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


right brain illustration

Date: September date to be announced
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Pahoa, Hawaii (Seaview Estates)
Cost: $35
• Improve your ability to see
• Learn new drawing skills
• Practice drawing and painting from the right side of your brain

Materials included.
Music, tea, supportive guidance. Have fun!


Hui course schedule

Intuitive Watercolor, Painting from Nature, Abstract Painting
Starting August 17th
Where: Hui No’Eau, Makawao



Abbie Marcia photoYoga & Alcohol Ink Painting Workshop
Join us for a collaborative Yoga & Painting workshop using alcohol inks. Led by Marcia Galleher and myself. All levels welcome!
10:30 – Noon  YOGA class at hOMe Yoga studio. Mats provided.
12:30 – 1:30   Catered vegan LUNCH at Abbie’s home
1:30 – 3:30     Alcohol Ink PAINTING at Abbie’s home art studio
Note: hOMe Yoga Studio and Abbie’s art studio are just three blocks from each other.
Marcia will start the day with a morning yoga class designed to enhance flexibility for the body and prepare for creative artistic expansion and surrender.
I will guide us in a class of alcohol ink painting, a vibrant and fluid medium which lends itself to playful, expressive and experimental painting techniques. Let go of control & enjoy!
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Where: Pahoa, Hawaii in Seaview Estates
Cost: $75 (includes all materials and lunch!)


Alcohol Ink Painting
In this class we will explore this exciting, vibrant and expressive medium. Alcohol ink lends itself to a large range of playful painting techniques. We will co-create a workshop in which we can discover new ways to apply this colorful, fluid and translucent medium on paper. Focus on experimentation and fun! All levels welcome. Tea, music, supportive critique.
Date: TBA
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Where: Pahoa, Hawaii in Seaview Estates
Cost: $35 (includes all materials)




Intuitive Watercolor PaintingIntuitive painting circle formatDate: TBA
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!

See blog post from the most recent workshop. All levels welcome!
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: Seaview Estates, Pahoa, HI
Cost: $35 class fee 


I’m excited that I can now offer personalized Art Retreats. I can provide accommodation for one or two people in a private ‘ohana’ just steps away from a beautiful art studio, close to the famous Red Road on the coast of the Big Island. There are countless magical vistas and natural beauty to inspire you on the island.  Choose how you would like to be guided. Observe directly from nature or allow intuition to be your guide. I design the workshop for your specific area of artistic exploration. Two days to one week workshops offered. Prices range from $200/day – $1100/week. Prices include accommodation for single or couple. Contact me to schedule your personal art retreat. 

PAST WORKSHOPS Red Road with Painting

Tropical Expressions Using Watercolor & Collage
Dates: April 2018
Hui No’eau (Maui)
See blog photos

Abstract Painting Using Acrylics
April 2018
Hui No’eau
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 & 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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