Upcoming workshops at Volcano Art Center

The Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolor

Anyone can paint beautiful watercolors — even you! Artist Nancy DeLucrezia offers this workshop from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, in Volcano Village.

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Nancy will show students how to transfer a photo onto watercolor paper and introduce them to all the basic techniques needed to create a lovely painting of your picture. Techniques covered will include basic palette set up, color theory and mixing, masking, wet in wet, texturizing and how to create depth, highlights and shadows.

During the class, participants will enjoy a sampling of several wines from Grapes — A Wine Store in Hilo.

A still life photo will be provided for students to paint. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

COST: $35 ($30 for VAC members) plus a $17 supply fee.

HOW TO REGISTER: Call 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: DeLucrezia majored in art at the State University of New York as a photographer and printmaker and has painted with watercolors for more than 25 years. Among her many accolades, she has directed a Japanese art gallery in New York City, designed public relations campaigns for several arts organizations and developed a series of drawing and painting classes for children as well as an art therapy curriculum for adults.

Create Your Own Custom Stained Glass Project

In this workshop, students will create their own customized stained glass light catcher and learn the practical aspects of pattern making. Taught by Claudia McCall, this workshop is slated for 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays and Sundays, March 9-10 and 16-17, at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, in Volcano Village.

McCall will provide several patterns from which to choose, though students are welcome to bring their own ideas. The first day of class will be spent making and choosing a pattern for the class projects. Students will complete this four-session workshop with a finished stained glass project and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue working with stained glass.

Advance registration is required, and this workshop will be limited to six adults.

COST: $100 ($90 for VAC members) plus a $30 supply fee.

BRING ALONG: Wear long pants, snug fitting gloves, covered shoes and safety glasses. Bring a glass cutter and soldering iron, if you have them.

HOW TO REGISTER: Call 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: McCall started working with stained glass in 2006, when a friend gifted her with a piece. She loved the way the sunlight played through the different types of glass and wanted to explore the possibilities of interpreting the natural world, an interest spurred by her mother’s love of art and her grandmother’s love of birding. Her goal is to interpret Hawaii’s unique environment through the stylized lens of stained glass.

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Volcano Art Center is a nonprofit educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawaii’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary and performing arts.

For additional information about Volcano Art Center and its exhibits, events and workshops, be sure to check out its website at www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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