Upcoming workshops at VAC

A-Mazing Triangle

Can a book be more than pages full of words? With imagination and some triangle know-how, you can create an “A-Mazing Triangle” book.


After all, isn’t any good picture or book worth a thousand words?

Attendees will creating books and learning different ways to turn a single piece of paper into triangular pages. Students will also get to explore various maze patterns that result in remarkable sculpture books. Bookbinding experience is not necessary.

When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 22

Where: Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano

Cost: $35, or $32 for nonmembers, plus a $10 supply fee

Tools to bring: X-acto knife with fresh No. 11 blade, cutting mat, scissors, pencil, metal edge ruler, bone folder or butter knife, glue stick, old magazine or catalog for gluing.

Optional: Any art supplies such as colored pencils, crayons, photographs for collaging, scraps of paper, scoring board, portable paper trimmer, punches, rubber stamps or stencils, etc.

Abstract Collaging

Give collaging a try. Learn to “mix it up” with different types of papers, stencils, spray paint, stamps, inks and paint. The class will use 9-by-12-inch heavy watercolor paper that was gessoed. Learn how to apply your own unique designs on to the collage paper.

No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided.

Basic acrylics paints, pencils, markers, brushes, stencils, papers, stamps, spray paint and glue, will be provided, but students can bring their own supplies if they choose. Bringing an apron is suggested.

Students may bring their own canvas, paper or panels to work on if they want, but they should be no larger than 9-by-12 inches.

Bring a snack.

Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 10 adults.

When: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22

Where: Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano

Cost: $90, or $85 for VAC members, plus a $20 supply fee

Alternative Handbuilding — East African Pottery Series

Focuses on “direct pull” handbuilding techniques common throughout East Africa and neighboring regions.

The series starts with a documentary showing and short videos followed by getting participants’ hands directly in clay. The focus will be on gaining control of this method, culminating in a barrel firing fueled by wood chips.

This technique is a great introduction to working with clay for those with no previous experience as well as an exciting opportunity for those with experience to learn something entirely new.

Open studio time will be available to registered students from 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays.

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, July 6-Aug. 31 (eight weeks)

Where: Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano


Cost: $200, or $180 for VAC members, plus a $15 materials fee for 6 pounds of clay, which includes glazes and firing. Additional clay will be available for purchase. Open studio time on Wednesdays is $10 per day, with tickets available at the administration office front desk during business hours. Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.

To register for any of these workshops or discover additional upcoming events and classes, call Volcano Art Center at 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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