Painting the Big Island's Puna Coastal Paradise

Arthur Johnsen

September 22, 2009 - September 30, 2009

Arthur Johnsen's PaintingJoin Arthur Johnsen and friends along the spectacular south-east coast of Hawai'i Island, where native jungle, sea cliffs, crashing waves and distant lava plumes will inspire our art experiments and masterpieces. We'll review oil-painting basics and compositional approaches, and explore techniques for achieving the jewel tones, vibrant light and expressive atmosphere so special to this region. Our retreat will include demonstrations and one-on-one tutorial work to help participants enjoy and expand their skills, and will include ample time for experiencing this unique enclave of old Hawai'i.

Intended for those with some visual arts experience; drawing is especially helpful. Materials and easels can be provided for a nominal extra fee.

About the Facilitator(s)

Arthur Johnson

Arthur Johnsen

Arthur Johnsen is a well known painter on the Big Island of Hawai'i, with numerous works in private collections and public venues throughout the state. He brings a deep understanding of the islands to his work and teaching, having grown up in Honolulu and having lived for many years in the Puna district of Hawai'i Island. His most famous work is "The Goddess Pele" which hangs at the Kilauea Visitors Center in the Volcanoes National Park.


Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1342 $ 1630
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1150 $ 1342

Prices subject to change without notice.