Classes & Workshops

Aug
26
Sat
2017
EXHIBIT: “Live Long and Prosper Mighty ʻŌhiʻa” by John Dawson
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm

Apapane Lehua by John DawsonEXHIBIT: “Live Long and Prosper Mighty ʻŌhiʻa” by John Dawson

Join Volcano Art Center (VAC) in celebrating the artwork and 80th birthday of artist  John D. Dawson with a special opening reception for his show, Live Long and Prosper Mighty ʻŌhiʻa,” on Saturday, August 26th from 5-7PM.

This exhibition features drawings and paintings depicting the naturally occurring diversity of ʻōhiʻa trees found within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, October 8th, 9 am – 5pm daily at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. The exhibit is free, however park entrance fees apply.

Dawson will also be sharing his art as well as personal stories and inspirations in an evening presentation on August 31st from 7-9 PM at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  This free event is part of Volcano Art Center’s Thursday Night At The Center program.

Apapane and Iiwi Lehua by John DawsonCollectors of John’s work appreciate his eye for realism.  His detailed paintings and drawings include both biological accuracy and the skillful rendering of the subtlest details of flora and fauna.

Nature lovers appreciate being able to get up close and personal with wildlife through his artwork.  If you have ever poured over the detailed centerfolds of National Geographic Magazine you may have been drawn into the natural world recreated by Dawson for this publication.

Dawson’s artwork is also featured in the maps provided free to visitors to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park as well as in the stunning educational display inside the Kilauea Visitor Center.  One of Dawson’s proudest accomplishments is the Nature in America stamp series which features a lush depiction of The Hawaiian Rainforest created for the United States Postal Service.

View from JaggarIn addition to his work in the National Geographic Society, he also created artwork for The National Wildlife Federation, The Audubon Society, The United Nations and the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, among others.

With decades of experience, Dawson’s work continues to captivate and grace the walls of many island residents who appreciate Hawai’i’s native flora and fauna.

This particular exhibit of Dawson’s work is special because he depicts of one of Hawai’i’s most beloved trees: the ʻōhiʻa Lehua.  “This is surely an exhibit not to missed,” said gallery manager Emily C. Weiss.  “The fact that each tree depicted in his artwork is an actual tree present in our park shows the many variations found within the species.  We also hope the exhibit will bring awareness and understanding to the threat of Ceratocystis fimbriata, the fungal disease more commonly known Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death or ROD, which is currently attacking and killing the most abundant native tree on our island,” said Weiss.

Sep
1
Fri
2017
Give Aloha at Foodland for the Month of September!
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm

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To donate to Volcano Art Center, please input code 77000. Mahalo!

Give Aloha is an annual program through which Foodland directs its charitable giving to the organizations that are important to its customers. All Hawaii 501 (c)(3) organizations are invited to participate each year. During September, Maika`i customers are invited to make a donation of up to $249 (per person, per organization) at checkout to their favorite non-profit organization registered in Give Aloha.

Foodland matches a portion of each donation. This year, Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will match each donation up to a total of $300,000 for all organizations combined. Since the program began in 1999, a total of more than $23 million has been raised for the community.

How It Works

From September 1-30, customers are invited to make donations up to $249 to participating Hawaii non-profit organizations at checkout.  Individuals must use their own Maika’i card to make a donation.  Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will match a portion of each donation made with a Maika’i card.  Donations made without a Maika’i card will not be matched. 

Matching Gift

The Western Union Foundation has generously donated $50,000 to add to Foodland’s gift of $250,000 to Hawaii non-profit organizations participating in Give Aloha this year.  Therefore, the total gift that will be given to all participating organizations combined is $300,000!

How to Donate

  • At checkout, present your Maika’i card (or give your 10-digit number) and inform the cashier that you would like to make a donation to Volcano Art Center code number 77000.  If you do not have a Maika’i account, you may establish one by telling the cashier you would like to do so; you will need to give a unique 10-digit number (such as your phone number).
  • Tell the cashier how much you would like to donate.  Your donation will be added to your grocery purchase total.
  • You may donate up to $249 per organization (any amount in excess of $249 will not be matched).
  • Be sure the cashier reaffirms our organization’s name and amount that you are donating.
  • Any donation must be made payable to Foodland or Sack N Save.
  • The name of our organization and the amount you donate will appear on your receipt.
  • Donor names will not be released to our organization.  If you would like us to know of your gift, please contact us directly so that we may properly acknowledge your gift. You may ask the cashier for a duplicate receipt to submit to us.
  • You may donate up to a cumulative of $249 per organization over the course of several store visits.
  • You may make donations to more than one organization.
Sep
26
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Sep 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.

Sep
27
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Sep 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
Sep 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.

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part Two

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: Part Two, a beginning Hawaiian language course taught by University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero. Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Two will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning September 7, from 5:30pm – 7pm. This basics class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some basic 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. 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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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Sep 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
Sep 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.
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Thursday Night at the Center: “A Perfect Day for an Albatross” book release event with Caren Loebel-Fried
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Loebel-Fried_APerfectDayforanAlbatross-bookcoverThursday Night at the Center: “A Perfect Day for an Albatross” book release event with Caren Loebel-Fried

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7pm-9pm

Join author and illustrator Caren Loebel-Fried for a book signing and presentation for A Perfect Day for an Albatross. A Perfect Day for an Albatross is a new picture book by Caren Loebel-Fried, award-winning author and artist from Volcano. This lively story sweeps you into an albatross’s world of wind, rolling seas, boisterous dancing, and their intense commitment to one another and their nestlings.

Set on Midway Atoll, where 72 percent of the world’s Laysan Albatrosses make their nests, Mālie, an albatross, must protect her egg until her mate returns. Join Mālie as she dances, hunts, and soars over the ocean swells. Block print art with flowing watercolors makes this title a glorious treat for the eyes, as well as the heart.

Loebel-Fried spent five weeks on Midway Atoll counting and researching albatrosses, and shares her love of wildlife and passion for conservation through art and story. Guest speaker Cynthia Vanderlip will be on hand to discuss her experiences on Kure Atoll. Copies of the book will be available for sale after the presentations, as well as original framed art and giclees from the book.

This presentation is free; however, a $5 donation is greatly appreciated.

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

 

About the Author and Illustrator

Midway-Caren sketching laysanalbatross-photo by Dan Clark-USFWSCaren Loebel-Fried is an award-winning author and artist from Volcano, Hawai’i. Birds, conservation, and the natural world are the foundations for her work. Caren has created seven storybooks to date, including Hawaiian Legends of the Guardian Spirits and Lono and the Magical Land Beneath the Sea, which use the ancient art of block printing, taught to her by her mother. Caren’s books have been recipients of the American Folklore Society’s Aesop Prize for Children’s Folklore and the Hawai’i Book Publishers Association’s Ka Palapala Po’okela Awards.

In addition to books, Caren creates iconic, educational art for local and national conservation organizations and government agencies, including the United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, Kilauea Point Natural History Association, and Conservation Council for Hawai’i in the Hawaiian rainforest, she lives among several native bird species, but lately seabirds have captured her imagination. Caren spent five weeks on Midway Atoll counting and researching albatrosses, and has been visiting other locations where new work is being done to help seabirds. Caren’s aim is to bring people, especially children, closer to the natural world with the hope that they will want to help care for it.

Cynthia Vanderlip has worked in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands since 1989 for NMFS, USFWS, DLNR and Oceanic Society as a volunteer, technician, biologist, naturalist and U.S. Coast Guard-licensed boat captain. Since 2002, she has led field camps at Kure Atoll for the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife. Her passion and goal is to lead the campaign to eradicate Verbesina encelioides and other invasive plants from Kure Atoll and create wildlife habitat that is resilient to climate change conditions.

 

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Sep
29
Fri
2017
Yogilates with Marcia Timboy
Sep 29 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Yogilates with Marcia Timboy 

Friday mornings at 7:30am at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Sessions include exercises and poses (asana) to cultivate strength, stamina, stability and flexibility with particular attention paid to building tone in the deeper postural “core” muscles. Equipment such as blocks, resistance bands, weights, fit balls and yoga balls (simulating the resistance training of the Pilates machines) may also be utilized to further enhance strength and balance.

Yogilates was created by certified Pilates instructor and yoga practitioner Jonathan Urla in 1997, designed to integrate the Pilates methodology into the practice of hatha yoga for a more complete system of exercise.

Instructor Marcia Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, American Council on Exercise, Aquatic Exercise Association, Physical Mind Pilates Institute, Active-Isolated Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative® Breathwork,; is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Aloha Friday: `Ohe Kapala with Noe Noe Kekaualua
Sep 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.

Sep
30
Sat
2017
Fearless Abstract Painting
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Join professional artist Samantha daSilva as she shares her unique method of painting: Rollers rather than brushes, tables instead of easels, lots of paint and water, canvas manipulation and plaster, sand and wood shavings to create ethereal textured abstracts.

Discover more in the “Fearless Abstract Painting” workshop on Saturday, September 30 from 10am – 4pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

This workshop covers a basic overview of acrylic paints & mediums, the emotional language of color and so much more. Students will be encouraged to find and explore their own artistic style in a safe, supportive environment. Absolutely no experience is necessary.

Class fee is $90/$85 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Please see the list of additional required materials below. To register, call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Samantha daSilva is a professional artist, living and working on the Big Island of Hawaii. Born in Brazil, Samantha was influenced at an early age through her copiously artistic family. Upon graduating high school, Samantha opted out of attending art school for a career path that was “safer” and more “secure”. Ten years and an array of tumultuously revelatory experiences led her back to her initial love: art. Intent on making up for lost time, Samantha dedicated herself full-time to creating and teaching art. Her passion for abstract painting has manifested itself through prolific expressions of art on canvas and varying media. Since ’08, Samantha’s work has been exhibited in over 100 group and solo shows across North America. As an educator, Samantha has instructed at various public & private institutions across North America. To view Samantha’s work and find out more about her teaching philosophy, visit www.samanthadasilva.com

 

Student supply list:

1 Large Spray Bottle $1.00
1 Small Metal Paint Roller $6.00
2 Foam Rollers to fit metal roller $6.00
1 Liquitex Gloss Gel Medium, 8 oz $12.00
1 DAP Drydex Spackle 1/2 pt $8.00
3-5 landscape photos

Total $33.00 (plus tax)

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Oct
1
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

7 week session

>Dates of classes will be Sept 17 & 24, Oct 1, 15, 22 & 29 and Nov 5. Glazing will take place on November 5th, with pick up December 3 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 $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.

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.

Two spots for hand builders remaining. Please call to register. 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Oct 1 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

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Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

7 week session

Dates of classes will be Sept 17 & 24, Oct 1, 15, 22 & 29 and Nov 5. Glazing will take place on November 5th, with pick up December 3 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 $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.

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

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

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Oct
2
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Pilates with Marcia Timboy
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Pilates Apparatus Workout on the Mat with Marcia Timboy

Monday evenings at 5:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Get the benefts of expansive apparatus work in a mat class utilizing fit balls, yoga balls, bands, weights, blocks and sliding pads. As in all good Pilates classes, you will access your core muscle groups with breath-work and initiate every acton by using your core muscles.

This is a full body workout. Strengthen your core: abs, glutes, hips and lower back. Move out to your upper body: rhomboids, trapezius, deltoids, triceps, forearms, wrists and hands. Work your lower body: inner thighs, quads, hamstrings, soleus, tbia, ankles and feet.

Use of equipment not only adds more challenge to your workout, it also assists to make certain moves more accessible. Marcia shares how the basic principles of Pilates apply to this equipment based mat workout. She explains the mechanics of each exercise, the part of the body benefitted, and how the exercise on the mat simulates work on the apparatus.

Instructor Marcia L. Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with over twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She has been a Physical Activity Educator for the UH/CTAHR’s Nutrition Education for Wellness Project, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator for the Nu`uanu YMCA, Fitness Center Manager at the Mauna Lani Bay Resort, corporate wellness presenter for Club One-San Francisco, Director of YO (Youth Outreach) Dance Project and a Physical Therapist Aide/Exercise Specialist. Marcia holds certifications with AAFA, Silver & Fit, YMCA, ACE, AEA, PhysicalMind Pilates Institute, A-I Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative© Breathwork, is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Authentic Pilates Apparatus and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Stained Glass Open Studio
Oct 2 @ 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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Oct
3
Tue
2017
Dance Imagined with Karen Masaki
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Imagining dance – whatever can be felt or seen with the inner eye is the inspiration for physical movement. Volcano Art Center’s Dance Imagined workshop, with instructor Karen Masaki, encourages exploration and builds strength and fluidity for the pure exhilaration of movement.

The 5-session series will start on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  The one-and-a-half hour class begins with a general warm up, moving through all body parts to get the blood flowing and joints loosened.  Explorations of spinal and joint movements, alignment, and breathing help develop greater awareness and physical capacity.  Short improvisations inject laughter and fun while stimulating the imagination.

The class ends with a free dance segment, accompanied by a wide range of music, from classical to rock.

Join Karen Masaki for Dance Imagined at Volcano Art Center on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Class dates are October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Cost for a single class is $20/$15 VAC members or $50 for the entire series (paid in advance) for both VAC members and non-members. To register or for more information call 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

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

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

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Oct 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Oct
4
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Oct 4 @ 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.

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

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part Two

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: Part Two, a beginning Hawaiian language course taught by University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero. Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Two will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning September 7, from 5:30pm – 7pm. This basics class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some basic 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. 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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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 5 @ 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
Oct 5 @ 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.
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Hula Voices with Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hula Voices with Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima

First Thursday of the month, October 5, 2017 at 7pm

Volcano Art Center introduces Hula Voices at the gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  This new, free,  educational offering will occur regularly on the first Thursday of each month from 7 – 8pm at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Hula Voices presents an engaging, intimate “talk story” session with Hawai‘i Island’s kumu hula who eat, sleep and live lives centered on the practice of hula and its associated arts.  Join VAC for an informative and fun hour as they share their hula genealogy, traditions, protocols, experiences, chants and choreography that are rooted in the ancient Hawiian practice of Hula. Each monthly event will feature a different kumu hula and occasionally their haumana (students).

On Thursday October 5th, Desiree Moana Cruz will moderate the event with Kumu hula Iwalani Kalima of Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani E presenting her hula experiences.

Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima was born and raised in Keaukaha Homestead in Hilo, Hawai’i. Her hula roots stem back from her great-grandmother Kapeka, who was a chanter for Queen Lili’uokalani, and her grandfather Joseph Nohea Kalima Sr., who composed the famous mele “Hilo Hula”.  Iwalani began dancing at the age of eight, under the direction of Uncle George Lanakilakeikiahiali’i Na’ope.  She graduated (‘uniki) and received her na kumu palapala in 1982.  Through the tutelage of Uncle George and her family’s upbringing, she developed a deep love for her culture and now devotes her time to continue the preservation of hula.

Please join VAC in celebrating the Hula Arts at Kīlauea.  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.  Park entrance fees apply.

Oct
6
Fri
2017
Yogilates with Marcia Timboy
Oct 6 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Yogilates with Marcia Timboy 

Friday mornings at 7:30am at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Sessions include exercises and poses (asana) to cultivate strength, stamina, stability and flexibility with particular attention paid to building tone in the deeper postural “core” muscles. Equipment such as blocks, resistance bands, weights, fit balls and yoga balls (simulating the resistance training of the Pilates machines) may also be utilized to further enhance strength and balance.

Yogilates was created by certified Pilates instructor and yoga practitioner Jonathan Urla in 1997, designed to integrate the Pilates methodology into the practice of hatha yoga for a more complete system of exercise.

Instructor Marcia Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, American Council on Exercise, Aquatic Exercise Association, Physical Mind Pilates Institute, Active-Isolated Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative® Breathwork,; is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Aloha Friday: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Oct 6 @ 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.

Tropical Flower Arranging with Kaipo Ah Chong
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kaipo Ah Chong Floral Arrangement

A tropical floral arrangement by Kaipo AhChong

 Tropical Flower Arranging with Kaipo Ah Chong

Hawaiian cultural practitioner Kaipo Ah Chong will offer his popular tropical flower arranging workshop once again at Volcano Art Center. Leave the workshop with your own arrangement to take with you and enjoy! The finished flower arrangements are sure to evoke a sense of paradise in your home. Or, extend your Aloha to a friend or loved one with an arrangement you artfully assembled yourself, perfect for any occasion!

A tropical agriculture farmer and member of Halau Na Kamalei, Ah Chong will share his expert skills in this hands-on workshop. Explore color and texture in 3 dimensions with tropical flowers. Choose from an array of flowers like Anthuriums, Orchids, Ti leaves, Ginger, and Heliconia, to name a few.

The workshop will be held on Friday, October 6 from 1pm – 3pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Cleaned tropical flowers will be provided and the class fee is $45 plus a $20 supply fee. Please bring a pair of clippers. Pre-registration is required. 

Kaipo AhChong Aloha Friday Lei Making

Kaipo Ah Chong making Lei at VAC’s Aloha Fridays on the Gallery Porch

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Oct
7
Sat
2017
Korean Cooking Class: Main Dishes
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

koreancooking - kimchi stew Make Your Own Traditional Korean Main Dishes at Volcano Art Center

Savory, saucy, and the right amount of spicy. These are just a few of the signature flavor profiles of Korean cooking. Now you can learn how to cook your own traditional Korean style main dishes in the “Korean Cooking: Main Dishes” class on Saturday, October 7 from 10am – 2pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Aaron and Soohee Martinson will deliver an informative classroom style workshop while simultaneously delivering fun, hands-on cooking instructions. Soohee adds a narrative to the recipes by sprinkling in anecdotes while Aaron presents visual learners with a slide show every step of the way. By the end of the class students will have what it takes to make three popular Korean main dishes at home.

This course will give students an introduction to the techniques used to make kimchi pancake, braised chicken, and kimchi stew. These recipes are used every day at Soonie Nae Restaurant in Seoul, South Korea.

Enjoy cooking demos of each of the dishes in class. All of the materials needed to prepare the dishes will be provided. Students are recommended to bring an apron.

Class fee is $55/$50 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Advance registration is required.

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Oct
8
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Oct 8 @ 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.

Community Cup: Tea & Pottery Fundraiser
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

TeacupsCommunity Cup: Tea & Pottery Fundraiser

Sunday, October 8, 2017 | 2 – 5pm

Tea and Pottery are a perfect combination!

You’re invited to the Community Cup: Tea & Pottery, a fundraiser for the “Fire Arts,” (ceramics and glass programs) at Volcano Art Center. The event will be held on Sunday, October 8, from 2 – 5pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

The admission price of $25 in advance (or $30 at the door), includes your choice of one hand made tea cup or bowl, and samples of freshly brewed Hawaiʻi grown teas. Throughout the afternoon there will be demonstrations and talks featuring local tea growers & aficionados including Eva Lee and members of the Urasenke Hilo Association. The Urasenke Hilo Association is the Hilo chapter of the Urasenke School of Tea of Kyoto, Japan. It is dedicated to the transmission and the practice of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. The day also offers ongoing demonstrations of wheel-thrown pottery, flame-working glass and stained glass techniques, by VAC instructors and students.

Chiu tea potteryProceeds from this event will be used to help support the “Fire Arts” at VAC.  In 2016, after years of planning, the Volcano Art Center realized the long-standing goal of offering ongoing ceramics and glass programs. These programs are now expanding and include high-fire pottery, flame-worked glass, stained glass, and ceramic classes for students of the Volcano School of Arts and Sciences.

Emily Herb throwing tea cupsMany local artisans have contributed their time, expertise and equipment to get these programs up and running, including potters Chiu Leong, Erik Wold, Lisa Louise Adams and Emily Herb, stained glass artists Claudia McCall and Lois Pollock, and flame-worker Nash Adams-Pruitt.  However, these programs still have basic infrastructure needs such as improved plumbing (clay trap for the sinks), wedging tables, correctly adjusted stools for wheel throwing, improved lighting and storage. Response from students has been very positive, and to continue to grow these programs, ongoing fund raising is critical, thus the creation of the Community Cup fundraiser.

Please come enjoy an afternoon of tea, pottery and more! The Community Cup fundraiser is sure to be an entertaining event!

Purchase tickets here!

Oct
9
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 9 @ 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
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Pilates with Marcia Timboy
Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Pilates Apparatus Workout on the Mat with Marcia Timboy

Monday evenings at 5:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Get the benefts of expansive apparatus work in a mat class utilizing fit balls, yoga balls, bands, weights, blocks and sliding pads. As in all good Pilates classes, you will access your core muscle groups with breath-work and initiate every acton by using your core muscles.

This is a full body workout. Strengthen your core: abs, glutes, hips and lower back. Move out to your upper body: rhomboids, trapezius, deltoids, triceps, forearms, wrists and hands. Work your lower body: inner thighs, quads, hamstrings, soleus, tbia, ankles and feet.

Use of equipment not only adds more challenge to your workout, it also assists to make certain moves more accessible. Marcia shares how the basic principles of Pilates apply to this equipment based mat workout. She explains the mechanics of each exercise, the part of the body benefitted, and how the exercise on the mat simulates work on the apparatus.

Instructor Marcia L. Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with over twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She has been a Physical Activity Educator for the UH/CTAHR’s Nutrition Education for Wellness Project, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator for the Nu`uanu YMCA, Fitness Center Manager at the Mauna Lani Bay Resort, corporate wellness presenter for Club One-San Francisco, Director of YO (Youth Outreach) Dance Project and a Physical Therapist Aide/Exercise Specialist. Marcia holds certifications with AAFA, Silver & Fit, YMCA, ACE, AEA, PhysicalMind Pilates Institute, A-I Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative© Breathwork, is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Authentic Pilates Apparatus and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Stained Glass Open Studio
Oct 9 @ 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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Oct
10
Tue
2017
Dance Imagined with Karen Masaki
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Imagining dance – whatever can be felt or seen with the inner eye is the inspiration for physical movement. Volcano Art Center’s Dance Imagined workshop, with instructor Karen Masaki, encourages exploration and builds strength and fluidity for the pure exhilaration of movement.

The 5-session series will start on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  The one-and-a-half hour class begins with a general warm up, moving through all body parts to get the blood flowing and joints loosened.  Explorations of spinal and joint movements, alignment, and breathing help develop greater awareness and physical capacity.  Short improvisations inject laughter and fun while stimulating the imagination.

The class ends with a free dance segment, accompanied by a wide range of music, from classical to rock.

Join Karen Masaki for Dance Imagined at Volcano Art Center on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Class dates are October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Cost for a single class is $20/$15 VAC members or $50 for the entire series (paid in advance) for both VAC members and non-members. To register or for more information call 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

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

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

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Oct
11
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Oct 11 @ 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.

Oct
12
Thu
2017
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part II – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part Two

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: Part Two, a beginning Hawaiian language course taught by University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero. Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Two will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning September 7, from 5:30pm – 7pm. This basics class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some basic 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. 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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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 12 @ 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
Oct 12 @ 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.
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Thursday Night at the Center: “A History of the Kahua Hula” with Boone Morrison
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Night at the Center: “A History of the Kahua Hula” with Boone Morrison

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7pm-9pm

Join architect and photographer Boone Morrison for “A History of the Kahua Hula” presentation and discussion on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 7pm – 9pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

This special site was realized through the vision of the late hula master Edith Kanaka‘ole, kumu hula of Hālau o Kekuhi.  It is a sacred location that affords the kumu (master) and haumāna (student) a pristine view into Halema‘uma‘u, the home of volcanic deity Pelehonuamea.  Hula hālau from across Hawaiʻi and beyond, have performed on the kahua hula (hula platform), a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting. The kahua hula is located just a short walking distance from the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in an area known as Ka‘auea.

IMG_2449Volcano resident Morrison had an integral role in founding Volcano Art Center, and establishing a sacred space for hula within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Morrison will discuss his experiences in the construction, history, and dedication of the kahua hula in this evening’s event. Hula practitioners, enthusiasts, and history buffs will enjoy this informative, engaging presentation.

This presentation is free; however, a $5 donation is greatly appreciated.

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

 

Oct
13
Fri
2017
Yogilates with Marcia Timboy
Oct 13 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Yogilates with Marcia Timboy 

Friday mornings at 7:30am at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Sessions include exercises and poses (asana) to cultivate strength, stamina, stability and flexibility with particular attention paid to building tone in the deeper postural “core” muscles. Equipment such as blocks, resistance bands, weights, fit balls and yoga balls (simulating the resistance training of the Pilates machines) may also be utilized to further enhance strength and balance.

Yogilates was created by certified Pilates instructor and yoga practitioner Jonathan Urla in 1997, designed to integrate the Pilates methodology into the practice of hatha yoga for a more complete system of exercise.

Instructor Marcia Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, American Council on Exercise, Aquatic Exercise Association, Physical Mind Pilates Institute, Active-Isolated Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative® Breathwork,; is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Aloha Friday: Lei making with Randy Lee
Oct 13 @ 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.

Oct
14
Sat
2017
Zentangle® Inspired Art: El Dia de los Muertos
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Zentangle® Inspired Art: El Dia de los Muertos

with Lydia Meneses, Certified Zentangle Teacher

Saturday, October 14, 2017

10AM-1PM

El Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead is an ancient Mexican tradition. Today we celebrate this holiday on November 1st & 2nd.   This holiday began as a day to give thanks for the harvest, but in time changed to honor ancestors, as well as to remember family members that have passed away. This is a very lively, decorative, and in some communities could be a very elaborate celebration!   

Inspired by the joyful and festive Mexican-American ways of celebrating this holiday, I’ve designed this Zentangle® session using lively colors and tangle designs inspired by Mexican artwork.

Participants will be guided using official Zentangle tools, plus other materials.

Students kit will include: Sakura IDenti pen, Sakura Gelly pen and tiles.  Students will have an opportunity to tangle on their own “calavera” mold, if they wish.   

Particpants are always encouraged to bring their favorite drawing/art tools.

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.  Participants are welcome to bring their favorite drawing tools.

Very light snacks will be served. Cost is $35/$30 VAC members plus a $10 supply fee.

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Oct
15
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Oct 15 @ 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
Oct 15 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

7 week session

>Dates of classes will be Sept 17 & 24, Oct 1, 15, 22 & 29 and Nov 5. Glazing will take place on November 5th, with pick up December 3 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 $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.

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.

Two spots for hand builders remaining. Please call to register. 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Oct 15 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

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

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

7 week session

Dates of classes will be Sept 17 & 24, Oct 1, 15, 22 & 29 and Nov 5. Glazing will take place on November 5th, with pick up December 3 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 $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.

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

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

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Oct
16
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 16 @ 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
Oct 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Pilates with Marcia Timboy
Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Pilates Apparatus Workout on the Mat with Marcia Timboy

Monday evenings at 5:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Get the benefts of expansive apparatus work in a mat class utilizing fit balls, yoga balls, bands, weights, blocks and sliding pads. As in all good Pilates classes, you will access your core muscle groups with breath-work and initiate every acton by using your core muscles.

This is a full body workout. Strengthen your core: abs, glutes, hips and lower back. Move out to your upper body: rhomboids, trapezius, deltoids, triceps, forearms, wrists and hands. Work your lower body: inner thighs, quads, hamstrings, soleus, tbia, ankles and feet.

Use of equipment not only adds more challenge to your workout, it also assists to make certain moves more accessible. Marcia shares how the basic principles of Pilates apply to this equipment based mat workout. She explains the mechanics of each exercise, the part of the body benefitted, and how the exercise on the mat simulates work on the apparatus.

Instructor Marcia L. Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with over twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She has been a Physical Activity Educator for the UH/CTAHR’s Nutrition Education for Wellness Project, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator for the Nu`uanu YMCA, Fitness Center Manager at the Mauna Lani Bay Resort, corporate wellness presenter for Club One-San Francisco, Director of YO (Youth Outreach) Dance Project and a Physical Therapist Aide/Exercise Specialist. Marcia holds certifications with AAFA, Silver & Fit, YMCA, ACE, AEA, PhysicalMind Pilates Institute, A-I Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative© Breathwork, is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Authentic Pilates Apparatus and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Stained Glass Open Studio
Oct 16 @ 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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Oct
17
Tue
2017
Dance Imagined with Karen Masaki
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Ka'u_Desert_Smile Karen Masaki by Robert FrutosDance Imagined with Karen Masaki

Imagining dance – whatever can be felt or seen with the inner eye is the inspiration for physical movement. Volcano Art Center’s Dance Imagined workshop, with instructor Karen Masaki, encourages exploration and builds strength and fluidity for the pure exhilaration of movement.

The 5-session series will start on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  The one-and-a-half hour class begins with a general warm up, moving through all body parts to get the blood flowing and joints loosened.  Explorations of spinal and joint movements, alignment, and breathing help develop greater awareness and physical capacity.  Short improvisations inject laughter and fun while stimulating the imagination.

The class ends with a free dance segment, accompanied by a wide range of music, from classical to rock.

Join Karen Masaki for Dance Imagined at Volcano Art Center on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Class dates are October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Cost for a single class is $20/$15 VAC members or $50 for the entire series (paid in advance) for both VAC members and non-members. To register or for more information call 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

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

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

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Oct
18
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Oct 18 @ 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.

Oct
19
Thu
2017
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part II – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part Two

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: Part Two, a beginning Hawaiian language course taught by University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero. Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Two will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning September 7, from 5:30pm – 7pm. This basics class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some basic 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. 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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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 19 @ 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
Oct 19 @ 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.
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Oct
20
Fri
2017
Yogilates with Marcia Timboy
Oct 20 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Yogilates with Marcia Timboy 

Friday mornings at 7:30am at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Sessions include exercises and poses (asana) to cultivate strength, stamina, stability and flexibility with particular attention paid to building tone in the deeper postural “core” muscles. Equipment such as blocks, resistance bands, weights, fit balls and yoga balls (simulating the resistance training of the Pilates machines) may also be utilized to further enhance strength and balance.

Yogilates was created by certified Pilates instructor and yoga practitioner Jonathan Urla in 1997, designed to integrate the Pilates methodology into the practice of hatha yoga for a more complete system of exercise.

Instructor Marcia Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, American Council on Exercise, Aquatic Exercise Association, Physical Mind Pilates Institute, Active-Isolated Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative® Breathwork,; is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Aloha Friday: Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_1182Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the 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.

Oct
21
Sat
2017
“Writing on the Wild Side” Writing Workshop with Tom Peek
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

“Writing on the Wild Side”
Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

Want to explore the wild side of your mind? Award-winning novelist and longtime Big Island writing teacher Tom Peek will guide you there with his acclaimed workshop “Writing on the Wild Side,” from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 21 at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Peek’s inspirational techniques and stimulating exercises help students explore their creative minds and unique voices. The workshop is perfect for journal keepers, bloggers, fiction and nonfiction storytellers, poets and anyone with the desire to probe their own thoughts and feelings without censorship.

Students always go home enthused, praising Peek’s workshops as “enlivening,” “revelatory,” and “the best Saturday I’ve spent in a long time!”

In the workshop Peek will also discuss writing for social media. “Facebook, Twitter, blogs and websites have enormous expressive potential,” he said. “But being fully yourself—original and authentic—is often difficult,” says Peek. “I want to help writers learn to tap their wild minds to create unique writing that people actually want to read.”

The workshop is open to all levels and genres. No writing experience is necessary. The class fee is $75 or $65 for VAC members.

Peek has taught his workshops since 1991. A writer for more than three decades, his work includes an award-winning novel, newspaper stories and commentaries, magazine articles, university publications, national park exhibits and award-winning video productions.

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Hula Kahiko feat. Hālau Na Kipuʻupuʻu under the direction of Kumu hula Micah Kamohoaliʻi
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Hālau Na Kipuʻupuʻu under the direction of Kumu hula Micah Kamohoaliʻi photo by Aniku ChongHula Kahiko at Volcano Art Center feat. Hālau Na Kipuʻupuʻu under the direction of Kumu hula Micah Kamohoaliʻi

The Volcano Art Center’s 2017 Hula Kahiko series continues on Saturday, October 21 at 10:30am with a performance by Hālau Na Kipuʻupuʻu under the direction of Kumu hula Micah Kamohoaliʻi.

Members of Hālau Na Kipuʻupuʻu are well known for their powerful performances as well as revitalizing many ancient art forms and practices not commonly seen within hula today.  They are most famed among the hula community for revitalizing the art and practice of creating kapa.  Kamohoali‘i and his hālau will be on hand after the performance displaying the unique hand-made regalia and props used.

Kumu Kamohoaliʻi is also known as a professional artist, producing works in many mediums such as lei making, feather working, photography, printing, painting, clothing, wood and stone carvings, film production and traditional Hawaiian kapa.  In all that he does he honors his kūpuna for who he is.

The performance will take place in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (hula platform) in the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.  Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats.  National Park entrance fees may apply.

Nā Mea Hula with Kamaolipua Grace of Hālauolaokalani
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Nā Mea Hula with Kamaolipua Grace of Hālauolaokalani

Saturday, October 21 (11am-1pm)

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

 

Experimental Watercolors with Patti Pease Johnson
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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Join Big Island artist Patti Pease Johnson, for the Experimental Watercolors workshop on Saturday, October 21, from 12:00pm – 3:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Each student will create three to five separate 8×8 inch watercolor paintings on hot press paper using pre-broken glass as a catalyst to spark creativity.  Students will also be taught theories of good composition, along with color theory and color wheel use.  Abstract qualities are the focus in this workshop using three – four paints right out of the tube with the glass. After the first drying and glass removal, each piece is brought to further expressiveness by using detailed watercolor techniques of washes, spatters, lifting, value gradations, dry brush and more.

When asked to describe the experience Patti explained, “You can’t help but wonder what is going to happen after your first piece of glass is put on watercolor paper. In painting, the more chances you take, the more you will stretch the limits of your understanding, and in turn the more you will grow as an artist.”

Cost for the workshop is $50 and $45 for VAC Members plus a $10 supply fee per person. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome. For more information or to register call VAC at 808-967-8222.
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Oct
22
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Oct 22 @ 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
Oct 22 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

7 week session

>Dates of classes will be Sept 17 & 24, Oct 1, 15, 22 & 29 and Nov 5. Glazing will take place on November 5th, with pick up December 3 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 $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.

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.

Two spots for hand builders remaining. Please call to register. 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Oct 22 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

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

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

7 week session

Dates of classes will be Sept 17 & 24, Oct 1, 15, 22 & 29 and Nov 5. Glazing will take place on November 5th, with pick up December 3 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 $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.

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

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

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Oct
23
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 23 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am 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
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Pilates with Marcia Timboy
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Pilates Apparatus Workout on the Mat with Marcia Timboy

Monday evenings at 5:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Get the benefts of expansive apparatus work in a mat class utilizing fit balls, yoga balls, bands, weights, blocks and sliding pads. As in all good Pilates classes, you will access your core muscle groups with breath-work and initiate every acton by using your core muscles.

This is a full body workout. Strengthen your core: abs, glutes, hips and lower back. Move out to your upper body: rhomboids, trapezius, deltoids, triceps, forearms, wrists and hands. Work your lower body: inner thighs, quads, hamstrings, soleus, tbia, ankles and feet.

Use of equipment not only adds more challenge to your workout, it also assists to make certain moves more accessible. Marcia shares how the basic principles of Pilates apply to this equipment based mat workout. She explains the mechanics of each exercise, the part of the body benefitted, and how the exercise on the mat simulates work on the apparatus.

Instructor Marcia L. Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with over twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She has been a Physical Activity Educator for the UH/CTAHR’s Nutrition Education for Wellness Project, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator for the Nu`uanu YMCA, Fitness Center Manager at the Mauna Lani Bay Resort, corporate wellness presenter for Club One-San Francisco, Director of YO (Youth Outreach) Dance Project and a Physical Therapist Aide/Exercise Specialist. Marcia holds certifications with AAFA, Silver & Fit, YMCA, ACE, AEA, PhysicalMind Pilates Institute, A-I Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative© Breathwork, is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Authentic Pilates Apparatus and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Stained Glass Open Studio
Oct 23 @ 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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Oct
24
Tue
2017
Dance Imagined with Karen Masaki
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Ka'u_Desert_Smile Karen Masaki by Robert FrutosDance Imagined with Karen Masaki

Imagining dance – whatever can be felt or seen with the inner eye is the inspiration for physical movement. Volcano Art Center’s Dance Imagined workshop, with instructor Karen Masaki, encourages exploration and builds strength and fluidity for the pure exhilaration of movement.

The 5-session series will start on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  The one-and-a-half hour class begins with a general warm up, moving through all body parts to get the blood flowing and joints loosened.  Explorations of spinal and joint movements, alignment, and breathing help develop greater awareness and physical capacity.  Short improvisations inject laughter and fun while stimulating the imagination.

The class ends with a free dance segment, accompanied by a wide range of music, from classical to rock.

Join Karen Masaki for Dance Imagined at Volcano Art Center on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Class dates are October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Cost for a single class is $20/$15 VAC members or $50 for the entire series (paid in advance) for both VAC members and non-members. To register or for more information call 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

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

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

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Oct
25
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Oct 25 @ 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.

Oct
26
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 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.
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Oct
27
Fri
2017
Yogilates with Marcia Timboy
Oct 27 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Yogilates with Marcia Timboy 

Friday mornings at 7:30am at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Sessions include exercises and poses (asana) to cultivate strength, stamina, stability and flexibility with particular attention paid to building tone in the deeper postural “core” muscles. Equipment such as blocks, resistance bands, weights, fit balls and yoga balls (simulating the resistance training of the Pilates machines) may also be utilized to further enhance strength and balance.

Yogilates was created by certified Pilates instructor and yoga practitioner Jonathan Urla in 1997, designed to integrate the Pilates methodology into the practice of hatha yoga for a more complete system of exercise.

Instructor Marcia Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, American Council on Exercise, Aquatic Exercise Association, Physical Mind Pilates Institute, Active-Isolated Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative® Breathwork,; is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Aloha Friday: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong
Oct 27 @ 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.

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Keiki Stained Glass Class
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Introducing the very first Keiki Stained Glass class at Volcano Art Center!

Now your child can try their hand at making stained glass art in this workshop for beginners. Students will learn basic stained glass construction tasks by completing a simple, 5-piece pumpkin design that can be hung in a window or made into a candle holder – just in time for Halloween!

The glass will be precut and will then be completed using the copper foil solder method of stained glass construction, which includes foiling, soldering, finishing, and decorating. Glass cutting and grinding will be demonstrated.

Glass artist Lois Pollock will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

Pumpkin candle holder stained glass“Keiki Stained Glass” will be held at Volcano Art Center on October 28 & 29: Saturday and Sunday from 9am-12pm. Class fee is $55/$50 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. This class is designed for children ages 11 – 13 and children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 4 children accompanied by their parent. To register call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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Oct
29
Sun
2017
Keiki Stained Glass Class
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

keiki stained glass pumpkin Keiki Stained Glass Class

Introducing the very first Keiki Stained Glass class at Volcano Art Center!

Now your child can try their hand at making stained glass art in this workshop for beginners. Students will learn basic stained glass construction tasks by completing a simple, 5-piece pumpkin design that can be hung in a window or made into a candle holder – just in time for Halloween!

The glass will be precut and will then be completed using the copper foil solder method of stained glass construction, which includes foiling, soldering, finishing, and decorating. Glass cutting and grinding will be demonstrated.

Glass artist Lois Pollock will share her expertise and knowledge, teaching students the skills involved in working safely with stained glass, and creating a beautiful, sturdy piece of art.

Pumpkin candle holder stained glass“Keiki Stained Glass” will be held at Volcano Art Center on October 28 & 29: Saturday and Sunday from 9am-12pm. Class fee is $55/$50 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. This class is designed for children ages 11 – 13 and children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 4 children accompanied by their parent. To register call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Oct 29 @ 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
Oct 29 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

7 week session

>Dates of classes will be Sept 17 & 24, Oct 1, 15, 22 & 29 and Nov 5. Glazing will take place on November 5th, with pick up December 3 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 $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.

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.

Two spots for hand builders remaining. Please call to register. 

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Afternoon Session
Oct 29 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

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Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

7 week session

Dates of classes will be Sept 17 & 24, Oct 1, 15, 22 & 29 and Nov 5. Glazing will take place on November 5th, with pick up December 3 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 $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.

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

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

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Oct
30
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Oct 30 @ 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
Oct 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Pilates with Marcia Timboy
Oct 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Pilates Apparatus Workout on the Mat with Marcia Timboy

Monday evenings at 5:30pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Get the benefts of expansive apparatus work in a mat class utilizing fit balls, yoga balls, bands, weights, blocks and sliding pads. As in all good Pilates classes, you will access your core muscle groups with breath-work and initiate every acton by using your core muscles.

This is a full body workout. Strengthen your core: abs, glutes, hips and lower back. Move out to your upper body: rhomboids, trapezius, deltoids, triceps, forearms, wrists and hands. Work your lower body: inner thighs, quads, hamstrings, soleus, tbia, ankles and feet.

Use of equipment not only adds more challenge to your workout, it also assists to make certain moves more accessible. Marcia shares how the basic principles of Pilates apply to this equipment based mat workout. She explains the mechanics of each exercise, the part of the body benefitted, and how the exercise on the mat simulates work on the apparatus.

Instructor Marcia L. Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with over twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She has been a Physical Activity Educator for the UH/CTAHR’s Nutrition Education for Wellness Project, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator for the Nu`uanu YMCA, Fitness Center Manager at the Mauna Lani Bay Resort, corporate wellness presenter for Club One-San Francisco, Director of YO (Youth Outreach) Dance Project and a Physical Therapist Aide/Exercise Specialist. Marcia holds certifications with AAFA, Silver & Fit, YMCA, ACE, AEA, PhysicalMind Pilates Institute, A-I Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative© Breathwork, is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Authentic Pilates Apparatus and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Stained Glass Open Studio
Oct 30 @ 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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Oct
31
Tue
2017
Dance Imagined with Karen Masaki
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Imagining dance – whatever can be felt or seen with the inner eye is the inspiration for physical movement. Volcano Art Center’s Dance Imagined workshop, with instructor Karen Masaki, encourages exploration and builds strength and fluidity for the pure exhilaration of movement.

The 5-session series will start on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  The one-and-a-half hour class begins with a general warm up, moving through all body parts to get the blood flowing and joints loosened.  Explorations of spinal and joint movements, alignment, and breathing help develop greater awareness and physical capacity.  Short improvisations inject laughter and fun while stimulating the imagination.

The class ends with a free dance segment, accompanied by a wide range of music, from classical to rock.

Join Karen Masaki for Dance Imagined at Volcano Art Center on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Class dates are October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Cost for a single class is $20/$15 VAC members or $50 for the entire series (paid in advance) for both VAC members and non-members. To register or for more information call 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

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

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

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Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Nov
1
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Nov 1 @ 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
2
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 2 @ 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 2 @ 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.
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Nov
3
Fri
2017
Yogilates with Marcia Timboy
Nov 3 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Yogilates with Marcia Timboy 

Friday mornings at 7:30am at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus

Sessions include exercises and poses (asana) to cultivate strength, stamina, stability and flexibility with particular attention paid to building tone in the deeper postural “core” muscles. Equipment such as blocks, resistance bands, weights, fit balls and yoga balls (simulating the resistance training of the Pilates machines) may also be utilized to further enhance strength and balance.

Yogilates was created by certified Pilates instructor and yoga practitioner Jonathan Urla in 1997, designed to integrate the Pilates methodology into the practice of hatha yoga for a more complete system of exercise.

Instructor Marcia Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with twenty years of experience in the Health & Fitness industry. She is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, American Council on Exercise, Aquatic Exercise Association, Physical Mind Pilates Institute, Active-Isolated Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative® Breathwork,; is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.

Mandala Mosaic Workshop with Mark Brody
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

mandala mosaic 2Mandala Mosaic Workshop with Mark Brody 

Mandalas are a naturally occurring design that shows growth, connection and wholeness. It is also the perfect format to lay out color, shape and pattern in your next mosaic. Guest artist and author Mark Brody will bring all the tools and materials for you to complete your own 15” glass mosaic mandala for interior or garden placement. In this class you will learn basic ideas of radial symmetry and use them in your own personalized glass mosaic. Mark will teach basic glass cutting techniques as well as specialized pattern-cutting skills to make this a lasting mosaic that can be placed indoors or out in the garden. Work on a light-weight, weather-resistant board that will be cut in a 15” circle.

A mandala is a multi-cultural design which uses the circle to show the connection of all the pieces. The design uses concentric circles to radiate outward or focus inward, and is a perfect format to learn to mosaic because the design has a natural flow and symmetry to it. Mark will go over the many different methods and materials of mosaic so that you will be able to start your next one on your own.

Discover more in the three-day “Mandala Mosaic” workshop on November 3, 4, & 5: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am – 4pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.  Class fee is $225/$200 VAC members plus a $25 materials fee. Class size is limited to 10 people (ages 15 and older).

Mark Brody has been teaching for over 15 years up and down the West Coast in San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle, has a fine arts degree in sculpture, a certificate in teaching, and is a proud member of the Society of American Mosaic Artsts (SAMA) . He is also the author of the how-to mosaic book, Mosaic Garden Projects, which can be purchased during the workshop or online. For more information on Mark and his art, visit www.markbrodyart.com.mandala mosaic 3mandalamosaic mark brody 2

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