Workshops-Classes

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 6pm – 9pm. 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. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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December 2018

Zentangle: Pen in Henna, 12/8

with Lydia Meneses

Saturday, December 8, 2018

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

During this class our art work will be guided by the graceful designs from the ancient art of Henna.  Zentangle tangles/patterns will incorporate some of the beautiful flowing lines and designs taken from the tradition Mehndi henna style. We will also look at the various Mehndi symbols and the meaning behind them.

The practice of Henna is a temporary kind of tatoo. The rich earthy brown tone “ink” used for the tatoos, is the inspiration for this class and the use of Sakura brown pen.  The practice of this ornate art form has been trace back to Cleopatra.

Student kit: Sakura 01 brown pen, 3 tiles and gold gelly pen, General chalk pastel pencil.   

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.  An overview of the Zentangle art method will be introduce to those new Zentangle art.

Students are invited to bring snacks to share. Cost is $35 / $30 VAC members plus a $10 supply fee.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List. 

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Waiho’olu’u Ola Indigo Dyeing Workshop, 12/15 

Learn the magical process of creating with nature’s oldest natural dye, indigo. In this workshop, you’ll use traditional methods of banding and folding in traditional and modern shibori styles to create patterns as you explore the alchemy of the beautiful plant pigment, indigo. The Waiho’olu’u Ola Indigo workshop happens on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 12:30 – 3:30pm  at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Learn to dye natural fiber goods in a plant derived indigo vat. Create Shibori resist patterns using folding, wrapping, and clamping techniques, as well as how to control hue density with multiple dyeing submersions. You’ll also learn the basic fundamentals of this historic dyeing process. All dyestuff will be provided and the fabric is natural fiber and sustainable. Each participant will leave with a new skill and understanding of Indigo Dye as well as their own finished sample pieces.

Participants may bring 1-5 small items of your own to dye, avoiding bulky or heavy pieces (towels, linens, yards of fabric, bedding etc.), as vat space and time are limited. Items must be cotton, linen, hemp, silk, or anything natural – no synthetics, as they accept the color the best. Please pre-wash items for best result.

Class fee is $55/$50 for VAC members plus a $25 supply fee. No experience is necessary. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Waiho’olu’u ola : Living Color Dyery is a creative natural collective started by a husband, Justin (the alchemist) and a wife, Wai‘ala (the artist) duo who work together to share the magic and alchemy of natural living color dyes; including indigo, olena, avocado, hibiscus, etc. Outside the joy of sharing the alchemy of natural dye in workshops with others, the two love sharing their love for the natural plant world and the process of co-creating consciously with nature.
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“Painting with Peggy” Acrylic Class, 12/17

Get the results that you want from Acrylic Paints and together with Peggy Stanton and other artists, receive the instruction and inspiration you need to do your best work ever on canvas!

Margaret “Peggy” Stanton leads an ongoing series of three hour Acrylic Painting Sessions for artists of all levels. Learn about Peggy’s Perfect Pallet and paint with gorgeous, harmonious color every time!

Begin your first session with a 16″x 20″ canvas and a subject or place that is dear to your heart!

Margaret helps artists to heighten and accentuate their own unique vision while guiding the individual’s artistic journey. With important tips on Color and Acrylic Paints and Mediums, artists can create a painting on canvas using a fun, intuitive painting process. She guides artists on “painterly” ways to put on the finishing strokes or even plan a large project. Stanton also offers individual instruction for artists during each session. No previous experience needed.

Students bring their own supplies and easels. Find a suggested material list at margaretstantonart.com. Click the Painting With Peggy Page for information and class handouts to enjoy! If you have any questions please email Peggy Stanton at peggystanton007@yahoo.com

“Painting with Peggy” Acrylic Painting Class will be held at Volcano Art Center N‘iaulani Campus on Monday, October 8, from 12 – 3pm. Cost is $20/$15 for VAC Members.

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January 2019

“Painting with Peggy” Acrylic Class, 1/7

Get the results that you want from Acrylic Paints and together with Peggy Stanton and other artists, receive the instruction and inspiration you need to do your best work ever on canvas!

Margaret “Peggy” Stanton leads an ongoing series of three hour Acrylic Painting Sessions for artists of all levels. Learn about Peggy’s Perfect Pallet and paint with gorgeous, harmonious color every time!

Begin your first session with a 16″x 20″ canvas and a subject or place that is dear to your heart!

Margaret helps artists to heighten and accentuate their own unique vision while guiding the individual’s artistic journey. With important tips on Color and Acrylic Paints and Mediums, artists can create a painting on canvas using a fun, intuitive painting process. She guides artists on “painterly” ways to put on the finishing strokes or even plan a large project. Stanton also offers individual instruction for artists during each session. No previous experience needed.

Students bring their own supplies and easels. Find a suggested material list at margaretstantonart.com. Click the Painting With Peggy Page for information and class handouts to enjoy! If you have any questions please email Peggy Stanton at peggystanton007@yahoo.com

“Painting with Peggy” Acrylic Painting Class will be held at Volcano Art Center N‘iaulani Campus on Monday, January 7, from 12 – 3pm. Cost is $20/$15 for VAC Members.

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Stained Glass Basics II: Fan Lamp Project, 1/12

A revival of an old favorite of the Victorian parlor, a stained glass Fan Lamp is a wonderful piece of functional art you can use in your everyday life, great for use as a night light. In this workshop, you will create your own panel fan lamp. “Stained Glass Basics II: Fan Lamps,” taught by Claudia McCall, will be offered on January 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2019: Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 12pm.

Claudia will provide several patterns from which to choose, though students are welcome to bring their own ideas. You will complete this 4-session workshop with a finished fan lamp, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue working with stained glass. During this workshop, students may opt to create a light catcher instead of a fan lamp.

Class fee is $100/$90 VAC members plus a $30 supply fee. An additional $20 supply fee for the lamp base and bulb will be charged for students who wish to create the fan lamp. Anyone with prior copper foil stained glass experience is welcome to enroll.

Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Please bring a glass cutter and soldering iron if you have them. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

Claudia McCall started working in stained glass in 2006, when a friend gifted her with a piece. She loved the way the sunlight played through the different types of glass, and wanted to explore the possibilities of interpreting the natural world, and interest spurred by her mother’s love of art and her grandmother’s love of birding. Her goal is to interpret Hawai‘i’s unique environment through the stylized lens of stained glass.

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“Painting with Peggy” Acrylic Class, 1/14

Get the results that you want from Acrylic Paints and together with Peggy Stanton and other artists, receive the instruction and inspiration you need to do your best work ever on canvas!

Margaret “Peggy” Stanton leads an ongoing series of three hour Acrylic Painting Sessions for artists of all levels. Learn about Peggy’s Perfect Pallet and paint with gorgeous, harmonious color every time!

Begin your first session with a 16″x 20″ canvas and a subject or place that is dear to your heart!

Margaret helps artists to heighten and accentuate their own unique vision while guiding the individual’s artistic journey. With important tips on Color and Acrylic Paints and Mediums, artists can create a painting on canvas using a fun, intuitive painting process. She guides artists on “painterly” ways to put on the finishing strokes or even plan a large project. Stanton also offers individual instruction for artists during each session. No previous experience needed.

Students bring their own supplies and easels. Find a suggested material list at margaretstantonart.com. Click the Painting With Peggy Page for information and class handouts to enjoy! If you have any questions please email Peggy Stanton at peggystanton007@yahoo.com

“Painting with Peggy” Acrylic Painting Class will be held at Volcano Art Center N‘iaulani Campus on Monday, January 14, from 12 – 3pm. Cost is $20/$15 for VAC Members.

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The Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolor, 1/22

Anyone can paint beautiful watercolors – even you! Artist Nancy DeLucrezia will offer the “Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolor” workshop on Tuesday, January 22 from 4 pm – 7pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Nancy will show you how to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper and introduce you to all the basic techniques you need to create a lovely painting of your picture. Techniques covered will include basic palette setup, color theory and mixing, masking, wet in wet, texturizing and how to create depth, highlights and shadows.

During the class, participants will enjoy a sampling of several wines from the wine store “Grapes” in Hilo.

Class fee is $35/$30 for VAC members plus a $17 supply fee. A still life photo will be provided for students to paint.

Nancy DeLucrezia majored in art at the State University of New York as a photographer and printmaker and has painted with watercolors for over 25 years. She has run a Japanese art gallery in New York City, designed public relations campaigns for several arts organizations, and developed a series of drawing and painting classes for children as well as an art therapy curriculum for adults. Before moving to the Big Island she was a member of the Santa Barbara Watercolor Society and Working Artists Ventura (WAV) where she produced and participated in numerous art and theatrical events. She also served as Director of Art Programs for Turning point Foundation and taught watercolor painting to adults with special needs.

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Beginner & Intermediate Mixed Media Encaustic, 1/26

Join artist Mary Milelzcik for the “Mixed Media Encaustic” workshop on Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 10 am – 2:30 pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. Encaustic is a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment, which is applied to a solid absorbent surface. Each time a new layer is applied, it must be fused. The layers can be enhanced by carving with tools or drawing with pigment, oil sticks etc. Photographs can be transferred and other materials imbedded to create translucent layers and a variety of amazing results.

“Mixed Media Encaustic” is a hands-on workshop, where you’ll learn safe studio practices, all the encaustic painting basics, step-by-step. Various techniques will be demonstrated and a variety of substrates including panels and paper will be available. After instruction and experimenting, you will have the opportunity to create a small finished encaustic painting on a panel, and encaustic on fine art paper.

Mary will provide an assortment marking tools and brushes, and also interesting papers, photographs, minerals, fibers, and other natural and found materials for students to incorporate into their paintings. Students are encouraged to bring other items they’d like to use. The class fee is $60/$55 for VAC members plus a $25 supply fee.

Mary Milelzcik has a B.A. degree from Sonoma State University’s School of Expressive Arts, a radical two-year upper division interdisciplinary experimental program that existed for several years in the 70’s. This transformative educational experience set the path for an interesting career as a mixed media artist and photographer; as the Curator at Highways Performance Space and Gallery in Santa Monica CA; and teaching experimental mixed media art and printmaking.  Photography is an important tool in her creative and documentary projects as well as for capturing images to use as a base for mixed media encaustic paintings and prints.  She also gathers pigments and organic materials to incorporate into her work. Her artwork has been shown internationally.  In her spare time, she provides strategic consultation and grant writing for small to medium sized nonprofits in Hawaii and California. She has a studio in Pahoa and specializes in mixed media art and printmaking. She experiments with local minerals and plants in her encaustic paintings.

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