Art Workshops

I had the opportunity to attend the “Abstract Painting Workshop” with Abbie Rabinowitz at Hui No’Eau in Maui.
The Instructor set the tone for a positive, encouraging, and opening day of instruction and expression. We were given prompts and guides for designs, while in an atmosphere of freedom and creativity. While Abbie shared her background, she really put the emphasis on what we were creating and all the ways that we could grow. – CKB


Sept 2018 watercolor workshop Expressive Watercolor Painting
Sunday, January 6th, 2019
In this class we will explore various patterns and forms from nature. These patterns will be used as a point of departure to explore further abstraction. Using watercolor, line, collage and mixed media, students will develop their own abstract vocabulary as a form of self expression. Various watercolor techniques will be introduced with focus on experimentation, playfulness and fun! All levels welcome!
Class fee: $25
Materials cost: $10
If you bring your own paints and paper, I recommend good quality watercolor paper and a variety of brush sizes.

Sunday January, 2019 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Seaview Estates, Pahoa, HI
$25 class fee
$10 materials



RECENT WORKSHOPSRed Road with Painting

Tropical Expressions Using Watercolor & Collage
Sat & Sun: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Dates: 4/14/2018 – 04/15/2018
Location: Hui No’eau (Maui)
2841 Baldwin Avenue
Makawao, HI 96768
See blog photos


Abstract Painting Using AcrylicsHolding up painting
Saturday, 4/21/2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Hui No’eau
2841 Baldwin Avenue
Makawao, HI 96768
See blog photos


Abstract Expressionism Workshop
The Abstract Painting workshop was so much fun! Just view the photos from our class we just had this November to see how everyone explored their own abstract vocabulary. By painting bigger and with larger brushes people broadened their ideas and views of painting.


watercolor class photo Watercolor Painting Workshop
I am so thrilled to have relocated and to have started teaching art workshops again here on the Big Island of Hawaii. I welcomed new students and returning students to my watercolor class.
We completed a workshop in August and in October, 2017.

More workshops will be scheduled. Check back soon to see my calendar.
Please view my blog to see photos from this first incredibly fun and creative group of students and their artwork.

Watercolor & Collage Workshop
November 2016
My students expanded their experience with watercolor after demonstrating some basic techniques with the watercolor medium. They then recycled their artwork by creating collages with their paintings. This became a process in balancing control with releasing control, and then allowing for an entirely unpredictable outcome. As usual, I learned from my students as they revealed their unique creative skills and vision that they offered to the class.

Abstract Painting Workshop
November 2016
My student Kieran had fun expressing himself using repetitive shapes and rhythm during the abstract painting exercises last week.

kieran-2   kieran-abstract

Go with the Flow ~ Watercolor Painting and Collage 
February, 2016 (See photos below)
Watercolor painting and collage workshop along the Kalapana coast, aka Red Road of the Big Island of Hawaii. Students are inspired by exotic tropical beauty to paint both their inner and outer landscape.

Photos from: Go with the Flow ~ Watercolor Painting and Collage Workshop
Big Island of Hawaii, Winter 2016

Hawaii watercolor class photo


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