Classes & Workshops

Apr
1
Sat
2017
EXHIBIT: Ānuenue, featuring Clytie Mead, Hugh Jenkins & Stephanie Ross
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – May 14 @ 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center announces Ānuenue, a fine art exhibition featuring silk paintings and scarves by Clytie Mead and glass by Hugh Jenkins and Stephanie Ross.  The exhibit will open to the public on April 1st and continue through May 14th, 2017 at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.  An opening reception with the artists will be held on Saturday,  April 1st from 5 to 7pm.

Ānuenue, the Hawaiian word meaning rainbow, refers to a multicolored arc in the sky caused by the refraction of light within droplets of water in the air.  Ānuenue appear more frequently in Hawai‘i than in many other places due to the fact that Hawai‘i is surrounded by water.  To many Hawaiians, the ānuenue is the sign of an ali’i being near.  Hawai`i is well known for its beautiful frequent rainbows.

The exhibit reflects upon the abundant spectrum of colors within Hawaii’s frequent ānuenue and its many varying landscapes.  The artists have focused on the colors presented within the life-giving blend of the sun and rain, while exploring very diverse media.  “Hugh Jenkins and Stephanie Ross explore rich pigments added to their glass vessels while Clytie Mead paints with colored dyes on silk, a much softer palette,” states Emily C. Weiss of Volcano Art Center Gallery.  “The combination directly reflects our varying ānuenue, sometime so bold you can’t miss it, while other times so subtle they are hard to see.”

BIGlass-19Hugh Jenkins and Stephanie Ross, a husband and wife team, also operate Big Island Glass and Art Gallery located in the old sugar plantation town of Honoka’a, on the Hamakua coast of Hawai`i Island. Together they have blown glass since 1996, collaborating on highly colored blown glass vessels.  In 1998 they decided to leave their long teaching careers in Honolulu, Stephanie at Holy Nativity and Hugh at Punahou School, seeking an appropriate location for their own glass studio. They are now proud to be considered a nationally recognized studio in the use of renewable energy, with reclaimed cooking oil as their main fuel source.  For this exhibit, Hugh and Stephanie state “we are inspired by the colors in nature and of the places where we have experienced rainbows. Through a range of views and colors schemes, we hope to share our admiration for the joy that nature provides.”

IMG_0619 (Edited)Award winning artist Clytie Mead received a Bachelor of Fine Art in painting from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters of Art in Architectural History from Cornell.  Clytie works in a number of media, including traditional watercolor, however watercolor on silk is her favorite. This Asian technique combines with a western artistic vocabulary to form the style she is best known for.  Inspired by the abundant beauty of the tropical paradise she lives in, Clytie paints flowers and indigenous plants. Some designs incorporate birds, butterflies, and even land snails. Her recent work includes tapa design borders. In featuring less well-known native flowers, the artist’s goal is to draw attention to rare and often endangered treasures of Hawaii.  In this exhibit Clytie is focusing on the ohia lehua blossom which is newly threatened by the devastating fungal disease, Ceratocystis Fimbriata. Cyltie states “I have painted a series of five painting of lehuas to bring awareness to the plight of this flower that is so important in the Hawaiian culture.  Never has the native forest been more in need of the magic healing powers of ānuenue.   I encourage all to appreciate them in a way that will not spread this horrible disease.”  Clytie now lives and works in the rural community of Ahualoa with her husband.  Her work has been exhibited in Hong Kong and Japan and is many private collections in Hawaii and the U.S.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Clytie will demonstrate silk painting on scarves on Mother’s Day, May 14th.  The free demonstration takes place from 11am to 1pm on the lanai of the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Apr
29
Sat
2017
Hands-On Fermented Foods Workshop: Sauerkraut and Kombucha with Jasmine Silverstein of HeartBeet Foods
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

Saturday, April 29 | 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, April 29, 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.

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

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Apr
30
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) 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
Apr 30 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb | Afternoon Session
Apr 30 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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May
1
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 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
May 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

 

May Day Festivities at Volcano Art Center Gallery
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Come celebrate May Day at the Volcano Art Center Gallery porch on Monday, May 1st!  Everyone is invited to join in the festivities from 11am – 1pm, featuring hands on lei making demonstrations with master lei makers Randy Lee, Kaipo AhChong and Dana Castro.

May Day honors the unique way that Hawaiʻi’s multi-cultural traditions are woven  together to create a more interesting, more tolerant and more beautiful community.  With hundreds of fragrant blossoms and plant materials provided by the Volcano Art Center Gallery, learn tips to sewing the perfect lei, the proper protocol of giving and receiving a lei and more.

There will also be live music by Wes Awana and friends, and impromptu hula dancing by Noe Noe Kekaualua.  Volcano resident Wes Awana is a popular local musician and ʻukelele teacher, and will share his love of Hawaiian music.  One of Hawaiʻi’s finest hula dancers, Noe Noe Kekaualua, was born and raised in Hilo, Hawai’i, and has a love and passion for Hawaiian culture that has taken her around the world.  She began studying the art of hula at age 4 and has been engaged in this art ever since.

May Day-5[1]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 Panaʻewa.  Well-respected practitioner Dana Castro creates meticulous lei and adornments, and lets his work speak for itself.  Tropical agriculture farmer Kaipo AhChong will also share his expert lei-making skills. As a member of Hālau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions.

This free event at the VAC Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is supported in part by a grant from the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, the County of Hawaiʻi,  and individual funding from members of the Volcano Art Center’s ʻOhana.  National Park entrance fees may apply.

May
2
Tue
2017
Dance Imagined with Karen Masaki
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Imagining dance – whatever can be felt or seen with the inner eye is the inspiration for physical movement. Volcano Art Center’s Dance Imagined classes, with instructor Karen Masaki, will explore basic movement technique, building strength and fluidity in the joints and spine to support the pure exhilaration of movement.

The 5-session series will start on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  The one-and-a-half hour class begins with a general warm up, moving through all body parts to get the blood flowing and joints loosened.  Attention will then shift to explorations of spinal and joint movements and breathing exercises to build fluidity and strength.

An improvisational dance segment follows, accompanied by a wide range of music, from classical to rock.  Improvisational cues and visualizations will provide a starting point from which to expand and explore.

Karen MasakiJoin Karen Masaki for Dance Imagined at Volcano Art Center on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Class dates are May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Cost for a single class is $20/$15 VAC members or $50 for the entire series (paid in advance) for both VAC members and non-members. To register or for more information call 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

This class is appropriate for all who love to move.  No dance experience is necessary.

Karen Masaki has spent a lifetime surrounded by and immersed in the arts. Karen has performed in dance companies in Philadelphia, New York and Honolulu and taught at private studios and community colleges on O’ahu.  She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa.  She has studied with renowned Limon technique teachers Betty Jones and Fritz Ludin and ballet with Alaine Haubert, director of American Ballet Theatre’s William Gillespie School at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in California.  Karen grows and processes tea and is a long-time Ashtanga Yoga practitioner.

 

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“Hula Pele” workshop series with Kumu Ab Valencia
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ABHalau“Hula Pele” workshop with Kumu Ab Valencia 

As King David Kalakaua said, “Hula is the language of the heart, therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian People.” In celebration of Hilo’s annual Merrie Monarch festival, Kumu Ab Valencia will offer a unique hula workshop series, “Hula Pele” on Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23, from 4pm – 5pm at Volcano Art Center.

There are many oli and mele hula for Pelehonuamea. Kumu Ab will teach a hula Pele that pays homage to Pelehonuamea and her home at Kīlauea. Learn basic hula steps and hand motions that tell the story of Pele. In this workshop, you’ll learn appropriate costuming and how to make nā lei wehiwehi hula (hula adornments). On the last day of class the haumāna (students) will make a traditional hula presentation to Pele at her home at Kīlauea.

Cost for this four-session workshop is $200 and includes all plant materials for hula adornments. Students may be responsible for pā’ū hula (hula skirt for men and women). Please bring a notebook and pen. No prior hula experience is necessary!

Visitors and kama‘aina alike will delight in this hands-on series of hula classes suitable for anyone ages 15 and up who have a curiosity about Kīlauea, and the indigenous cultural practices of kanaka maoli with respect to Pelehonuamea, goddess of the Volcano.

kumu abAll classes meet at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village. This workshop series offers a truly immersive experience that is sure to foster or rekindle your connection to this unique place we call Kīlauea.

Kumu Ab Valencia was born and raised in Honolulu and began dancing hula in 1979. In 2004, Ab and his wife Pua moved from Honolulu to Volcano, Hawai‘i, where Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu ma Kilauea began in March 2006. Kumu Ab currently teaches hula in Volcano and continues to share traditional cultural knowledge with the community.
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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
May 2 @ 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.

May
3
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 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
May 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.

May
4
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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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

Thursday Night at the Center: “An Evening of Hawaiian Language” with ʻĀlika Guerrero
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Night at the Center: “An Evening of Hawaiian Language” 

Volcano Art Center is proud to present “An Evening of Hawaiian Language” with University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero on Thursday, May 4 from 7 pm – 9pm. ʻĀlika will discuss the importance of perpetuating the Hawaiian language, and will give an overview of Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, a series of beginning Hawaiian language classes slated for July at Volcano Art Center.

This informative, engaging presentation offers a unique opportunity for the community to learn more about the rich Hawaiian language, and to ask any questions about the upcoming class series.  The evening’s theme is ʻO ka ʻŌlelo ke Kaʻā o ka Mauli, translated to “Language is the fiber that binds us to our cultural identity.” Discover how the advocacy of the Hawaiian culture and language benefits all of Hawai‘i’s people. This presentation is free; however, donations are always welcome!

Mark your calendars! Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, taught by ʻĀlika, will be offered for 8 weeks every Friday night beginning July 14, from 6pm – 7:30pm. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. For more information please contact Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222.

 

16830797_10211756474415690_2068896324257552211_nʻĀlika holds a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, History, and Anthropology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and is currently pursuing his M.A. in Hawaiian Language and Literature. He has been teaching community Hawaiian language courses for 3 years.

This evening is part of a once-a-month Thursday night series at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and our environment.  The series is intended to inspire, enhance your appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections.

This presentation is free, however donations are always welcome!

May
5
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Ukulele with Wes Awana
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. 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. National Park entrance fees apply.

May
6
Sat
2017
Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson
May 6 @ 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, May 6, 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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May
7
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) 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
May 7 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

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May
8
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 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
May 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

 

“Painting with Peggy”
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Get the results that you want from Acrylics, and together with Peggy Stanton and other artists, get inspired to do your best work ever!

Margaret “Peggy” Stanton leads an ongoing series of Acrylic Painting Workshops for artists of all levels. Each three hour class, is a hands on painting session where participants learn to approach their painting process with a new awareness and understanding of color dynamics and composition.

Begin your first session with a 16″x 20″ canvas!

Margaret helps artists to heighten and accentuate their own unique vision with bold colors, lines and shapes. With important tips on Acrylic Paints and Mediums, artists create a painting on canvas using a more immediate and intuitive process. She guides artist on “painterly” ways to put on the finishing stokes. Stanton also offers individual instruction for artists during each session.

“Painting with Peggy” Acrylic Painting Class will be held on Monday, May 8 from Noon – 3:00pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Cost for each session is $20/$15 for VAC Members. Please see the materials list and detailed class descriptions below.391395_4336354888297_2021976355_n

Students bring your own supplies and easels. Please bring a piece to show the group if you want to. If you have any questions, please email Margaret Stanton at peggystanton007@yahoo.com.  To see Margaret’s work visit Margaret Stanton’s Art Online
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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.

May
9
Tue
2017
Dance Imagined with Karen Masaki
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Imagining dance – whatever can be felt or seen with the inner eye is the inspiration for physical movement. Volcano Art Center’s Dance Imagined classes, with instructor Karen Masaki, will explore basic movement technique, building strength and fluidity in the joints and spine to support the pure exhilaration of movement.

The 5-session series will start on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  The one-and-a-half hour class begins with a general warm up, moving through all body parts to get the blood flowing and joints loosened.  Attention will then shift to explorations of spinal and joint movements and breathing exercises to build fluidity and strength.

An improvisational dance segment follows, accompanied by a wide range of music, from classical to rock.  Improvisational cues and visualizations will provide a starting point from which to expand and explore.

Karen MasakiJoin Karen Masaki for Dance Imagined at Volcano Art Center on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Class dates are May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Cost for a single class is $20/$15 VAC members or $50 for the entire series (paid in advance) for both VAC members and non-members. To register or for more information call 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

This class is appropriate for all who love to move.  No dance experience is necessary.

Karen Masaki has spent a lifetime surrounded by and immersed in the arts. Karen has performed in dance companies in Philadelphia, New York and Honolulu and taught at private studios and community colleges on O’ahu.  She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa.  She has studied with renowned Limon technique teachers Betty Jones and Fritz Ludin and ballet with Alaine Haubert, director of American Ballet Theatre’s William Gillespie School at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in California.  Karen grows and processes tea and is a long-time Ashtanga Yoga practitioner.

 

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“Hula Pele” workshop series with Kumu Ab Valencia
May 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ABHalau“Hula Pele” workshop with Kumu Ab Valencia 

As King David Kalakaua said, “Hula is the language of the heart, therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian People.” In celebration of Hilo’s annual Merrie Monarch festival, Kumu Ab Valencia will offer a unique hula workshop series, “Hula Pele” on Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23, from 4pm – 5pm at Volcano Art Center.

There are many oli and mele hula for Pelehonuamea. Kumu Ab will teach a hula Pele that pays homage to Pelehonuamea and her home at Kīlauea. Learn basic hula steps and hand motions that tell the story of Pele. In this workshop, you’ll learn appropriate costuming and how to make nā lei wehiwehi hula (hula adornments). On the last day of class the haumāna (students) will make a traditional hula presentation to Pele at her home at Kīlauea.

Cost for this four-session workshop is $200 and includes all plant materials for hula adornments. Students may be responsible for pā’ū hula (hula skirt for men and women). Please bring a notebook and pen. No prior hula experience is necessary!

Visitors and kama‘aina alike will delight in this hands-on series of hula classes suitable for anyone ages 15 and up who have a curiosity about Kīlauea, and the indigenous cultural practices of kanaka maoli with respect to Pelehonuamea, goddess of the Volcano.

kumu abAll classes meet at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village. This workshop series offers a truly immersive experience that is sure to foster or rekindle your connection to this unique place we call Kīlauea.

Kumu Ab Valencia was born and raised in Honolulu and began dancing hula in 1979. In 2004, Ab and his wife Pua moved from Honolulu to Volcano, Hawai‘i, where Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu ma Kilauea began in March 2006. Kumu Ab currently teaches hula in Volcano and continues to share traditional cultural knowledge with the community.
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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
May 9 @ 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.

May
10
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 10 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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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
May 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.

May
11
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 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

May
12
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Randy Lee
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

RandyLeeAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. 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. National Park entrance fees apply.

May
13
Sat
2017
The Business of Art with Ira Ono
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 The Business of Art Workshop with Ira Ono

Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer the popular “Business of Art” workshop by Volcano artist Ira Ono. He will help you navigate basic business principles in this one-day intensive workshop. From the initial pros and cons of being your own boss to copyright basics to branding your product, you’ll discover what’s right for you and your art. This would be a wonderful opportunity for fine artists and crafts people to gain unique insights resulting in profitable solutions.

Sponsored by the Volcano Art Center, the workshop will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:00am – 4pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Cost for the full day workshop is $50 or $45 for VAC Members.  Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their own art work for Ira to review.

Class topics covered include:

  • Pricing your artwork
  • Creating presentations that focus on gallery buyers, gift shops, and department stores
  • What to look for in hiring trustworthy associates
  • Internet marketing, catalog sales, trade shows
  • Visual merchandising, and affordable display techniques
  • Packaging and presentation for wholesale, retail and fine art galleries
  • Creating multiples for increased sales

Ira Ono is an internationally known artist. His works are featured in the Hawai‘i State Art Museum and private collections in the U.S., Europe and Japan. He is the founder of annual Trash Art Shows throughout the state and well versed in every aspect of marketing fine arts and crafts here in Hawai‘i and beyond. Ira is also the owner and director of Volcano Garden Arts gallery in Volcano, Hawai‘i where he exhibits his personal works along with over 100 local artists from across the state. Visit Ira’s website here!

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Jazz in the Forest 5/13 4:30pm
May 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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Saturday, May 13 | 4:30pm

The 2017 Jazz in the Forest series continues with two performances (4:30pm & 7:30pm) on Saturday, May 13, and will feature Lou Ann Gurney with Jean Pierre Thoma & the Jazztones. The Jazz in the Forest concert series offers an extraordinary opportunity to hear the highest caliber jazz – anywhere – up close and personal.

Big Island jazz vocalist Lou Ann Gurney has enjoyed a lifetime of singing and performing.  Her first solo gig was at the age of two when she sat on the piano at church and sang “Jesus Loves Me”, and she performs regularly with her band Jazz Mele.LouAnnGurney
She has a bachelor’s degree in music and psychology, as well as a master’s degree in Education of the Gifted.  Her CD “Joy Ride” was Na Hoku Hanohano nominated, and has a second CD “At The Hilo Farmers Market.”  Lou Ann has been performing on the Big Island for many years, focusing on classic jazz standards.  Her love for the genre allows her a natural feel and kinship with the jazz standard repertoire.  As Wayne Harada wrote in the Honolulu Advertiser,“Gurney sings with a gentle, sincere eloquence.”

Jean Pierre ThomaJean Pierre Thoma is a world traveled professional musician on flute, saxophone  clarinet and piano, with experience  throughout  America, France, Japan, India, and Israel. Holds 2 masters degrees in music, and has been a public and private school teacher as well as member of numerous jazz and classical ensembles, such as the Maui and Marin Symphonies.  Leader of “The Jazztones” : “Raga Jazz” (with Sarangi, synth guitar & bass):  member of “Royal Kona Harp Ensemble” (3 harps w/ 2 flutes & winds): “Volcano Trio” (2 flutes & piano): performer at Holy Cross Church in choir & as instrumentalist; and pianist at restaurants, and charity performances at Hospice and Life Care Centers. Now a music teacher in Hilo at The Pacific Academy of Music, and the Kukuau Studio, he happily lives in Hilo Hawaii.

Bassist Matt Spencer is a long time professional musician and multi -instrumentalist  who has enjoyed a dynamic career primarily as a freelance musician, touring, recording and writing music with many different groups in many different styles. Playing bass, guitar and percussion, he covers a wide range of musical vocabulary from jazz to African, Brazilian to funk, and salsa to spiritual.  Matt has led his own 10 piece salsa band, was Musical Director for the Cleo Parker Robinson dance company, toured with the Motet, Tony Furtado, and Kyle Hollingsworth, worked as a studio musician in LA, worked as a dance accompanist for many dance schools around the country.
Matt integrates the consciousness of spiritual awareness into the technique and knowledge of the art of music.

Guitarist Fred Hee is originally from Honolulu and now lives in Volcano HI. He began playing at age 17 while at Punahou School, and has been active ever since in America, Canada, and the Bahama Islands, including traveling with “Solid Gold”, and playing in Hawaii with numerous groups.  His activities following his education in computer science have led him to an interesting career with the telescopes of Hawaii.

The Wine and Beer Room will be open for attendees to enjoy before and after the concert. And as usual, an area has been set aside for dancing, so you don’t have to stay in your seat when the band starts to swing and you’re moved to your feet.

Two shows will be offered, with a matinee at 4:30pm and an evening performance at 7:00pm. Tickets for the matinee show are $18 for VAC members ($20 non-members)! Ticket holders will be able to purchase Volcano Red Ale and Mauna Kea Pale Ale from Mehana Brewing Company & as well as wine before each performance. Great pupu by ʻŌhelo Café will also be available for purchase.

Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online or at VAC Gallery is Friday, May 12. After that, tickets will be sold at the door if they are not sold out. Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show. OR, you may pick them up any day before the show at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

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Jazz in the Forest 5/13 7:30pm
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

2017 jazz in the forest

Jazz in the Forest

Saturday, May 13 | 7:30pm

The 2017 Jazz in the Forest series continues with two performances (4:30pm & 7:30pm) on Saturday, May 13, and will feature Lou Ann Gurney with Jean Pierre Thoma & the Jazztones. The Jazz in the Forest concert series offers an extraordinary opportunity to hear the highest caliber jazz – anywhere – up close and personal.

Big Island jazz vocalist Lou Ann Gurney has enjoyed a lifetime of singing and performing.  Her first solo gig was at the age of two when she sat on the piano at church and sang “Jesus Loves Me”, and she performs regularly with her band Jazz Mele.
LouAnnGurneyShe has a bachelor’s degree in music and psychology, as well as a master’s degree in Education of the Gifted.  Her CD “Joy Ride” was Na Hoku Hanohano nominated, and has a second CD “At The Hilo Farmers Market.”  Lou Ann has been performing on the Big Island for many years, focusing on classic jazz standards.  Her love for the genre allows her a natural feel and kinship with the jazz standard repertoire.  As Wayne Harada wrote in the Honolulu Advertiser,“Gurney sings with a gentle, sincere eloquence.”

Jean Pierre ThomaJean Pierre Thoma is a world traveled professional musician on flute, saxophone  clarinet and piano, with experience  throughout  America, France, Japan, India, and Israel. Holds 2 masters degrees in music, and has been a public and private school teacher as well as member of numerous jazz and classical ensembles, such as the Maui and Marin Symphonies.  Leader of “The Jazztones” : “Raga Jazz” (with Sarangi, synth guitar & bass):  member of “Royal Kona Harp Ensemble” (3 harps w/ 2 flutes & winds): “Volcano Trio” (2 flutes & piano): performer at Holy Cross Church in choir & as instrumentalist; and pianist at restaurants, and charity performances at Hospice and Life Care Centers. Now a music teacher in Hilo at The Pacific Academy of Music, and the Kukuau Studio, he happily lives in Hilo Hawaii.

Bassist Matt Spencer is a long time professional musician and multi -instrumentalist  who has enjoyed a dynamic career primarily as a freelance musician, touring, recording and writing music with many different groups in many different styles. Playing bass, guitar and percussion, he covers a wide range of musical vocabulary from jazz to African, Brazilian to funk, and salsa to spiritual.  Matt has led his own 10 piece salsa band, was Musical Director for the Cleo Parker Robinson dance company, toured with the Motet, Tony Furtado, and Kyle Hollingsworth, worked as a studio musician in LA, worked as a dance accompanist for many dance schools around the country.
Matt integrates the consciousness of spiritual awareness into the technique and knowledge of the art of music.

Guitarist Fred Hee is originally from Honolulu and now lives in Volcano HI. He began playing at age 17 while at Punahou School, and has been active ever since in America, Canada, and the Bahama Islands, including traveling with “Solid Gold”, and playing in Hawaii with numerous groups.  His activities following his education in computer science have led him to an interesting career with the telescopes of Hawaii.

The Wine and Beer Room will be open for attendees to enjoy before and after the concert. And as usual, an area has been set aside for dancing, so you don’t have to stay in your seat when the band starts to swing and you’re moved to your feet.

Two shows will be offered, with a matinee at 4:30pm and an evening performance at 7:00pm. Tickets for the evening show are $18 for VAC members ($20 non-members)! Ticket holders will be able to purchase Volcano Red Ale and Mauna Kea Pale Ale from Mehana Brewing Company & as well as wine before each performance. Great pupu by ʻŌhelo Café will also be available for purchase.

Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online or at VAC Gallery is Friday, May 12. After that, tickets will be sold at the door if they are not sold out. Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show. OR, you may pick them up any day before the show at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

Purchase tickets here!

May
14
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) 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
May 14 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: May 14 – June 16 at VAC

No class on June 25 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on July 2 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on July 9 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

This session is FULL! 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb | Afternoon Session
May 14 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: May 14 – June 16 at VAC

No class on June 25 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on July 2 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on July 9 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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Mother’s Day Chamber Music Concert at Ni‘aulani Sculpture Garden
May 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mother’s Day Chamber Music Concert at Ni‘aulani Sculpture Garden

What do a classically trained violinist, a Harvard-educated math teacher, a former Park Ranger, and a local Hilo realtor all have in common?  They are members of the Volcano Chamber Players, a string quartet that will be performing classical chamber music for the “Mother’s Day Chamber Music Concert” on Sunday, May 14, from 3pm – 5pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Sculpture Garden.

Treat your mother or yourself to an afternoon of fine chamber music and pupu this year for Mother’s Day, as you enjoy a tour of the lovely Ni‘aulani Sculpture Garden. The Great Room provides the perfect setting for an intimate afternoon of music in the forest, steps away from the Ni‘aulani Sculpture Garden.

Volcano Chamber Players will perform favorite classical works by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Purcell, Puccini, as well as popular romantic music such as Music of the Night (from Phantom of the Opera) by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sunrise, Sunset (from Fiddler on the Roof), and Blue Tango by Leroy Anderson.

Tickets for the concert are $20/$15 for VAC members. To purchase tickets call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222 or purchase tickets online!

Funds raised from this event will support the Ni‘aulani Sculpture Garden and ongoing programs at Volcano Art Center. Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

 

 

Volcano Chamber Players

From left to right: Susan McGovern, viola; Meg Saunders, cello; Mark Caudill, violin; Glenda Johnson, violin

About the Volcano Chamber Players

Glenda Fern Johnson is a classically-trained violinist.  She started violin at the age of 5 in England, continued her training in Missouri and California, and received a Bachelor’s of Music Education from the University of Central Missouri.  She has taught music, English, and in her home studio.  Glenda was Concertmaster of the Independence Community Symphony, was a first violinist in the St. Joseph Symphony in Missouri, and also was the Concertmaster of the Scottsdale Symphony in Arizona for many years.

In addition to playing violin, Glenda is also an accomplished pianist and singer.  She retired to Hilo four years ago, which is where her mother and grandparents lived for many years.  Presently she is a member of the Orchid Isle Orchestra and the Volcano Chamber Players, and recently retired from the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra.  She teaches private lessons in her home in Pahoa and in Hilo.

 

Mark Caudill grew up in Massachusetts, playing his Oma’s violin in Boston’s fabulous youth orchestra (BYSO), but he put it away while studying at Harvard.  Lo and behold, when he took the violin out of its case ten years later in Charlotte, North Carolina, it had transformed into a fiddle, so Mark studied Celtic and Old Tyme styles with Jon Singleton.  As he and his fiddle aged, he began playing old Medieval and Renaissance tunes with the band Cantiga, touring around the Eastern states for five years.

Mark and his partner Holly spawned a small musician named Sky, and found their way to the Big Island, where Mark plays music with the Orchid Isle Orchestra, the Kiltlifters, and the Volcano Chamber Players.  He teaches math and physics at St. Joseph’s High School in Hilo. He is also very busy building a house for his in-laws on his land in Wa’a Wa’a.

 

Susan McGovern was born and raised in Honolulu, and began violin studies when she was 10 years old.  She studied violin with Arthur Loventhal (Honolulu Symphony Orchestra) and Ralph Winkler (Eastman School of Music); she studied viola with Betty Deeg, principal violist of Honolulu Symphony.  She graduated with a degree in Music Education from University of Hawaii at Manoa.  He has played viola professionally with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, Maui Symphony Orchestra, and the Don Ho Show.  Currently, she is a member of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Kona, and the Orchid Isle Orchestra.  She and husband Rob moved to Volcano in 1985, where she worked as a Park Ranger in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  She was Education Director for the Volcano Art Center and currently leads Road Scholar education groups through five Hawaiian Islands.

 

Meg Malcomson Saunders began playing cello at age 10. She studied for several years in Pasadena California with Eleonor Schoenfeld, an internationally renowned cellist and teacher on the faculty of USC Thornton School of Music and Master Teacher at Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles. As life took its twists and turns, 40 years passed without a cello in her life, until Meg’s husband, desperate for a unique and inspired Christmas present, gave her a cello and a new hobby was born and a new passion rekindled. Muscle memory had survived!!

Meg has played principal cello for the Orchid Isle Orchestra for 6 years and with various string ensembles.  She played principal cellist for the UHH Performing Arts production of Miss Saigon in 2014 and has studied with Herb Mahelona in Hilo.  She currently is an active Realtor in East Hawaii and is available for teaching early cello learners. Teach them early because it really matters!! You don’t forget how to ride a bicycle.

May
15
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 15 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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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
May 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

 

May
16
Tue
2017
Dance Imagined with Karen Masaki
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Imagining dance – whatever can be felt or seen with the inner eye is the inspiration for physical movement. Volcano Art Center’s Dance Imagined classes, with instructor Karen Masaki, will explore basic movement technique, building strength and fluidity in the joints and spine to support the pure exhilaration of movement.

The 5-session series will start on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  The one-and-a-half hour class begins with a general warm up, moving through all body parts to get the blood flowing and joints loosened.  Attention will then shift to explorations of spinal and joint movements and breathing exercises to build fluidity and strength.

An improvisational dance segment follows, accompanied by a wide range of music, from classical to rock.  Improvisational cues and visualizations will provide a starting point from which to expand and explore.

Karen MasakiJoin Karen Masaki for Dance Imagined at Volcano Art Center on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Class dates are May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Cost for a single class is $20/$15 VAC members or $50 for the entire series (paid in advance) for both VAC members and non-members. To register or for more information call 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

This class is appropriate for all who love to move.  No dance experience is necessary.

Karen Masaki has spent a lifetime surrounded by and immersed in the arts. Karen has performed in dance companies in Philadelphia, New York and Honolulu and taught at private studios and community colleges on O’ahu.  She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa.  She has studied with renowned Limon technique teachers Betty Jones and Fritz Ludin and ballet with Alaine Haubert, director of American Ballet Theatre’s William Gillespie School at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in California.  Karen grows and processes tea and is a long-time Ashtanga Yoga practitioner.

 

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“Hula Pele” workshop series with Kumu Ab Valencia
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ABHalau“Hula Pele” workshop with Kumu Ab Valencia 

As King David Kalakaua said, “Hula is the language of the heart, therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian People.” In celebration of Hilo’s annual Merrie Monarch festival, Kumu Ab Valencia will offer a unique hula workshop series, “Hula Pele” on Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23, from 4pm – 5pm at Volcano Art Center.

There are many oli and mele hula for Pelehonuamea. Kumu Ab will teach a hula Pele that pays homage to Pelehonuamea and her home at Kīlauea. Learn basic hula steps and hand motions that tell the story of Pele. In this workshop, you’ll learn appropriate costuming and how to make nā lei wehiwehi hula (hula adornments). On the last day of class the haumāna (students) will make a traditional hula presentation to Pele at her home at Kīlauea.

Cost for this four-session workshop is $200 and includes all plant materials for hula adornments. Students may be responsible for pā’ū hula (hula skirt for men and women). Please bring a notebook and pen. No prior hula experience is necessary!

Visitors and kama‘aina alike will delight in this hands-on series of hula classes suitable for anyone ages 15 and up who have a curiosity about Kīlauea, and the indigenous cultural practices of kanaka maoli with respect to Pelehonuamea, goddess of the Volcano.

kumu abAll classes meet at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village. This workshop series offers a truly immersive experience that is sure to foster or rekindle your connection to this unique place we call Kīlauea.

Kumu Ab Valencia was born and raised in Honolulu and began dancing hula in 1979. In 2004, Ab and his wife Pua moved from Honolulu to Volcano, Hawai‘i, where Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu ma Kilauea began in March 2006. Kumu Ab currently teaches hula in Volcano and continues to share traditional cultural knowledge with the community.
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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
May 16 @ 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.

May
17
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 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
May 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.

May
18
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 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

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

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The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program will soon expand to include evening classes, beginning Thursday, May 18, 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” will begin May 18, from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

If students wish to keep pieces created that evening, they will be able to sign up for more evening sessions to trim, finish and glaze their pieces.  If their time is limited, such as visitors to Hawaiʻi Island, cost of pieces will be calculated by weight and finishing labor to be completed by the instructor.  (For example, an 8 fluid ounce cup is estimated to total about $10).  Finished pieces will be available for pick up at VAC, or shipped if necessary.

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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Thursday Night at the Center: “The Roots of ‘Ulu” & “The New Environmentalists” Film Screenings
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

=_windows-1252_B_SU1HXzAzNTKWQ0“The Roots of ‘Ulu” & “The New Environmentalists” Film Screenings at Volcano Art Center

Filmmaker John Antonelli of the Mill Valley Film Group will screen “The Roots of ‘Ulu” and an episode of “The New Environmentalists” on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 7pm – 9pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus.

“The Roots of ‘Ulu” will transport the viewer from Kaha‘i and his mythical journey delivering ‘ulu (the Hawaiian word for breadfruit), from Tahiti to Hawai‘i, up through the present day efforts of native practitioners and agriculture experts who have a vision of the ‘ulu tree playing a vital role in cultural preservation and food sustainability for Hawai‘i’s future. “The Roots of ‘Ulu” won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the Hawai‘i International Film Festival in 2015 and was the Best Film – Island Culture at the Waimea Film Festival.

NewEnvironmentalistsRobert Redford narrates “The New Environmentalists”, the multiple Emmy Award-winning PBS series featuring inspiring portraits of passionate and dedicated activists. These are true environmental heroes who have placed themselves squarely in harm’s way to battle intimidating adversaries while building strong grassroots support. The New Environmentalists share a common goal – safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution, while fighting for environmental justice in their communities.

A lively Q&A session and discussion with Antonelli follows the screenings. This presentation is free; however, donations are always welcome! To see the trailer for “The Roots of ‘Ulu” and “The New Environmentalists”, and for information on all of Antonelli’s films, visit www.mvfg.com.

This evening is part of a once-a-month Thursday night series at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and our environment.  The series is intended to inspire, enhance your appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections.

The Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

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May
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Fri
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Aloha Friday: Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_1182Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe

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. National Park entrance fees apply.

May
20
Sat
2017
EXHIBIT: “Worldwide Voyage: Hawai’i Shares Its Culture With The World”
May 20 @ 9:00 am – Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm

Guided By The StarsEXHIBIT: “Worldwide Voyage: Hawai’i Shares Its Culture With The World”

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition Worldwide Voyage: Hawai’i Shares Its Culture With The World.  This fine art exhibition presents the navigational story of the Hōkūleʻa’s Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, told through photographs, cultural items and art inspired by the voyage.  The exhibit will be open to the public on May 20th through July 2nd at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.

The Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage has taken the iconic sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa around the Earth, and her sister canoe Hikianalia around the Pacific, to promote a global movement toward a more sustainable world. The Mālama Honua (caring of Island Earth) mission seeks to engage communities worldwide in the practice of  sustainable living while sharing Polynesian culture, learning from the past and from each other, creating global relationships, and inspiring action to care for and discover the wonders of Earth.  Since departing Hawaiian waters in May 2014, Hōkūle‘a will have sailed approximately 60,000 nautical miles and made stops in 27 countries and 100 ports, weaving a “Lei of Hope” around the world.

Iwa Leads The WayDuring the voyage, Hōkūleʻa and her crew have been greeted and visited by global peace and ocean conservation leaders such as His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki­moon, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Jackson Brown, Sir Richard Branson and Republic of Palau President Tommy Remengesau, Jr.

The exhibition on display consists of a collection of mounted photographs, cultural items, and art curated by Gary Eoff.  The photographs provided by the Polynesian Voyaging Society offer a first-hand account of the navigation, ports visited and the stories of the individual navigators. The cultural items, made by Ed Kaneko and his students, as well as Gary Eoff illustrate primitive wayfaring methods and supplies used on ancient voyages.  A few of the items on display traveled on the canoe to The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History as part of the voyage.  Art work including a star compass table by David Reisland and wood bowls by Cliff Johns will also be on display.  

Volcano Art Center wishes to extend a huge mahalo the Polynesian Voyaging Society for sharing the visual story with us,” states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss.    “Their mission to perpetuate the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of exploration through experiential educational programs that inspire students and their communities to respect and care for themselves, each other, and their natural and cultural environments, is truly something we support”, continues Weiss.

Crew members aboard Hōkūleʻa“Volcano Art Center and the artists we represent have been inspired by the courage of this voyage.  Navigating using only ancient wayfinding practices, without modern instruments, using stars, winds and waves is remarkable.  While most people are turning to technology for everything, its absolutely refreshing to witness the opposite.  Timing the exhibit with the completion of the actual voyage is no accident. We hope to honor the homecoming by sharing with the canoe and crew just how much their strength, determination and knowledge has inspired us.”

 

Stained Glass Basics 6-Session Workshop
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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“Stained Glass” will be held at Volcano Art Center on Saturday & Sunday from 9am – 12pm. Workshop dates are May 20, 21, 27, 28, June 3 & 4. Cost for the 6-session workshop is $150/$135 VAC Members plus a $15 supply fee. This workshop is open to beginners and experienced students.

Students who have already taken a class are encouraged to attend! Open to beginning & experienced students. 

Whimsical shapes, illustrative scenes or divine stories, stained glass has re-created the light in our lives for centuries. Stained glass artisans use both glass color and texture to produce light forms and patterns creating mood and character in small and large spaces.

IMG_0656You can take your stained glass skills to the next level or beginners can try their hand at making stained glass art in this workshop. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artists Claudia McCall & Lois Pollock will share their expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

Attendees are asked to wear long pants, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List.  
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Zentangle®: Basics and Beyond
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

zentangle-volcano-art-centerZentangle®: Basics and Beyond 

Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 10am – 1pm

Basics

▪ This class is an introductory class and the best place to begin. You will learn the Zentangle philosophy and method as you are gently guided to create a beautiful work of art that you can be proud of. No artistic experience is necessary. You will be given an introductory kit of Zentangle supplies and will be working on the Zentangle white 3 1/2 inch square tile with a Sakura black pigma pen.

Beyond Basics (for returning students)

▪ Students are encouraged to repeat the Basics. There is always something new that will be explored.

• A different canvas will be provided for Beyond Basics students

• In this class you will be creating a 4 tile ensemble with a touch of Gold

Introduction to the Zentangle® Method 

The Zentangle method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was developed by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, who believe that “Anything is possible – one stroke at a time”™ and that everyone is an artist!

If you can draw a dot, line, curved line, reversed curve or S, and a circle, you can create Zentangle art.The repetitive nature of this process brings you to a state of relaxed focus that some call meditation.

Benefits of a Zentangle Practice

  • Confidence
  • Empowerment
  • Focus
  • Inspiration
  • Relaxation
  • Increased Awareness

Principles of the Method 

  • There is no up or down
  • There is no left or right
  • It’s non-representational
  • Deliberate strokes
  • No mistakes!
  • Fun and relaxing

Who are Rick and Maria? 

Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts are a husband and wife team who live in Massachusetts. She is an amazing artist and calligrapher. He is also an amazing artist and was a practicing monk. They created this meditative art form together, to empower anyone without any artistic experience, to learn to generate beautiful art by drawing structured patterns.

What is a CZT?

A Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) has been trained by Maria and Rick to guide students in the mindful, meditative practice of the Zentangle method. We aim to demonstrate the tangle patterns and techniques in a supportive, encouraging and caring environment. There are no mistakes in Zentangle art. The method can be used to conquer your stress and relax your mind. It has been described as yoga for the brain.

Our Classes

▪ Classes are 3 hours in length

  • Light refreshments are provided
  • All supplies are included
  • It is recommended but not required that you attend a Basics Class before taking other Zentangle classes.

Cost is $35/$30 VAC members plus a $10 supply fee

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Hula Kahiko feat. Kumu hula Keala Ching with Nā Wai Iwi Ola
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Kumu hula Keala Ching with Nā Wai Iwi OlaVAC’s Hula Kahiko series continues on Saturday, May 20 from 10:30 – 11:30am, with a performance by Kumu hula Keala Ching with Nā Wai Iwi Ola.  The performance takes place on the kahua hula (hula platform) located near the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

Nā Wai Iwi Ola Foundation is based in Kailua-Kona, and was founded to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture and practices through hula protocol and ceremonies, the use and study of the Hawaiian language and by embracing the stories of our kūpuna past, present and future.

The performance will take place in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (hula platform) in the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.  Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats.  This presentation is free and open to the public and will be presented authentically in an outdoor setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. National Park entrance fees may apply.

These free events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawaiʻi Department of Research and Development and the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority and individual funding from members of the Volcano Art Center’s ʻohana.

 

Nā Mea Hula with Kumu Hula Ab Valencia and members of Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Na Mea Hula with Kumu Hula Ab Valencia and members of Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu

Nā Mea Hula with Kumu Hula Ab Valencia and members of Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu

Held in conjunction with this month’s hula kahiko performance, please join Kumu Hula Ab Valencia and members of Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery as they share with you “Nā Mea Hula” (all things hula).  Come and learn a hula, use various hula implements and try your hand at lei making. Experience the different aspects that play an integral role in the life of the hula dancer. This cultural demonstration is hands-on and family friendly.

These free 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 and individual funding from members of the Volcano Art Center’s ʻohana.  However, National Park fees apply. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies and procedures to participate in this event should contact Desiree at (808) 987-7288 or email volcanohula@gmail.com as soon as possible but no later than 14 days before the scheduled event.

 

May
21
Sun
2017
Stained Glass Basics 6-Session Workshop
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass Basics 6-Session Workshop

“Stained Glass” will be held at Volcano Art Center on Saturday & Sunday from 9am – 12pm. Workshop dates are May 20, 21, 27, 28, June 3 & 4. Cost for the 6-session workshop is $150/$135 VAC Members plus a $15 supply fee. This workshop is open to beginners and experienced students.

Students who have already taken a class are encouraged to attend! Open to beginning & experienced students. 

Whimsical shapes, illustrative scenes or divine stories, stained glass has re-created the light in our lives for centuries. Stained glass artisans use both glass color and texture to produce light forms and patterns creating mood and character in small and large spaces.

IMG_0656You can take your stained glass skills to the next level or beginners can try their hand at making stained glass art in this workshop. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artists Claudia McCall & Lois Pollock will share their expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

Attendees are asked to wear long pants, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List.  
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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) 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
May 21 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

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Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: May 14 – June 16 at VAC

No class on June 25 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on July 2 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on July 9 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

This session is FULL! 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb | Afternoon Session
May 21 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: May 14 – June 16 at VAC

No class on June 25 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on July 2 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on July 9 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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May
22
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 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
May 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

 

“Painting with Peggy”
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Get the results that you want from Acrylics, and together with Peggy Stanton and other artists, get inspired to do your best work ever!

Margaret “Peggy” Stanton leads an ongoing series of Acrylic Painting Workshops for artists of all levels. Each three hour class, is a hands on painting session where participants learn to approach their painting process with a new awareness and understanding of color dynamics and composition.

Begin your first session with a 16″x 20″ canvas!

Margaret helps artists to heighten and accentuate their own unique vision with bold colors, lines and shapes. With important tips on Acrylic Paints and Mediums, artists create a painting on canvas using a more immediate and intuitive process. She guides artist on “painterly” ways to put on the finishing stokes. Stanton also offers individual instruction for artists during each session.

“Painting with Peggy” Acrylic Painting Class will be held on Monday, May 22 from Noon – 3:00pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Cost for each session is $20/$15 for VAC Members. Please see the materials list and detailed class descriptions below.391395_4336354888297_2021976355_n

Students bring your own supplies and easels. Please bring a piece to show the group if you want to. If you have any questions, please email Margaret Stanton at peggystanton007@yahoo.com.  To see Margaret’s work visit Margaret Stanton’s Art Online
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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.

May
23
Tue
2017
Dance Imagined with Karen Masaki
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Imagining dance – whatever can be felt or seen with the inner eye is the inspiration for physical movement. Volcano Art Center’s Dance Imagined classes, with instructor Karen Masaki, will explore basic movement technique, building strength and fluidity in the joints and spine to support the pure exhilaration of movement.

The 5-session series will start on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  The one-and-a-half hour class begins with a general warm up, moving through all body parts to get the blood flowing and joints loosened.  Attention will then shift to explorations of spinal and joint movements and breathing exercises to build fluidity and strength.

An improvisational dance segment follows, accompanied by a wide range of music, from classical to rock.  Improvisational cues and visualizations will provide a starting point from which to expand and explore.

Karen MasakiJoin Karen Masaki for Dance Imagined at Volcano Art Center on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Class dates are May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Cost for a single class is $20/$15 VAC members or $50 for the entire series (paid in advance) for both VAC members and non-members. To register or for more information call 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

This class is appropriate for all who love to move.  No dance experience is necessary.

Karen Masaki has spent a lifetime surrounded by and immersed in the arts. Karen has performed in dance companies in Philadelphia, New York and Honolulu and taught at private studios and community colleges on O’ahu.  She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa.  She has studied with renowned Limon technique teachers Betty Jones and Fritz Ludin and ballet with Alaine Haubert, director of American Ballet Theatre’s William Gillespie School at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in California.  Karen grows and processes tea and is a long-time Ashtanga Yoga practitioner.

 

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
May 23 @ 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.

May
24
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 24 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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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
May 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.

May
25
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 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

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

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The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program will soon expand to include evening classes, beginning Thursday, May 18, 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” will begin May 18, from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

If students wish to keep pieces created that evening, they will be able to sign up for more evening sessions to trim, finish and glaze their pieces.  If their time is limited, such as visitors to Hawaiʻi Island, cost of pieces will be calculated by weight and finishing labor to be completed by the instructor.  (For example, an 8 fluid ounce cup is estimated to total about $10).  Finished pieces will be available for pick up at VAC, or shipped if necessary.

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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May
26
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kaipo AhChongAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This month’s offerings include: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong.

Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo AhChong 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. National Park entrance fees apply.

May
27
Sat
2017
Stained Glass Basics 6-Session Workshop
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass Basics 6-Session Workshop

“Stained Glass” will be held at Volcano Art Center on Saturday & Sunday from 9am – 12pm. Workshop dates are May 20, 21, 27, 28, June 3 & 4. Cost for the 6-session workshop is $150/$135 VAC Members plus a $15 supply fee. This workshop is open to beginners and experienced students.

Students who have already taken a class are encouraged to attend! Open to beginning & experienced students. 

Whimsical shapes, illustrative scenes or divine stories, stained glass has re-created the light in our lives for centuries. Stained glass artisans use both glass color and texture to produce light forms and patterns creating mood and character in small and large spaces.

IMG_0656You can take your stained glass skills to the next level or beginners can try their hand at making stained glass art in this workshop. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artists Claudia McCall & Lois Pollock will share their expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

Attendees are asked to wear long pants, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List.  
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Lampworking – An Introductory Class
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

nash lampworkingLampworking – An Introductory Class

In the multi-faceted world of glass, Volcano Art Center is pleased to expand its offerings of glass art workshops with “Lampworking – An Introductory Class” on May 27 & 28: Saturday and Sunday from 2pm – 4pm.

Lampworking, also known as flameworking 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 lampwork 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 lampworking.

Class fee is $80/$75 for VAC members plus a $20 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear covered shoes. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 4 adults.

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

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List. 
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May
28
Sun
2017
Stained Glass Basics 6-Session Workshop
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass Basics 6-Session Workshop

“Stained Glass” will be held at Volcano Art Center on Saturday & Sunday from 9am – 12pm. Workshop dates are May 20, 21, 27, 28, June 3 & 4. Cost for the 6-session workshop is $150/$135 VAC Members plus a $15 supply fee. This workshop is open to beginners and experienced students.

Students who have already taken a class are encouraged to attend! Open to beginning & experienced students. 

Whimsical shapes, illustrative scenes or divine stories, stained glass has re-created the light in our lives for centuries. Stained glass artisans use both glass color and texture to produce light forms and patterns creating mood and character in small and large spaces.

IMG_0656You can take your stained glass skills to the next level or beginners can try their hand at making stained glass art in this workshop. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artists Claudia McCall & Lois Pollock will share their expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

Attendees are asked to wear long pants, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List.  
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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) 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
May 28 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: May 14 – June 16 at VAC

No class on June 25 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on July 2 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on July 9 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

This session is FULL! 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb | Afternoon Session
May 28 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: May 14 – June 16 at VAC

No class on June 25 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on July 2 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on July 9 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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May
29
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 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
May 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

 

May
30
Tue
2017
Dance Imagined with Karen Masaki
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Kau_Desert_Wind_BestDance Imagined with Karen Masaki

Imagining dance – whatever can be felt or seen with the inner eye is the inspiration for physical movement. Volcano Art Center’s Dance Imagined classes, with instructor Karen Masaki, will explore basic movement technique, building strength and fluidity in the joints and spine to support the pure exhilaration of movement.

The 5-session series will start on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  The one-and-a-half hour class begins with a general warm up, moving through all body parts to get the blood flowing and joints loosened.  Attention will then shift to explorations of spinal and joint movements and breathing exercises to build fluidity and strength.

An improvisational dance segment follows, accompanied by a wide range of music, from classical to rock.  Improvisational cues and visualizations will provide a starting point from which to expand and explore.

Karen MasakiJoin Karen Masaki for Dance Imagined at Volcano Art Center on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Class dates are May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Cost for a single class is $20/$15 VAC members or $50 for the entire series (paid in advance) for both VAC members and non-members. To register or for more information call 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

This class is appropriate for all who love to move.  No dance experience is necessary.

Karen Masaki has spent a lifetime surrounded by and immersed in the arts. Karen has performed in dance companies in Philadelphia, New York and Honolulu and taught at private studios and community colleges on O’ahu.  She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa.  She has studied with renowned Limon technique teachers Betty Jones and Fritz Ludin and ballet with Alaine Haubert, director of American Ballet Theatre’s William Gillespie School at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in California.  Karen grows and processes tea and is a long-time Ashtanga Yoga practitioner.

 

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
May 30 @ 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.

May
31
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
May 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
May 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.

Jun
1
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 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

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

high fire clay 5Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program will soon expand to include evening classes, beginning Thursday, May 18, 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” will begin May 18, from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

If students wish to keep pieces created that evening, they will be able to sign up for more evening sessions to trim, finish and glaze their pieces.  If their time is limited, such as visitors to Hawaiʻi Island, cost of pieces will be calculated by weight and finishing labor to be completed by the instructor.  (For example, an 8 fluid ounce cup is estimated to total about $10).  Finished pieces will be available for pick up at VAC, or shipped if necessary.

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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Jun
2
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. 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. National Park entrance fees apply.

Jun
3
Sat
2017
Stained Glass Basics 6-Session Workshop
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass Basics 6-Session Workshop

“Stained Glass” will be held at Volcano Art Center on Saturday & Sunday from 9am – 12pm. Workshop dates are May 20, 21, 27, 28, June 3 & 4. Cost for the 6-session workshop is $150/$135 VAC Members plus a $15 supply fee. This workshop is open to beginners and experienced students.

Students who have already taken a class are encouraged to attend! Open to beginning & experienced students. 

Whimsical shapes, illustrative scenes or divine stories, stained glass has re-created the light in our lives for centuries. Stained glass artisans use both glass color and texture to produce light forms and patterns creating mood and character in small and large spaces.

IMG_0656You can take your stained glass skills to the next level or beginners can try their hand at making stained glass art in this workshop. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artists Claudia McCall & Lois Pollock will share their expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

Attendees are asked to wear long pants, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List.  
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Ecstatic Dance With Jo Caron
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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They say that a picture tells a thousand words. One deep dance tells millions! In Ecstatic Dance you’ll discover a dynamic way to both workout, and meditate all in the same breath.

Ecstatic Dance is a movement meditation as a way to know thyself and bring forth harmony, peace, kindness and compassion in our lives. A wonderful tool to expand our world, our hearts, our consciousness, and our love for all living beings. Finding our own expression of Oneness, and in our challenging times, our own contribution to help save the world.

Come and join Jo Caron on the beautiful dance floor of Hale Ho‘omana at Volcano Art Center on Saturday, June 3 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Cost is $15 or $20 at the door. Please arrive on time!

Ecstatic Dance unearths a freestyle movement vocabulary rooted in unexpected, fresh ways of moving—visceral and highly personal. It reveals ways to creatively express emotions and what might be present and maybe unresolved in our psyche.

The music gradually moving from fluid to linear and rhythmic, to joyful and to finally peaceful and integrating, leads the way, offering a means to let the body freely and safely express the journey of the soul.

Jo Caron is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and longtime DJ at Kalani’s Ecstatic Dance. She assisted Gabrielle Roth at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts and participated in many of Gabrielle’s programs.

Jonathan Sudler, art director at Naluco and artist extraordinaire will create an ecstatic ambience for the event.
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Jun
4
Sun
2017
Stained Glass Basics 6-Session Workshop
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass Basics 6-Session Workshop

“Stained Glass” will be held at Volcano Art Center on Saturday & Sunday from 9am – 12pm. Workshop dates are May 20, 21, 27, 28, June 3 & 4. Cost for the 6-session workshop is $150/$135 VAC Members plus a $15 supply fee. This workshop is open to beginners and experienced students.

Students who have already taken a class are encouraged to attend! Open to beginning & experienced students. 

Whimsical shapes, illustrative scenes or divine stories, stained glass has re-created the light in our lives for centuries. Stained glass artisans use both glass color and texture to produce light forms and patterns creating mood and character in small and large spaces.

IMG_0656You can take your stained glass skills to the next level or beginners can try their hand at making stained glass art in this workshop. All of the basic techniques will be covered, from glass cutting, foiling, soldering, and completing with patina and polishing compound. Glass artists Claudia McCall & Lois Pollock will share their expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

Attendees are asked to wear long pants, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List.  
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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) 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
Jun 4 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: May 14 – June 16 at VAC

No class on June 25 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on July 2 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on July 9 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

This session is FULL! 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb | Afternoon Session
Jun 4 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: May 14 – June 16 at VAC

No class on June 25 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on July 2 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on July 9 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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Jun
5
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 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
Jun 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

 

Jun
6
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jun 6 @ 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.

Jun
7
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 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
Jun 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.

Jun
8
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jun 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

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

high fire clay 5Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program will soon expand to include evening classes, beginning Thursday, May 18, 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” will begin May 18, from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

If students wish to keep pieces created that evening, they will be able to sign up for more evening sessions to trim, finish and glaze their pieces.  If their time is limited, such as visitors to Hawaiʻi Island, cost of pieces will be calculated by weight and finishing labor to be completed by the instructor.  (For example, an 8 fluid ounce cup is estimated to total about $10).  Finished pieces will be available for pick up at VAC, or shipped if necessary.

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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Jun
9
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Randy Lee
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

RandyLeeAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. 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. National Park entrance fees apply.

Jun
10
Sat
2017
Lampworking – An Introductory Class
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

nash lampworkingLampworking – An Introductory Class

In the multi-faceted world of glass, Volcano Art Center is pleased to expand its offerings of glass art workshops with “Lampworking – An Introductory Class” on June 10 & 11: Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – 3pm.

Lampworking, also known as flameworking 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 lampwork 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 lampworking.

Class fee is $80/$75 for VAC members plus a $20 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear covered shoes. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 4 adults.

Artist Nash Adams-Pruitt specializes in functional glass art. He has been working borosilicate glass at the torch for four years.
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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) 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
Jun 11 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

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Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: May 14 – June 16 at VAC

No class on June 25 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on July 2 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on July 9 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

This session is FULL! 

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Lampworking – An Introductory Class
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

nash lampworkingLampworking – An Introductory Class

In the multi-faceted world of glass, Volcano Art Center is pleased to expand its offerings of glass art workshops with “Lampworking – An Introductory Class” on June 10 & 11: Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – 3pm.

Lampworking, also known as flameworking 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 lampwork 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 lampworking.

Class fee is $80/$75 for VAC members plus a $20 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear covered shoes. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 4 adults.

Artist Nash Adams-Pruitt specializes in functional glass art. He has been working borosilicate glass at the torch for four years.
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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb | Afternoon Session
Jun 11 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: May 14 – June 16 at VAC

No class on June 25 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on July 2 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on July 9 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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