Calendar of Events

Feb
22
Sat
2020
EXHIBIT: Mixed Flock: Prints by Margaret Barnaby & Pottery by Emily Herb
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm

Mixed Flock ʻŌʻō Ceramic Bowl by Emily HerbEXHIBIT: Mixed Flock: Prints by Margaret Barnaby & Pottery by Emily Herb

February 22 – March 29, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 5 – 7pm

Volcano Art Center is proud to announce the exhibition Mixed Flock:  Prints by Margaret Barnaby & Pottery by Emily Herb.  The exhibit will open to the public Saturday, February 22nd continuing through March 29th from 9am – 5pm daily at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Park entrance fees apply.  An opening reception with the artists will take place on Saturday, February 22nd from 5-7pm.

The exhibition features two prominent female artists from Volcano Village who find deep inspiration in Hawaiʻi’s natural environment, specifically by the native bird populations found within it.  Both artists are also members of the Volcano Village Artists Hui who host an annual studio tour each November.  While their works are distinctively different, Barnaby working in 2-D creating multiple plate woodblock prints and Herb working in 3-D with functional and decorative stoneware, both artists create works of art focusing on native birds and other flying creatures of Hawaiʻi’s rich and varied habitats.  “Both artists create graphic representations of species unique to Hawaiʻi,” states Gallery Manager Emily C. Weiss. “Their works expose and inform the viewer, educating people about many rare, endangered and even extinct species.  VAC is honored to share their newest works which help support the Center’s mission to promote, develop and perpetuate the artistic, cultural and environmental heritage of Hawaiʻi through arts and education.”

Margaret Barnaby grew up in New England, attended Rhode Island School of Design, and after living in New York City moved to the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.   After 30 years as a studio art jeweler, her interest turned to birds and large-scale woodblock prints.   In her multiple plate woodblock prints, several plywood plates are carved by hand. The pieces of wood are larger than the size of the paper. Each plate has part of the image on it and can be used to print one or more colors.   The plates are inked using brayers and rollers with oil-based lithography inks and printed on an etching press in succession to build the final picture.  Barnaby’s prints use 6 or more plates and around 15 colors.  She often uses Stonehenge paper, an American made rag paper.  This is a difficult hand process and there are always variations between the prints.   The editions are small.   It can take up to a month or more to complete a print.

About her subject matter, Barnaby states, “Crows caught my attention early in life.  They are very loud and very busy.  When I came to Volcano I learned about the severely endangered native Hawaiian corvid, the ‘alala.  All of these birds were in captivity.  Now due to the aggressive captive breeding program, there are over one hundred birds and some have been released.  I use the ‘alala as a symbol of what is best and worst about people.   We are the reason that these birds and plants are in trouble, and we have the power to protect them.  Of course, it doesn’t hurt that a big black bird has a lot of graphic punch.   As I learned about the ‘alala I also started to see and learn about other Hawaiian native birds, and these are portrayed in the prints for this show.”

Emily Herb was born in the Midwest, and has also lived in Utah, Alaska, Arizona, Seattle and Hawai‘i. Her work has always been inspired by the natural world, and by birds in particular. Since moving to Hawai‘i in 1998, her work has focused mainly on birds and plants found in the Islands.   Emily took her first pottery classes in junior high school, and has been working with clay ever since.  As a young adult, she attended intensive summer art programs with Dean Schwarz in Decorah, Iowa and with Marguerite Wildenhain in Guerneville, California, which laid a solid foundation in the craft of wheel thrown pottery.  She has also been influenced by attending pottery workshops with many artists, including Paulus Berensohn, John Leach and Don Bendel.  In addition to making pottery, she has studied various movement techniques, including modern and aerial dance, and since moving to Hawaiʻi, hula and yoga.

Mixed Flock ʻIwa Wall Plaque by Emily HerbFor Mixed Flock, Emily Herb has been working on new designs, including birds that frequent forested areas, open country, wetlands, the shoreline and open ocean.  New works include vases, decanters, sculptural vessels, bowls and plates, as well as wall plaques. The artist  notes,  “It is the wonder and awe of nature that continues to inspire me to create pottery. I hope that my work will help to inspire others to appreciate nature, and support efforts to preserve and protect our amazing natural world.”

Both artists are scheduled to present live demonstrations of their techniques at the VAC Gallery. Margaret Barnaby on Saturday, February 29th from 1-3pm will be hand carving wood block plates. Emily Herb will be demonstrating glazing techniques on Saturday, March 7th from 11am -1pm.

This exhibit is supported by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaiʻi or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with The Volcano Art Center. Volcano Art Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization created in 1974.

Fused Glass Basics: Heart Ornaments with Claudia McCall
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fused Glass HeartsFused Glass Basics: Heart Ornaments with Claudia McCall

Love is in the air in the month of February and to celebrate, glass artist Claudia McCall will teach the “Fused Glass Basics: Hearts” workshop on Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 9am – 1pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. This one-day kilnforming workshop will introduce participants to basic techniques of glass fusing. McCall will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with fused glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art. Hang the finished piece in your window or gift it to someone special – heartfelt indeed!

Kilnforming is the process of shaping glass in a kiln with heat and gravity. When the glass is heated in a kiln, its consistency takes a liquid form. Once gravity takes hold of the molten glass, the glass fills the space in which it is contained and fuses with other pieces of compatible glass. Participants will create their own heart-shaped ornament using pre-cut molds by McCall. As the kiln will need to cool for a couple of hours after running the project, a break will be held for lunch. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch for a picnic at Niaulani or break elsewhere.

The class fee is $30/$25 for VAC members plus a $20 fee, inclusive of supplies. All levels are welcome to enroll. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

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

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

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Feb
23
Sun
2020
Volcano Insight
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

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

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

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

20171202_214815Seven registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and two additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

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

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

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

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Feb 23 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Feb
24
Mon
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Feb 24 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

Monday and Thursday mornings at 7:30am. 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
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Kapa Aloha ʻĀina, the fabric of Hawaiʻi with Puakea Forester
Feb 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Fourth Mondays | 2:30 – 4:30pm

Traditional Hawaiian Kapa methods of color and design. Learn the names and techniques of using native plants and pigments for stamping with ʻohe Kapala (bamboo stamps). Supply fee will include creating color samples, make and take kapa card with envelope and bookmark. The class fee is $10 per student, class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  Please register by calling (808)967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.  Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Feb
25
Tue
2020
Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Ti Leaf Lei Making with Jelena Clay
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_9146Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Ti Leaf Lei Making with Jelena Clay

Third Tuesdays | 11am – 1pm

Learn the art of Ti Leaf Lei making in this fun, hands-on workshop which meets the third Tuesday of each month from 11am – 1pm at Volcano Art Centerʻs Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Skills will be taught for each student to learn the basics needed to make a lei kupeʻe.  Those who grasp the concept and skills can advance to make a basic ti rope, to twist a ti leaf rose and how to add ti leaf inserts to create full leafy beautiful lei! 

A ti leaf lei is appropriate for any and all occasions and is traditionally believed to bring good luck. This lei is a thoughtful way to send off a loved one going on a journey, beginning a new career or other life change. A ti leaf lei symbolizes admiration, appreciation, and respect and is often used as a gift for weddings, graduations, anniversaries and memorials.

The class fee is $10 per student, class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  Please register by calling (808)967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.  Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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

Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning February 18 – April 7, 2020, from 4pm – 5pm. This basics class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar, and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!

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

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning February 18 – April 7, 2020, from 5pm – 6:30pm. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.

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

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

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning February 18 – April 7, 2020, from 6:30pm – 8pm.

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

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Feb
26
Wed
2020
Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Feb
27
Thu
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Feb 27 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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Monday and Thursday mornings at 7:30am. 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: Ancient Pahu Drumming, Chant, and Story with Kumu Kalā
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Pahu Drums

Ancient Pahu Drumming, Chant, and Story with Kumu Kalā

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 6:30pm

With the introduction of pāhu drums to Hawai’i in the 1100’s, the integrity of spiritual expression was elevated. While the people of ancient Hawai’i continued using ipuheke (gourd drums) to accompany hula, eventually the art of pahu leo was mastered. Until 1819, pahu was in full expression. Join Kumu Kalā and Hālau Hula Keao O Kalā for a pahu mele from that era.

 For those interested in hands-on participation, time and instruction will be provided. Hālau pāhu drums will be available for you to experience first-hand what has nearly slipped away.
Kumu Hula Loe’a Roy Kalā Leabig is the teacher and administrator of Halau Hula Keao O Kalā of Pāhoa, Hawai’i. This is a traditional school of Hawaiian language, cultural arts, and spiritual expression. He has over 40 years of experience teaching ancient Hawaiian cultural practices in the Islands of Hawai’i, the mainland United States, and around the world. Kumu Kalā’s teachings are distinct from most, as he is dedicated to the ancient (pre-western contact) practices of Hawai’i. This is a result of his teacher, Kumu Reylene Ha’alele’a Kawai’aea Lancaster, who learned from a long lineage of ancient Hawaiian practitioners.

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, although a $5 donation to VAC is greatly appreciated.

Feb
28
Fri
2020
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This month’s offerings include: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong.

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

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i Tourism’s Kūkulu Ola Program.

Old Style Pau Hana Mele & Hula ‘Auana
Feb 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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A classic style hula ʻauana performance is slated with musicians Joe Camacho and Tithing Chun. They will be joined by a dancer from Ke ʻOlu Makani o Mauna Loa halau under the direction of Meleana Manuel.  Additional “talk story” and audience participation of song, hula, and memories will add to the relaxed atmosphere that occurs in any backyard kanikapila.  We invite you to come, share and enjoy.

Performed against the backdrop of the beautiful Niaulani rain forest, these free monthly hula performances from 4-5:30pm will surely deepen the viewer’s appreciation of modern hula. The healthy Hawaiian rain forest at Niaulani is home to many native plants and birds found only in Hawai’i and is referred to in songs and hula movements.

xWeather permitting the performance will be held outdoors in VAC’s outdoor sculpture garden. Feel free to bring folding chairs, blankets, refreshments, for a picnic-style event. If the weather is not conducive the event will be held indoors. Please dress in warm layers and be prepared for sun and/ or rain.

These monthly performances deepen the understanding and appreciation of modern hula. Performances begin at 4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village typically on the fourth Friday of each month. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the County of Hawai’i’s Department of Research and Development.

Feb
29
Sat
2020
Mixed Media Encaustic with Photography
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Join artist Mary Milelzcik for the “Mixed Media Encaustic ” workshop, which incorporates photography and image transfers on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 10 am – 3 pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Encaustic is a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment, which is applied to a solid absorbent surface. Each time a new layer is applied, it must be fused. The layers can be enhanced by carving with tools or drawing with pigment, oil sticks etc. Photographs and images can be transferred and other materials embedded to create a variety of amazing results with depth. Beginners to advanced!

Mixed Media Encaustic is a hands-on workshop, where you’ll learn safe studio practices, all the encaustic painting basics, and how to integrate encaustic painting into other media.  Encaustic and photo transfer techniques, along with wet and dry shellac burns will be demonstrated. After instruction and experimenting, you will have the opportunity to create encaustic paintings to take home with you.

Mary will provide panels and handmade paper to use as substrates, and an assortment marking tools and brushes, and interesting papers, photographs, minerals, fibers, and other natural and found materials for students to incorporate into their paintings. Students are encouraged to bring other items they’d like to incorporate. Advanced students can consult with the instructor in advance regarding specific projects. You are encouraged to bring lunch and something to snack on. The class fee is $60/$55 for VAC members plus a $30 fee, inclusive of supplies.

VAC encaustic StudentsMary Milelzcik has a B.A. degree from Sonoma State University’s School of Expressive Arts, a radical two-year upper-division interdisciplinary experimental program that existed for several years in the 70’s. This transformative educational experience set the path for an interesting career as a mixed media artist and photographer; as the Curator at Highways Performance Space and Gallery in Santa Monica CA; and teaching experimental mixed media art and printmaking.  Photography is an important tool in her creative and documentary projects, as well as for capturing images to use as a base for her art projects.  Her studio Arts Asylum is located in Pahoa, where she teaches mixed media encaustic, papermaking and printmaking emphasizing the incorporation of natural materials as tools and/or part of the art. Her artwork has been shown internationally. Mary also has over 20 years of experience working with artists to advance their careers, and with nonprofits as a development strategist in Hawaii and California.

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Forest Work Day with Tim Tunison
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Saturday, February 29th from 1-3PM

Want to learn about native plants, help restore a beautiful rainforest, and get some exercise? Then you’re invited to join Tim Tunison for a special Forest Workday training on Saturday, February 29th, from 1-3 PM at the Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village to help restore the beautiful Niaulani Forest behind the Volcano Art Center. This free event is an opportunity for individuals, families, and organizations to connect with nature and each other while helping perpetuate a four-acre species-rich and inspirational old-growth rain forest. Participants will learn the management needed to perpetuate this incredibly unique old-growth koa/ and ’ohi’a rain forest and will be able to join monthly forest work days keeping the Niaulani forest healthy for generations to come. No experience is necessary however registration is required. Volunteers should bring gloves, closed-toe shoes and rain gear in case of wet weather. VAC’s Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road. To register, contact Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222. This program supported by Hawaii Tourism’s Aloha Aina Program.IMG_0717

 

 

 

Mar
1
Sun
2020
Volcano Insight
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Mar 1 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

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

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

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

20171202_214815Seven registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and two additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.

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

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

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

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Mar
2
Mon
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 2 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

Monday and Thursday mornings at 7:30am. 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
Mar 2 @ 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

 

Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Dietrich Varez Block Printing with Desiree Moana Cruz
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Dietrich Varez Block Printing with Desiree Moana Cruz

First Mondays from  11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village

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

Following the guided Niaulani forest walk, guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints depicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment.

These programs are supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required and a $10 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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Stained Glass Open Studio
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Mar
3
Tue
2020
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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

Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning February 18 – April 7, 2020, from 4pm – 5pm. This basics class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar, and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!

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

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning February 18 – April 7, 2020, from 5pm – 6:30pm. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.

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

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Mar 3 @ 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 at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning February 18 – April 7, 2020, from 6:30pm – 8pm.

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

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Mar
4
Wed
2020
The Wonders of Watercolor
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drop Flower by Nancy DelucreziaThe Wonders of Watercolor

Get ready to explore “The Wonders of Watercolor” with Nancy DeLucrezia, an eight-week workshop series on Wednesdays starting March 4 – April 22, 2020, from 1 – 4pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. This eight-week watercolor workshop is designed for artists who are already working in watercolor and want to benefit from the constructive feedback and sharing of ideas and information provided by group classes in taking your work to a new level. Each session will consist of approximately 30-60 minutes of presentations, demonstrations and discussions, followed by 120-150 minutes of work on current or new paintings while receiving feedback from the instructor and fellow students, especially regarding the topics covered.

In this class you will discover and enhance your personal style, review composition, light, materials and techniques, discover sources of inspiration, learn more about various paints and color mixing, participate in valuable critiques, and learn to build and promote your portfolio. The cost is $300/$275 for VAC Members plus a $5 facility fee.

Nancy DeLucrezia majored in art at the State University of New York with a concentration in photography and printmaking. In the late 80’s she moved to California studied privately with Santa Barbara Watercolor Society founder, Rose Margaret Braiden. She also studied with award winning watercolor artist, Judy Koenig. Ms. DeLucrezia was a founding member of Working Artists Ventura (WAV), a residential community of artists, writers and performers, where she lived for six years and produced several art shows, theatrical performances and concerts.  She also served as Art Programs Director for Turning Point Foundation, teaching watercolor classes to psychiatrically challenged clients and curating community exhibits of their work. Since moving to the Big Island in 2015 she has studied acrylic painting with Peggy Stanton and oil painting with Rose Adare. She has also served on the Boards of Directors of Hawaii Island Art Alliance and Kipaipai School of Art and has taught watercolor at Kipaipai and Volcano Art Center.

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Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Mar 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Mar
5
Thu
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 5 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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Monday and Thursday mornings at 7:30am. 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

 

Mar
6
Fri
2020
Experience an Eco-Tour at Shaka Forest Farms
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Friday, March 6, 2020 | 10am – 12pm

To illustrate the symbiotic relationship between conservation and agriculture, the Volcano Art Center introduces eco-tours featuring locally grown, harvested and produced agricultural products grown in or near Hawaiʻi’s native rainforest. To this end, VAC is collaborating with Shaka Forest Farms LLC, which has a 29-acre agroforestry operation set within an ‘ōhi’a rainforest teeming with a diversity of native Hawaiian plants. SFF’s principal crop is māmaki (Pipturus albidus), an endemic stingless nettle that has many uses in Hawaiian culture. This māmaki is grown for Shaka Tea, the first line of Hawaiʻi-grown, herbal iced teas on the market brewed from this native nettle plant.
mamaki3The eco-tours, hosted by Shaka Forest Farms’ staff on the first Friday of each month, offer participants a chance to interact first hand with an innovative rainforest farming operation. Agroforestry, a method of agriculture modeled after natural forest systems, are much more biologically diverse than most modern farms, which grow singular plants in a monoculture arrangement. This 1.5 hour-long tour costs $25 ($20 for VAC members) and meets at VAC’s Niaulani campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village at 10am where participants will caravan or carpool to the forest farm site (19-4610 Amaumau Rd.) also in Volcano Village. Registration is required as participation is limited. Please call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to reserve your space today. This program supported by Hawaii Tourism’s Aloha Aina Program.

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Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Mar 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 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 Hawai’i Tourism’s Kūkulu Ola Program.

Mar
7
Sat
2020
Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking 

The iconic image of the ‘Great Wave’ by Hokusai or Hiroshige’s landscapes are examples of “Mokuhanga”, the term used to describe traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking. This relief printing technique differs from western woodcut methods in that an image is carved onto a piece of wood and water-based Sumi ink, watercolor, and nori (rice paste) are used to create the print. No toxic solvents or heavy metal press are used. Ink is applied with brushes and a simple printing pad is used to transfer the ink into the fibers of a dampened sheet of washi (Japanese hand-made paper).

You can learn how to make your own classic image with Glenn Yamanoha in the “Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking.” This workshop series will consist of four sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village on Saturday, March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020, from 10am – 12:30pm.

Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic processes. Attendees will learn the fundamental techniques of Mokuhanga such as cutting with chisels, preparing blocks and paper, registration and printing with a baren (printing pad) in addition to design and aesthetic considerations. The cost is $100/$90 for VAC Members plus a $35 fee, inclusive of supplies. No experience is necessary for this workshop.

Glenn Yamanoha is an established painter and printmaker residing in Volcano. He has a degree in painting from the University of Washington in Seattle, studied graphic design at Seattle Art Institute and has many years experience teaching design, drawing and painting on the college level. As a Monbusho (Japan Government) scholar, he studied Mokuhanga in Kyoto, Japan and teaches regularly at many venues on the Big Island.

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Mar
8
Sun
2020
Volcano Insight
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Mar
9
Mon
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 9 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

Monday and Thursday mornings at 7:30am. 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
Mar 9 @ 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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Mar
10
Tue
2020
Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Second Tuesdays | 11am – 1pm
Learn the art of lauhala weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales. The cost is $10. These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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

Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning February 18 – April 7, 2020, from 4pm – 5pm. This basics class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar, and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!

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

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning February 18 – April 7, 2020, from 5pm – 6:30pm. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.

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

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Mar 10 @ 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 at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning February 18 – April 7, 2020, from 6:30pm – 8pm.

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

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Mar
11
Wed
2020
The Wonders of Watercolor
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drop Flower by Nancy DelucreziaThe Wonders of Watercolor

Get ready to explore “The Wonders of Watercolor” with Nancy DeLucrezia, an eight-week workshop series on Wednesdays starting March 4 – April 22, 2020, from 1 – 4pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. This eight-week watercolor workshop is designed for artists who are already working in watercolor and want to benefit from the constructive feedback and sharing of ideas and information provided by group classes in taking your work to a new level. Each session will consist of approximately 30-60 minutes of presentations, demonstrations and discussions, followed by 120-150 minutes of work on current or new paintings while receiving feedback from the instructor and fellow students, especially regarding the topics covered.

In this class you will discover and enhance your personal style, review composition, light, materials and techniques, discover sources of inspiration, learn more about various paints and color mixing, participate in valuable critiques, and learn to build and promote your portfolio. The cost is $300/$275 for VAC Members plus a $5 facility fee.

Nancy DeLucrezia majored in art at the State University of New York with a concentration in photography and printmaking. In the late 80’s she moved to California studied privately with Santa Barbara Watercolor Society founder, Rose Margaret Braiden. She also studied with award winning watercolor artist, Judy Koenig. Ms. DeLucrezia was a founding member of Working Artists Ventura (WAV), a residential community of artists, writers and performers, where she lived for six years and produced several art shows, theatrical performances and concerts.  She also served as Art Programs Director for Turning Point Foundation, teaching watercolor classes to psychiatrically challenged clients and curating community exhibits of their work. Since moving to the Big Island in 2015 she has studied acrylic painting with Peggy Stanton and oil painting with Rose Adare. She has also served on the Boards of Directors of Hawaii Island Art Alliance and Kipaipai School of Art and has taught watercolor at Kipaipai and Volcano Art Center.

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Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Mar
12
Thu
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 12 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

Monday and Thursday mornings at 7:30am. 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: Caring for Hawai‘i – How to Make Wise Plant Choices with Jaya Dupuis
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:30pm

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, although a $5 donation to VAC is greatly appreciated.

Mar
13
Fri
2020
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Randy Lee
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

RandyLeeAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 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 Hawai’i Tourism’s Kūkulu Ola Program.

Mar
14
Sat
2020
Pastel On-Site Landscape Painting with Patti Pease Johnson
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

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Enjoy the outdoors and take your painting beyond the four walls of a classroom in the Pastel On-Site Landscape Painting workshop with Patti Pease Johnson on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 9am – 1:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

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

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

443 dappled light path showStudents will complete one 9×12” project. Weather permitting, the workshop will take place outdoors at Ni‘aulani. Otherwise, the workshop will be held indoors with a reference photo.
Cost for the workshop is $50 and $45 for VAC Members plus a $15 fee per person, inclusive of supplies. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

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

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Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking 

The iconic image of the ‘Great Wave’ by Hokusai or Hiroshige’s landscapes are examples of “Mokuhanga”, the term used to describe traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking. This relief printing technique differs from western woodcut methods in that an image is carved onto a piece of wood and water-based Sumi ink, watercolor, and nori (rice paste) are used to create the print. No toxic solvents or heavy metal press are used. Ink is applied with brushes and a simple printing pad is used to transfer the ink into the fibers of a dampened sheet of washi (Japanese hand-made paper).

You can learn how to make your own classic image with Glenn Yamanoha in the “Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking.” This workshop series will consist of four sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village on Saturday, March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020, from 10am – 12:30pm.

Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic processes. Attendees will learn the fundamental techniques of Mokuhanga such as cutting with chisels, preparing blocks and paper, registration and printing with a baren (printing pad) in addition to design and aesthetic considerations. The cost is $100/$90 for VAC Members plus a $35 fee, inclusive of supplies. No experience is necessary for this workshop.

Glenn Yamanoha is an established painter and printmaker residing in Volcano. He has a degree in painting from the University of Washington in Seattle, studied graphic design at Seattle Art Institute and has many years experience teaching design, drawing and painting on the college level. As a Monbusho (Japan Government) scholar, he studied Mokuhanga in Kyoto, Japan and teaches regularly at many venues on the Big Island.

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Zentangle® Inspired Ensō (circle)
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_6495Zentangle Inspired Ensō (circle)
with Lois and Earl Stokes, CZT
Certified Zentangle Teachers
Saturday March 14, 2020
10AM-1PM

Set aside a morning to Breathe, Relax, Create and Heal.

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns

It is the repetitive nature of these patterns that brings us into a state of relaxed focus that some call meditation.

During this meditative practice, we will combine the one-stroke brush painting of an Ensō (circle) with the art of Zentangle®

On this journey, we will
• Learn how to use black ink and brush in drawing an Ensō (circle)
• Explore the mindful drawing of tangles (patterns)
• Free yourself to create… embracing the present moment as you bring your mind and body into harmony
• Appreciate the beauty of imperfection

All art supplies will be provided. In this class you will receive four treasures:
Paper (washi), a brush (fude), ink (sumi), the ink stone (suzuri) will be replaced with a suitable container. Additional materials will be available and returning students are encouraged to bring their favorite supplies.

Everyone is welcome.
No prior knowledge of the Zentangle Method is necessary.

Please bring a light refreshment to share. Cost is $35/$30 VAC Members plus a $15 fee, inclusive of supplies.

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Guided Tour of the Niaulani Sculpture Garden
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_0388Free Guided Tour of the Niaulani Sculpture Garden

Volcano Art Center is pleased to announce guided tours of the Niaulani Sculpture Garden. This Free, guided, tour of Hawai’i Island’s first outdoor venue for sculpture will begin occurring regularly from 2 – 3pm on the 2nd Saturday of each month until June of 2020.  Tour highlights include biographical information about the sculptor, their inspiration for the work and technical information regarding the construction behind certain piece. The tours focus on deepening the understanding and appreciation of abstract sculpture in an inviting, walkable exhibit space created by landscape architect David Tamura. The grounds at the Niaulani Campus also currently host two outdoor sculptures on loan Courtesy of the Art in Public Places Collection from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and The Arts.  Tours will be led by trained guides under the direction of VAC board member and Volunteer Coordinator, Julie Williams.
Mar
15
Sun
2020
Volcano Insight
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Mar
16
Mon
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 16 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

Monday and Thursday mornings at 7:30am. 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
Mar 16 @ 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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Mar
17
Tue
2020
Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Ti Leaf Lei Making with Jelena Clay
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_9146Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Ti Leaf Lei Making with Jelena Clay

Third Tuesdays | 11am – 1pm

Learn the art of Ti Leaf Lei making in this fun, hands-on workshop which meets the third Tuesday of each month from 11am – 1pm at Volcano Art Centerʻs Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Skills will be taught for each student to learn the basics needed to make a lei kupeʻe.  Those who grasp the concept and skills can advance to make a basic ti rope, to twist a ti leaf rose and how to add ti leaf inserts to create full leafy beautiful lei! 

A ti leaf lei is appropriate for any and all occasions and is traditionally believed to bring good luck. This lei is a thoughtful way to send off a loved one going on a journey, beginning a new career or other life change. A ti leaf lei symbolizes admiration, appreciation, and respect and is often used as a gift for weddings, graduations, anniversaries and memorials.

The class fee is $10 per student, class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  Please register by calling (808)967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.  Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

These visual art programs are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai’i Office of Research and Development. Please contact 967-8222 for more information.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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

Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning February 18 – April 7, 2020, from 4pm – 5pm. This basics class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar, and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!

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

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning February 18 – April 7, 2020, from 5pm – 6:30pm. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.

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

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Mar 17 @ 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 at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning February 18 – April 7, 2020, from 6:30pm – 8pm.

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

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Mar
18
Wed
2020
The Wonders of Watercolor
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Get ready to explore “The Wonders of Watercolor” with Nancy DeLucrezia, an eight-week workshop series on Wednesdays starting March 4 – April 22, 2020, from 1 – 4pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. This eight-week watercolor workshop is designed for artists who are already working in watercolor and want to benefit from the constructive feedback and sharing of ideas and information provided by group classes in taking your work to a new level. Each session will consist of approximately 30-60 minutes of presentations, demonstrations and discussions, followed by 120-150 minutes of work on current or new paintings while receiving feedback from the instructor and fellow students, especially regarding the topics covered.

In this class you will discover and enhance your personal style, review composition, light, materials and techniques, discover sources of inspiration, learn more about various paints and color mixing, participate in valuable critiques, and learn to build and promote your portfolio. The cost is $300/$275 for VAC Members plus a $5 facility fee.

Nancy DeLucrezia majored in art at the State University of New York with a concentration in photography and printmaking. In the late 80’s she moved to California studied privately with Santa Barbara Watercolor Society founder, Rose Margaret Braiden. She also studied with award winning watercolor artist, Judy Koenig. Ms. DeLucrezia was a founding member of Working Artists Ventura (WAV), a residential community of artists, writers and performers, where she lived for six years and produced several art shows, theatrical performances and concerts.  She also served as Art Programs Director for Turning Point Foundation, teaching watercolor classes to psychiatrically challenged clients and curating community exhibits of their work. Since moving to the Big Island in 2015 she has studied acrylic painting with Peggy Stanton and oil painting with Rose Adare. She has also served on the Boards of Directors of Hawaii Island Art Alliance and Kipaipai School of Art and has taught watercolor at Kipaipai and Volcano Art Center.

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Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Mar 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Mar
19
Thu
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 19 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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Monday and Thursday mornings at 7:30am. 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

 

Mar
20
Fri
2020
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe
Mar 20 @ 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 porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 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 Hawai’i Tourism’s Kūkulu Ola Program.

Mar
21
Sat
2020
Writing for Inner Exploration and Life Reflection
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

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A day of discovery with Award-winning novelist and teacher Tom Peek

Have you ever wondered how the place you come from influenced who you are? Or what memories you carry from your ancestors? Or how your personal history impacts your view of the world? Take a day out of your busy life to explore your deeper self and ponder the life you’ve lived so far.

Big Island author Tom Peek encourages you to “Discover the magic power of writing to stimulate the creative regions of your mind and unearth your meatiest memories, highest aspirations, zaniest ideas, and most incandescent insights.”

Join Tom Peek for “Writing for Inner Exploration and Life Reflection” on Saturday, March 21 from 9:30am to 4pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. Workshop cost is $80/$70 for VAC Members. To register contact the Volcano Art Center at 967-8222 or visit www. volcanoartcenter.org. Students are asked to bring a lunch and some pictures of your parents—at least one of each parent (unless you come from a single-parent family, in which case bring some pictures of your one parent).

Peek’s workshop includes fun, offbeat, and provocative “wild mind” exercises that provide participants with exploration tools to use in class and on one’s own. This workshop is perfect for journal keepers, bloggers, autobiographers, spiritual seekers, memoir and family history writers, and anyone who simply enjoys writing. No previous writing experience is necessary, just the desire to explore!

Attendees always give Peek’s workshops high marks. “I experienced a restarting of my fire for writing,” said one past participant. “This workshop will change my life,” said another.

Thought-provoking exercises include topics such as: “What passions guide your life?” “What mottos do you live by–or wish you did?”, “What’s the weirdest thing that ever happened to you?”

Peek, an award-winning novelist, has taught his popular Hawai‘i workshops since 1991, encouraging hundreds of islanders to write their own journals, blogs, family histories, stories, poems, novels, and essays.

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Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking 

The iconic image of the ‘Great Wave’ by Hokusai or Hiroshige’s landscapes are examples of “Mokuhanga”, the term used to describe traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking. This relief printing technique differs from western woodcut methods in that an image is carved onto a piece of wood and water-based Sumi ink, watercolor, and nori (rice paste) are used to create the print. No toxic solvents or heavy metal press are used. Ink is applied with brushes and a simple printing pad is used to transfer the ink into the fibers of a dampened sheet of washi (Japanese hand-made paper).

You can learn how to make your own classic image with Glenn Yamanoha in the “Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking.” This workshop series will consist of four sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village on Saturday, March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020, from 10am – 12:30pm.

Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic processes. Attendees will learn the fundamental techniques of Mokuhanga such as cutting with chisels, preparing blocks and paper, registration and printing with a baren (printing pad) in addition to design and aesthetic considerations. The cost is $100/$90 for VAC Members plus a $35 fee, inclusive of supplies. No experience is necessary for this workshop.

Glenn Yamanoha is an established painter and printmaker residing in Volcano. He has a degree in painting from the University of Washington in Seattle, studied graphic design at Seattle Art Institute and has many years experience teaching design, drawing and painting on the college level. As a Monbusho (Japan Government) scholar, he studied Mokuhanga in Kyoto, Japan and teaches regularly at many venues on the Big Island.

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Improv Comedy Show
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 6:30pm

Volcano Art Center presents a Big Island Comedy Theater Showcase. Headlined by Keli Semelsberger, (founder of Big Island Comedy Theater and Charlotte Comedy Theater) and the dynamic Matt Kaye, comedian, writer and artist who also originated in Chicago over 25 years ago, this hour and a half show will be a completely improvised show featuring the new students from their training center from Volcano and surrounding areas.

53C8F649-6636-4F9E-A35B-87C16452B971These seasoned performers will take the audience on an improvised journey of fascinating characters, bizarre happenings and intelligent subtext all wrapped up in a side-splitting bow of comedic hilarity.  A not to be missed Big Island treat.

Tickets are $25/$20 VAC Members.

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Mar
22
Sun
2020
Volcano Insight
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Mar
23
Mon
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 23 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

Monday and Thursday mornings at 7:30am. 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
Mar 23 @ 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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Mar
24
Tue
2020
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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

Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning February 18 – April 7, 2020, from 4pm – 5pm. This basics class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar, and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!

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

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning February 18 – April 7, 2020, from 5pm – 6:30pm. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.

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

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Mar 24 @ 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 at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Mar 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning February 18 – April 7, 2020, from 6:30pm – 8pm.

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

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Mar
25
Wed
2020
The Wonders of Watercolor
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drop Flower by Nancy DelucreziaThe Wonders of Watercolor

Get ready to explore “The Wonders of Watercolor” with Nancy DeLucrezia, an eight-week workshop series on Wednesdays starting March 4 – April 22, 2020, from 1 – 4pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. This eight-week watercolor workshop is designed for artists who are already working in watercolor and want to benefit from the constructive feedback and sharing of ideas and information provided by group classes in taking your work to a new level. Each session will consist of approximately 30-60 minutes of presentations, demonstrations and discussions, followed by 120-150 minutes of work on current or new paintings while receiving feedback from the instructor and fellow students, especially regarding the topics covered.

In this class you will discover and enhance your personal style, review composition, light, materials and techniques, discover sources of inspiration, learn more about various paints and color mixing, participate in valuable critiques, and learn to build and promote your portfolio. The cost is $300/$275 for VAC Members plus a $5 facility fee.

Nancy DeLucrezia majored in art at the State University of New York with a concentration in photography and printmaking. In the late 80’s she moved to California studied privately with Santa Barbara Watercolor Society founder, Rose Margaret Braiden. She also studied with award winning watercolor artist, Judy Koenig. Ms. DeLucrezia was a founding member of Working Artists Ventura (WAV), a residential community of artists, writers and performers, where she lived for six years and produced several art shows, theatrical performances and concerts.  She also served as Art Programs Director for Turning Point Foundation, teaching watercolor classes to psychiatrically challenged clients and curating community exhibits of their work. Since moving to the Big Island in 2015 she has studied acrylic painting with Peggy Stanton and oil painting with Rose Adare. She has also served on the Boards of Directors of Hawaii Island Art Alliance and Kipaipai School of Art and has taught watercolor at Kipaipai and Volcano Art Center.

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Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Mar 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Mar
26
Thu
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 26 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss

Monday and Thursday mornings at 7:30am. 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

 

Mar
27
Fri
2020
Guided Cultural Tour of the Niaulani Forest
Mar 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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Free Guided Cultural Tour of the Niaulani Forest

Join Kumu Hula Ryan McCormack for a special tour of the Niaulani old-growth forest, with a Hawaiian cultural emphasis every fourth Friday of the month, from 9:30 -11:30am.  Tour participants will meet at the Volcano Art Center (VAC) at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village. The tour will focus on Hawaiian protocol, traditional chants, history and lifeways, as they relate to the native forest ecosystem.  Topics will include protocol for “asking permission” to enter the forest and gather plant material, traditional knowledge and uses of forest plants, and local history and lore from the uniquely Hawaiian perspective.  The tour may include examples of traditional Hawaiian oli (chants) and hula that relate to the forest.

Over 20 years ago, VAC signed an agreement with the Hawai’i State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to lease a 7.4-acre land parcel containing roughly 5 acres formally known as the Niaulani Forest Reserve and within it an established 1/7 mile loop trail.  Members of VAC including artists, scientists, and educators from the Volcano community immediately began removing invasive species from the land.  In signing the lease for Niaulani, VAC agreed to continue the generational legacy of land stewardship and to educate residents and visitors about its importance as a natural and cultural resource.

Ryan McCormack is an ʻŪniki ʻAi Lolo of Unukupukupu, having completed his formal rites of passage under the tutelage of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō.  He is Kumu Hula of Māunuunu and a Lecturer in the Hawaiʻi Life Styles department at Hawaiʻi Community College. Originally from Waimānalo, he now calls the rainforest of ʻŌlaʻa, Hawaiʻi Island, his home. His ongoing passion for hula and community wellbeing has been supported by a lifetime of dancing and an educational journey that has most recently culminated in a Master’s degree in Depth Psychology, with an emphasis in Jungian and Archetypal Studies, from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He delights in sharing the mythology, history, music, and dance traditions of Hawaiʻi, both here at home and around the world.

The tour is free and open to the public. Participation is limited so please call (808) 967-8222 to reserve your spot. This tour is sponsored by the County of Hawai’i’s Department of Research and Development.

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This month’s offerings include: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong.

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

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i Tourism’s Kūkulu Ola Program.

Old Style Pau Hana Mele & Hula ‘Auana
Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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A classic style hula ʻauana performance is slated with musicians Joe Camacho and Tithing Chun. They will be joined by a dancer from Ke ʻOlu Makani o Mauna Loa halau under the direction of Meleana Manuel.  Additional “talk story” and audience participation of song, hula, and memories will add to the relaxed atmosphere that occurs in any backyard kanikapila.  We invite you to come, share and enjoy.

Performed against the backdrop of the beautiful Niaulani rain forest, these free monthly hula performances from 4-5:30pm will surely deepen the viewer’s appreciation of modern hula. The healthy Hawaiian rain forest at Niaulani is home to many native plants and birds found only in Hawai’i and is referred to in songs and hula movements.

xWeather permitting the performance will be held outdoors in VAC’s outdoor sculpture garden. Feel free to bring folding chairs, blankets, refreshments, for a picnic-style event. If the weather is not conducive the event will be held indoors. Please dress in warm layers and be prepared for sun and/ or rain.

These monthly performances deepen the understanding and appreciation of modern hula. Performances begin at 4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village typically on the fourth Friday of each month. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the County of Hawai’i’s Department of Research and Development.

Mar
28
Sat
2020
Fabulous Fabric Fun
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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Enjoy a full day of textile fun with three creative textile artists and quilters in the “Fabulous Fabric Fun” workshop on Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 9am – 3:30pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Glorianne Garza will guide you to explore different foiling techniques to apply foil to fabric, using fusibles, glue, stencils and more. Learn English Paper Piecing with Lisa Louise Adams and make a fabric bowl. Make a fabric landscape collage with Kona quilter Catherine Wynne.

The cost for the full-day workshop is $80/$75 VAC Members – all materials are included. Bring your hand-sewing kit, including a thimble, fabric scissors, and neutral thread. All fabrics are supplied though you have the option to bring landscape fabric to share. No machines are needed during this workshop. Please bring a brown bag lunch.

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Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking 

The iconic image of the ‘Great Wave’ by Hokusai or Hiroshige’s landscapes are examples of “Mokuhanga”, the term used to describe traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking. This relief printing technique differs from western woodcut methods in that an image is carved onto a piece of wood and water-based Sumi ink, watercolor, and nori (rice paste) are used to create the print. No toxic solvents or heavy metal press are used. Ink is applied with brushes and a simple printing pad is used to transfer the ink into the fibers of a dampened sheet of washi (Japanese hand-made paper).

You can learn how to make your own classic image with Glenn Yamanoha in the “Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking.” This workshop series will consist of four sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village on Saturday, March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020, from 10am – 12:30pm.

Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic processes. Attendees will learn the fundamental techniques of Mokuhanga such as cutting with chisels, preparing blocks and paper, registration and printing with a baren (printing pad) in addition to design and aesthetic considerations. The cost is $100/$90 for VAC Members plus a $35 fee, inclusive of supplies. No experience is necessary for this workshop.

Glenn Yamanoha is an established painter and printmaker residing in Volcano. He has a degree in painting from the University of Washington in Seattle, studied graphic design at Seattle Art Institute and has many years experience teaching design, drawing and painting on the college level. As a Monbusho (Japan Government) scholar, he studied Mokuhanga in Kyoto, Japan and teaches regularly at many venues on the Big Island.

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Forest Work Day with Tim Tunison
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Niaulani Forest Work DayForest Work Day with Tim Tunison

Saturday, February 29th from 1-3PM

Want to learn about native plants, help restore a beautiful rainforest, and get some exercise? Then you’re invited to join Tim Tunison for a special Forest Workday training on Saturday, February 29th, from 1-3 PM at the Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village to help restore the beautiful Niaulani Forest behind the Volcano Art Center. This free event is an opportunity for individuals, families, and organizations to connect with nature and each other while helping perpetuate a four-acre species-rich and inspirational old-growth rain forest. Participants will learn the management needed to perpetuate this incredibly unique old-growth koa/ and ’ohi’a rain forest and will be able to join monthly forest work days keeping the Niaulani forest healthy for generations to come. No experience is necessary however registration is required. Volunteers should bring gloves, closed-toe shoes and rain gear in case of wet weather. VAC’s Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road. To register, contact Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222. This program supported by Hawaii Tourism’s Aloha Aina Program.IMG_0717

 

 

 

Mar
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Sun
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Volcano Insight
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Mar
30
Mon
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 30 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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Monday and Thursday mornings at 7:30am. 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
Mar 30 @ 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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Mar
31
Tue
2020
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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

Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning February 18 – April 7, 2020, from 4pm – 5pm. This basics class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar, and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!

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

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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning February 18 – April 7, 2020, from 5pm – 6:30pm. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.

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

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Mar 31 @ 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 at the Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani campus.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning February 18 – April 7, 2020, from 6:30pm – 8pm.

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

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Apr
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Wed
2020
The Wonders of Watercolor
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Get ready to explore “The Wonders of Watercolor” with Nancy DeLucrezia, an eight-week workshop series on Wednesdays starting March 4 – April 22, 2020, from 1 – 4pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. This eight-week watercolor workshop is designed for artists who are already working in watercolor and want to benefit from the constructive feedback and sharing of ideas and information provided by group classes in taking your work to a new level. Each session will consist of approximately 30-60 minutes of presentations, demonstrations and discussions, followed by 120-150 minutes of work on current or new paintings while receiving feedback from the instructor and fellow students, especially regarding the topics covered.

In this class you will discover and enhance your personal style, review composition, light, materials and techniques, discover sources of inspiration, learn more about various paints and color mixing, participate in valuable critiques, and learn to build and promote your portfolio. The cost is $300/$275 for VAC Members plus a $5 facility fee.

Nancy DeLucrezia majored in art at the State University of New York with a concentration in photography and printmaking. In the late 80’s she moved to California studied privately with Santa Barbara Watercolor Society founder, Rose Margaret Braiden. She also studied with award winning watercolor artist, Judy Koenig. Ms. DeLucrezia was a founding member of Working Artists Ventura (WAV), a residential community of artists, writers and performers, where she lived for six years and produced several art shows, theatrical performances and concerts.  She also served as Art Programs Director for Turning Point Foundation, teaching watercolor classes to psychiatrically challenged clients and curating community exhibits of their work. Since moving to the Big Island in 2015 she has studied acrylic painting with Peggy Stanton and oil painting with Rose Adare. She has also served on the Boards of Directors of Hawaii Island Art Alliance and Kipaipai School of Art and has taught watercolor at Kipaipai and Volcano Art Center.

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Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Apr 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga for Meditation 

Historically yoga poses were taught as a means to prepare one for meditation. In keeping with this tradition, this class focuses on controlling the breath in pranayama exercises, linking the breath to physical movement in yoga asana, and finally watching the breath in 20 minutes of meditation.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Suggested donation $5

Apr
2
Thu
2020
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 2 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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Monday and Thursday mornings at 7:30am. 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

 

Apr
3
Fri
2020
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 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 Hawai’i Tourism’s Kūkulu Ola Program.