Waimea Artists’ Guild Programs at Kanu O Ka ‘Āina School

Two new classes, Fundamentals in Art and Beginners Ballet, come to Waimea March 1-22, 2013, continuing the arts program series presented by Waimea Artists’ Guild (WAG) in partnership with KALO.

Waimea Artists Guild

Professional designer George Detchev brings 15 years of teaching experience in Santa Monica, CA to Waimea for his Fundamentals in Art class.  Encouraging each individual’s talent, Detchev will work with students in watercolor and pastels to seek out the creative spark, to discover the artist in everyone.

Ballet instructor Youlia Doneva has danced, taught and achieved prestigious awards in Bulgaria, Italy, and the United States during the last 25 years.  Employing Russian Ballet techniques to highlight the graceful and exquisite dancer in each student, Doneva teaches a wide range of dance steps, basic ballet movement, position coordination, stretching and creative dance.

“We are so thrilled to have George and Youlia join our community,” said Beth Mehau, Executive Director of The Pantry, of which WAG is a component.  “They are so generous with their talents and they are bringing an amazing enthusiasm and energy into the programs.  If you have ever wanted to try your hand—or your feet—at art or dance, this is a great opportunity to work with highly-skilled teachers, right here in our own backyard.”

Both Fundamentals in Art and Beginners Ballet classes will be held on Fridays, March 1-22 at Kanu o ka ‘Āina New Century Public Charter School in Waimea.  Cost is $85 per person for four weeks of instruction.  To register, please call The Pantry at (808) 887-2289.

Fundamentals in Art Program by George Detchev

Fridays, Fridays, March 1-22

Keiki 6-10 years old, 4 to 5 p.m. (12 Maximum)

Age 11 years and up, 5 to 6 p.m. (12 Maximum)

$85 per person for 4 weeks of instruction

Beginners Ballet with Youlia Doneva

Fridays, Fridays, March 1-22

Keiki 6-10 years old, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (12 maximum)

Age 11 years and up, 5 to 6 p.m. (12 maximum)

$85 per person for 4 weeks of instructions

Kanu o ka ‘Āina is a free public school for grades K-12 with focus on Hawaiian culture, located in Waimea.  To reach the school, 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.