Mission: The donkey mill art center provides art education and experiences to people of all ages and abilities at our facility in holualoa. This includes hands-on classes, exhibitions, and events of contemporary visual arts, crafts and culture.
Programs: Continued art education and community outreach for children and adults. Summer art & after-school programs for children from 3 - 17 which focus on creative, holistic learning experiences that integrate numerous art forms such as movement, music, theater, visual arts, writing & visual arts. Ongoing, creative, educational events and exhibits for all ages that strive to engage both visitors and the local community at film previews, artist talks, performances and professional development seminars. Year-round classes and specialty workshops in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and additional offerings with emphasis in the visual arts
I never considered myself as an artist until I worked with the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture as a volunteer. I was introduced to the process of artmaking instead of the product. Therefore, as I gingerly experimented with paper making I gained an understanding of the history of Hawaii as it was influenced by Polynesians who set out to settle in a new home. Other media related to fiber arts and concepts that led to artmaking continues to influence my life. The mission of this organization to enrich lives of persons of all ages and abilities through art education is indeed applicable to my life.