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Summer 2018

American Sign Language 1a Discount Package (Hilo)

Includes both ASL 1a and ASL: Practical Conversation (July) classes.

American Sign Language (ASL) Level 1a with Vicki Linter
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 Student Workbook with DVD, Level 1, Units 1-6, copyright 2008.

American Sign Language: Practical Conversation with Dano Kaufmann
Join American Sign Language (ASL) students of all levels in this class designed to facilitate conversational skills, increase comfort and confidence, and build social networks in the ASL community. No book required. Prerequisite: Must be able to sign basic social greetings and name.

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.

Meet Dano Kaufmann:

Dano Kaufmann is a hearing ASL teacher and an NIC certified ASL interpreter. He earned his ASL/Interpreting degree in San Diego, California, and has worked professionally in the field since 1994. Dano has taught both high school and college levels, and interprets in various settings, especially concerts & cruise ship voyages. Instructor is Vicki Linter.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 17-Sep 18, T Th 5-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, W-9 and PB-5, $225.00.


American Sign Language 1c/1d Discount Package (Hilo)

Includes both ASL 1c/1d and ASL: Practical Conversation (July) classes.

American Sign Language, Level 1c/1d:
This class is for anyone who is comfortable with the vocabulary in Units 1-5 of Signing Naturally. 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 and Signing Naturally Student Workbook with DVD, Units 7-12, copyright 2014. Please contact CCECS for information on purchasing options.

American Sign Language: Practical Conversation
Join American Sign Language (ASL) students of all levels in this class designed to facilitate conversational skills, increase comfort and confidence, and build social networks in the ASL community. No book required. Prerequisite: Must be able to sign basic social greetings and name.


Meet Dano Kaufmann:

Dano Kaufmann is a hearing ASL teacher and an NIC certified ASL interpreter. He earned his ASL/Interpreting degree in San Diego, California, and has worked professionally in the field since 1994. Dano has taught both high school and college levels, and interprets in various settings, especially concerts & cruise ship voyages. Instructor is Dano Kaufmann.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 24-Sep 11, T Th 5-6:30pm, [Hilo] PB-5, $235.00.


American Sign Language for Keiki (Hilo)

Students will enjoy a unique learning experience combining music, movement, and American Sign Language vocabulary in this beginning level class. Instructor Dano Kaufmann will inspire students with his dynamic teaching approach. Ages 8-12.

Meet Dano Kaufmann:

Dano Kaufmann is a hearing ASL teacher and an NIC certified ASL interpreter. He earned his ASL/Interpreting degree in San Diego, California, and has worked professionally in the field since 1994. Dano has taught both high school and college levels, and interprets in various settings, especially concerts & cruise ship voyages. Instructor is Dano Kaufmann.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 30-Aug 3, MTWThF 3:30-4:30pm, [Hilo] PB-5, $55.00.


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 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: Seats are available.
Jul 17-Sep 18, T 5-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, W-9, $150.00.


American Sign Language, Level 1b (Kona)

American Sign Language 1b is for anyone who has taken ASL 1a or has permission from the instructor. This class covers units 4-6 in the Signing Naturally Student Workbook Level 1. Basic vocabulary and dialogues are covered on the topics of family and activities, as well as grammatical skills for negations, numbers, and verb agreement. Open to ages 15 and up. Required: Signing Naturally Student Workbook with DVD, Level 1, Units 1-6, copyright 2008.

Meet Angela Nagata:

Angela Nagata has almost 20 years of experience as a Teacher of the Deaf for preschool to 6th grade students. She received her M.S. in Special Education: Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing from Lewis and Clark College in Oregon, and is currently completing her EdS specializing in Early Childhood Education for ages 0-5. Instructor is Angela Nagata.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 19-Aug 21, T 6:15-7:15pm, [Kona] Palamanui Campus, TBD, $100.00.


American Sign Language, Level 1c/1d (Hilo)

This class is for anyone who is comfortable with the vocabulary in Units 1-5 of Signing Naturally. 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 and Signing Naturally Student Workbook with DVD, Units 7-12, copyright 2014. Please contact CCECS for information on purchasing options.

Meet Dano Kaufmann:

Dano Kaufmann is a hearing ASL teacher and an NIC certified ASL interpreter. He earned his ASL/Interpreting degree in San Diego, California, and has worked professionally in the field since 1994. Dano has taught both high school and college levels, and interprets in various settings, especially concerts & cruise ship voyages. Instructor is Dano Kaufmann.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 24-Sep 11, T 5-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-5, $160.00.


American Sign Language: Practical Conversation (July) - Hilo

Join American Sign Language (ASL) students of all levels in this class designed to facilitate conversational skills, increase comfort and confidence, and build social networks in the ASL community. No book required. Prerequisite: Must be able to sign basic social greetings and name.

Meet Dano Kaufmann:

Dano Kaufmann is a hearing ASL teacher and an NIC certified ASL interpreter. He earned his ASL/Interpreting degree in San Diego, California, and has worked professionally in the field since 1994. Dano has taught both high school and college levels, and interprets in various settings, especially concerts & cruise ship voyages. Instructor is Dano Kaufmann.

Status: Seats are available.
Jul 26-Sep 13, Th 5-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-5, $85.00.


American Sign Language: Practical Conversation (May) - Hilo

Join American Sign Language (ASL) students of all levels in this class designed to facilitate conversational skills, increase comfort and confidence, and build social networks in the ASL community. No book required. Prerequisite: Must be able to sign basic social greetings and name.

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.
May 8-May 29, T 5-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 Meeting Room, $65.00.


Analyzing Processes to Map Better Outcomes (Hilo) *ETF

Building on the Business Process Mapping workshop, learn how to analyze process maps to make effective decisions and identify opportunities for improvement. This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity to learn basic analysis, which leverages basic process mapping concepts and introduces new skills in detailed process mapping, and new components in process analysis.

Meet Joslyn Sato:
Dr. Joslyn Sato holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership (D.M.) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. She is a Sr. Operational Excellence Consultant, an adjunct, and a business program instructor for workforce development. Her passion for leadership development, project management, small business, and lifelong learning motivates her to empower and inspire professionals and students through engaging hands-on workshops and activities. Sharing her knowledge and helping others extends beyond her professional reach as she is also an active volunteer in her Wahiawa Community and the Project Management Institute (PMI) Honolulu Chapter serving as Director of Academic Outreach and Liaison to the PMI Educational Foundation. Wherever she goes, she encourages others to “Lead to Empower, Learn for a Lifetime, and Believe to Achieve the Unthinkable.”

*Funding currently available through the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations to support training and employee development in areas of current and future skills need. For further information, please visit the Employment & Training Fund (ETF) website . Instructor is Joslyn Sato.

Status: Registration has closed.
May 10, M 9am-4pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-5, $150.00.


Character Development (Hilo)

Learn the process of developing complex and engaging characters for your writing project, whether it be a novel, screenplay, comic book, or just for fun! Developing three-dimensional characters is vital to creating rich stories, so we’ll not only be learning the skills in class, but also watching and analyzing how characters in films are the driving force to a satisfying and original plot. Students will create 2-3 well-developed characters by the end of this class. Instructor is Adam Sydney.
Status: Seats are available.
Aug 1-Sep 19, W 5-7pm, [Hilo] TBD, $110.00.


Conversational French (Hilo)

Learn by immersing yourself in the language with Native French speaker, Sylvie Garnero. Sylvie infuses this class with her dynamic energy, creating a fun and effective learning environment. Beginning with social greetings and expanding into simple conversation, students will also learn culture, customs and current events. Upon registering, please state if you have learned any French in recent years.

Meet 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: Registration has closed.
Jun 27-Aug 8, W 4:30-6pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-5, $100.00.


Conversational French: Level 2 (Hilo)

For those who have completed some conversational French lessons with Sylvie Garnero in the past, or who have some experience with French language (Simple conversation and some knowledge of the past tense). This fun and dynamic class will inspire and challenge students to tune their ears and tongue towards increased fluency.

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: Registration has closed.
Jun 28-Aug 2, Th 10am-12pm, [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.

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.
Jun 1-Aug 3, F 7pm-8:15pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Old Gym, $85.00.


Dare to Dream: Write Your Way Through Reinvention (Hilo)

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

Meet Frances Kai-Hwa Wang:

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

Status: Registration has closed.
Jul 10-Jul 31, T 5-7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, W-9, $75.00.


Japanese Conversation, Beginners Level 1 (Hilo)

Students will learn basic Japanese language skills, beginning with the “ABCs.” 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.

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.
Jun 25-Jul 30, M W 3:30-4:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $90.00.


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

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.
Jun 28-Aug 16, Th 4:30pm-6pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $105.00.


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.
Jun 26-Aug 14, T 5pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $105.00.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners, Level 4 (Hilo)

This class is for students who know hiragana, katakana, and some simple conversation. Students will progress to learning fundamental kanji and learn more communication skills such as making requests, expressing quantities and numbers, talking about prices, extending invitations, and ordering at a restaurant.

Required textbook: Nakama 1b or Nakama 1, 2nd editions and Kanken Level 10

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.
Jun 27-Aug 15, W 5pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $90.00.


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.

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.
Jun 25-Aug 13, M 5pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $115.00.


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.

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.
Jun 25-Aug 13, M 5pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH-6, $125.00.


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.
Jun 11-Aug 13, M 5pm-6:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Old Gym, $85.00.


Keiki Summer Camp

Kids will have fun exploring, experimenting, and experiencing life in new ways as they transition into summer! For ages 6-8.

Planned activities include:

-Mural Painting
-Mindful Eating
-Drama
-Hip Hop
-Social Emotional Learning with DOE Behavioral Specialists
-Campus exploration: Marine Science, Performing Arts Center, Library, Campus murals, and more!

Daily drop off from 7:45am and pick up by 3:45pm.

Student Showcase will be held on Friday, June 8, 3:45pm-4pm at UH Hilo Old Gym. Instructor is Various Instructors.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 4-Jun 8, MTWThF 8am - 3:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 Meeting Room, $250.00.


Master Food Preserver Certificate Program (Kona)

Canning and preserving food is wildly popular again and so is learning about safe and approved food preservation techniques and recipes. Individuals who have a strong interest in becoming trained in developing their own jams and jellies, canning acid foods, pressure canning low acid foods, pickling and fermenting, drying, freezing, and the art of charcuterie are encouraged to become certified Hawai‘i Master Food Preservers.

Class will be held on Fridays, June 1 and 8 from 12-6pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, June 2-17 from 9am-3pm.

Lead instructor, Luisa F. Castro, Ph.D., is a certified Master Food Preserver (Class of 2014) and has taught agricultural professionals about food safety on the farm for over a dozen years. She has organized and co-taught the Hawaii Master Food Preserver Certificate Program since its inception in the Fall of 2014, coaching over 100 students about safe food preservation and storage. Instructor Kalen Kelekoma is a chef, farmer, market manager, and entrepreneur. Instructor is Castro, Luisa Kelekoma, Kalen.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jun 1-Jun 17, F, Sat, Su 9am-3pm, [Kona] HCC Palamanui Campus Kitchen, $200.00.


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.

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.
May 29-Jun 26, T 7am-9:30am, [Hilo] Hilo Bayfront, $65.00.


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.

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.
May 30-Jun 27, W 7am-9:30am, [Hilo] Hilo Bayfront, $65.00.


Therapeutic Yoga (Hilo)

Therapeutic yoga involves gentle, intelligent sequencing of movements to help your body find its most comfortable natural state. This class is wonderful for all levels of participants, but will involve work on the floor.

Required: Yoga mat and water.

Recommended : Wear comfortable clothing that allows for a full range of movement.

Meet Catherine Southern:

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

Status: Registration has closed.
May 25-Aug 10, F 5-6:15pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Old Gym, $100.00.


Tween/Teen Drawing Series Discount Package

Talented local artists instruct this series designed to help develop students’ drawing skills, creativity, and confidence, whatever their level. Ages 12-15. Required materials provided.

Tween/Teen Drawing Series: The Essentials with Kellie Miyazu

Learn the essentials of drawing to set a solid foundation for further exploration and creativity. Students will learn the techniques of lines, shapes, shading, perspective, and more, while having ample time for practice and to get feedback from both instructor and peers. Students will develop their skills while also learning to share their work, opinions, and ideas with others who share their creative enthusiasm. This class is highly recommended as a prerequisite to the Exploring Commercial Art class.

Tween/Teen Drawing Series: Exploring Commercial Art with Chris M. Butzer

During this week long course, the young artist will be introduced to many of the career possibilities that exist within the world of commercial art. Each day will focus on one field of commercial art. Students will learn about Cartooning and Comics, Children's book Illustration, Editorial Illustration, Product Illustration, and Storyboard and Concept Art. Each class will explore the possibilities of each of these professions with fun hands on lessons and demonstrations in which students will be able to create their own comics, illustrations, and commercial art.

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.

Meet Chris M. Butzer:

Chris M.Butzer is an illustrator, printmaker, and cartoonist who has recently moved to Hilo, Hawaii 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, preferring silkscreen above all other forms of printing because of its vibrant colors. He 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 School of Visual Arts in New York for six years. Instructor is Various Instructors.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jul 9-Jul 20, MTWThF 3-5pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-5, $165.00.


Tween/Teen Drawing Series: Exploring Commercial Art

Throughout this fun, dynamic, and interactive course the student artist will be introduced to many career possibilities existing in the world of commercial art. Each day will focus on a field of art, such as Cartooning and Comics, Children’s Book, Editorial, and Product Illustrations, as well as Storyboard and Conceptual Art concepts. Students will spend time exploring the possibilities within these practices supported by lecture, demonstrations, and group discussion. The student artist will spend each day working toward the creation of one conceptual art project/design of their choice. At the end of the week, they will be able to take home a completed product of their original design.

Meet Jessica Brand:

Throughout this fun, dynamic, and interactive course the student artist will be introduced to many career possibilities existing in the world of commercial art. Each day will focus on a field of art, such as Cartooning and Comics, Children’s Book, Editorial, and Product Illustrations, as well as Storyboard and Conceptual Art concepts. Students will spend time exploring the possibilities within these practices supported by lecture, demonstrations, and group discussion. The student artist will spend each day working toward the creation of one conceptual art project/design of their choice. At the end of the week, they will be able to take home a completed product of their original design. Instructor is Jessica Brand.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jul 16-Jul 20, MTWThF 3-5pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-5, $90.00.


Tween/Teen Drawing Series: The Essentials

Learn the essentials of drawing to set a solid foundation for further exploration and creativity. Students will learn the techniques of lines, shapes, shading, perspective, and more, while having ample time for practice and to get feedback from both instructor and peers. Students will develop their skills while also learning to share their work, opinions, and ideas with others who share their creative enthusiasm. This class is highly recommended as a prerequisite to the Exploring Commercial Art class. Ages 12-15.

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.
Jul 9-Jul 13, MTWThF 3-5pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-5, $90.00.


Writing the Stories of Your Life (Hilo)

Everyone has interesting stories to tell, but not everyone knows where to begin. Whether you want to write a memoir for your loved ones or you want to make sense of your life stories, why not start here, one word, one story at time? Nobody knows your stories better than you! Short writing and reading exercises, tips and tricks, overcoming barriers to writing, taking chances with emotion and creative expression, remembering the past, making sense of the present. If you can talk story, you can write your story! Bring a notebook and a pen.

Meet Frances Kai-Hwa Wang:

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

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Jul 12-Aug 2, Th 5-7:30pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, W-9, $75.00.