VAC hosts keiki 3-D art workshop this summer

  • Courtesy photo The Volcano Art Center is hosting a 3-D art and design workshop for keiki this summer at the Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

It’s summertime! And what better way to kick off the season with the “Keiki 3D Art & Design” workshop at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus.

The workshop will be led by Nikole Nelson from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays from June 1-July 6.


Children ages 6-12 will learn design fundamentals and work with a variety of mediums to create 3-D artworks. This class breaks down the process of sculpture and makes it accessible to all.

Basic use of power tools (mouse-pad sander and drill) will be taught. Work will be created with everyday materials that can be found at the hardware store. Mediums include plywood, cardboard, sculpting putties, paint, nails/screws and string/yarn.

Safety protocol will be enforced — goggles, masks, gloves and ear protection to be worn as needed.

Sessions will include:

• Volcano summit relief sculpture (two classes).

• Medium: Plywood, cardboard, glue, sculpting mediums, paint.

• Silhouettes: Nails and String (two classes).

• Medium: Plywood, paint, nails, string.

• Repetitive shape sculpture (two classes).

• Medium: Plywood and paint.

The cost to attend is $120, or $110 for VAC members, plus a $30 supply fee.


For more information and to register for the workshop, call 967-8222 or visit

The Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

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