Friday, January 22, 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!

Friday, Jan 22: 1-4pm Reverse Acrylics (at my studio)
Saturday, Jan 23: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio)  
Wednesday, Jan 27: 1-4pm Watercolors (at Lawai Beach Resort)    
Thursday, Jan 28: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio)   
Friday, Jan 29: 11am-1pm Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper (at my studio)
Friday, Jan 29: 2pm-4pm Collage from the Heart (at my studio) More Info
Saturday, Jan 30: 11am-2pm Watercolor (at my studio)   

Wednesday, Feb 3: 1-4pm Watercolors (at Lawai Beach Resort)    
Thursday, Feb 4: 11am-2pm Acrylics (at my studio) 
Friday, Feb 5: 1-4pm Reverse Acrylics (at my studio)
Saturday, Feb 6: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio) 
Wednesday, Feb 10: 1-4pm Watercolors (at Lawai Beach Resort)    
Friday, Feb 12: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio) 
Saturday, Feb 13: 12pm-3pm Open Art Studio - Making Valentines (at my studio)  
                                                     Free if you bring your own supplies - More info
Wednesday, Feb 17: 1-4pm Watercolors (at Lawai Beach Resort)
Thursday, Feb 18: 11am-2pm Watercolors (at my studio) 
Friday, Feb 19: 11am-1pm Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper (at my studio)
Saturday, Feb 20: 11am-2pm Acrylics (at my studio)  
Wednesday, Feb 24: 1-4pm Watercolors (at Lawai Beach Resort)    
Thursday, Feb 25: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio)   
Friday, Feb 26: 1-4pm Reverse Acrylics (at my studio)
Saturday, Feb 27: 11am-2pm Watercolors (at my studio)   

Wednesday, Mar 2: 1-4pm Watercolors (at Lawai Beach Resort)    
Friday, Mar 4: 11am-2pm Acrylics (at my studio)
Saturday, Mar 5: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio) 
Wednesday, Mar 9: 1-4pm Watercolors (at Lawai Beach Resort)  
Thursday, Mar 10: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio) 
Friday, Mar 11: 1-4pm Reverse Acrylics (at my studio)
Saturday, Mar 12: 11am-1pm Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper (at my studio)
Wednesday, Mar 16: 1-4pm Watercolors (at Lawai Beach Resort)  
Thursday, Mar 17: 11am-2pm Acrylics (at my studio) 
Friday, Mar 18: 11am-2pm Watercolors (at my studio)  
Saturday, Mar 19: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio)  
Wednesday, Mar 23: 1-4pm Watercolors (at Lawai Beach Resort)    
Thursday, Mar 24: 11am-2pm Silk Painting (at my studio)   
Friday, Mar 25: 1-4pm Reverse Acrylics (at my studio)
Saturday, Mar 26: 11am-2pm Watercolors (at my studio)   
Wednesday, Mar 30: 1-4pm Watercolors (at Lawai Beach Resort)   


Prices and Class Descriptions
ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED FOR EACH CLASS! 

New! 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. 







 
Watercolors at Lawai Beach Resort - Wednesdays from 1pm-4pm Choose to paint Hawaiian landscapes, tropical flowers, or a lovely plantation cottage. No drawing experience necessary. This class will take place at the beautiful Lawai Beach Resort. Students please meet at the activity desk at the resort and not at my studio. $40.    


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.