Current Classes & Workshops

 

 

 

 


Volcano Art Center’s Cancellation and Refund Policy

If for any reason you need to cancel, please call 72 hours before class begins for a full refund. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm, (808) 967-8222. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the start of class. If class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, you will receive a full refund.


 

Ongoing Classes & Workshops

Stained Glass Open Studio

Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required.

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December 2019

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1 (Beginner)
Instructor Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian language but haven’t had the time? Are you interested in Hawaiian culture and history? Or are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street names, place names, and people’s names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language right here at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus.

Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning  December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 4pm – 5pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This basics class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar, and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor. Bring a notebook to take notes if you wish!

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Kumu Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

Do you already have the ability to pronounce Hawaiian words and want to learn how to put them together to make phrases and sentences? Are you perhaps already able read Hawaiian sentences aloud and recognize the individual pieces, and now you want to learn more sentence patterns and idioms? Well this is the class for you!

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 5pm – 6:30pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Kumu Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

The Level 3 class is for those who can already speak and understand a little Hawaiian language. Class is taught over 50% in the Hawaiian language to increase comprehension and to “immerse” the students in the language. Each 8 week series covers a different topic in reading selected from traditional Hawaiian literature of the 1800s and bases the vocabulary and lessons around the readings. This class is ideal for teachers, cultural practitioners, and those with the goal of using Hawaiian language on a daily basis.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 6:30pm – 8pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.
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Zentangle® Inspired Art Class: Artist Inspired with Lydia Meneses, 12/14

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 10AM-1PM

Our world-wide Zentangle® community was inspired by two creatively bold artists; Gustav Klimt and Keith Haring.  CZTs from all over the world created amazing tiles using the artists’ bold expressive line movements.  During our Zentangle session I’ll share some fun ideas I’ve learned to mingle their styles with Zentangle art.

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862-February 6, 1918) from Austrian was a symbolist painter.  Klimt is noted for his elegant bold color paintings, murals and works in various media, primary subject was the female.  Klimt’s elegant style takes our Hollibaugh tangle, pattern, to a whole new level.

Keith Haring (May 4, 1958-February 16, 1990) was born in Reading, Pennsylvania.  His father was instrumental in encouraging young Haring’s interest in art by spending time with his son as they both created drawings.  Haring is an American “Pop” artist, whose bold primal strokes and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture in the ‘80. We will practice Haring’s “non-touch” technique to create our Haring inspired tile.

 Students Kit: Official Zentangle tiles, PN black pen, Sakura white and gold gel pens.

Class will be guided with Zentangle’s traditional ceremony and method.

  • Gratitude
  • Appreciation
  • Relaxation
  • Mindfulness & awareness

This class is open to all levels, no Zentangle or art experience necessary.  Participants are welcome to bring their favorite drawing tools. Please bring a snack to share.  Cost is $35/$30 VAC Members plus a $15 fee, inclusive of supplies.

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January 2020

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold – Morning Session, 1/5

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, January 5, 2020, through Sunday, March 1, 2020 with no class on February 9. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Have you experienced the pleasure of putting your own handmade functional pottery into use? All skill levels are welcome to join us at Volcano Art Center’s ceramic studio where we will be working with stoneware clay and high-fire reduction glazes.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Those new to clay will be guided step by step through the basics of using the potter’s wheel or handbuilding techniques. Continuing students and those with previous experience are encouraged to develop their skills and are welcome to pursue more advanced directions with the instructor’s helpful input. Informal discussion on topics ranging from sources of creative inspiration to various pottery styles and traditions from around the world will supplement this hands-on learning experience.

Seven registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and two additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

Cost for the morning session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $20 materials & facility fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay, including firing. will be available for purchase for $15.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold is a full-time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold – Afternoon Session, 1/5  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, January 5, 2020, through Sunday, March 1, 2020 with no class on February 9. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

Have you experienced the pleasure of putting your own handmade functional pottery into use? All skill levels are welcome to join us at Volcano Art Center’s ceramic studio where we will be working with stoneware clay and high-fire reduction glazes.

Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Those new to clay will be guided step by step through the basics of using the potter’s wheel or handbuilding techniques. Continuing students and those with previous experience are encouraged to develop their skills and are welcome to pursue more advanced directions with the instructor’s helpful input. Informal discussion on topics ranging from sources of creative inspiration to various pottery styles and traditions from around the world will supplement this hands-on learning experience.

Seven registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and two additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

Cost for the afternoon session is $200/$180 for VAC Members plus a $20 materials & facility fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay, including firing. will be available for purchase for $15.

Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm.  Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours.  Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

Erik Wold is a full-time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.

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Beginning Improv for Adults with Keli Semelsberger, 1/9

Learn to live more in the moment, think on your feet, let go of self-judgment, bring more joy in your life and recapture your playful spirit in this introduction to improv class. Beginning Improv for Adults is a 6-week workshop series beginning Thursday, January 9, 2020, through Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 1pm – 3pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. There will be no class on February 6. This series is taught by improv legend Keli Semelsberger, founder of Charlotte Comedy Theater, and Medicine Woman Dance. 

This is a 6-week course but attendance to all is not required to participate. No prior experience is necessary. The cost for each class is $40/$35 VAC Members. The series cost for all six classes is $235/$205 VAC Members. Pre-registration is required. 

Keli Semelsberger has been teaching and performing improv comedy for 25 years and is the founder of the legendary Charlotte Comedy Theater. She was taught in Chicago by Del Close and Amy Poehler. Her teaching style is laid-back and inspiring. 

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Stained Glass Basics I, 1/11 

Whimsical shapes, illustrative scenes or divine stories, stained glass has re-created the light in our lives for centuries. Stained glass artisans use both glass color and texture to produce light forms and patterns creating mood and character in small and large spaces. Want to know more? Then this three-session stained glass workshop will shed some light on the process of stained glass.

Now you can try your hand at making stained glass art in this workshop for beginners. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artist Claudia McCall will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

“Stained Glass Basics I” will be held at Volcano Art Center on Saturdays: January 11, 18 & 25, 2020, from 9am – 1pm. Class fee is $100/$90 for VAC members plus a $20 fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

You will complete this workshop series with a finished glass panel, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue working with stained glass.

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Soft Pastel Still Life, 1/18

Exaggerate!  Be bold with colors and yourself using lights and darks and enjoy the marks you make on paper using a proven signature rotational method for success with soft pastels.

Now Big Island artist and instructor Patti Pease Johnson can help you gain the confidence and techniques of this centuries old medium. Patti supplies the instruction and materials along with guidance and inspiration for this process along with some handy tips for your creative journey.

Grow your knowledge of composition, color and correcting problems!

Learn about the different types of pastels, different papers, fixing and mounting paper and on backing. Then use newsprint to get the flow of arm movements to keep loose. Next, you’ll begin forming shapes and move into colors on pastel paper from close observation of the setup still life. Students will complete a 9×12 inch project.

The Soft Pastel Still Life Workshop will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 9am – 12:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Cost for the workshop is $50 and $45 for VAC Members plus a $15 fee, inclusive of supplies. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

Patti Pease Johnson’s artwork can be found at galleries and shops across the State and in collections around the world.

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