Thursday, November 2, 2017

Kauai Art Classes

Aloha and Welcome to Painting Paradise!  We offer classes in watercolors, acrylics, silk painting, encaustics, pastels, reverse acrylics, alcohol inks, Chinese brush painting and more!  Private Lessons and Art Parties are also available.  All supplies are included for every class.  Marionette aims to make each class fun, easy, and relaxing.  She has over 27 years of experience in watercolor painting and has been teaching at her Waimea art studio for over 10 years.  

Please call Marionette at (808) 631-9173 to reserve your space and to confirm your reservation.  Please note my NEW email address:  artbymarionette@yahoo.com  Mahalo!

Wednesday, Nov 1: 1-4pm Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu***
Thursday, Nov 2: 11am-2pm Watercolors - "Rainbow Sea Turtle" (at my studio)
Friday, Nov 3: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio)
Wednesday, Nov 8:  1-4pm Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu***
Thursday, Nov 9: 1-4pm Watercolors"Cottage with Sunset" (at my studio)
Friday, Nov 10:  11am-1pm Watercolors -  "Rainbow Bamboo"  (at my studio) 
Saturday, Nov 11: 11am-2pm Acrylics (at my studio)
Wednesday, Nov 15: 1-4pm Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu***
Thursday, Nov 16: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio)
Friday, Nov 17: 11am-2pm Watercolors - "Rainbow Sea Turtle" (at my studio)
Saturday, Nov 18: 1-4pm Reverse Acrylics (at my studio)
Wednesday, Nov 22: 1-4pm Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu***
Friday, Nov 24: 1-4pm Watercolors - "Kauai Tree Tunnel" (at my studio)
Saturday, Nov 25: 1-4pm Watercolors"Cottage with Sunset" (at my studio)
Tuesday, Nov 28: 11am-2pm Watercolors - "Pineapple" (at my studio)
Wednesday, Nov 29: 1-4pm Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu***
Thursday, Nov 30: 1-4pm Reverse Acrylics (at my studio)

Friday, Dec 1: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio)
Saturday, Dec 2: 11am-2pm Acrylics (at my studio)
Wednesday, Dec 6: 1-4pm Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu***
Thursday, Dec 7: 11am-2pm Watercolors"Cottage with Sunset" (at my studio)
Friday, Dec 8:  11am-1pm Watercolors -  "Rainbow Bamboo"  (at my studio)
Saturday, Dec 9: 11am-2pm Watercolors - "Pineapple" (at my studio)
Wednesday, Dec 13: 1-4pm Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu***
Thursday, Dec 14: 11am-2pm Acrylics (at my studio)
Friday, Dec 15: 11am-2pm Acrylics (at my studio)
Saturday, Dec 16: 11am-2pm Watercolors  (at my studio)
Wednesday, Dec 20: 1-4pm Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu***
Thursday, Dec 21: 1-4pm Watercolors - "Kauai Tree Tunnel" (at my studio)
Friday, Dec 22: 11am-2pm Watercolors - "Rainbow Sea Turtle" (at my studio)
Wednesday, Dec 27: 1-4pm Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu***
Thursday, Dec 28: 1-4pm Reverse Acrylics (at my studio)
Friday, Dec 29: 11am-2pm Mindful Art Play and Meditation (at my studio)
Saturday, Dec 30: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio)

 *** Please confirm with me by phone if you are coming to the Lawai Beach Resort Watercolor Class because space is very limited.

 Prices and Class Descriptions
ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED FOR EACH CLASS! 
NEW! - Watercolors - "Pineapple" Take home your own Hawaiian Pineapple as we paint together this fun subject.  We will be exploring the techniques of  layering, dry brushing, blending, popping color and creating interesting backgrounds. Great for watercolorists looking for something a little more challenging. $45.

NEW! - Mindful Art Play and Meditation Meditation, talk story, and learning how to "make your mark" are just a few of the exercises we will be exploring together.  Break free and learn how to relax your inner creative self.  Please bring a simple flower, a twig, and a few interesting leaves to class.  $45.

NEW! - Watercolors - "Kauai Tree Tunnel" Create a one of a kind memory of Kauai as we paint together the famous Kauai Tree Tunnel!   We will be exploring the techniques of  layering, dry brushing, sponging, blending and more.  Great for beginners! $45.


NEW! - Watercolors - "Rainbow Sea Turtle" Learn how to capture the personality of this Kauai sea turtle in a rainbow of colors.  We will be exploring the techniques of  layering, dry brushing, splattering, blending and more.  Great for beginners! $45.


NEW! - Watercolors - "Cottage with Sunset" Paint a lovely, old fashioned plantation cottage surrounded by a tropical garden.  We will be exploring the techniques of masking, sponging, layering, blending, and building a sunset.  You will also learn how to paint colorful and whimsical palm trees. $45.


NEW! - Watercolors - "Rainbow Bamboo" In this class we will paint together a colorful bamboo painting.  Marionette will demonstrate several easy watercolor techniques including masking, shading, and blending. Great for beginners! $45.
  

Pupus & Picasso Painting Party! - It's all the rage on the mainland and now it's coming to Kauai!  Join Marionette as she guides the whole group in a step-by-step original acrylic painting on canvas.  Any skill level is welcome!  She will also be serving some local style pupus, fruit, and cheese and will have water, juice and soda available to drink.  Feel free to BYOB or BYOW (bring your own wine).  Class fee is $65 per person with food or $55 per person without food. If you would like to book a private painting party with Marionette please contact her at 808-631-9173.  There is a minimum of three people per private painting party and you can choose from one of these subjects: Palm trees, Polihale Beach, Rooster, Crazy Bamboo or have Marionette come up with something fun just for you!  Finished painting size is 11"x14".

Watercolors - Choose to paint Hawaiian landscapes, tropical flowers, animals or a lovely plantation cottage. No drawing experience necessary. This class is great for beginners and all other painting levels.  All materials are included for the class.  Marionette aims to make this class FUN & EASY. $45.  

Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort Just like my regular watercolor class, but we will meet at the lovely Lawai Beach Resort (right across from the Beach House restaurant in Poipu).  Come to the lobby (around the back) and meet me at the room by the pool which is just past the lobby.  Please confirm with me by phone if you are coming to this class because space is very limited. $45. 



Silk Painting – Discover the secrets to silk painting while we create a lovely, tropical 30”x 30”silk piece to frame or wear. Anyone can do it! Beginners are welcome. $65. 


Reverse Acrylics on Plexiglass   This is a very fun and challenging technique as you have to paint the details first and work your way to the background last.  Marionette will show you her secrets as she demonstrates the "reverse" way of how you would normally build a painting in acrylics.   $60.

Acrylics - Marionette will introduce this amazing medium as she teaches her technique used to paint very colorful and life-like paintings on canvas.   Beginners are welcome.  $55. 


Plumeria Advanced Watercolor Techniques In this class we will paint together the delicate plumeria flowers of Kauai.  Marionette will demonstrate layering, shading, and background techniques necessary to build these colorful flowers.  *This class is only for those who have at least one year of experience in watercolor painting.  No beginners, please.  I am currently only offering this class as a private lesson for $30 per hour.


Seascapes Advanced Watercolor TechniquesIn this class we will paint together waves, rocks, sea foam and more.  Marionette will demonstrate layering, shading, and other techniques.   *This class is only for those who have at least one year of experience in watercolor painting.  No beginners, please.  I am currently only offering this class as a private lesson for $30 per hour.


Encaustics - Painting with wax - Encaustics is a fun, hot wax painting technique.  You will learn how to create beautiful, tropical designs by painting with pigmented wax with a craft iron and stylus. Several techniques will be explored.   I am currently only offering this class as a private lesson for $30 per hour.


Chinese Brush Painting – Learn a modern approach to Sumi-e from Marionette as she demonstrates this beautiful, calligraphy-like art form.  You will learn about the traditional vs. modern materials to use as she guides you step-by-step through her creative and almost meditative process to paint bamboo, the wild orchid, and more.  I am currently only offering this class as a private lesson for $30 per hour.


Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper -  Marionette will show you how to pour and maneuver the brightly colored alcohol inks onto smooth Yupo paper to create fun and exciting effects I am currently only offering this class as a private lesson for $30 per hour.


Tropical Sunsets in Pastels – Join Marionette as she demonstrates her methods and materials to create a colorful, tropical pastel painting.  Focus will be on composition, drawing, layering, and color.   I am currently only offering this class as a private lesson for $30 per hour.




Zen Doodle for Fun & Relaxation  - Learn how to turn doodles into a piece of art with this simple and easy process!   I am currently only offering this class as a private lesson for $30 per hour. 


Private Lessons - Any of Marionette's classes can be taught as a private lesson for $30 per hour (minimum of 2 hours).  Please call her at 808-631-9173 to check availability and set up an appointment.  Private lessons include all supplies.


About Marionette and Painting Paradise:

Nestled in historic Waimea Town on Kauai’s sunny west side, you will find Painting Paradise Art Gallery a working artist’s studio and gallery where Marionette teaches a variety of art classes. Specializing in watercolors, acrylics, silk painting, pastels, encaustics, and sumi-e, Marionette has discovered her true passion…teaching others that they can be artists too!

With an emphasis on fun, creativity, and relaxation, she makes every class easy for the beginner, intermediate, or advanced artist by providing all of the materials for each class. She will assess your abilities in art and customize the class to your special needs through demonstrations, easy drawing techniques, and will even reveal several artist “secrets”. Marionette will put you at ease as she works with you to explore, inspire, and jump start your creativity while you complete your own “masterpiece” as a special memory of your time on the Garden Island of Kauai.  Marionette has been painting professionally for over 20 years, and her works can be found in private and public collections around the world.  

 Reverse Acrylics on Plexiglass

 Acrylics on Canvas

 Silk Painting


 Watercolors