Waimea Arts Programs for April

Two new classes: Realistic Painting, and Basics in Sewing will take place in Waimea in April, continuing the arts program series presented by Waimea Artists’ Guild (WAG) in partnership with Kanu o ka ‘Āina Learning ‘Ohana (KALO).

Waimea Artists Guild


Acclaimed nature artist Patrick Ching, known for his vibrant oil paintings of Hawaii’s dramatic landscapes and wildlife, will introduce his techniques at a free community presentation on Friday, April 12, 6-8 p.m. at the Kanu o ka ‘Āina New Century Public Charter School in Waimea.  His Realistic Painting Workshop will be held the following day, Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Bring some photographs of things you’d like to paint; your pet, a place, etc.,” Ching said.  “You may email me photos beforehand to make the best use of our time together. Picture selection is important. Try to keep it simple.”  Ching can be reached at Patrick@NaturallyHawaiian.com.

Cost for the Realistic Painting Workshop is $175, which includes all materials and an 11”x14” canvas for your painting. Bring your own lunch or snacks.  To register, call The Pantry office at 887-2289.

Sewing, for all ages, can be a fun, creative and economical hobby. Offering a great opportunity for beginners, Gina Underhill will teach Basics in Sewing on Tuesdays, at the Kanu campus, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. as follows:  April 9: Get to Know Your Machine, April 16: Let’s Get Sewing, and April 23: Complete the Project.

Cost for all three classes is only $60, and students will need to bring their own sewing machine, scissors, thread, and recycled T-shirts or fabric.  Space is limited, so please register by calling The Pantry, 887-2289.

To reach the Kanu o ka ‘Āina campus, turn onto Kamamalu Street at the “Taco Tako/Waimea Brewhaus” intersection; pass the Police Station on your right; stay on this road through a sharp left bend and look for the campus on your right.

The Pantry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which includes Waimea Artists’ Guild, the Friday Night Crew youth group, and Mama’s House Thrift Store.  WAG is an association of professional artists whose intent is to produce art and promote education in their community.  For additional information, contact: Beth or Tom Mehau at The Pantry, 887-2289.


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