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Risk-taking Experiments: Why Working in Mixed Media is Great for Teens

When creating a work of art, there are many people who prefer to use a single medium. For example, they will spend all of their time creating their artwork with watercolors and opt against using ink and colored pencils as well. This is not a bad approach to take, but using mixed media can be… Read More

4 Tips for Drawing Animals Accurately

Do you love to draw animals? It can be an incredible experience to sit down and draw a picture of a dog, cat, horse, bear, giraffe, or other animal. Drawing these sorts of figures will allow you to see the intricacies of each animal and gain a better appreciation for them. Hunakai Fine Arts Studio… Read More

The Art of Still Life

Still life is a genre of the 17th century that holds significant cultural weight because, although absent of human subjects, it reminds us of our profound humanity. From natural objects like flowers to fruits, bowls, wine, and more, still life paintings contain the ephemera of our existence. In the Art of Antiquity   The origins… Read More

Why Children Should Learn Photoshop

Children who express a penchant for design, photography, or any other type of visual art is a sign of wonderful things to come. This means your child is interested in learning how to harness the driving aesthetics of a visual-based world. Children who express this desire early on should try creating art in Photoshop. Visual… Read More

Why Give a Handmade Gift for the Holiday Season

Oftentimes, the true spirit of the holiday season can get lost in all of the expensive gift giving. The holiday season can also be hard on your budget, which is why you might want to consider creating gifts instead. There are plenty of reasons why you should consider giving handmade gifts this season, regardless of… Read More

Tips on Drawing Portraits

When you are drawing a portrait, there are specific artistic practices to keep in mind that can help make it easier.

Benefits of Clay Art for Kids

It is not secret that children benefit from art, and different forms of art offer children different benefits. If you are hoping to feed your child’s need for creative stimulation, consider enrolling them into a clay art class. The Enjoyment of Sensory Experience Through clay manipulation, children are taught to have full control from start… Read More

Learn About Digital Art with Two Special Sessions

To be an artist in modern times requires you to have both creativity and technical skills. Graphic design is all done digitally, so while you may have the precise eye of Rembrandt, you’ll need to have skill with some photo editing or digital illustration software to execute your vision like the pros! Fortunately for you,… Read More

Spring Into Art During Spring Break Workshops

Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts is kicking off spring with some amazing special sessions. Southern New England is a beautiful place to be during the spring, and if your April recess plans are staying closer to home, it’s a perfect time to take advantage of the time off to immerse yourself in art. Check out… Read More

Summer Session 2017: Classes for Kids

It may not seem like summer is around the corner, but it’ll be here before you know it! That means that now’s the time to start making plans for your children during those long months out of school. We know it can be a little bit boring for them sometimes without having school and their… Read More