Just for Kids Classes Begin at the Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus

Just for Kids

All classes are held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in the Hale Ho’momana Educational Facility:  19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano Village.

Call (808) 967-8222 or e-mail: community@volcanoartcenter.org to register.

Ukulele for Life, with Patrick Inouye

Four Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 20 & 27   with a performance on October 4.

3:00PM-3:45PM Ages 6-8

4:00PM-5:00PM Ages 9-13

No one is too young or too old to learn to play the ‘ukulele.  Learn a song on an ukulele at your first lesson.  Build your confidence and develop a lifelong skill.  Learn chord and strumming techniques from Patrick Inouye, who has over 50 years of experience.  An extension course will be offered in November to students wanting to build on their skills.  $40/$36 for VAC family members.  ‘Ukulele for Life is offered as a part of VAC’s Art Afterschool Program, funded in part by the State Foundation of Culture and the Arts.

Mommy and Me

Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 5, 2011

Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

GROUP 1: Tumblers, Ages 18-23 Months       9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

GROUP 2: Rompers, Ages 2- 4yrs.                  10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Creative engagement and social time for very young keiki, including music, movement, and artistic activities in a hodgepodge of fun and learning through play. $6 per class or $25 for 5.

Volcano Rain Forest Art Camp: Autumn Harvest

Monday-Friday, October 3-7, 2011   9:00AM-4:00PM

Keiki and teens ages 6-14 are invited to participate in this one-week camp with Hawaiian culinary and cultural emphasis.  Activities include luau cooking class, traditional tool making, art and outdoor adventures, all culminating in an ‘ohana luau with food and performances by our creative keiki.  $165/$148.50 for VAC family members.  Partial financial aid available for those in need; applications due by September 21, 5:00pm.  To register, request a financial aid application or for more information: community@volcanoartcenter.org

Mexican Folk Art Days

Sundays in October: See Online Calendar for schedules and offerings.

Mask making, tissue flowers, collage altars and more… In honour of upcoming Dia de Los Muertos celebrations at East Hawaii Cultural Center and Volcano Art Center in November, individuals, families and children are invited to join in the creation of traditional art and craft projects.


November 1 – December 9, 2011       3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Creative engagement with professional artists, musicians and cultural practitioners for kids ages 6-13.  Classes include studio practice, outdoor fun and movement activities for a relaxed and balanced afterschool option for kids. See our “Menu for Creative Enrichment” for current offerings in ‘ukulele, painting, drawing, performance arts, ceramics and more…  Tuition is $60-$65 per 5 week class.

Performance Arts  with Tanya Aynessazian

5 Wednesdays, November 9, 16, 23, 30, and December 7    3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

This 5- week course introduces young performers Ages 10-14 to the art of using their voice, body and soul… not to mention the stage! Each session includes warm-ups, conceptual discussion, improvisation games, sketch comedy exercises, two 15-minute breaks and question/answer time. Students will actively participate in creating the class each week, building quick-thinking skills, characterization, comedy, movement and expressiveness.  Basic stage skills and focus on specific skills (i.e., projection, comedy writing, character development) per participant desire and need will be addressed weekly.  Learn to use your energy creatively, purposefully and work with others to create acts and skits each week!  $65/$58.50 for VAC family members.  VAC’s Art Afterschool Program is funded in part by the State Foundation for Culture and the Arts.

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