Calendar of Events

Jul
13
Sat
2024
Block Printing and Stamping on Fabric
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join Margo on July 13, from 9am – 12:30pm at VAC Niaulani Campus, (19-4074 Old Volcano Road) in the exciting process of designing your own tea towel.  Enjoy learning how to print on fabric with an assortment of hand-made stamps and blocks using a variety of techniques. You will exercise your innate design and creative sense to arrange the motifs on the fabric to make original designs and patterns that can liven up your own home or be given as a treasured hand-made gift.  You will be able to experiment with the instructor’s block printing collection and will also have the option to carve your own design.

Discover the rewarding aspects of printmaking and fabric design that results in something decorative and useful.  This class is a celebration of the experimental nature of stamping and printmaking and will encourage participants to explore the many possibilities of designing on fabric.  All supplies and one plain white tea towel per person will be provided. You may bring your own additional (solid color, cotton) fabric pieces to print on, if you wish.

Margo Vitarelli is a printmaker, Pacific art historian, exhibition designer, and art educator who has worked at Hawaii State Art Museum (renamed Capitol Modern), the East West Center, University of Hawaii OSHER Program, Manoa Heritage Center, and Mission Houses Museum.

Class fee is $70/($65 for VAC members) plus a $25 supply fee. No experience is necessary. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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Jul
20
Sat
2024
Reiki 1 Certification with Heather Penfield
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join Heather Penfield on Saturday, July 20,  2024 , from 9am – 12pm. at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus.

In this Reiki 1 Certification Workshop you will:

  • Discover the history of Reiki in Japan and hear about the unique Reiki Hawaii connection 
  • Learn why Reiki is practiced by doctors and nurses in over 900 hospitals across the United States
  • Practice Reiki on yourself and others 
  • Find out how easy it is to use Reiki in everyday life as a tool for balance and well being
  • Experience an initiation into Reiki

 

 

 

 

 

Includes:

  • Reiki Certification with signed certificate 
  • Reiki Level 1 Manual 

Reiki is a complimentary holistic healing technique used to relax and balance the nervous system, assisting the body’s natural ability to heal and restore itself on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level.

 The class fee is $ 160/$155 for VAC members 

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Sep
7
Sat
2024
Pen Sketching & Watercolor Washes with Patti Pease Johnson
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Pen Sketching & Watercolor Washes with Patti Pease Johnson

Saturday, September 7, 2024,  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, 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 a teacher of various mediums including two other watercolor techniques, soft pastel still life, and Plein air landscapes. Her workshops for painting on silk using 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 cost is  $75/$70 for VAC members, plus $10 supply fee, and a $5 registration fee. For more information call (808) 967-8222.

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Sep
14
Sat
2024
Cooking with Canoe Plants Workshop with Heather
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Heather Penfield on Saturday, September 14th, 2024 , from 9am – 11am., for the Cooking with Canoe Plants Workshop at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus.

 

 

 

 

 

In this workshop you will dive deeper into the uses of the first edible plants brought to Hawaii by Polynesians, and explore 5 or more different plants and how to prepare them. You will gain hands on experience making recipes from start to finish, including salad, main course and desert. Heather will discuss  the nutritional, social and economical benefits on buying locally grown produce. The class will include: class handout with recipes, and in class samples.

You will be using in season produce which includes:

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

All New Recipes! Beginners are Welcome!

 The class fee is $60/$55 for VAC members plus a $20 supply fee

 

Dec
14
Sat
2024
Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson

Big Island artist and instructor Patti Pease Johnson teaches the Paint Your Own Silk Scarf workshop on Saturday, December 14th, 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.

silkscarf2Cost is $75 and $70 for VAC members plus a $20 fee per person, inclusive of supplies.

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.

Patti Pease Johnson’s artwork can be found at galleries and shops across the State and in collections around the world. Patti has a designer’s ability to distill natural subjects into their most essential forms and to rearrange them in her paintings. Her artworks include sculpture, mobiles, fashions, soft pastels, and clay objects in abstract and expressionist styles.

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