Current Classes & Workshops
Volcano Art Center’s Cancellation and Refund Policy
If for any reason you need to cancel, please call 72 hours before class begins for a full refund. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm, (808) 967-8222. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the start of class. If class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, you will receive a full refund.
Ongoing Classes & Workshops
Stained Glass Open Studio
Volcano Art Center is pleased to offer stained glass open studio sessions on Monday evenings from 2pm – 5pm. Studio drop-ins are available for artists with some experience in Copper Foil Stained Glass who wish to use the equipment, hand tools and facilities independently. There will be a resource person for project help and questions. Fees are $10 per session or $40 for four sessions which includes a grinder bit. All other materials and supplies are not included in the fee. If special project help is required, please notify VAC prior to Open Studio. Pre-registration is required.
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 1 (Beginner)
Instructor Kaliko Beamer-Trapp
Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian language but haven’t had the time? Are you interested in Hawaiian culture and history? Or are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street names, place names, and people’s names? There are ever-increasing numbers of fluent Hawaiian speakers and now you can begin to learn this rich and vibrant language right here at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus.
Hawaiian Language Level 1 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 4pm – 5pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This basics class will focus on vocabulary, counting, simple conversation, grammar, and sentence structures. No previous knowledge is required. You could even sign up a friend as a practice partner and double the fun!
Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor. Bring a notebook to take notes if you wish!
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 2
Kumu Kaliko Beamer-Trapp
Do you already have the ability to pronounce Hawaiian words and want to learn how to put them together to make phrases and sentences? Are you perhaps already able read Hawaiian sentences aloud and recognize the individual pieces, and now you want to learn more sentence patterns and idioms? Well this is the class for you!
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 2 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 5pm – 6:30pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This class will focus on expanding vocabulary, using longer snippets of conversation, and understanding how repeating Hawaiian word and phrase patterns can be used to communicate using a great many types of sentences. Class is taught using Hawaiian as the language of instruction about 10% of the time to help you with listening comprehension.
Classes will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Fee for the class is $95 and $85 for VAC members. No textbook is required; reading materials will be provided by the instructor.
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Hawaiian Language Classes Level 3
Kumu Kaliko Beamer-Trapp
The Level 3 class is for those who can already speak and understand a little Hawaiian language. Class is taught over 50% in the Hawaiian language to increase comprehension and to “immerse” the students in the language. Each 8 week series covers a different topic in reading selected from traditional Hawaiian literature of the 1800s and bases the vocabulary and lessons around the readings. This class is ideal for teachers, cultural practitioners, and those with the goal of using Hawaiian language on a daily basis.
Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Level 3 will be offered for 8 weeks every Tuesday night beginning December 3, 2019 – February 4, 2020, from 6:30pm – 8pm. No class on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
Painting from Observation with Lisa Maria Martin, 12/7
Learn the fundamentals of “Painting from Observation” with Volcano artist, Lisa Maria Martin in a two-day workshop slated for Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, 2019, from 9am – 3pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.
This class is suited for beginner and intermediate students looking to grow a painting practice or to help take their art to the next level by observing and painting from life.
The cost for the two-day workshop is $240/$220 for VAC Members. Please see the list of supplies to bring by clicking here.
Lisa Maria Martin is a painter born and raised in New England newly moved to Volcano, Hawaii from Maine. Lisa Maria’s unique and whimsical style has been developed through her 25 years and is a wonderful match for the aloha spirit! Imaginative portraiture and works from nature are among her specialties.
Zentangle® Inspired Art Class: Artist Inspired with Lydia Meneses, 12/14
Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 10AM-1PM
Our world-wide Zentangle® community was inspired by two creatively bold artists; Gustav Klimt and Keith Haring. CZTs from all over the world created amazing tiles using the artists’ bold expressive line movements. During our Zentangle session I’ll share some fun ideas I’ve learned to mingle their styles with Zentangle art.
Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862-February 6, 1918) from Austrian was a symbolist painter. Klimt is noted for his elegant bold color paintings, murals and works in various media, primary subject was the female. Klimt’s elegant style takes our Hollibaugh tangle, pattern, to a whole new level.
Keith Haring (May 4, 1958-February 16, 1990) was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. His father was instrumental in encouraging young Haring’s interest in art by spending time with his son as they both created drawings. Haring is an American “Pop” artist, whose bold primal strokes and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture in the ‘80. We will practice Haring’s “non-touch” technique to create our Haring inspired tile.
Students Kit: Official Zentangle tiles, PN black pen, Sakura white and gold gel pens.
Class will be guided with Zentangle’s traditional ceremony and method.
- Mindfulness & awareness
This class is open to all levels, no Zentangle or art experience necessary. Participants are welcome to bring their favorite drawing tools. Please bring a snack to share. Cost is $35/$30 VAC Members plus a $15 fee, inclusive of supplies.