Calendar of Events

Nov
17
Fri
2017
Christmas in the Country and the 18th Annual Wreath Exhibition
Nov 17 2017 @ 9:00 am – Jan 1 2018 @ 5:00 pm

CIC17Finalinvite frontChristmas in the Country and the 18th Annual Wreath Exhibition

With warmest winter wishes and happiest holiday greetings, Volcano Art Center welcomes all to the  18th Annual Christmas in the Country celebration starting Friday, November 17, 2017.  Featuring the Annual Invitational Wreath Exhibit that continues through January 1, 2018, this year’s Christmas in the Country promises an abundance of art and aloha to kick start your holiday season.

Every year, beginning on the Friday before Thanksgiving, VAC Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park creates a merry scene of an old-fashioned Christmas inside its 1877 historic building.  In addition to the exquisite artwork Volcano Art Center has become known for showcasing year-round, you’ll find unique holiday offerings of island-inspired gifts, ornaments and decorations made by Hawai‘i Island artists, including some that are VAC exclusives.

The concurrent Annual Invitational Wreath Exhibit presents one-of-a-kind wreaths in a variety of imaginative media, techniques and styles, from the whimsical to the traditional. “Those looking for truly original wreaths as well as one-of- a-kind , handmade gift items will not be disappointed by the selection created by our local artistic community, ” states gallery manager Emily C. Weiss.

As in years past, Christmas in the Country begins with an exclusive members-only preview party on Friday, November 17th at 5:30pm and features a fresh lineup of artists hosting special events throughout each weekend:

christmas in the country gallery pictureFriday, November 17, 5:30PM–8:00PM 

Member Appreciation Reception and Christmas in the Country Preview Party. VAC Members are invited to be the first to view the full collection of unique wreaths and high-quality handcrafted decorations and gifts offered only during Christmas in the Country. Enjoy complimentary gourmet pupus, mulled cider and champagne, prize drawings and your membership discount. Not a member? Joining is easy and secure ONLINE!  VAC members may bring a guest for $15. Held at the VAC Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Free, park entrance fees apply.

Saturday, November 18–Sunday, November 26, 9:00AM–5:00PM Daily

Volcano Art Center’s  Annual Christmas in the Country. Special holiday celebrations include art demonstrations, print and book signings by VAC Gallery artists, plus a fine selection of quality handcrafted decorations and gifts offered only during the holiday season. Held at the VAC Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Free; park entrance fees may apply.

Ken Charon wreathSaturday, November 18 –Sunday, January 1, 2018, 9:00AM–5:00PM Daily 

Volcano Art Center’s 18th Annual Invitational Wreath Exhibit. Gallery artists working in a wide variety of media, materials and techniques present their highly creative concepts of ‘wreath’. This year artists were invited to explore the concept of being “Guided By Stars” in their wreaths, inspired by the heavenly events of the total solar eclipse and the navigational wayfinding which led the Hōkūleʻa crew safely home from their long, 3 year voyage around the world.  Donʻt miss these fun, creative wreath designs!  Held at the VAC Gallery in HVNP. Free; park entrance fees may apply.  

Saturday, November 18, 10:30AM -11:30AM 

Hula Kahiko featuring  Kumu Haʻamauliola Aiona with Ke Kula o Nawahiokalaniʻopuʻu Public Charter School. The Volcano Art Center’s 2017 Hula Arts At Kīlauea program continues with a hula kahiko presentation which includes storytelling, chant, and hula blended to create a journey through Hawaiian history and legends performed by the students. The 7th & 10th grade students of Ke Kula ʻO Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu will share famous stories of ancestral gods, famous chiefs, and significant role models such at Iosepa Nāwahī and his wife Emma Aʻima Aʻi Nāwahī in our performance at Kīlauea.This free cultural event is supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority. Held at the Pa Hula in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Free; park entrance fees apply.

Loebel-Fried_APerfectDayforanAlbatross-bookcoverSaturday, November 18, 10:00AM–1:00PM

Print and book signing with Caren Loebel-Fried!  Join Caren Loebel-Fried,  award-winning author and artist from Volcano, HI, for a book signing of A Perfect Day for an Albatross.  The new book, written and illustrated by Loebel-Fried, is  a lively story which sweeps you into an albatross’s world of wind, rolling seas, boisterous dancing, and their intense commitment to one another and their nestlings.  Copies of the book will be available for sale as well as giclee images of the books beautiful illustrations. Held at the VAC Gallery in HVNP.  Free; park entrance fees apply.  

Saturday, November 18, 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Book and print signing with Kathy Long!  Kathy will be on hand signing her extensive collection of prints which represent her many years of dedication to Hawaii’s unique culture captured in paint and pastel. Held at the VAC Gallery in HVNP. Free; park entrance fees apply.

Saturday, November 18, 11:00AM -1:00AM 

Na Mea Hula with Halauolokalani!  Learn of all things hula through Volcano Art Centerʻs 2017 Hula Arts At Kīlauea program.  These hands-on activities provide a greater awareness of the hula arts as a cultural experience.  This free cultural event is supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority. Held on the porch of the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Free; park entrance fees apply.

Sunday, November 19, 11:00AM -1:00AM 

Lauhala ornament demonstration by Jelena Clay! Join master fiber artist and nationally recognized gourd artist Jelena Clay, who produces a variety of contemporary and traditional works in every natural fiber she can find.  Her interest in all Hawaiian art forms led her to lauhala weaving which she now graciously shares through her teaching.  Held at VAC Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Free; park entrance fees apply.

 

 Friday, November 24 –Saturday, November 25, 10:00AM–4:00PM

Christmas in the Country Expands to Niaulani Campus. Come celebrate the spirit of the holidays and view VAC’s Preview Exhibition featuring exhibit and program offerings for the upcoming year 2018! Also enjoy members of the Volcano Hui displaying handmade art and gifts as part of the annual Volcano Hui Tour. Beautiful live poinsettias will be on display and available for purchase to enhance your home for the holidays as a fundraiser for the Volcano School of Arts and Sciences. Located in VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Friday, November 24, 11:00AM–1:00PM

Aloha Friday: 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. This free cultural event is supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority. Free; park entrance fees apply.

Saturday, November 25, 10:00AM–12:00Noon

Make a Zentangle® ornament Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.  Join Dina Kageler, Lydia Menesses and Lois Stokes, all CZT (Certified Zentangle® Teachers)  as they lead participants in a small tangle ornament.  Supplies provided but imaginations required. Held the the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.  Free; park entrance fees apply.

 

Varez Santa on Dolphin 6.5x9.5Sunday, November 26, 11:00AM–1:00PM

Make a Holiday Card!  Join VAC gallery staff in making a one-of-a-kind, hand printed, woodblock holiday card using the designs of VAC`s beloved artist Dietrich Varez.  Since Dietrich is unable to attend this year`s festivities he has offered to share his art.  He and his wife, Linda Varez, are loaning Dietrichʻs small, prized hand carved, linoleum blocks to be used to create unique holiday cards which participents can take to share with family and friends. All supplies provided. Held at The Volcano Art center Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Free; park entrance fees apply.

Nov
24
Fri
2017
2018 Program Preview Exhibit
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Preview Exhibit for 2018 Programs at Volcano Art Center

The New Year is just around the corner and so are those “New Year’s Resolutions.” Whether it’s learning a new craft, a language, or broadening your artistic knowledge, Volcano Art Center is giving everyone the chance to see into the future and quite possibly offer the solution to those resolutions.

It all happens at the 2018 Program Preview Exhibit, Friday and Saturday, November 24 & 25, from 10:00am – 4:00pm, at VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. This special exhibit features work by artists who will be offering classes and workshops at VAC in the upcoming year.  Browse through programs proposals from painting & block printing classes to stained glass, pottery, horticulture, Zentangle®, music and more.

The exhibit will also feature work by artists who are scheduled to show at the VAC Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 2018.
In addition, Hale Ho’omana will be one of the stops on the Volcano Village Artists Hui Tour. Volcano School of Arts and Sciences will be selling ponsettias, and turkey legs, ribs, and soft drinks will be available for purchase on the both days of the Program Preview Exhibit.

Aloha Friday: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Nov
25
Sat
2017
2018 Program Preview Exhibit
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Preview Exhibit for 2018 Programs at Volcano Art Center

The New Year is just around the corner and so are those “New Year’s Resolutions.” Whether it’s learning a new craft, a language, or broadening your artistic knowledge, Volcano Art Center is giving everyone the chance to see into the future and quite possibly offer the solution to those resolutions.

It all happens at the 2018 Program Preview Exhibit, Friday and Saturday, November 24 & 25, from 10:00am – 4:00pm, at VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. This special exhibit features work by artists who will be offering classes and workshops at VAC in the upcoming year.  Browse through programs proposals from painting & block printing classes to stained glass, pottery, horticulture, Zentangle®, music and more.

The exhibit will also feature work by artists who are scheduled to show at the VAC Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 2018.
In addition, Hale Ho’omana will be one of the stops on the Volcano Village Artists Hui Tour. Volcano School of Arts and Sciences will be selling ponsettias, and turkey legs, ribs, and soft drinks will be available for purchase on the both days of the Program Preview Exhibit.

Nov
26
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

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

Nov
27
Mon
2017
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 and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm. Relax your body and rejuvenate your soul in this gentle and peaceful class. The focus is on stretching and releasing both physical and mental tension. Open to both beginning and intermediate students, classes meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in the Great Room, unless otherwise noted.  For more information please contact emilycatey@hotmail.com

Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 27 @ 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 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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NEW! Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings beginning August 7 from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Monday Movie Nights: The Wizard of Oz (G)
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Monday Movie Nights: The Wizard of Oz (1939, G)
November 27, 2017 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

 

The Wizard of Oz (G)

Join the Volcano Art Center’s for Monday Movie Nights!

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help.

Nov
28
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Nov 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Nov
29
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 29 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

Nov
30
Thu
2017
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part III – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is proud to present Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part Three, a beginning Hawaiian language course taught by University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero. Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Three will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning November 9, with no class on Thanksgiving, from 5:30pm – 7pm. This basics class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore.

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, beginning Thursday, May 18, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

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

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

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” will begin May 18, from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

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

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

No sessions on November 9, 16, 23. Sessions to resume November 30. 
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Dec
1
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: Ukulele with Wes Awana.

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

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

Dec
3
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Dec 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, December 3, through February 4, 2018, with no class on December 24 & 31. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm. Glazing will take place on February 4, with pick up on February 18 (anytime between 11:30-5:30) or by other arrangement.

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.

sunday clay pottery work exampleEight 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/$185 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
Dec 3 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

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Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, December 3, through February 4, 2018, with no class on December 24 & 31. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm. Glazing will take place on February 4, with pick up on February 18 (anytime between 11:30-5:30) or by other arrangement.

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.

Eight 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/$185 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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Volunteer Meet & Mingle Ice Cream Social
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Dear Valued Member of Volcano Art Center,

You may already be a volunteer or a member interested in volunteering.  We are inviting you all  to our December 3rd Volunteer Meet and Mingle event. If you are actively involved with Volcano Art Center your presence at the event is so valuable as a source of information for others  We also want to show our appreciation for all you’ve done as a volunteer.

Listed below is an outline of committees that members are encouraged to join as well as a list of specific tasks for which assistance is always welcomed.

Committees:

  • Cultural–   This committee promotes programs recognizing our host Hawaiian culture, including hula and cultural workshops and assists during these events.
  • Facilities– This committee participates in building maintenance and maximizing current facility use as well as planning for new facilities.
  • Budget and Finance– This committee, along with the Chief Financial Officer, oversees VAC’s fiscal management, including a budget and savings plan.
  • Forest and Sculpture Garden– This committee conducts monthly weed control and weekly forest and garden tours in Niaulani’s old growth forest and sculpture garden.
  • Gallery– This committee provides support for Gallery staff as well as recommendations for Gallery events and activities.  Volunteer Greeters during staff lunch hours is an immediate need.
  • Love The Arts– Our major annual fundraiser (catered food, live and silent auction) requires a large committee with several subcommittees. The Feb, 2018, theme is “Save the Arts”.
  • Membership– This committee communicates with present and lapsed members, recruits new members and suggests membership benefits.
  • Entertainment and Music– This committee helps recommend, produce, promote and assist during multi-format concerts as well as Monday Movie Night at Niaulani.
  • Programs – This committee supports the Program Manager to recommend, produce, promote and assist during workshops, classes and presentations at Niaulani.

Specific Tasks:

  • Ongoing building maintenance support
  • (gutter cleaning, window washing, painting, repairs, small construction projects)
  • Programs and Events (hosts, bartenders, set-up and breakdown, ticket takers, flyer distribution, decoration, etc.)
  • Office Help (Data entry, tracking membership, answering phones, front door greeter)
  • Forest and Grounds Improvement (weeding, planting, invasives clearing)

As a longtime volunteer, I can say that being involved with Volcano Art Center is enriching and enjoyable.

Julie Williams

Volcano Art Center Board Member

Volunteer Coordinator

Dec
4
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 4 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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NEW! Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings beginning August 7 from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Monday Movie Nights: Love Actually (R)
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Monday Movie Nights: Love Actually (2003, R)
December 4, 2017 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

 

Love Actually (R)

Join the Volcano Art Center’s for Monday Movie Nights!

Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.

Dec
5
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Dec 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 in the Great Room at the Volcano Art Center Niualani campus.

Dec
6
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 6 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

Dec
7
Thu
2017
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part III – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

BeginningHawaiianLanguagePartIII Nov2017 FlyerPapa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part Three

Volcano Art Center is proud to present Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part Three, a beginning Hawaiian language course taught by University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero. Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Three will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning November 9, with no class on Thanksgiving, from 5:30pm – 7pm. This basics class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore.

16830797_10211756474415690_2068896324257552211_nʻĀlika holds a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, History, and Anthropology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and is currently pursuing his M.A. in Hawaiian Language and Literature. He has been teaching community Hawaiian language courses for 3 years.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, beginning Thursday, May 18, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

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

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

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” will begin May 18, from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

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

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

No sessions on November 9, 16, 23. Sessions to resume November 30. 
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Dec
8
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Randy Lee
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Dec
9
Sat
2017
Soft Pastel Still Life with Patti Pease Johnson
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Big Island artist and instructor Patti Pease Johnson can help you gain the confidence and techniques of this centuries-old medium. Johnson, who will host a soft pastel still life workshop at the Volcano Art Center, supplies the instruction and materials along with guidance and inspiration for this process along with some handy tips for your creative journey.

BE BOLD WITH COLORS AND YOURSELF!

Using her signature rotational proven method for success, Patti Pease Johnson supplies the instruction and all materials along with guidance and inspiration for your creative journey. First learn about types of pastels, different papers, fixing and mounting paper on backing. Then, use newsprint to get the flow of arm movements to keep loose. Next is forming shapes, and move into colors on pastel paper. Grow your knowledge of composition, color and correcting problems.

Students will complete a 10 x12” project. Beginners to intermediate artists welcome.

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

The workshop is slated for 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, December 9 at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus. The cost is $50, or $45 for VAC members, plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

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

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Dec 10 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, December 3, through February 4, 2018, with no class on December 24 & 31. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm. Glazing will take place on February 4, with pick up on February 18 (anytime between 11:30-5:30) or by other arrangement.

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.

sunday clay pottery work exampleEight 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/$185 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
Dec 10 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

sunday clay erik and studentSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, December 3, through February 4, 2018, with no class on December 24 & 31. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm. Glazing will take place on February 4, with pick up on February 18 (anytime between 11:30-5:30) or by other arrangement.

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.

Eight 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/$185 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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Dec
11
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 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
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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NEW! Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings beginning August 7 from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Monday Movie Nights: Die Hard (R)
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Monday Movie Nights: Die Hard (1988, R)
December 11, 2017 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

 

Die Hard (R)

Join the Volcano Art Center’s for Monday Movie Nights!

New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realizes that there’s no one to save the hostages — but him.

hostages — but him.

Dec
12
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Dec 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 in the Great Room at the Volcano Art Center Niualani campus.

Dec
13
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 13 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

Dec
14
Thu
2017
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part III – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is proud to present Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part Three, a beginning Hawaiian language course taught by University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero. Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Three will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning November 9, with no class on Thanksgiving, from 5:30pm – 7pm. This basics class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore.

16830797_10211756474415690_2068896324257552211_nʻĀlika holds a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, History, and Anthropology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and is currently pursuing his M.A. in Hawaiian Language and Literature. He has been teaching community Hawaiian language courses for 3 years.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, beginning Thursday, May 18, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

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

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

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” will begin May 18, from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

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

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

No sessions on November 9, 16, 23. Sessions to resume November 30. 
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Dec
15
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe
Dec 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 VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: hula and oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe.

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

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

Dec
16
Sat
2017
Zentangle® Inspired Art Exhibit & Reception
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Zentangle® Inspired Art Exhibit & Reception

Saturday, December 16, 2017

10AM-1PM

Art Reception & Potluck for Zentangle Artists and Friends. This is a free event…Open to the public.

Meet the artists and discover art created using the Zentangle method.

Asking all Zentangle artists to come to this holiday gathering. This is a wonderful opportunity to display your Zentangle art and meet your fellow tanglers.

Bring your friends, your art and a light holiday pupu to share.

Make & Take home a Zentangle Inspired ornament…View our slideshow and videos…there will be door prizes…and our product storefront will be present.

No cost to exhibit or attend. Donations to VAC are welcome. Registration not required.

 

Dec
17
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Dec 17 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, December 3, through February 4, 2018, with no class on December 24 & 31. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm. Glazing will take place on February 4, with pick up on February 18 (anytime between 11:30-5:30) or by other arrangement.

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.

sunday clay pottery work exampleEight 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/$185 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
Dec 17 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

sunday clay erik and studentSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, December 3, through February 4, 2018, with no class on December 24 & 31. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm. Glazing will take place on February 4, with pick up on February 18 (anytime between 11:30-5:30) or by other arrangement.

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.

Eight 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/$185 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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Dec
18
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 18 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 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
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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NEW! Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings beginning August 7 from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Monday Movie Nights: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (PG-13)
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Monday Movie Nights: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989, PG-13)
December 18, 2017 at 7:00pm
$5.00 donation suggested
Popcorn & snacks available for purchase!
Bring your own cushion

 

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (PG-13)

Join the Volcano Art Center’s for Monday Movie Nights!

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark’s employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.

hostages — but him.

Dec
19
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Dec 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

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

Dec
20
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 20 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Book reading & discussion of “The Fractal Self”
Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

the fractal selfBook reading & discussion of “The Fractal Self” with authors John Culliney and David Jones

In The Fractal Self, John Culliney and David Jones uncover surprising intersections between science and philosophy. Connecting evidence from evolutionary science with early insights of Daoist and Buddhist thinkers, they maintain that sagely behavior, envisioned in these ancient traditions, represents a pinnacle of human achievement emerging out of our evolutionary heritage. Join the authors for a book reading & discussion. Free, although donations are greatly appreciated.

John L. Culliney, a biologist educated at Yale and Duke Universities, is professor emeritus of biology at Hawai‘i Pacific University.

David Jones is professor of philosophy at Kennesaw State University, Atlanta.

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

Dec
21
Thu
2017
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part III – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

BeginningHawaiianLanguagePartIII Nov2017 FlyerPapa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part Three

Volcano Art Center is proud to present Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part Three, a beginning Hawaiian language course taught by University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero. Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Three will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning November 9, with no class on Thanksgiving, from 5:30pm – 7pm. This basics class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore.

16830797_10211756474415690_2068896324257552211_nʻĀlika holds a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, History, and Anthropology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and is currently pursuing his M.A. in Hawaiian Language and Literature. He has been teaching community Hawaiian language courses for 3 years.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, beginning Thursday, May 18, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

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

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

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” will begin May 18, from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

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

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

No sessions on November 9, 16, 23. Sessions to resume November 30. 
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Dec
22
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong
Dec 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Dec
24
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Dec 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

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

Dec
25
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 25 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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NEW! Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings beginning August 7 from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Dec
26
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Dec 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 in the Great Room at the Volcano Art Center Niualani campus.

Dec
27
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 27 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Dec 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

Dec
28
Thu
2017
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part III – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Dec 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Volcano Art Center is proud to present Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part Three, a beginning Hawaiian language course taught by University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero. Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Three will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning November 9, with no class on Thanksgiving, from 5:30pm – 7pm. This basics class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore.

16830797_10211756474415690_2068896324257552211_nʻĀlika holds a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, History, and Anthropology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and is currently pursuing his M.A. in Hawaiian Language and Literature. He has been teaching community Hawaiian language courses for 3 years.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Dec 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, beginning Thursday, May 18, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

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

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

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” will begin May 18, from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

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

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

No sessions on November 9, 16, 23. Sessions to resume November 30. 
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Dec
29
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: `Ohe Kapala with Noe Noe Kekaualua
Dec 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday Hula Arts Noe Noe Kekaualua

Aloha Friday `Ohe Kapala (bamboo stamps)

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: `ohe kapala with Noe Noe Kekaualua.

Dancing since the age of 3, Hula practitioner Noe Noe Kekaualua will share various aspects of traditional hula arts – lei making, pa’u styles, fabric stamping and more.

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

Dec
31
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Jan 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio

NEW! Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings beginning August 7 from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Jan
2
Tue
2018
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jan 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, beginning Thursday, May 18, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

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

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

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” will begin May 18, from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

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

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

No sessions on November 9, 16, 23. Sessions to resume November 30. 
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Jan
5
Fri
2018
Handbuilding with Clay with Erik Wold
Jan 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Handbuilding with Clay with Erik Wold

Friday Mornings 9am – 12pm

7 week session beginning Friday, January 5, through February 16, 2018

Get a feel for clay as we explore handbuilding methods such as pinch, coil and slab construction. All skill levels are welcome join us as we work with stoneware clay to be high-fired in the instructor’s gas reduction kiln. Ten registration slots are available for handbuilders.

Cost is $175/$162 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.

handbuilding with erikErik 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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Jan
7
Sun
2018
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lBuddhist Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Jan 7 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, December 3, through February 4, 2018, with no class on December 24 & 31. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm. Glazing will take place on February 4, with pick up on February 18 (anytime between 11:30-5:30) or by other arrangement.

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.

sunday clay pottery work exampleEight 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/$185 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
Jan 7 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

sunday clay erik and studentSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, December 3, through February 4, 2018, with no class on December 24 & 31. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm. Glazing will take place on February 4, with pick up on February 18 (anytime between 11:30-5:30) or by other arrangement.

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.

Eight 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/$185 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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Jan
8
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jan 8 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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

 

Stained Glass Open Studio
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

20170717_203212Stained Glass Open Studio

NEW! Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings beginning August 7 from 6pm – 9pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or

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Jan
9
Tue
2018
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Jan 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

Jan
11
Thu
2018
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Jan 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi  – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian but haven’t had the time? Just visiting the islands and want to immerse yourself in the culture? Or, are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street and place names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language.

Volcano Art Center is proud to present Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, a beginning Hawaiian language course taught by University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part One will be offered for 8 weeks every Friday night beginning January 11, 2018, from 5pm – 6:30pm. This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore. It is also recommended for students to have a Hawaiian language dictionary.

16830797_10211756474415690_2068896324257552211_nʻĀlika holds a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, History, and Anthropology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and is currently pursuing his M.A. in Hawaiian Language and Literature. He has been teaching community Hawaiian language courses for 3 years.
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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part IV – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Jan 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part Four

Volcano Art Center is proud to present Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part Four, a beginning Hawaiian language course taught by University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero. Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Four will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning January 11, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8pm. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred for this series.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore.

16830797_10211756474415690_2068896324257552211_nʻĀlika holds a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies, History, and Anthropology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and is currently pursuing his M.A. in Hawaiian Language and Literature. He has been teaching community Hawaiian language courses for 3 years.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jan 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, beginning Thursday, May 18, from 6 – 9 pm.  The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.

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

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

“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” will begin May 18, from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

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

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

No sessions on November 9, 16, 23. Sessions to resume November 30. 
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Handbuilding with Clay with Erik Wold
Jan 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Handbuilding with Clay with Erik Wold

Friday Mornings 9am – 12pm

7 week session beginning Friday, January 5, through February 16, 2018

Get a feel for clay as we explore handbuilding methods such as pinch, coil and slab construction. All skill levels are welcome join us as we work with stoneware clay to be high-fired in the instructor’s gas reduction kiln. Ten registration slots are available for handbuilders.

Cost is $175/$162 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.

handbuilding with erikErik 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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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lBuddhist Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) is a simple practice useful to everyone, regardless of faith.  This weekly class is intended for both the beginning and experienced students.

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Jan 14 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, December 3, through February 4, 2018, with no class on December 24 & 31. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm. Glazing will take place on February 4, with pick up on February 18 (anytime between 11:30-5:30) or by other arrangement.

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.

sunday clay pottery work exampleEight 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/$185 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
Jan 14 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

sunday clay erik and studentSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

8 week session beginning Sunday, December 3, through February 4, 2018, with no class on December 24 & 31. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm. Glazing will take place on February 4, with pick up on February 18 (anytime between 11:30-5:30) or by other arrangement.

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.

Eight 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/$185 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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