Calendar of Events

Sep
21
Sat
2019
EXHIBIT: Tiny Treasures Invitational
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm

Molten Flow Sapphire Cascade Earrings by Daniel E. RockovitzEXHIBIT: Tiny Treasures Invitational 

September 21 – November 3, 2019
The Volcano Art Center proudly announces the return of the Tiny Treasures Invitational Exhibition to its gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park from September 21st through November 3rd, 2019. The multi-media group exhibition will be open to the public from 9am to 5pm daily with an opening reception on September 21stfrom 5-7pm. While the exhibit is free, park entrance fees do apply.

This year’s exhibition will also celebrate VAC’s 45th anniversary, officially incorporated on October 21st, 1974.  Invited jewelry artists including Daniel Rokovitz, Stone O’Daugherty, Kristin Mitsu Shiga, Pat Pearlman, and Amy Flanders will present their unique, handcrafted designs, some embellished with sapphires to help us celebrate! Their works will be highlighted against wood designs of Karen and Mark Stebbins of Big Island Engraving.

Sapphire, ruby and emerald faceted bead necklaces by Pat PearlmanAlso on display, small works from the annual Volcano Art Collaboration which took place in June at VAC’s Niaulani Campus.  That event was attended by nine participating artists including Rose Adare, Nash Adams-Pruitt, Lisa Louise Adams, Ed Clapp, Amy Flanders, Bill Hamilton, Liz Miller, Joe Laceby and Erik Wold.  In the spirit of the collaborations events, this year the artists created multiple unique mixed media pieces incorporating wood, glass, metals, and ceramics.

Please visit this unique collection of art and help VAC celebrate the many years of providing art and culture to our community.

 

Oct
19
Sat
2019
Food from Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps & Wood Chips
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

mushroomsFood From Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and Wood Chips

Back by popular demand! After a sold-out workshop in August, instructor Zach Mermel is back to teach the basics of mushroom cultivation in the “Food From Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and Wood Chips” workshop on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9am – 2:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Wondering what to do with those undesirable exotic trees on the Back Forty? By teaming with certain fungi, you can turn that pesky plant problem into an edible solution. A wonder drug or just darn tasty, the humble mushroom belongs to a kingdom seldom explored. Mushrooms are an excellent source of vegetarian protein and nutrition with the added bonus of “easy to grow”. Their health benefits are well known and their ecological advantages are just now being fully realized.

Now you can learn basic fungal biology and how fungal mycelium colonizes different materials, particularly wooden logs, stumps, and wood chips. You’ll also discover the health benefits of different edible and medicinal fungi in Hawai‘i.

Course fees are $55 for VAC members and $60 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Each participant will depart with a shiitake mushroom log kit, as well as a King Stropharia mushroom kit. Participants will meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village for a slideshow lecture, then drive to Shaka Forest Farms on Wright Road in Volcano Village for the hands-on segment of the workshop.

Zach_Headshot4If you’re an eager epicurean, avid horticulturalist or just interested in mushrooms, Zach encourages you along with farmers, gardeners, and homeowners seeking to incorporate the growing of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms into their lives and livelihoods to attend.

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Hula Kahiko with Kumu Hula Manaiakalani Kalua with Akaunu
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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Hula Kahiko featuring Kumu Hula Manaiakalani Kalua with Akaunu

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10:30am

Born and raised in Keaukaha, Kumu Hula Manaiakalani Kalua graduated from Kamehameha School in 1996 and received a BA in Hawaiian Studies in 2002 from Ka Haka ʻUla ʻo Keʻelikolani at UH-Hilo.  He has been an instructor at  Hawaiʻi Community College in the Hawaiian Life Styles-program, since 2003. His hālau, Akaunu opened in 2012 and is closely tied to the traditions of UNUKUPUKUPU and Hālau O Kekuhi.

This performance is part of a year-round series sponsored by the Volcano Art Center.  For the series, hula halau from across Hawai`i and beyond are invited to perform each month in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.

This presentation will be presented authentically in an outdoor setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats.

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

Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and ʻohana
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu & ʻohana

Saturday, October 19, 2019, from  11:00am – 1:00pm

Held once a month in conjunction with the Hula Kahiko performance at the kahua hula, the public is invited to join cultural specialist Loke Kamanu and her ʻohana, as they demonstrate on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery.  Presenting a lovely display of “Nā Mea Hula” (all things hula), they will share a variety of instruments, implements and lei styles that play an integral role in the life of the hula practitioner. This memorable demonstration is hands-on and family friendly.

 

Oct
20
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Oct 20 @ 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
Oct 20 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, September 15, 2019, through Sunday, November 3, 2019. Firing will occur the first week of December with student work available for pickup by December 15. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Oct 20 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, September 15, 2019, through Sunday, November 3, 2019. Firing will occur the first week of December with student work available for pickup by December 15. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oct
21
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Oct 21 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday 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

 

*Classes on October 21, 28, & November 4 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Niaulani Nature Walk
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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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Oct
22
Tue
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Oct 22 @ 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 October 8 – November 26, 2019, 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
Oct 22 @ 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 October 8 – November 26, 2019, 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
Oct 22 @ 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
Oct 22 @ 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 October 8 – November 26, 2019, 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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Oct
23
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Oct 23 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday 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

*Classes on October 16, 23, 30 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Oct 23 @ 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

Oct
25
Fri
2019
Fit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

pk fitness classFit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes with PK Mercado

Fit & Firm coed strength, balance, core and agility exercise conditioning classes for ages 30 and older. Low to Medium exercise intensity, including but not limited to squats, planks, shoulder presses, lunges and more. Geared towards full body functional fitness to compliment one’s active lifestyle. Most fitness equipment provided.

Please bring with you on the first class: Exercise ball, exercise mat, water, towel, and wear comfortable fitness wear. No slippers, or crocks. Shoes or bare feet ONLY.

Payment in full at the first class session. CHECKS OR CASH IN EXACT CHANGE ONLY. Make checks out to
Soul Fitness Hawaii, LLC

$36 Class Fee: includes all 4 classes. There are no make ups for missed classes. No roll overs, no prorating classes. Your payment holds your spot for the month of March only. If you’d like to continue taking on going classes you will have to confirm your spot with me for the next ongoing class.

All classes are booked and scheduled in advanced. If you don’t confirm you spot for the month, You will lose it, and I will fill it. Spots are limited to only 15 people. So please be mindful of your intent. WE always have a waitlist.

Before signing up call me to learn if this is the appropriate fitness level for you. If you have any prior medical concerns or attending physical therapy at this time, call me. You will need to finish all P.T. before taking class.

Please call me directly to register. NO DROP-IN SPOTS AVAILABLE. Class starts sharp at 8am, no late entry. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130
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Strong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

strong seniors chair classStrong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes  with PK Mercado

Senior Strong Chair Exercise Classes in Volcano on Fridays. 5 classes for $45, must call me to reserve your spot. Spots are limited to only 15. No drop ins. NO make ups for missed classes. No prorating. No roll overs to the next month.

I will provide all equipment. You’ll bring water, towel and wear fitness wear and shoes. NO Crocks, slippers or sandals. If you walk with a cane please bring that, if you walk with a walker bring that as well.

If you’re under a doctor’s care, please call me to discuss medical concerns.
Payment is due in full at the first session, check or cash in exact change ONLY, I will not give credit.

Class starts 10am sharp, come early to set up your space. NO tardies you will be turned away. It disrupts the class. And it won’t be made up. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130

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Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Oct 25 @ 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 a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Monthly Mele & Hula ‘Auana Performances
Oct 25 @ 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.

Weather 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 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 for 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.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson

Open up your creativity and challenge yourself by learning this fun technique. It’s guaranteed to change the way you look at color.

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

Big Island artist and instructor Patti Pease Johnson will tell you, “It’s all about playing with colors. I supply all materials and guidance, you create. The fun time is your art journey for a few hours.” Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

Join her for the Paint Your Own Silk Scarf workshop on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 9:00am-12:30pm at Volcano Art Center. Cost is $50 and $45 for VAC members plus a $15 fee per person, inclusive of supplies. For more information or to register call VAC at 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

silkscarf2In the final hour, students will use hot wax with the tjanting tool on Habotai silk to outline your more representational design and create a resist line for the dyes. Then you will paint and mix colors on the 10” x 10” silk artwork.

Patti Pease Johnson’s artwork can be found at galleries and shops across the State and in collections around the world. Patti has a designer’s ability to distill natural subjects into their most essential forms and to rearrange them in her paintings. Her artworks include sculpture, mobiles, fashions, soft pastels, and clay objects in abstract and expressionist styles.

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Hands-On Fermented Foods Workshop: Kimchi & Kombucha/Jun with Jasmine Silverstein of HeartBeet Foods
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hands-On Fermented Foods Workshop: Kimchi and Kombucha/Jun with Jasmine Silverstein of HeartBeet Foods

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 10am – 1pm

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

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

Join Jasmine Silverstein of HeartBeet Foods in this hands-on “Kimchi & Kombucha/Jun” workshop on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10am – 1pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Learn the basics of culturing cabbage and various vegetables into probiotic-rich Kimchi, as well as how to make your own kombucha and jun. Each participant will take home their own finished products. This informative and engaging workshop will leave you prepared to make your own ferments at home!

Cost for the workshop is $60 and $55 for VAC members plus a $15 fee, inclusive of supplies. All supplies and Organic ingredients will be provided. Pre-registration is required. No cooking skills necessary, just an interest in real, whole food. Fermentation is an Art not a Science… It’s flexible and fun, not rigid or difficult.

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

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Oct
27
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Oct 27 @ 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
Oct 27 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, September 15, 2019, through Sunday, November 3, 2019. Firing will occur the first week of December with student work available for pickup by December 15. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Oct 27 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold  

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, September 15, 2019, through Sunday, November 3, 2019. Firing will occur the first week of December with student work available for pickup by December 15. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oct
28
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Oct 28 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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Monday and Wednesday 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

 

*Classes on October 21, 28, & November 4 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Niaulani Nature Walk
Oct 28 @ 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: Kapa Aloha ʻĀina, the fabric of Hawaiʻi with Puakea Forester
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Tuesday, October 28, 2019 | 11am – 1pm

For almost 100 years, Hawaiian kapa making was all but lost. Come learn about the many facets of its manufacturing and become apart of perpetuating this once-lost heritage art form. 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.

Stained Glass Open Studio
Oct 28 @ 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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Oct
29
Tue
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Oct 29 @ 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 October 8 – November 26, 2019, 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
Oct 29 @ 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 October 8 – November 26, 2019, 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
Oct 29 @ 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
Oct 29 @ 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 October 8 – November 26, 2019, 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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Oct
30
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Oct 30 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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Monday and Wednesday 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

*Classes on October 16, 23, 30 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Oct 30 @ 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

Nov
1
Fri
2019
Fit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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Fit & Firm coed strength, balance, core and agility exercise conditioning classes for ages 30 and older. Low to Medium exercise intensity, including but not limited to squats, planks, shoulder presses, lunges and more. Geared towards full body functional fitness to compliment one’s active lifestyle. Most fitness equipment provided.

Please bring with you on the first class: Exercise ball, exercise mat, water, towel, and wear comfortable fitness wear. No slippers, or crocks. Shoes or bare feet ONLY.

Payment in full at the first class session. CHECKS OR CASH IN EXACT CHANGE ONLY. Make checks out to
Soul Fitness Hawaii, LLC

$36 Class Fee: includes all 4 classes. There are no make ups for missed classes. No roll overs, no prorating classes. Your payment holds your spot for the month of March only. If you’d like to continue taking on going classes you will have to confirm your spot with me for the next ongoing class.

All classes are booked and scheduled in advanced. If you don’t confirm you spot for the month, You will lose it, and I will fill it. Spots are limited to only 15 people. So please be mindful of your intent. WE always have a waitlist.

Before signing up call me to learn if this is the appropriate fitness level for you. If you have any prior medical concerns or attending physical therapy at this time, call me. You will need to finish all P.T. before taking class.

Please call me directly to register. NO DROP-IN SPOTS AVAILABLE. Class starts sharp at 8am, no late entry. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130
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Strong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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Senior Strong Chair Exercise Classes in Volcano on Fridays. 5 classes for $45, must call me to reserve your spot. Spots are limited to only 15. No drop ins. NO make ups for missed classes. No prorating. No roll overs to the next month.

I will provide all equipment. You’ll bring water, towel and wear fitness wear and shoes. NO Crocks, slippers or sandals. If you walk with a cane please bring that, if you walk with a walker bring that as well.

If you’re under a doctor’s care, please call me to discuss medical concerns.
Payment is due in full at the first session, check or cash in exact change ONLY, I will not give credit.

Class starts 10am sharp, come early to set up your space. NO tardies you will be turned away. It disrupts the class. And it won’t be made up. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130

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Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Nov
2
Sat
2019
Palm Seed Stem (Inflorescence) Random Weave Baskets with Jelena Clay
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Try your hand at creating Palm Seed Stem (inflorescence) Random Weave Baskets in this fun, hands-on workshop with Jelena Clay on Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 9am – 1pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

This class will teach students how to take an inflorescence, palm seed stem and manipulate it into a defined shape.  The baskets will have a leather hanger to hang on the wall.   Students will create a mold in the class which will define the pocket shape and we will use reed to weave the shape. Dyes will also be available to add a little color if desired.  All supplies will be provided to make a wall baskets (extra supplies will be available).  If you have a favorite bead or seed pod, bring it and we can add it. Embellishments will be available if students choose to add them.

Class fee is $55/$50 for VAC members plus a $30 supply fee. Jelena will provide the palm seed stems, mold supplies, leather hanger, and embellishments. Pre-registration is required.

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

 

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Stained Glass Basics I
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

“Stained Glass Basics I” will be held at Volcano Art Center on Saturdays: November 2, 9, & 16, 2019, from 9am – 1pm. Class fee is $100/$90 for VAC members plus a $20 fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

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

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Sounds at the Summit featuring Wendell Ing
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Volcano Art Center’s Sounds at the Summit series continues on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 5:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village featuring Wendell Ing with the release of his album, Jazz Avenue.

Jazz Avenue features jazzy versions of popular standards with touches of blues and country licks woven into a colorful tapestry of sound. These are some of classically trained Wendell Ing’s favorite songs. Some are well known, and others are gems from days gone by.  Hear a sample of the songs from his CD by clicking here!

Wendell Ing is a recording artist currently living on the Big Island, Hawaii. Previously he has released 4 CD’s of original music. This is his first album of cover songs, and it is an all instrumental recording of some of his favorite jazz standards. Three of his four prior CD’s were nominated for Na Hoku Hanohano Hawaii Music Awards. He was also the recipient of a Na Hoku Award for co-producing Diana Aki’s multiple award-winning album, Moments With You.

Tickets are $15 for VAC members ($20 non-members) and include a free copy of Jazz Avenue! Also included is a free raffle for a mug emblazoned with the Jazz Avenue CD design, to be awarded at the end of the concert. Ticket holders will be able to purchase beer, wine, as well as pupus. Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday, November 1. After that, tickets will be sold at VAC Gallery & at the door if they are not sold out. Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show. OR, you may pick them up any day before the show at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
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Nov
3
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Nov 3 @ 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.

Fused Glass Basics: Ornaments with Claudia McCall
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fused Glass Basics: Ornaments with Claudia McCall

‘Tis the season to create your own Christmas tree glass ornament! Glass artist Claudia McCall will teach the “Fused Glass Basics: Ornaments” workshop on Sunday, November 3, 2019, from 11 am – 3 pm 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.

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 Christmas tree-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.

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Nov 3 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, September 15, 2019, through Sunday, November 3, 2019. Firing will occur the first week of December with student work available for pickup by December 15. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
4
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Nov 4 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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Monday and Wednesday 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

 

*Classes on October 21, 28, & November 4 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 4 @ 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
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

Monday, November 4 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
Nov 4 @ 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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Nov
5
Tue
2019
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1
Nov 5 @ 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 October 8 – November 26, 2019, 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
Nov 5 @ 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 October 8 – November 26, 2019, 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
Nov 5 @ 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
Nov 5 @ 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 October 8 – November 26, 2019, 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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Nov
6
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Nov 6 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday 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

*Classes on October 16, 23, 30 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Nov 6 @ 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

Nov
8
Fri
2019
Fit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

pk fitness classFit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes with PK Mercado

Fit & Firm coed strength, balance, core and agility exercise conditioning classes for ages 30 and older. Low to Medium exercise intensity, including but not limited to squats, planks, shoulder presses, lunges and more. Geared towards full body functional fitness to compliment one’s active lifestyle. Most fitness equipment provided.

Please bring with you on the first class: Exercise ball, exercise mat, water, towel, and wear comfortable fitness wear. No slippers, or crocks. Shoes or bare feet ONLY.

Payment in full at the first class session. CHECKS OR CASH IN EXACT CHANGE ONLY. Make checks out to
Soul Fitness Hawaii, LLC

$36 Class Fee: includes all 4 classes. There are no make ups for missed classes. No roll overs, no prorating classes. Your payment holds your spot for the month of March only. If you’d like to continue taking on going classes you will have to confirm your spot with me for the next ongoing class.

All classes are booked and scheduled in advanced. If you don’t confirm you spot for the month, You will lose it, and I will fill it. Spots are limited to only 15 people. So please be mindful of your intent. WE always have a waitlist.

Before signing up call me to learn if this is the appropriate fitness level for you. If you have any prior medical concerns or attending physical therapy at this time, call me. You will need to finish all P.T. before taking class.

Please call me directly to register. NO DROP-IN SPOTS AVAILABLE. Class starts sharp at 8am, no late entry. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130
http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Strong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

strong seniors chair classStrong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes  with PK Mercado

Senior Strong Chair Exercise Classes in Volcano on Fridays. 5 classes for $45, must call me to reserve your spot. Spots are limited to only 15. No drop ins. NO make ups for missed classes. No prorating. No roll overs to the next month.

I will provide all equipment. You’ll bring water, towel and wear fitness wear and shoes. NO Crocks, slippers or sandals. If you walk with a cane please bring that, if you walk with a walker bring that as well.

If you’re under a doctor’s care, please call me to discuss medical concerns.
Payment is due in full at the first session, check or cash in exact change ONLY, I will not give credit.

Class starts 10am sharp, come early to set up your space. NO tardies you will be turned away. It disrupts the class. And it won’t be made up. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130

http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Randy Lee
Nov 8 @ 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 a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Nov
9
Sat
2019
Stained Glass Basics I
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass Basics I 

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

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

“Stained Glass Basics I” will be held at Volcano Art Center on Saturdays: November 2, 9, & 16, 2019, from 9am – 1pm. Class fee is $100/$90 for VAC members plus a $20 fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

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

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Zentangle® Introduction to Bitty BookZ™
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Zentangle® Introduction to Bitty BookZ™

with Lois and Earl Stokes, Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZT)

Saturday Nov 9, 2019

10AM-1PM

Caution! These Bitty BookZ are addicting!

Join the little book craze, a great way to display your Zentangle art. In this class you will receive a work of art.. a Bitty BookZ created by Lois Stokes ready to fill with tangles (patterns). This sketchbook made with Zentangle tiles will be the canvas we will use to create a series of studies. We will explore the dance of tangles as they spiral through a stage of black ink on white paper. All art supplies will be provided (returning students are encouraged to bring their favorite supplies). Everyone is welcome. No prior knowledge of the Zentangle Method is necessary. This is a potluck so please feel free to bring some food to share. Cost is $35/$30 VAC Members plus a $15 fee, inclusive of supplies.

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Bonus Off-Site Workshop with Lois Stokes 

Do you want to build a sketchbook that will hold your visual memoirs and musings?

Are you searching for a gift that will be treasured?

Are you wondering what to do with all of those tiles you have created?

A follow up workshop will be offered by Lois in her home studio. This workshop will take you thru the steps of creating this handmade book made with Zentangle tiles. This class is limited to 5 students. Let Lois know if you are interested.

Sounds at the Summit featuring Constant as the Moon
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Volcano Art Center’s Sounds at the Summit series continues on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 5:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village featuring Constant as the Moon.

Constant As the Moon blends the evocative sound of the Chinese erhu with the acoustic guitar and vocals, to blossom into contemporary music nourished by ancient roots.
Tsun-Hui Hung was trained in traditional opera in Taiwan and holds a Ph.D. in cognitive ethnomusicology from Ohio State University. She traveled and performed throughout the world before settling in Hawaiʻi in 2016. Tsun-Hui’s collaboration with Jeff Peterson and Greg Sardinha won the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Instrumental Album of the Year in 2018.
Wade Cambern , a native of Los Angeles, has made Hawaiʻi his home since the late 1970s. He is a multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning founding member of Hawaiian Style Band, writing and singing many of the group’s enduring hits from the 1990s. He currently directs the Contemporary Service Music Ensemble at Central Union Church in Honolulu.

Tickets are $20 for VAC members ($25 non-members)! Ticket holders will be able to purchase beer, wine, as well as pupus. Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday, November 8. After that, tickets will be sold at VAC Gallery & at the door if they are not sold out. Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show. OR, you may pick them up any day before the show at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
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Nov
10
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Nov
11
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Nov 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday 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

 

*Classes on October 21, 28, & November 4 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 11 @ 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
Nov 11 @ 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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Nov
12
Tue
2019
Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_5228Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Lauhala Weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales 

Second Tuesdays, November 12, 2019 | 11am – 1pm
Learn the art of lauhala weaving with Ku‘uipo Kalahiki-Morales. 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
Nov 12 @ 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 October 8 – November 26, 2019, 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
Nov 12 @ 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 October 8 – November 26, 2019, 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
Nov 12 @ 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
Nov 12 @ 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 October 8 – November 26, 2019, 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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Nov
13
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Nov 13 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday 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

*Classes on October 16, 23, 30 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Nov 13 @ 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

Nov
15
Fri
2019
Fit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes
Nov 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

pk fitness classFit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes with PK Mercado

Fit & Firm coed strength, balance, core and agility exercise conditioning classes for ages 30 and older. Low to Medium exercise intensity, including but not limited to squats, planks, shoulder presses, lunges and more. Geared towards full body functional fitness to compliment one’s active lifestyle. Most fitness equipment provided.

Please bring with you on the first class: Exercise ball, exercise mat, water, towel, and wear comfortable fitness wear. No slippers, or crocks. Shoes or bare feet ONLY.

Payment in full at the first class session. CHECKS OR CASH IN EXACT CHANGE ONLY. Make checks out to
Soul Fitness Hawaii, LLC

$36 Class Fee: includes all 4 classes. There are no make ups for missed classes. No roll overs, no prorating classes. Your payment holds your spot for the month of March only. If you’d like to continue taking on going classes you will have to confirm your spot with me for the next ongoing class.

All classes are booked and scheduled in advanced. If you don’t confirm you spot for the month, You will lose it, and I will fill it. Spots are limited to only 15 people. So please be mindful of your intent. WE always have a waitlist.

Before signing up call me to learn if this is the appropriate fitness level for you. If you have any prior medical concerns or attending physical therapy at this time, call me. You will need to finish all P.T. before taking class.

Please call me directly to register. NO DROP-IN SPOTS AVAILABLE. Class starts sharp at 8am, no late entry. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130
http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Strong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

strong seniors chair classStrong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes  with PK Mercado

Senior Strong Chair Exercise Classes in Volcano on Fridays. 5 classes for $45, must call me to reserve your spot. Spots are limited to only 15. No drop ins. NO make ups for missed classes. No prorating. No roll overs to the next month.

I will provide all equipment. You’ll bring water, towel and wear fitness wear and shoes. NO Crocks, slippers or sandals. If you walk with a cane please bring that, if you walk with a walker bring that as well.

If you’re under a doctor’s care, please call me to discuss medical concerns.
Payment is due in full at the first session, check or cash in exact change ONLY, I will not give credit.

Class starts 10am sharp, come early to set up your space. NO tardies you will be turned away. It disrupts the class. And it won’t be made up. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130

http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe
Nov 15 @ 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 a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Stained Glass Basics I
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass Basics I 

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

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

“Stained Glass Basics I” will be held at Volcano Art Center on Saturdays: November 2, 9, & 16, 2019, from 9am – 1pm. Class fee is $100/$90 for VAC members plus a $20 fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

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

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Mixed Media Encaustic
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Beginner & Intermediate Mixed Media Encaustic –  

Join artist Mary Milelzcik for the “Mixed Media Encaustic” workshop on Saturday, November 16, 2019, 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 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 techniques along with wet and dry shellac burns will be demonstrated. After instruction and experimenting, you will have the opportunity to create two encaustic paintings to take home with you. Since the holidays are approaching, you will have the option to make a set of holiday cards to share with your friends and family!

Pohoiki 12?Mary will provide panels and handmade paper to use as substrates, cards and envelopes, 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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Nov
17
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Nov
18
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Nov 18 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday 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

 

*Classes on October 21, 28, & November 4 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 18 @ 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
Nov 18 @ 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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Nov
19
Tue
2019
Cultural Understanding Through Art & the Environment: Ti Leaf Lei Making with Jelena Clay
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

Third Tuesdays, November 19, 2019 | 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
Nov 19 @ 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 October 8 – November 26, 2019, 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
Nov 19 @ 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 October 8 – November 26, 2019, 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
Nov 19 @ 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
Nov 19 @ 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 October 8 – November 26, 2019, 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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Nov
20
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Nov 20 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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Monday and Wednesday 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

*Classes on October 16, 23, 30 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Nov 20 @ 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

Nov
22
Fri
2019
Fit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

pk fitness classFit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes with PK Mercado

Fit & Firm coed strength, balance, core and agility exercise conditioning classes for ages 30 and older. Low to Medium exercise intensity, including but not limited to squats, planks, shoulder presses, lunges and more. Geared towards full body functional fitness to compliment one’s active lifestyle. Most fitness equipment provided.

Please bring with you on the first class: Exercise ball, exercise mat, water, towel, and wear comfortable fitness wear. No slippers, or crocks. Shoes or bare feet ONLY.

Payment in full at the first class session. CHECKS OR CASH IN EXACT CHANGE ONLY. Make checks out to
Soul Fitness Hawaii, LLC

$36 Class Fee: includes all 4 classes. There are no make ups for missed classes. No roll overs, no prorating classes. Your payment holds your spot for the month of March only. If you’d like to continue taking on going classes you will have to confirm your spot with me for the next ongoing class.

All classes are booked and scheduled in advanced. If you don’t confirm you spot for the month, You will lose it, and I will fill it. Spots are limited to only 15 people. So please be mindful of your intent. WE always have a waitlist.

Before signing up call me to learn if this is the appropriate fitness level for you. If you have any prior medical concerns or attending physical therapy at this time, call me. You will need to finish all P.T. before taking class.

Please call me directly to register. NO DROP-IN SPOTS AVAILABLE. Class starts sharp at 8am, no late entry. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130
http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Guided Cultural Tour of the Niaulani Forest
Nov 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 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 on Friday, November 22, from 9:30 -11:00am.  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 Masters 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.

Strong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

strong seniors chair classStrong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes  with PK Mercado

Senior Strong Chair Exercise Classes in Volcano on Fridays. 5 classes for $45, must call me to reserve your spot. Spots are limited to only 15. No drop ins. NO make ups for missed classes. No prorating. No roll overs to the next month.

I will provide all equipment. You’ll bring water, towel and wear fitness wear and shoes. NO Crocks, slippers or sandals. If you walk with a cane please bring that, if you walk with a walker bring that as well.

If you’re under a doctor’s care, please call me to discuss medical concerns.
Payment is due in full at the first session, check or cash in exact change ONLY, I will not give credit.

Class starts 10am sharp, come early to set up your space. NO tardies you will be turned away. It disrupts the class. And it won’t be made up. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130

http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Nov 22 @ 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 a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Nov
24
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Nov
25
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Nov 25 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday 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

 

*Classes on October 21, 28, & November 4 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 25 @ 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: Kapa Aloha ʻĀina, the fabric of Hawaiʻi with Puakea Forester
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Fourth Mondays, November 25, 2019 | 11am – 1pm

For almost 100 years, Hawaiian kapa making was all but lost. Come learn about the many facets of its manufacturing and become apart of perpetuating this once-lost heritage art form. 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.

Stained Glass Open Studio
Nov 25 @ 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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Nov
26
Tue
2019
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Nov 26 @ 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.

Nov
27
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*
Nov 27 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss*

Monday and Wednesday 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

*Classes on October 16, 23, 30 will be taught by substitute Ed Clapp

Ed Clapp studied to be a yoga instructor at Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Institute in Virginia.
This is a deliberate, meditative kind of yoga perfect for a beginner and suitable for a more advanced student as well. A series of poses are held in increasing duration over a period of weeks. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. New poses are added each class and a brief discussion of meditation, and breath practice is offered.
Yoga with Ted Pirsig
Nov 27 @ 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

Nov
29
Fri
2019
Fit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes
Nov 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

pk fitness classFit & Firm Volcano Medium Intensity Strength Exercise Classes with PK Mercado

Fit & Firm coed strength, balance, core and agility exercise conditioning classes for ages 30 and older. Low to Medium exercise intensity, including but not limited to squats, planks, shoulder presses, lunges and more. Geared towards full body functional fitness to compliment one’s active lifestyle. Most fitness equipment provided.

Please bring with you on the first class: Exercise ball, exercise mat, water, towel, and wear comfortable fitness wear. No slippers, or crocks. Shoes or bare feet ONLY.

Payment in full at the first class session. CHECKS OR CASH IN EXACT CHANGE ONLY. Make checks out to
Soul Fitness Hawaii, LLC

$36 Class Fee: includes all 4 classes. There are no make ups for missed classes. No roll overs, no prorating classes. Your payment holds your spot for the month of March only. If you’d like to continue taking on going classes you will have to confirm your spot with me for the next ongoing class.

All classes are booked and scheduled in advanced. If you don’t confirm you spot for the month, You will lose it, and I will fill it. Spots are limited to only 15 people. So please be mindful of your intent. WE always have a waitlist.

Before signing up call me to learn if this is the appropriate fitness level for you. If you have any prior medical concerns or attending physical therapy at this time, call me. You will need to finish all P.T. before taking class.

Please call me directly to register. NO DROP-IN SPOTS AVAILABLE. Class starts sharp at 8am, no late entry. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130
http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way

Strong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

strong seniors chair classStrong Seniors Chair Exercise Classes  with PK Mercado

Senior Strong Chair Exercise Classes in Volcano on Fridays. 5 classes for $45, must call me to reserve your spot. Spots are limited to only 15. No drop ins. NO make ups for missed classes. No prorating. No roll overs to the next month.

I will provide all equipment. You’ll bring water, towel and wear fitness wear and shoes. NO Crocks, slippers or sandals. If you walk with a cane please bring that, if you walk with a walker bring that as well.

If you’re under a doctor’s care, please call me to discuss medical concerns.
Payment is due in full at the first session, check or cash in exact change ONLY, I will not give credit.

Class starts 10am sharp, come early to set up your space. NO tardies you will be turned away. It disrupts the class. And it won’t be made up. Mahalo Puakea 315-9130

http://www.soulfitnesshawaiipksm.com
Instagram: pk.soares_fitness
Facebook: PK Mercado
Group: Women’s Fitness My Way