Category: Art Education

Key Components of Installation Art and Why it’s Great for Teens

Key Components of Installation Art and why it’s Great for Teens

As kids grow into teens, sometimes they grow out of old hobbies and grow into more culturally and creatively developed ones. Installation art in particular is a great art form for teens to engage with for several reasons. This type of contemporary art is displayed in a three-dimensional space and uses the available environment to… Read More

Key Components of Installation Art and Why it’s Great for Teens

Key Components of Installation Art and why it’s Great for Teens

As kids grow into teens, sometimes they grow out of old hobbies and grow into more culturally and creatively developed ones. Installation art in particular is a great art form for teens to engage with for several reasons. This type of contemporary art is displayed in a three-dimensional space and uses the available environment to… Read More

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

Benefits of Working in Mixed Media

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

The Art of Still Life

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

Benefits of Working with Mixed Media

Benefits of Working in Mixed Media

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

Tips for Drawing Animals

Tips for Drawing Animals

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

Why Children Should Learn Photoshop

Why Kids 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

Tips on Drawing Portraits

How to Draw Portraits

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

Learn About Digital Art with Two Special Sessions

Digital Art Course

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

Help Ease Back-to-School Jitters with Art

Now that the kids are back in school, nerves and emotions run high as new worries and stressors come into play. From tackling homework assignments and worrying about who they will sit by at lunch, to getting used to new teachers, students and experiences, going back to school proves to be a difficult time that… Read More

Still Time to Register Before Classes Begin

As August draws to a close, students of all ages will be heading back to school for another year of learning. We here at Hunakai Studio of Fine Art are also ready for another round of classes, with the fall semester kicking off Sept. 12th. These classes are open to artists of all ages who… Read More

Look, Learn and Explore During Our Faculty Show and Open House

Calling all artists and those of you curious about your artistic talents: Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts is having a faculty show and open house Aug. 21! This showcase features work that ranges from sculptures to sketches to paintings and creations in many different types media, all of which was made by our incredible teachers…. Read More

Open Enrollment for Fall Classes Starts This Week

Calling all art lovers: open enrollment for our fall classes starts this week! Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts has a number of wonderful classes on the agenda for the upcoming fall season for art students of all ages. For our youngest artists, we are hosting our Art and the Preschooler class from noon to 1 p.m…. Read More

Understanding the History of Comic Strip Arts

Comic strips have been appearing in our local newspapers for quite some time. They’ve made us laugh, excited us and kept coming back the next day to see what happens next. If you’ve ever wondered how it all got started, you need to head back to 19th-century Britain. Back then, they weren’t referred to as… Read More

Focus on the Face With Classes this Summer

Black and White Drawn Portrait of Old Man

Think back to the first human figure you drew, whether as a young child or during an art class in school. Maybe you drew a stick person, or maybe your person resembled a head with arms and legs sticking out of a smiling circle. As you grew older, your drawings and sculptures of the human… Read More

Art Education an Integral Part of Brain Development

Painting, sculpting, glazing, crafting, drawing, molding: regardless of the type of hands-on art your child or teen is creating, their brain is growing as a result. Recent studies continue to prove this, showing that experiencing art through art education is an integral part of brain development. Art education helps the brain to actually rewire itself… Read More

Learn About Graffiti and Street Art

Urban art has been a popular means of expression for generations, but with the increasing presence of social media, some urban artists like BANKSY and Shepard Fairey are becoming well known as some of the leading artists of our time. In our new Graffiti and Urban Art class, teens and adults will learn about the… Read More

Give the Gift of Art With Hunakai

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start buying gifts for your loved ones. Instead of the same old gift cards or T-shirts, and consider giving the gift of art for the holidays! Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts offers a number of classes for kids, teens and adults all throughout the year, with classes… Read More

Developing an Artist Portfolio

While many hopeful college applicants send in applications to colleges without knowing exactly what they want to do in the future, many students already know what their passion is – art. Aspiring art students understand who they are and who they want to be, but applying to many art schools is a competitive process, where… Read More

‘Tis the Season to be Artistic with November Break Workshops

‘Tis the Season to be Artistic with November Break Workshops

November is the unofficial start of the winter holiday season, and though we have a few more weeks until the true start of winter, once Thanksgiving arrives everyone is in the mood for holiday festivities. Art plays a huge role in the joy we experience during this time of year, as most cultures see the… Read More

Drawing As an Art Foundation

All artists must first learn to be comfortable with their drawing skills, as drawing provides a basis for most art forms. When a sculptor or a painter begins work on a new piece, he or she typically begins with an initial sketch that will be drawn and redone until the artist knows what his or… Read More

Use Your Hands to Make Art This Month

Some people love to paint, others love to draw, and others still like working with their hands. This month at the Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts, we offer those hands-on artists a special opportunity to create unique artworks all their own with our 3D Sculpture and Mixed Media and Acrylic Painting class sessions. 3D Sculpture… Read More

Join Our Print Making Workshop on Nov. 22

Come and join Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts for our next exciting upcoming event! From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 22, we will be hosting a print making workshop. This workshop will focus on collotype printing and an exploration of monotype printing. The cost of this class is $50, and we do break for… Read More

Four Great Uses For Photoshop

Adobe’s Photoshop software can be an excellent, all-encompassing photo and graphic manipulation software for any photographer, graphic artist or designer. Here are four essential techniques to get the most out of your PS experience. Digital Illustrations Using a digital drawing pad, or even just your mouse, you can create incredibly detailed and malleable designs with… Read More

Back to School: Must-Have Art Supplies for the First Day

It’s almost back-to-school season, which, for many parents, often means a mad dash to the store for every school supply under the sun. Instead of waiting until the last minute, however, Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts wanted to put together a short list of must-have art supplies that will save you time, money and unwanted… Read More