Thursday, August 4, 2016

Kauai Art Classes

Painting Paradise offers classes in watercolors, acrylics, silk painting, encaustics, pastels, reverse acrylics, alcohol inks, Chinese brush painting, and more!  We also offer Private Lessons and ART PARTIES.

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!

GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

Thursday, August 4: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio)  
Friday, August 5: 11am-2pm Acrylics (at my studio) 
Saturday, August 611am-2pm Reverse Acrylics (at my studio)
Thursday, August 11: 10am-2pm Advanced Watercolor Techniques (at my studio)   
Friday, August 12: 1-4pm Reverse Acrylics (at my studio)
Saturday, August 13: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio)  
Friday, August 19: 11am-2pm Watercolors (at my studio)
Saturday, August 20: 12pm-3pm *Open Studio Day (at my studio)  
   *Bring your own art supplies and come paint, create, and share ideas. All Open Studio Meetups   are free as long as you bring your own supplies. Contact Marionette to reserve your space.
Thursday, August 25: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio)
Friday, August 26: 11am-1pm Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper (at my studio)

Saturday, Sept 311am-2pm Watercolors (at my studio)
Thursday, Sept 8: 10am-2pm Advanced Watercolor Techniques (at my studio)   
Friday, Sept 9: 1-4pm Reverse Acrylics (at my studio)
Saturday, Sept 10: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio)  
Thursday, Sept 15: 11am-2pm Acrylics (at my studio)
Friday, Sept 16: 11am-2pm Watercolors (at my studio)
Saturday, Sept 17: 12pm-3pm *Open Studio Day (at my studio)  
   *Bring your own art supplies and come paint, create, and share ideas. All Open Studio Meetups   are free as long as you bring your own supplies. Contact Marionette to reserve your space.
Thursday, Sept 22: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio)
Friday, Sept 23: 1-4pm Reverse Acrylics (at my studio)
Saturday, Sept 24: 11am-2pm Acrylics (at my studio)
Thursday, Sept 29: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio)
Friday, Sept 30: 11am-1pm Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper (at my studio)

Prices and Class Descriptions


 
ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED FOR EACH CLASS! 

New! 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. $60.

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 $50 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".

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. $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.  $50. 









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.





 

New! 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. $50 per class or as a private lesson for $25 per hour.  







Painting with 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.  Plus, we will explore two different types of paper. I am currently only offering this class as a private lesson for $25 per hour. 






Chinese Brush Painting & Modern Sumi-e  – 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 $25 per hour. 



Encaustic Art - 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 $25 per hour. 





  New! 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 $25 per hour. 





 
Private Lessons - Any of Marionette's classes can be taught as a private lesson for $25 per hour.  Please call her at 808-631-9173 to check availability and set up an appointment.  


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