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Spring 2017

A Health at Every Size (HAES) Approach to Weight Management (Hilo)

This activity-based, experiential course was developed for people who have struggled with weight management, had cycles of dieting with weight loss followed by weight regain, and difficulty developing a lifestyle that promotes health and vitality. Participants will learn how to mindfully use their body's cues regarding food intake, develop a personalized way of eating, explore ways to appreciate their body, and develop fun ways to move for increased vitality.

Instructor: Sarah Josef

Sarah Josef is a Health at Every Size dietitian who promotes honoring one's body size, culture, and food preferences to promote nourishment and positive self-regard. Her teaching is based on 20 years' experience with disordered eating clients, motivating long-term, clinical trial research participants at Kaiser's Division of Research, and mentoring students at San Francisco State University (SFSU) as the Director of the Dietetics Program. Her B.S. Degree in Dietetics and M.A. in Holistic Health Education fostered her whole-person approach to health. Instructor is Sarah Josef.

Status: Seats are available.
Jan 30-Mar 13, Mondays 5:00pm to 7:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 112, $60.00.


Adobe InDesign - Intermediate (Hilo)

Follow on to the InDesign-Introduction. Participants in this Adobe InDesign class, will continue hands-on training in desktop publishing and develop greater familiarity with this powerful page layout software. Students will develop their own design for professional quality print publications, PDF files that play movies, and more

Basic InDesign skills & USB Flash drive are required.

Instructor: Mark Watanabe

Taught by professional photographer and digital media arts instructor Mark Watanabe M.Ed. Mark was the marketing director for Food Fair Supermakets, a professional studio photograher for over a decade, and is who presently a photography and graphic arts at Kea`au High School. Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 17-Apr 19, M/T/W 4:30pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, TBA, $75.00.


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: Mark Watanabe

Taught by professional photographer and digital media arts instructor Mark Watanabe M.Ed. Mark was the marketing director for Food Fair Supermakets, a professional studio photograher for over a decade, and is who presently a photography and graphic arts at Kea`au High School. Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 10-Apr 13, M/T/W/Th 4:30pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, TBA, $75.00.


Adobe Photoshop Elements Discount Package (Hilo)

Part 1 is designed for new users and will cover a wide range of topics, including photo album organization, exposure, cropping, white balance, removing imperfections, and correction techniques. Participants will also create print ready photo albums to showcase their work.

No prior Photoshop experience is necessary, but basic computer experience is required.

A flash drive is recommended for saving workshop files.

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Part 2 will teach you how to harness the power of Photoshop Elements by focusing on useful tools and applications including content aware (i.e. erasing people), masking (i.e. cutting and pasting people into different places), combining multiple pictures for the perfect group shots, and liquefying images (i.e. slimming down people in photos). The course will also cover software multimedia functions, such as video slideshows that can be burned to DVDs.

Basic Photoshop Elements skills required

A flash drive is recommended for saving workshop files.

Instructor: Artin Mardirousi

Artin Mardirousi is UCLA graduate and professional digital videographer / graphic designer from Los Angeles. While in L.A. he designed and produced magazine advertisements for Local and Community Merchant magazines, designed menus for local restaurants, and designed album artwork for musicians. Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 20-Mar 30, M/T/W/Th 4:30pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $125.00.


Adobe Photoshop Elements Part 1 (Hilo)

Part 1 is designed for new users and will cover a wide range of topics, including photo album organization, exposure, cropping, white balance, removing imperfections, and correction techniques. Participants will also create print ready photo albums to showcase their work.

No prior Photoshop experience is necessary, but basic computer experience is required.

A flash drive is recommended for saving workshop files.

Instructor: Artin Mardirousi

Artin Mardirousi is UCLA graduate and professional digital videographer / graphic designer from Los Angeles. While in L.A. he designed and produced magazine advertisements for Local and Community Merchant magazines, designed menus for local restaurants, and designed album artwork for musicians. Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 20-Mar 23, M/T/W/Th 4:30pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $75.00.


Adobe Photoshop Elements Part 2 (Hilo)

Part 2 will teach you how to harness the power of Photoshop Elements by focusing on useful tools and applications including content aware (i.e. erasing people), masking (i.e. cutting and pasting people into different places), combining multiple pictures for the perfect group shots, and liquefying images (i.e. slimming down people in photos). The course will also cover software multimedia functions, such as video slideshows that can be burned to DVDs.

Basic Photoshop Elements skills required

A flash drive is recommended for saving workshop files.

Instructor: Artin Mardirousi

Artin Mardirousi is UCLA graduate and professional digital videographer / graphic designer from Los Angeles. While in L.A. he designed and produced magazine advertisements for Local and Community Merchant magazines, designed menus for local restaurants, and designed album artwork for musicians. Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 27-Mar 30, M/T/W/Th 4:30pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $75.00.


American Sign Language, Level 1a (Hilo)

This class will introduce the basics of American Sign Language (ASL), including grammar and vocabulary for simple social conversation. Participants will also learn about deaf culture and rules of social interaction. Open to ages 15 and up.

Required: Signing Naturally Workbook, Level 1, Units 1-6.

Instructor: Vicki Linter

Vicki Linter is a hearing instructor and learned ASL at Los Angeles, Pierce College. She was an ASL interpreter for 25 years and has taught ASL in community settings in California and in Hawaii. Instructor is Pam Bond.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 9-Apr 20, Thursdays 5:00pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, W 14, $150.00.


American Sign Language, Level 1b (Hilo)

This class is for anyone with some experience with American Sign Language (ASL). There will be an initial review of the basics to assess the overall class level. Participants will focus on advancing expressive and receptive conversational skills. Open to ages 15 and up.

Required: Signing Naturally Workbook, Level 1, Units 7-12 & Basic ASL experience.

Instructor: Pam Bond

Pam Bond is a deaf instructor and is native in ASL. She has 12 years of teaching experience at Brigham Young University and at the high school level in Utah. Instructor is Vicki Linter.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 8-Apr 19, Wednesdays 5:00pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, W 14, $150.00.


Art for Everyone: Exploratory Drawing (Hilo)

This course welcomes individuals who are interested in exploring and developing their creativity and learning about a variety of drawing techniques. Students will be introduced to basic drawing techniques and studio practices, core principles of design and brief historical background of certain styles. Students will be able to engage in active critique of their own works as well as works by their fellow peers. In addition, the course will introduce students to a variety of traditional and non-traditional tools and materials.

Art supplies are included in the tuition.

Ages 12 and up. Younger students may enroll with an accompanying registered adult.

Instructor: Kellie Miyazu

Kellie Miyazu attended California College of the Arts and is a graduate of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art. She has spent the past several years doing design work for various University of Hawai'i at Hilo organizations. Currently she can be found teaching art at Waiakeawaena Elementary School and at the East Hawai‘i Cultural Center, where she also sits on the Board as the Designer-In-Residence and as a​​ coordinator for their Summer Arts Program. Kellie is also a freelance artist with a passion for drawing and painting. Instructor is Kellie Miyazu.

Status: Seats are available.
Jan 26-Mar 16, Thursdays 4:30pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 104, $125.00.


Art for Everyone: Introduction to Abstract Painting (Hilo)

This class is for those with basic painting background who would like to explore the techniques of abstract painting. Darcy Gray shares her passion for abstract painting in this introductory class which will help students learn how to take risks and gain more confidence in their own way of painting. Students will develop sketches, play with perspective and focus, work with colors, then push themselves to paint intuitively and at different scales.

Initial supplies will be provided, including basic acrylics, pencils, brushes, palette knives, sketch paper and 1 canvas. Students will need to provide their own canvases and acrylics for the final classes, as they will be selecting sizes and colors of their preference.

Instructor: Darcy Gray

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 was recently honored by the Hawaii State Foundation in Culture and Arts with her abstract painting “Hilo Rain” which is now in the public Collection of Art in Public Places. Instructor is Darcy Gray.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 11-Mar 18, Saturdays 10:00am to 12:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 312, $125.00.


Art for Keiki: Adventures in Drawing (Hilo)

Students will be taken on a journey through different styles and historical time periods in art with a focus on drawing. They will learn a variety of drawing techniques and art history tie-ins. Students will broaden their artistic vocabulary and drawing know-how while being introduced to basic elements of art and design. This course is designed to broaden each child's creativity and imagination.

Instructor: Kellie Miyazu

Kellie Miyazu has attended California College of the Arts and is a graduate of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art. She has spent the past several years doing design work for various University of Hawai'i at Hilo organizations. Currently she can be found teaching art at Waiakeawaena Elementary School and at the East Hawai‘i Cultural Center, where she also sits on the Board as the Designer-In-Residence and as a​​ coordinator for their Summer Arts Program. In addition to teaching, and her digital design work, Kellie is also a freelance artist with a passion for drawing and painting. Instructor is Kellie Miyazu.

Status: Seats are available.
Jan 24-Mar 14, Tuesdays 4:30pm to 6:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 104, $95.00.


Basic Computer Skills Training - Part 2 (Hilo)

Part 2 of our computer basics training will focus on basic core functions of Windows.

Be able to effectively manage your computer
Learn how to use the basic Windows applications, including WordPad, NotePad, Task Manager, Calculator, Paint, and Internet Explorer
Protect your data
Understand malware
Customize your computer

Students that are not familiar with the topic above are encouraged to enroll into the Basic Computer Skills Training Part 1 workshop before advancing to this class.

Instructor: Evan Clark

Evan Clark is a Certified Recording Engineer / Electronic Multimedia Producer from Kansas City. Evan is a graduate of Full Sail University / Studio Florida. Evan has taught technology classes to adults for over 10 years. Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 28-Mar 3, T/W/Th/F 4:30pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $75.00.


Basic Computer Skills Training Part 1, Sec 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.

Instructor: Evan Clark

Evan Clark is a Certified Recording Engineer / Electronic Multimedia Producer from Kansas City. Evan is a graduate of Full Sail University / Studio Florida. Evan has taught technology classes to adults for over 10 years. Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 21-Feb 24, T/W/Th/F 4:30pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $75.00.


Basic Computer Skills Training Part 1, Sec 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.

Instructor: Evan Clark

Evan Clark is a Certified Recording Engineer / Electronic Multimedia Producer from Kansas City. Evan is a graduate of Full Sail University / Studio Florida. Evan has taught technology classes to adults for over 10 years. Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 10-Apr 13, M/T/W/Th 4:30pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer 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

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.
Apr 8, Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 331, $85.00.


Benefits 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: Jen Rasmussen

Since 2008, Jen Rasmussen has been caring for honeybees and learning with them on the Big Island. Over the years she has developed methods for maintaining her hives without the use of chemicals or treatments. She started out caring for hives in her community and also organized the beekeeping program at Island Princess Macadamia Nut Farm. It was there that Jen started teaching others how to care for bees in top bar hives and without foundation sheets and has developed methods for caring for hive management that support natural hive processes. In her spare time Jen removes bees from houses and abandoned structures, including teaching about bees for over 6 years. She enjoys sharing her experiences and love for bees with others. Instructor is Jen Rasmussen.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 4-May 9, Tue/Th/Sat 5:30pm to 8:30pm, [Hilo] UH HILO, CH 6, $120.00.


Boxing for Beginners Discount Package (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.

Required: Shoes, towel and mouthpiece.

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Take your beginners boxing skills to the next level with this introductory sparring course. Students will be taught the essential skills for safe, challenging and skill-building sparring sessions. This class will be limited to 8 students.

Students must have completed Boxing for Beginners with Perry Harada in the past 2 years, or receive instructor's approval to participate.

Shoes, towel and mouthpiece are required. Male students should bring their own protective cup (baseball type).
All other equipment will be provided.

Instructor: Perry Harada

Perry Harada is a certified coach, judge and referee with the United States Amateur Boxing, Inc. Instructor is Perry Harada.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 2-Apr 20, Thursdays 5:00pm to 6:15pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $120.00.


Boxing for Beginners, Level 1 (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.

Required: Shoes, towel and mouthpiece.

Instructor: Perry Harada

Perry Harada is a certified coach, judge and referee with the United States Amateur Boxing, Inc. Instructor is Perry Harada.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 2-Mar 23, Thursdays 5:00pm to 6:15pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $85.00.


Boxing for Beginners, Level 2: Introduction to Sparring (Hilo)

Take your beginners boxing skills to the next level with this introductory sparring course. Students will be taught the essential skills for safe, challenging and skill-building sparring sessions. This class will be limited to 8 students.

Students must have completed Boxing for Beginners with Perry Harada in the past 2 years, or receive instructor's approval to participate.

Shoes, towel and mouthpiece are required. Male students should bring their own protective cup (baseball type).
All other equipment will be provided.

Instructor: Perry Harada

Perry Harada is a certified coach, judge and referee with the United States Amateur Boxing, Inc. Instructor is Perry Harada.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 6-Apr 20, Thursdays 5:00pm to 6:15pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $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.

Instructor: Sylvie Garnero

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.
Feb 1-Mar 22, Wednesdays 4:15pm to 5:45pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, W 9, $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.

No prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary.

Instructor: Tom Goltz

Señor Tomas will be teaching a Spanish conversation class for beginners and intermediate students. He has lived in Spanish speaking countries for 20 years. A certified teacher, he has taught Spanish at Waiakea High School. He has also taught Spanish for adults at the University of Hawaii, Hilo and at the University of Texas in Austin. His classes often include historical aspects of Spain and Latin America. Instructor is Tom Goltz.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 6-Mar 13, Mon & Wed 5:00pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, K 106, $100.00.


Creating Business and Marketing Video Scripts (Hilo)

Increasingly, organizations are communicating their brand through commercials and online marketing videos in order to best reach their target markets. In addition, training and informational videos have become a much more cost-effective and engaging way for even small businesses to convey important information to clients, customers, and employees. In this class, we will learn about the pre-production process for a variety of video types, from marketing concepts and professional script formatting to working with production companies and shooting footage yourself. By the end of class, you will have one or more professional and effective scripts ready for production.

Instructor: Adam Sydney

Adam Sydney was creative director at the Strategic Marketing ad agency and has worked with clients to develop successful strategies for fifteen years. In addition he’s taught video production and advertising at the college level for more than seven years. Instructor is Adam Sydney.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 13-Feb 22, Mon & Wed 4:30pm to 7:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 103, $85.00.


Dance for Everyone: Hip Hop Basics (Hilo)

Learn the basics of hip hop and explore a variety of styles including contemporary, ballet, popping, jazz and more. Each class will include a warm up and conditioning exercises, moving across the floor and learning choreographed movement. Upon completion of the session, participants will have learned a set warm up routine and a short choreographed piece. This is a mixed level class, open to those with no dance experience.

Participants may dance in either bare feet or socks. Please bring water and wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.

Instructor: Lawrence Mano

Lawrence Mano has been studying dance for 5 years with a wide range of instructors in the Hilo community. He has instructed portions of the UH Hilo Dance Ensemble classes over two semesters, and has choreographed multiple dance pieces and performed in numerous productions. Lawrence is a fun, warm and patient instructor, who loves to break down movement to help dancers to explore, learn about themselves and grow. Instructor is Lawrence Mano.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 3-Apr 14, Fridays 7:00pm to 8:15pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $85.00.


Dance for Everyone: Popping 101

In this class, Max Belliard will educate you on the history and origins of popping and how it has evolved over time into our modern day. This class will cover popping basics, including: tutting, botting, ticking, strobing, dime stopping, isolations and more. You'll learn how to move intricately with music in ways you may have not ventured before.

Instructor: Max Belliard Jr

Max L Belliard Jr. was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and began his dancing journey at the age of 18. He experienced his first bboy jam, City vs City 7, in Chicago, Illinois and soon after began training everyday. Since 2010, Max has performed and trained at numerous battles, dance camps and facilities across the Midwest and in New York City. In 2015, Max travelled to California, then to the Big Island of Hawaii to further his pursuit of freestyle dancing. Instructor is Max Belliard.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 2-Apr 13, Thursdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $75.00.


DSLR Digital Photography Theory & Application (Hilo)

This workshop is geared to the novice, the average DSLR camera owner with limited photo knowledge. Experienced photographers can also benefit from the programs with hints and tips they can use to make their pictures even better. The classes are especially useful to owners of digital cameras who are early in their camera ownership but have learned that going digital is not a substitute for a foundation in classic photographic techniques

Ability to operate a computer

Required materials: DSLR Camera and a USB flash drive

Instructor: Mark Watanabe M.Ed.

Taught by professional photographer and digital media arts instructor Mark Watanabe M.Ed. Mark was the marketing director for Food Fair Supermakets, a professional studio photograher for over a decade, and is who presently a photography and graphic arts at Kea`au High School. Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 13-Mar 22, Mon & Wed 4:30pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $85.00.


DSLR Video Workshop (Hilo)

Professional videographer and graphic designer Artin Mardirousi will teach you how to harness the video capabilities of your DSLR or mirrorless camera. In this hands-on workshop, students will learn the essentials of DSLR videography. Participants will capture and import footage, edit their footage with video editing software, and export their completed projects as a short video.

Pre-requisites: Basic camera skills

Required materials: A Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) or mirrorless camera with video capability is required.

Instructor: Artin Mardirousi

Artin Mardirousi is UCLA graduate and professional digital videographer / graphic designer from Los Angeles. While in L.A. he designed and produced magazine
advertisements for Local and Community Merchant magazines, designed menus for local restaurants, and designed album artwork for musicians. Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 6-Mar 9, M/T/W/Th 4:30pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $85.00.


Effective Interviewing: Matching Candidates with the Job (Hilo)

Whether you only interview occasionally or you interview frequently, choosing the right candidate for a position is high-stakes for you and your organization. This class will focus on identifying capability in individuals through behavior-based questioning, making the match between job requirements and qualifications, and avoiding personal biases in the screening and selection process.

Instructor: Siniva L. Pota

Instructor Siniva L. Pota is an energetic instructor with years 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.
Mar 16, Thursday 5:00pm to 8:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, W 9, $45.00.


Essential Skills & Tools for the 21st Century Job Seekers (Hilo)

Today more employment opportunities are posted online than in print, and this course will help you locate jobs that fit your skill sets, apply for those positions online, and prepare for future interviews. This course also includes utilizing professional networking and employment sites, social media profiles, and job search sites. After this class you will be able to locate online job postings, apply for employment, post a resume, and complete employment applications online. Please bring your personal information such as Social Security number, telephone number, address, previous employment records and dates of employment. Personal information is ONLY to be used to apply for a real job and will not be submitted to the university or the instructor. Welcome to the 21st century of employment, and congratulations on taking the first step towards employment.

Notepad, pen and ability to operate a computer are required.

Instructor: Aaron Martinson

Aaron currently holds a master's degree in education from Capella University, and an undergraduate degree in film production from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A former English professor from Sejong Cyber University, he is currently a member of the Asian EFL Journal editorial board and has even hosted an award-winning podcast called "Cafe Seoul" that dealt with local community issues. Instructor is Aaron Martinson.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 7-Feb 23, Tue & Thur 4:30pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 104, $95.00.


Evaluating Your Employees Performance (Hilo)

By informing individuals about what specifically is expected and how exactly performance will be measured keeps employees moving towards optimum results. Setting performance indicators with specific targets, deadlines and evaluation dates facilitates training and development. Through such accountability and forward focus employee retention and the purposeful development of talented employees will be greatly improved. In this workshop, you will learn how to evaluate potential employees and judge the capability of the current ones and find out what factors do reliable evaluation programs include.

Instructor: Siniva L. Pota

Instructor Siniva L. Pota is an energetic instructor with years 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.
Mar 30, Thursday 5:00pm to 8:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, W 9, $45.00.


Exploring Blues Guitar (Hilo)

Discover the power of Blues in this one-day class, where students will learn the basics of the musical style. Learn new chords, study chord progressions, and the basics of improvisation.

Students must provide their own acoustic guitar (nylon or steel string).

Instructor: Artin Mardirousi

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 Mardirousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 16, Thursday 5:00pm to 7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 104, $35.00.


Exploring Guitar Discount Package (Hilo)

Discover the power of Blues in this one-day class, where students will learn the basics of the musical style. Learn new chords, study chord progressions, and the basics of improvisation.

Students must provide their own acoustic guitar (nylon or steel string).

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Explore the world of Jazz! This one-day class will lay the foundation for any guitarist interested in this musical style. From basic jazz chords to exploring standards, this is a wonderful introduction to Jazz Guitar. Students must provide their own acoustic guitar (nylon or steel string).

Students must provide their own acoustic guitar (nylon or steel string).

Instructor: Artin Mardirousi

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 Mardirousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 16-Apr 13, Thursdays 5:00pm to 7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 104, $60.00.


Exploring Jazz Guitar (Hilo)

Explore the world of Jazz! This one-day class will lay the foundation for any guitarist interested in this musical style. From basic jazz chords to exploring standards, this is a wonderful introduction to Jazz Guitar. Students must provide their own acoustic guitar (nylon or steel string).

Students must provide their own acoustic guitar (nylon or steel string).

Instructor: Artin Mardirousi

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 Mardirousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 13, Thursday 5:00pm to 7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 104, $35.00.


Exploring Korean Culture Discount Package (Hilo)

Join Aaron Martinson for this fun introduction to Korean language. Learn basic greetings, social courtesies, and simple conversation in this interactive class. Rather than focus on grammar or textbook learning, the intent of this class will be to encourage the students to engage in fun, real-life conversations to increase their comfort with and enjoyment of Korean culture and language.

Instructor: Aaron Martinson

Aaron Martinson lived and taught in South Korea for 8 years where he took cooking classes and learned from his mother-in-law who is a restaurateur there. Aaron currently holds a master's degree in education from Capella University, and an undergraduate degree in film production from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a member of the Asian EFL Journal editorial board and has even hosted an award-winning podcast called "Cafe Seoul" that dealt with local community issues.

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Are you a Korean drama fan? Or just curious about these tv programs that are hugely popular around the world? Korean dramas are not just entertaining, but full of information about culture, history, language, trends, humor, and lifestyles. Join Sohee Lee for this enjoyable and educational learning experience as we delve into the addictive world of K-dramas.

Participants will need to watch programs on their own as homework, but the chosen shows will be available online for free.

Instructor: Sohee Lee

Sohee Lee is a former South Korean National Judo player who moved to the Island of Hawaii recently. She has been working in the community helping students in after-school programs. She is a Korean drama enthusiast who also enjoys swimming, practicing hula and has recently picked up golfing. Instructor is Aaron Martinson.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 6-Apr 19, Mon & Wed 4:30pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH HILO, CH 6, $105.00.


Exploring Korean Culture: Basics of Korean Language (Hilo)

Join Aaron Martinson for this fun introduction to Korean language. Learn basic greetings, social courtesies, and simple conversation in this interactive class. Rather than focus on grammar or textbook learning, the intent of this class will be to encourage the students to engage in fun, real-life conversations to increase their comfort with and enjoyment of Korean culture and language.

Instructor: Aaron Martinson

Aaron Martinson lived and taught in South Korea for 8 years where he took cooking classes and learned from his mother-in-law who is a restaurateur there. Aaron currently holds a master's degree in education from Capella University, and an undergraduate degree in film production from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a member of the Asian EFL Journal editorial board and has even hosted an award-winning podcast called "Cafe Seoul" that dealt with local community issues. Instructor is Aaron Martinson.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 6-Apr 10, Mondays 4:30pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH HILO, CH 6, $60.00.


Exploring Korean Culture: K-dramas (Hilo)

Are you a Korean drama fan? Or just curious about these tv programs that are hugely popular around the world? Korean dramas are not just entertaining, but full of information about culture, history, language, trends, humor, and lifestyles. Join Sohee Lee for this enjoyable and educational learning experience as we delve into the addictive world of K-dramas.

Participants will need to watch programs on their own as homework, but the chosen shows will be available online for free.

Instructor: Sohee Lee

Sohee Lee is a former South Korean National Judo player who moved to the Island of Hawaii recently. She has been working in the community helping students in after-school programs. She is a Korean drama enthusiast who also enjoys swimming, practicing hula and has recently picked up golfing. Instructor is Sohee Lee.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 8-Apr 19, Wednesdays 4:30pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH HILO, CH 6, $70.00.


Exploring Korean Food Discount Package (Hilo)

Learn to make your own authentic Korean-style kimchi and other Korean side dishes with Aaron Martinson. Classes will consist of preparing, soaking, and, of course, eating the dishes. Students will get hands-on and in-stomach experience while also learning a little about Korean culture along the way.

All materials will be provided.

Instructor: Aaron Martinson

Aaron Martinson lived and taught in South Korea for 8 years where he took cooking classes and learned from his mother-in-law who is a restaurateur there. Aaron currently holds a master's degree in education from Capella University, and an undergraduate degree in film production from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a member of the Asian EFL Journal editorial board and has even hosted an award-winning podcast called "Cafe Seoul" that dealt with local community issues.

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Learn to make your own authentic Korean entrees with Aaron Martinson. Menu will include BBQ, Stews,and pancakes. Classes will consist of preparing, cooking, and, of course, eating the dishes. Students will get hands-on and in-stomach experience, while also learning a little about Korean culture along the way.

All materials will be provided.

Instructor: Aaron Martinson

Aaron Martinson lived and taught in South Korea for 8 years where he took cooking classes and learned from his mother-in-law who is a restaurateur there. Aaron currently holds a master's degree in education from Capella University, and an undergraduate degree in film production from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a member of the Asian EFL Journal editorial board and has even hosted an award-winning podcast called "Cafe Seoul" that dealt with local community issues. Instructor is Aaron Martinson.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 11-Feb 26, Sat & Sun 9:00am to 12:00pm, [Hilo] The Kitchen, 615 Haihai St. Hilo, $125.00.


Exploring Korean Food: Kimchi and Side Dishes (Hilo)

Learn to make your own authentic Korean-style kimchi and other Korean side dishes with Aaron Martinson. Classes will consist of preparing, soaking, and, of course, eating the dishes. Students will get hands-on and in-stomach experience while also learning a little about Korean culture along the way.

All materials will be provided.

Instructor: Aaron Martinson

Aaron Martinson lived and taught in South Korea for 8 years where he took cooking classes and learned from his mother-in-law who is a restaurateur there. Aaron currently holds a master's degree in education from Capella University, and an undergraduate degree in film production from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a member of the Asian EFL Journal editorial board and has even hosted an award-winning podcast called "Cafe Seoul" that dealt with local community issues. Instructor is Aaron Martinson.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 11-Feb 12, Sat & Sun 9:00am to 12:00pm, [Hilo] The Kitchen, 615 Haihai St. Hilo, $65.00.


Exploring Korean Food: Korean Entrees (Hilo)

Learn to make your own authentic Korean entrees with Aaron Martinson. Menu will include BBQ, Stews,and pancakes. Classes will consist of preparing, cooking, and, of course, eating the dishes. Students will get hands-on and in-stomach experience, while also learning a little about Korean culture along the way.

All materials will be provided.

Instructor: Aaron Martinson

Aaron Martinson lived and taught in South Korea for 8 years where he took cooking classes and learned from his mother-in-law who is a restaurateur there. Aaron currently holds a master's degree in education from Capella University, and an undergraduate degree in film production from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a member of the Asian EFL Journal editorial board and has even hosted an award-winning podcast called "Cafe Seoul" that dealt with local community issues. Instructor is Aaron Martinson.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 25-Feb 26, Sat & Sun 9:00am to 12:00pm, [Hilo] The Kitchen, 615 Haihai St. Hilo, $80.00.


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.

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: PK Soares-Mercado

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.
Feb 1-Apr 12, Wednesdays 5:00pm to 6:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $65.00.


Hip Hop for Kids (Hilo)

Learn hip hop broken down to the basics with Max Belliard. This class includes breakdance, tutting, popping & locking, hip-hop choreography, freestyle and more! Students will be encouraged to explore movement, embracing their own style, ideas and interests so that they can experience dancing in a way that is truly their own.

Class is for children ages 8-12. No dance experience required.

Instructor: Max L Belliard Jr

Max L Belliard Jr. was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and began his dancing journey at the age of 18. He experienced his first bboy jam, City vs City 7, in Chicago, Illinois and soon after began training everyday. Since 2010, Max has performed and trained at numerous battles, dance camps and facilities across the Midwest and in New York City. In 2015, Max travelled to California, then to the Big Island of Hawaii to further his pursuit of freestyle dancing. Instructor is Max Belliard.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 3-Apr 14, Fridays 5:45pm to 6:45pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $65.00.


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: Pam Owens

Pam Owens is a former professional athlete with a passion for alternative forms of exercise. She has adopted hula hooping into her fun and healthy lifestyle! Instructor is Pamela Owens.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 1-Mar 22, Wednesdays 6:15pm to 7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $75.00.


Indian Buddhist Thought (Hilo)

In this short course, participants will explore the diverse range of Buddhist thought as it has developed in Asia. Designed for newcomers to and intermediate students of Buddhism, the class will first cover some basic principles of Buddhist thought and practice. The focus will be on developing a pan-Buddhist philosophical vocabulary by exploring major Buddhist ideas from Southeast Asia, India, Tibet, and China.

Instructor: Benjamin Zenk

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.
Feb 8-Mar 15, Wednesdays 11:00am to 12:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Meeting Room), $45.00.


Introduction to Sanskrit 1 (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

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.
Feb 6-Apr 24, Mondays 10:30am to 12:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Meeting Room), $125.00.


Introduction to Sanskrit 2 (Hilo)

In this second installation of the Introduction to Sanskrit course, participants will move beyond Devanāgarī script to vowel assimilation and basic Sanskrit sentence structure. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Sanskrit 1, or knowledge of Devanāgarī script. Required text: Devavāṇipraveśikā: An Introduction to the Sanskrit Language by Goldman and Goldman.

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Sanskrit 1, or knowledge of Devanāgarī script.

Required text: Devavāṇipraveśikā: An Introduction to the Sanskrit Language by Goldman and Goldman.

Instructor: Benjamin Zenk

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.
Feb 10-Apr 28, Fridays 10:30am to 12:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Meeting Room), $125.00.


Introduction to Screenwriting (Hilo)

Film and television have their own unique language when it comes to creating a story, and industry professionals expect writers to speak this language: the script. It is the backbone of every movie and TV program. In this course, students will learn the basic rules of storytelling, as well as the formatting and craft of screenwriting. We will also focus on writing dialogue, building story structure, and developing memorable characters for a variety of media and genres. Produced work will be studied and broken down into raw elements, and scripts will be analyzed and critiqued. Students will also learn how to write loglines, treatments, and outlines—documents vital to successfully pitching any project. Students can look forward to completing a first draft of their own script by the final class.

Instructor: Adam Sydney

With master’s degrees in screenwriting from the University of London and The American Film Institute, Adam Sydney has worked with writers in and out of Hollywood for more than twenty years, helping them to make their scripts as compelling, professional, and successful as they can be Instructor is Adam Sydney.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 2-Apr 13, Thursdays 5:00pm to 7:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 103, $110.00.


iPhone Basics - New Users, Sec 1 (Hilo)

New to iPhone? Feel like your “smart phone” 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!

$3.00 Parking Fee Applies

Basic iPhone knowledge & an iPhone 4s or higher with a charger and cable required.

Instructor: Evan Clark

Evan Clark is a Certified Recording Engineer / Electronic Multimedia Producer from Kansas City. Evan is a graduate of Full Sail University / Studio Florida. Evan has taught technology classes to adults for over 10 years. Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 13-Feb 15, M/T/W 1:00pm to 3:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $75.00.


iPhone Basics - New Users, Section 2 (Hilo)

New to iPhone? Feel like your “smart phone” 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!

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

Instructor: Evan Clark

Evan Clark is a Certified Recording Engineer / Electronic Multimedia Producer from Kansas City. Evan is a graduate of Full Sail University / Studio Florida. Evan has taught technology classes to adults for over 10 years. Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 24-Apr 26, M/T/W 4:30pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $75.00.


Japanese Conversation, Beginners Level 1 (Hilo)

This class will focus on practical Japanese language skills and important cultural issues for effective communication. Hiragana and katakana will also be covered. Lessons are moderately paced and will focus on simple conversational skills, such as how to introduce yourself, to express times, and to explain simple daily activities. Homework is assigned at each class to maximize learning and progress.

Required textbook: Nakama 1b or Nakama 1, 2nd edition.

Instructor: Hiroko Igarashi

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.
Jan 24-Apr 4, Tuesdays 5:00pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Meeting Room), $110.00.


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

This class is for students who know Hiragana, Katakana, and beginner's level conversation including introductions and explaining simple daily activities. The focus will be on increasing vocabulary, understanding sentence structure and advancing conversation skills. Students will also learn basic Kanji.

Required textbook: Nakama 1b or Nakama 1, 2nd edition.
New students will be provided with an additional textbook, Kokugo 1.

Instructor: Hiroko Igarashi

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.
Jan 25-Apr 26, Wednesdays 5:00pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Meeting Room), $155.00.


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

This class is for students who know Hiragana, Katakana, and beginner's level conversation including introductions and explaining simple daily activities. The focus will be on increasing vocabulary, understanding sentence structure and advancing conversation skills. Students will also learn basic Kanji.

Required textbook: Nakama 1b or Nakama 1, 2nd edition.
New students will be provided with an additional textbook, Kokugo 1.

Instructor: Hiroko Igarashi

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.
Jan 25-Apr 26, Wednesdays 5:00pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Meeting Room), $145.00.


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 textbooks.

Instructor: Hiroko Igarashi

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.
Jan 23-Apr 24, Mondays 5:00pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Meeting Room), $135.00.


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 textbooks.

Instructor: Hiroko Igarashi

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.
Jan 23-Apr 24, Mondays 5:00pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Meeting Room), $180.00.


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. Taiko drumming is both art and physical exercise. Be prepared for improving your fitness and coordination while learning about the culture, protocols, rhythm and technique. Two compositions will be taught in this session.

Open to anyone above the age of 8 and no experience is necessary.
Required materials are provided.

Instructor: Chad Nakagawa

Chad Nakagawa is the Artistic Director of Taishoji Taiko, a local group in Hilo, Hawaii that was formed in the 1980s. With over 20 years of taiko experience, Chad has learned under the direction of Taiko masters such as Kenny Endo of the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble, Marco Lienhard of Taikoza, Yoshikazu Fujimoto of Kodo, Seichi Tanaka of San Francisco Taiko Dojo, and many others. Instructor is Chad Nakagawa.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 6-Apr 24, Mondays 5:00pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $85.00.


Lift to Thrive (Hilo)

This beginners exercise class is geared toward older adults or those just 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: Yoga mat, full size bath towel, water, 1 set of 2 or 3 lb. dumbbells, exercise ball, any preferred braces or supports.

Instructor: PK Soares-Mercado

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.
Feb 4-Apr 15, Saturdays 9:00am to 10:00am, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $65.00.


Medical Terminology (Hilo)

Medical Terminology is a basic overview of medical terminology which is essential to many fields within the healthcare industries, including coding, case management, clinical trials, health information technology and medical translator. Using an anatomy and physiology systems approach, this course reviews common terms associated with healthcare delivery and medical record-keeping, as well as medical research and development. Upon completion, students are better prepared to work in healthcare or biomedical environments.

Instructor:Eileen Lovell Instructor is Eileen Lovell.

Status: Seats are available.
Jan 21-Mar 11, Saturdays 8:00am to 10:00am, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 115, $350.00.


Microsoft Office Essentials Computer Training [15 hours] Certificate Program, Section 1 (Hilo) *ETF

Microsoft Office program critical programs are a cornerstone for most businesses and offices. Learn how to make your much more efficient and productive by learning how to utilize more advanced workflows, tool, and techniques in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Learn advance formatting, forms, PDF creation, formulas, creation of templates, linking web pages, using objects, and much more. This workshop is designed for individuals that have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office.

Textbook included

Basic computer skills and previous experience with MS Office & USB Drive required.

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

Instructor: Jo'el Nathansen

Jo’el Nathansen is a 15-year veteran Hawaii DOE Science teacher and VP of Keeau High school. She is holds a B.A. in Natural Science from UH Manoa and an M.Ed from National University San Diego. She is currently the Science department head for Keaau High School and an instructor for Kamehameha Schools. She is also a Hawaii DOE Advanced Excel Online, ESchool Chemistry, Hawai’i Virtual Learning Network, and Google instructor. Instructor is Jo'el Nathansen.

Status: Seats are available.
Jan 9-Jan 13, M/T/W/TH/F 4:30pm to 7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 105, $275.00.


Microsoft Office Essentials Computer Training [15 hours] Certificate Program, Section 2 (Hilo) *ETF

Microsoft Office program critical programs are a cornerstone for most businesses and offices. Learn how to make your much more efficient and productive by learning how to utilize more advanced workflows, tool, and techniques in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Learn advance formatting, forms, PDF creation, formulas, creation of templates, linking web pages, using objects, and much more. This workshop is designed for individuals that have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office.

Textbook included

Basic computer skills and previous experience with MS Office & USB Drive required.

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

Instructor: Clair Akau Instructor is Claire Akau.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 6-Mar 10, M/T/W/TH/F 4:30pm to 7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 105, $275.00.


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

Microsoft Office program critical programs are a cornerstone for most businesses and offices. Learn how to make your much more efficient and productive by learning how to utilize more advanced workflows, tool, and techniques in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Learn advance formatting, forms, PDF creation, formulas, creation of templates, linking web pages, using objects, and much more. This workshop is designed for individuals that have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office.

Basic computer skills and previous experience with MS Office & USB Drive required.

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

Instructor: Claire Akau Instructor is Claire Akau.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 13-Mar 17, M/T/W/TH/F 4:30pm to 7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 105, $275.00.


Night Photography - Field Course - Part 1 (Hilo)

In this class students will learn how to manipulate their DSLR to take better and more captivating night photos. Learn how to manipulate the camera’s settings to adequately capture typically difficult low light subjects like the moon, and how long exposure can capture movement. The beginning of class will focus on the basic camera techniques and settings used for low light photos. The remainder of time will be spent at various locations practicing class skills. Weather permitting, potential locations include walking through Hilo town, Hilo Bay, Coconut Island, and the night glow from Halema'uma'u crater.

Materials: Student provided Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) or mirrorless Camera, zoom lens, remote shutter release, and tripod. Call for more information.

Transportation included.

Basic camera skills & student provided Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) or mirrorless Camera, remote shutter release, and tripod.

Instructor: Michelle Shuey

Dr Michelle Shuey is a UHH Geography and Environmental Science faculty and has been semi-professional landscape photographer for over 10 years. Dr. Shuey is Pennsylvania native, who has won numerous photographic awards for her creative photography. Instructor is Michelle Shuey.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 11-Feb 12, Sat & Sun 5 - 9:30pm/ 4-8:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $85.00.


Night Photography - Field Course - Part 2 (Hilo)

A continuation of our Night Photography Field course. Students will further explore different techniques for taking photos of more difficult low light subjects, like the night sky and Milky Way. We will also discuss and play with special effects using your DSLR camera. This is a hands on, in the field, course. Weather permitting, potential locations include traveling to Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and the night glow from Halema'uma'u crater.

Basic camera skills & student provided Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) or mirrorless Camera, remote shutter release, and tripod.

Instructor: Michelle Shuey

Dr Michelle Shuey is a UHH Geography and Environmental Science faculty and has been semi-professional landscape photographer for over 10 years. Dr. Shuey is Pennsylvania native, who has won numerous photographic awards for her creative photography. Instructor is Michelle Shuey.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 25-Feb 26, Sat & Sun 5-9:30pm / 4-8:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $85.00.


Photography Outdoor Field Course - Hilo Town (Hilo)

Liliuokalani Park, Wailoa State Park, Hilo Downtown, Rainbow Falls

Take your DSLR off full that green full auto mode! Learn the art of photography through this practical, hands-on, walking workshop. You’ll learn practical photography skills using the manual settings setting on your camera to optimize REAL WORLD situations in REAL TIME!

Basic camera skills & DSLR Camera, hiking clothing required

Instructor: Artin Mardirousi

Artin Mardirousi is UCLA graduate and professional digital videographer / graphic designer from Los Angeles. While in L.A. he designed and produced magazine
advertisements for Local and Community Merchant magazines, designed menus for local restaurants, and designed album artwork for musicians. Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 4, Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $85.00.


Photography Outdoor Field Course - Saddle Road (Hilo)

Saddle Road, Kipuka 21, Mauna Loa Kipuka

Take your DSLR off full that green full auto mode! Learn the art of photography through this practical, hands-on, walking workshop. You’ll learn practical photography skills using the manual settings setting on your camera to optimize REAL WORLD situations in REAL TIME!

Basic camera skills & DSLR Camera, hiking clothes required.

Instructor: Artin Mardirousi

Artin Mardirousi is UCLA graduate and professional digital videographer / graphic designer from Los Angeles. While in L.A. he designed and produced magazine
advertisements for Local and Community Merchant magazines, designed menus for localrestaurants, and designed album artwork for musicians. Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 22, Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $85.00.


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 included.

Please bring seeds that you would like to propagate. This class will be held outdoors. Weather-appropriate clothing and bug repellent are recommended.

Instructor: Zack Mermel

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. He 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.
Apr 8, Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Ag Farm, $35.00.


Present with Poise, Power and Punch (Hilo)

Want to overcome nervousness and deliver your best presentation ever? In this presentation skills course, leadership coach and professional development expert, Siniva Pota, will assist you in gaining techniques to improve your ability to confidently communicate effectively, persuasively and with presence using your own style. You'll learn how to use body language for impact and discover ways to keep the attention of your audience. You'll also learn how to develop and organize your presentation in an easy framework and respond to challenging questions.

Instructor: Siniva L. Pota

Instructor Siniva L. Pota is an energetic instructor with years 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.
Mar 23, Thursday 5:00pm to 8:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, W 9, $45.00.


Professional Development Discount Package (Hilo)

Effective Interviewing: Matching Candidates with the Job [03-16-2017]

Whether you only interview occasionally or you interview frequently, choosing the right candidate for a position is high-stakes for you and your organization. This class will focus on identifying capability in individuals through behavior-based questioning, making the match between job requirements and qualifications, and avoiding personal biases in the screening and selection process.

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Present with Poise, Power and Punch [03-23-2017]

Want to overcome nervousness and deliver your best presentation ever? In this presentation skills course, leadership coach and professional development expert, Siniva Pota, will assist you in gaining techniques to improve your ability to confidently communicate effectively, persuasively and with presence using your own style. You'll learn how to use body language for impact and discover ways to keep the attention of your audience. You'll also learn how to develop and organize your presentation in an easy framework and respond to challenging questions.

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Evaluating Your Employees Performance [03-30-2017]

By informing individuals about what specifically is expected and how exactly performance will be measured keeps employees moving towards optimum results. Setting performance indicators with specific targets, deadlines and evaluation dates facilitates training and development. Through such accountability and forward focus employee retention and the purposeful development of talented employees will be greatly improved. In this workshop, you will learn how to evaluate potential employees and judge the capability of the current ones and find out what factors do reliable evaluation programs include.

Instructor: Siniva L. Pota

Instructor Siniva L. Pota is an energetic instructor with years 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.
Mar 16-Mar 30, Thursdays 5:00pm to 8:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, W 9, $125.00.


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 shrubs. A handout of practical readings and resources for further learning is included.

Please dress for fieldwork, including hat, gloves, sunscreen, bug repellent as needed. Please bring hand pruning shears and a small pruning saw to class with you.

Instructor: Zack Mermel

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. He 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.
Mar 25, Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm, [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 believed to be beneficial in improving health, our immunity, organ systems, and longevity.

Instructor: Barbara Klein

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.
Mar 4-Apr 8, Saturdays 8:00am to 9:00am, [Hilo] Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St. #203, $55.00.


Recreational Paddling, Section 1 (Hilo)

Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning the fundamentals of outrigger canoe paddling. Students will receive a basic orientation to proper paddling form and technique, learn the importance of safety and teamwork, and build strength, stamina and rhythm. Proper care and handling of paddles and canoes and learning the important landmarks in Hilo Bay are also integral parts of this class. Please be prepared to share, encourage and support each other in this fun and challenging learning experience.
All levels of paddlers are welcome.
There is an outdoor shower and restroom on site.
Note that class is dependent on water and weather conditions. Last minute cancellations may occur.
Makeup classes are scheduled as able.

Required equipment is provided.
Comfortable, water-appropriate clothing and footwear (water shoes), sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, towel and water to drink are recommended.

Instructor: Rosa Motta

Rosa Motta began paddling at 12 years old and is the current President of the UH Hilo Canoe Club. She also trains competitively with the Puna Canoe Club. Rosa brings her passion for Hawaiian culture to her classes, and strives to enhance understanding and appreciation of waʻa (canoe) culture, while sharing history of our beautiful Hilo Bay. Instructor is Rosa Motta.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 7-Apr 18, Tuesdays 7:00am to 9:00am, [Hilo] Hilo Bayfront, $105.00.


Recreational Paddling, Section 2 (Hilo)

Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning the fundamentals of outrigger canoe paddling. Students will receive a basic orientation to proper paddling form and technique, learn the importance of safety and teamwork, and build strength, stamina and rhythm. Proper care and handling of paddles and canoes and learning the important landmarks in Hilo Bay are also integral parts of this class. Please be prepared to share, encourage and support each other in this fun and challenging learning experience.
All levels of paddlers are welcome.
There is an outdoor shower and restroom on site.
Note that class is dependent on water and weather conditions. Last minute cancellations may occur.
Makeup classes are scheduled as able.

Required equipment is provided.
Comfortable, water-appropriate clothing and footwear (water shoes), sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, towel and water to drink are recommended.

Instructor: Rosa Motta

Rosa Motta began paddling at 12 years old and is the current President of the UH Hilo Canoe Club. She also trains competitively with the Puna Canoe Club. Rosa brings her passion for Hawaiian culture to her classes, and strives to enhance understanding and appreciation of waʻa (canoe) culture, while sharing history of our beautiful Hilo Bay. Instructor is Rosa Motta.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 8-Apr 19, Wednesdays 7:00am to 9:00am, [Hilo] Hilo Bayfront, $105.00.


Recreational Paddling, Section 3 (Hilo)

Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning the fundamentals of outrigger canoe paddling. Students will receive a basic orientation to proper paddling form and technique, learn the importance of safety and teamwork, and build strength, stamina and rhythm. Proper care and handling of paddles and canoes and learning the important landmarks in Hilo Bay are also integral parts of this class. Please be prepared to share, encourage and support each other in this fun and challenging learning experience.
All levels of paddlers are welcome.
There is an outdoor shower and restroom on site.
Note that class is dependent on water and weather conditions. Last minute cancellations may occur.
Makeup classes are scheduled as able.

Required equipment is provided.
Comfortable, water-appropriate clothing and footwear (water shoes), sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, towel and water to drink are recommended.

Instructor: Rosa Motta

Rosa Motta began paddling at 12 years old and is the current President of the UH Hilo Canoe Club. She also trains competitively with the Puna Canoe Club. Rosa brings her passion for Hawaiian culture to her classes, and strives to enhance understanding and appreciation of waʻa (canoe) culture, while sharing history of our beautiful Hilo Bay. Instructor is Rosa Motta.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 9-Apr 20, Thursdays 7:00am to 9:00am, [Hilo] Hilo Bayfront, $105.00.


Secrets of the Soil (Part I): Soil Biology Basics (Hilo)

How is soil formed? What organisms reside within it? What are the different soil types on Hawaii island? In this interactive session, we will explore the dynamics of the soil food web, the various properties of the soil, and the fundamentals of soil testing at the homestead and farm scale.

Instructor: Zach Mermel

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. He 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.
Feb 18, Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, CAB 102, $35.00.


Secrets of the Soil (Part II): How to Make High Quality Compost (Hilo)

Ever wondered how to make compost that your plants will devour like dessert? Join us in this hands-on session as we explore strategies for dramatically enhancing the life-giving properties of the soil. Participants will gain experience constructing a biologically active compost pile.

Instructor: Zach Mermel

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. He 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.
Feb 25, Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, CAB 102, $35.00.


Secrets of the Soil Discount Package (Hilo)

How is soil formed? What organisms reside within it? What are the different soil types on Hawaii island? In this interactive session, we will explore the dynamics of the soil food web, the various properties of the soil, and the fundamentals of soil testing at the homestead and farm scale.

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Ever wondered how to make compost that your plants will devour like dessert? Join us in this hands-on session as we explore strategies for dramatically enhancing the life-giving properties of the soil. Participants will gain experience constructing a biologically active compost pile.

Instructor: Zach Mermel

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. He 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.
Feb 18-Feb 25, Saturdays 9:00am to 12:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, CAB 102, $60.00.


The Art of Butchering and Curing Meat for Home Food Preservation (Hilo)

Join Dean Shigeoka, co-founder of The Kitchen, for two half-days learning the how to’s of meat dressing, salting, corning and aging. You’ll get an introduction to the craft of charcuterie, as you make sausage and porchetta as well as corning your own beef. You’ll feast on delicious samples and still have plenty of meat left over to take home. Each student will get hands-on experience and instruction, leaving with the basic skills needed to start experimenting with home butchery and charcuterie.

Instructor: Dean Shigeoka

At the tender age of 15, Chef Dean Shigeoka began his culinary journey by working at Dotty’s Coffee Shop, first as a dishwasher, then as a fry cook. After graduating from Waiakea High School, he entered the Culinary Program at Kapiolani Community College. This led to apprenticing under Pacific Rim chef, Sam Choy, where Chef Dean was inspired to start AJ & Sons Catering in 2008. He has traveled to Italy, Bali, Japan, and many parts of the continental U.S. At each location, he has learned much about the food and culture of the area and enjoys sharing his experience and love of food through teaching and catering for locals and visitors alike. Instructor is Dean Shigeoka.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 8-Apr 22, Saturdays 1:00pm to 4:00pm, [Hilo] The Kitchen, 615 Haihai St. Hilo, $80.00.


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.

Wear comfortable clothing that allows for a full range of movement. Need yoga mat and water.

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: Cat Southern Instructor is Catherine Southern.

Status: Seats are available.
Jan 31-Apr 25, Tuesdays 5:15pm to 6:45pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $95.00.


Volcano National Park Field Photography Course (Hilo)

(3 days) 10 hours total:
May 2 & 4: 4:30 - 6:30
May 7: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Tuesday & Thursday 4:30-6:30pm

Classroom component:
Classroom sessions cover the basics of landscape photography including equipment considerations, composition, lighting, and camera technique.

Sunday 8:00am - 2:00pm Field component:
Field exercise (6 hours) Depart from UHH (in UH vehicle or individual car pools) to be in-Park by 8 am. Photograph in 2-3 locations pending weather and prevailing site conditions.

Depart to return to Hilo by 2 pm.

Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Instructor: Mark Watanabe

Taught by professional photographer and digital media arts instructor Mark Watanabe M.Ed. Mark was the marketing director for Food Fair Supermakets, a professional studio photographer for over a decade, and is who presently a photography and graphic arts at Kea`au High School and a Park Ranger at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Seats are available.
May 2-May 7, Tu/Th/Su See description, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $95.00.


Website Content (Hilo)

If you have or need a website, well-organized and useful content can make all the difference to visitors. Website Content is for anyone who has or would like to build a website, whether it’s for personal use or growing your business. We will learn how to create and revise content to be most effective and engaging, while focusing on techniques to streamline your website content that will make it easier for users to find, understand, and act on the information that you are sharing. By the end of the class, students will have the architecture and content necessary to move on to the next step of a simple, compelling website.

Instructor: Adam Sydney

Adam Sydney has worked in and taught new-media marketing for sixteen years, and has created the concepts for numerous websites, helping professionals to successfully maximize their presence on the web. Instructor is Adam Sydney.

Status: Seats are available.
Jan 30-Feb 8, Mon & Wed 4:30pm to 7:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, UCB 103, $85.00.


Windows 10 - Demystified, Sec 1 (Hilo) *ETF

Windows 10 – Introduction: In this 6 hour workshop, 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 & Student provided 4GB+ USB Drive required.

Parking Fee Applies: $3.00 Daily

Instructor: Evan Clark

Evan Clark is a Certified Recording Engineer / Electronic Multimedia Producer from Kansas City. Evan is a graduate of Full Sail University / Studio Florida. Evan has taught technology classes to adults for over 10 years. Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 6-Feb 8, M/T/W 1:00pm to 3:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $75.00.


Windows 10 - Demystified, Sec 2 (Hilo) *ETF

Windows 10 – Introduction: In this 6 hour workshop, 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 & Student provided 4GB+ USB Drive required.

Parking Fee Applies: $3.00 Daily

Instructor: Evan Clark

Evan Clark is a Certified Recording Engineer / Electronic Multimedia Producer from Kansas City. Evan is a graduate of Full Sail University / Studio Florida. Evan has taught technology classes to adults for over 10 years. Instructor is Evan Clark.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 13-Mar 15, M/T/W 4:30pm to 6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $75.00.


WIX.com Part 1 - Creating Websites without Code (Hilo) *ETF

WIX.com Part 1- Creating Websites without Code: Learn how to create stunning websites without knowing any code using online software. In this introductory 4 day course 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 & 4GB & USB flash drive required.

Instructor: Artin Mardirousi

Artin Mardirousi is UCLA graduate and professional digital videographer / graphic designer from Los Angeles. While in L.A. he designed and produced magazine advertisements for Local and Community Merchant magazines, designed menus for local restaurants, and designed album artwork for musicians. Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 3-Apr 6, M/T/W/Th 4:30pm to 6:45pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $125.00.


WiX.com Part 2 - Multipage Business Website Construction (Hilo) *ETF

WiX.com Part 2 - Multipage Business Website Construction In the course, go beyond basics WiX.com web building. This course is designed for individuals that have a basic understanding of WiX.com. Learn how to properly design and build a 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.

Basic WiX.com knowledge and computer skills & 4GB+ USB flash drive required.

Instructor: Artin Mardirousi

Artin Mardirousi is UCLA graduate and professional digital videographer / graphic designer from Los Angeles. While in L.A. he designed and produced magazine advertisements for Local and Community Merchant magazines, designed menus for local restaurants, and designed album artwork for musicians. Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 10-Apr 13, M/T/W/Th 4:30pm to 6:45pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $125.00.


WiX.com Web Site Development Package Parts 1 & 2 (Hilo)

WIX.com Part 1- Creating Websites without Code: Learn how to create stunning websites without knowing any code using online software. In this introductory 4 day course 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 & 4GB & USB flash drive required.

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WiX.com Part 2 - Multipage Business Website Construction In the course, go beyond basics WiX.com web building. This course is designed for individuals that have a basic understanding of WiX.com. Learn how to properly design and build a 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.

Basic WiX.com knowledge and computer skills & 4GB & USB flash drive required.

Instructor: Artin Mardirousi

Artin Mardirousi is UCLA graduate and professional digital videographer / graphic designer from Los Angeles. While in L.A. he designed and produced magazine advertisements for Local and Community Merchant magazines, designed menus for local restaurants, and designed album artwork for musicians. Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 3-Apr 13, M/T/W/Th 4:30pm to 6:45pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, PB 7 (Computer Lab), $195.00.