Drawing + Painting

  • Chinese Ink Brush Painting • DPGC173A10

    Students will be introduced to the aesthetics of the Eastern art through the study of Chinese brush painting. The class leads students through learning and practicing various techniques of brush holding, ink usage, watercolor, and rice papers. Students will also be guided through their sketches a...

    Guoliang Caji  
    Sep. 6-Dec. 13
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    Wed 9am-noon (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Conceptual Art • DPJD173W11

    “The idea itself, even if it is not made visual, is as much of a work of art as any finished product.”—Sol LeWitt, 1967 This statement by Sol LeWitt in 1967 established a new understanding in the art world—for the first time concept was viewed as just as important as form...

    Jan Dickey  
    Sep. 10-Oct. 22
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    Sun 1-4pm (7 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Creative Drawing & Painting • DPJN173A12

    This class emphasizes individual projects in any drawing or painting media. Explore your creativity and find solutions to your individual goals. Group exercises and discussions enhance the one-on-one instruction. Take another step with more painting, more drawing...more art. Supply List   ...

    Janetta Napp  
    Sep. 5-Dec. 5
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    Tue 6–9pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Discipline & Freedom: The Art of Western Calligraphy / Oct 2 • DPCZ173W13

    Learn the basics of this ancient art of “beautiful handwriting” while synchronizing your mind and body and cultivating inner calm. A single alphabet in its historical and contemporary form is used as the focus while different tools and techniques are used for practice. In each se...

    Chris Zorn  
    Oct. 2-Oct. 30
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    Mon 6–9pm (5 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Discipline & Freedom: The Art of Western Calligraphy / Nov 13 • DPCZ173W14

    Learn the basics of this ancient art of “beautiful handwriting” while synchronizing your mind and body and cultivating inner calm. A single alphabet in its historical and contemporary form is used as the focus while different tools and techniques are used for practice. In each section...

    Chris Zorn  
    Nov. 13-Dec. 11
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    Mon 6–9pm (5 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Drawing • DPAL173A15

    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. Supply List Sunflower by Ivan Tilgenkamp Thomas ...

    Anthony Lee  
    Sep. 5-Dec. 5
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    Tue 9am-noon (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Drawing with Watercolors • DPGW173A16

    Did you know you can “draw” with watercolors? The idea is to keep a wet edge at all times, gradually pulling (drawing down) the colors, letting the composition unfold sequentially. This process results in a very clean, transparent and luminous painting that feels wet and alive. Instru...

    George Woollard  
    Sep. 8-Dec. 15
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    Fri 9am-noon (12 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Encaustic Painting • DPSS173W17

    Demonstrations of new techniques will introduce students to the basics of encaustic wax painting. Included are encaustic methods including stenciling, image transfer, tracings, mark making and embedding. Supply Fee: $40 paid to instructor Supply List No class Nov 23   Artist Bio Honolu...

    Sandy Simonian  
    Oct. 19-Nov. 30
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    Thu 9am-noon (6 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Encaustic Painting: Botanical Impressions & Textures • DPSS173W18

    This two-day workshop is an introduction to encaustic wax painting and will teach you how to use organic elements to make a fossilized impression in wax. You will also learn the process of creating a three-dimensional textured surface by building patterns onto the wax. The class is suitable for n...

    Sandy Simonian  
    Sep. 21-Sep. 28
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    Thu 9am–1pm (2 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Exploring Oil: An Adventure for Beginners / Aug 6 • DPLW172W12

    Always wanted to try oil painting? Here's a quick, focused way to find out if it is something you'd like to pursue. The class is a small group with individualized instruction in a structured setting.  Instructor takes students through a step-by-step process of creating an 8- x 10-inch st...

    Laura Wiens  
    Aug. 6-Aug. 6
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    Sun 10am–1pm (1 session) Past_exhib_su17_dp_04
  • Exploring Art for Grown-Ups • DPTM173A19

    Did you last pick up a paintbrush in grade school? Do you want to make art but are afraid you'll embarrass yourself? This class is a place to play, experiment and get reacquainted with the basics of art materials without having to focus on a specific medium or skill. A wide sampling of media&mdas...

    Tamara Moan  
    Sep. 19-Dec. 12
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    Tue 9am-noon (13 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Finding Your Muse(um) • DPTM173A21

    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  
    Sep. 17-Dec. 3
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    Sun 1-4pm (12 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Figure Drawing • DPAL173A20

    This course addresses essential drawing principles and relates them to the human figure in pictorial space. Students gain an in-depth understanding of the body’s underlying anatomical structure and geometry. Students address volume, movement, proportion, perspective, light notation, and ana...

    Anthony Lee  
    Sep. 8-Dec. 15
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    Fri 9am-noon (12 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Fun and Fundamentals in Watercolor • DPPF173W19

    Build a strong foundation while exploring the playful qualities of watercolor. There are as many ways to paint with watercolor as there are people. Students experience myriad painting techniques, allowing them to choose a favorite. Instruction includes the basics of color mixing, paint applicatio...

    Patrice Federspiel  
    Sep. 5-Dec. 5
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    Tue 10am-1pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Introduction to Drawing • DPJN173A25

    Learn the fundamentals of drawing to enhance your artistic abilities. This class develops visual awareness through creative exercises combined with basic drawing principles and techniques. Various drawing materials are explored and individual instruction is always available. You will see and crea...

    Janetta Napp  
    Sep. 8-Dec. 15
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    Fri 9am-noon (13 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Introduction to Contemporary Drawing / Sep 6 • DPKK173A23

    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 contemporary artist Kosta Kulundzic will cover all the bases. Through exercises, ...

    Kosta Kulundzic  
    Sep. 6-Oct. 25
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    Wed 9am-noon (7 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Open Painting Studio

    Fri 1–5pm • Sep 8–Dec 15 $10 per session • Room 200 No instruction provided. No pre-registration required. No open studio Oct 13, Nov 10 & 24 Artwork by Jahn-Peter Preis

    Jahn-Peter Preis  
    Jul. 14-Dec. 15
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    Fri 1-5pm Past_exhib_sp17_adult_dp_38
  • Monday Life Drawing

    Monday Life Drawing:Open Studio Mon 7–9:30pm • Sep 11–Dec 11 $10 per session • Room 201 Live models and great music. No instruction provided. Artwork by Ellen Ercegovich

    Mark Brown  
    Jul. 17-Dec. 11
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  • Kindred Spirits Portrait Group

    Sketch, paint, or draw live models in a quiet setting. Bring your own materials. No instruction provided. No pre-registration; pay monitor at each session. Mon 9:30am–12:15pm • Sep 11–Dec 11 $10 per session • Room 201 Sketch, paint, or draw live models in a quiet setting....

    Yoko Radke/Laurel Portner  
    Sep. 11-Dec. 11
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    Mon 9:30am-12:15pm Past_exhib_123a12
  • Introduction to Watercolor / Thu 9am-noon • DPJT173A26

    Explore the possibilities of watercolor painting. Students are introduced to the principals 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  
    Sep. 7-Dec. 14
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    Thu 9am-noon (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Life Drawing Studio • DPMN173A27

    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  
    Sep. 14-Dec. 14
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    Thu 6–9pm (13 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Oil Painting / Sep 11 • DPKK173A28

    Based on the model of the Parisian “atelier,” this course offers a space where the student can 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 ...

    Kosta Kulundzic  
    Sep. 11-Oct. 23
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    Mon 6–9pm (7 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Oil Painting / Oct 30 • DPKK173A29

    Based on the model of the Parisian “atelier,” this course offers a space where the student can 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 ...

    Kosta Kulundzic  
    Oct. 30-Dec. 11
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    Mon 6–9pm (7 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Painting 1&2 • DPJG173A30

    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...

    James Goodman  
    Sep. 5-Dec. 5
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    Tue 6–9pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Painting & Drawing the Portrait • DPMN173A31

    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  
    Sep. 12-Dec. 5
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    Tue 6–9pm (13 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Painting Everyday People • DPMN173A32

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

    Mark Norseth  
    Sep. 15-Dec. 15
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    Fri 1-4pm (12 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Painting Class: Museum as Inspiration / Sep 10 • DPMS173W20

    This painting class draws inspiration from the Honolulu Museum of Art's collection. The annals of art history are replete with examples of artists who were inspired to create based on an interaction with another artist's or culture's work. The course will start with a guided tour of the museum an...

    Mark Smith  
    Sep. 10-Oct. 22
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    Sun 1-4pm (7 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Introduction to Contemporary Drawing / Nov 1 • DPKK173A24

    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 contemporary artist Kosta Kulundzic will cover all the bases. Through exe...

    Kosta Kulundzic  
    Nov. 1-Dec. 13
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    Wed 9am-noon (7 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Watercolor / Wed 9am-noon • DPAL173A22

    Students learn from each other in a cooperative studio atmosphere. Students work with still life and occasionally from a live model. Each session concludes with a round table critique of student work. Supply List Produce by Doris Ogawa Pears by Jim Trimble Boat on the Water by Doris Ogawa Wa...

    Anthony Lee  
    Sep. 6-Dec. 6
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    Wed 9am-noon (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Painting Class: Museum as Inspiration / Oct 29 • DPMS173W21

    This painting class draws inspiration from the Honolulu Museum of Art's collection. The annals of art history are replete with examples of artists who were inspired to create based on an interaction with another artist's or culture's work. The course will start with a guided tour of the museu...

    Mark Smith  
    Oct. 29-Dec. 10
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    Sun 1-4pm (7 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Sketchbook Techniques • DPSG173A33

    Explore sketchbook art through the Horace Lecoq de Boisbaudran drawing method, which emphasizes visual memory exercises and speed, in this rigorous drawing class. Learn how to quickly capture a subject using color washes and inking techniques. Learn accurate scaling, atmospheric perspective and d...

    Sergio Garzon  
    Sep. 10-Dec. 10
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    Sun 1-4pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Soft Pastel • DPHI173A34

    Learn the techniques for successful “painting” with soft pastels. Working from a still life, students are introduced to the fundamentals of composition and how to mix color on the paper with pastels. Each class includes demonstrations, personal help and critiques. The class is geared ...

    Helen Iaea  
    Sep. 6-Dec. 6
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    Wed 6-9pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Techniques of Degas • DPTT173W35

    A founder of the Impressionist movement, Edgar Degas’ paintings reflect a unique perspective that propelled him to fame. This workshop introduces you to Degas' style and techniques, with special focus on the way he combined Realistic and Impressionist styles, and how Japanese prints influen...

    Tom Tong  
    Oct. 14-Oct. 15
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    Sat & Sun 10am–4pm (2 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Techniques of Ink Brush Painting • DPTT173W36

    Learn how to create or copy ink brush paintings using the Asian round brush and rice paper. Choose your favorite subject—landscape, flowers, animals, people—to design and compose your own painting. Instruction includes lecture, demonstration and student practice with one-on-one help. ...

    Tom Tong  
    Oct. 1-Oct. 8
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    Sun 10am–4pm (2 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Understanding Color through Painting • DPSG173A37

    Study the additive and subtractive principles of color theory as they apply to visual design. The instructor emphasizes color mixing, color relationships, visual impact and the psychological/symbolic use of color. This class is open to beginners and experienced students. All mediums are welcome. ...

    Sergio Garzon  
    Sep. 7-Dec. 14
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    Thu 1-4pm (13 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Watercolor for the Timid • DPJB173A39

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

    Jonathan Busse  
    Sep. 7-Dec. 14
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    Thu 1-4pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Introduction to Watercolor / Tue 1-4pm • DPJT173A27

    Explore the possibilities of watercolor painting. Students are introduced to the principals 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, ...

    Jimmy Tablante  
    Sep. 5-Dec. 5
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    Tue 1-4pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_19
  • Sumi-e Etegami • DPYP173A08

    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. Supply list Artwork by Yumiko Pierce

    Yumiko Pierce  
    Sep. 10-Nov. 10
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    Sun 10am-noon (10 session) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Appreciating Our World: The Art of Watercolor / Nov 15 • DPCZ173W06

    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...

    Chris Zorn  
    Nov. 15-Dec. 13
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    Wed 6-9pm (5 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Business of Art • DPMS173W07

    This class makes a difficult topic understandable for artists of all stripes—fine artists, designers, musicians, creative entrepreneurs and anyone else who makes (or wants to make) a living from their art or intellectual property. Learn the basics of contract negotiation, pricing work, gall...

    Mark Smith  
    Sep. 9-Sep. 30
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    Sat 9am–noon (4 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Classical Drawing Course / Sep 7 • DPJD173W08

    In this repeatable class, the teacher works with students to develop an impeccable ability to draw what they see. A classical method of instruction will be employed throughout: making "sight-size" drawings (precise and proportional copying) from the artist Charles Bargue's lithographs. This is an...

    Jan Dickey  
    Sep. 7-Oct. 19
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    Thu 6–9pm (7 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Understanding/Exploring Abstraction • DPEM173W01

    Explore the rich possibilities of abstraction in this dynamic drawing workshop. Students will be guided to generate imagery that bridges the gap between observation and invention, perception and imagination. Classes will consist of slide presentations, drawing activities and projects, one-on-one ...

    Emily McIlroy  
    Sep. 6-Oct. 11
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    Wed 6–9pm (6 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Illustration • DPCR173A22

    A picture tells a thousand words. Well, great, that fills the first page—what about the rest? How does one capture the narrative in art? This class navigates a spectrum of techniques and media to try to figure out ways to tell stories through art. Be it comic books, illustrations, or so...

    Cade Roster  
    Sep. 5-Dec. 5
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    Tue 9am-noon (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Watercolor / Mon 1-4pm • DPAL173A38

    Students learn from each other in a cooperative studio atmosphere. Students work with still life and occasionally from a live model. Each session concludes with a round table critique of student work. Supply List Produce by Doris Ogawa Pears by Jim Trimble Boat on the Water by Doris Ogawa ...

    Anthony Lee  
    Sep. 11-Dec. 11
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    Mon 1-4pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Appreciating Our World: The Art of Watercolor / Oct 4 • DPCZ173W05

    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  
    Oct. 4-Nov. 1
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    Wed 6-9pm (5 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02
  • Classical Drawing Course / Oct 26 • DPJD173W09

    In this repeatable class, the teacher works with students to develop an impeccable ability to draw what they see. A classical method of instruction will be employed throughout: making "sight-size" drawings (precise and proportional copying) from the artist Charles Bargue's lithographs. This i...

    Jan Dickey  
    Oct. 26-Dec. 14
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    Thu 6–9pm (7 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_web_registrationstart-02