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Summer 2016

Adobe Indesign - Introduction (Hilo) *ETF

In this Adobe InDesign CS6 class, you’ll get hands-on desktop publishing training and come away knowing how to use this popular page layout software program to design and create professional quality letterhead, business cards, brochures, PDF files that play movies, and more. You’ll discover that you don’t have to be a designer or an artist to produce professional-quality documents. The instructor will help you explore the best ways to use the features in this program to create different types of material, how to organize and name your files, and how to reuse items such as colors and artwork. By the time you finish the course, you’ll not only be comfortable with the tools and features that InDesign CS6 offers, you’ll also know the most efficient ways to use the program to produce the materials you need for your own work, recreation, or hobbies.

Instructor: Mark Watanabe M.Ed Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 20-Jun 22, M/T/W 1pm - 3pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 125 (Mac Lab), $75.00.


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.

Requirements: Basic computer experience. A flash drive is optional for saving workshop files. Instructor is Artin Mardirtousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 11-Jul 14, M/T/W/Th 1pm - 3pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB7 (SeniorNet 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.

Requirements: Basic computer and Photoshop Elements experience. A flash drive is optional for saving workshop files. Instructor is Artin Mardirtousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 19-Jul 27, M/T/W/Th 1pm - 3pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB7 (SeniorNet Lab), $75.00.


Agroforestry Design (Hilo) *ETF

Are you passionate about increasing agricultural self-reliance for Hawaii Island? Do you want to reduce the cost of your farm inputs, while diversifying the types of crops you grow? Join us in this hands-on course to learn the art and science of agroforestry - the productive integration of multi purpose trees and shrubs within an agricultural setting.

A learn-by-doing workshop for both new and seasoned farmers,, this 4-day intensive design training will include hands-on interactions with multifunctional tropical and subtropical plant species to integrate into your farm or homestead, how to create an agroforestry plan for a current agricultural operation, and the ecology of farms in the tropics and subtropics. No prerequisites necessary. The course will culminate with an integrated agroforestry design for the host site.

Recommended participants: Anyone interested in sustainable food-producing landscapes, urban beautification, conservation, and human nutrition.

One part ecologist, one part horticulturist, one part land planner, instructor Zach Mermel’s work and education in ecological design have taken him across the Hawaiian archipelago, the U.S. mainland, and beyond. An interdisciplinary designer, Zach’s undergraduate studies blended environmental science, economics, and social psychology. He also holds a master’s degree in ecological design from the Conway School. Born and raised on Hawai’i Island, Zach is intimately familiar with the different microclimates and multifunctional plants and animals of our unique island home. Instructor is Zach Mermel.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 4-Jun 25, Saturdays 9am - 4pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Farm in Panaewa, $85.00.


Animation Video Workshop for Youth (Hilo)

Desi Foxe, award winning media educator, will guide your kids in producing 2 short stop motion videos. Students will learn the basic mechanics of stop motion animation, key terms, how to record audio, and edit the video. Videos will be shared and critiqued within the group. Class is designed for ages 9-13. Required: Notebook folder, digital still camera (smartphone acceptable), headphones, 16GB flash drive.

Desi Foxe has taught middle school, high school, and college students in the areas of media literacy and production. He is a freelance video producer, and has produced short films, promotional videos, music videos and business profiles. Instructor is Desi Foxe.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 7-Jun 30, Tue/Thur 5pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB7 (SeniorNet Lab), $100.00.


Apple Mac (Hilo)

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. Instructor is Evan Clark.
Status: Seats are available.
Jun 14-Jun 23, Tue/Thur 10am - 12pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 125 (Mac Lab), $75.00.


Apple Mac iMovie (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. Instructor is Evan Clark.
Status: Seats are available.
Jun 27-Jun 30, M/T/W/Th 10am - 12pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 125 (Mac Lab), $75.00.


Art for Everyone: Mixed Media (Hilo)

Join instructor Darcy Gray for a fun and encouraging creative experience. Students will learn to explore composition and texture in the form of collage. As the session progresses, students will build confidence in translating their ideas into finished art through the guidance of the instructor. This class is open to all levels, ages 13 and up. Younger students may also enroll with the accompaniment of an enrolled adult.

No supplies required for first class. Required materials: Sketch pad, notebook, scissors, glue stick, ruler, photos, old tickets/ephemera, various collected papers. Instructor will discuss further at first class. All other materials will be supplied.

Darcy Gray received her B.A. in 3 Dimensional Design from Birmingham City University in England. She recently moved to the Big Island from Santa Fe, NM, where she worked as an independent artist, taught private lessons and volunteered with teaching seniors. Darcy loves encouraging people of all levels and backgrounds to dream, visualize and create things of beauty. Instructor is Darcy Gray.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 18-Aug 6, Saturdays 10am - 12pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 22 Room 102, $125.00.


Baby Talk: French (Hilo)

Join French language instructor, Sylvie Garnero, for a fun and interactive immersion class to introduce you and your baby to a second language. Learn simple words, phrases and songs to continue sharing with your little one at home. Research has shown that learning a foreign language comes naturally for children when they start at an early age. Recommended for adults with children up to age 5. Registration required for adults only, but please provide the age of your child upon registering. Registration fee covers 1 adult and 1 child. Additional adults/children in a family can attend for $15/each. Maximum of 2 children per adult, please.

To register additional adults/children please call the office of CCECS directly at 808-932-7830.

Bonjour! Born and raised in France, Sylvie studied at the University of Paris IV (Sorbonne) and then Paris VIII (Vincennes-Saint Denis) where she received a B.A. with a​ major in ESL and an M.A. in Linguistics. She has been living in Hawai'i for 26 years and teaching her native language at all levels for many years. Sylvie holds Hawai'i dearly and has adapted her French teaching to the Polynesian style that she enjoyed in Tahiti. A true believer in the importance of learning at least ​another language in order to develop and/or to keep your brain working, Sylvie enjoys starting children at a very young age and likes to 'entertain' seniors...
She looks forward to seeing you at class! Au revoir! Instructor is Sylvie Garnero.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 22-Aug 10, Wednesdays 9:30am - 10:15am, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 22 Room 102, $65.00.


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: Seats are available.
Aug 6, Saturday 9am - 4pm, [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.
Jul 16, Saturday 9am - 4pm, [Kona] Palamanui, 73-1025 Kaiminani Dr, Kona, Room TBD, $75.00.


Coaching for Improved Performance (Hilo)

Coaching is the most effective way to partner with employees to improve their performance, leading to increased engagement, productivity and profitability for the organization. This course focuses on the skills and behaviors necessary to support employees with interactive coaching, and provides a structure for both a development plan and coaching conversations.

Throughout the course, participants will be building an immediately useful coaching template for a current employee or to use in the future.

Learning Outcomes:

· Understand the basic assumptions of successful coaching.

· Learn why coaching is a critical element of performance management.

· Learn the critical skills of effective coaching.

· Develop a coaching plan for a current or future employee.

Instructor: For nearly twenty years, Malati (name rhymes with "Quality") Shinazy has worked worldwide as an external consultant, as well as within organizations as Chief Learning Officer and Organization Development Officer. She is principal consultant for Pacific Leadership Consultants and is an instructor for the University of California at Santa Barbara's Human Resources Management Certificate Program. Malati has previously taught for CCECS, Education, De Anza Community College in Silicon Valley and for University of the Pacific's Management in Public Administration Certificate Program in Stockton, CA. Instructor is Malati M. Shinazy.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 29, Friday 12pm - 4:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 118, $45.00.


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.

Bonjour! Born and raised in France, Sylvie studied at the University of Paris IV (Sorbonne) and then Paris VIII (Vincennes-Saint Denis) where she received a B.A. with a major in ESL and an M.A. in Linguistics. She has been living in Hawai'i for 26 years and teaching her native language at all levels for many years. Sylvie holds Hawai'i dearly and has adapted her French teaching to the Polynesian style that she enjoyed in Tahiti. A true believer in the importance of learning at least another language in order to develop and/or to keep your brain working, Sylvie enjoys starting children at a very young age and likes to 'entertain' seniors...
She looks forward to seeing you at class! Au revoir Instructor is Sylvie Garnero.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 22-Aug 10, Wednesdays 10:30am - 12pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 22 Room 102, $100.00.


Dare to Dream: Write your way through reinvention (Hilo)

Facing a big change or opportunity in your life? Terrified or thrilled out of your wits? Not sure if you trust that you know what you know? Learn simple but powerful methods to get the ideas out of your head and onto the page in order to write your way through this challenge. Part journaling, part business plan, lots of short writing exercises, this course aspires to create the space in your head and the courage in your heart to take those first dizzying steps as you dare to dream.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, a writer, speaker, activist and multicultural educator who teaches at the University of Michigan, and is the author of “Where Lava Meets the Sea—Asian Pacific American Postcards from Hawaii” instructs this dynamic workshop that is open to anyone. Students will need a notebook and pen. Instructor is Frances Kai-Hwa Wang.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 7-Jul 28, Thursdays 5pm - 7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 127, $60.00.


Discovering The Leader In You (Hilo) *ETF

Leadership is a learned set of behaviors. In this full-day, highly interactive, and immediately applicable program, you will develop yourself as a leader other people want to follow.

By using the tools in Leadership Challenge Workbook®, you will uncover the steps needed to maximize your leadership expertise, whether you are just starting out on your path as a leader or have been in a leadership role for some time.

Come to class with a project you are leading, one you may lead, or one you can imagine yourself leading in the future. This project will provide you the challenge to ground what you learn about yourself and the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® into immediate actions and practice of your own leadership behaviors.

Learning Outcomes:

•Know the difference between managing and leading, using a project of your choice.

•Uncover your personal values about leadership and commit to demonstrating them through your actions.

•Be able to describe a vision that will inspire others to want to work toward shared success.

•Step out of your comfort zone, experiment with new ways of thinking and doing, and accepting risk and potential failure.

•Expand your skills: strengthen other individuals and build a strong, dynamic team.

•Plan how you will encourage and celebrate the contributions of your project team.

Instructor: For nearly twenty years, Malati (name rhymes with "Quality") Shinazy has worked worldwide as an external consultant, as well as within organizations as Chief Learning Officer and Organization Development Officer. She is principal consultant for Pacific Leadership Consultants and is an instructor for the University of California at Santa Barbara's Human Resources Management Certificate Program. Malati has previously taught for CCECS, Education, De Anza Community College in Silicon Valley and for University of the Pacific's Management in Public Administration Certificate Program in Stockton, CA. Instructor is Malati M. Shinazy.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 10, Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 331, $85.00.


DSLR Video - Creating Videos With Your DSLR/Mirrorless Camera (Hilo)

Learn to harness the video capabilities of your DSLR and/or Mirrorless cameras. This course will introduce you to the technology in your hands, allowing you to take advantage of your camera and create personal video productions. Learn the variables of DSLR film making, basic cinematography, and basic editing. With hands-on camera work, students will capture and import raw footage, which will then be edited and exported as a final project.
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and access to a DSLR or Mirrorless camera Instructor is Artin Mardirtousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 22-Jul 29, Fridays 10am - 2pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 125 (Mac Lab), $75.00.


Finding your Voice (Hilo)

If you have been scribbling poetry in secret journals for years or if you want to now begin a memoir for your grandchildren, it can take some time to find your voice or to have enough trust to show your writing to the world. Rather than waiting for the day when everything is perfect and finished, this course begins one day, one word at a time. Short writing exercises, tips and tricks, including creating a space for writing, writing every day, reading aloud, training your mind to see detail, taking chances with emotion, having fun with humor and flourishes, writing from the heart, cultivating consistency, overcoming barriers to writing.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, a writer, speaker, activist and multicultural educator who teaches at the University of Michigan, and is the author of “Where Lava Meets the Sea—Asian Pacific American Postcards from Hawaii” instructs this dynamic workshop that is open to anyone. Students will need a notebook and pen. Instructor is Frances Kai-Hwa Wang.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 5-Jul 26, Tuesdays 5pm - 7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 127, $60.00.


Food Preserving - Summer Flavors: Jams, Jellies, Marmalades & Syrups (Hilo)

Spend a day learning how to preserve summer’s fruit harvest. The class consists of a lecture/discussion and two hands-on water bath canning projects using local, in-season fruits. We will cover information specific to tropical fruits and a tropical climate. You will take home useful handouts and class-made preserves. This introductory-level class is designed for people who have no food preserving experience or people who might be unsure that their current food preserving activities are consistent with current food safety guidelines. It is ideal for people who would like to make use of fruit growing in their yards.

As a scientist turned artist and science writer and an alumna of both the Hawai'i Master Gardener and Hawai'i Master Food Preserver programs, Raven Hanna has a keen interest in sharing her love of food with others. Hanna enjoys dreaming up and creating unconventional edible concoctions using our island's distinctive produce. Her combinations of fruits, veggies, spices, and herbs will bring a smile to your taste buds and, hopefully, inspire you to create your own. Instructor is Raven Hanna.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 23, Saturday 9am - 3pm, [Hilo] The Kitchen, 615 Haihai St, $65.00.


Food Preserving - Summer Flavors: Pickling Perfection (Hilo)

Pickles are an easy and healthy way to preserve the harvest and add some flair to your meals. Learn to make two kinds of pickles: live, lacto-fermented vegetables/fruits and vinegar pickles. We will be water bath canning the vinegar pickles. This introductory‐level class is designed for people who have no pickling experience. It is ideal for people who would like to make use of fruit/vegetables growing in their yards and/or who would like to add healthy homemade pickles to their diets.

As a scientist turned artist and science writer and an alumna of both the Hawai'i Master Gardener and Hawai'i Master Food Preserver programs, Raven Hanna has a keen interest in sharing her love of food with others. Hanna enjoys dreaming up and creating unconventional edible concoctions using our island's distinctive produce. Her combinations of fruits, veggies, spices, and herbs will bring a smile to your taste buds and, hopefully, inspire you to create your own. Instructor is Raven Hanna.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 30, Saturday 9am - 3pm, [Hilo] The Kitchen, 615 Haihai St., $65.00.


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.

PK Soares-Mercado is a professional personal trainer who is passionate about sharing her knowledge and helping others to be happier and healthier. Instructor is PK Soares-Mercado.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 8-Aug 10, Wednesdays 5pm - 6pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $60.00.


Fundamentals of Professional Development Discount Package (Hilo)

Fundamentals of Professional Development is a three phase course that offers individuals an opportunity to bridge the gap between where they currently are in their professional career and where they want to be. This course will enable students to learn the fundamentals of developing professionally towards reaching supervisory, management and perhaps even executive-level positions. This course promotes growth and equips participants with simple, time tested and proven methods to help build and foster their professional careers.

Phase 1: Soft Skills Matter: Making your hard skills shine!
Soft skills are anything but soft! These skills are increasingly becoming the hard skills of today’s workforce. It isn’t enough to be highly trained in technical skills, without developing the softer, interpersonal and relationship-building skills that help people to communicate and collaborate effectively. Key points that will be emphasized are teamwork, leadership and communication. Each element is critical for both organizational and personal success. These three points will help bridge the soft-skills gap that will further enrich an individual's hard-skills (technical/concentrated).

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.
Jul 13-Jul 27, Wednesdays 5pm - 8pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 331, $125.00.


Fundamentals of Professional Development: Phase 1: Soft Skills Matter: Making Your Hard Skills Shine! (Hilo)

Phase 1: Soft Skills Matter: Making your hard skills shine!
Soft skills are anything but soft! These skills are increasingly becoming the hard skills of today’s workforce. It isn’t enough to be highly trained in technical skills, without developing the softer, interpersonal and relationship-building skills that help people to communicate and collaborate effectively. Key points that will be emphasized are teamwork, leadership and communication. Each element is critical for both organizational and personal success. These three points will help bridge the soft-skills gap that will further enrich an individual's hard-skills (technical/concentrated).

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.
Jul 13, Wednesday 5pm - 8pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 331, $45.00.


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. Instructor is Siniva L Pota.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 20, Wednesday 5pm - 8pm, [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. Instructor is Siniva L Pota.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 27, Wednesday 5pm - 8pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 331, $45.00.


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 basic songs, and practice techniques to improve their hand movement.
Required: Acoustic guitar (nylon or steel string).

AND

Guitar Fundamentals, Level 2: Chords:
This class is a follow-up of Guitar Fundamentals, Level 1: Getting Started. New students may join this class if they have the basic knowledge covered in Level 1. Learn various chords and their structures. Different aspects of each chord scale will be covered, as well as each chord’s/scale’s best use. Students will be able to take their guitar playing to the next level by understanding chords and their purpose and use in playing music and writing songs.
Required: Acoustic guitar (nylon or steel string)

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Guitar Fundamentals, Level 3: Scales and Beyond:
This class is a follow-up of Guitar Fundamentals, Level 2: Chords. New students may join this class if they have the basic knowledge covered in Level 2. Learn different scales and their structures. The different aspects of each scale will be discussed, as well as how each scale plays a distinct role in creating the sound and feel of a song. Students will be able to progress their guitar playing and learn skills to allow for creating melodies.
Required: Acoustic guitar (nylon or steel string).

Artin Mardirousi began his music career at an early age, beginning with classical training as a violinist. During this time, the foundation for his live performances was established, including performing as part of his hometown's City Youth Orchestra. With his passion for string instruments now plucked, Artin picked up the guitar and began a relationship spanning well over a decade. From live performances with myriad of artists to professional recordings of original compositions, Artin has fine-tuned his passion for music and has set his sights on sharing the joy of musical creation. Instructor is Artin Mardirtousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 14-Aug 11, Tue/Thur 5pm - 7pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 122, $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 basic songs, and practice techniques to improve their hand movement.
Required: Acoustic guitar (nylon or steel string).

Artin Mardirousi began his music career at an early age, beginning with classical training as a violinist. During this time, the foundation for his live performances was established, including performing as part of his hometown's City Youth Orchestra. With his passion for string instruments now plucked, Artin picked up the guitar and began a relationship spanning well over a decade. From live performances with myriad of artists to professional recordings of original compositions, Artin has fine-tuned his passion for music and has set his sights on sharing the joy of musical creation. Instructor is Artin Mardirtousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 14-Jun 30, Tue/Thur 5pm - 7pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 122, $80.00.


Guitar Fundamentals, Level 2: Chords (Hilo)

This class is a follow-up of Guitar Fundamentals, Level 1: Getting Started. New students may join this class if they have the basic knowledge covered in Level 1. Learn various chords and their structures. Different aspects of each chord scale will be covered, as well as each chord’s/scale’s best use. Students will be able to take their guitar playing to the next level by understanding chords and their purpose and use in playing music and writing songs.
Required: Acoustic guitar (nylon or steel string)

Artin Mardirousi began his music career at an early age, beginning with classical training as a violinist. During this time, the foundation for his live performances was established, including performing as part of his hometown's City Youth Orchestra. With his passion for string instruments now plucked, Artin picked up the guitar and began a relationship spanning well over a decade. From live performances with myriad of artists to professional recordings of original compositions, Artin has fine-tuned his passion for music and has set his sights on sharing the joy of musical creation. Instructor is Artin Mardirtousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 5-Jul 21, Tue/Thur 5pm - 7pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 122, $80.00.


Guitar Fundamentals, Level 3: Scales and Beyond (Hilo)

This class is a follow-up of Guitar Fundamentals, Level 2: Chords. New students may join this class if they have the basic knowledge covered in Level 2. Learn different scales and their structures. The different aspects of each scale will be discussed, as well as how each scale plays a distinct role in creating the sound and feel of a song. Students will be able to progress their guitar playing and learn skills to allow for creating melodies.
Required: Acoustic guitar (nylon or steel string).

Artin Mardirousi began his music career at an early age, beginning with classical training as a violinist. During this time, the foundation for his live performances was established, including performing as part of his hometown's City Youth Orchestra. With his passion for string instruments now plucked, Artin picked up the guitar and began a relationship spanning well over a decade. From live performances with myriad of artists to professional recordings of original compositions, Artin has fine-tuned his passion for music and has set his sights on sharing the joy of musical creation. Instructor is Artin Mardirtousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 26-Aug 11, Tue/Thur 5pm - 7pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 122, $80.00.


Hip Hop for Kids (Hilo)

Learn hip hop broken down to the basics with Trey Saunders. Includes breakdance, tutting, popping & locking, hip-hop choreography, freestyle and more! Trey is a patient and inspiring teacher, with extensive experience in teaching dance to all ages and skill levels. Class is for children ages 6-11. No dance experience required. Instructor is Trey Saunders.
Status: Seats are available.
Jun 3-Jul 22, Fridays 4:30pm - 5:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $60.00.


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 Benjamin Zenk is a Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received several years of Sanskrit training in the U.S. before spending a year studying the language in Pune, India. Instructor is Benjamin Zenk.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 11-Aug 20, Saturdays 1pm - 3:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 112, $150.00.


Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for Remote Sensing and Resource Management (Hilo)

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are revolutionizing data collection and resource management worldwide, offering high resolution imagery with potential for multiple repeat flights per day at a low operational cost. This 3 day workshop will cover the essential knowledge an organization needs to know to safely and legally integrate UAS operations into their daily work objectives. This introductory workshop will consist of a series of live demonstrations, hands-on UAS simulations, and computer processing techniques working with UAS-derived data. Topics will include: Mission planning and execution, choosing the right fixed wing or copter platform, writing and applying for a FAA Certificate of Authorization application (COA), videography vs. mapping, creating high resolution orthorectified imagery, using Structure from Motion technology to create 3D digital surface models, and change detection applications. All training materials included.

Due to Federal export laws only US citizens will can be enrolled into this class.

A student provided portable USB hard drive is recommended. Instructor is Ryan Perroy.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 11-Jul 13, M/T/W 9am - 4:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 274, $750.00.


iPhone (Hilo)

New to iPhone? Feel like your “smartphone” is smarter than you? Learn the basics from the ground up in our introduction iPhone class. This class starts with the essential basics you need to know to make your iPhone experience much less frustrating and more enjoyable. Topic covered: Basic navigation, volume and ringers, speakerphone, storing contacts, missed calls/call log, texting, setting up caller id photos, voicemail, passwords, using your camera, finding and sharing your pictures, connecting to wifi internet, and much more!

Prerequisites: Basic iPhone knowledge & an iPhone 4s or higher with a charger and cable

Note: This workshop requires students have an Apple ID. Please bring this information to class. If you don’t have one please sign up at: https://appleid.apple.com/ Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 13-Jun 20, M/W/F 10am - 12pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, LIB 359 (Library 2nd Floor), $75.00.


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 Hiroko Igarashi has a BS in Mathematics, BA in Communications and MA in China-US Relations. She has many years of experience teaching Japanese to children and adults in the community, and as a UH Hilo Lecturer. Her classes are practical, fun and interactive, helping students to get the most out of every session. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 29-Aug 17, Wednesdays 5pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 22 Room 102, $100.00.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners, Level 2 (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 know some basic greetings and verbs. Lessons will focus on increasing simple conversational skills, such as how to introduce yourself, to express times, and to explain simple daily activities. Current and slang words will also be added.
Required textbook: Nakama 1a or Nakama 1, 2nd editions. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 30-Aug 18, Thursdays 5pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 22 Room 102, $90.00.


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 Hiroko Igarashi has a BS in Mathematics, BA in Communications and MA in China-US Relations. She has many years of experience teaching Japanese to children and adults in the community, and as a UH Hilo Lecturer. Her classes are practical, fun and interactive, helping students to get the most out of every session. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 29-Aug 17, Wednesdays 5pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 22 Room 102, $90.00.


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 Hiroko Igarashi has a BS in Mathematics, BA in Communications and MA in China-US Relations. She has many years of experience teaching Japanese to children and adults in the community, and as a UH Hilo Lecturer. Her classes are practical, fun and interactive, helping students to get the most out of every session. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 28-Aug 16, Tuesdays 5pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 22 Room 102, $90.00.


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 Hiroko Igarashi has a BS in Mathematics, BA in Communications and MA in China-US Relations. She has many years of experience teaching Japanese to children and adults in the community, and as a UH Hilo Lecturer. Her classes are practical, fun and interactive, helping students to get the most out of every session. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 27-Aug 15, Mondays 5pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 22 Room 102, $80.00.


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 Hiroko Igarashi has a BS in Mathematics, BA in Communications and MA in China-US Relations. She has many years of experience teaching Japanese to children and adults in the community, and as a UH Hilo Lecturer. Her classes are practical, fun and interactive, helping students to get the most out of every session. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 27-Aug 15, Mondays 5pm - 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 22 Room 102, $115.00.


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: Seats are available.
Jun 13-Aug 22, Mondays 4:45pm - 6:15pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $80.00.


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.

PK Soares-Mercado is a professional personal trainer who is passionate about sharing her knowledge and helping others to be happier and healthier. Instructor is PK Soares-Mercado.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 4-Aug 6, Saturdays 9am - 10am, [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. With his background in popping and locking as well as training in ballet, contemporary and jazz, Trey Saunders brings his unique style and flavor to this class. Open to all levels, ages 12 and up. Instructor is Trey Saunders.
Status: Seats are available.
Jun 3-Jul 22, Fridays 5:45pm - 6:45pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $60.00.


Managing the Performance of Others (Hilo)

Identifying and evaluating employee performance is a challenge virtually every professional manager experiences.

This interactive class expands performance management beyond the annual performance appraisal to an effective ongoing process of goal setting, employee development, coaching and feedback.

Throughout the course, participants will be building a immediately useful performance management template for a current employee or to use in the future.

Learning Outcomes:

•Understand key steps in the ongoing practice of performance management.

•Learn how to use the competencies of performance management to meet and exceed individual and group goals.

•Understand how communication impacts the success of performance management.

•Develop a performance management template you can use for the future.

Instructor: For nearly twenty years, Malati (name rhymes with "Quality") Shinazy has worked worldwide as an external consultant, as well as within organizations as Chief Learning Officer and Organization Development Officer. She is principal consultant for Pacific Leadership Consultants and is an instructor for the University of California at Santa Barbara's Human Resources Management Certificate Program. Malati has previously taught for CCECS, Education, De Anza Community College in Silicon Valley and for University of the Pacific's Management in Public Administration Certificate Program in Stockton, CA. Instructor is Malati M. Shinazy.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 15, Friday 12:30pm - 4:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 118, $45.00.


Onolicious Brazilian Zouk: Mixed Plate, Section 1 (Hilo)

Join Marie Alonzo Snyder for an onolicious sampler of Brazilian Zouk moves! Zouk is a fun, flowy and sensuous Brazilian couple dance that is quickly gaining in popularity around the world. Marie has designed a unique and creative method for challenging all levels of Zouk students. The class begins with learning short combinations that serve as the “main course.” Then new moves are added that can be thrown in as “pupus” or “dessert.” Students will walk away with a complete combination that can be easily deconstructed and reconstructed for endless Zouk enjoyment!

Marie Alonzo Snyder is the founder and artistic director of Zouk hi, Tangerine Dance Collective, a NY Times acclaimed dancer and choreographer, as well as international scholar, author and educator. She earned her BFA and MFA in Dance from New York University, and her Doctorate in Education. Marie is a founding member of the West Windsor Arts Council, co-founder of the “I’ll have what she’s having…” Dance Project, and the NJ pioneer in Dance for Parkinson’s and Zouk on Wheelchair. She has been dancing Zouk since 2011, is a certified ZoukNY instructor and performed with Jeremey Adam Rey’s rawZouk. Marie is also the author of “The Art and Sensuality of Brazilian Zouk Dancing.” Instructor is Marie Alonzo Snyder.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 9, Saturday 2pm - 5pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $25.00.


Onolicious Brazilian Zouk: Mixed Plate, Section 2 (Hilo)

Join Marie Alonzo Snyder for an onolicious sampler of Brazilian Zouk moves! Zouk is a fun, flowy and sensuous Brazilian couple dance that is quickly gaining in popularity around the world. Marie has designed a unique and creative method for challenging all levels of Zouk students. The class begins with learning short combinations that serve as the “main course.” Then new moves are added that can be thrown in as “pupus” or “dessert.” Students will walk away with a complete combination that can be easily deconstructed and reconstructed for endless Zouk enjoyment!

Marie Alonzo Snyder is the founder and artistic director of Zouk hi, Tangerine Dance Collective, a NY Times acclaimed dancer and choreographer, as well as international scholar, author and educator. She earned her BFA and MFA in Dance from New York University, and her Doctorate in Education. Marie is a founding member of the West Windsor Arts Council, co-founder of the “I’ll have what she’s having…” Dance Project, and the NJ pioneer in Dance for Parkinson’s and Zouk on Wheelchair. She has been dancing Zouk since 2011, is a certified ZoukNY instructor and performed with Jeremey Adam Rey’s rawZouk. Marie is also the author of “The Art and Sensuality of Brazilian Zouk Dancing.” Instructor is Marie Alonzo Snyder.

Status: Seats are available.
Aug 13, Saturday 2pm - 5pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $25.00.


Onolicious Zouk Discount Package (Hilo)

Join Marie Alonzo Snyder for an onolicious sampler of Brazilian Zouk moves Parts 1 & 2! Zouk is a fun, flowy and sensuous Brazilian couple dance that is quickly gaining in popularity around the world. Marie has designed a unique and creative method for challenging all levels of Zouk students. The class begins with learning short combinations that serve as the “main course.” Then new moves are added that can be thrown in as “pupus” or “dessert.” Students will walk away with a complete combination that can be easily deconstructed and reconstructed for endless Zouk enjoyment!

Marie Alonzo Snyder is the founder and artistic director of Zouk hi, Tangerine Dance Collective, a NY Times acclaimed dancer and choreographer, as well as international scholar, author and educator. She earned her BFA and MFA in Dance from New York University, and her Doctorate in Education. Marie is a founding member of the West Windsor Arts Council, co-founder of the “I’ll have what she’s having…” Dance Project, and the NJ pioneer in Dance for Parkinson’s and Zouk on Wheelchair. She has been dancing Zouk since 2011, is a certified ZoukNY instructor and performed with Jeremey Adam Rey’s rawZouk. Marie is also the author of “The Art and Sensuality of Brazilian Zouk Dancing.” Instructor is Marie Alonzo Snyder.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 9-Aug 13, Saturday 2pm - 5pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $40.00.


People Who Made History (Hilo)

Who were they? What were they like? What role did they play in the events of their time? Join instructor Tom Goltz, on an exploration of some of the most outstanding, unusual and influential figures in history. The class will begin with Captain James Cook: a portrait of the man who defied England's social order to become one of the greatest explorers of the 18th century. His sailing expeditions into the Pacific, what he found - and failed to find, as well as his demise at Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island will be covered. Participants will then get to determine the next stops on the journey, based on a list of 25 topics. Be prepared to learn and join in lively discussions in this informative and interactive class.
Tom Goltz is a certified teacher with a passion for the stories in history. He has taught at Waiakea High School and is a guest lecturer on cruise ships. Instructor is Tom Goltz.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 13-Aug 17, Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 112, $40.00.


Philosophy for Life Discount Package (Hilo)

Philosophy for Life: The Indian Tradition - 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.

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Philosophy for Life: Exercises in Thought - Philosophy is often seen as a heady and abstract discipline that offers few practical lessons. In this course, we will debunk this myth once and for all, drawing inspiration from some of the greatest ideas and practices of philosophers from throughout history and around the world. We will read, discuss, and try out some of the philosophical practices employed by philosophers like Socrates, Buddha, Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, and others. Participants will experience the benefits of these practices and understand the philosophical ideas which support them.

Instructor Benjamin Zenk is a Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University, and his M.A. in Philosophy from UH Manoa. Instructor is Benjamin Zenk.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 7-Jul 26, Tuesdays 4:30pm - 6:45pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 112, $110.00.


Philosophy for Life: Exercises in Thought (Hilo)

Philosophy is often seen as a heady and abstract discipline that offers few practical lessons. In this course, we will debunk this myth once and for all, drawing inspiration from some of the greatest ideas and practices of philosophers from throughout history and around the world. We will read, discuss, and try out some of the philosophical practices employed by philosophers like Socrates, Buddha, Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, and others. Participants will experience the benefits of these practices and understand the philosophical ideas which support them.

Instructor Benjamin Zenk is a Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University, and his M.A. in Philosophy from UH Manoa. Instructor is Benjamin Zenk.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 7-Jul 26, Tuesdays 4:30pm - 5:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 112, $65.00.


Philosophy for Life: The Indian Tradition (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 Benjamin Zenk is a Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University, and his M.A. in Philosophy from UH Manoa. Instructor is Benjamin Zenk.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 7-Jul 26, Tuesdays 5:45pm - 6:45pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 112, $65.00.


Photography Discount Package (Hilo)

Photography Part 1 - Introduction to DSLR Cameras: 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.

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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: Mark Watanabe M.Ed. Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 5-Jul 15, T/W/Th/F 10am - 1pm, [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: Mark Watanabe M.Ed. Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 5-Jul 8, T/W/Th/F 10am - 1pm, [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: Mark Watanabe M.Ed. Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 12-Jul 15, T/W/Th/F 10am - 1pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 125 (Mac Lab), $125.00.


Plant Propagation FUNdamentals (Hilo)

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. Instructor is Zach Mermel.
Status: Seats are available.
Jun 16, Thursday 5:30pm - 8:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Ag Farm, $35.00.


Pruning Demystified (Hilo)

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. Please dress for fieldwork. Please bring hand pruning shears and a small pruning saw to class with you. A handout of practical readings and resources for further learning is also included.

One part ecologist, one part horticulturist, one part land planner, instructor Zach Mermel’s work and education in ecological design have taken him across the Hawaiian archipelago, the U.S. mainland, and beyond. An interdisciplinary designer, Zach’s undergraduate studies blended environmental science, economics, and social psychology. He also holds a master’s degree in ecological design from the Conway School. Born and raised on Hawai’i Island, Zach is intimately familiar with the different microclimates and multifunctional plants and animals of our unique island home. Instructor is Zach Mermel.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 23, Thursday 5:30pm - 8:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Ag Farm, $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 beneficial in improving health, our immunity, organ systems, and longevity.
Instructed by Barbara Klein, chief instructor and co-founder of Aikido of Hilo, an Aikikai Rokudan (6th degree black belt). She has over 40 years of experience both training in and teaching Aikido. Instructor is Barbara Klein.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 11-Jul 30, Saturdays 8am - 9am, [Hilo] 29 Shipman St, #203, Hilo, $70.00.


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. Instructed by Jonah Kalima (Wednesdays) and Rosa Motta (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Instructor is Rosa Motta.
Status: Registration has closed.
May 31-Aug 2, Tuesdays 7am - 9am, [Hilo] Hilo Bay Front, $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. Instructed by Jonah Kalima (Wednesdays) and Rosa Motta (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Instructor is Jonah Kalima.
Status: Seats are available.
Jun 1-Aug 3, Wednesdays 7am - 9am, [Hilo] Hilo Bay Front, $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. Instructed by Jonah Kalima (Wednesdays) and Rosa Motta (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Instructor is Rosa Motta.
Status: Seats are available.
Jun 2-Aug 4, Thursdays 7am - 9am, [Hilo] Hilo Bay Front, $100.00.


Self-Managing Pain with Trigger Point Therapy, Early Bird (Hilo)

This workshop is for people of all ages who may be experiencing some level of pain or discomfort, especially athletes or anyone with chronic pain. Learn safe and effective hands-on methods to manage your pain on your own. Class fee includes Trigger Point Therapy workbook and tennis ball.

Hau‘oli Sayles instructs this practical, step-by-step DIY approach to pain therapy. She's a competitive athlete and a coach who is passionate about helping people conquer pain for better health and well being and spreading awareness about trigger point therapy.

Please note registration deadline in order to receive materials:
July 1, 12:00 pm.

*Withdrawal/refund schedule:
By July 1, 12:00 pm for a 100% refund,
July 1, 12:01 pm - July 14, 12:00 pm for a 50% refund,
After July 14, 12:00 pm No refund. Instructor is Hauoli Sayles.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 16, Saturday 9am - 12pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, STB 118, $75.00.


Summer Film Series (Hilo)

Come join us for our fun, educational and cool Summer Film Series! Artin Mardirousi will help you to see movies from a new perspective, giving you a deeper appreciation and understanding of what it takes to make a great (or not-so-great) film. Learn about the different techniques of film and their individual uses and effects on the overall experience of the story. A great way to celebrate summer and help you get through the middle of the work week blues. Instructor is Artin Mardirtousi.
Status: Seats are available.
Jun 15-Jul 6, Wednesdays 5pm - 9pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 122, $60.00.


The Structure of a Song (Hilo)

Learn the different parts that go into making a song (intro, verse, chorus, bridge, etc.), as well as songwriting patterns, techniques, and theory. Students will be able to create a properly structured song with clear intention. A great class for anyone who wants to make a song with their current music ability. All levels of musicians and singers are welcome.
No materials or equipment required, but students are encouraged to bring their instruments.

Artin Mardirousi began his music career at an early age, beginning with classical training as a violinist. During this time, the foundation for his live performances was established, including performing as part of his hometown's City Youth Orchestra. With his passion for string instruments now plucked, Artin picked up the guitar and began a relationship spanning well over a decade. From live performances with myriad of artists to professional recordings of original compositions, Artin has fine-tuned his passion for music and has set his sights on sharing the joy of musical creation. Instructor is Artin Mardirtousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 6-Jun 10, M/W/F 5pm - 7pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 122, $50.00.


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. Required: Participants should wear comfortable clothing that allows for a full range of movement, a yoga mat, and water.

Catherine Southern has many years of experience in both practicing and teaching a blend of Iyengar, an alignment based system, and viniyoga. Her emphasis is on gentle body movement and modification of postures for the individual student. Presently, she teaches at Yoga Centered Studio & Boutique in Hilo, as well as through County Parks and Recreation. Instructor is Catherine Southern.

Status: Seats are available.
Jun 7-Aug 9, Tuesdays 5pm - 6:15pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $80.00.


Windows 10 - Introduction (Hilo)

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.

Prerequisites: Basic Windows knowledge & the ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Aug 9-Aug 10, Tue/Wed 1pm - 4pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB7 (SeniorNet Lab), $65.00.


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

Learn how to create stunning websites without knowing any code using online software. In this introductory 3 day workshop you’ll learn how to build a fully operational website with “drag and drop tools” to promote your business or department and build your own customized website. Easily author multiple web pages filled with animations, sounds, videos, and more. Other areas that will be covered, securing a web domain (name), hosting, and more.

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

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 1-Jul 7, F/T/Th 1pm - 4pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, LIB 359 (Library 2nd Floor), $125.00.


WiX.com Part 2 - Multipage Business Website Construction

Go beyond basic web building. Learn how to properly design and build your business website. This workshop will focus on website composition, key elements, and marketing best practices. Students will utilize the latest business and marketing website designs incorporating forms, animation, and multimedia elements.

Students are encouraged to bring their photos (for their website) to class.

Basic WiX.com experience, computer skills, and a 4GB+ USB Drive are required. Instructor is Artin Mardirtousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 15-Jul 20, F/M/W 10am - 1pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, LIB 359 (Library 2nd Floor), $125.00.


Writing to Change the World (Hilo)

What do you care about? What do you really care about? What do you want to let the whole world know? And how will you convince the world? Learn simple but powerful methods to get the ideas out of your head and onto the page in order to persuade and convince and move people to your point of view. Part journaling, part activism, lots of short writing exercises, this course aspires to clarify the change that we want to see and to begin to create that change in the world with the written word.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, a writer, speaker, activist and multicultural educator who teaches at the University of Michigan, and is the author of “Where Lava Meets the Sea—Asian Pacific American Postcards from Hawaii” instructs this dynamic workshop that is open to anyone. Students will need a notebook and pen. Instructor is Frances Kai-Hwa Wang.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 30, Saturday 9am - 4pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 127, $50.00.