Calendar of Events

Sep
24
Sat
2022
Exhibit: From Pele To Poli‘ahu: The Kuleana Of Change
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm

The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce a new exhibition titled From Pele To Poli‘ahu. The Kuleana Of Change at the VAC gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park from September 24th to November 6th, 2022. The exhibit presents approximately 30 new original artworks by Waimea-based artist Dominic Tidmarsh.  While the exhibit is free, park entrance fees apply.

The works of art featured are inspired by the life-changing experiences of living through the eruption of Kilauea in 2018, and his subsequent relocation to Waimea. Tidmarsh compares and contrasts the lands of Pele and Poli‘ahu and presents the work as an expression of the responsibility we all bear to embrace the inevitability of change in our lives.  As an expression of this Kuleana, Tidmarsh chose to work extensively in media that he had never used before and to explore and develop new methods of working.

The main body of work consists of a series of landscape paintings intricately rendered in soft pastels, a medium not traditionally associated with either precision or detail. In addition, a series of miniatures of Mauna Kea executed in colored pencil stand in vivid contrast to dramatic large-scale watercolor paintings inspired by the eruption of 2018.

Dominic Tidmarsh was born in 1964 in Trinidad, West Indies.  He was educated in the United Kingdom and also lived in Indonesia before moving to the United States in 1981.  In 1982 he attended the Maine Photographic Workshops followed by the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC where he earned a BFA in Photography in 1988. Dominic moved to the Big Island of Hawai’i in 1996.  A self-taught painter, he has participated in numerous solo and group shows in Hawai‘i. Recent awards include two Purchase Recognition Awards from the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and back-to-back Juror’s Choice Awards in the Hawai‘i Nei 2015 and 2016 art contests. His 3D topographic work can also be seen at the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park visitor center.

Known for his rich sense of color and meticulous attention to detail, Dominic’s work reflects an interdisciplinary approach to creating art. Inspired above all by the natural landscapes of Hawai‘i he also draws inspiration from a variety of other fields such as Volcanology, Astronomy, Archaeo-Astronomy and Ornithology.

Sep
29
Thu
2022
Peter Lee and the Road Ahead
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday Night at the Center: Peter Lee and the Road Ahead

Thursday, September 29, 2019 | 6pm

If you have ever looked closely at a topographic map of the Ka’u District of Hawai’i Island, you may have noticed a pair of dashed lines identified as the “Peter Lee Road”. Built in 1888 and running roughly parallel to today’s Highway 11, this carriage road was mainly intended to transport people from Pahala to the new Volcano House Hotel perched on the rim of Kilauea Caldera.  Intrepid travelers would first arrive at the Punalu’u boat ramp landing and ride a plantation train to Pahala before starting up the carriage road.

Martha Hoverson, retired librarian, and a volunteer for the Cultural Resources Management Division of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, has researched the history of the road and the man who built it. She will give a presentation entitled “Peter Lee and the Road Ahead” at 6 P.M., Thursday September 29, 2022, at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

In her talk, she will discuss the role that Peter Lee, an immigrant from Norway who owned a hotel in Punalu’u, played in the early development of tourism in Hawai’i. Peter himself served as a hugely popular manager of the Volcano House Hotel from 1891 until 1898, and later opened his own hotel, The Crater Hotel, in Volcano. It was located near the Volcano School of Arts and Sciences campus on Old Volcano Road.

This presentation is free, although a $5 donation to Volcano Art Center is greatly appreciated. For more information, please call VAC at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

This free event, sponsored by the Volcano Community Foundation in conjunction with the Volcano Art Center, will provide a glimpse of the Volcano area during a pivotal time in Hawai’i’s history.

A tour of Kapapala Ranch in Ka’u will be on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 9:30 A.M.  The tour will include a stop at the location of the “Halfway House” on the Peter Lee Road, and conclude with a catered lunch, followed by an optional visit to another part of the ranch for those with 4-wheel drive vehicles.

This event is hosted by the Volcano Community Foundation. It will give participants a chance to experience parts of the Peter Lee Road firsthand and learn more about the rich history of both the ranch and the road. The fee for the tour and lunch is $75. Advance registration is required due to the limited spots available. To reserve your space,email volcanocommunity@gmail.com or call (808) 895-1011. A signup sheet will also be available at the Septmber 29, 2022,Peter Lee presentation.  Registration confirmation and additional program information will be emailed to you prior to the tour.

 

Oct
1
Sat
2022
Colorfast Botanical Dyes to Paint, Stamp, & Stencil on Fabric with Puakea Forester
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Colorfast Botanical Dyes to Paint, Stamp, & Stencil with Puakea Forester

You will start by going over best practices when approaching natural colorants by learning how to prepare cellulose and protein fibers for optimal uptake of dyes via scouring, tannin, and immersion mordanting. Gain solid replicable results creating thickened dyes for a colorful palette from ethically sourced tried and true extracts, grounds, and raw material, This is accomplished by documenting your experiments of hue variations on the percentage of dyestuff to WOF (weight of fabric), adding PH modifiers, color mixing, color layering. You will learn how to design and carve repeat patterns for stamps, layering, freehand painting, masking, and stenciling for direct application techniques. As a reference tool for future projects, you will mix and build your palette on a well-recorded color wheel or grid-swatched wall hanging. To finish your pieces, you will permanently fix the colors to the cloth by steaming.

Class fee: $130/$125 VAC members, plus a $110 supply fee.

 Jani K. Puakea Forester was born in Kahuku, O‘ahu to Rebecca, a woodworker, and Jan Fisher, an art professor at Brigham Young University-Hawaii for more than 20 years. Puakea attended Ka‘a‘awa Elementary School where her kumu (teacher) Aunty Kawai Aona-Ueoka, instilled in her a love for hula and making kapa. As haumana (students) of Aunty Kawai, Puakea would go to her home and learn to plant, harvest and process the wauke (paper mulberry) in her yard. When Puakea moved to Hawai‘i Island in 2015, she studied kapa making with Roen Hufford and immersed herself in all things kapa in order to be as true to the arts as possible. She also studied with O‘ahu-based Dalani Tanahy. Puakea is a teacher of kapa but insists that she is not a kumu—that she is here to share her kapa aloha and to walk side by side with the people she teaches. She has brought the ancient to the contemporary by creating beautiful high-end women’s leather handbags, dress shirts, mu‘u mu‘u, belts, and jewelry by attaching kapa as the primary ornamentation. She holds classes and workshops as well as retreats for anyone interested in learning to make implements, plant pigments and kapa.

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Oct
3
Mon
2022
Liko A’e Fall Camp
Oct 3 @ 8:30 am – Oct 7 @ 2:30 am

Liko A’e Fall Camp – The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko A’e Fall Day Camp Program for the Keikis.

 

The Camp will include: handbuilding with clay, creative dance, drawing, hula, ukulele, and more. Please call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222.

A weeklong Fall Camp will be held at at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from October 3 – October 7, 2022, from 8:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. The camp is open to Keiki ages 7-13 years of age.

 

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Oct
8
Sat
2022
Forest Fair At Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Forest Fair At Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus

Saturday, October 8, 2022 |  10am – 3pm

Situated in a restored native rain forest, known today as the Niaulani Forest, The Volcano Art Center (VAC) provides an intimate experience for people to engage with Hawaiʻi’s rain forests, plants, and native birds through its Niaulani Rain Forest.  Year round forest programs focus on Hawaiʻi’s unique natural heritage, deepening the understanding of the land and its natural systems and highlight how to be stewards of Hawaiʻi’s most precious environmental resources for generations to come.

To celebrate the healthy rain forest at Niaulani, VAC invites the community to the Annual Forest Fair!  This one-day celebration is scheduled for October 8th from 10am – 3pm at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  The day will highlight features of the Niaulani Trail Enhancement Programs including the unveiling of new interpretive signage, displays, vendors, free forest tours, lei making, hula performances and plant and book sales. This free event will provide information on sustainable art, products and agriculture from the Islands making a fun, engaging event celebrating Hawai’i’s natural resources.

A native plant sale hosted by Volcano residents Allie Atkins and Ed Clapp start the day beginning at 10am.  Endemic plants such as Ko’oko’olau, Kupukupu, and lama and others will be available for purchase. Allie Atkins of Lehua Lena Nursery will give a “Landscaping With Native Plants” talk beginning at 12 noon. Guided rain forest tours will be lead at 11am, 1 and 3pm, with self guided tours of the 1/7 mile Niaulani Trail ongoing.  A hula performance by members of hālau Ke ʻOlu Makani o Mauna Loa under the direction of Kumu Hula Meleana Manuel will perform from 1-2pm.  Both VAC Galleries will be open with special discounts on items relating to the Hawaiian rain forest made by local artists.

Saturday, Oct. 8th is also the Second Saturday of October!  This month’s event at VAC features The Best Bratwurst Fundraiser beginning at 11am.  Lanikai Brewery will be making a special appearance sharing beers for purchase just in time for Octoberfest!  The day will end with The Volcano Art Center’s Sounds at the Summit concert series at 5:30pm featuring Constant as the Moon.  Tickets are $25 for VAC members ($30 non-members)!

Please visit www.volcanoartcenter.org to participate in VAC’s Forest Fair and Second Saturday events.  Your support will helps VAC continue its long tradition of environmental programming.  Support from Hawai’i Tourism’s Community Enrichment Program allows these events to take place. Call 808-967-8222 for more information.

Zentangle® Intro to Reticula & Fragments
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Lydia Meneses on Saturday, October 8, 2022, from 10am – 1pm,  and create your own Reticula and fragments.

Zentangle’s Reticula and Fragments concept was introduce to the Zentangle community in the spring of 2016.   

Zentangle’s definitions of reticula and fragments;

reticula: grids or other netting-like structures drawn in ink to hold fragments

fragments : a small pattern drawn within each of the spaces created by the reticula (grid) 

Zentangle founders, Rick Roberts & Maria Thomas, paired up reticula and fragments to inspire new ways of exploring and creating repeated patterns in your art work.  As you create with this concept you will be pleasantly surprise with the results. 

Students are encouraged to bring their favorite colored set of pencils to this class session, some sets will be available to borrow.

 Class will be guided with Zentangle’s traditional ceremony and method.

  • Gratitude
  • Appreciation
  • Relaxation
  • Mindfulness & awareness

This class is open to all levels, no Zentangle or art experience necessary.  A brief overview of the Zentangle art method will be introduce to those new Zentangle art.

Please bring your own snack/beverage or individually packaged snacks if sharing.  

Cost is $35/$30 VAC members plus a $15 supply fee.

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Sounds at the Summit featuring Constant as the Moon
Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Volcano Art Center’s Sounds at the Summit series continues on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 5:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village featuring Constant as the Moon.

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

Tickets are $25 for VAC members ($30 non-members)! Ticket holders will be able to purchase beer, wine, as well as pupus. Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, or at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village. The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday, October  7. After that, tickets will be sold at the door if they are not sold out. Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show. OR, you may pick them up  at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm.
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Oct
9
Sun
2022
Make Your Own Glass Mosaic (3 Sunday Sessions)
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic with Michael Reeder

In this class, you will create usable art under the guidance of expert mosaic artist, Michael Reeder.  You’ll learn the basics of mosaic art using a prepared 9″ x 9″ wood template on which you develop your own design.  Make a trivet or a wall hanging for yourself or a heartfelt holiday gift. All supplies are provided but, you are welcome to bring your own special pieces.

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic Workshop is a 3-session workshop, held on Sundays, October 9, 16, and 23, 2022 from 10 am – 12 pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.  The class fee is $45/$40 for VAC members plus a $25 materials fee. Please bring your own glasses or goggles.

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Oct
11
Tue
2022
Keiki Hula Classes
Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Keiki Hula Classes

As part of the Liko A’e Keiki Art Program, VAC will offer a 4-week session of introductory hula for
Keiki ages 6-12. During this session, students will learn basic hula movements, steps, and a
simple ‘oli (chant). Through these activities, students will gain an understanding of rhythm and
tempo, and increase their awareness of the importance of hula. Kumu Hula Meleana Manuel
will teach the class.

Kumu Meleana, a lifelong resident of Volcano, is a cultural practitioner and
the leader of Hālau Ke ‘Olu Makani O Mauna Loa.

Introductory Hula is for Keiki ages 6-12. Classes start on Tuesday, October 11 – November 1, 2022, from 3 pm – 4 pm at VAC Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Cost: $100/$90 for VAC members

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Oct
15
Sat
2022
Silk Painting with Wax Resist Workshop with Patti Pease Johnson
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

This class combines the wax of batik methods with the art of Serti silk painting, coined in France meaning ‘fence’ or closing’, introduced there in the 20th century. It is a colorful, and popular art form practiced worldwide. The Crusades brought silk from areas surrounding the Indonesian Islands to Europe and eventually the industrial revolution made silk production available internationally.

In the Silk Painting with Wax Resist workshop, you’ll use the wax/dye method to create a representational piece of art, such as a wall hanging. Color theory and composition will be discussed. First, you’ll use a 5×8” China silk sampler to get the feel of the wax tool and use the dyes and work out color or composition details for the larger 12×16” piece you will get to design.

All colors will be mixed with the four process colors. Students are asked to bring a design concept in mind from an original photo, plant material, or object for an idea. You can also prepare a 12×16” sketch before class.

The Silk Painting with Wax Resist workshop will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 9 am – 12:30 pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus. The cost for the workshop is $75 and $70 for VAC Members plus a $15 supply fee per person. Includes a 3-page handout. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

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

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Beginning and Advanced Papermaking Workshop
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Beginning & Advanced Paper-making with Mary Milelzcik

Join artist Mary Milelzcik for the “Beginning & Advanced Paper-making” workshop on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 10 am – 3 pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Learn the basics of making your own paper, and recycling at the same time! This papermaking workshop, using a household blender, will introduce you to papermaking using recycled papers with various additives, including cotton linters, and local plant materials. Students will use a postcard-sized Japanese suketa to make several sheets of paper and move on to using larger-sized moulds and deckles and alternative screens to create larger pieces. You are encouraged to bring dried plant material, colored papers, and other items to add to the pulp or imbed in their paper. You will leave with a basic knowledge of papermaking, a variety of papers, your mould, and deckle, tub, felt, shredded papers, a resource list, and instructions on how to make paper at home using an old blender or drill attachment paint mixer. Bring lunch! An hour will be for a lunch break, critique, and Q &A.

The class fee is $60/$55 for VAC members plus a $38 fee, inclusive of supplies.

Mary Milelzcik has a B.A. degree from Sonoma State University’s School of Expressive Arts, a radical two-year upper-division interdisciplinary experimental program, where you worked with a mentor, and chose your own path in upper-division art. Printmaking and papermaking were her focus. This transformative experience set the path for an interesting career as a mixed media artist and photographer; as the Curator at Highways Performance Space and Gallery in Santa Monica CA for ten years; and as an instructor of mixed media encaustic art, papermaking and printmaking.

 

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Oct
16
Sun
2022
Make Your Own Glass Mosaic (3 Sunday Sessions)
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic with Michael Reeder

In this class, you will create usable art under the guidance of expert mosaic artist, Michael Reeder.  You’ll learn the basics of mosaic art using a prepared 9″ x 9″ wood template on which you develop your own design.  Make a trivet or a wall hanging for yourself or a heartfelt holiday gift. All supplies are provided but, you are welcome to bring your own special pieces.

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic Workshop is a 3-session workshop, held on Sundays, October 9, 16, and 23, 2022 from 10 am – 12 pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.  The class fee is $45/$40 for VAC members plus a $25 materials fee. Please bring your own glasses or goggles.

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Oct
18
Tue
2022
Keiki Hula Classes
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Keiki Hula Classes

As part of the Liko A’e Keiki Art Program, VAC will offer a 4-week session of introductory hula for
Keiki ages 6-12. During this session, students will learn basic hula movements, steps, and a
simple ‘oli (chant). Through these activities, students will gain an understanding of rhythm and
tempo, and increase their awareness of the importance of hula. Kumu Hula Meleana Manuel
will teach the class.

Kumu Meleana, a lifelong resident of Volcano, is a cultural practitioner and
the leader of Hālau Ke ‘Olu Makani O Mauna Loa.

Introductory Hula is for Keiki ages 6-12. Classes start on Tuesday, October 11 – November 1, 2022, from 3 pm – 4 pm at VAC Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Cost: $100/$90 for VAC members

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Oct
23
Sun
2022
Make Your Own Glass Mosaic (3 Sunday Sessions)
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic with Michael Reeder

In this class, you will create usable art under the guidance of expert mosaic artist, Michael Reeder.  You’ll learn the basics of mosaic art using a prepared 9″ x 9″ wood template on which you develop your own design.  Make a trivet or a wall hanging for yourself or a heartfelt holiday gift. All supplies are provided but, you are welcome to bring your own special pieces.

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic Workshop is a 3-session workshop, held on Sundays, October 9, 16, and 23, 2022 from 10 am – 12 pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.  The class fee is $45/$40 for VAC members plus a $25 materials fee. Please bring your own glasses or goggles.

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Oct
25
Tue
2022
Keiki Hula Classes
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Keiki Hula Classes

As part of the Liko A’e Keiki Art Program, VAC will offer a 4-week session of introductory hula for
Keiki ages 6-12. During this session, students will learn basic hula movements, steps, and a
simple ‘oli (chant). Through these activities, students will gain an understanding of rhythm and
tempo, and increase their awareness of the importance of hula. Kumu Hula Meleana Manuel
will teach the class.

Kumu Meleana, a lifelong resident of Volcano, is a cultural practitioner and
the leader of Hālau Ke ‘Olu Makani O Mauna Loa.

Introductory Hula is for Keiki ages 6-12. Classes start on Tuesday, October 11 – November 1, 2022, from 3 pm – 4 pm at VAC Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Cost: $100/$90 for VAC members

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Oct
28
Fri
2022
VAC Spooky Trail & Halloween Village Tour ( ages 9 and up)
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

VOLCANO ART CENTER’S SPOOKY TRAIL IS LURING YOU! 

Friday, October 28,  5pm – 7 pm. (for children ages 9 and up). You are welcome to bring children under 9 on this day, but be aware! It may be too frightening!

The Spooky Trail will be open to children 9 and under on Saturday, October 29, from 4pm – 6pm.

Wear your favorite HALLOWEEN costume to our Spooky Trail at Volcano Art Center’s Haunted Forest. Your adventure begins with a tour of the Halloween Village, then your tour ghoul will lure you into the Haunted Forest. Please bring your own flashlight.

The cost is $5.00 per person, (at least one adult per family). Free for children 4 and under.

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Oct
29
Sat
2022
VAC Spooky Trail & Halloween Village Tour ( ages 9 and under)
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

VOLCANO ART CENTER’S SPOOKY TRAIL IS LURING YOU! 

Saturday , October 29, 4pm – 6pm. ( for children ages 9 and under).

                               

Wear your favorite HALLOWEEN costume to our Spooky Trail at Volcano Art Center’s Haunted Forest. Join us on Saturday, October 29th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, (ages 9 and under). Your adventure begins with a tour of the Halloween Village, then your tour ghoul will lure you into the Haunted Forest. Please bring your own flashlight.

The cost is $5.00 per person, (at least one adult per family). Free for children 4 and under!

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Nov
1
Tue
2022
Keiki Hula Classes
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Keiki Hula Classes

As part of the Liko A’e Keiki Art Program, VAC will offer a 4-week session of introductory hula for
Keiki ages 6-12. During this session, students will learn basic hula movements, steps, and a
simple ‘oli (chant). Through these activities, students will gain an understanding of rhythm and
tempo, and increase their awareness of the importance of hula. Kumu Hula Meleana Manuel
will teach the class.

Kumu Meleana, a lifelong resident of Volcano, is a cultural practitioner and
the leader of Hālau Ke ‘Olu Makani O Mauna Loa.

Introductory Hula is for Keiki ages 6-12. Classes start on Tuesday, October 11 – November 1, 2022, from 3 pm – 4 pm at VAC Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Cost: $100/$90 for VAC members

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Nov
5
Sat
2022
Home Herbalist Workshop: Body Care Basics with Heather Penfield
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Home Herbalist Workshop Part 2  – Body Care Basics with Heather Penfield

Join Heather Penfield on Saturday, November 5, at the Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus, from 9am – 11am.  In this class you will practice the art of herbal preparations in making herbal insect spray, pain relief oil, all purpose human/pet salve, magnesium body butter, natural perfume/room freshener, and more.

Home Herbalist Part 2 – Body Care Basics 

 In this hands-on workshop you will:

  • Find out how easy it is to create your own body care recipes using the plants around us. 
  • Learn the importance of using products that nourish and protect us from the outside in.
  • Experience the art of making products from start to finish. 
  • Including all-purpose salve, herbal insect repellent, pain relief oil, air freshener/perfume, magnesium body butter, and more. 

Includes:

  • Class handout with recipes 
  • Product samples to take home 

   The class fee is $55/$50 for VAC members plus a $20 supply fee

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Nov
8
Tue
2022
Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon
Nov 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon 

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | November 8 – December 13

A series of 6 drawing classes for children ages 8 to 14 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Ken’s lessons focus on drawing things from life. Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes will be encouraged as a way to prepare for more personal imaginary works. Field trips into the Niaulani Rainforest will also be included, weather permitting.

Ken enjoys working with Hawaii’s children and has done so since 1986 with the Artists in the Schools program, as well as in private lessons and summer camps. He has also worked with the developmentally and physically disabled with VSA arts.

Fee: $120/ $110 VAC Members plus a $17 supply fee

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Nov
12
Sat
2022
Mushroom Cultivation: Food from Wood
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

Saturday, November 12, 2022 | 9am – 2pm

Instructor Zach Mermel will teach the basics of mushroom cultivation in the “Food From Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and Wood Chips” on Saturday, November 12, from 9am – 2pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

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

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

 Course fees are $55/$50 VAC members plus a $15 fee, inclusive of supplies. Pre-registration is required. Each participant will depart with a shiitake mushroom log kit, as well as a King Stropharia mushroom kit. Participants will meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village for a slideshow lecture, then drive to Shaka Forest Farms on Wright Road in Volcano Village for the hands-on segment of the workshop. Lunch break will occur from 12pm – 1pm.

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

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Nov
15
Tue
2022
Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon
Nov 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon 

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | November 8 – December 13

A series of 6 drawing classes for children ages 8 to 14 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Ken’s lessons focus on drawing things from life. Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes will be encouraged as a way to prepare for more personal imaginary works. Field trips into the Niaulani Rainforest will also be included, weather permitting.

Ken enjoys working with Hawaii’s children and has done so since 1986 with the Artists in the Schools program, as well as in private lessons and summer camps. He has also worked with the developmentally and physically disabled with VSA arts.

Fee: $120/ $110 VAC Members plus a $17 supply fee

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Nov
22
Tue
2022
Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon
Nov 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon 

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | November 8 – December 13

A series of 6 drawing classes for children ages 8 to 14 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Ken’s lessons focus on drawing things from life. Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes will be encouraged as a way to prepare for more personal imaginary works. Field trips into the Niaulani Rainforest will also be included, weather permitting.

Ken enjoys working with Hawaii’s children and has done so since 1986 with the Artists in the Schools program, as well as in private lessons and summer camps. He has also worked with the developmentally and physically disabled with VSA arts.

Fee: $120/ $110 VAC Members plus a $17 supply fee

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Nov
29
Tue
2022
Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon
Nov 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon 

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | November 8 – December 13

A series of 6 drawing classes for children ages 8 to 14 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Ken’s lessons focus on drawing things from life. Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes will be encouraged as a way to prepare for more personal imaginary works. Field trips into the Niaulani Rainforest will also be included, weather permitting.

Ken enjoys working with Hawaii’s children and has done so since 1986 with the Artists in the Schools program, as well as in private lessons and summer camps. He has also worked with the developmentally and physically disabled with VSA arts.

Fee: $120/ $110 VAC Members plus a $17 supply fee

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Dec
6
Tue
2022
Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon
Dec 6 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon 

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | November 8 – December 13

A series of 6 drawing classes for children ages 8 to 14 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Ken’s lessons focus on drawing things from life. Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes will be encouraged as a way to prepare for more personal imaginary works. Field trips into the Niaulani Rainforest will also be included, weather permitting.

Ken enjoys working with Hawaii’s children and has done so since 1986 with the Artists in the Schools program, as well as in private lessons and summer camps. He has also worked with the developmentally and physically disabled with VSA arts.

Fee: $120/ $110 VAC Members plus a $17 supply fee

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Dec
13
Tue
2022
Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon
Dec 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Keiki Drawing Classes with Ken Charon 

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | November 8 – December 13

A series of 6 drawing classes for children ages 8 to 14 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Ken’s lessons focus on drawing things from life. Portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes will be encouraged as a way to prepare for more personal imaginary works. Field trips into the Niaulani Rainforest will also be included, weather permitting.

Ken enjoys working with Hawaii’s children and has done so since 1986 with the Artists in the Schools program, as well as in private lessons and summer camps. He has also worked with the developmentally and physically disabled with VSA arts.

Fee: $120/ $110 VAC Members plus a $17 supply fee

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Jan
14
Sat
2023
Pen Sketching & Watercolor Washes with Patti Pease Johnson
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Pen Sketching & Watercolor Washes with Patti Pease Johnson

Saturday, January 14, 2023,  from 9 am – 12:30 pm at VAC Niaulani Campus in Volcano, Village.

Learn mixed media line and wash technique on 6 x 9” watercolor paper and create 2 paintings in the 3 ½ hour session. “It’s a great size for journal travel recording for lively illustrative looks,” says instructor Patti Pease Johnson. This workshop is a chance for beginners and intermediate students to experiment with simplified line exaggerations and painting outside the lines. All materials are supplied so it gives a person a chance to see if this is their creativity spark before investing in the materials.

“Simple line drawing for the outside of objects is what it’s about,” says Patti. “Make it a suggestion of the object. Draw and paint loosely. For example: no need to complete the leaf outside edge, or have a closed petal on a flower, or a tree with full branches. White space is good, chant it when you begin painting,”

Your intuition and playful attitude are part of this journey. First is a discussion by looking at many samples and asking the question: is it about drawing vs. color. Students then practice the minimal drawing first on newsprint from looking at a simple still life setup. Then it is redrawn on the watercolor paper, and outlined suggestively with the permanent black fine tip pen. Students learn a pen hashing technique for the darkest darks and cast shadows; plus learn watercolor techniques of washes, blending, glazing, dry brush, and lift off. A 4-page handout with a basic 10 step procedure lets you remember the steps.

Patti Pease Johnson has been a working artist for 27 years and teacher of various medium including two other watercolor techniques, soft pastel still life and plein air landscapes. Her workshops for painting on silk use liquid dye and wax resist. She has had artwork in numerous juried shows and has collectors in many parts of the world through gallery sales around the state of Hawaii.

The costs  is  $70/$65 VAC member, plus a $15 supply fee. For more information call (808) 967-8222.

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Jan
21
Sat
2023
Cooking with Canoe Plants Workshop with Heather Penfield
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Join Heather Penfield on Saturday, January 21, 2023 , from 9am – 11am., for the Cooking with Canoe Plants Workshop at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus.

 

 

 

 

 

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Learn the importance of the first edible plants brought to Hawaii by Polynesians.  
  • Explore five or more different plants and how to buy and  prepare them. 
  • Gain hands-on experience making recipes from start to finish. Including salad, main course and dessert.
  • Discuss the nutritional, social & economical benefits of buying locally grown  produce.

Includes:

  • Handout with recipes 
  •  Samples of the recipes we make 

We will use in season produce:

 Ulu (breadfruit), Uala (sweet potato), Olena (turmeric), Kalo(taro), Ko(Sugarcane), Mai’a(banana), Niu (coconut), Ohi’a ai (mountain apple), & Ki (ti)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The class fee is $55/$50 for VAC members plus a $20 supply fee

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