Calendar of Events

Nov
13
Tue
2018
The Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolor
Nov 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wine&Watercolors subjectThe Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolor at Volcano Art Center

Anyone can paint beautiful watercolors – even you! Artist Nancy DeLucrezia will offer the “Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolor” workshop on Tuesday, November 13 from 4 pm – 7pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Nancy will show you how to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper and introduce you to all the basic techniques you need to create a lovely painting of your picture. Techniques covered will include basic palette setup, color theory and mixing, masking, wet in wet, texturizing and how to create depth, highlights and shadows.

During the class, participants will enjoy a sampling of several wines from the wine store “Grapes” in Hilo.

Class fee is $35/$30 for VAC members plus a $17 supply fee. A still life photo will be provided for students to paint.

Nancy DeLucrezia majored in art at the State University of New York as a photographer and printmaker and has painted with watercolors for over 25 years. She has run a Japanese art gallery in New York City, designed public relations campaigns for several arts organizations, and developed a series of drawing and painting classes for children as well as an art therapy curriculum for adults. Before moving to the Big Island she was a member of the Santa Barbara Watercolor Society and Working Artists Ventura (WAV) where she produced and participated in numerous art and theatrical events. She also served as Director of Art Programs for Turning point Foundation and taught watercolor painting to adults with special needs.

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Nov
14
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 14 @ 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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a  series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities.

November classes focusing on Lauhala weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales will meet on November 14 & 18.

Classes meeting on November 7 and 21 will continue the Community Mosaic Mural project at Hale Ho’omana. Glass mosaic artist Maria Macias will lead these free glass mosaic making sessions. The community is invited to create tiles to be place in a large mosaic featuring the Ohia Tree design by beloved Dietrich Varez.  The mural will be on Hale Ho`moan’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Nov 14 @ 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.

Experiencing Ancient Hula Through the Photographer’s Lens
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Akaunu under the direction of Kumu Hula Manaiakalani Kalua, photo by Dino Morrow

Experiencing Ancient Hula Through the Photographer’s Lens

Wednesday, November 14 | 7 – 8pm

A special evening presentation, “Experiencing Ancient Hula Through the Photographer’s Lens” will take place on Wednesday, November 14, starting at 7pm.  This program will feature images by world class hula and documentary photographer Dino Morrow, as he shares the beautiful photographs he has taken during various hula performances, as well as tips and best practices on how to capture these intimate hula images.

Morrow is a documentary and portrait photographer who specializes in candid shots of indigenous and local cultures.  His current focus is to witness and respectfully document Hawaiian and Indigenous cultures as an intimate and traditional expression: sense of place, identity, connection, art, values, spirituality and offering.  For Morrow, the ultimate value of an image is given when the participants accept the perspective, composition and feeling to be honorable and authentic. In order to achieve this, he relies on a personal connection with the subject and a keen sense of a deeper understanding from their perspective.  In short, Morrow says “Photography, for me, is trying to see what I feel…with a camera.”

The presentation will take place at the Niaulani Campus of the Volcano Art Center, located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, in Volcano Village.

Nov
15
Thu
2018
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part IV – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Four with Kaliko Trapp

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.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Four will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning October 11 through December 13, 2018 from 5pm – 6:30pm. No class on October 18 & November 22. 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.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 15 @ 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 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center – POSTPONED in November 

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, every Thursday, 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” happens every Thursday from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Clay policy:

Just for practice – Ample clay will be provided, to be returned to the recycle bin at the end of class.

Pots to be kept:

One-time attendee – $7 per lb. to be trimmed, glazed and fired by the instructor (typically about $7 per kept item).

Returnees – $3 per lb. of clay purchased in the studio. Includes glaze and firings. No outside clay.

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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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part VII – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Seven with Kaliko Trapp

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Seven will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning October 11 through December 13, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8pm. No class on October 18 & November 22. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred for this series.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore.
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Nov
16
Fri
2018
EXHIBIT: Christmas in the Country, featuring the 19th Annual Wreath Exhibition
Nov 16 2018 @ 9:00 am – Jan 1 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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November 16, 2019 – January 1, 2019

Volcano Art Center is pleased to announce we are “Home For The Holidays!”

Being back at the Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park we merrily invite you to join us for our Member’s Appreciation, Christmas In The Country Preview event on Friday, Nov. 16th at 5:30PM!

Featuring the 19th Annual Invitational Wreath Exhibit that continues through January 1 st, 2019, this year’s Christmas in the Country promises an abundance of art and aloha to kick start your holiday season. Beginning the Friday before Thanksgiving, VAC Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park creates a merry scene of an old-fashioned Christmas inside its 1877 historic building. In addition to the exquisite artwork Volcano Art Center has become known for showcasing year-round, you will find unique holiday offerings of island-inspired gifts, ornaments and decorations made by Hawai`i Island artists, including VAC exclusives.
The concurrent 19th Annual Invitational Wreath Exhibit presents one-of-a-kind wreaths in a variety of imaginative media, techniques and styles, from the whimsical to the traditional. “Those looking for truly original wreaths as well as one-of- a-kind , handmade gift items will not be disappointed by the selection created by our local artistic community,” states gallery manager Emily C. Weiss.

This year’s exclusive members-only preview party will begin with a special hula performance performed by Pele & Kekoa Harman with Hālau I Ka Leo Ola O Na Mamo and musical entertainment by slack key guitarist Randy Lorenzo. As always the VAC and its board of directors go all out providing delicious food, wine and champagne as a special thank you to member’s and their support throughout the year. The VAC feels that the weekend before Thanksgiving is the perfect time to set aside time and thanksgivings for friends and community. We sincerely hope you will join us in the festivities. If you can’t make it on Friday night please know that we will be celebrating all month long. Visit www.volcanoartcenter.org for the most up to date offerings of holiday cheer and mark your calendars!

Friday, November 16, 5:30PM–8:00PM
Member Appreciation Reception and Christmas in the Country Preview Party. VAC Members are invited to be the first to view the full collection of unique wreaths and high-quality handcrafted decorations and gifts offered only during Christmas in the Country. Enjoy complimentary gourmet pupus, mulled cider and champagne, prize drawings and your membership discount. Not a member? Joining is easy and secure at www.volcanoartcenter.org. VAC members may bring a guest for $15. Held at the VAC Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Free, park entrance fees apply.

Saturday, November 17–Sunday, November 26, 9:00AM–5:00PM Daily
Volcano Art Center’s Annual Christmas in the Country. Special holiday celebrations include art demonstrations, print and book signings by VAC Gallery artists, plus a fine selection of quality handcrafted decorations and gifts offered only during the holiday season. Held at the VAC Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Free; park entrance fees may apply.

Saturday, November 17 –Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 9:00AM–5:00PM Daily
Volcano Art Center’s 19th Annual Invitational Wreath Exhibit. Gallery artists working in a wide variety of media, materials and techniques present their highly creative concepts of ‘wreath’. This year artists were invited to explore the concept of being “Home For The Holiday’s” in their wreaths, inspired by the 4 month closure of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Donʻt miss these fun, creative wreath designs! Held at the VAC Gallery in HVNP. Free; park entrance fees may apply.

Saturday, November 17, 10:30AM -11:30AM
Hula Kahiko featuring Kumu Haʻamauliola Aiona with Ke Kula o Nawahiokalaniʻopuʻu Public Charter School. The Volcano Art Center’s 2017 Hula Arts At Kīlauea program continues with a hula kahiko presentation which includes storytelling, chant, and hula blended to create a journey through Hawaiian history and legends performed by the students. The 7th & 10th grade students of Ke Kula ʻO Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu will share famous stories of ancestral gods, famous chiefs, and significant role models. This free cultural event is supported in part by a grant from the Hawai`i Tourism Authority, Community Enrichment Program. Held at the Pa Hula in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Free; park entrance fees apply.

Saturday, November 17, 11:00AM – 1:00PM
Book and print signing with Kathy Long! Kathy will be on hand signing her extensive collection of prints which represent her many years of dedication to Hawaii’s unique culture captured in paint and pastel. Held at the VAC Gallery in HVNP. Free; park entrance fees apply.

Sunday, November 18, 11:00AM–1:00PM
Lauhala ornament demonstration by Jelena Clay! Join master fiber artist and nationally recognized gourd artist Jelena Clay, who produces a variety of contemporary and traditional works in every natural fiber she can find. Her interest in all Hawaiian art forms led her to lauhala weaving which she now graciously shares through her teaching. Jelena will demonstrate making lauhala stars which participants can take with them. All supplies provided free of charge. Held at VAC Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Free; park entrance fees apply. Held at the VAC Gallery in HVNP. Free; park entrance fees apply.

Friday, November 25 –Saturday, November 26, 10:00AM–4:00PM
Christmas in the Country Expands to Niaulani Campus. Come celebrate the spirit of the holidays and Also enjoy members of the Volcano Hui displaying handmade art and gifts as part of the annual Volcano Hui Tour. Beautiful live poinsettia will be on display and available for purchase to enhance your home for the holidays as a fundraiser for the Volcano School Of Arts and Sciences. Located in VAC’s Niaulani Campus, at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, in Volcano Village.

Friday, November 24, 11:00AM–1:00PM
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong. Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo Ah Chong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions. This free cultural event is supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority. Free; park entrance fees apply.

Sunday, November 25, 11:00AM–1:00PM
Make a Holiday Card! Join VAC gallery staff in making a one-of-a-kind, hand printed, woodblock holiday card using the designs of VAC`s beloved artist Dietrich Varez. Since Dietrich is unable to attend this year`s festivities he has offered to share his art. He and his wife, Linda Varez, are loaning Dietrich’s small, prized hand carved, linoleum blocks to be used to create unique holiday cards which participents can take to share with family and friends. All supplies provided. Held at The Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Free; park entrance fees apply.

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_1182Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.. This week’s offerings include: hula and oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe.

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

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

Nov
17
Sat
2018
Stained Glass Basics I
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass Basics I 

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

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

“Stained Glass Basics I” will be held at Volcano Art Center on November 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2018: Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 12pm. Class fee is $100/$90 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

IMG_0656You will complete this 4-session workshop with a finished light-catcher, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue working with stained glass.
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Inspired Figure Drawing Workshop
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

figuredrawing2Inspired Figure Drawing Workshop with Rose Adare

Find your passion all over again! Learn the tricks that can pull you out of any drawing funk. Artist Rose Adare will offer the “Inspired Figure Drawing” workshop on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10am – 3pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

A variety of drawing techniques will be covered, such as “The Tornado” and “Pop & Lock Draw” to give you fresh ways to view drawing. Learn how different music influences your drawings and how stance and movement can also play a role. This is an “out of the box” way of drawing a model and connecting with your materials, the model, and your own creativity.

You will get to try different drawing styles and techniques – pick what you like and throw the rest away!

Class fee is $65/$60 for VAC members plus a $10 model fee. Students are asked to bring a pen, notebook, drawing materials such as charcoal, pencil, erasers, and a large pad of paper at least 11” x 14”.
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figuredrawingRose Adare Bio:

A graduate of the San Francisco Academy of Art University and earning a full three year scholarship from the Temescal Atelier for Classical Realism, she trained under the esteemed living master David Hardy. During her time at the academy, Adare’s work was featured at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor for a Toulouse Lautrec retrospective. Adare began her Fine Art career as The Muse Studio, founding the annual Muse Showcase: A Celebration in Art and Music, in Berkeley, CA. Expanding throughout the Bay Area, Adare took on two solo shows, the first at the Sutter Gallery in San Francisco followed by another at Epic Arts in Berkeley. Struck by a municipal train in 2005, Adare spent the following years in physical rehabilitation and retaught her self how to paint. Returning to the art scene in 2009. Adare was accepted in the Schaefer Portrait Challenge in 2012 & 2015 and won 2nd place at the Wyland galleries “Best of the West” in 2013. Adare’s portrait series Restraint & Revolution was featured as part of a 3 woman concurrent solo show at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, and went on tour throughout the states with 21 evocative oil paintings.

Hula Kahiko feat. Kumu Haʻamauliola Aiona with Ke Kula o Nawahiokalaniʻopuʻu Public Charter School
Nov 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Hula Kahiko at Volcano Art Center feat. Kumu Haʻamauliola Aiona with Ke Kula o Nawahiokalaniʻopuʻu Public Charter School

Saturday, November 17 at 10:30am

Featuring Kumu Haʻamauliola Aiona with Ke Kula ʻO Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu Public Charter School

At Nāwahī PCS, Kumu Aiona has established a Holistic Hawaiian Language Fine & Performing Arts Program called Māhuʻilani.  The focus of this program is sharing the traditional arts of hula instrument creation, ʻohe kāpala, hula, oli and hana keaka or theatre performance.  Māhuʻilani shares the students’ various artistic creations through community classes, demonstrations, exhibitions, and hula dramas all through the Hawaiian Language.

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

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

 

Nā Mea Hula with Kumu Hula Kaho‘okele Crabbe and Hālauolaokalani
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Nā Mea Hula with Kumu Hula Kaho‘okele Crabbe of Hālauolaokalani

Saturday, November 17 (11am-1pm)

Held in conjunction with the hula kahiko performance, please join Kumu hula Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani as they share with you “Nā Mea Hula” (all things hula).  Come and learn a hula, use various hula implements and try your hand at lei making.  Experience the different aspects that play an integral role in the life of the hula dancer.  These cultural demonstrations are hands-on and family friendly and occur from 11am – 1pm on Hula Kahiko performance days on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

These free cultural programs are supported in part by the County of Hawai‘i, Community Enrichment Program.

 

Nov
18
Sun
2018
Stained Glass Basics I
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Beginner iiwi 2Stained Glass Basics I 

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

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

“Stained Glass Basics I” will be held at Volcano Art Center on November 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2018: Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 12pm. Class fee is $100/$90 for VAC members plus a $15 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults.

IMG_0656You will complete this 4-session workshop with a finished light-catcher, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue working with stained glass.
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Volcano Insight
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Nov
19
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 19 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 19 @ 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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops

November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

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

From 11am – 1pm on Mondays (excluding holidays), following the guided Niaulani forest walk, guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints depicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment.

These programs are supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required and the classes are free, however a $5 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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“Painting with Peggy”
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Painting with Peggy” 

Get the results that you want from Acrylic Paints and together with Peggy Stanton and other artists, receive the instruction and inspiration you need to do your best work ever on canvas!

Margaret “Peggy” Stanton leads an ongoing series of three hour Acrylic Painting Sessions for artists of all levels. Learn about Peggy’s Perfect Pallet and paint with gorgeous, harmonious color every time!

Begin your first session with a 16″x 20″ canvas and a subject or place that is dear to your heart!

Margaret helps artists to heighten and accentuate their own unique vision while guiding the individual’s artistic journey. With important tips on Color and Acrylic Paints and Mediums, artists can create a painting on canvas using a fun, intuitive painting process. She guides artists on “painterly” ways to put on the finishing strokes or even plan a large project. Stanton also offers individual instruction for artists during each session. No previous experience needed.

Stanton.HiloStudents bring their own supplies and easels. Find a suggested material list at margaretstantonart.com. Click the Painting With Peggy Page for information and class handouts to enjoy! If you have any questions please email Peggy Stanton at peggystanton007@yahoo.com

“Painting with Peggy” Acrylic Painting Class will be held at Volcano Art Center N‘iaulani Campus on Monday, October 22, from 12 – 3pm. Cost is $20/$15 for VAC Members.

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Supply List

We will set, start and finish our paintings during this fun and informative three hour session.

Start with a 16″ x 20″ canvas or so. We will paint a colorful underpainting, then Peggy will show you how to create the perfect pallet to work with.

Ten point list of what to bring including a list of colors: 

1.)  Bring your Acrylic Paints. (If you are buying new paints try the Soft Acrylics. Soft Acrylics have as much pigment as heavy body acrylics, they mix easily and they can be thicken up with Clear medium when needed) While Painting with Peggy you will learn about colors; their properties and their complimentary counter parts. Below is a list of colors that you can use. Please get professional grade paints.

Primary (best to have) Colors:

  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Alizarine Crimson (Red)
  • Cadmium Yellow light
  • Titanium White

Secondary (good to have) Colors: 

  • Viridian or Thalo Green
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Burnt Umber

Choose more colors as you go. Here are some colors with descriptions:

  • Phthalo Blue – transparent blue-green
  • Magenta – transparent, between D.Purple and Ult. Blue
  • Acra Gold – transparent “dark” yellow
  • Naphthol Red Light – transparent light red
  • Quinacridone Crimson – transparent red, rosy glazing
  • Cadmium Orange – secondary, compliment to Ultramarine Blue
  • Hooker’s Green Deep Hue – Dark green-yellow
  • Quinacridone Burnt Orange – Transparent red-orange
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Green Gold – transparent
  • Mixing White – good to have for mixing medium values and other stuff
  • Unbleached White – good for warm whites and warm nudging of colors

 

2.)  Acrylic Matt Medium (clear, runny)

3.)  Canvas of your choice (stretched canvas or canvas pad – any size, I like 16 x 20 or larger)

4.)  Large Jar for water (plastic or glass, the larger the better)

5.)  Pallet of your choice (styrafoam plates or egg cartons work well)

6.)  Paper Towels

7.)  Easel

8.)  Chair we have, but bring one that you like if you want to.

9.)  Please think about a place or a subject that is meaningful to you, and bring a picture of it to refer to as you create your painting with Peggy.

10.)  Drinks and snacks

Arrive a little early to get set up, because right away everyone will coat their canvas with an underpainting. While it dries, Peggy will guide us in setting up the perfect pallet of colors and give instructions on how to develop your painting with great color harmony and value.

Personal instruction is available during this three hour class and painting session. Any painting that you are having trouble with, feel free to bring to the class. Peggy will help you to recognize its strengths and provide tips on how to put on the final touches.

Together as a group we will learn how to create your next best masterpiece, inspire each other to try new things with a better understanding of color and composition and encourage those who want to exhibit their art in shows and on the web.

Nov
21
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 21 @ 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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a  series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities.

November classes focusing on Lauhala weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales will meet on November 14 & 18.

Classes meeting on November 7 and 21 will continue the Community Mosaic Mural project at Hale Ho’omana. Glass mosaic artist Maria Macias will lead these free glass mosaic making sessions. The community is invited to create tiles to be place in a large mosaic featuring the Ohia Tree design by beloved Dietrich Varez.  The mural will be on Hale Ho`moan’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Nov 21 @ 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
22
Thu
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 22 @ 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 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center – POSTPONED in November 

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, every Thursday, 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” happens every Thursday from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Clay policy:

Just for practice – Ample clay will be provided, to be returned to the recycle bin at the end of class.

Pots to be kept:

One-time attendee – $7 per lb. to be trimmed, glazed and fired by the instructor (typically about $7 per kept item).

Returnees – $3 per lb. of clay purchased in the studio. Includes glaze and firings. No outside clay.

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
23
Fri
2018
2019 Program Preview Exhibit
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2019 Program Preview Exhibit @ Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus | Volcano | Hawaii | United States

Preview Exhibit for 2019 Programs at Volcano Art Center

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

It all happens at the 2019 Program Preview Exhibit, Friday and Saturday, November 23 & 24, from 10:00am – 4:00pm, at VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. This special exhibit features work by artists who will be offering classes and workshops at VAC in the upcoming year.  Browse through programs proposals from painting & block printing classes to stained glass, pottery, horticulture, Zentangle®, music and more.
In addition, Hale Ho’omana will be one of the stops on the Volcano Village Artists Hui Tour. Volcano School of Arts and Sciences will be selling ponsettias, and turkey legs, ribs, and soft drinks will be available for purchase on the both days of the Program Preview Exhibit.

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kaipo AhChong

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

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

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Nov
24
Sat
2018
2019 Program Preview Exhibit
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2019 Program Preview Exhibit @ Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus | Volcano | Hawaii | United States

Preview Exhibit for 2019 Programs at Volcano Art Center

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

It all happens at the 2019 Program Preview Exhibit, Friday and Saturday, November 23 & 24, from 10:00am – 4:00pm, at VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. This special exhibit features work by artists who will be offering classes and workshops at VAC in the upcoming year.  Browse through programs proposals from painting & block printing classes to stained glass, pottery, horticulture, Zentangle®, music and more.
In addition, Hale Ho’omana will be one of the stops on the Volcano Village Artists Hui Tour. Volcano School of Arts and Sciences will be selling ponsettias, and turkey legs, ribs, and soft drinks will be available for purchase on the both days of the Program Preview Exhibit.

Nov
25
Sun
2018
Volcano Insight
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lVolcano Insight

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Nov
26
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 26 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Nov 26 @ 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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops

November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

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

From 11am – 1pm on Mondays (excluding holidays), following the guided Niaulani forest walk, guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints depicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment.

These programs are supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required and the classes are free, however a $5 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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Nov
28
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 28 @ 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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a  series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities.

November classes focusing on Lauhala weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales will meet on November 14 & 18.

Classes meeting on November 7 and 21 will continue the Community Mosaic Mural project at Hale Ho’omana. Glass mosaic artist Maria Macias will lead these free glass mosaic making sessions. The community is invited to create tiles to be place in a large mosaic featuring the Ohia Tree design by beloved Dietrich Varez.  The mural will be on Hale Ho`moan’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Nov 28 @ 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
29
Thu
2018
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part IV – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Four with Kaliko Trapp

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.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Four will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning October 11 through December 13, 2018 from 5pm – 6:30pm. No class on October 18 & November 22. 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.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Nov 29 @ 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 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center – POSTPONED in November 

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, every Thursday, 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” happens every Thursday from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Clay policy:

Just for practice – Ample clay will be provided, to be returned to the recycle bin at the end of class.

Pots to be kept:

One-time attendee – $7 per lb. to be trimmed, glazed and fired by the instructor (typically about $7 per kept item).

Returnees – $3 per lb. of clay purchased in the studio. Includes glaze and firings. No outside clay.

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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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part VII – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Seven with Kaliko Trapp

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Seven will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning October 11 through December 13, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8pm. No class on October 18 & November 22. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred for this series.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore.
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Nov
30
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday: ʻOhe Kapala with Desiree Cruz
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Desiree Moana Cruz moderating Hula VoicesAloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This month’s offerings include: ʻOhe Kapala with Desiree Cruz.

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

Dec
2
Sun
2018
Volcano Insight
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lVolcano Insight

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Dec
3
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 3 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 3 @ 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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_5761

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops

November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

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

From 11am – 1pm on Mondays (excluding holidays), following the guided Niaulani forest walk, guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints depicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment.

These programs are supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required and the classes are free, however a $5 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

IMG_6601 IMG_6604

 

Dec
5
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 5 @ 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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a  series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities.

November classes focusing on Lauhala weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales will meet on November 14 & 18.

Classes meeting on November 7 and 21 will continue the Community Mosaic Mural project at Hale Ho’omana. Glass mosaic artist Maria Macias will lead these free glass mosaic making sessions. The community is invited to create tiles to be place in a large mosaic featuring the Ohia Tree design by beloved Dietrich Varez.  The mural will be on Hale Ho`moan’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

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

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

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

Dec
6
Thu
2018
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part IV – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Four with Kaliko Trapp

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.

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Four will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning October 11 through December 13, 2018 from 5pm – 6:30pm. No class on October 18 & November 22. 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.
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

 

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

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center – POSTPONED in November 

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, every Thursday, 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” happens every Thursday from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Clay policy:

Just for practice – Ample clay will be provided, to be returned to the recycle bin at the end of class.

Pots to be kept:

One-time attendee – $7 per lb. to be trimmed, glazed and fired by the instructor (typically about $7 per kept item).

Returnees – $3 per lb. of clay purchased in the studio. Includes glaze and firings. No outside clay.

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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Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Part VII – Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Beginning Hawaiian Language Part Seven with Kaliko Trapp

Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Part Seven will be offered for 8 weeks every Thursday night beginning October 11 through December 13, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8pm. No class on October 18 & November 22. This class will focus on expanding simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure. Some Hawaiian language experience is preferred for this series.

Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus. Fee for the class is $90 and $80 for VAC members. The required workbook for the class is Nā Kai ʻEwalu and it is available at the UH Hilo bookstore.
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Dec
7
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Dec
8
Sat
2018
Jazz in the Forest Christmas Special 12/8
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 Jazz in the Forest Christmas Special

Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 5:30pm

Jazz in the Forest returns for a Christmas special concert at 5:30pm on Saturday, December 8, 2018 featuring Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones with Jeannine Guillory, playing Christmas favorites and original compositions!

Jean Pierre Thoma is a world traveled professional musician on flute, saxophone  clarinet and piano, with experience  throughout  America, France, Japan, India, and Israel. Holds 2 masters degrees in music, and has been a public and private school teacher as well as member of numerous jazz and classical ensembles, such as the Maui and Marin Symphonies.  Leader of “The Jazztones” : “Raga Jazz” (with Sarangi, synth guitar & bass):  member of “Royal Kona Harp Ensemble” (3 harps w/ 2 flutes & winds): “Volcano Trio” (2 flutes & piano): performer at Holy Cross Church in choir & as instrumentalist; and pianist at restaurants, and charity performances at Hospice and Life Care Centers. Now a music teacher in Hilo at The Pacific Academy of Music, and the Kukuau Studio, he happily lives in Hilo Hawaii.

Jean Pierre ThomaThe Wine and Beer Room will be open for attendees to enjoy before and after the concert. And as usual, an area has been set aside for dancing, so you don’t have to stay in your seat when the band starts to swing and you’re moved to your feet.

Tickets are $20 for VAC members ($25 non-members)! Ticket holders will be able to purchase beer & wine before the performance. Great pupu by ʻŌhelo Café will also be available for purchase.

Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday, December 7. After that, tickets will be sold at VAC Gallery & at the door if they are not sold out. Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show. OR, you may pick them up any day before the show at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
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Dec
9
Sun
2018
Volcano Insight
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Dec
10
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 10 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 10 @ 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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops

November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

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

From 11am – 1pm on Mondays (excluding holidays), following the guided Niaulani forest walk, guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints depicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment.

These programs are supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required and the classes are free, however a $5 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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Dec
11
Tue
2018
The Fascianation Method with Anthony Chrisco
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2012July Ant headshotThe Fascianation Method 

Presented by Founding Member of the Fascia Research Society, Anthony Chrisco

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | 2 – 4pm

In this workshop, Anthony will give a brief introduction of the method and the tool he developed to bring more healthy awareness to our bodies. There will be a guided full body ‘roll’ and Q & A afterwards. Cost is $25 per person. Anthony will bring rollers for the participants to use and for purchase along with a video presentation.

Anthony Chrisco, BS, is a founding member of the Fascia Research Society and a Continuing Education Provider for the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise. He is the developer of TheFascianatorTM Roller and the Fascianation MethodTM, used to find and eliminate the stress in the body so the body can heal itself.

Anthony lectures and teaches both professionals in health and fitness and other allied health professions about the human body’s fascial system, recently classified as an organ system in 2012. His techniques have helped hundreds of people suffering from numerous chronic pain disorders.

The fascia can exert up to 2000 pounds of pressure per square inch on our bodies and x-rays & MRI’s cannot see these areas of tension; referred to as myofascial adhesions. The FascianationMethodTM involves using a fitness roller to assist in the release of these myofascial adhesions.

Rolling out the muscles relax the fascia that surround them causing the release of pressure on the nerves, arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels that cause pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and inflammation. Here is a list of ailments that The Fascianation MethodTM can help alleviate:

  • Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Pain
  • Gout
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Shin Splints
  • Anterior Compartment Syndrome
  • Creaky Knees
  • I.T. Band Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine/ Tension Headache
  • Tennis/Golfer Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Trigger Finger (When the finger cannot straighten after bending.)
  • Constipation
  • Hip Pain
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Incontinent Bladder
  • Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

Visit www.thefascianator.com for more information.
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Dec
12
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 12 @ 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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a  series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities.

November classes focusing on Lauhala weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales will meet on November 14 & 18.

Classes meeting on November 7 and 21 will continue the Community Mosaic Mural project at Hale Ho’omana. Glass mosaic artist Maria Macias will lead these free glass mosaic making sessions. The community is invited to create tiles to be place in a large mosaic featuring the Ohia Tree design by beloved Dietrich Varez.  The mural will be on Hale Ho`moan’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

Dec
13
Thu
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

 

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center – POSTPONED in November 

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, every Thursday, 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” happens every Thursday from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Clay policy:

Just for practice – Ample clay will be provided, to be returned to the recycle bin at the end of class.

Pots to be kept:

One-time attendee – $7 per lb. to be trimmed, glazed and fired by the instructor (typically about $7 per kept item).

Returnees – $3 per lb. of clay purchased in the studio. Includes glaze and firings. No outside clay.

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Dec
14
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Randy Lee
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Dec
16
Sun
2018
Volcano Insight
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Dec
17
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 17 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 17 @ 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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops

November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

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

From 11am – 1pm on Mondays (excluding holidays), following the guided Niaulani forest walk, guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints depicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment.

These programs are supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required and the classes are free, however a $5 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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Dec
19
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 19 @ 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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Dec 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a  series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities.

November classes focusing on Lauhala weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales will meet on November 14 & 18.

Classes meeting on November 7 and 21 will continue the Community Mosaic Mural project at Hale Ho’omana. Glass mosaic artist Maria Macias will lead these free glass mosaic making sessions. The community is invited to create tiles to be place in a large mosaic featuring the Ohia Tree design by beloved Dietrich Varez.  The mural will be on Hale Ho`moan’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Dec 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

Dec
20
Thu
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

 

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center – POSTPONED in November 

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, every Thursday, 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” happens every Thursday from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Clay policy:

Just for practice – Ample clay will be provided, to be returned to the recycle bin at the end of class.

Pots to be kept:

One-time attendee – $7 per lb. to be trimmed, glazed and fired by the instructor (typically about $7 per kept item).

Returnees – $3 per lb. of clay purchased in the studio. Includes glaze and firings. No outside clay.

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Dec
21
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe
Dec 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_1182Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kaho‘okele Crabbe

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.. This week’s offerings include: hula and oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe.

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

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

Dec
23
Sun
2018
Volcano Insight
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Dec
24
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 24 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Dec 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops

November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

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

From 11am – 1pm on Mondays (excluding holidays), following the guided Niaulani forest walk, guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints depicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment.

These programs are supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required and the classes are free, however a $5 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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Dec
26
Wed
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 26 @ 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

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani
Dec 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Wednesday Art Classes – Creative Arts at Ni‘aulani, every Wednesday from 11am -1pm

Join VAC in a  series of visual art classes every Wednesday at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.  These weekly short classes focus on a wide range of visual art activities.

November classes focusing on Lauhala weaving with Kuuipo Kalahiki-Morales will meet on November 14 & 18.

Classes meeting on November 7 and 21 will continue the Community Mosaic Mural project at Hale Ho’omana. Glass mosaic artist Maria Macias will lead these free glass mosaic making sessions. The community is invited to create tiles to be place in a large mosaic featuring the Ohia Tree design by beloved Dietrich Varez.  The mural will be on Hale Ho`moan’s exterior wall for many years.  For more information- email Julie Williams at volcanowilliams@gmail.com.

IMG_6253We need your tile and broken ceramics donations to contribute to the community mosaic project! Please bring your donations to VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village where there is a donation station outside of Hale Ho‘omana.

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Dec 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

Dec
27
Thu
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

 

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center – POSTPONED in November 

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, every Thursday, 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” happens every Thursday from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Clay policy:

Just for practice – Ample clay will be provided, to be returned to the recycle bin at the end of class.

Pots to be kept:

One-time attendee – $7 per lb. to be trimmed, glazed and fired by the instructor (typically about $7 per kept item).

Returnees – $3 per lb. of clay purchased in the studio. Includes glaze and firings. No outside clay.

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Dec
28
Fri
2018
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong
Dec 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kaipo AhChong

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

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

These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Dec
30
Sun
2018
Volcano Insight
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lVolcano Insight

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Dec
31
Mon
2018
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Dec 31 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Dec 31 @ 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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops

November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

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

From 11am – 1pm on Mondays (excluding holidays), following the guided Niaulani forest walk, guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints depicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment.

These programs are supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required and the classes are free, however a $5 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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Jan
2
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jan 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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Jan 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

Jan
3
Thu
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jan 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

 

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in at Volcano Art Center – POSTPONED in November 

The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, every Thursday, 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” happens every Thursday from 6 – 9pm.  Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

Clay policy:

Just for practice – Ample clay will be provided, to be returned to the recycle bin at the end of class.

Pots to be kept:

One-time attendee – $7 per lb. to be trimmed, glazed and fired by the instructor (typically about $7 per kept item).

Returnees – $3 per lb. of clay purchased in the studio. Includes glaze and firings. No outside clay.

Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village.  He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano.  Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.
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Jan
6
Sun
2019
Volcano Insight
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Jan
7
Mon
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jan 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Jan 7 @ 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

 

Hawaiian Values Printmaking Classes
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Hawaiian Values Printmaking Workshops

November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018

Mondays 11am -1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village

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

From 11am – 1pm on Mondays (excluding holidays), following the guided Niaulani forest walk, guests can ink carved linoleum-block prints depicting flora and fauna found in the diverse Hawaiian rainforest environment.

These programs are supported by the County of Hawai‘i Research and Development Office. Registration is not required and the classes are free, however a $5 supply fee applies. Please call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

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Jan
9
Wed
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jan 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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Jan 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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5:30pm – 7pm with Jo Caron

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

Jan
10
Thu
2019
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Jan 10 @ 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