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This newsletter has a great art tip. My is focused this month is on Kauai, the art events, and activities we are involved with there. I began my life on Kauai in 1984 when I worked and lived at the Kilauea lighthouse as a wildlife ranger. I lived there until a year after Huricane Iniki left me looking for a place to live. I moved to Waimanalo, Oahu with my dog and two horses and opened the first Naturally Hawaiian Gallery in 1996.

In 2008 I finally opened Patrick Ching Art Gallery in the Princeville Center, back on the north shore of Kauai, one of my favorite places on Earth. I’m enjoying getting back to the community of old friends and new on the Garden Isle.

In this Issue


FEATURED NEWS (back to top)

Kauai Family Magazine Arts Column (back to top)

Publisher Chrissy Schecter has put together a fun and interactive magazine that I am proud to be part of. As the arts columnist I have the opportunity to teach simple drawing techniques and create fun art events. Amber Asuncion (view photo) was the winner of the first Kauai Family art contest. Click here to view the Kauai Family Debut Issue.

Openning Naturally Kaua‘ian (back to top)

Last month we extended our Kauai gallery with the opening of Naturally Kauaian Gallery featuring several local Kauai artists.

Ohana Art Classes on Kauai (back to top)

Inexpensive family style art classes for all ages begin on February 12 and continue for 10 Saturdays from 10:30am to 12noon. Teachers include Patrick Ching, Sally Stuffman and other Kauai artisans. Designed for any age get to know color mixing basics and how to get the colors you want. Patrick’s next class date on Kauai is 3/26/2010. Sign up today

Kauai Visitors Channel Segment (back to top)

The gang at KIVC (Kauai Visitor Chanel) put together a cool episode that runs in the hotels and businesses throughout Kauai. Click here to view video.

Coloring Book for St Regis (back to top)

The St. Regis Hotel commissioned me to do this coloring book for their Young Voyagers Club guests. The book features many of Kauai’s native animals and stars Moli the albatross, Ilio the monk seal, and Ua’u the shearwater. I had a lot of help from my highly recommended graphic artist friends, Tommy Mehau and Ruth Moen. View all of Patrick Ching’s coloring books.

Kilauea Point Autograph Sessions (back to top)

Whenever I get to Kauai, one of the first things I do is visit the Kilauea Point Lighthouse Wildlife Refuge. It is about my favorite place in the world. I’m smiling ear to ear as I get to sign books and art with native birds, seals turtles, fish, dolphins and whales playing all around. View Google map.

Borders Books Kauai Events: January 29 and Feb 26 (back to top)

The January Read Along and Art Classes at Borders Music and Books in Lihue was so much fun. The kids even showed up wearing a rainbow of colored T shirts.

*Join me for the next event at Borders on February 26 at 11am.

Kauai Museum Family Day (back to top)

Join Me at the Kauai Museum’s Family Day March 5 from 2-4pm. Learn how to draw animals and teach your friends how to draw! Get Art and Books autographed.

Patrick Ching’s Original Painting Commissions (back to top)

Patrick Ching is now securing all the original painting commissions that he can paint in the upcoming 2011 year.

If you are interested in owning a “Ching” Original click here for terms of procurement, pricing and more. . If you ever wanted to commission a Custom Painted Patrick Ching Original, The Best Time is Now! First come... first served.

TIPS & RESOURCES (back to top)

Patrick Ching’s Artistic Insight (back to top)

Patrick Ching’s Artistic Insight
Be a Student of Nature

After you’ve learned the basics of painting (which I can show you in one day) you will know how to handle your paint. Then it is up to you to practice and teach yourself to be as good as you want to be.

Your paintings of nature will be as good as your understanding of the subjects you paint, for example, your clouds, coconut trees, and waves will come out good if you take the time to observe them closely.

When you’re driving, running, surfing or just hanging out, pay attention to nature with the intent of reproducing it in paint. Figure out the anatomy of what you’re looking at.

What is underneath?
What is on top?
How will you reproduce it in paint?

As an artist you look at the world closer than most humans. You will have a better understanding of your world and be better able to depict it in paint.


Patrick Ching Art Schedule (back to top)

FEBRUARY 2011 SCHEDULE (link to signup below)

February 13, 2011 - KAUAI - 10am - 2pm -
Title: Painting Workshop
Location: Princeville Center along Kuhio Highway
Cost: : $86 includes 8x10 canvas

February 16, 2011 - KAUAI - 10am - 2pm
Title: Painting Workshop
Location: Princeville Center along Kuhio Highway
Cost: : $86 includes 8x10 canvas

February 27, 2011 - KAUAI - 10am - 2pm
Title: Painting Workshop
Location: Princeville Center along Kuhio Highway
Cost: : $86 includes 8x10 canvas

MARCH 2011 SCHEDULE (link to signup below)

March 6, 2011 - KAUAI - 10am - 2pm ($75+11 for materials)
Title: Painting Workshop
Location: Princeville Center along Kuhio Highway
Cost: : $86 includes 8x10 canvas

March 26, 2011 - KAUAI - 10:30am - 2pm
Title: Painting Workshop
Location: Ohana Art Class Painting with primaries
Cost: : $20

March 27, 2011 - KAUAI - 10am - 2pm
Title: Painting Workshop
Location: Princeville Center along Kuhio Highway
Cost: : $75 plus $11 for materials


Art Class Photos (back to top)

Kauai Family Magazine art class winner, Amber Asuncion.


WEBSITE NEWS (back to top)

New Social Media Links (back to top)

We have added a new feature on every page of our website where you can Facebook "Like" or Tweet any page! These links will also give you the enhance option to add comments when you click on it so you can let your friends know what you think. Great way to support Patrick Ching and let your friends know all that Patrick Ching has to offer!


Patrick Ching Testimonials Webpage (back to top)

We have launched our testimonial page! This page features testimonial for Patrick Ching's Art Class & Workshops, his books as well as for Hawaii Art.

For over 32 years, Patrick Ching have been serving the Hawaii art community, collectors, enthusiasts and more and has enriched so many lives with his work. Unfortunately, we haven't documented many of the testimonials from thousands of people that Patrick has served throughout the years.

We now want to get the word out and build Patrick Ching's testimonials so please consider submitting one about Patrick's art, his art classes, books and more.

We appreciate your support!.


Hire Patrick Ching (back to TOC)

Did you know you can hire Patrick Ching? Whether it is a private art class or a rare vacation experience make it a great one with Patrick Ching. Patrick's Areas of expertise include Art instruction and consultation, Wildlife knowledge, Horsemanship, Bull riding, Surfing, Snorkeling and Entertainment.


Online Signup for our Yoga and Free Hawaii Art Classes (back to top)

We have added an online registration system for both our Yoga and Free Hawaiian language classes at our Waimanalo location. Here are the links:

  • Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:45pm, Wednesdays, Fridays 8:15am-9:30am
    Strength, Balance, and Flexibility for Every Body. Feel Better Every Day.
    $10 per class or $8 per class when purchasing 5 or more classes.
  • Free Hawaiian Language w/ Carol Silva
  • Learn to Dream, Understand and Speak in Hawaiian. Classes are free although a monetary donation is appreciated. Every Saturday from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. FREE but donations welcome.

Popular Web Pages (back to top)

Patrick Ching's Art Showroom
View Patrick Ching's Art showroom with links to all of Patrick Ching's art images. Gicle'es, matted prints, originals, books, FAQs and much more. More...
Hawaiian Fine Art For Sale
Learn about and purchase Gicle'e's and Matted Prints. Here you can see all of Patrick Ching's artwork that is available for sale. More...
Hawaii Art Matted Prints For Sale
Purchasing a Patrick Ching matted print is a cost effective way to own excellent Hawaii Art. Prices range from $20.00 - $80.00 More...
Original Art For Sale
Original artwork by Patrick Ching is a rare find as he is usually painting for a commission or other project. More...
Sign up for Art Classes with Patrick Ching
Look at life through the eyes of an artist with Art Classes by Patrick Ching. Learn drawing or painting basics in one three hour class!!! More...
Books and Gifts For Sale
Patrick has many books and gifts that he has created over the years. Check out Patrick Ching's Books and Gifts page. More...
Hawaii Art Classes and Workshops
If you're ready to take your art to a higher level. More...

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