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Maui Arts League to sponsor free outdoor painting workshop for students

By Staff | Jan 18, 2018

Students in grades 3-12 will create at least one painting at the free workshop.

LAHAINA – Maui students grades 3-12 may sign up for a free art workshop through their art teacher. Nancy Young will coordinate and instruct the painting workshop on Sunday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Campbell Park, 680 Front St., next to the Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina.

Art supplies, lunch and snacks are provided. The workshop is sponsored by Maui Arts League and Maui No Ka ?Oi Magazine.

Students or their parents should ask their art teachers for a registration form or text Young at 250-1389 for further information. Enrollment is free and limited to 40 students who fill out and return a registration form, signed by a parent, by Jan. 19.

At the workshop, students will paint at least one painting using tempera paints, which wash out of clothing. They may paint more than one painting, but only one will be exhibited and judged for a ribbon. Parents are encouraged to stay with their children during the workshop.

Parents and friends are invited to an exhibit and award reception from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Inn Snug Harbor Room. Kim von Tempsky, retired senior vice president of Lahaina Galleries, will award first, second and third place awards in three divisions: K-5, Middle School and High School.

First place paintings from the youth workshop will also be exhibited with all the artworks from the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational on Feb. 24 and 25 at the Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom gallery.

This youth event is one of several educational events at the 13th annual Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, which brings to West Maui 25 award-winning outdoor plein air landscape artists from Hawaii, the Mainland and Australia.

The public may watch 25 top artists paint at Lahaina Harbor, Kapalua Bay and Canoe Beach, and view six public exhibitions/art sales.

Three art appreciation events are free to the community. On Monday, Feb. 19, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Pioneer Inn, Jean Stern, director of the Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California Irvine, will give the lecture “Artists of Influence.” Stern is the co-author of a new book, “Painting California: Seascapes and Beach Towns, Paintings of the California Art Club.”

On Saturday, Feb. 24, a panel of four professional plein air artists will discuss their careers and inspiration, and on Sunday, Feb. 25, a panel of four art enthusiasts will talk about how art has enriched their lives and their communities. The panelists are an art collector, art curator, art curriculum educator and a counselor who uses art therapy for healing. Both panels will be held at the Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom.

For information on all public events at the invitational, visit www.mauipleinairpainting.org or call Katherine Smith at (808) 268-0787.