Drawing In Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Volcano Art Center invites seasoned artist Ken Charon to teach others how to gain inspiration from the stunning natural environment of Kilauea in a series of free instructional outings during the month of July.

Ken Charon

Ken Charon

The offerings are scheduled on Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17 and 24. The one and a half hour instructional class meets on the porch of the Volcano Art Center Gallery, next to the Kilauea Visitor Center, and is open to park visitors and island residents over eight years of age.

Charon covers basic drawing techniques and other helpful tips before leading participants to a scenic location around the caldera to witness the creative forces of Kilauea and develop the ability to capture its unique natural beauty.  If you have attended this popular offering in the past, coming back is sure to be a new and enriching experience. Charon likes to switch locations to keep things exciting, and inspiring!

Ken Charon is one of the founding members East Hawaii’s artist cooperative “Stairway to ART” located above Reuben’s Mexican Restaurant at 336 Kamehameha Avenue in downtown Hilo. The venue displays work of their cooperating members promoting freedom of artistic expression as well as private art lessons and mentoring for art students of all ages.

Sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the class, so please arrive prior to the 10:30am start time to ensure your place. Bring a sketch pad, pencils, eraser, sharpener and a folding chair or mat for sitting, if necessary. Dress for both warm sun and chilly rain, as the weather is unpredictable. This offering is free although park entrance fees apply. For more information call (808) 967-8222 or visit volcanoartcenter.org.

Volcano Art Center (VAC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1974 to develop, promote and perpetuate the artistic, cultural and environmental heritage of Hawaii’s people through the arts and education.


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