Classes & Workshops

Feb
18
Sat
2017
EXHIBIT: “Life of the Land,” recent works by David K. Hayes and Daniel Van Zyle
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm

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“Life of the Land,” recent works by David K. Hayes and Daniel Van Zyle

Saturday, February 18th – March 26th, 2017

Volcano Art Center Gallery is proud to present a collection of original acrylic paintings by David K. Hayes and Daniel VanZyle. The exhibit runs from February 18th to March 26th, 2017 at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. A special reception with both artists present will be held on Saturday, February 18th from 5-7pm.

The exhibition features Hawaiian flora and fauna within their respective ecosystems. The detailed depictions of rare and endemic wildlife exposes viewers to the treasury of Hawaiian aviary life as well the ecological uniqueness and diversity of the land that supports them. The majority of the artwork on display will feature recent paintings by both artists however a Van Zyle is also displaying a few of his rare graphite drawings as well as his stone lithographs for which he is well known.

About the Artists

David K. Hayes

Born and raised in Hawaii and has lived in the islands his entire life. He graduated in the class of 1978 from Saint Louis High School in Honolulu and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Hawaii in 1985. Dave has been a member of several artist guilds and conservation organizations throughout the years and has been awarded in several juried showings. Over the past three decades he has pursued his interest in cross country backpacking and has explored the more remote regions within the State. Through his experience and research he has become thoroughly familiar with the native and introduced biota of the Hawaiian archipelago.

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Almost alone in his mastery of the demanding technique of stone lithography. A critic observed that Daniel’s work is united by a keen observation and attention to detail with virtuoso drawing skills that create a pure and precise vision of the beauty and vulnerability of Hawaii’s wildlife.” Considered one of Wildlife Arts’ prominent original print artists, Van Zyle’s stone lithographs and etchings derive their special magic from the dramatic interplay of masterful delineation and romantic idealism. Working with master printers in Washington, Alaska, New Mexico, Hawaii and California, Van Zyle embraces the art of old world by coaxing memorable impressions out of both metal and stone. Dan Van Zyle and his works have been the subject of articles both in national art and wildlife art publication. His numerous distinctions include being named Hawaii’s Audubon Society Artist 1989-90 and Hawai’i Ducks Unlimited Artists 1992 & 1994. His works are part of the permanent collections of Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the Honolulu Museum. Included in his public and private commissions are the 1997-98 Hawai’i State Conservation Stamp and illustration of the award winning children’s book Flight of the Golden Plover. Daniel resides in Honolulu.

 

Feb
20
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Feb 20 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Feb 20 @ 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

 

Feb
21
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Feb
22
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Feb 22 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm 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.

Feb
23
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Feb
24
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Feb
25
Sat
2017
13th Annual LOVE THE ARTS fundraiser gala: “Singin’ in the Rainforest”
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Volcano Art Center announces, “Save the Date” for our 13th Annual Love the Arts fundraiser at Niaulani Campus on Saturday, February 25, 5 – 9 pm. This year’s theme is “Singin’ in the Rainforest.”

Our beautiful Hale Ho’omana will be decked out for “Singin’ in the Rainforest” with beautiful, one-of-a-kind umbrellas painted by Big Island artists.  Guests will be treated to an evening of fine wine, brews, a luxurious gourmet buffet and spirited Hawaiian music. The live and silent auctions are not to be missed, with unique offerings including original artwork, hotel stays, tours, and jewelry.

Tickets are $55 for VAC Members or $65 non-members, and are available at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village, VAC Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, and ONLINE!

 

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

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Feb
27
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Feb 27 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

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

kanikapila

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

Mar
1
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 1 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Mar 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm 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.

Mar
2
Thu
2017
Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking 

This workshop is an introduction to Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with Sensei Glenn Yamanoha.

Traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking is a relief printing technique that uses Japanese tools and natural materials. Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic process in four hands-on sessions. Attendees will learn the fundamental techniques of Mokuhanga such as cutting with chisels, preparing blocks and paper, registration, and printing with a baren (printing pad.)

The workshop will consist of five afternoon sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus starting on February 2 through March 9 (Thursday afternoons from 1pm – 3:30pm: February 2, February 9, February 16, March 2, March 9.)

Course fee is $80/$72 for VAC Members plus a $30 Supply fee. No experience is necessary for this workshop.

Mokuhanga differs from western woodblock in that it is water-based printing with sumi ink, watercolor and nori (rice paste), so no toxic solvents are used; it is printed with a hand held baren rather than a press; and it employs the accurate “kento” registration method, cut directly into the block. By utilizing non-toxic, “green” materials, it readily combines traditional processes with new printing technologies.

Yamanoha studied woodblock printing in Kyoto, Japan on a Monbusho (Japan Government) scholarship between 1988-90. Glenn lives in Volcano Village and runs Volcano Gravel.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List. 
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Mar
3
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Mar
4
Sat
2017
Edible Gardening in the Rainforest
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Edible Gardening in the Rainforest

Cultivate your Knowledge for Rainforest Gardening at Volcano Art Center

Do you garden in the rainforest? Would like to transform your lanai and lawn, or your field and fence into an abundant oasis of edible and multifunctional plants? If you’re saying, “yes, I want to learn more” then definitely sign up for “Edible Gardening & Landscaping in the Rainforest” at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus.

Join Zach Mermel for this two-part workshop on Saturday, March 4, from 9am – 4pm with a break for lunch. Course fees are $50/$45 for VAC members and plus a $10 materials fee.

Part 1: Edible Gardening in the Rainforest will begin the day from 9am-noon. This session will cover how to transform your lanai and lawn, your field and fence, into an abundant oasis of edible and multifunctional plants.

Part 2: Landscaping with Native Rainforest Plants will begin after lunch, from1pm-4pm. This session will cover the different habitats and habits of a wide palette of rainforest adapted native plants with a special focus on the native plants that thrive in your patch of rainforest.

A handout of practical readings and resources for further learning is included for both sessions.

Attendees will learn the fundamental gardening “dos and don’ts”, and interact with a wide range of useful, easy-to-grow edibles. Participants will get to take home a number of edible plants at the conclusion of the edibles workshop.

Zach Mermel is one part ecologist, one part horticulturist, one part land planner. Zach’s work in ecology and design has taken him across the Hawaiian archipelago, the US mainland, and beyond. He is also the founder of Ola Design Group , an ecological land planning and design firm here in Hawaii.

Transform your lanai and lawn, your field and fence, into an abundant oasis of edible and multifunctional plants. We’ll learn the fundamental gardening do’s and don’ts, and interact with a wide range of useful, easy-to-grow edibles. Participants will get to take home a number of edible plants at the conclusion of the workshop. A handout of practical readings and resources for further learning in also included.
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Mar
5
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Mar
6
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 6 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Mar 6 @ 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

 

“Painting with Peggy”
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Get the results that you want from Acrylics, and together with Peggy Stanton and other artists, get inspired to do your best work ever!

Margaret “Peggy” Stanton leads an ongoing series of Acrylic Painting Workshops for artists of all levels. Each three hour class, is a hands on painting session where participants learn to approach their painting process with a new awareness and understanding of color dynamics and composition.

Begin your first session with a 16″x 20″ canvas!

Margaret helps artists to heighten and accentuate their own unique vision with bold colors, lines and shapes. With important tips on Acrylic Paints and Mediums, artists create a painting on canvas using a more immediate and intuitive process. She guides artist on “painterly” ways to put on the finishing stokes. Stanton also offers individual instruction for artists during each session.

“Painting with Peggy” Acrylic Painting Class will be held on Monday, March 6 from Noon – 3:00pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Cost for each session is $20/$15 for VAC Members. Please see the materials list and detailed class descriptions below.391395_4336354888297_2021976355_n

Students bring your own supplies and easels. Please bring a piece to show the group if you want to. If you have any questions, please email Margaret Stanton at peggystanton007@yahoo.com.  To see Margaret’s work visit Margaret Stanton’s Art Online
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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.

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

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

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

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Kripalu Yoga with Jo Caron
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm 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.

Mar
9
Thu
2017
Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking 

This workshop is an introduction to Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with Sensei Glenn Yamanoha.

Traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking is a relief printing technique that uses Japanese tools and natural materials. Instructor Yamanoha will introduce the basic process in four hands-on sessions. Attendees will learn the fundamental techniques of Mokuhanga such as cutting with chisels, preparing blocks and paper, registration, and printing with a baren (printing pad.)

The workshop will consist of five afternoon sessions at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus starting on February 2 through March 9 (Thursday afternoons from 1pm – 3:30pm: February 2, February 9, February 16, March 2, March 9.)

Course fee is $80/$72 for VAC Members plus a $30 Supply fee. No experience is necessary for this workshop.

Mokuhanga differs from western woodblock in that it is water-based printing with sumi ink, watercolor and nori (rice paste), so no toxic solvents are used; it is printed with a hand held baren rather than a press; and it employs the accurate “kento” registration method, cut directly into the block. By utilizing non-toxic, “green” materials, it readily combines traditional processes with new printing technologies.

Yamanoha studied woodblock printing in Kyoto, Japan on a Monbusho (Japan Government) scholarship between 1988-90. Glenn lives in Volcano Village and runs Volcano Gravel.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List. 
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Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 9 @ 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

Mar
10
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Randy Lee
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Mar
12
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Mar 12 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

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Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb | Afternoon Session
Mar 12 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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Mar
13
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 13 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Mar 13 @ 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

 

Mar
14
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Mar
15
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 15 @ 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
Mar 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm 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.

Mar
16
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 16 @ 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 Night at the Center: “Hawaii’s Kolea, the Amazing Transpacific Life of the Pacific Golden-Plover” book presentation
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kolea-book-coverSusan Scott & Oscar Johnson Discuss the Amazing Life of the Kolea at Volcano Art Center

Thursday, March 16 at 7pm

As a result of the Kolea’s wintertime presence in human-made spaces, many people become plover watchers who often want to know more about the lively guests that prance in parks, run along roads, and sleep on flat rooftops. Facts about the Pacific Golden-Plover, though, can be hard to find. Susan Scott & Oscar “Wally” Johnson wrote the book Hawaii’s Kolea, the Amazing Transpacific Life of the Pacific Golden-Plover as a source of information for those who admire Hawaii’s amazing Kolea.

Wally and Susan, who have been friends for decades, co-authored the text. Wally took all the photos and created the illustrations. They will join forces again at Volcano Art Center’s Thursday Night at the Center for an evening all about the Kolea on March 16 from 7pm – 9pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Since 1987, Susan Scott has written a weekly column called “Ocean Watch” for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.  Throughout the years, the subject of Hawaii’s Pacific golden-plovers has generated more reader email than all other subjects combined.

Oscar W. (Wally) Johnson, PhD is the world expert on Pacific Golden-Plovers. An affiliate research scientist in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, he became fascinated with plovers while working in the Marshall Islands and has studied them since 1979.

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

Mar
17
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

IMG_1182Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: hula and oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe.

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

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

Mar
18
Sat
2017
Writing for Inner Exploration and Life Reflection
Mar 18 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

“Writing for Inner Exploration and Life Reflection” with Tom Peek

Saturday, March 18 from 9:30am to 4pm in Volcano Village. Class fee is $75/$65 for VAC members.

“Take a day out of your busy life to explore your deeper self and ponder the life you’ve lived so far,” encourages Peek. “Discover the magic power of writing to stimulate the creative regions of your mind and unearth your meatiest memories, highest aspirations, zaniest ideas, and most incandescent insights.”

“Writing, like life itself, is a voyage of discovery.” ~ Henry Miller

Peek’s latest workshop includes fun, offbeat, and provocative “wild mind” exercises that provide participants with exploration tools to use in class and on one’s own. This workshop is perfect for journal keepers, autobiographers, spiritual seekers, memoir and family history writers, and anyone who simply enjoys writing. No previous writing experience is necessary, just the desire to explore!

Thought-provoking exercises include topics such as: “What passions guide your life?”, “How has the place you come from influenced who you are?”, “What mottos do you live by–or wish you did?”, “What’s the weirdest thing that ever happened to you?”, “What memories do you carry from your ancestors?”, and “If you weren’t human what would you be? A bird? A tree? Clouds? Pizza?”

Since 1991, Peek has taught his popular Big Island workshops, encouraging hundreds of islanders to write their own journals, family histories, stories, poems, novels, and essays. Attendees always give Peek’s workshops high marks for the practical writing tools introduced in each session as well as for encouraging a safe, friendly atmosphere for writers to come together and support one another. “I experienced a restarting of my fire for writing,” said one past participant. “This workshop will change my life,” said another.

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Zentangle®: Like Tri?
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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with Certified Zentangle Teachers Lydia Meneses & Dina Wood Kageler

Saturday, March 18 from 10am – 1pm

Introducing two of Zentangle’s newest art tools: the 3Z tile (a triangle shaped tile) and the Sakura Koi Cool Grey brush pen.
After many requests from Zentangle artists, the triangle tile is finally here! We have carefully designed projects to fit this very special introduction.

Meditative benefits of Zentangle:

  • Gratitude and Appreciation
  • Mindfulness and Awareness

In this class, you will create 3 different tiles using the new 3Zs, 2 white tiles, 1 tan.
No artistic experience required. Class is designed for beginners as well as experienced students.

Returning tanglers are encouraged to bring your own favorite drawing/art tools and are welcome to have your art displayed in the “Z” Gallery.

Cost is $35 / $30 VAC members, plus $10 supply fee. Very light snacks provided.
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Hula Kahiko with Kumu Hula Pele Kaio with UNUKUPUKUPU, presenting students of Unulau and Papa Hu’elepo
Mar 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

VAC’s 2017 Hula Kahiko series continues on Saturday, March 18 from 10:30 – 11:30am, with a performance by Kumu Hula Pele Kaio of Hawai’i Community College with UNUKUPUKUPU, presenting students of Unulau and Papa Hu’elepo.

From Hawai`i Community College, UNUKUPUKUPU, Kumu Hula Pele Kaio combines ancestral knowledge with the rigors of academia  to present the students of Unulau and Hu`elepo.

More than just the performative folk culture of Hawai`i, these dancers express hula as a process for deep inner reflection and analysis. Through hula they define and exercise their unique contribution to this world we live in.

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

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

Held in conjunction with this hula kahiko performance, please join Kumu Hula Ab Valencia and members of Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery 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. This cultural demonstration is hands-on and family friendly.

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

 

Nā Mea Hula with Kumu Hula Ab Valencia and members of Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Na Mea Hula with Kumu Hula Ab Valencia and members of Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu

Nā Mea Hula with Kumu Hula Ab Valencia and members of Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu

Held in conjunction with this month’s hula kahiko performance, please join Kumu Hula Ab Valencia and members of Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery 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. This cultural demonstration is hands-on and family friendly.

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

 

Mar
19
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Mar 19 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb | Afternoon Session
Mar 19 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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Mar
20
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 20 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Mar 20 @ 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

 

“Painting with Peggy”
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Get the results that you want from Acrylics, and together with Peggy Stanton and other artists, get inspired to do your best work ever!

Margaret “Peggy” Stanton leads an ongoing series of Acrylic Painting Workshops for artists of all levels. Each three hour class, is a hands on painting session where participants learn to approach their painting process with a new awareness and understanding of color dynamics and composition.

Begin your first session with a 16″x 20″ canvas!

Margaret helps artists to heighten and accentuate their own unique vision with bold colors, lines and shapes. With important tips on Acrylic Paints and Mediums, artists create a painting on canvas using a more immediate and intuitive process. She guides artist on “painterly” ways to put on the finishing stokes. Stanton also offers individual instruction for artists during each session.

“Painting with Peggy” Acrylic Painting Class will be held on Monday, March 20 from Noon – 3:00pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Cost for each session is $20/$15 for VAC Members. Please see the materials list and detailed class descriptions below.391395_4336354888297_2021976355_n

Students bring your own supplies and easels. Please bring a piece to show the group if you want to. If you have any questions, please email Margaret Stanton at peggystanton007@yahoo.com.  To see Margaret’s work visit Margaret Stanton’s Art Online
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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.

Mar
21
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Mar
22
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 22 @ 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
Mar 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm 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.

Mar
23
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 23 @ 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

Mar
24
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Mar
25
Sat
2017
“Exploring Tunnel Books” bookbinding workshop
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Saturday, March 25, from 9am – 12pm

Get ready to take a trip down the rabbit hole in an adventurous tunnel bookbinding workshop where your imagination is your only limit.

A tunnel book is made up of pages bound by accordion folds on both sides and are “read” through a hole in the cover, and a cutout in each page, allowing all pages to be seen at once, front to back. This creates an illusion of depth and perception. The images on each page work together to form a three-dimensional scene inside the book that helps to tell a story. What will your story be? Be as wildly creative as you want to be!

Join instructor Charlene Asato on Saturday, March 25, from 9am – 12pm for the “Exploring Tunnel Books” bookbinding workshop at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Cost is $35/$32 VAC Members plus a $10 materials fee. Prior bookbinding experience is not necessary, nor is tunnel vision or accordion skills.

tunnel books2Tools to bringcutting mat or dense cardboard, Xacto knife with new #11 blade or similar tool, metal-edged ruler, bone folder or non-serrated butter knife, pencil, eraser, glue stick, scissors.

Optional: Scoring board, paper trimmer, double-sided tape, colored pencils, markers, watercolor, rubber stamps and ink pads, large punches – hearts, flowers, butterfly, balloon, shapes…whatever you have.

Asato avidly pursues book arts, paper arts, photography, calligraphy and doll arts. Her books have been in many juried shows, locally, nationally and internationally and some have won awards. She finds it very exciting that a simple fold changes a two-dimensional plane into a three-dimensional form. These artist books provide a wonderful avenue to convey this energy. She enjoys imparting this excitement to others through workshops.

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Ecstatic Dance With Jo Caron
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ecstatic Dance With Jo Caron Returns to Volcano

They say that a picture tells a thousand words. One deep dance tells millions! In Ecstatic Dance you’ll discover a dynamic way to both workout, and meditate all in the same breath.

Ecstatic Dance is a movement meditation as a way to know thyself and bring forth harmony, peace, kindness and compassion in our lives. A wonderful tool to expand our world, our hearts, our consciousness, and our love for all living beings. Finding our own expression of Oneness, and in our challenging times, our own contribution to help save the world.

Come and join Jo Caron on the beautiful dance floor of Hale Ho’omana at Volcano Art Center on Saturday, March 25th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Cost is $15 or $20 at the door. Please arrive on time!

Ecstatic Dance unearths a freestyle movement vocabulary rooted in unexpected, fresh ways of moving—visceral and highly personal. It reveals ways to creatively express emotions and what might be present and maybe unresolved in our psyche.

The music gradually moving from fluid to linear and rhythmic, to joyful and to finally peaceful and integrating, leads the way, offering a means to let the body freely and safely express the journey of the soul.

Jo Caron is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and longtime DJ at Kalani’s Ecstatic Dance. She assisted Gabrielle Roth at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts and participated in many of Gabrielle’s programs.

Jonathan Sudler, art director at Naluco and artist extraordinaire will create an ecstatic ambience for the event.
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Mar
26
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Mar 26 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb | Afternoon Session
Mar 26 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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Mar
27
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 27 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Niaulani Nature Walk
Mar 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

 

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

kanikapila

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

Mar
29
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 29 @ 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
Mar 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm 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.

Mar
30
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Mar 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga_lotus3Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss. 

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

Mar
31
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: `Ohe Kapala with Noe Noe Kekaualua
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aloha Friday Hula Arts Noe Noe Kekaualua

Aloha Friday `Ohe Kapala (bamboo stamps)

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

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

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

Apr
2
Sun
2017
Edible Wild Plants: A Hands-On Foray for Foragers and Foodies
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

pricklypear edible landscapingEdible Wild Plants: A Hands-On Foray for Foragers and Foodies

Ever hear the phrase “the world is my oyster?” Did you know that Shakespeare’s character went on to say “Which I with sword will open.” There are some individuals, who you may know, that can go outside and will never be hungry. The world is just an open cupboard (or fridge) to them!

Hawai’i’s year-round growing
season offers a wide array of wild food options for intrepid localvores. From seeds to leaves, stems to fruits: you can learn what is edible and what is not in the Edible Wild Plants workshop. In this workshop, participants will interact first-hand with many of these underappreciated edibles.

This is Hands-On immersion for foragers & foodies!

Class size is limited so register early.

Never eat anything from the wild without first consulting an expert! Please forage responsibly. Educate yourself, and have fun.

Join instructor Zach Mermel of Ola Design Group on Sunday, April 2 from 9am – 2pm. Cost is $40 plus a $15 materials fee.
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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

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

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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Students at work:

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Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb | Afternoon Session
Apr 2 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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Apr
3
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 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
Apr 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

 

Apr
4
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

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

Apr
5
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 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

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

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Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm 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.

Apr
6
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 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

Apr
7
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Ukulele with Wes Awana
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Apr
9
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Apr 9 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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Students at work:

high fire clay 5
high fire clay

 

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb | Afternoon Session
Apr 9 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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Apr
10
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 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
Apr 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

 

Apr
11
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

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

Apr
12
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 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

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

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Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm 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.

Apr
13
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 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

Apr
14
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Lei making with Randy Lee
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Apr
16
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold | Morning Session
Apr 16 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Chiu LeongSunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold

Sunday Mornings 11:30am – 2:30pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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Students at work:

high fire clay 5
high fire clay

 

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb | Afternoon Session
Apr 16 @ 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Sunday Clay – High Fire! with Erik Wold & Emily Herb

Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm

“Wet work” with clay – six Sundays: March 12 – April 16 at VAC

No class on April 23 (to allow time for pieces to dry before firing)

Glazing on April 30 at VAC and/or local pottersʻ studios

Potluck and kiln opening on May 7 at a local potterʻs studio

Cost for either session is $185/$166 for VAC Members plus a $13 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, including glazes and firing.  Additional clay will be available for purchase.

These classes will be an introduction to working with and firing mid-range stoneware.  Emphasis will be on learning and refining wheel throwing skills, and the possibilities of stoneware glazes. Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”.   Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.  Erik will focus on making work for stoneware reduction firing, and Emily will offer techniques for decorating and glazing stoneware for electric kiln firing.

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Apr
17
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 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
Apr 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

 

Apr
18
Tue
2017
Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

kanikapila

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

Apr
19
Wed
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 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

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

VAC YOGA CLASSES jpeg[1]Kripalu Yoga

Wednesday Evenings

5:30pm – 7 pm 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.

Apr
20
Thu
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 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

Apr
21
Fri
2017
Aloha Friday: Hula & Oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe
Apr 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 VAC Gallery Porch. This week’s offerings include: hula and oli with Kaho`okele Crabbe.

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

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

Apr
23
Sun
2017
Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

meditating-buddha-AU32_lBuddhist Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday mornings, 10am – 11:30am

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

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

Apr
24
Mon
2017
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Apr 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