Our previous Painting Parties have been a lot of fun and all artists have gone home with some great self produced pieces. To register online, just click here.

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Pumpkin Carving PLUS!!

We have a full day planned to get you ready for Halloween. Join us on Saturday, Oct 27 for Pumpkin Carving from 10 – 2. Judging and prize awards will be after the 4PM LAPA performance. In the meantime, bring your costumed pet and walk around the square with us at 3 PM. Prove that Lanai’s Got Talent at open mic from 6 – 8. Perform your poetry, song, dance, comedy bit, or whatever you’d like to share (remember this is a family event!). Our ceramic and workshops will be open with live demonstrations. Tasty grinds by Janine will be available for sale in the afternoon. We’ll be in the courtyard behind the Art Center. Come join us!

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Paint & Party at Pele’s – Pueo

Be smart! Come to our next Paint Party and participate in portraying a Pueo. Our last gathering sold out, so sign up soon. We’re starting at 3:30 this time on Sep 15. Price includes all materials and there will be a shared pupu platter. Of course, more food and cocktails (not included) are available off the menu. Come into the gallery to sign up or it’s super easy to register here

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Silk Painting Workshop!

Here’s another opportunity to make your own silk art. Kim Dupree will be guiding you in your own creations. Kim will be taking more of a free form approach to design with less emphasize on pattern transfers. After setting up your silk, you will go right to work making this one day workshop go fast! Make a pareo, table cloth, wall hanging or whatever your imagination dictates.

10 AM – 2PM on Saturday, May 19,  2018
LHES Art Room – T104
LAC members – $25 / others – $30

There is limited space and we need a minimum of 6 to run this workshop, so please sign up ASAP. Come by the Art Center to sign up or you can easily register by clicking here. Sign up soon and spread the word!

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Nuno Scarf Making

Nuno Felting is a technique that bonds loose fibre, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt. The name is derived from the Japanese word “nuno” meaning cloth. Patterns and designs are limited only to your imagination. Learn how to create a unique piece of wear-able art. It is a wet and somewhat messy process, so dress accordingly! The workshop is free however to offset our costs we are asking partipants to purchase the scarves they produce or to donate them to LAC so we can sell them in the gallery. Suggested purchase price is $45 per piece.

This event is ideal for beginners to experienced 12 years old and up. It is a great family activity.

Come to the gallery for examples and for inspiration! These scarves would make excellent Mother’s Day gifts.

Sessions will be held April 28 / 29 from 10 – 4. You can attend either one or both. Bring a lunch.

To register, you can come into the Art Center gallery or simply click here.

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