Calendar of Events

Sep
1
Sat
2018
Give Aloha at Foodland for the Month of September!
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

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To donate to Volcano Art Center, please input code 77000. Mahalo!

Give Aloha is an annual program through which Foodland directs its charitable giving to the organizations that are important to its customers. All Hawaii 501 (c)(3) organizations are invited to participate each year. During September, Maika`i customers are invited to make a donation of up to $249 (per person, per organization) at checkout to their favorite non-profit organization registered in Give Aloha.

Foodland matches a portion of each donation. This year, Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will match each donation up to a total of $300,000 for all organizations combined. Since the program began in 1999, a total of more than $23 million has been raised for the community.

How It Works

From September 1-30, customers are invited to make donations up to $249 to participating Hawaii non-profit organizations at checkout.  Individuals must use their own Maika’i card to make a donation.  Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will match a portion of each donation made with a Maika’i card.  Donations made without a Maika’i card will not be matched. 

Matching Gift

The Western Union Foundation has generously donated $50,000 to add to Foodland’s gift of $250,000 to Hawaii non-profit organizations participating in Give Aloha this year.  Therefore, the total gift that will be given to all participating organizations combined is $300,000!

How to Donate

  • At checkout, present your Maika’i card (or give your 10-digit number) and inform the cashier that you would like to make a donation to Volcano Art Center code number 77000.  If you do not have a Maika’i account, you may establish one by telling the cashier you would like to do so; you will need to give a unique 10-digit number (such as your phone number).
  • Tell the cashier how much you would like to donate.  Your donation will be added to your grocery purchase total.
  • You may donate up to $249 per organization (any amount in excess of $249 will not be matched).
  • Be sure the cashier reaffirms our organization’s name and amount that you are donating.
  • Any donation must be made payable to Foodland or Sack N Save.
  • The name of our organization and the amount you donate will appear on your receipt.
  • Donor names will not be released to our organization.  If you would like us to know of your gift, please contact us directly so that we may properly acknowledge your gift. You may ask the cashier for a duplicate receipt to submit to us.
  • You may donate up to a cumulative of $249 per organization over the course of several store visits.
  • You may make donations to more than one organization.
Sep
22
Sat
2018
EXHIBIT: One Lucid Dream: A Retrospective of Art Works by Ken Charon
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm

One Lucid Dream KeninviteVolcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce the exhibition One Lucid Dream: A Retrospective of Art Works by Ken Charon. The exhibit will host a unique collection of original paintings, drawing and other objects created throughout Charon’s long artistic career. The exhibit will be on display 10am -4pm daily at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village from Saturday, September 22nd – October 6th, 2018, closed on Sundays.  The public is invited to a free opening reception on Saturday, September 22nd from 5-7pm.

Ken Charon was born in New York, U.S.A. July 26, 1954 and moved to Paris, France in 1971. His professional art training began with the American Center for Students and Artists in Paris, and includes the American College of Switzerland the Acadamie Julian in Paris and the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California.  Charon began his professional career 40 years ago with an artistic expedition from his home in Paris to the Seychelles Islands in 1978.  In 1984 he moved to Hawaii Island and established his home and studio, the Art Farm, in the rainforest near Kurtistown.  Since then, Ken has participated in juried shows and solo exhibitions in Art Centers and galleries on Hawaii Island and beyond, receiving numerous awards and recognition over the years.  His work can be found in private collections around the world including those of Al Gore and Barack Obama.  This unique collection of paintings and drawings be on display in Dietrich Varez Hall at VAC’s Niaulani Campus located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village.  For more information call (808) 967-8222.

Flameworking – An Introductory Class
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

nash lampworkingFlameworking – An Introductory Class

In the multi-faceted world of glass, Volcano Art Center is pleased to expand its offerings of glass art workshops with “Flameworking – An Introductory Class” on September 22 & 23: Saturday and Sunday from 2pm – 4:30pm.

Flameworking, also known as lampworking or torchworking, is a type of glasswork whereby the artist utilizes a torch or lamp to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is blown and shaped with tools and hand movements, forming beads, figurines, or other similar miniature artwork.

This class, designed for the student who has never touched a torch, is sure to spark your interest. Instructor Nash Adams-Pruitt will teach the regions of the flame and heat base for a solid foundation from which to build flamework skills.  Nash will lead the class in creating sphere forms and pendants.

nash lampworking piecesYou will complete this workshop with your own finished design, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue flameworking.

Class fee is $160/$155 for VAC members plus a $40 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear covered shoes. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

Artist Nash Adams-Pruitt specializes in functional glass art. He has been working borosilicate glass at the torch for four years.

This workshop has been canceled. 
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EXHIBIT: One Lucid Dream: A Retrospective of Art Works by Ken Charon – Opening Reception
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

One Lucid Dream KeninviteOpening Reception 

Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce the exhibition One Lucid Dream: A Retrospective of Art Works by Ken Charon. The exhibit will host a unique collection of original paintings, drawing and other objects created throughout Charon’s long artistic career. The exhibit will be on display 10am -4pm daily at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village from Saturday, September 22nd – October 6th, 2018, closed on Sundays.  The public is invited to a free opening reception on Saturday, September 22nd from 5-7pm.

Ken Charon was born in New York, U.S.A. July 26, 1954 and moved to Paris, France in 1971. His professional art training began with the American Center for Students and Artists in Paris, and includes the American College of Switzerland the Acadamie Julian in Paris and the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California.  Charon began his professional career 40 years ago with an artistic expedition from his home in Paris to the Seychelles Islands in 1978.  In 1984 he moved to Hawaii Island and established his home and studio, the Art Farm, in the rainforest near Kurtistown.  Since then, Ken has participated in juried shows and solo exhibitions in Art Centers and galleries on Hawaii Island and beyond, receiving numerous awards and recognition over the years.  His work can be found in private collections around the world including those of Al Gore and Barack Obama.  This unique collection of paintings and drawings be on display in Dietrich Varez Hall at VAC’s Niaulani Campus located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village.  For more information call (808) 967-8222.

Sep
23
Sun
2018
Stained Glass Basics II: Exterior Lamp Project
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

stained glass 2 light fixtureStained Glass Basics II: Exterior Lamp Project

In this class, you will take an off-the-shelf exterior light fixture and replace its existing glass with flat panels constructed during the class. This is home décor with a personalized touch! “Stained Glass Basics II: Exterior Lamp Project,” taught by Claudia McCall, will be offered on September 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2018: 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 exterior lamp, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue working with stained glass.

Class fee is $100/$90 VAC members plus a $30 supply fee. An additional $30 supply fee will be charged for students who wish to purchase the light fixture from VAC. 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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Volcano Insight
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, August 5, through September 30, 2018, with no class on August 12. 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.

20171202_214815Seven 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 $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

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.

This workshop is FULL! 

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Flameworking – An Introductory Class
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

nash lampworkingFlameworking – An Introductory Class

In the multi-faceted world of glass, Volcano Art Center is pleased to expand its offerings of glass art workshops with “Flameworking – An Introductory Class” on September 22 & 23: Saturday and Sunday from 2pm – 4:30pm.

Flameworking, also known as lampworking or torchworking, is a type of glasswork whereby the artist utilizes a torch or lamp to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is blown and shaped with tools and hand movements, forming beads, figurines, or other similar miniature artwork.

This class, designed for the student who has never touched a torch, is sure to spark your interest. Instructor Nash Adams-Pruitt will teach the regions of the flame and heat base for a solid foundation from which to build flamework skills.  Nash will lead the class in creating sphere forms and pendants.

nash lampworking piecesYou will complete this workshop with your own finished design, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue flameworking.

Class fee is $160/$155 for VAC members plus a $40 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear covered shoes. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

Artist Nash Adams-Pruitt specializes in functional glass art. He has been working borosilicate glass at the torch for four years.

This workshop has been canceled. 
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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Sep 23 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, August 5, through September 30, 2018, with no class on August 12. 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 $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

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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Sep
24
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Sep 24 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_5761VAC’s Legacy Program has inspired a new series of Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes beginning in September!  Using a collection of donated linoleum block prints by Dietrich and his wife Linda, participants can witness the direct connection between the natural environment and Hawaiian principles and values.

Beginning at 11am on Mondays (excluding holidays), following the guided Niaulani forest walk, guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints dipicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment.  Classes in September will meet on September 10th, 17th, and 24th from 11am-1pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. These programs are supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required and the classes are free, however a $5 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.M08 Chanter

“Painting with Peggy”
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Painting with Peggy” 

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.

Stanton.HiloStudents 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, September 24, from 12 – 3pm. Cost is $20/$15 for VAC Members.

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We will set, start and finish our paintings during this fun and informative three hour session.

Start with a 16″ x 20″ canvas or so. We will paint a colorful underpainting, then Peggy will show you how to create the perfect pallet to work with.

Ten point list of what to bring including a list of colors: 

1.)  Bring your Acrylic Paints. (If you are buying new paints try the Soft Acrylics. Soft Acrylics have as much pigment as heavy body acrylics, they mix easily and they can be thicken up with Clear medium when needed) While Painting with Peggy you will learn about colors; their properties and their complimentary counter parts. Below is a list of colors that you can use. Please get professional grade paints.

Primary (best to have) Colors:

  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Alizarine Crimson (Red)
  • Cadmium Yellow light
  • Titanium White

Secondary (good to have) Colors: 

  • Viridian or Thalo Green
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Burnt Umber

Choose more colors as you go. Here are some colors with descriptions:

  • Phthalo Blue – transparent blue-green
  • Magenta – transparent, between D.Purple and Ult. Blue
  • Acra Gold – transparent “dark” yellow
  • Naphthol Red Light – transparent light red
  • Quinacridone Crimson – transparent red, rosy glazing
  • Cadmium Orange – secondary, compliment to Ultramarine Blue
  • Hooker’s Green Deep Hue – Dark green-yellow
  • Quinacridone Burnt Orange – Transparent red-orange
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Green Gold – transparent
  • Mixing White – good to have for mixing medium values and other stuff
  • Unbleached White – good for warm whites and warm nudging of colors

 

2.)  Acrylic Matt Medium (clear, runny)

3.)  Canvas of your choice (stretched canvas or canvas pad – any size, I like 16 x 20 or larger)

4.)  Large Jar for water (plastic or glass, the larger the better)

5.)  Pallet of your choice (styrafoam plates or egg cartons work well)

6.)  Paper Towels

7.)  Easel

8.)  Chair we have, but bring one that you like if you want to.

9.)  Please think about a place or a subject that is meaningful to you, and bring a picture of it to refer to as you create your painting with Peggy.

10.)  Drinks and snacks

Arrive a little early to get set up, because right away everyone will coat their canvas with an underpainting. While it dries, Peggy will guide us in setting up the perfect pallet of colors and give instructions on how to develop your painting with great color harmony and value.

Personal instruction is available during this three hour class and painting session. Any painting that you are having trouble with, feel free to bring to the class. Peggy will help you to recognize its strengths and provide tips on how to put on the final touches.

Together as a group we will learn how to create your next best masterpiece, inspire each other to try new things with a better understanding of color and composition and encourage those who want to exhibit their art in shows and on the web.

Sep
25
Tue
2018
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Held in the Great Room at the Volcano Art Center Niualani campus.

After Dark Near The Park: A Perspective of Pele
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This program co-sponsored by Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.  For information, call (808) 985-6011.  Your $2 donation helps to support park programs.

Sep
26
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Sep 26 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm
Join VAC in a new series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of arts including botanical sketching, ohe kapala (bamboo stamping), lauhala weaving, lei making, fabric dying, mosaic design and more. In September these visual art classes will focus on lauhala weaving and will meet on September 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 11am -1pm. The class subjects will vary as well as materials and supply fees needed.  Please contact us at 967-8222 for more information.

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

A class suited for beginners as well as long time practitioners.  Jo Caron is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts where she lived as a full time resident for several years and taught yoga classes, meditation and self-development workshops.  Cost is $10 per class. For more information call Jo at 443-6993.

Sep
27
Thu
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

***No class on Thursday, August 30. 

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center – POSTPONED for the months of September and October 

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, every Thursday, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

Our teaching artist Erik Wold will be available for individualized assistance—answering questions and troubleshooting problems.  The emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion.  Each class will include an introduction to working on the potter’s wheel, along with a step by step demonstration of its use.  Students will then try their hand at wheel throwing under the guidance and supervision of the instructor. Students will be given up to 5 pounds of clay to experiment with during the evening.

This is a chance to see how you like working with clay on the potter’s wheel, and perhaps consider a full-length class in the future or simply sign up for another Drop-in Evening!  Students with all levels of clay experience are welcome.

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” happens every Thursday from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Clay policy:

Just for practice – Ample clay will be provided, to be returned to the recycle bin at the end of class.

Pots to be kept:

One-time attendee – $7 per lb. to be trimmed, glazed and fired by the instructor (typically about $7 per kept item).

Returnees – $3 per lb. of clay purchased in the studio. Includes glaze and firings. No outside clay.

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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Sep
28
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday at Ni‘aulani: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kaipo AhChong

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm temporarily at the VAC Ni‘aulani Campus. This month’s offerings include: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong.

Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo Ah Chong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Stained Glass Basics II: Exterior Lamp Project
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

stained glass 2 light fixtureStained Glass Basics II: Exterior Lamp Project

In this class, you will take an off-the-shelf exterior light fixture and replace its existing glass with flat panels constructed during the class. This is home décor with a personalized touch! “Stained Glass Basics II: Exterior Lamp Project,” taught by Claudia McCall, will be offered on September 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2018: 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 exterior lamp, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue working with stained glass.

Class fee is $100/$90 VAC members plus a $30 supply fee. An additional $30 supply fee will be charged for students who wish to purchase the light fixture from VAC. 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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Sep
30
Sun
2018
Stained Glass Basics II: Exterior Lamp Project
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

stained glass 2 light fixtureStained Glass Basics II: Exterior Lamp Project

In this class, you will take an off-the-shelf exterior light fixture and replace its existing glass with flat panels constructed during the class. This is home décor with a personalized touch! “Stained Glass Basics II: Exterior Lamp Project,” taught by Claudia McCall, will be offered on September 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2018: 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 exterior lamp, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue working with stained glass.

Class fee is $100/$90 VAC members plus a $30 supply fee. An additional $30 supply fee will be charged for students who wish to purchase the light fixture from VAC. 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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Volcano Insight
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lVolcano Insight

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Sep 30 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, August 5, through September 30, 2018, with no class on August 12. 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.

20171202_214815Seven 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 $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

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.

This workshop is FULL! 

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Oct
1
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 1 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Oct
3
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 3 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Oct 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

A class suited for beginners as well as long time practitioners.  Jo Caron is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts where she lived as a full time resident for several years and taught yoga classes, meditation and self-development workshops.  Cost is $10 per class. For more information call Jo at 443-6993.

Oct
4
Thu
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

***No class on Thursday, August 30. 

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center – POSTPONED for the months of September and October 

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, every Thursday, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

Our teaching artist Erik Wold will be available for individualized assistance—answering questions and troubleshooting problems.  The emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion.  Each class will include an introduction to working on the potter’s wheel, along with a step by step demonstration of its use.  Students will then try their hand at wheel throwing under the guidance and supervision of the instructor. Students will be given up to 5 pounds of clay to experiment with during the evening.

This is a chance to see how you like working with clay on the potter’s wheel, and perhaps consider a full-length class in the future or simply sign up for another Drop-in Evening!  Students with all levels of clay experience are welcome.

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” happens every Thursday from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Clay policy:

Just for practice – Ample clay will be provided, to be returned to the recycle bin at the end of class.

Pots to be kept:

One-time attendee – $7 per lb. to be trimmed, glazed and fired by the instructor (typically about $7 per kept item).

Returnees – $3 per lb. of clay purchased in the studio. Includes glaze and firings. No outside clay.

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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Oct
5
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday at Ni‘aulani: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm temporarily at VAC Ni‘aulani Campus. This week’s offerings include: Ukulele with Wes Awana.

Volcano area musician Wes Awana shares his love of `ukulele and Hawaiian music by giving family-friendly lessons on the iconic and inviting `ukulele.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority.

Oct
7
Sun
2018
Volcano Insight
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Oct
8
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 8 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Oct
10
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 10 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

A class suited for beginners as well as long time practitioners.  Jo Caron is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts where she lived as a full time resident for several years and taught yoga classes, meditation and self-development workshops.  Cost is $10 per class. For more information call Jo at 443-6993.

Oct
11
Thu
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

***No class on Thursday, August 30. 

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center – POSTPONED for the months of September and October 

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, every Thursday, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

Our teaching artist Erik Wold will be available for individualized assistance—answering questions and troubleshooting problems.  The emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion.  Each class will include an introduction to working on the potter’s wheel, along with a step by step demonstration of its use.  Students will then try their hand at wheel throwing under the guidance and supervision of the instructor. Students will be given up to 5 pounds of clay to experiment with during the evening.

This is a chance to see how you like working with clay on the potter’s wheel, and perhaps consider a full-length class in the future or simply sign up for another Drop-in Evening!  Students with all levels of clay experience are welcome.

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” happens every Thursday from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Clay policy:

Just for practice – Ample clay will be provided, to be returned to the recycle bin at the end of class.

Pots to be kept:

One-time attendee – $7 per lb. to be trimmed, glazed and fired by the instructor (typically about $7 per kept item).

Returnees – $3 per lb. of clay purchased in the studio. Includes glaze and firings. No outside clay.

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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Oct
12
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday at Ni‘aulani: Lei making with Randy Lee
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

RandyLeeAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm at VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. This week’s offerings include: Lei making with Randy Lee.

Master lei maker, Randy Lee uses a variety of natural materials to fashion gorgeous lei from the freshest fern, leaves and flowers that he personally gathers from the rain forests of Pana`ewa. Enjoy the skill and wonderful stories that this well-respected practitioner has to offer.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority.

Oct
13
Sat
2018
Pastel On-Site Landscape Painting with Patti Pease Johnson
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Enjoy the outdoors and take your painting beyond the four walls of a classroom in the Pastel On-Site Landscape Painting workshop with Patti Pease Johnson on Saturday, October 13 from 9am – 12:30pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

You’ll receive step by step instruction in a proven rotational method for success, starting with form and fill, moving to value of black and white, then color. Your own natural style is brought to the surface. All materials will be supplied along with guidance and inspiration for your creative journey.

Initial discussion includes pastels types, papers, fixing and mounting. Then, use newsprint to get the flow of arm movements to keep loose. Next, you’ll form shapes, and move into colors on sanded pastel paper. Learn to exaggerate and be bold with colors, and the value of using the lightest lights and the darkest darks. Grow your knowledge of composition, color and correcting problems.

Students will complete one 9×12” project. Weather permitting, the workshop will take place outdoors at Ni‘aulani. Otherwise, the workshop will be held indoors with a reference photo.

Cost for the workshop is $50 and $45 for VAC Members plus a $10 supply fee per person. 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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Zentangle®: Ghosting
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Zentangle: Ghosting

with Lydia Meneses

Saturday, October 13, 2018

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Zentangle’s “Ghosting” technique will add a haunting aspect and a mystical-whisper  feeling to our artwork, by using a light touch of our trustworthy mini graphite pencil.

Ghosting, also known (in the Zentangle circle) as “Ghosttangles” is a technique that invites us to give a new appreciation for our mini graphite pencil. We will go beyond the dots, string and shading using our pencil. We will learn to add softness, contour and texture to our line movements.  Our graphite accents will definitely enhance our pen work as we experiment with the concept of ghosting.  

All materials will be either supplied or available for borrowing. Students’ kits will include Zentangle tiles, kneaded eraser and mini graphite 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.

Cost is $35 / $30 VAC members plus a $10 supply fee. Please bring a light refreshment to share.

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Oct
14
Sun
2018
Volcano Insight
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Oct
15
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 15 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Oct
17
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 17 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

A class suited for beginners as well as long time practitioners.  Jo Caron is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts where she lived as a full time resident for several years and taught yoga classes, meditation and self-development workshops.  Cost is $10 per class. For more information call Jo at 443-6993.

Oct
18
Thu
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

***No class on Thursday, August 30. 

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center – POSTPONED for the months of September and October 

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, every Thursday, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

Our teaching artist Erik Wold will be available for individualized assistance—answering questions and troubleshooting problems.  The emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion.  Each class will include an introduction to working on the potter’s wheel, along with a step by step demonstration of its use.  Students will then try their hand at wheel throwing under the guidance and supervision of the instructor. Students will be given up to 5 pounds of clay to experiment with during the evening.

This is a chance to see how you like working with clay on the potter’s wheel, and perhaps consider a full-length class in the future or simply sign up for another Drop-in Evening!  Students with all levels of clay experience are welcome.

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” happens every Thursday from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Clay policy:

Just for practice – Ample clay will be provided, to be returned to the recycle bin at the end of class.

Pots to be kept:

One-time attendee – $7 per lb. to be trimmed, glazed and fired by the instructor (typically about $7 per kept item).

Returnees – $3 per lb. of clay purchased in the studio. Includes glaze and firings. No outside clay.

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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Oct
19
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday at Ni‘aulani: Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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*NOTE: Our Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park remains closed due to ongoing seismic activity, summit deflation, and a possible steam explosion at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano. This Aloha Friday event will take place at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano, HI 96785.

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: hula and oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe.

Kumu hula of Hālau Ke Ola o Ka Lani, Moses Kaho`okele Crabbe shares  his extensive knowledge to teach the basics of  hula, language and chant.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority.

Oct
20
Sat
2018
Palm Sheath Baskets Workshop with Jelena Clay
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Palm Sheath Baskets Workshop with Jelena Clay

Try your hand at creating Palm Sheath Baskets in this fun, hands-on workshop with Jelena Clay on Saturday, October 20 from 9am – 2:30pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

This class is value packed with tricks on how to make gorgeous, artistic, palm sheath baskets.  All supplies will be provided to make two baskets.  Embellishments will include philodendron sheaths, seed stems, jacaranda seed pods and other items collected by your teacher. Students will learn a folding technique as well as a demonstration of mounting sheaths to blocks for tall elegant works of art.

Class fee is $50/$45 for VAC members plus a $30 supply fee. Jelena will provide palm sheaths, thread, needles, embellishments.Pre-registration is required.

Jelena Clay is a master fiber artist and nationally recognized gourd artist who has produced an ever-increasing variety of contemporary and traditional work in every natural fiber she can find.

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Zen Pen – Writing as Spiritual Practice with Tom Peek
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

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Spiritual explorers, grab your pens! Have you ever tried writing as a spiritual practice—using a pen to deepen the conversation with your soul? Would you like to gain better insight into your life and the world around you by exploring your own thoughts and feelings?

Then join award-winning novelist and longtime Big Island writing teacher Tom Peek in his acclaimed workshop “Zen Pen – Writing as Spiritual Practice” on Saturday, October 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

“Writing is a potent way to understand the human spirit, increase our awareness, examine our lives and foster compassion for others and ourselves,” says Peek.

Peek’s inspirational techniques and simulating exercises have helped hundreds of islanders explore their creative minds and unique voices. Students always go home enthused, praising his workshops as “enlivening,” “revelatory,” and “the best Saturday I’ve spent in a long time!”

Workshop cost is $75/$65 for VAC Members. No writing experience is necessary. Students are asked to bring a personal object from your home, car, workshop, office or boat, and a handheld mirror, as well as a lunch.

Peek has taught his popular workshops since 1991 through the Volcano Art Center, UH Hilo and other venues on the islands of Oʻahu, Maui, Lanaʻi and Hawaiʻi, as well as in Canada. He’s written for three decades, both professionally and to process and guide the experiences of his life. His work ranges from university publications to late night radio comedy, and includes fiction, newspaper commentaries, magazine articles, national park exhibits and award-winning video productions. His Hawaiʻi novel Daughters of Firewon a Benjamin Franklin Award from the national Independent Book Publishers Association.

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Art in the Everyday Community Quilt Project – Assembly Workshop
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Assembly Workshop on Saturday, October 20, 10am – 4pm | After Party to follow, 4pm – 6pm

Volcano Art Center is hosting a unique social engagement art project through visiting artist Laura Phelps Rogers that will be going on throughout the year. Your participation, support and involvement are encouraged and appreciated.

ART IN THE EVERYDAY community quilt project is a sculptural social engagement public work, facilitated through community engagement and created by the community.

Through community involvement and participation Laura hopes to construct a monumental sculptural quilt built out of round wood 5″ pieces. The artist provides the blank piece and asks each participant to create something on the blank out of every day objects or their take on the everyday through their artistic medium (the only restrictions are weight and natural materials must be sealed).

All participants are invited to attend this assembly day workshop. Cost is a $10 donation to Volcano Art Center. Your blank piece may be obtained by picking up a packet at the Volcano Art Center Administration Office or at the Wailoa Art Center or by requesting a piece be mailed. Each packet contains a return envelope that will require approximately $1.50 postage to return.

Oct
21
Sun
2018
Volcano Insight
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Oct
22
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 22 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Oct
24
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 24 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

A class suited for beginners as well as long time practitioners.  Jo Caron is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts where she lived as a full time resident for several years and taught yoga classes, meditation and self-development workshops.  Cost is $10 per class. For more information call Jo at 443-6993.

Oct
25
Thu
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

***No class on Thursday, August 30. 

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center – POSTPONED for the months of September and October 

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, every Thursday, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

Our teaching artist Erik Wold will be available for individualized assistance—answering questions and troubleshooting problems.  The emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion.  Each class will include an introduction to working on the potter’s wheel, along with a step by step demonstration of its use.  Students will then try their hand at wheel throwing under the guidance and supervision of the instructor. Students will be given up to 5 pounds of clay to experiment with during the evening.

This is a chance to see how you like working with clay on the potter’s wheel, and perhaps consider a full-length class in the future or simply sign up for another Drop-in Evening!  Students with all levels of clay experience are welcome.

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” happens every Thursday from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Clay policy:

Just for practice – Ample clay will be provided, to be returned to the recycle bin at the end of class.

Pots to be kept:

One-time attendee – $7 per lb. to be trimmed, glazed and fired by the instructor (typically about $7 per kept item).

Returnees – $3 per lb. of clay purchased in the studio. Includes glaze and firings. No outside clay.

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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Oct
26
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday at Ni‘aulani: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kaipo AhChong

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm temporarily at the VAC Ni‘aulani Campus. This month’s offerings include: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong.

Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo Ah Chong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Oct
27
Sat
2018
Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson

Open up your creativity and challenge yourself by learning this fun technique. It’s guaranteed to change the way you look at color. Better yet, you might discover your newest passion.

In this workshop, you’ll paint your own 8” x 53” scarf using three colors of your choice, which will create many more colors on the silk. Pick a main color, then, choose the other two after learning about color theory. You’ll then be ready to mix your desired colors, achieved by pre-mixing the four process colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black). Students from previous classes have been amazed by what they refer to as “happy color accidents.”

Patti Pease Johnson will tell you, “It’s all about playing with colors.” Why not reward yourself by creating your very own inspired silk scarf.

Join Big Island artist Patti Pease Johnson, for the Paint Your Own Silk Scarf workshop on Saturday, October 27, from 9:00am-12:30pm at Volcano Art Center. Cost for the workshop is $50 and $45 for VAC Members plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

This workshop offers you a great way to have fun with colors and dyes and make a stylish personal statement every time you wear it!

Patti Pease Johnson’s artwork can be found at galleries and shops across the State and in collections around the world. Patti has a designer’s ability to distill natural subjects into their most essential forms and to rearrange them in her paintings. She lives in Kea‘au with her family and teaches painting at her home studio.
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Hands-On Fermented Foods Workshop: Sauerkraut and Kombucha with Jasmine Silverstein of HeartBeet Foods
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sauerkraut workshop 3Hands-On Fermented Foods Workshop: Sauerkraut and Kombucha with Jasmine Silverstein of HeartBeet Foods

Saturday, October 27 | 10am – 1pm

Our digestive system is home to a complex diversity of living microorganisms, which are impacted by what we eat and drink. These microorganisms, which include probiotics, directly influence our own health; from aiding digestion, to clearing skin, to boosting our energy. We can nurture the health of these internal microorganisms by eating probiotic-rich, fermented foods.

Fermented foods have been a part of every ancient culture throughout history. Sauerkraut, pickles, and yogurt are a few of the many traditional live-cultured, fermented foods. These foods developed out of the need to preserve food, before refrigeration was possible.

Join Jasmine Silverstein of HeartBeet Foods in this hands-on fermented foods workshop on Saturday, October 27, from 10am – 1pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Learn the basics of culturing cabbage and various vegetables into probiotic-rich Sauerkraut, as well how to make your own Kombucha. Each participant will take home their own finished products. This informative and engaging workshop will leave you prepared to make your own ferments at home!

Cost for the workshop is $55 and $50 for VAC members. Pre-registration is required.

All supplies and Organic ingredients provided.
- No cooking skills necessary, just an interest in real, whole food.
- Fermentation is an Art not a Science… It’s flexible and fun, not rigid or difficult.

Version 2Jasmine is a holistic chef and retreat caterer on the Big Island. She began experimenting in the world of fermentation in 2011, shortly after being diagnosed with a severe autoimmune condition. The benefits she has received from discovering and engaging in the world of microbes has proven to be invaluable. She hopes to share her experience and inspire others to cultivate their own health. Find more information about Jasmine and her services at www.heartbeetfoods.com.

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Oct
28
Sun
2018
Volcano Insight
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Oct
29
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 29 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Oct
31
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 31 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

A class suited for beginners as well as long time practitioners.  Jo Caron is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts where she lived as a full time resident for several years and taught yoga classes, meditation and self-development workshops.  Cost is $10 per class. For more information call Jo at 443-6993.

Nov
1
Thu
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

***No class on Thursday, August 30. 

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center – POSTPONED for the months of September and October 

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, every Thursday, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

Our teaching artist Erik Wold will be available for individualized assistance—answering questions and troubleshooting problems.  The emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion.  Each class will include an introduction to working on the potter’s wheel, along with a step by step demonstration of its use.  Students will then try their hand at wheel throwing under the guidance and supervision of the instructor. Students will be given up to 5 pounds of clay to experiment with during the evening.

This is a chance to see how you like working with clay on the potter’s wheel, and perhaps consider a full-length class in the future or simply sign up for another Drop-in Evening!  Students with all levels of clay experience are welcome.

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” happens every Thursday from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Clay policy:

Just for practice – Ample clay will be provided, to be returned to the recycle bin at the end of class.

Pots to be kept:

One-time attendee – $7 per lb. to be trimmed, glazed and fired by the instructor (typically about $7 per kept item).

Returnees – $3 per lb. of clay purchased in the studio. Includes glaze and firings. No outside clay.

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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Nov
2
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday at Ni‘aulani: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm temporarily at VAC Ni‘aulani Campus. This week’s offerings include: Ukulele with Wes Awana.

Volcano area musician Wes Awana shares his love of `ukulele and Hawaiian music by giving family-friendly lessons on the iconic and inviting `ukulele.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority.

Nov
4
Sun
2018
Volcano Insight
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Nov
5
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 5 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Nov
7
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

A class suited for beginners as well as long time practitioners.  Jo Caron is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts where she lived as a full time resident for several years and taught yoga classes, meditation and self-development workshops.  Cost is $10 per class. For more information call Jo at 443-6993.

Nov
8
Thu
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

***No class on Thursday, August 30. 

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center – POSTPONED for the months of September and October 

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, every Thursday, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

Our teaching artist Erik Wold will be available for individualized assistance—answering questions and troubleshooting problems.  The emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion.  Each class will include an introduction to working on the potter’s wheel, along with a step by step demonstration of its use.  Students will then try their hand at wheel throwing under the guidance and supervision of the instructor. Students will be given up to 5 pounds of clay to experiment with during the evening.

This is a chance to see how you like working with clay on the potter’s wheel, and perhaps consider a full-length class in the future or simply sign up for another Drop-in Evening!  Students with all levels of clay experience are welcome.

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” happens every Thursday from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Clay policy:

Just for practice – Ample clay will be provided, to be returned to the recycle bin at the end of class.

Pots to be kept:

One-time attendee – $7 per lb. to be trimmed, glazed and fired by the instructor (typically about $7 per kept item).

Returnees – $3 per lb. of clay purchased in the studio. Includes glaze and firings. No outside clay.

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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Nov
9
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday at Ni‘aulani: Lei making with Randy Lee
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

RandyLeeAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm at VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. This week’s offerings include: Lei making with Randy Lee.

Master lei maker, Randy Lee uses a variety of natural materials to fashion gorgeous lei from the freshest fern, leaves and flowers that he personally gathers from the rain forests of Pana`ewa. Enjoy the skill and wonderful stories that this well-respected practitioner has to offer.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority.

Nov
11
Sun
2018
Volcano Insight
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Nov
12
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 12 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Nov
14
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 14 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

A class suited for beginners as well as long time practitioners.  Jo Caron is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts where she lived as a full time resident for several years and taught yoga classes, meditation and self-development workshops.  Cost is $10 per class. For more information call Jo at 443-6993.

Nov
15
Thu
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

***No class on Thursday, August 30. 

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center – POSTPONED for the months of September and October 

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, every Thursday, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

Our teaching artist Erik Wold will be available for individualized assistance—answering questions and troubleshooting problems.  The emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion.  Each class will include an introduction to working on the potter’s wheel, along with a step by step demonstration of its use.  Students will then try their hand at wheel throwing under the guidance and supervision of the instructor. Students will be given up to 5 pounds of clay to experiment with during the evening.

This is a chance to see how you like working with clay on the potter’s wheel, and perhaps consider a full-length class in the future or simply sign up for another Drop-in Evening!  Students with all levels of clay experience are welcome.

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” happens every Thursday from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Clay policy:

Just for practice – Ample clay will be provided, to be returned to the recycle bin at the end of class.

Pots to be kept:

One-time attendee – $7 per lb. to be trimmed, glazed and fired by the instructor (typically about $7 per kept item).

Returnees – $3 per lb. of clay purchased in the studio. Includes glaze and firings. No outside clay.

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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Nov
16
Fri
2018
EXHIBIT: Christmas in the Country, featuring the Annual Wreath Exhibition
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm

EXHIBIT: Christmas in the Country, featuring the Annual Wreath Exhibition

November 16th – December 31st

With warmest winter wishes and happiest of holiday greetings, Volcano Art Center  welcomes you to the Annual Christmas in the Country celebration starts Friday, November 16, 2018.  Featuring the Annual Invitational Wreath Exhibit that continues through December 31, this year’s Christmas in the Country promises an abundance of art and aloha to kick start your holiday season. On display at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, 9am to 5 pm daily, the exhibition is free to the public though park entrance fees apply.  Contact (808) 967-7565 for more information.

Aloha Friday at Ni‘aulani: Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_1182Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe

*NOTE: Our Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park remains closed due to ongoing seismic activity, summit deflation, and a possible steam explosion at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano. This Aloha Friday event will take place at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano, HI 96785.

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: hula and oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe.

Kumu hula of Hālau Ke Ola o Ka Lani, Moses Kaho`okele Crabbe shares  his extensive knowledge to teach the basics of  hula, language and chant.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority.

Nov
18
Sun
2018
Volcano Insight
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Nov
19
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 19 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Nov
21
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 21 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

A class suited for beginners as well as long time practitioners.  Jo Caron is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts where she lived as a full time resident for several years and taught yoga classes, meditation and self-development workshops.  Cost is $10 per class. For more information call Jo at 443-6993.

Nov
22
Thu
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

***No class on Thursday, August 30. 

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center – POSTPONED for the months of September and October 

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, every Thursday, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

Our teaching artist Erik Wold will be available for individualized assistance—answering questions and troubleshooting problems.  The emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion.  Each class will include an introduction to working on the potter’s wheel, along with a step by step demonstration of its use.  Students will then try their hand at wheel throwing under the guidance and supervision of the instructor. Students will be given up to 5 pounds of clay to experiment with during the evening.

This is a chance to see how you like working with clay on the potter’s wheel, and perhaps consider a full-length class in the future or simply sign up for another Drop-in Evening!  Students with all levels of clay experience are welcome.

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” happens every Thursday from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Clay policy:

Just for practice – Ample clay will be provided, to be returned to the recycle bin at the end of class.

Pots to be kept:

One-time attendee – $7 per lb. to be trimmed, glazed and fired by the instructor (typically about $7 per kept item).

Returnees – $3 per lb. of clay purchased in the studio. Includes glaze and firings. No outside clay.

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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Nov
23
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday at Ni‘aulani: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm temporarily at the VAC Ni‘aulani Campus. This month’s offerings include: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong.

Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo Ah Chong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions.

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Nov
25
Sun
2018
Volcano Insight
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Volcano Insight
Insight (or mindfulness) meditation, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

Mary Grace Orr has practiced Vipassana since 1983 and was trained to teach by Jack Kornfield.   Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information contact Mary Orr at mgrace.orr@gmail.com.

Nov
26
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 26 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Guided nature walks through the rain forest at Niaulani are offered on Mondays at 9:30am.  The one hour, free guided walks introduce individuals, families and groups to the most diverse, intact, and accessible, old-growth koa/’ohi’a rain forest remaining in the state.  No reservations are required for groups of 5 or less. Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  For further information e-mail: programs@volcanoartcenter.orgNiaulani Forest1

 

Nov
28
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 28 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com