Art Workshops


Is anyone interested in meeting outdoors to paint watercolor en pleinair with me?

Please let me know if you are interested in meeting outdoors to paint the early morning sunrise or late afternoon sunset over the ocean. These golden hours are when the light and colors are most vibrant. We can also meet under one of the many tree tunnel canopies along the Red Road. We will meet for approx. 2 hours. I can supply materials, or bring your own art materials.
Fee: $20 for instruction / $25 instruction plus materials

Abstract Painting Workshop
Where will your creative impulses lead you? 
 Let’s find out!
Sunday, November 5th, 2017  Time: 11pm – 4pm 

Abbie in process
Location: We will be painting in Arthur Johnsen’s studio in lower Puna, near the Red Road on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Price: $39 plus plus material fee (approx. $20)

This abstract painting workshop focuses on self expression and intuition. We will explore rhythm, form and movement using line, shape and
color. Large dimension work encouraged!

Materials include large size paper so you spread out and work big!
We will be using acrylic paints. Brushes and paints will be provided. Supportive individual critiques offered.
All levels welcome! 
Please RSVP ~ Mahalo

Tropical Art & Nature Retreat
On the lush Big Island of Hawaii

Explore the beauty of the Big Island while you expand your creativity. Have fun and learn new skills in this 5 day/6 night tropical retreat designed to delight nature lovers and artists of all levels.

5 days/6 nights
$1150/person private bed
$950/person shared accommodation
Includes: Accommodations • 3 healthy meals/day • daily watercolor painting • yoga • island excursions

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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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