Friday, March 30, 2018

Kauai Art Classes

Aloha and Welcome to Painting Paradise!  We offer classes in watercolors, acrylics, acrylic pouring, 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!

Saturday, March 31: 11am-2pm Watercolors - Open Theme (at my studio)

Tuesday, April 3: 1-3pm Acrylic Pouring Techniques (at my studio)
Wednesday, April 4: 1-4pm Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu***
Thursday, April 5: 11am-2pm Watercolors - "Tropical Leaves" (at my studio)
Friday, April 6: 1pm-4pm Watercolors"Cottage with Sunset" (at my studio)
Wednesday, April 11: 1-4pm Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu***
Thursday, April 12: 11am-2pm Watercolors - "Rainbow Sea Turtle" (at my studio)
Saturday, April 14: 1-4pm Reverse Acrylics (at my studio)
Wednesday, April 18: 1-4pm Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu***
Thursday, April 19:  11am-2pm Watercolors -  "Pineapple" (at my studio)
Friday, April 20: 1-4pm Watercolors - "Kauai Tree Tunnel" (at my studio)
Saturday, April 21: 1-3pm Acrylic Pouring Techniques (at my studio)
Wednesday, April 25: 1-4pm Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu***
Thursday, April 26: 11am-2pm Watercolors - Open Theme (at my studio)
Friday, April 27: 11am-1pm Watercolors "Rainbow Bamboo"  (at my studio)
Saturday, April 28: 12-3pm Intro to Gelli Printing (at my studio)

Wednesday, May 2: 1-4pm Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu***

### Please note:  I will be on vacation from May 3 to May 9, 2018 ### 

Friday, May 11: 1pm-4pm Watercolors"Cottage with Sunset" (at my studio)
Saturday, May 12: 1-3pm Acrylic Pouring Techniques (at my studio)
Wednesday, May 16: 1-4pm Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu***
Friday, May 18: 11am-2pm Watercolors - Open Theme (at my studio)
Saturday, May 19: 12-4pm Kauai Aloha Angel Making with guest teacher, Peggy Kemp.  Cost is $65. (at my studio)
Monday, May 21: 1-3pm Acrylic Pouring Techniques (at my studio)
Wednesday, May 23: 1-4pm Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu***
Friday, May 25: 11am-2pm Watercolors - "Rainbow Sea Turtle" (at my studio)
Saturday, May 26: 1pm-4pm Watercolors"Cottage with Sunset" (at my studio)
Tuesday, May 29: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio)
Wednesday, May 30: 1-4pm Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu***
Thursday, May 31: 11am-1pm Watercolors "Rainbow Bamboo"  (at my studio)
Friday, June 1:  11am-2pm Watercolors -  "Pineapple" (at my studio)
Saturday, June 2: 12-3pm Intro to Gelli Printing (at my studio)
Wednesday, June 6: 1-4pm Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort, Poipu***
Thursday, June 7: 11am-2pm Watercolors - "Tropical Leaves" (at my studio)
Friday, June 8: 1-4pm Reverse Acrylics (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! 

SPECIAL EVENT! - Kauai Aloha Angel Making  Learn to make a beaded angel doll using beads and stiffened felt applique. You will learn 3 simple beading stitches and put together an inspired and improvised angel ornament. Easy and fun! All supplies included. Bring any special bits or beads you’d like to attach. $65 Sat., May 19 from 12-4 p.m. 


NEW! - Acrylic Pouring Techniques Learn the secrets to making fabulous acrylic pours with lots of "cells" and color.  You will learn what kind of paints and additives to use that really work. We will be exploring several different techniques and everyone will be able to make many exciting pours. $65.

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 - "Tropical Leaves" Hawaii is full of interesting and colorful tropical leaves. In this class you will learn many watercolor techniques to create vibrant and beautiful leaves and fun and colorful backgrounds. Great for watercolorists looking for something a little more challenging. Intermediate level. $45.

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. Intermediate level $45.

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! - Intro to Gelli Printing In this class you will learn how to make fabulous mono prints by using a Gelli plate and several exciting image creating techniques. Everyone will get to make several prints and cards to take home. $65.

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 and Picasso Painting Party! - It's all the rage on the mainland and now it's here on 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, Bamboo or have Marionette come up with something fun just for you!  Finished painting size is 11"x14".

Watercolors (Open theme) - 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 (Open Theme) 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.  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.  Available as a private lesson or Art Party with 3 or more people.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.




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.


Private Lessons - Any of Marionette's classes can be taught as a private lesson for $35 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