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  • Fall Registration opens to members Wednesday, July 31. Please login here or activate your membership in order to register.
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Description: This workshop is designed to be an experimental evening inspired by the exhibition on view in our gallery space: Heʻe Nalu: The Art and Legacy of Hawaiian Surfing, August 17 - September 14. If you haven’t yet considered yourself an artist or if you’re a trained master, join us as we draw inspiration for silkscreen designs from the colors, shapes, textures, and stories told in the artworks on view. 

Feeling collaborative? Bring a friend and create a design together! Our classes & workshops are designed to inspire creativity, foster connections, and provide enriching experiences for all participants. We look forward to making art together with you - keeping it simple and open to possibility.

What You’ll Learn: Screenprinting made simple. Explore a new skill by designing and printing your own artwork on your favorite shirt, tea towel, or fabric of choice. We will spend a few minutes in the exhibition space before covering the basic steps of design, color selection, and the process of transferring your artwork through the screen. 

Level: All levels are welcome to come, design, print, and walk away with wearable art! Any child, 12 or under must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact us with questions. 

Please note: Registration for this class will close on Monday, September 8 at midnight. 

The Mill will provide:

  • All printing tools and paints needed
  • Template to use as inspiration for your design

Students should bring: 

  • Clothes that can get messy-ish
  • 4-6 fabrics on which to print (shirts, tea towels, napkins, etc).
    • We recommend light colored or white fabrics either cotton or a cotton blend. Synthetic materials, silks, and thick canvas may not hold the paint as well in this DIY version of printing. If you’re unattached to the outcome, bring what you have and we’ll experiment together! 
  • A pūpū and a beverage to enjoy during your class

About the Artist: Cynthia Smith is the Donkey Mill’s Program & Marketing Manager. Primarily practiced in watercolor & gouache, Cynthia began her screenprinting exploration by taking this very class at the Mill three years ago. She is a learner in the world of art and is just exploring how to step out of her wheelhouse and into something new. Cynthia is a former third grade teacher and still finds creative inspiration from her students. When she’s not at the Mill, you can find her in, on, or under the water.

About this Program: Creative Outlet: A Night of Art Making with Friends is a monthly opportunity for you to connect with local artists and tap into your own creativity while you pau hana with new and old friends. Bring a pūpū and beverage and learn something new like weaving a lei po’o or a lauhala bracelet, printmaking, painting, pinch pots and so much more!

As a place of convergence, the Mill serves as both a community and a physical place–celebrating the power of the arts, bringing people, ideas and perspectives together. We are proud to offer adult and youth programs that focus on awareness of one’s individuality in the contexts of family, community and the natural world. We invite you to join us in the studio.

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