Learn tropical flower arranging at Volcano Art Center

  • An array of tropical flowers will be used to create arrangements during the Jan. 5 workshop at Volcano Art Center.

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Hawaiian cultural practitioner Kaipo Ah Chong is returning to the Volcano Art Center in January to conduct his popular tropical flower arranging workshop.

Leave the workshop with your own arrangement to take with you and enjoy. The finished flower arrangements are sure to evoke a sense of paradise in your home. Or, extend your aloha to a friend or loved one with an arrangement you artfully assembled yourself, perfect for any occasion.

A tropical agriculture farmer and member of Halau Na Kamalei, Ah Chong will share his expert skills in this hands-on workshop. Explore color and texture in 3-D with tropical flowers. Choose from an array of flowers such as anthuriums, orchids, ti leaves, ginger and heliconia, to name a few.

The workshop is from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 5 at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Cleaned tropical flowers will be provided. The class fee is $45 plus a $20 supply fee; bring a pair of clippers. Preregistration is required. To register, call 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.