Calendar of Events

Oct
3
Mon
2022
Liko A’e Fall Camp
Oct 3 @ 8:30 am – Oct 7 @ 2:30 am

Liko A’e Fall Camp – The Volcano Art Center is proud to offer the Liko A’e Fall Day Camp Program for the Keikis.

 

The Camp will include: handbuilding with clay, creative dance, drawing, hula, ukulele, and more. Please call the Volcano Art Center for more information (808) 967- 8222.

A weeklong Fall Camp will be held at at VAC’s Niaulani Campus from October 3 – October 7, 2022, from 8:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. The camp is open to Keiki ages 7-13 years of age.

 

Cost: $250 per child/ $230 for members of VAC

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Oct
9
Sun
2022
Make Your Own Glass Mosaic (3 Sunday Sessions)
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic with Michael Reeder

In this class, you will create usable art under the guidance of expert mosaic artist, Michael Reeder.  You’ll learn the basics of mosaic art using a prepared 9″ x 9″ wood template on which you develop your own design.  Make a trivet or a wall hanging for yourself or a heartfelt holiday gift. All supplies are provided but, you are welcome to bring your own special pieces.

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic Workshop is a 3-session workshop, held on Sundays, October 9, 16, and 23, 2022 from 10 am – 12 pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.  The class fee is $45/$40 for VAC members plus a $25 materials fee. Please bring your own glasses or goggles.

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Oct
11
Tue
2022
Keiki Hula Classes
Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Keiki Hula Classes

As part of the Liko A’e Keiki Art Program, VAC will offer a 4-week session of introductory hula for
Keiki ages 6-12. During this session, students will learn basic hula movements, steps, and a
simple ‘oli (chant). Through these activities, students will gain an understanding of rhythm and
tempo, and increase their awareness of the importance of hula. Kumu Hula Meleana Manuel
will teach the class.

Kumu Meleana, a lifelong resident of Volcano, is a cultural practitioner and
the leader of Hālau Ke ‘Olu Makani O Mauna Loa.

Introductory Hula is for Keiki ages 6-12. Classes start on Tuesday, October 11 – November 1, 2022, from 3 pm – 4 pm at VAC Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Cost: $100/$90 for VAC members

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Oct
16
Sun
2022
Make Your Own Glass Mosaic (3 Sunday Sessions)
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic with Michael Reeder

In this class, you will create usable art under the guidance of expert mosaic artist, Michael Reeder.  You’ll learn the basics of mosaic art using a prepared 9″ x 9″ wood template on which you develop your own design.  Make a trivet or a wall hanging for yourself or a heartfelt holiday gift. All supplies are provided but, you are welcome to bring your own special pieces.

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic Workshop is a 3-session workshop, held on Sundays, October 9, 16, and 23, 2022 from 10 am – 12 pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.  The class fee is $45/$40 for VAC members plus a $25 materials fee. Please bring your own glasses or goggles.

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Oct
18
Tue
2022
Keiki Hula Classes
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Keiki Hula Classes

As part of the Liko A’e Keiki Art Program, VAC will offer a 4-week session of introductory hula for
Keiki ages 6-12. During this session, students will learn basic hula movements, steps, and a
simple ‘oli (chant). Through these activities, students will gain an understanding of rhythm and
tempo, and increase their awareness of the importance of hula. Kumu Hula Meleana Manuel
will teach the class.

Kumu Meleana, a lifelong resident of Volcano, is a cultural practitioner and
the leader of Hālau Ke ‘Olu Makani O Mauna Loa.

Introductory Hula is for Keiki ages 6-12. Classes start on Tuesday, October 11 – November 1, 2022, from 3 pm – 4 pm at VAC Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Cost: $100/$90 for VAC members

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Oct
23
Sun
2022
Make Your Own Glass Mosaic (3 Sunday Sessions)
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic with Michael Reeder

In this class, you will create usable art under the guidance of expert mosaic artist, Michael Reeder.  You’ll learn the basics of mosaic art using a prepared 9″ x 9″ wood template on which you develop your own design.  Make a trivet or a wall hanging for yourself or a heartfelt holiday gift. All supplies are provided but, you are welcome to bring your own special pieces.

Make Your Own Glass Mosaic Workshop is a 3-session workshop, held on Sundays, October 9, 16, and 23, 2022 from 10 am – 12 pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.  The class fee is $45/$40 for VAC members plus a $25 materials fee. Please bring your own glasses or goggles.

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Oct
25
Tue
2022
Keiki Hula Classes
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Keiki Hula Classes

As part of the Liko A’e Keiki Art Program, VAC will offer a 4-week session of introductory hula for
Keiki ages 6-12. During this session, students will learn basic hula movements, steps, and a
simple ‘oli (chant). Through these activities, students will gain an understanding of rhythm and
tempo, and increase their awareness of the importance of hula. Kumu Hula Meleana Manuel
will teach the class.

Kumu Meleana, a lifelong resident of Volcano, is a cultural practitioner and
the leader of Hālau Ke ‘Olu Makani O Mauna Loa.

Introductory Hula is for Keiki ages 6-12. Classes start on Tuesday, October 11 – November 1, 2022, from 3 pm – 4 pm at VAC Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Cost: $100/$90 for VAC members

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Nov
1
Tue
2022
Keiki Hula Classes
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Keiki Hula Classes

As part of the Liko A’e Keiki Art Program, VAC will offer a 4-week session of introductory hula for
Keiki ages 6-12. During this session, students will learn basic hula movements, steps, and a
simple ‘oli (chant). Through these activities, students will gain an understanding of rhythm and
tempo, and increase their awareness of the importance of hula. Kumu Hula Meleana Manuel
will teach the class.

Kumu Meleana, a lifelong resident of Volcano, is a cultural practitioner and
the leader of Hālau Ke ‘Olu Makani O Mauna Loa.

Introductory Hula is for Keiki ages 6-12. Classes start on Tuesday, October 11 – November 1, 2022, from 3 pm – 4 pm at VAC Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Cost: $100/$90 for VAC members

Financial scholarships are available for those in need.  Apply for a scholarship Here

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Nov
12
Sat
2022
Mushroom Cultivation: Food from Wood
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

mushroomsFood From Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and Wood Chips 

Saturday, November 12, 2022 | 9am – 2pm

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, November 12, from 9am – 2pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

By teaming with certain fungi, you can turn that pesky plant problem into an edible solution. A wonder drug or just darn tasty, the humble mushroom belongs to a kingdom seldom explored. 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. Pre-registration is required. 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.

If you’re an eager epicurean, avid horticulturalist or just interested in mushrooms, Zach encourages you along with farmers, gardeners, and homeowners seeking to incorporate the growing of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms into their lives and livelihoods to attend.

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Jan
14
Sat
2023
Pen Sketching & Watercolor Washes with Patti Pease Johnson
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Pen Sketching & Watercolor Washes with Patti Pease Johnson

Saturday, January 14, 2023,  from 9 am – 12:30 pm at VAC Niaulani Campus in Volcano, Village.

Learn mixed media line and wash technique on 6 x 9” watercolor paper and create 2 paintings in the 3 ½ hour session. “It’s a great size for journal travel recording for lively illustrative looks,” says instructor Patti Pease Johnson. This workshop is a chance for beginners and intermediate students to experiment with simplified line exaggerations and painting outside the lines. All materials are supplied so it gives a person a chance to see if this is their creativity spark before investing in the materials.

“Simple line drawing for the outside of objects is what it’s about,” says Patti. “Make it a suggestion of the object. Draw and paint loosely. For example: no need to complete the leaf outside edge, or have a closed petal on a flower, or a tree with full branches. White space is good, chant it when you begin painting,”

Your intuition and playful attitude are part of this journey. First is a discussion by looking at many samples and asking the question: is it about drawing vs. color. Students then practice the minimal drawing first on newsprint from looking at a simple still life setup. Then it is redrawn on the watercolor paper, and outlined suggestively with the permanent black fine tip pen. Students learn a pen hashing technique for the darkest darks and cast shadows; plus learn watercolor techniques of washes, blending, glazing, dry brush, and lift off. A 4-page handout with a basic 10 step procedure lets you remember the steps.

Patti Pease Johnson has been a working artist for 27 years and teacher of various medium including two other watercolor techniques, soft pastel still life and plein air landscapes. Her workshops for painting on silk use liquid dye and wax resist. She has had artwork in numerous juried shows and has collectors in many parts of the world through gallery sales around the state of Hawaii.

The costs  is  $70/$65 VAC member, plus a $15 supply fee. For more information call (808) 967-8222.

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Jan
21
Sat
2023
Cooking with Canoe Plants Workshop with Heather Penfield
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Join Heather Penfield on Saturday, January 21, 2023 , from 9am – 11am., for the Cooking with Canoe Plants Workshop at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus.

 

 

 

 

 

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Learn the importance of the first edible plants brought to Hawaii by Polynesians.  
  • Explore five or more different plants and how to buy and  prepare them. 
  • Gain hands-on experience making recipes from start to finish. Including salad, main course and dessert.
  • Discuss the nutritional, social & economical benefits of buying locally grown  produce.

Includes:

  • Handout with recipes 
  •  Samples of the recipes we make 

We will use in season produce:

 Ulu (breadfruit), Uala (sweet potato), Olena (turmeric), Kalo(taro), Ko(Sugarcane), Mai’a(banana), Niu (coconut), Ohi’a ai (mountain apple), & Ki (ti)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The class fee is $55/$50 for VAC members plus a $20 supply fee

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