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, 10am – 4pm, (808) 967-8222. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the start of class. If the class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, you will receive a full refund.
Ongoing Classes & Workshops
Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss
Pre-register in advance for Yoga with Emily on Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Class size is limited to 10 participants due to social distancing. Please bring your own mat as community mats are no longer available for use.
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 Varez Hall, unless otherwise noted. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Mother’s Day Edition-Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson 5/8
A great gift! Just in time for Mother’s Day. Big Island artist and instructor Patti Pease Johnson teaches the Paint Your Own Silk Scarf workshop on Saturday, May 8, 2021, from 9:00am-12:30pm at Volcano Art Center.
In this workshop, you’ll paint your own 8” x 53” scarf using three colors of your choice, which will create many more colors on the silk. Pick a main color, then, choose the other two after learning about color theory. You’ll then be ready to mix your desired colors, achieved by pre-mixing the four process colors of dye (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black). Students from previous classes have been amazed by what they refer to as “happy color accidents.”
Johnson will tell you, “It’s all about playing with colors. I supply all materials and guidance, you create. The fun time is your art journey for a few hours.” Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome. Open up your creativity and challenge yourself by learning this fun technique. It’s guaranteed to change the way you look at color.
In the final hour, students will use hot wax with the tjanting tool on Habotai silk to outline your more representational design and create a resist line for the dyes. Then you will paint and mix colors on the 10” x 10” silk artwork.
Cost is $50/ $45 for VAC members plus a $15 fee per person, inclusive of supplies. For more information or to register call VAC at 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Zentangle Inspired Art with Neurographic Art Form with Lydia Meneses 5/8
Neurography was developed by Pavel Piskarev and Russian psychologist in 2014. Neurograhica® is a therapeutic art form.
Neurograhica® is a trademark and instructors much be certified to teach it as a therapeutic art form. I will be guiding students ONLY in the Neurographic art form.
During this session students will learn how the two art forms complement each other as we create art. The flow of Neurographic lines with tangles seems like a natural creative mingle. The instructor will give a very brief discussion on the Neurographica as a form of therapeutic practice.
Student kit: Zentangleʻs Phi tile, Zendala, Sakura black pens and various shared tools. Students are encouraged to bring their favorite colored set of pencils to this class session, some sets will be available to borrow.
This class is open to all levels, no Zentangle or art experience necessary. A brief overview of the Zentangle art method will be introduce to those new to Zentangle art.
Students must wear masks during class. Please bring your own snack/beverage or individually packaged snacks to share.
Cost is $35/$30 VAC members plus a $15 supply and facility fee. For more information and to register for the workshop, please call 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Mushroom Cultivation 5/22
It’s back! Instructor Zach Mermel will teach the basics of mushroom cultivation in the “Food From Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and Wood Chips” on Saturday, May 22, 2021, from 9am – 2pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Due to social distancing measures, class size will be limited. Students must wear a CDC recommended face covering during class and are required to use the provided cleaning supplies after class. Gloves will be provided by the instructor.
Mushrooms are an excellent source of vegetarian protein and nutrition with the added bonus of “easy to grow”. Their health benefits are well known and their ecological advantages are just now being fully realized. Now you can learn basic fungal biology and how fungal mycelium colonizes different materials, particularly wooden logs, stumps, and wood chips. You’ll also discover the health benefits of different edible and medicinal fungi in Hawai‘i.
Course fees are $55/$50 VAC members plus a $15 fee, inclusive of supplies. Each participant will depart with a shiitake mushroom log kit, as well as a King Stropharia mushroom kit. Participants will meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village for a slideshow lecture, then drive to Shaka Forest Farms on Wright Road in Volcano Village for the hands-on segment of the workshop. Lunch break will occur from 12pm – 1pm. For more information and to register for the workshop, please call 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.