Claudia Coonen and Hunter Conrad pulling a proof in Lothar Osterburg's Photogravure class.

Sandow Birk; Canto XIV: Guido and Rinier, from Purgatorio

Courtesy of Catharine Clark Gallery

Collagraph by Abigail Romanchak



Printmaking Open Studio
Tuesdays, on going
6:00 – 9:00 pm
A great way to meet other printers and exchange ideas while receiving technical assistance with basic monotype, dry point etching, aluminum plate lithography, screen printing, and water based printmaking techniques. Open Studio is designed for continuing students--if you are new to printmaking at the Hui, it is required that you first complete a core printmaking class. Printing paper is available for purchase.
Skill Level: All levels
$15 ($18 non-members) per session
Monthly: $50 ($60 non-members)
pays for four visits
Supply fee: $7


Sandow Birk
Thursday, March 23
6:30 p.m.

Don't miss the special talk by artist Sandow Birk, who will speak about his work in the gallery walkthrough as part of the exhibition of his work The Leading Causes of Death in America: Recent Graphic Work by Sandow Birk.  Art Historian and Hui programs director Marilyn Vierra will be on hand with Paul Mullowney, print studio director, to add comment on the work.


Gwen Arkin and Paul Mullowney

Saturdays, 6 weeks

March 25 - April 29

1:00 - 4:00 pm

The traditional processes of cyanotype and Van Dyke printing are classic and exciting ways to transfer images to Western and Asian papers, silks and fabrics. In the Print Studio this class will explore the combining of alternative photo processes with traditional  copper plate etchings and woodcut.  We will cover the use of Japanese papers in printing, and traditional methods of cooking wheat starch paste for collage. Creating films with Photoshop will also be integral-- Bring your laptop if you have one! Open to all skill levels.

Fee: $205 ($246 non-member)

Supply Fee: $35

(includes ink, chemistry and film)

Gwen Arkin is an experimental photographer who explores non-silver photographic processes and uses nontraditional cameras. These primitive apparatuses and 19th century processes require the artist to relinquish control and focus exclusively on composition, light and texture. Such constraints result in an extremely visceral process, and in impressions that are both unpredictable and often serendipitous. She holds a MFA from the University of Colorado and has previously taught at the Colorado Institute of Art.



Abigail Romanchak

Saturdays, 5 weeks

March 25 - April 29 (no class April 22)

9:00 am 12:00 noon

This is a continuation of the popular beginning printmaking which explored basic techniques in the print studio. Students will be led through demonstrations in intermediate techniques of etching, collograph and relief. Open to students with previous knowledge of the printmaking studio.

Fee: $170 ($206 non-member)

Supply Fee:  $30

(includes inks, solvents and studio use)


Abigail Romanchak received her BFA and MFA in printmaking from University of Hawaii, Manoa, under the instruction of Charles Cohan. While at U of H, she also studied at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, for a semester. After teaching art at Punahou in Honolulu for one year, Abbey returned to Maui, where she was born, to concentrate on her art career. In July, Abbey assumed the new position of Assistant Printer at the Hui Print Studio, and will also be teaching adult and children’s classes.


Printmakers who have enrolled in at least one core printmaking class, are Hui members, and are familiar with the Studio, may become independent users. You must supply your own materials. Storage of inks and paper is available.

The fee is $75 per month. The studio is open to independent use on evenings and weekends, and with prior arrangement, some weekdays.

Additional services such as daily studio rental with an assistant, steel facing of etching plates, contract printing, and photogravure services are now available.


Special Workshops:  May 2006

In conjunction with the exhibition Washi to Wings: The Art of Japanese Kites, visiting artists from Japan and America will offer workshops in the traditional Japanese art forms of kite making and paper making.   


Nobuhiko Yoshizumi and Scott Skinner

May 10 - May 14

Wednesday - Friday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Master kite builder Nobuhiko Hoshizumi from Kyoto will be joined by kite expert Scott Skinner and Master Printer David McDaniels for three evenings and two days of work-shops in building, hand painting, and block printing of kites. Sunday will be the kite flying day on the grounds of the Hui.  Pray for wind!  Sign up for one class or all five days.  This is a unique chance to explore this fascinating and fun traditional art form.  For adults and young students with a parent.  For more details and costs please see mid March, or call the registrar at 572 6560 ext. 1.


Hiromi Katayama

May 5, 6 & 7

Friday, 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday, 8:00 - 11:00 am

Hiromi Katayama, owner of Hiromi Paper International, is one of America's leading authorities on Japanese hand-made paper, called washi in Japan. She and her assistant will guide students through the traditional processes of washi making--from preparing and beating Japanese kozo (mulberry) pulp, to the forming and drying of sheets.  Not to be missed for any artist who works with paper.

Fee: $200 (non-member $240)

Supply Fee: $20 (for kozo pulp)



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