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Fall 2018

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 Student Workbook with DVD, Level 1, Units 1-6, copyright 2008.

Meet 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 Vicki Linter.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 25-Nov 13, T 5pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, STB 118, $120.00.


Art for Keiki: Drips and Smudges: Creative Painting (Hilo)

Students will explore various painting techniques through guided projects as well as creating their own individual compositions. Drips and Smudges is an exploratory class geared towards fostering each students individual artistic expression. The class will utilize a variety of painting mediums and touch upon several iconic historical painting movements and time periods.

No class on 10/11/18.

Meet Kellie Miyazu:

Kellie Miyazu 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 freelance graphic design. Kellie is the Creator and Coordinator of the Youth Arts Series at the East Hawai‘i Cultural Center. She can also be found teaching art at Waiakeawaena Elementary School as well as part of E.B. DeSilva’s EdVenture after school enrichment 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: Registration has closed.
Sep 6-Nov 1, Th 4:30pm-6pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-5, $100.00.


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 dance shoes, socks, or bare feet. Please bring water and wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.

No class on 9/28/18.

Meet 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: Registration has closed.
Sep 7-Nov 16, F 7pm-8:15pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Old Gym, $85.00.


Japanese Conversation, Beginners Level 1 (Hilo)

Students will learn basic Japanese language skills, beginning with the “ABCs.” The first half hour of class will focus on learning hiragana. Basic conversation practice is included, as well as reading and writing. This class is designed for students age 12 and up. Required: Genki 1 textbook.

No class on 10/31/18.

Meet 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: Registration has closed.
Sep 12-Dec 5, W 4:30pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $185.00.


Japanese Conversation, Beginners Level 1a (Hilo)

Students joining this class should be familiar with hiragana. Students will learn basic Japanese language skills, as well as reading and writing. This class is designed for students age 12 and up. Required: Genki 1 textbook.

No class on 10/31/18.

Meet 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: Registration has closed.
Sep 12-Dec 5, W 5pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $155.00.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners, Level 2 (Hilo)

This class will focus on progressing students’ practical Japanese language skills and teaching important cultural issues for effective communication. Lessons are moderately paced and will focus on simple conversational skills, such as how to explain simple daily activities, to express locations, and to ask for schedules. Homework is assigned at each class to maximize learning and progress.

Prerequisite: Students joining this class must be familiar with hiragana and a few basic greetings.

Required textbook: Genki 1 textbook

No class on 11/22/18.

Meet 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: Registration has closed.
Sep 13-Dec 6, Th 4:30pm-6pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $155.00.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners, Level 3 (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.

Required: Nakama 1a or Nakama 1, 2nd editions

Meet 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: Registration has closed.
Sep 11-Dec 4, T 5pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $170.00.


Japanese Language: Advanced [Continuing Students] (Hilo)

This class is for students who can easily understand basic conversational Japanese and know fundamental kanji. Classes are taught primarily in Japanese language, for an immersion experience. Students will be challenged to expand their practical knowledge of the origin and history of Japanese vocabulary and Kanji.

Required books: Kanken Level 9 and Kokugo.

No class on 11/12/18.

Meet 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: Registration has closed.
Sep 10-Dec 3, M 5pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $175.00.


Japanese Language: Advanced [New Students] (Hilo)

This class is for students who can easily understand basic conversational Japanese and know fundamental kanji. Classes are taught primarily in Japanese language, for an immersion experience. Students will be challenged to expand their practical knowledge of the origin and history of Japanese vocabulary and Kanji.

Required books: Kanken Level 9. New students will be provided with additional text, Kokugo.

No class 11/12/18.

Meet 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: Registration has closed.
Sep 10-Dec 3, M 5pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $185.00.


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 to improve 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.

Meet 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: Registration has closed.
Sep 10-Nov 12, M 5pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Old Gym, $85.00.


Recreational Paddling, Section 1 (Hilo)

Learn the fundamentals of outrigger canoe paddling with Rosa Motta. Students will receive a basic orientation to proper paddling form and technique, complete safety assessments, learn the importance of teamwork, and build strength, stamina and rhythm. Proper care and handling of paddles and canoes are also integral parts of this class. Participants will be lifting and carrying canoes in and out of the water, and completing basic maintenance and care as part of the class. Please be prepared to share, encourage and support each other in this fun 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.

Recommended: Comfortable, water-appropriate clothing and footwear (water shoes), sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, towel, and water to drink.

No class 10/9/18.

Meet 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: Registration has closed.
Sep 18-Nov 13, T 7am-9:30am, [Hilo] Hilo Bayfront, $95.00.


Recreational Paddling, Section 2 (Hilo)

Learn the fundamentals of outrigger canoe paddling with Rosa Motta. Students will receive a basic orientation to proper paddling form and technique, complete safety assessments, learn the importance of teamwork, and build strength, stamina and rhythm. Proper care and handling of paddles and canoes are also integral parts of this class. Participants will be lifting and carrying canoes in and out of the water, and completing basic maintenance and care as part of the class. Please be prepared to share, encourage and support each other in this fun 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.

Recommended: Comfortable, water-appropriate clothing and footwear (water shoes), sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, towel, and water to drink.

No class 10/10/18.

Meet 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: Registration has closed.
Sep 19-Nov 14, W 7am-9:30am, [Hilo] Hilo Bayfront, $95.00.


Recreational Paddling, Section 3 (Hilo)

Learn the fundamentals of outrigger canoe paddling with Rosa Motta. Students will receive a basic orientation to proper paddling form and technique, complete safety assessments, learn the importance of teamwork, and build strength, stamina and rhythm. Proper care and handling of paddles and canoes are also integral parts of this class. Participants will be lifting and carrying canoes in and out of the water, and completing basic maintenance and care as part of the class. Please be prepared to share, encourage and support each other in this fun 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.

Recommended: Comfortable, water-appropriate clothing and footwear (water shoes), sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, towel, and water to drink.

No class 10/11/18.

Meet 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: Registration has closed.
Sep 20-Nov 15, Th 7am-9:30am, [Hilo] Hilo Bayfront, $95.00.


Subconscious Writing Intensive

A new approach for seasoned writers or individuals just beginning to explore creative writing, this comprehensive day-long workshop offers strategies that will help students silence the inner critic, become more creative, and surprise themselves with compelling work that isn’t like anything else out there. For students familiar with this approach, this intensive format will help facilitate a deeper understanding of the process.

Meet Adam Sydney:

Having produced five novels through subconscious writing and published three, Adam Sydney has taught various writing classes at the college level for more than ten years. With two master's degrees in screenwriting, he has a good understanding of story structure and how subconscious writing can transform it. He is the author of the blog How to Write Subconsciously. Instructor is Adam Sydney.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 22, Sat 9am-4pm (1 hr lunch), [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-5, $60.00.


The Benefits of Beekeeping (Hilo)

Learn treatment-free beekeeping practices based on bee biology and developing a relationship and understanding of bees. This class is designed 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. Includes bee biology, Hawaiian honeybee history, introduction to treatment-free beekeeping, pests and diseases, pollination, hygienic hive management, and more. The field day gives participants an opportunity to visit a thriving apiary, observe effective hive management techniques, and to develop their relationship with bees. Fee includes required textbook.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays, September 18-Oct 23 from 4:30-7:30pm at UH Hilo Campus K 108. Field days held on Saturdays, October 6 and 27 from 9am-3pm, at Paradise Nectar Apiaries in Kaiwiki.

Required: Students will need long pants, shoes, long sleeve shirt, hat, and gloves for field days. Limited protective equipment will also be available for use during class.

Meet Jen Rasmussen:

Jen Rasmussen has been caring for honeybees and learning with them on the Big Island since 2008. Over the years, she has developed methods for maintaining her hives without the use of chemicals or treatments. Jen organized the beekeeping program at Island Princess Macadamia Nut Farm and has since continued her role as an instructor and mentor to fellow bee enthusiasts. She enjoys sharing her experiences and love for bees with others. Instructor is Jen Rasmussen.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 18-Oct 27, T 4:30pm-7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K 108, $150.00.


Tween/Teen Art: Comics and Illustration

This workshop will explore the fun process of making comics and illustrations. The field is very broad in scope and each student will receive personal instruction tailored to their interests. Students will also learn more about the possible career opportunities in publishing, advertising, and film production that exist for talented artists. Ages 12-15.

Meet Chris M. Butzer

C.M. Butzer is an illustrator, printmaker, and cartoonist who has recently moved to Hilo from New York City. His illustrations have been in numerous books, publications, and have been used on product designs. He wrote and drew “Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel” for Harper Collins which was featured in the Top Ten Non-fiction Graphic Novels of 2009 by the American Library Association. He is currently illustrating a graphic novel about the naturalist E.O.Wilson for Island Press. He is an avid printmaker,and has exhibited his handmade prints, books, comics, and zines at curated art festivals and shows across the continental United States and Canada. He taught how to make comics at the School of Visual Arts in New York for six years. Instructor is Chris M Butzer.

Status: Registration has closed.
Oct 9-Oct 11, T, Th 1pm-5pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-5, $75.00.


Tween/Teen Art: Drawing What You See

This course is designed to instill confidence by teaching artists the difference between “looking” and “seeing”. Students will learn techniques to develop skill and efficiency with sketching, and create more “realistic” images through still-life, dramatic lighting, and other drawing techniques. This course will cover the fundamentals of drawing such as: line and contour, positive and negative space, proportion, shading, and texture, etc. Students will practice through a variety of drawing exercises like Blind Contour, and Foreshortening Perspective. This course exposes the learning artist to the joys of drawing while nurturing personal expression and creativity. Ages 12-15.

No class 10/8/18.

Meet Jessica Brand:

Jessica Brand is a graduate of Hawaii Community College and University of Hawaii-Hilo with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art. A life-long artist and social advocate, Jessica has worked with children and adults for many years through the YMCA, Kamehameha schools, Girl Scouts of America, and Catholic Charities Hawaii. Jessica’s abilities to create and educate include a variety of media such as pen and ink, watercolor, oils, acrylics, print and paper making, sculpture (clay, porcelain, ceramic, wood, etc.), and more. Instructor is Jessica Brand.

Status: Registration has closed.
Sep 10-Nov 5, M 4:30pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-5, $145.00.