Donkey Mill Art Center after school programs


This fall, the Donkey Mill Art Center offers hands-on art experiences for children ages 3 – 17 with educators who are also professional artists.

With multiple options for afterschool classes, students are able to explore meaningful ideas and processes that lead toward authentic work in a variety of media such as clay, collage, printmaking, origami, painting and drawing.

* Keiki Picasso with Dominique and Braylene
Art for Ages: 3-5
Tuesdays, Oct. 29 – Dec. 10 (No class during Thanksgiving week)
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuition: Member- $55 l NM-$65

Come explore the beauty of art through nature by creating fun, funky, one of a kind pieces that bring us closer to the animal and plant kingdom.

* Ceramics: Muddy Hands with Linda Jo Kolder
Art for Ages: 6 – 9
Dates: Tuesdays, Oct. 29 – Dec. 10, 2013 (No class during Thanksgiving week)
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Tuition: Member – $100 | NM – $120

Construct a world with muddy fingers. Create shapes, from nature or your imagination, while exploring hand-building and sculpture.

* Independent Studies Program (ISP) with Lindsay Lander
ISP Session II (6 Sessions )
Art for Ages: 13 – 17
Dates: Wednesday, Nov. 6 – Dec. 18 (No class during Thanksgiving week)
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Tuition: M – $100 | NM – $120

Our Independent Study Program (ISP) is designed as a guided studio program where the Teaching Artists and students collaborate on creating a curriculum unique to the participants. Dedicated students will have the opportunity to develop their skills in ceramics, painting, printmaking, mixed media, fiber arts and collaborative works such as mural painting. This program will encourage the students to catalog their work and create the beginnings of a portfolio. Open to only 8 students per session.

* Ceramics: Sculptural Hand-Building with Lindsay Lander
Art for Ages: 10 – 12
Dates: Thursdays, Nov. 7 – Dec. 19 (No class during Thanksgiving week)
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Tuition: M – $100 | NM – $120

Students will explore various hand building techniques such as pinch, coil and slab styles for functional and nonfunctional 3D design.

The Donkey Mill is a non-profit charitable organization offering art education for adults and youth at the historic Donkey Mill Art Center. The center is located near the artist community of Holualoa along the Mamalahoa Kona Heritage Corridor.

For more information, call 322-3362 or visit:

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