This Fall, I’ll be teaching some calligraphy and watercolor painting classes at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.
For more information and to register, you can check out The Honolulu Museum of Art School.
Discipline and Freedom: The Art of Western Calligraphy
Section 1: Mondays, October 2 – October 30 | 6–9pm (5 sessions)
Section 2: Mondays, November 13 – December 11 | 6–9pm (5 sessions)
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, we work with a different alphabet: italic, roman capital, uncial, etc. The study and practice of the letter forms with the broad-edged pen is complemented by design exercises to explore color, texture, and rhythm. In a contemplative atmosphere, emphasis is placed on the balance between the discipline of precise form and the freedom of artistic expression.
Supplies: Students are responsible for their own minimal supplies, plus there is a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor that covers specific calligraphy supplies.
Appreciating Our World: The Art of Watercolor
Section 1: Wednesdays, October 4 – November 1 | 6–9pm (5 sessions)
Section 2: Wednesdays, November 15 – December 13 | 6–9pm (5 sessions)
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 basics while at the same time learning to befriend our fears, cultivate confidence and embrace the wonder and delight of clear observation and spontaneous creation. Our painting will lead us to a deeper appreciation of the beauty and profundity of our everyday, ordinary world.