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Fall 2016

Adobe Indesign - Introduction (Hilo) *ETF

Participants in this Adobe InDesign class, will receive hands-on training in desktop publishing and learn how to use this popular page layout software to design and create professional quality letterhead, business cards, brochures, PDF files that play movies, and more.
Basic computer skills and a 4GB+ USB Drive are required. Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Seats are available.
Nov 14-Nov 16, M/T/W 4:30 - 6:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 125 (Mac Lab), $75.00.


Adobe Photoshop Elements Discount Package (Hilo)

Adobe Photoshop Elements Part 1:
No prior Photoshop experience necessary. This workshop is intended for new Photoshop Elements users. Topics include, photo album organization, exposure, cropping, white balance, removing imperfections, correction techniques, and more. Finally, students will create print ready photos albums to showcase their work.

Basic computer skills and a 4GB+ USB Drive are required.

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Adobe Photoshop Elements Part 2:
Learn how to harness the power of Photoshop Elements. This workshop will focus on useful tools and applications to such as content aware (i.e. erasing people), masking (i.e. cutting and pasting people into different places), combining multiple pictures for the perfect group shots, liquefying images (i.e. slimming down people in photos), and much more! This course will also cover some the multimedia functions of the software, such as video slideshows that can be burned to DVDs.

Basic computer skills and basic Photoshop Elements experience and a 4GB+ USB Drive are required. Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 12-Sep 22, M/T/W/TH 4:30 - 6:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, PB 7 (PC Lab), $130.00.


Adobe Photoshop Elements Part 1 (Hilo)

No prior Photoshop experience necessary. This workshop is intended for new Photoshop Elements users. Topics include, photo album organization, exposure, cropping, white balance, removing imperfections, correction techniques, and more. Finally, students will create print ready photos albums to showcase their work.

Basic computer skills and a 4GB+ USB Drive are required. Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 12-Sep 15, M/T/W/TH 4:30 - 6:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, PB 7 (PC Lab), $75.00.


Adobe Photoshop Elements Part 2 (Hilo)

Learn how to harness the power of Photoshop Elements. This workshop will focus on useful tools and applications to such as content aware (i.e. erasing people), masking (i.e. cutting and pasting people into different places), combining multiple pictures for the perfect group shots, liquefying images (i.e. slimming down people in photos), and much more! This course will also cover some the multimedia functions of the software, such as video slideshows that can be burned to DVDs.

Basic computer skills and basic Photoshop Elements experience and a 4GB+ USB Drive are required. Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 19-Sep 22, M/T/W/TH 4:30 - 6:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, PB 7 (PC Lab), $75.00.


Apple Mac iMovie - Making Home Movies (Hilo)

Ever been interested in learning iMovie? Well, you’re in luck. As part of Apple’s standard software included with your Mac! In this workshop, learn how to create professional looking home videos with the greatest of ease! Learn how to edit your videos from your digital camera or phone by clipping, cropping, splitting, captioning, and authoring your video. After editing, you’ll be using professional grade templates, soundtracks, fades, and effects to give your videos a professional look. Lastly, you’ll burn creation to DVD or upload your videos to YouTube, Facebook, or Vimeo.

Basic Mac computer skills and a 4GB+ USB Drive are required.

Parking Fee Applies: $3.00 Daily Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Oct 11-Oct 14, T/W/TH/F 12:30 - 4:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 125 (Mac Lab), $75.00.


ArcGIS - Geographic Information Systems {GIS} Refresher Course (Hilo)

This 12 hour tutorial/refresher training is composed of sequential tutorial exercises that provide students with a basic review of ArcGIS. This class is designed for students that have not used GIS in more than a year, self taught users, or users with little experience with ArcGIS.

Students will be provided a FREE student copy of ArcGIS

Basic computer skills and basic ArcGIS experience and a 4GB+ USB Drive are required.

Parking Fee Applies: $3.00 Daily Instructor is Michelle Shuey.

Status: Seats are available.
Nov 1-Nov 3, T/W/TH 3:00 - 7:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, TBA, $125.00.


Art for Everyone Discount Package (Hilo)

Art for Everyone: Exploratory Painting:
Explore your creativity while learning some of the fundamental techniques of painting with acrylics. Instructor Kellie Miyazu will guide students in completing a finished work. Students will learn techniques such as color mixing, composition, brushwork, texture and more. In addition, the course will introduce core principles of design and a brief historical background of techniques. Portions of the course will be taught outdoors to expose students to a range of painting environments. Art supplies are included in the tuition. Ages 12 and up. Younger students may enroll with an accompanying registered adult.

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Art for Everyone: Mixed Media B:
Join instructor Darcy Gray for a fun and encouraging creative experience. Every week, participants learn a variety of techniques for creating printed images on paper, producing stand alone pieces that could be made into cards or framed images. Pieces are then selected and molded into a finished, textured work with the instructor's guidance and support. Prepare to be inspired, while learning fundamental techniques, understanding materials and equipment, and developing good working habits so that you can continue to create beautiful works on your own. This module will introduce paper marbling and plexi printing, techniques that were not covered in the previous session. This class is open to all levels, ages 13 and up. Younger students may also enroll with the accompaniment of an enrolled adult.

Art for Everyone: Exploratory Painting - Thursdays 4:30-6:30PM
Art for Everyone: Mixed Media B - Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00PM Instructor is Darcy Gray Kellie Miyazu.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 10-Nov 3, TH/ SAT 4:30-6:30PM/10-12PM, [Hilo] EHCC, 141 Kalakaua St/ UH Hilo UCB 312, $225.00.


Art for Everyone: Exploratory Painting (Hilo)

Explore your creativity while learning some of the fundamental techniques of painting with acrylics. Instructor Kellie Miyazu will guide students in completing a finished work. Students will learn techniques such as color mixing, composition, brushwork, texture and more. In addition, the course will introduce core principles of design and a brief historical background of techniques. Portions of the course will be taught outdoors to expose students to a range of painting environments. Art supplies are included in the tuition. Ages 12 and up. Younger students may enroll with an accompanying registered adult. Instructor is Kellie Miyazu.
Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 15-Nov 3, Thursdays 4:30 - 6:30 PM, [Hilo] East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St, $125.00.


Art for Everyone: Mixed Media B (Hilo)

Join instructor Darcy Gray for a fun and encouraging creative experience. Every week, participants learn a variety of techniques for creating printed images on paper, producing stand alone pieces that could be made into cards or framed images. Pieces are then selected and molded into a finished, textured work with the instructor's guidance and support. Prepare to be inspired, while learning fundamental techniques, understanding materials and equipment, and developing good working habits so that you can continue to create beautiful works on your own. This module will introduce paper marbling and plexi printing, techniques that were not covered in the previous session. This class is open to all levels, ages 13 and up. Younger students may also enroll with the accompaniment of an enrolled adult.
Most Supplies included. Instructor is Darcy Gray.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 10-Oct 29, Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 312, $125.00.


Art for Keiki: Adventures in Painting (Hilo)

Students will embark on a creative adventure in this non-traditional approach to painting and drawing. This class will not only teach keiki technical artistic skills, but will also expand their awareness to recognize artistic elements in the world around them. Students will learn basic painting and drawing exercises, explore alternative techniques, and begin to understand form, value and color. The goal of this course is to broaden each student's individual creative process and style, all the while engaging their bodies and minds. Instructor is Kellie Miyazu.
Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 13-Nov 1, Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:30 PM, [Hilo] East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St, $105.00.


Ballroom Dance Basics Discount Package (Hilo)

Ballroom Dance Basics: Latin Ballroom
Ballroom dancing is a great way to meet new friends, exercise and have fun! Learn the basics of ballroom dance, including etiquette, positions, steps, partnering techniques, recognizing types of music and more.
No partner necessary.

Susan Gai will cover a trio of Latin ballroom dances in this series. Rumba is a slow, sensual dance that has a romantic feel. Salsa (or mambo) is fast-paced and full of fun spins, tricks and turns. The Cha-Cha is a version of the Salsa, recognized by it's triple step movement. Learn to light up the dance floor with these spicy moves!

Please wear lightweight, smooth-soled shoes (no rubber) or socks.

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Ballroom Dance Basics: Swing, Hustle and Night Club Two-Step
Swing is a popular dance with both young and old. It’s a lively dance style with energetic moves. Both Hustle and Night Club 2 Step are also fun and fast tempo dances, usually done to modern, popular music, with lots of room for improvisation.
No partner necessary.

Please wear lightweight, smooth-soled shoes (no rubber) or socks. Instructor is Susan Gai Michael Amick.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 13-Nov 17, TUE/THU 6:30 - 7:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, Old Gym, $125.00.


Ballroom Dance Basics: Latin Ballroom (Hilo)

Ballroom dancing is a great way to meet new friends, exercise and have fun! Learn the basics of ballroom dance, including etiquette, positions, steps, partnering techniques, recognizing types of music and more. No partner necessary.

Susan Gai will cover a trio of Latin ballroom dances in this series. Rumba is a slow, sensual dance that has a romantic feel. Salsa (or mambo) is fast-paced and full of fun spins, tricks and turns. The Cha-Cha is a version of the Salsa, recognized by it's triple step movement. Learn to light up the dance floor with these spicy moves!

Please wear lightweight, smooth-soled shoes (no rubber) or socks. Instructor is Susan Gai.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 15-Nov 17, Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, Old Gym, $75.00.


Ballroom Dance Basics: Swing, Hustle and Night Club Two-Step (Hilo)

Swing is a popular dance with both young and old. It’s a lively dance style with energetic moves. Both Hustle and Night Club 2 Step are also fun and fast tempo dances, usually done to modern, popular music, with lots of room for improvisation. No partner necessary.

Please wear lightweight, smooth-soled shoes (no rubber) or socks. Instructor is Michael Amick.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 13-Nov 15, Tuesdays 6:30 - 7:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, Old Gym, $75.00.


Basic Computer Skills Training - Apple Section (Hilo)

New to computers? All the courses are aimed at complete beginners, so you don't need experience to get started. Everyone was a beginner at one point. This training will teach you the basics about using your computer with topics ranging from mouse navigation, opening and closing windows, powering on/off, getting on the internet, saving your files, setting up an email account, and even how to transfer photos from your camera to your hard drive. This class is excellent for those new to computers or just brushing up your computer skills to help you find employment.

By the end of this course, you will:
• Be familiar with basic computer hardware components, like the keyboard and mouse.
• Understand the difference between PCs and Macs (a.k.a. Operating Systems)
• Be oriented to the Desktop.
• Be familiar with windows.
• Be able to create, edit, and organize files and folders.
• Getting on the internet
• Creating and check a GMAIL email account.
• Be familiar with some keyboard shortcuts and right-click functions.
• Be able to startup, logon, logoff, and shutdown the computer.

Ability to operate a computer is required.

Parking Fee Applies: $3.00 Daily Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Nov 2-Nov 9, M/W/F 10:00 - 12:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 125 (Mac Lab), $75.00.


Basic Computer Skills Training - PC Section 1 (Hilo)

New to computers? All the courses are aimed at complete beginners, so you don't need experience to get started. Everyone was a beginner at one point. This training will teach you the basics about using your computer with topics ranging from mouse navigation, opening and closing windows, powering on/off, getting on the internet, saving your files, setting up an email account, and even how to transfer photos from your camera to your hard drive. This class is excellent for those new to computers or just brushing up your computer skills to help you find employment.

By the end of this course, you will:
• Be familiar with basic computer hardware components, like the keyboard and mouse.
• Understand the difference between PCs and Macs (a.k.a. Operating Systems)
• Be oriented to the Desktop.
• Be familiar with windows.
• Be able to create, edit, and organize files and folders.
• Getting on the internet
• Creating and check a GMAIL email account.
• Be familiar with some keyboard shortcuts and right-click functions.
• Be able to startup, logon, logoff, and shutdown the computer.

Ability to operate a computer is required.

Parking Fee Applies: $3.00 Daily Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Nov 2-Nov 9, M/W/F 1:00 - 3:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, PB 7 (PC Lab), $75.00.


Basic Computer Skills Training - PC Section 2 (Hilo)

New to computers? All the courses are aimed at complete beginners, so you don't need experience to get started. Everyone was a beginner at one point. This training will teach you the basics about using your computer with topics ranging from mouse navigation, opening and closing windows, powering on/off, getting on the internet, saving your files, setting up an email account, and even how to transfer photos from your camera to your hard drive. This class is excellent for those new to computers or just brushing up your computer skills to help you find employment.

By the end of this course, you will:
• Be familiar with basic computer hardware components, like the keyboard and mouse.
• Understand the difference between PCs and Macs (a.k.a. Operating Systems)
• Be oriented to the Desktop.
• Be familiar with windows.
• Be able to create, edit, and organize files and folders.
• Getting on the internet
• Creating and check a GMAIL email account.
• Be familiar with some keyboard shortcuts and right-click functions.
• Be able to startup, logon, logoff, and shutdown the computer.

Ability to operate a computer is required.

Parking Fee Applies: $3.00 Daily Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Oct 10-Oct 13, M/T/W/TH 10:00 - 12:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, PB 7 (PC Lab), $75.00.


Basic Grant Writing (Hilo) *ETF

Participants will learn all about the grant writing process, how to write a compelling statement of need, and learn what funders are looking for in grant proposals. This course is focused on grant-writing tools and resources for non-profit organizations, charitable, public organizations, and other community-minded groups. Instructor Jeani Navarro has over 30 years of grant writing experience and has helped various community organizations secure needed funding. Lots of samples and handouts provided. Instructor is Jeani Navarro.
Status: Class is full.
Oct 15, Saturday 9:00 - 4:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 331, $75.00.


Basic Grant Writing (Kona) *ETF

Participants will learn all about the grant writing process, how to write a compelling statement of need, and learn what funders are looking for in grant proposals. This course is focused on grant-writing tools and resources for non-profit organizations, charitable, public organizations, and other community-minded groups. Instructor Jeani Navarro has over 30 years of grant writing experience and has helped various community organizations secure needed funding. Lots of samples and handouts provided. Instructor is Jeani Navarro.
Status: Seats are available.
Nov 12, Saturday 9:00 - 4:00 PM, [Kona] Palamanui, 73-1025 Kaiminani Dr, Kona, Room B-125, $75.00.


Basics of Beekeeping (Hilo) *ETF

In this course you will learn treatment‐free beekeeping practices based on bee biology and developing a relationship and understanding of bees, their castes, and the roles each caste contributes to the hive. Instructor Jen Rasmussen has designed this class series for anyone new to bees as well as for those who have bees and want to learn a new way to relate and care for them. Jen believes that it is not possible to care for bees properly if you do not understand how they function and create their hive. The management skills developed from this course are all focused on preventative methods. Students will learn how to foresee the cause of sickness and prevent it by providing hygienic hive care and encouraging bees to do what they do best.

Students will need long pants, shoes, long sleeve shirt, hat, and gloves for this class. Protective equipment will also be available for use during class. Instructor is Jen Rasmussen.

Status: Seats are available.
Oct 11-Nov 8, M/TU/SA 5:30-8:30PM/9AM-3PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, STB 226/ Pahoa TBA, $90.00.


Boxing for Beginners (Hilo)

This beginner's boxing class is taught at a comfortable pace with emphasis on basic fundamental boxing skills. Students will learn hand wrapping, proper stance, foot movement, basic punches, and blocking & counter punching. Also, students will be instructed on how to use and hit the punch mitts. This is not a fitness-based class. Every class is full of information and skill building. Please be prepared to work hard and be challenged! This course is designed to improve balance & coordination and teaches a blend of offensive and defensive skills used in the art of self defense.

This class is open to anyone 14 and above.

Shoes, towel and mouthpiece. Instructor is Perry Harada.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 8-Nov 10, Thursdays 5:00 - 6:15 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, Old Gym, $90.00.


Conversational French (Hilo)

Native French speaker and long time French instructor, Sylvie Garnero, introduces you to the French language. Through observation and actual practice, you will learn how the French communicate and then replicate it through the use of proper words and grammar. Upon registering, please state if you have learned any French in recent years. Instructor is Sylvie Garnero.
Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 13-Nov 1, Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, K 106, $100.00.


Conversational Spanish (Hilo)

This introductory course taught by long time Spanish instructor Tom Goltz will equip students with elementary conversational skills. Focus will be given to Spanish pronunciation and vocabulary. Upon completion of the class, students will be able to carry out elementary conversations and understand many Spanish words and phrases. No prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary. Instructor is Tom Goltz.
Status: Seats are available.
Oct 17-Nov 21, M/W 5:00 - 6:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, K 106, $100.00.


EcoSolutions to Garden Pests adn Diseases (Hilo)

Interested in replacing those questionable herbicides and pesticides, in favor of more EcoLogical approaches? Join us as we explore a variety of Akamai, hands-on strategies for reducing fertilizer and irrigation costs, while maximizing the overall health of your garden ecosystem. Participants will make a few environmentally friendly garden formulations during class, which they will be able to depart with at the end of the workshop. Instructor is Zach Mermel.
Status: Seats are available.
Oct 22, Saturday 9:00 - 12:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, CAB 102, $35.00.


Edible Landscaping (Hilo)

Transform your lanai and lawn, your field and fence, into an abundant oasis of edible and multifunctional plants. Learn the dos and don’ts of edible landscaping and gain hands-on experience creating a basic landscape plan for your home. A handout of practical readings and resources for further learning is included.

Please bring an aerial photo or TMK map of your land as well as color pens/pencils. Instructor is Zach Mermel.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 17, Saturday 9:00 - 12:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, PB 7 (Meeting Room), $35.00.


Evaluation Approaches and Techniques for Professionals: Analyzing Training Effectiviness (Hilo)

If you deliver training for your team or your organization, then you know how important it is to measure its effectiveness. After all, you don't want to spend time or money on training that doesn’t provide a good return. In this class you will learn multiple training and evaluation methods to help you evaluate your staff, students or trainees (the people being trained). The evaluation methods include Kirkpatrick's levels of evaluation, 360 degree evaluations as well as other tools to help you identify successes and challenges in yourself and your trainees. Be prepared for group work and bring questions about your specific training environment. Instructor is Aaron Martinson.
Status: Seats are available.
Oct 18-Oct 20, TUE/THUR 5:00 - 8:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, STB 118, $60.00.


Exploring Korean Culture Discount Package (Hilo)

Exploring Korean Culture: Arts, Food and More:
Planning to visit South Korea, or just interested in exploring the culture without having to travel? Aaron Martinson will guide participants through the basics of Korean culture, with a focus on the music, food, art and social norms. Aaron will share his recommendations on places to visit for both new and repeat travelers to South Korea. Read, listen, watch, and eat your way through a journey of Korean culture.

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Exploring Korean Culture: Cultural History:
Delve into the fascinating history of Korean culture with Aaron Martinson. Participants will learn about the three kingdoms, Gogoreyo, Joseon, and modern history as a window into the culture of the Land of the Morning Calm. Learn about important historical events and gain a greater appreciation before embarking on your travels, watching Korean t.v. shows, or just for the sheer joy of it. Read, listen, watch, and eat your way through a journey of Korean culture. Instructor is Aaron Martinson.

Status: Seats are available.
Oct 10-Nov 21, Mondays 4:30 - 6:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, STB 226, $80.00.


Exploring Korean Culture: Arts, Food and More (Hilo)

Planning to visit South Korea, or just interested in exploring the culture without having to travel? Aaron Martinson will guide participants through the basics of Korean culture, with a focus on the music, food, art and social norms. Aaron will share his recommendations on places to visit for both new and repeat travelers to South Korea. Read, listen, watch, and eat your way through a journey of Korean culture. Instructor is Aaron Martinson.
Status: Seats are available.
Nov 7-Nov 21, Mondays 4:30 - 6:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, STB 226, $50.00.


Exploring Korean Culture: Cultural History (Hilo)

Delve into the fascinating history of Korean culture with Aaron Martinson. Participants will learn about the three kingdoms, Gogoreyo, Joseon, and modern history as a window into the culture of the Land of the Morning Calm. Learn about important historical events and gain a greater appreciation before embarking on your travels, watching Korean t.v. shows, or just for the sheer joy of it. Read, listen, watch, and eat your way through a journey of Korean culture. Instructor is Aaron Martinson.
Status: Seats are available.
Oct 10-Oct 24, Mondays 4:30 - 6:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, STB 226, $50.00.


Facilitative Skills: An Essential Foundation for Collaborative Leadership (Hilo) *ETF

This is a unique, two-day workshop developed and presented by retired UH specialist Donna R. Ching, Ph.D. She has deconstructed the concept of collaborative leadership and created a very practical program for helping individuals lead from within their organizations or groups, starting with the planning and conducting of successful meetings.

Meetings represent only one venue where collaborative leadership can be demonstrated, but they serve as a microcosm of an organization’s dynamics and provide a useful place to practice and master one’s leadership skills, whether in the role of participant or in-house facilitator.

At a time when organizations are seeking to leverage their existing resources, training people in facilitative skills is a highly efficient way to ensure that 1) meetings are productive; 2) critical conversations are well managed; and 3) individuals at every level are working in a collaborative manner. With its emphasis on practical skills and its real-life examples, this workshop provides a roadmap for adding to one’s toolkit a set of skills and practices that are foundational to collaborative leadership. Instructor is Donna Ching.

Status: Seats are available.
Dec 1-Dec 2, THUR/FRI 8:00 - 4:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 127, $400.00.


Food Production for the Tropics Discount Package (Honokaa)

Hydroponic Food Production:

Learn a method of plant cultivation that does not require the use of soil. This is a course for growers, farm workers, horticulturists or anyone else seeking to lay a sound foundation in hydroponic growing. The course, taught by Dr. Melanie Willich, focuses on principles and practices of hydroponic systems and will run over two Saturdays. The first Saturday will start with an introduction to contemporary food systems, sustainability of Hawaii’ food system, types of hydroponic systems, and plant growth, development & nutrition. On the second Saturday, students will get an introduction to soil chemistry and fertilizers, soilless culture, nutrient solution, plant culture and seedling production, as well as learn about pest ID and integrated management.

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Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics:

Are you interested in learning about sustainable agriculture with an emphasis on ecological and organic food production? This course is geared for students who want a crash course on the scientific and biological principles relating to sustainable and organic food production, and the role of sustainable agriculture within our communities. Topics that will be covered include: modern agriculture and food systems, soil fertility management, integrated pest management, weed control, sustainable livestock husbandry and much more. Instructor is Melanie Willich.

Status: Seats are available.
Oct 1-Nov 19, Saturdays 9:00 - 4:00 PM, [Honokaa] NHERC, Room TBA, $175.00.


Full Body Conditioning (Hilo)

This is a functional fitness inspired class geared towards a full body exercise experience. Classes include weight lifting, resistance training, yoga movements and light to medium aerobic exercise for a full body workout. All classes focus on mind-body connection, stability, balance, overall functional core strength, and correct breathing for centering and focus. Students are encouraged to ask questions at the end of the class session.

Required equipment: 5 lb. or 8 lb Dumbbells, Yoga Mat, Exercise Ball, Water & Towel.

Please wear comfortable exercise wear and shoes, as well as any braces or supports needed. Instructor is PK Soares-Mercado.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 14-Nov 16, Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, Old Gym, $60.00.


Fundamentals of Professional Development Discount Package (Hilo)

Phase 2: Supervisory Skills: Making the transition from buddy to boss!
Supervisory skills aren’t always the easiest of skills to develop but definitely ones that warrant special attention if you want that promotion from “buddy” to “boss”. This workshop focuses on the SUPER in supervisory. SUPER stands for Satisfaction > Uplifting > Professional > Encouraging > and Reliability. Developing and demonstrating these SUPER elements will enable you to be an effective supervisor, making you stand out as a SUPER employee to your company.

Phase 3: Management Skills: Keys to effectively leading!
Management skills aren’t just about “managing” people, and include leading, empowering, and fostering growth and success IN and FOR people. Whether you hold a manager title or not, there are critical concepts that you can use to distinguish someone’s leader abilities. Leaders are E.X.T.R.A-ordinary. In this workshop, you will learn about the E.X.T.R.A-ordinary concepts: Enthusiastic (why this is a must!), X-Factor (what about you stands out?), Timely (does time really matter?), Rare (is being a good leader going extinct), and Attitude (attitude determines latitude).

Instructor Siniva L. Pota is an energetic instructor with a lot of experience in supervisory and managerial roles, which she greatly attributes to her passion for constantly growing and developing herself. She is always challenging herself to do better and be better and uses her people-oriented approach to promote unity and build a happy environment in the workplace. Instructor is Siniva L Pota.

Status: Seats are available.
Nov 3-Nov 10, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:30 PM, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 331, $80.00.


Fundamentals of Professional Development: Phase 2: Supervisory Skills: Making The Transition From Buddy To Boss! (Hilo)

Phase 2: Supervisory Skills: Making the transition from buddy to boss!
Supervisory skills aren’t always the easiest of skills to develop but definitely ones that warrant special attention if you want that promotion from “buddy” to “boss”. This workshop focuses on the SUPER in supervisory. SUPER stands for Satisfaction > Uplifting > Professional > Encouraging > and Reliability. Developing and demonstrating these SUPER elements will enable you to be an effective supervisor, making you stand out as a SUPER employee to your company.

Instructor Siniva L. Pota is an energetic instructor with a lot of experience in supervisory and managerial roles, which she greatly attributes to her passion for constantly growing and developing herself. She is always challenging herself to do better and be better and uses her people-oriented approach to promote unity and build a happy environment in the workplace.

Please call our office directly at 932-7830 for current class updates. Instructor is Siniva L Pota.

Status: Seats are available.
Nov 3, Thursday 5:30 - 8:30 PM, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 331, $45.00.


Fundamentals of Professional Development: Phase 3: Management Skills: Keys To Effectively Leading! (Hilo)

Phase 3: Management Skills: Keys to effectively leading!
Management skills aren’t just about “managing” people, and include leading, empowering, and fostering growth and success IN and FOR people. Whether you hold a manager title or not, there are critical concepts that you can use to distinguish someone’s leader abilities. Leaders are E.X.T.R.A-ordinary. In this workshop, you will learn about the E.X.T.R.A-ordinary concepts: Enthusiastic (why this is a must!), X-Factor (what about you stands out?), Timely (does time really matter?), Rare (is being a good leader going extinct), and Attitude (attitude determines latitude).

Instructor Siniva L. Pota is an energetic instructor with a lot of experience in supervisory and managerial roles, which she greatly attributes to her passion for constantly growing and developing herself. She is always challenging herself to do better and be better and uses her people-oriented approach to promote unity and build a happy environment in the workplace.

Please call our office directly at 932-7830 for current class updates. Instructor is Siniva L Pota.

Status: Seats are available.
Nov 10, Thursday 5:30 - 8:30 PM, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 331, $45.00.


GarageBand - Record and mix music at home (Hilo)

If you're getting started with audio production, this is a perfect class to get your feet wet. In this workshop students will learn the basic of functionality of GarageBand. Apple's Garageband is a powerful digital audio workstation (DAW) software. It’s easy to use program used to make music at home! Bundled with Apple's OS X, Garageband gives you remarkable music-making power on your desktop.

Fee includes required textbook and keyboard mini controller.

Basic experience with Mac computers is recommended before taking this class.

For those who are not familiar with Macs, we recommend: Introduction to Mac Computers - 4 day training program (8 hours) before taking this class. Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Oct 17-Oct 19, M/T/W 5:00 - 8:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 125 (Mac Lab), $195.00.


Guitar Fundamentals Discount Package (Hilo)

Guitar Fundamentals, Level 1: Getting Started

Learn the basics of guitar! This class is perfect for absolute beginners. Learn the parts of the instrument, holding techniques, each string and how they work individually as well as with one another. Students will learn the open position, learning each note for each fret, the C Major scale and all chords that fall within it, as well as additional open position chords.
Required: Acoustic guitar (nylon or steel string)

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Guitar Fundamentals, Level 2: Strumming and Picking

This class is a follow-up of Guitar Fundamentals, Level 1. New students may join this class if they have the basic knowledge covered in Level 1. Discover new strumming and finger picking techniques. Chord progressions will be explored through various exercises designed to establish a strong foundation of techniques stretching across various styles. With different styles of strumming and finger picking, we will learn how to add character to our music.
Required: Acoustic guitar (nylon or steel string)

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Guitar Fundamentals, Level 3: Scales and Bar Chords
This class is a follow-up of Guitar Fundamentals, Level 2. New students may join this class if they have the basic knowledge covered in Level 2. Explore different scales and learn how they serve in creating melodies. Various scales will be explored, touching upon slight music theory. Students will expand their knowledge of guitar through the practice of different riffs from different genres.
Required: Acoustic guitar (nylon or steel string) Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 20-Nov 17, TUES/THUR 5:00 - 7:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 103, $210.00.


Guitar Fundamentals, Level 1: Getting Started (Hilo)

Learn the basics of guitar! This class is perfect for absolute beginners. Learn the parts of the instrument, holding techniques, each string and how they work individually as well as with one another. Students will learn the open position, learning each note for each fret, the C Major scale and all chords that fall within it, as well as additional open position chords.

Required: Acoustic guitar (nylon or steel string) Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 20-Oct 6, TUES/THURS 5:00 - 7:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 103, $80.00.


Guitar Fundamentals, Level 2: Strumming and Picking (Hilo)

This class is a follow-up of Guitar Fundamentals, Level 1. New students may join this class if they have the basic knowledge covered in Level 1. Discover new strumming and finger picking techniques. Chord progressions will be explored through various exercises designed to establish a strong foundation of techniques stretching across various styles. With different styles of strumming and finger picking, we will learn how to add character to our music.
Required: Acoustic guitar (nylon or steel string) Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Oct 11-Oct 27, TUES/THURS 5:00 - 7:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 103, $80.00.


Guitar Fundamentals, Level 3: Scales and Bar Chords (Hilo)

This class is a follow-up of Guitar Fundamentals, Level 2. New students may join this class if they have the basic knowledge covered in Level 2. Explore different scales and learn how they serve in creating melodies. Various scales will be explored, touching upon slight music theory. Students will expand their knowledge of guitar through the practice of different riffs from different genres.
Required: Acoustic guitar (nylon or steel string). Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Nov 1-Nov 17, TUES/THURS 5:00 - 7:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 103, $80.00.


Hip Hop for Kids (Hilo)

Learn hip hop broken down to the basics with Max Belliard. Includes breakdance, tutting, popping & locking, hip-hop choreography, freestyle and more! Class is for children ages 6-11. No dance experience required. Instructor is Max Beliard.
Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 9-Nov 18, Fridays 5:15 - 6:15 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, Old Gym, $60.00.


Hula Hoop Fitness and Fun (Hilo)

Join Pam Owens for this fun and funky way to get fit! Classes will include constructing hoops, stretching and cardio exercises, instruction on basic hooping techniques and lots of practice. Alternative performance and dance techniques will be introduced by guest hula hoopers.
No experience necessary, all levels are welcome.
Students will get to keep their own personalized, handmade hoop. Instructor is Pamela Giligan-Owens.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 21-Nov 9, Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:45 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, Old Gym, $80.00.


Hydroponic Food Production (Honokaa) *ETF

Learn a method of plant cultivation that does not require the use of soil. This is a course for growers, farm workers, horticulturists or anyone else seeking to lay a sound foundation in hydroponic growing. The course, taught by Dr. Melanie Willich, focuses on principles and practices of hydroponic systems and will run over two Saturdays. The first Saturday will start with an introduction to contemporary food systems, sustainability of Hawaii’ food system, types of hydroponic systems, and plant growth, development & nutrition. On the second Saturday, students will get an introduction to soil chemistry and fertilizers, soilless culture, nutrient solution, plant culture and seedling production, as well as learn about pest ID and integrated management. Instructor is Melanie Willich.
Status: Seats are available.
Oct 1-Oct 8, Saturdays 9:00 - 4:00 PM, [Honokaa] NHERC, Room TBA, $95.00.


Indian Philosophy (Hilo)

In India, philosophy achieved prominence and sophistication long before it did in Greece, producing some of the most powerful as well as the most subtle ideas the world has ever known. Today, we are familiar with many Indian philosophical concepts because of their association with Yoga and Buddhism: samadhi, buddhi, and samskara are examples. But Indian philosophy extends even beyond the already diverse traditions of Buddhism and Yoga. In this course, participants will learn about the many different schools of Indian thought and leave with a better understanding of this complex tradition. Instructor is Benjamin Zenk.
Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 12-Oct 17, Mondays 11:00 - 12:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, PB 7 (Meeting Room), $45.00.


Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder {ASD} (Hilo)

This course will provide learners with an overview of diagnosis, prevalence and etiology of ASD, as well as an introduction to interventions. Will include information about behavioral assessments and programs, assistive technology and advocacy for services. Open to anyone interested in learning more about ASD, including parents, teachers and practitioners. Instructor is Stephanie Dodge.
Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 20-Oct 18, Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, STB 226, $75.00.


Introduction to Mac Computers (Hilo) *ETF

Learn the basics with a hands-on ground up approach how to use your Apple Mac computer. This class is designed for students that are unfamiliar with Macs or not comfortable with computers. Students will learn the basics of navigating through menus, moving and copying files, using tools, and how to utilize basic applications preinstalled on your Mac. Other class topics include understanding files and folders and where things are stored, working with pictures (iPhotos) and music (iTunes), backing up (Time Machine), the App Store, calendar reminders, and more.

Basic computer skills required.

Parking Fee Applies: $3.00 Daily Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 12-Sep 19, M/W/F 10:00 - 12:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 125 (Mac Lab), $75.00.


Introduction to Sanskrit 1: The Language of the Gods (Hilo)

Sanskrit is the language of yoga, of poetry, of philosophy and of medicine in India and around the world. Though no longer a commonly spoken language, the effects of the language’s former influence continue to be seen today. In this course, you’ll learn to identify some of these influences by getting familiar with the basics of Sanskrit, including the devanagari alphabet, vowel assimilation, and simple grammatical forms.
The following book is highly recommended, but not required: Devavanipravesika: An Introduction to the Sanskrit Language by Robert and Sandy Goldman. Instructor is Benjamin Zenk.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 9-Nov 18, Fridays 10:30am - 12:00pm, [Hilo] UH HILO, PB 7 (Meeting Room), $125.00.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners, Level 3 [New Students] (Hilo)

This class is for students who know Hiragana, Katakana, and beginner's level conversation such as how to introduce yourself, to express times, and to explain simple daily activities. Students will also learn some Japanese culture that can help them understand the language better. Some current words and slang words will be added.
Required textbook: Nakama 1a or Nakama 1, 2nd editions. New students will be provided with an additional textbook, Kokugo 1. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 14-Dec 7, Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, K 122, $160.00.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners, Level 2 (Hilo)

This class is for students who know Hiragana, Katakana, and beginner's level conversation such as how to introduce yourself, to express times, and to explain simple daily activities. In this semester, the focus will be on the study of how to ask about and indicating locations and describing daily routines and leisure activities. Students will also learn some Japanese culture that can help them understand the language better. Some current words and slang words will be added. Required textbook: Nakama 1a. New students will be provided with an additional textbook, Kokugo 1. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.
Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 15-Nov 17, Thursdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, K 122, $115.00.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners, Level 3 [Continuing Students] (Hilo)

This class is for students who know Hiragana, Katakana, and beginner's level conversation such as how to introduce yourself, to express times, and to explain simple daily activities. Students will also learn some Japanese culture that can help them understand the language better. Some current words and slang words will be added.
Required textbook: Nakama 1a or Nakama 1, 2nd editions. New students will be provided with an additional textbook, Kokugo 1. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 14-Dec 7, Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, K 122, $150.00.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners, Level 4 (Hilo)

This class will focus on practical Japanese language skills and important cultural issues for effective communication. Students new to this class should be able to read hiragana and katakana, and know some basic greetings and verbs. This class will help you to learn fundamental kanji, and learn more basic communication skills such as making requests, expressing quantities and numbers, talking about prices, extending invitations, and ordering at a restaurant. Required textbook: Nakama 1b or Nakama 1, 2nd editions. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.
Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 13-Dec 6, Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, CH 6, $150.00.


Japanese Reading and Writing: Advanced [Continuing Students] (Hilo)

This class will focus on Japanese reading, writing and speech in order to help the students’ ability to advance conversation skills. New students who would like to join must be able to easily read Hiragana and Katakana, the rudiments of Kanji and be familiar with fundamental sentence structure. This class will challenge students to expand their practical knowledge of the origin and history of Japanese vocabulary and Kanji.
New students will be provided with the required textbook. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 12-Dec 5, Mondays 5:00 - 6:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, K 122, $140.00.


Japanese Reading and Writing: Advanced [New Students] (Hilo)

This class will focus on Japanese reading, writing and speech in order to help the students’ ability to advance conversation skills. New students who would like to join must be able to easily read Hiragana and Katakana, the rudiments of Kanji and be familiar with fundamental sentence structure. This class will challenge students to expand their practical knowledge of the origin and history of Japanese vocabulary and Kanji.
New students will be provided with the required textbook. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 12-Dec 5, Mondays 5:00 - 6:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, K 122, $175.00.


Japanese Taiko Drumming (Hilo)

Learn about the art and spirit of taiko drumming from one of Hilo's best: Chad Nakagawa, current leader of Taishoji Taiko. This class is open to anyone above the age of 8 and no experience is necessary. You will learn the basics of taiko as well as two compositions. Be prepared to learn a lot while working out your body and having a good time.
Fee includes all materials and instruments required. Instructor is Chad Nakagawa.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 12-Nov 21, Mondays 5:00 - 6:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, Old Gym, $80.00.


Landscaping Discount Package (Hilo)

Edible Landscaping:
Transform your lanai and lawn, your field and fence, into an abundant oasis of edible and multifunctional plants. Learn the dos and don’ts of edible landscaping and gain hands-on experience creating a basic landscape plan for your home. A handout of practical readings and resources for further learning is included.
Bring an aerial photo or TMK map of your land as well as color pens/pencils.
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Landscaping with Native Plants:
Locally adapted. Relatively low maintenance. Habitat for beneficial organisms. Learn about these and many other positive aspects of incorporating native plants into your garden and landscape. You'll interact first-hand with a variety of native plants found throughout Hawaii Island's various microclimates, and how to incorporate these important organisms into a cohesive landscape design. Instructor is Zach Mermel.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 17, Saturday 9:00 - 4:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, PB 7 (Meeting Room), $60.00.


Landscaping with Native Plants

Locally adapted. Relatively low maintenance. Habitat for beneficial organisms. Learn about these and many other positive aspects of incorporating native plants into your garden and landscape. You'll interact first-hand with a variety of native plants found throughout Hawaii Island's various microclimates, and how to incorporate these important organisms into a cohesive landscape design. Instructor is Zach Mermel.
Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 17, Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, PB 7 (Meeting Room), $35.00.


Lift to Thrive (Hilo)

This beginners exercise class is geared toward older adults or those just starting on their fitness journey. Instructed by PK Soares-Mercado, Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT), this class is based on simple strength building exercises for mindfully improving balance, tone and functional fitness. Sessions include low intensity warm ups (no jumping or running), emphasis on proper breathing, lifting and floor exercises, cool down and stretching, and brief question and answer periods. Participants will also learn proper use of exercise equipment, proper form, grip and stance and basic weight management and meal planning.

Required equipment: yoga mat, full size bath towel, water, 1 set of 2 or 3 lb. dumbbells, exercise ball, any preferred braces or supports. Instructor is PK Soares-Mercado.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 17-Nov 19, Saturday 9:00 - 10:00 AM, [Hilo] UH HILO, Old Gym, $60.00.


Lyrical Hip Hop (Hilo)

This creative dance class combines several dance styles including hip hop, contemporary and modern. Instructor is Max Beliard.
Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 9-Nov 18, Fridays 6:30 - 7:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, Old Gym, $60.00.


Microsoft Office Essentials Computer Training [15 hours] Certificate Program (Hilo) *ETF

Microsoft Office is a requirement for nearly every job involving a computer. This week long professional development program is designed for working professionals seeking to improve their Microsoft Office skills. Instructor Jo’el Nathansen will provide students with hands-on training in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Publisher. Includes textbook.

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.

Basic computer knowledge & basic Microsoft Office experience and a 4GB+ USB Drive are required.

For those who are not familiar with computer, we recommend: Introduction to Mac or PC Computers - 4 day training programs (8 hours) before taking this class. Instructor is Jo'el Nathansen.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 26-Sep 30, M/T/W/TH/F 4:30 - 7:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 105, $275.00.


Microsoft Office Intermediate Computer Training [15 hours] Certificate Program (Hilo) *ETF

The course is designed for individuals that have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office, which has become a cornerstone for most businesses and offices. Students will become more efficient and productive by learning how to utilize advanced workflows, techniques, and tools in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Topics of instruction will include advance formatting, forms, PDF creation, formulas, creation of templates, linking web pages, using objects, and much more. Includes textbook.

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.

Basic computer knowledge & basic Microsoft Office experience and a 4GB+ USB Drive are required.

For those who are not familiar with computer, we recommend: Introduction to Mac or PC Computers - 4 day training programs (8 hours) before taking this class. Instructor is Jo'el Nathansen.

Status: Seats are available.
Oct 17-Oct 21, M/T/W/TH/F 4:30 - 7:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 105, $275.00.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction [MBSR] (Hilo)

MBSR teaches simple yet powerful practices of body scan, meditation, and gentle mindful yoga to help you to discover a deeper sense of wellness, balance, self-reliance and freedom. Taught by Bernie Schreck, a longtime instructor of meditation and mindful living, this class is for anyone interested in being proactive about their health and wellbeing. Daily home practice assignments will be given.

Bring yoga mat and light blanket.
A Mindfulness-Stress based Stress Reduction Workbook by Bob Stahl, Ph.D. and Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D is required.
Class Dates: 9/10 * 9/24 * 10/8 * 11/5, 1pm - 5:30pm.
Retreat Day: 10/22, 10am - 5pm. Instructor is Bernie Schreck.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 10-Nov 5, Saturday 1:00 - 5:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, Old Gym, $150.00.


Night Photography - Field Course (Hilo)

In this class students will learn how to manipulate your DSLR to take better and more captivating night photos. Long exposure photography offers a whole new way of viewing the world, and depending on the length of the exposure, your photo can capture things the human eye is unable to see. The beginning of class will focus on the basic camera techniques and settings used for long exposure photos. The remainder of time will be spent at various locations practicing our skills. Weather permitting, potential locations include walking through Hilo town, Hilo Bay, Coconut Island, Mauna Kea, and the night glow from Halema'uma'u crater.

Transportation included

Student provided Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) or mirrorless Camera, remote shutter release, and tripod. Call for more information. Instructor is Michelle Shuey.

Status: Seats are available.
Nov 11-Nov 12, FRI/SAT 5:30 - 9:00 PM, [Hilo] TBA, $75.00.


Photography Discount Package (Hilo)

Photography Part 1 - Introduction to DSLR Cameras:
This 12 1/2 hour course will introduce essential concepts and photographic techniques necessary to properly operate a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera. In the first part of the workshop, students learn the benefits and limitations of DSLRs and learn how to select proper lenses and accessories. In the second part of this hands-on workshop (indoor and outdoor), students will learn how to utilize the camera functions such as aperture, depth of field, shutter speed, sensor, light, and different file formats.

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Photography Part 2 - Techniques and Composition:
Take your basic photography skills to the next level! Let professional photographer and media arts instructor Mark Watanabe teach you professional composition & techniques that make snapshots stand out from photographs!
This class continues the introduction to digital photography. This class will provide the student with opportunities to expand their familiarity with the digital SLR camera. Also included are practical explorations of photographic techniques outside of the classroom venue.
This class is designed to provide students with an expansion of the fundamentals of digital photography. This will include camera equipment, procedures, and picture-taking techniques. The goal is to provide the individual with the opportunity to build skills necessary to continue their photography with added skill and depth.

This workshop is hands-on and requires walking around UH Hilo campus. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) Camera Required. Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 26-Oct 6, M/T/W/TH/F 4:30 - 7:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 125 (Mac Lab), $195.00.


Photography Part 1 - Introduction to DSLR Cameras (Hilo)

This 12 hour course will introduce essential concepts and photographic techniques necessary to properly operate a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera. In the first part of the workshop, students learn the benefits and limitations of DSLRs and learn how to select proper lenses and accessories. In the second part of this hands-on workshop (indoor and outdoor), students will learn how to utilize the camera functions such as aperture, depth of field, shutter speed, sensor, light, and different file formats.

Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) Camera Required. Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 26-Sep 30, M/T/W/TH/F 4:30 - 7:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 125 (Mac Lab), $125.00.


Photography Part 2 - Techniques and Composition (Hilo)

Take your basic photography skills to the next level! Let professional photographer and media arts instructor Mark Watanabe teach you professional composition & techniques that make snapshots stand out from photographs!
This class continues the introduction to digital photography. This class will provide the student with opportunities to expand their familiarity with the digital SLR camera. Also included are practical explorations of photographic techniques outside of the classroom venue.
This class is designed to provide students with an expansion of the fundamentals of digital photography. This will include camera equipment, procedures, and picture-taking techniques. The goal is to provide the individual with the opportunity to build skills necessary to continue their photography with added skill and depth.

This workshop is hands-on and requires walking around UH Hilo campus. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) Camera Required. Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Seats are available.
Oct 3-Oct 6, M/T/W/TH 4:30 - 7:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 125 (Mac Lab), $125.00.


Plant Propagation FUNdamentals (Kona)

Root cuttings, air layering, and other methods of plant propagation are centuries-old ways of preserving and reproducing the most valuable varieties of cultivated plants. Learn the basics of plant propagation, including varietal selection, propagation tools, rooting-out environment, and other methods for rapidly expanding the plant biodiversity for your garden, homestead, or farm. A handout of practical readings and resources for further learning is also included.
Bring seeds that you would like to propagate or learn about. Instructor is Zach Mermel.

Status: Seats are available.
Oct 1, Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 PM, [Kona] Kona Extension Office, 79-7381 Mamalahoa Highway, $45.00.


Propagation and Pruning Discount Package (Kona)

Plant Propagation FUNdamentals:
Root cuttings, air layering, and other methods of plant propagation are centuries-old ways of preserving and reproducing the most valuable varieties of cultivated plants. Learn the basics of plant propagation, including varietal selection, propagation tools, rooting-out environment, and other methods for rapidly expanding the plant biodiversity for your garden, homestead, or farm. A handout of practical readings and resources for further learning is also included.

Bring seeds that you would like to propagate or learn about.

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Pruning Demystified:
In this hands-on workshop, learn proper pruning techniques for a wide range of tropical and subtropical trees, to improve their overall health. Skills learned will also be applicable for pruning fruit trees, and also shrubs. A handout of practical readings and resources for further learning is also included.

Please dress for fieldwork. Bring hand pruning shears and a small pruning saw to class. Instructor is Zach Mermel.

Status: Seats are available.
Oct 1, Saturday 9:00 - 5:00 PM, [Kona] Kona Extension Office, 79-7381 Mamalahoa Highway,, $70.00.


Pruning Demystified (Kona)

In this hands-on workshop, learn proper pruning techniques for a wide range of tropical and subtropical trees, to improve their overall health. Skills learned will also be applicable for pruning fruit trees, and also shrubs. A handout of practical readings and resources for further learning is also included.

Please dress for fieldwork. Bring hand pruning shears and a small pruning saw to class. Instructor is Zach Mermel.

Status: Seats are available.
Oct 1, Saturday 9:00 - 12:00 PM, [Kona] Kona Extension Office, 79-7381 Mamalahoa Highway, $35.00.


Qigong for Beginners (Hilo)

Qigong (chi kung) has been an integral part of Chinese culture since ancient China. Qi is the energy or natural force that fills the universe and our bodies. Qigong is working to harmonize, and balance our qi, while removing qi blockages. The qigong exercises and breathing are believed to be beneficial in improving health, our immunity, organ systems, and longevity. Instructor is Barbara Klein.
Status: Seats are available.
Oct 15-Nov 5, Saturdays 8:00 - 9:00 AM, [Hilo] 29 Shipman St. #203, Hilo, $35.00.


Recreational Paddling, Section 1 (Hilo)

Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Learn the fundamentals of water safety, steering, proper paddling form and technique and a brief overview of the history of canoeing. No previous paddling experience necessary. Experienced paddlers who are looking to get more time on the water without the pressure of competition are also welcome. Instructor is Rosa Motta.
Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 13-Nov 15, Tuesdays 7:00 - 9:00 AM, [Hilo] Hilo Bayfront, $100.00.


Recreational Paddling, Section 2 (Hilo)

Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Learn the fundamentals of water safety, steering, proper paddling form and technique and a brief overview of the history of canoeing. No previous paddling experience necessary. Experienced paddlers who are looking to get more time on the water without the pressure of competition are also welcome. Instructor is Rosa Motta.
Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 14-Nov 16, Wednesdays 7:00 - 9:00 AM, [Hilo] Hilo Bayfront, $100.00.


Recreational Paddling, Section 3 (Hilo)

Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Learn the fundamentals of water safety, steering, proper paddling form and technique and a brief overview of the history of canoeing. No previous paddling experience necessary. Experienced paddlers who are looking to get more time on the water without the pressure of competition are also welcome. Instructor is Rosa Motta.
Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 15-Nov 17, Thursdays 7:00 - 9:00 AM, [Hilo] Hilo Bayfront, $100.00.


Storytelling (Hilo)

Essential for everything from novels and advertising to screenplays and journalism, the fundamentals of storytelling encompass the building blocks of any narrative medium. Mastering these elements will not only help you to construct more compelling, effective stories but will also give you the tools to make an existing story all the better. It will also allow you to have more fun telling stories because you'll be able to focus all of your energy on creativity. Classes will involve writing exercises and analysis of works to explore the various elements. Any form of media is welcomed for this class: prose, video, acting, poetry, comics and more. Creativity is welcomed. Instructor is Adam Sydney.
Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 8-Oct 6, Thursdays 5:00 - 7:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 104, $65.00.


Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics (Hilo) *ETF

Are you interested in learning about sustainable agriculture with an emphasis on ecological and organic food production? This course is geared for students who want a crash course on the scientific and biological principles relating to sustainable and organic food production, and the role of sustainable agriculture within our communities. Topics that will be covered include: modern agriculture and food systems, soil fertility management, integrated pest management, weed control, sustainable livestock husbandry and much more. Instructor is Melanie Willich.
Status: Seats are available.
Oct 22-Oct 29, Saturday 9:00 - 4:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 331, $95.00.


Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics (Honokaa) *ETF

Are you interested in learning about sustainable agriculture with an emphasis on ecological and organic food production? This course is geared for students who want a crash course on the scientific and biological principles relating to sustainable and organic food production, and the role of sustainable agriculture within our communities. Topics that will be covered include: modern agriculture and food systems, soil fertility management, integrated pest management, weed control, sustainable livestock husbandry and much more. Instructor is Melanie Willich.
Status: Seats are available.
Nov 12-Nov 19, Saturdays 9:00 - 4:00 PM, [Honokaa] NHERC, Room TBA, $95.00.


Therapeutic Yoga (Hilo)

Therapeutic yoga involves gentle, intelligent sequencing of movements to help your body find its most comfortable natural state. This class is wonderful for all levels of participants, but will involve work on the floor. Instructor is Catherine Southern.
Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 13-Nov 15, Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:15 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, Old Gym, $80.00.


Windows 10 - Demystified (Hilo) *ETF

Achieve more with Windows 10 by joining our 6 hour workshop to learn everything Windows 10 has to offer for everyday use, whether it’s for work or play, home or office. You’ll learn how get the most out of new features, how to personalize your Windows experience, work and play across all your devices, and get more done faster with new productivity capabilities. Aspects of Windows 10 covered in the workshop include: Navigation, Start, Windows Explorer, Menus, Accessing Applications, and Security Features.

Ability to operate a computer & basic Microsoft Office experience and a 4GB+ USB Drive are required.

Parking Fee Applies: $3.00 Daily Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Oct 24-Oct 26, M/T/W 1:00 - 3:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, PB 7 (PC Lab), $75.00.


WiX.com Part 1- Building Codeless Websites - Introduction (Hilo)

Introduction to WIX.com: Creating Websites without Code will show you how to create a fully operational website with “drag and drop tools” to promote a business, department or simply create a customized website. Instructor Joel Cook will also cover several other related topics including how to easily author a fully functional website containing multiple web pages filled with animation, sounds and videos; securing a web domain (name), hosting and more.

Basic computer skills and a 4GB+ USB Drive are required.

Parking Fee Applies: $3.00 Daily Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Oct 3-Oct 7, M/W/F 4:30 - 7:30 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, PB 7 (PC Lab), $125.00.


Writing Discount Package (Hilo)

Writing from the Subconscious:

A new approach for seasoned writers or individuals just beginning to explore creative writing, this class offers strategies that will help students silence the inner critic, become more creative, and surprise themselves with compelling work that isn't like anything else out there.

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Storytelling:

Essential for everything from novels and advertising to screenplays and journalism, the fundamentals of storytelling encompass the building blocks of any narrative medium. Mastering these elements will not only help you to construct more compelling, effective stories but will also give you the tools to make an existing story all the better. It will also allow you to have more fun telling stories because you'll be able to focus all of your energy on creativity. Classes will involve writing exercises and analysis of works to explore the various elements. Any form of media is welcomed for this class: prose, video, acting, poetry, comics and more. Creativity is welcomed. Instructor is Adam Sydney.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 8-Nov 10, Thursdays 5:00 - 7:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 104, $110.00.


Writing from the Subconscious (Hilo)

A new approach for seasoned writers or individuals just beginning to explore creative writing, this class offers strategies that will help students silence the inner critic, become more creative, and surprise themselves with compelling work that isn't like anything else out there. Instructor is Adam Sydney.
Status: Seats are available.
Oct 13-Nov 10, Thursdays 5:00 - 7:00 PM, [Hilo] UH HILO, UCB 104, $65.00.