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Spring 2018

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.

Meet 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: Registration has closed.
Feb 5-Mar 19, M 5:00p - 7:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K 112, $70.00.


Advanced Grant Writing (Hilo) *ETF

This course is focused on grant-writing tools and resources for non-profit organizations, charitable groups, public organizations, and other community minded groups. Participants will produce a mini grant proposal, applying all of the skills learned from the Basic Grant Writing workshops. Proposals will be individually reviewed for minimum requirements:clear and concise statement of need; creating a working budget incorporating additional funding sources; identifying board of directors roles and responsibilities; and collaboration efforts.

Pre-requisites: Basic Grant Writing for Non-Profits

Required: Bring an RFP or Application that you plan on submitting.

Meet 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.

* 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 go to labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf. Instructor is Jeani Navarro.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 7, Sat 9:00a - 4:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $85.00.


American Sign Language, Level 1a (Hilo) * ETF

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.

* 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 go to labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf. Instructor is Vicki Linter.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jan 16-Mar 20, T 5:00p - 6:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, W 9, $150.00.


American Sign Language, Level 1a (Kona)

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 Angela Nagata:

Angela Nagata has 18+ 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.
Feb 6-Apr 10, T 6:15p - 7:15p, [Kona] Palamanui Campus, TBD, $100.00.


American Sign Language, Level 1b (Hilo) *ETF

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 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.

* 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 go to labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf. Instructor is Pam Bond.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jan 18-Mar 22, Th 5:00p - 6:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K 107, $150.00.


American Sign Language, Level 1c (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, Level 1, Units 7-12, copyright 2014.

Meet 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 Pam Bond.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jan 16-Mar 20, T 5:00p - 6:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K 107, $150.00.


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.

Campus parking fees apply to this class. Daily parking passes are available at the main entrance security guard station for $3/day. Semester long permits are also available to those registered for non-credit classes. Please contact our office for more information: 932-7830.

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: Seats are available.
May 10, Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, TBA, $150.00.


Art for Everyone: Drawing: The Natural Way (Hilo)

Students will develop skills in still life drawing inspired by Kimon Nicolaides, author of The Natural Way to Draw. Practices in contour, gestural marks, volume, texture, and composition will be explored. The intention of each exercise is for each student to enhance their observational skills, make deeper connections between sight, perception, and actualization in drawing, and lastly to experience freedom from their own expectations.

Initial materials (sketch paper, set of pencils, ink) will be provided, however students will need to purchase their own archival drawing paper and an optional sketchbook, to be discussed at first class. Instructor is Kanani Daley.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jan 17-Mar 7, W 4:30p - 6:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 Meeting Room, $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: Registration has closed.
Jan 17-Mar 7, W 4:30p - 6:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $100.00.


Art for Keiki: Gelatin Monoprinting (Hilo)

Explore this painterly and direct method of monoprinting with ink, stencils, and gelli plate - no press needed! Students will learn about color balance, abstract composition and layering stencils. This is a fun, spontaneous, and immediate form of printmaking that is perfect for those who are new to printmaking, or those who have experience but are interested in a simple process that can be achieved without a printing press. All required materials are included. Age 10-13. Instructor is Kanani Daley.
Status: Class is full.
Feb 23-Mar 2, F 4:30p -5:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $55.00.


Art for Teens: Intermediate Drawing (Hilo)

Moving beyond the basics of drawing, this class will encourage students to develop their skills through exploration and repetition. Lessons will focus on specific techniques such as perspective, shading, and value to advance their artistic development.
All required materials will be provided.
Open to ages 12-16 years old.

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.
Jan 22-Mar 12, M 4:30p - 6:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $100.00.


Basic Grant Writing (Hilo) *ETF

This course is focused on grant-writing tools and resources for non-profit organizations, charitable groups, public organizations, and other community-minded groups. Participants will learn all about the grant writing process: how to write a compelling statement of need; essential elements of a budget; a concise narrative and timeline; and learn what funders are looking for in grant proposals. This class focuses on local foundations and private donors. Lots of samples and handouts will be provided.

Meet 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.

* 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 go to labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf. Instructor is Jeani Navarro.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 24, Sat 9:00a - 4:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB 331, $85.00.


Basic Grant Writing (Kona) *ETF

This course is focused on grant-writing tools and resources for non-profit organizations, charitable groups, public organizations, and other community-minded groups. Participants will learn all about the grant writing process: how to write a compelling statement of need; essential elements of a budget; a concise narrative and timeline; and learn what funders are looking for in grant proposals. This class focuses on local foundations and private donors. Lots of samples and handouts will be provided.

Meet 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.

* 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 go to labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf. Instructor is Jeani Navarro.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 10, Sat 9:00a - 4:00p, [Kona] Palamanui Campus, Panini Bldg, Rm 127, $85.00.


Boxing for Beginners (Hilo)

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

This class is open to anyone 14 and above.

Required: Shoes and towel. Handwraps are provided.

Meet Perry Harada:

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

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 1-Mar 15, Th 5:00p - 6:15p, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $65.00.


Business Process Mapping (Hilo) *ETF

This course provides strategies and skills to allow leaders to define processes and develop process maps. Organizations often perform recurring tasks, yet fail to document the entire process from beginning to end. Process mapping allows individuals and organizations to understand what the organization does and who performs each action in a visual representation. This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity to learn basic fundamentals of processes and basic components and skills for process mapping. Participants will be prepared with an understanding of process and process map components and develop basic skills, which can be applied in their organizations.

Campus parking fees apply to this class. Daily parking passes are available at the main entrance security guard station for $3/day. Semester long permits are also available to those registered for non-credit classes. Please contact our office for more information: 932-7830.

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: Seats are available.
Apr 30, Monday 9:00am to 4:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, TBA, $150.00.


Conversational French (Hilo)

Native French speaker and long time 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.

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.
Jan 24-Mar 14, W 4:30p -6:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, W 9, $100.00.


Creating Business and Marketing Video Scripts (Hilo)

Want to develop a short video to deliver your message quickly and effectively? Whether you need a video for marketing and promotion or for education or training, this course will help you take the first step in creating a professional product. Learn how to write a script that persuades, inspires and motivates your audience while clearly communicating your vision.

Meet 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.
Mar 26-Mar 30, M,W,F 1:00p - 4:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $85.00.


Creating Comics Discount Package (Hilo)

Creating Comics: Story Development

Explore the process of creating comics, graphic novels, and cartoon strip narrative. Learn many effective ways to develop a narrative visually through the medium of comics. From character development through composition, we’ll explore how a script can be the visual basis for a great comic. From there, we’ll investigate how dialogue can best complement art and when it’s best to use the written word on the page. By the end of the class, each student will have a script to bring to Creating Comics: Cartooning and Comic Illustration.

Meet 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, including acting as story editor for the comic book series, The Hunter, by Adam Hamdy.

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Creating Comics: Cartooning and Comic Illustration

Explore the process of creating comics, graphic novels, and cartoon strip narrative. Learn basic cartooning and comic illustration as well as techniques for laying out a comic strip page to create a visually dynamic story. No drawing experience or skills required; using digital tools as alternative methods for visual design will also be covered. Ages 16 and up.

Creating Comics: Story Development is highly recommended prior to this course. Students who do not take Story Development should have a basic idea or storyline prepared prior to start of class.

Required materials: HB pencil, plastic eraser, kneaded eraser, black Sharpie pens (fine point x1, medium point x1), Bristol paper sketch pad (9”x12”). Optional: ruler, circle templates, and French curve. Please bring a laptop, smartphone, or tablet capable of internet access.

Meet Justin Kamuela Chandler:

Justin Kamuela Chandler graduated from UH Hilo with a B.A. in Asia Pacific Cultures and an Art minor. He has been a professional artist for 3 years and is the co-owner of Manga Hawaii, LLC, a multimedia and comic art publishing company. He currently has two works, Sacred Space and The Legend of Pikoi, published on smackjeeves.com. Instructor is Kamuela Chandler.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 15-Mar 22, Th 4:30p -6:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $100.00.


Creating Comics: Cartooning and Comic Illustration (Hilo)

Explore the process of creating comics, graphic novels, and cartoon strip narrative. Learn basic cartooning and comic illustration as well as techniques for laying out a comic strip page to create a visually dynamic story. No drawing experience or skills required; using digital tools as alternative methods for visual design will also be covered. Ages 16 and up.

Creating Comics: Story Development is highly recommended prior to this course. Students who do not take Story Development should have a basic idea or storyline prepared prior to start of class.

Required materials: HB pencil, plastic eraser, kneaded eraser, black Sharpie pens (fine point x1, medium point x1), Bristol paper sketch pad (9”x12”). Optional: ruler, circle templates, and French curve. Please bring a laptop, smartphone, or tablet capable of internet access.

Meet Justin Kamuela Chandler:

Justin Kamuela Chandler graduated from UH Hilo with a B.A. in Asia Pacific Cultures and an Art minor. He has been a professional artist for 3 years and is the co-owner of Manga Hawaii, LLC, a multimedia and comic art publishing company. He currently has two works, Sacred Space and The Legend of Pikoi, published on smackjeeves.com. Instructor is Kamuela Chandler.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 8-Mar 22, Th 4:30p - 6:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $55.00.


Creating Comics: Story Development (Hilo)

Explore the process of creating comics, graphic novels, and cartoon strip narrative. Learn many effective ways to develop a narrative visually through the medium of comics. From character development through composition, we’ll explore how a script can be the visual basis for a great comic. From there, we’ll investigate how dialogue can best complement art and when it’s best to use the written word on the page. By the end of the class, each student will have a script to bring to Creating Comics: Cartooning and Comic Illustration. Instructor is Adam Sydney.
Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 15-Mar 1, Th 4:30p - 6:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $55.00.


Creating Effective Customer Relationships Using Social Media (Hilo)

How your company, project, or unit social media online influences customer behavior. Social media greatly increases exposure, awareness, accessibility, and overall impact of your organization.

This workshop covers:
- Creating relationship-focused communication goals for your organization.
- Developing practical relationship building strategies using Facebook, Instagram and blogs.
- Utilizing analytical tools to track your progress.
- Coordinating social media strategies using a social media calendar.

Prerequisite: Ability to use a computer.

About Tom DeWitt:

Tom DeWitt is an Associate Professor of Marketing in the College of Business and Economics (CoBe) at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, which he joined in 2007. Tom received his Ph.D. in Marketing, with an emphasis in services marketing, from Florida State University in 2004. He frequently consults, delivers workshops, and teaches around the world. Tom spent most of his business career in the hospitality industry, serving as a vice-president of business development for an Indonesian conglomerate before deciding to pursue a career in academia. Instructor is Tom DeWitt.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 11-May 2, Wednesdays 3:00pm to 5:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, TBA, $95.00.


Creative Projects in Adobe InDesign (CS6) - (Hilo)

This class is an intermediate level application course in using Adobe InDesign. Student should have a basic familiarity with Adobe InDesign. This class will provide the student with opportunities to explore using InDesign beyond the basic level. Included will be practical explorations of applying InDesign to various kinds of products such as greeting cards, postcards, calendars, small flyers and posters.

Pre-requisite: Basic Adobe InDesign experience.

Required: USB Drive.

Meet Mark Watanabe:

Taught by professional photographer and digital media arts instructor Mark Watanabe M.Ed. Mark was a lettering artist at Hallmark Cards, advertising manager at Sure Save Supermarkets, a professional studio photographer for over a decade, and was most recently a photography and design teacher at Kea`au High School. Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Seats are available.
May 7-May 10, M,T,W,Th 5:00p - 7:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB 125, $95.00.


Culture-Based Leadership Development (Hilo) *ETF

Authentic leadership begins with an awareness of your own val-ues and cultural norms. Using this awareness as a foundation for your professional practice enables greater authenticity, empow-erment, personal and professional satisfaction, and the ability to support these positive outcomes in those you lead. This two-day seminar helps participants to increase their awareness of their own cultural values and norms and the culture of their organiza-tion and apply it directly to leadership and management practices such as time management, resource management, interpersonal communications, developing your leadership philosophy, strategic planning, employee relations, technology use and community partnerships.

Campus parking fees apply to this class. Daily parking passes are available at the main entrance security guard station for $3/day. Semester long permits are also available to those registered for non-credit classes. Please contact our office for more information: 932-7830.

Meet Mary Hattori:
Dr. Mary Therese Perez Hattori has extensive experience in working with the community, developing professional education for a number of organizations including local high schools, colleges, and universities, private sector, and not-for-profit groups. Her teaching, community service, and leadership experience, focused on Indigenous leadership models and culture-based leadership, spans nearly two decades and seeks an authentic approach grounded in på‘å taotaotano‘ (Chamoru ways).

*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 Mary Hattori.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 24, Tuesday 9:00am to 3:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, TBA, $175.00.


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.
Jan 19-Mar 23, F 7:00p - 8:15p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, Old Gym, $85.00.


Dance for Everyone: Popping 101 (Hilo)

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.

Required: Please bring water and wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.

Meet Max Belliard Jr:

Max L Belliard Jr. was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Max began his dancing journey at the age of 18 after experiencing his first bboy jam, City vs City 7, in Chicago, Illinois. Shortly after the jam he began training everyday, traveling the US to attend dance battles. Since 2010 Max has performed and trained at numerous battles, dance camps and facilities across the Midwest and NYC. In 2015, Max moved across the US to California, then to the Big Island to further his pursuit in freestyle dancing. Instructor is Max Belliard.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jan 18-Mar 22, Th 6:30p - 7:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo, Old Gym, $75.00.


DSLR Photography Discount Package (Parts 1 & 2) - (Hilo)

Introduction to DSLR Cameras - Part 1

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.

Required: Ability to operate a computer, DSLR Camera, and a USB flash drive required.
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Techniques and Composition - Part 2

This class will introduce participants to techniques in casual outdoor portraiture. Students will learn and practice techniques for photographing people subjects outdoors with minimal equipment. The participant will have opportunities to develop skills with camera and lenses, available lighting, and human subjects. Indoor classroom instruction will precede outdoor picture taking on location within Hilo. Follow up discussion and critique will round out the class.

Required: Participants must have their own camera equipment, preferably a digital SLR. Film cameras can be used but participants using film will not be able to view or edit their images within the scope of the class. Tripod and USB flash drive also required. Portable electronic flash is optional. Students must also be able to operate a computer.

Meet Mark Watanabe:

Taught by professional photographer and digital media arts instructor, Mark Watanabe, M.Ed. Mark was a lettering artist at Hallmark Cards, advertising manager at Sure Save Supermarkets, a professional studio photographer for over a decade, and was most recently a photography and design teacher at Kea`au High School. Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 12-Apr 18, M, W, F 4:15p - 6:45p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB 125, $225.00.


Emotional Intelligence Tools for a Successful and Fulfilled Life (Hilo)

Emotional Intelligence is a skill that helps you have more understanding of your own and others emotions and thus make emotions work for you, instead of against you. This class will teach simple practices that develop emotional intelligence: mindfulness, self-understanding, self-reflection, emotional management, and communication. These tools will help you be more grounded and clear in your mind, manage difficult emotions, have better relationships, and contribute to a more fulfilled and meaningful life.

No experience is necessary. Experience with mindfulness and attendance of the Mindfulness For Busy People workshop is helpful but not required. There will be new material not presented in previous classes.

Meet Bernie Schreck:

Bernie Schreck is a longtime instructor of meditation and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Bernie enjoys leading his courses with care and compassion, provides a supportive environment and a stimulating learning experience. Instructor is Bernie Schreck.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 10, Sat 1:00p - 5:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $35.00.


Excel: Intermediate (Kona)

Go beyond the skills gained in the Excel: The Basics 2 course, exploring more complex workbooks. Includes more in-depth formulas and functions, creating dynamic workbooks, and ideas and techniques for increased efficiency.

Required: Basic computer and basic Excel skills. Instructor is Alan Ku.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 3, Sat 1:00p - 4:00p, [Kona] Palamanui Campus, TBD, $55.00.


Excel: The Basics 1 (Kona)

Get to know Microsoft Excel in this class designed for new users. Learn the basics of this essential office program, including navigation and beginning level functions, editing, and data input.

Required: Basic computer skills

Instructed by Alan Ku. Instructor is Alan Ku.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 3, Sat 9:00a - 12:00p, [Kona] Palamanui Campus, TBD, $55.00.


Excel: The Basics 2, Sec 1 (Kona)

This course expands upon Excel: The Basics 1 and is a perfect refresher for anyone with some past Excel experience. Briefly review basic functions and formulas, and move into working with multiple sheet workbooks.

Required: Basic computer and basic Excel skills.

Instructed by Alan Ku. Instructor is Alan Ku.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 3, Sat 1:00p - 4:00p, [Kona] Palamanui Campus, TBD, $55.00.


Excel: The Basics 2, Sec 2 (Kona)

This course expands upon Excel: The Basics 1 and is a perfect refresher for anyone with some past Excel experience. Briefly review basic functions and formulas, and move into working with multiple sheet workbooks.

Required: Basic computer and basic Excel skills.

Instructed by Alan Ku. Instructor is Alan Ku.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 3, Sat 9:00a - 12:00p, [Kona] Palamanui Campus, TBD, $55.00.


Exploring Korean Cooking: Make Your Own Kimchi (Hilo)

Learn to make your own authentic Korean-style kimchi. Students will get hands-on and in-stomach experience while also learning a little about Korean culture along the way.

Meet Aaron Martinson & Sohee Lee

Aaron and Sohee Martinson bring a unique flavor to their folk cooking classes, thanks to their diverse backgrounds and fun and informative style of teaching. They met in Sohee’s homeland in South Korea, where Aaron spent 8 years as an expat. Sohee and her family own and operate a popular and successful restaurant in Seoul. Aaron has been an instructor for 10 years and is also a writer, editor, public speaker, digital artist and filmmaker. Sohee is a former Judo player and coach, who is now an educator and entrepreneur. Instructor is Aaron Martinson.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jan 27, Sat 9:00a - 12:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $55.00.


Exploring Russian Culture (Hilo)

Get an overview of Russian culture from a native of Russia. Olga Sideleva will share information on history, politics, food, drinks, literature, ballet, family traditions and superstitions. This class is interactive, and questions are encouraged! Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about that mysterious northern country.

Who is Olga Sideleva:

Olga Sideleva earned a Ph.D. in Genetics from St. Petersburg University in Russia. She has over 20 years of experience in biological research. Dr. Sideleva also holds professional certifications as a teacher and a professional cook in the Russian Federation. She enjoys making complex material easy to understand. She brings her fun, enthusiastic and warm personality to her classes, and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with our community. Instructor is Olga Sideleva.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 1-Feb 22, Th 4:30p - 6:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K 106, $45.00.


Exploring Russian Culture: Music

This class will look at various aspects of Russian music: from folklore to the opera, from symphony to Russian punk rock. What kinds of music do Russian people prefer in their everyday life? What kind of music do they play and sing at parties? Get to know more about the classical and modern music of Russia.

Meet Olga Sideleva:

Olga Sideleva earned a Ph.D. in Genetics from St. Petersburg University in Russia. She has over 20 years of experience in biological research. Dr. Sideleva also holds professional certifications as a teacher and a professional cook in the Russian Federation. She enjoys making complex material easy to understand. She brings her fun, enthusiastic and warm personality to her classes, and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with our community. Instructor is Olga Sideleva.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 1-Mar 22, Th 4:30p - 6:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K 106, $45.00.


Guitar Fundamentals Discount Package (Hilo)

Guitar Fundamentals, Level 1: Getting Started

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

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Guitar Fundamentals, Level 2: Strumming and Picking

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

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

Status: Registration has closed.
Jan 16-Mar 15, T, Th 5:00p - 7:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K 122, $220.00.


Guitar Fundamentals, Level 1: Getting Started (Hilo)

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

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

Status: Registration has closed.
Jan 16-Feb 1, T, Th 5:00p - 7:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K 122, $80.00.


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

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

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 6-Feb 22, T, Th 5:00p - 7:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K 122, $80.00.


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

This class is a follow-up of Guitar Fundamentals, Level 2. New students may join this class if they have the basic knowledge covered in Level 2. Explore different scales and learn how they serve in creating melodies. Students will expand their knowledge of guitar through the practice of different riffs from different genres.

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

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 27-Mar 15, T, Th 5:00p - 7:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K 122, $80.00.


HAES Advanced Workshop (Hilo)

This activity-based workshop explores barriers to eating mindfully and using body-based eating techniques. People will identify trigger foods or situations that promote mindless eating or eating more than one desires. Participants will also learn how to create rich, meaningful eating experiences and further develop their life-enhancing mindful eating practices. Attendees will also learn how to engage in activities such as enjoying a snack with family or friends at home, a movie theater, or alone reading a book while using mindfulness skills that further their enjoyment and enrich their lives.

Pre-requisite: Students must have attended A Health at Every Size (HAES) Approach to Weight Management.

Meet 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.
Apr 2, M 5:00p - 8:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K 112, $30.00.


HAES Discount Package (Hilo)

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

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.

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HAES Advanced Workshop

This activity-based workshop explores barriers to eating mindfully and using body-based eating techniques. People will identify trigger foods or situations that promote mindless eating or eating more than one desires. Participants will also learn how to create rich, meaningful eating experiences and further develop their life-enhancing mindful eating practices. Attendees will also learn how to engage in activities such as enjoying a snack with family or friends at home, a movie theater, or alone reading a book while using mindfulness skills that further their enjoyment and enrich their lives.

Pre-requisite: Students must have attended A Health at Every Size (HAES) Approach to Weight Management.

Meet 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: Registration has closed.
Feb 5-Apr 2, M 5p-7p/5p-8p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K 112, $95.00.


Handmade Books: Beginning Bookbinding (Hilo)

Learn how to make a simple, blank, long-stitch book to keep your works of writing, drawing, or special mementos. First create a cover with paste painting, move into forming the basic structure of the book, then finally assemble and bind the pages into a finished product. Decorative accents will be added, including a woven spine, button closures, pockets, envelopes, and cover details. Age 12 and up. All required materials included.

Meet Shannon Moon:

Shannon Moon is a teaching artist and jack-of-all-trades. She first learned the art of bookbinding at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and has both taken and taught extensive workshops to further her skills and knowledge. Her teaching experience spans the globe from Mexico to Las Vegas to Rapa Nui. She also has experience as a glassblower, woodworker, seamstress, and printmaker. Instructor is Shannon Moon.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 10-Apr 24, T 5:00p - 7:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $75.00.


Identifying and Growing Hawai‘i's Native Plants (Hilo)

Did you ever wonder if a plant along the trail is native or not? Did you ever want to surround your home with native plants? This course will introduce you to plants in Hawai‘i that are endemic, indigenous, and introduced by Polynesian voyagers. You will learn how to identify some of our more common native plants, their habitat requirements, and some interesting qualities that these plants possess that make them attractive and cherished locally. Best of all, you will learn how to propagate some of your favorites. Note: The second class will be held in at locations along Saddle Road. Participants will meet at the site. Details will be discussed at the first class meeting.

Meet Linda Larish:

Linda Larish holds a M.S. in Horticulture from UH Manoa, and maintained, propagated, and outplanted native plants in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park for six years. She currently grows native plants as part of her business. She enjoys hiking around Hawai‘i island, restoring native forest habitats and seeing that Hawai‘i’s native plants thrive and are appreciated. Instructor is Linda Larish.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 24-Mar 24, Sat 9:00a - 12:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $75.00.


Introduction to DSLR Cameras - Part 1 (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.

Required: Ability to operate a computer, DSLR Camera, and a USB flash drive required.

Meet Mark Watanabe:

Taught by professional photographer and digital media arts instructor, Mark Watanabe, M.Ed. Mark was a lettering artist at Hallmark Cards, advertising manager at Sure Save Supermarkets, a professional studio photographer for over a decade, and was most recently a photography and design teacher at Kea`au High School. Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 12-Mar 21, M, W, F 4:15p - 6:45p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB 125, $125.00.


Introduction to Genealogy (Hilo)

Genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies in the world. Many people are curious about the past and, in particular, the story of their ancestors. Join Nicole Sallee in beginning the journey of uncovering your history. Learn how to organize your information, understand what types of records exist and where to find them, how to search effectively, and how to navigate through the inevitable bumps and “dead ends” that you encounter along the way.

Required: Basic computer skills to navigate researching on the internet, notebook, pencil.

Meet Nicole Sallee

Nicole C. Sallee has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Rockford University and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been both a librarian and teacher. In addition, she has published numerous human interest articles as well as one pictorial history book and extensively researched her own family history. Instructor is Nicole Sallee.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jan 30-Mar 20, T 5:00p - 6:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB 102, $65.00.


Introduction to Italic Calligraphy (Hilo)

This class is an introduction to western italic calligraphy. Students will practice pen skills and techniques and learn how to hand-letter the italic letter forms. This class will provide the student with opportunities to develop familiarity with the broad-nibbed pen and marker.

Required: Lettering markers and ruled paper. Call for details.

Meet Mark Watanabe:

Taught by professional photographer and digital media arts instructor, Mark Watanabe, M.Ed. Mark was a lettering artist at Hallmark Cards, advertising manager at Sure Save Supermarkets, a professional studio photographer for over a decade, and was most recently a photography and design teacher at Kea`au High School. Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 6-Feb 15, T, Th 5:30p - 7:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB 103, $75.00.


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: Registration has closed.
Jan 17-Mar 21, W 5:00p - 7:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB 104, $125.00.


Introduction to Wing Chun Kung Fu (Hilo)

This is an introductory course in Wing Chun Kung Fu. This class will cover basic Wing Chun theory, structure and skills. Students will learn how Wing Chun concepts and skills can be applied for self-defense. This martial art can help improve environmental awareness, coordination, focus, and endurance. Movements are taught at slow to medium speed, and is good for all levels.
Ages 12 and up.
Required: Students should wear comfortable clothing, with long, flexible, breathable pants recommended, as well as athletic shoes, preferably with flat soles (like skate shoes). Towel, water, notebook, and pen are also recommended.

Meet Justin Reinicke:
Justin Reinicke has been practicing Wing Chun Kung Fu for 11 years. He started in 2006 at the Kaneohe Hawaii Wing Chun Kung Fu Association School under sifu Ned Yonemori. Justin also studied under Sifu Thomas Perry and Sifu John DiVirgilio. The Hawaii Wing Chun Kung Fu Association was founded in 1973 by Robert Young on Oahu. Robert Young learned from Wong Long Ching, who was a direct student of Ip Man. Justin also holds an M.S. in Marine Science and currently works at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy as an Instrument Specialist. Instructor is Justin Reinicke.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 21-Apr 18, W 6:00p - 7:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, Old Gym, $75.00.


Italic Calligraphy Discount Package

Introduction to Italic Calligraphy

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Creative Applications with Italic Calligraphy Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 6-Mar 7, M,T,W,Th 5:30p - 7:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB 103, $135.00.


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.
Jan 25-May 3, Th 4:30p - 6:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K 108, $170.00.


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.
Jan 23-May 1, T 5:00p - 6:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K 108, $170.00.


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.
Jan 24-May 2, W 5:00p - 6:30p, [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.

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.
Jan 22-Apr 30, M 5:00p - 6:30p, [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.

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.
Jan 22-Apr 30, M 5:00p - 6:30p, [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: Seats are available.
Feb 26-May 7, M 5:00p - 6:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, Old Gym, $85.00.


Manage Yourself, Lead Others (Hilo)

This one-day workshop is essential for those new to a leadership role and for those who are struggling to build cohesive teams. Personal reflection, group exercises, and facilitated dialogue will allow participants to consider real-work challenges in the areas of communication, leading organizational change, and team building.

Campus parking fees apply to this class. Daily parking passes are available at the main entrance security guard station for $3/day. Semester long permits are also available to those registered for non-credit classes. Please contact our office for more information: 932-7830.

About Janice Ikeda:
Janice Ikeda serves as the Director of Operations Management for Hope Services. Instructor is Janice Ikeda.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 24, T 8:30a - 3:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, TBA, $95.00.


Mindfulness Discount Package (Hilo)

Mindfulness for Busy People

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Emotional Intelligence Tools for a Successful and Fulfilled Life Instructor is Bernie Schreck.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jan 20-Feb 10, Sat 1:00p - 5:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $65.00.


Mindfulness for Busy People (Hilo)

Cultivating mindfulness can help you live more consciously and make smarter, happier, and healthier choices, thus enhancing your well-being, quality of life, and ability to manage stress. This class will focus on helping you practice and integrate mindfulness into your life with just a few minutes of extra dedicated time. For those who already engage in mindfulness practice, this is a great opportunity to refresh your understanding of the basic principles, and to re-inspire and deepen your practice. There will be new material not presented in previous classes.

Bring notebook and pen as desired.

Meet Bernie Schreck:

Bernie Schreck is a longtime instructor of meditation and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Bernie enjoys leading his courses with care and compassion, provides a supportive environment and a stimulating learning experience. Instructor is Bernie Schreck.

Status: Registration has closed.
Jan 20, Sat 1:00p - 5:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $35.00.


North Korea - An Informative Exploration (Hilo)

This class will attempt to take a new approach to understanding the history, people, and current events of what has shaped, and what continues to shape, the People's Democratic Republic of Korea.

Meet 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 3-Mar 10, Sat 9:00a - 12:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, CH 6, $45.00.


Photoshop Elements Discount Package (Hilo) *ETF

Photoshop Elements Part 1

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.

Required: Basic computer skills & a 4GB+ USB Drive

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Photoshop Elements Part 2

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.

Required: Basic computer skills & basic Photoshop Elements experience & a 4GB+ USB Drive.

Meet 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.

*Possible funding is currently available for eligible participants through the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations to support training and employee development in areas of current and future skills need. Employment & Training Fund will pay up to 50% of $800, with the balance to be paid by the employer. State and County employees are not eligible for this funding. For further information, please visit the Employment & Training Fund (ETF) website Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 26-Mar 8, M,T,W,Th 4:30p - 6:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Computer Lab), $140.00.


Photoshop Elements Part 1 (Hilo) *ETF

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.

Required: Basic computer skills & a 4GB+ USB Drive

Meet 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.

* Possible funding is currently available for eligible participants through the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations to support training and employee development in areas of current and future skills need. Employment & Training Fund will pay up to 50% of $800, with the balance to be paid by the employer. State and County employees are not eligible for this funding. For further information, please visit the Employment & Training Fund (ETF) website Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 26-Mar 1, M,T,W,Th 4:30p - 6:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Computer Lab), $75.00.


Photoshop Elements Part 2 (Hilo) *ETF

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.

Required: Basic computer skills & basic Photoshop Elements experience & a 4GB+ USB Drive.

Meet 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.

* Possible funding is currently available for eligible participants through the Department of Labor & Industrial Relations to support training and employee development in areas of current and future skills need. Employment & Training Fund will pay up to 50% of $800, with the balance to be paid by the employer. State and County employees are not eligible for this funding. For further information, please visit the Employment & Training Fund (ETF) website Instructor is Artin Mardirousi.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 5-Mar 8, M,T,W,Th 4:30p - 6:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Computer Lab), $75.00.


Plant Propagation Discount Package (Hilo)

Plant Propagation FUNdamentals: Seeds and Vegetative Propagation

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.

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Plant Propagation FUNdamentals: Introduction to Grafting and Air Layering (Hilo)

Learn the basics of grafting and air layering for rapidly expanding the plant biodiversity for your garden, homestead, or farm. A handout of practical readings and resources for further learning is also included.

Meet 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.
Apr 14, Sat 9a-12p/1p-3p, [Hilo] HawCC (Manono Campus), Forest TEAM Greenhouse, $65.00.


Plant Propagation FUNdamentals: Introduction to Grafting and Air Layering (Hilo)

Learn the basics of grafting and air layering for rapidly expanding the plant biodiversity for your garden, homestead, or farm. A handout of practical readings and resources for further learning is also included.

Meet 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.
Apr 14, Sat 1:00p - 3:00p, [Hilo] HawCC (Manono Campus), Forest TEAM Greenhouse, $30.00.


Plant Propagation FUNdamentals: Seeds and Vegetative Propagation (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.

Meet 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.
Apr 14, Sat 9:00a - 12:00p, [Hilo] HawCC (Manono Campus), Forest TEAM Greenhouse, $40.00.


Project Management for the Real World (Hilo) *ETF

Learn the fundamentals of project management as it’s used in everyday business operations to increase efficiency and ensure that target goals are accomplished. Designed for anyone who leads a team or is involved in projects of any scope or magnitude, this interactive course will provide participants with the skills to approach projects with a clear understanding of a project’s lifecycle, roles involved, scope, and budget.

Campus parking fees apply to this class. Daily parking passes are available at the main entrance security guard station for $3/day. Semester long permits are also available to those registered for non-credit classes. Please contact our office for more information: 932-7830.

Meet Christian Ocasio Gonzalez:
Christian Ocasio Gonzalez is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with a Bachelors in Information Technology Management and a Masters in Project Management. His projects have included overseeing a multi-million dollar contract and developing an operations center that implemented the latest in virtualization and multi-network technology for the Department of Defense. Christian believes that the profession of project management transcends any industry and regardless of size has confidence that there is a benefit from its implementation. This belief has led him to serve as a trainer for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Honolulu Chapter in Professional Development.

*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 Christian Ocasio Gonzalez.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 29, Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm, [Hilo] UH Hilo, TBA, $150.00.


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.

Meet 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 45 years of experience both training in and teaching Aikido. She began studying qigong over 13 years ago for her personal health and has been teaching bi-weekly qigong classes for seniors for several years. Instructor is Barbara Klein.

Status: Seats are available.
Feb 24-Mar 31, Sat 8:30a - 9:30a, [Hilo] Aikido of Hilo, 29 Shipman St #203, $55.00.


QuickBooks Online Discount Package (Hilo) *ETF

QuickBooks Online Part 1

Discover the features and benefits of QuickBooks Online, a great accounting software for small businesses. Learn the basics of accounting and how to read and understand financial statements. Tuition includes textbooks.

AND

QuickBooks Online Part 2

Learn how to properly set up and clean up a QuickBooks account, close the year-end books, troubleshoot issues, make journal entries, customize financial reports and much more. Fee includes required textbook.

AND

QuickBooks Online Part 3

This course covers the operations of QuickBooks. Master the regular cycle from entering transactions, memorizing and creating rules, reconciling bank statements and producing reports.Fee includes required textbook.

Required: Ability to operate a computer is required.

Meet Claire Akau:

With 20+ years of experience, Claire Akau’s career passions include teaching and training, exploring and mastering software, and accounting. She currently owns a local accounting business and was also an instructor for the University of Hawaii at Hilo's College of Business and Economics.

* 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 go to labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf. Instructor is Claire Niibu-Akau.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 16-May 4, M,T,W,Th,F 5:00p - 8:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB 105, $525.00.


Quickbooks Online Part 1 (Hilo) *ETF

Discover the features and benefits of QuickBooks Online, a great accounting software for small businesses. Learn the basics of accounting and how to read and understand financial statements.

Tuition includes textbooks.

Required: Ability to operate a computer.

Meet Claire Akau:

With 20+ years of experience, Claire Akau’s career passions include teaching and training, exploring and mastering software, and accounting. She currently owns a local accounting business and was also an instructor for the University of Hawaii at Hilo's College of Business and Economics.

* 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 go to labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf. Instructor is Claire Niibu-Akau.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 16-Apr 20, M,T,W,Th,F 5:00p - 8:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB 105, $190.00.


Quickbooks Online Part 2 (Hilo) *ETF

Learn how to properly set up and clean up a QuickBooks account, close the year-end books, troubleshoot issues, make journal entries, customize financial reports and much more.

Tuition includes textbook.

Required: Ability to operate a computer.

Meet Claire Akau:

With 20+ years of experience, Claire Akau’s career passions include teaching and training, exploring and mastering software, and accounting. She currently owns a local accounting business and was also an instructor for the University of Hawaii at Hilo's College of Business and Economics.

* 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 go to labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf. Instructor is Claire Niibu-Akau.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 23-Apr 27, M,T,W,Th,F 5:00p - 8:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB 105, $190.00.


Quickbooks Online Part 3 (Hilo) *ETF

This course covers the operations of QuickBooks. Master the regular cycle from entering transactions, memorizing and creating rules, reconciling bank statements and producing reports.Fee includes required textbook.

Tuition includes textbook.

Required: Ability to operate a computer.

Meet Claire Akau:

With 20+ years of experience, Claire Akau’s career passions include teaching and training, exploring and mastering software, and accounting. She currently owns a local accounting business and was also an instructor for the University of Hawaii at Hilo's College of Business and Economics.

* 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 go to labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/home/employers/etf. Instructor is Claire Niibu-Akau.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 30-May 4, M,T,W,Th,F 5:00p - 8:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB 105, $190.00.


Rapid Topsoil Formation (Hilo)

Any resilient food system is based in healthy, durable soils. Hawaii Island’s landscape history of abuse and lava inundation leaves most of us needing to rapidly develop topsoil. This intensive offers participants exposure to, and hands-on experience with, the range of soil building techniques for degraded landscapes including: swale-mound earthworks, cover crops for fertility farming, aerobic compost tea, foliar feeding and biological inoculants, biochar and re-mineralization, intensive rotational micro-grazing, and cover cropping.

Meet 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: Registration has closed.
Jan 27, Sat 9:00a - 4:00p, [Hilo] HawCC (Manono Campus), Forest TEAM Greenhouse, $75.00.


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.
Jan 16-Mar 20, T 7:00am - 9:30am, [Hilo] Hilo Bay Front, $120.00.


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.
Jan 17-Mar 21, W 7:00a - 9:30a, [Hilo] Hilo Bay Front, $120.00.


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.

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.
Jan 18-Mar 22, Th 7:00a - 9:30a, [Hilo] Hilo Bay Front, $120.00.


Restoring Kona Discount Package

Includes Restoring Kona, Sections 1, 2, and 3.

All over Kona, people are working to restore nature and culture. We will visit three restoration sites, learn what is going on there, and participate with meaningful help, in most cases planting native trees and restoring ancient trails. Expect to learn much about Kona’s natural and human history, and how both nature and culture are being preserved and restored - now with your help!

Required: Bring gloves, water, and sun protection.

Meet Richard Stevens:

Richard Stevens has been working for over 20 years on restoration projects, including planting over 52, 000 native trees, and finding and cleaning many Hawaiian trails. He was a former Trails Researcher with the Hawaii State Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and has recently been restoring and reforesting the Hawaii Community College, Palamanui Campus. Dr. Stevens earned a Ph.D. in U.S. in World History and M.A. in Southeast Asian History at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Instructor is Richard Stevens.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 3-Apr 7, Sat 9:30a - 12:00p, [Kona] Palamanui Campus, TBD, $95.00.


Restoring Kona, Sec 2

All over Kona, people are working to restore nature and culture. We will visit three restoration sites, learn what is going on there, and participate with meaningful help, in most cases planting native trees and restoring ancient trails. Expect to learn much about Kona’s natural and human history, and how both nature and culture are being preserved and restored - now with your help!

Required: Bring gloves, water, and sun protection.

Meet Richard Stevens:

Richard Stevens has been working for over 20 years on restoration projects, including planting over 52, 000 native trees, and finding and cleaning many Hawaiian trails. He was a former Trails Researcher with the Hawaii State Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and has recently been restoring and reforesting the Hawaii Community College, Palamanui Campus. Dr. Stevens earned a Ph.D. in U.S. in World History and M.A. in Southeast Asian History at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Instructor is Richard Stevens.

Status: Seats are available.
Mar 3, Sat 9:30a - 12:00p, [Kona] Palamanui Campus, TBD, $35.00.


Restoring Kona, Sec 3

All over Kona, people are working to restore nature and culture. We will visit three restoration sites, learn what is going on there, and participate with meaningful help, in most cases planting native trees and restoring ancient trails. Expect to learn much about Kona’s natural and human history, and how both nature and culture are being preserved and restored - now with your help!

Required: Bring gloves, water, and sun protection.

Meet Richard Stevens:

Richard Stevens has been working for over 20 years on restoration projects, including planting over 52, 000 native trees, and finding and cleaning many Hawaiian trails. He was a former Trails Researcher with the Hawaii State Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and has recently been restoring and reforesting the Hawaii Community College, Palamanui Campus. Dr. Stevens earned a Ph.D. in U.S. in World History and M.A. in Southeast Asian History at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Instructor is Richard Stevens.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 7, Sat 9:30a - 12:00p, [Kona] Palamanui Campus, TBD, $35.00.


Spring Break Camp

Taiko Drumming, Arts, Sciences and more! Drop off from 7:45am and pick up by 3:45pm. Students must bring their own snacks, lunch, and water bottles. More information available by January 31, 2018. Please inquire for details. Ages 6-8. Instructor is Various Instructors.
Status: Class is full.
Mar 19-Mar 23, M,T,W,Th,F 8:00a - 3:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $250.00.


Techniques and Composition

This class will introduce participants to techniques in casual outdoor portraiture. Students will learn and practice techniques for photographing people subjects outdoors with minimal equipment. The participant will have opportunities to develop skills with camera and lenses, available lighting, and human subjects. Indoor classroom instruction will precede outdoor picture taking on location within Hilo. Follow up discussion and critique will round out the class.

Required: Participants must have their own camera equipment, preferably a digital SLR. Film cameras can be used but participants using film will not be able to view or edit their images within the scope of the class. Tripod and USB flash drive also required. Portable electronic flash is optional. Students must also be able to operate a computer.

Meet Mark Watanabe:

Taught by professional photographer and digital media arts instructor, Mark Watanabe, M.Ed. Mark was a lettering artist at Hallmark Cards, advertising manager at Sure Save Supermarkets, a professional studio photographer for over a decade, and was most recently a photography and design teacher at Kea`au High School. Instructor is Mark Watanabe.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 9-Apr 18, M,W,F 4:15p - 6:45p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB 125, $125.00.


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.

Field days held on two Saturdays, 9am-3pm, at Paradise Nectar Apiaries in Kapoho.

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: Seats are available.
Apr 10-May 15, T, Sat 4:30p - 7:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K 105, $145.00.


Therapeutic Yoga Discount Package (Hilo)

Therapeutic Yoga, Sec 1 and Sec 2

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.
Jan 16-Apr 27, T, F Varies, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, Old Gym, $200.00.


Therapeutic Yoga, Sec 2 (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.
Jan 19-Apr 27, F 5:30p - 6:45p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, Old Gym, $110.00.


Understanding Obesity (Hilo)

In this informative and practical class, Olga Sideleva breaks down the complex science behind obesity to help participants understand the physiology, causes, consequences and current treatments available. Participants will gain a better understanding of the many factors that relate to obesity, including hormones, body types, diabetes, genetics and more.

Meet Olga Sideleva:

Olga Sideleva earned a Ph.D. in Genetics from St. Petersburg University in Russia. She has over 20 years of experience in biological research. Dr. Sideleva also holds professional certifications as a teacher and a professional cook in the Russian Federation. She enjoys making complex material easy to understand. She brings her fun, enthusiastic and warm personality to her classes, and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with our community. Instructor is Olga Sideleva.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 5-Apr 26, Th 4:30p - 6:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, K 106, $45.00.


Video Production (Hilo)

Learn the basics of video production from professionals who have worked in the film and recording industries. Participants will complete all of the steps and learn techniques for producing a short informational video, including choosing a topic, writing the script, storyboarding, directing, shooting footage, and editing.

Optional: Bring your own video recording device (DSLR, iPad/tablet, smartphone).

Meet Evan Clark and Artin Mardirousi:

Evan Clark is a Certified Recording Engineer / Electronic Multimedia Producer from Kansas City. Evan is a graduate of Full Sail University / Studio Florida.

Artin Mardirousi worked as freelance videographer and production assistant for television shows and commercials, and studied at UCLA with a degree in Philosophy and minor film. Instructor is Clark, Evan Mardirousi, Artin.

Status: Seats are available.
Apr 9-Apr 20, M,W,F 4:30p - 8:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, UCB 125, $150.00.


Water Wisdom: Strategies for the Farmscape (Hilo)

In this hands-on workshop, learn simple, DIY (do it yourself) techniques for welcoming water into our shared watersheds, even during large rainstorm events. Applicable for farmers, ranchers, homeowners, and renters who are interested in minimizing the impacts of water runoff to their medium to large property and improving watersheds to protect our natural resources.

Meet 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.
Apr 21, Sat 1:00p - 4:00p, [Hilo] HawCC (Manono Campus), Forest TEAM Greenhouse, $40.00.


Water Wisdom: Strategies for the Homescape (Hilo)

In this hands-on workshop, learn simple, DIY (do it yourself) techniques for welcoming water into our shared watersheds, even during large rainstorm events. Applicable for gardeners, homeowners, and renters who are interested in minimizing the impacts of water runoff on their small property and improving watersheds to protect our natural resources.

Meet 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.
Apr 21, Sat 9:00a - 12:00p, [Hilo] HawCC (Manono Campus), Forest TEAM Greenhouse, $40.00.


WiX.com Web Design Package (Hilo)

Learn how to create a customized or a fully operational website to promote a business or department. Instructor Artin Mardirousi will also cover how to easily author a fully functional website containing multiple web pages filled with animation, sounds and videos, securing a web domain (name), hosting, and more.

Required: Basic computer skills & 4GB & USB flash drive.

Meet 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: Registration has closed.
Jan 22-Feb 14, M,W 4:30p - 6:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Computer Lab), $225.00.


WIX.com, Part 1 (Hilo)

Introduction to WIX.com: Creating Websites without Code will teach participants how to create a customized website or a fully operational website to promote a business or department. Instructor Artin Mardirousi will also cover how to easily author a fully functional website containing multiple web pages filled with animation, sounds and videos, securing a web domain (name), hosting, and more.

Required: Basic computer skills & 4GB & USB flash drive.

Meet 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: Registration has closed.
Jan 22-Jan 31, M,W 4:30p - 6:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Computer Lab), $125.00.


WiX.com, Part 2 (Hilo)

By student request we're offering a second workshop on WiX.com! This WiX class will build on the concepts presented in the 1st workshop. This workshop will go beyond basics of WiX web building. Learn how to properly design and build your business website. Emphasis will be put on on website composition, effective elements (pictures, video, ect), and marketing best practices. Additionally, students will utilize the latest business and marketing website designs incorporating forms, animation, and multimedia elements.

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

Meet 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: Registration has closed.
Feb 5-Feb 14, M,W 4:30p - 6:30p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Computer Lab), $125.00.


Zentangle Basics & Beyond (Hilo)

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn and fun method of drawing structured patterns. It is also a tool to boost mindfulness for relaxation and creativity. Class one will cover the basics of Zentangle, including concepts, techniques, vocabulary, and Fundamental Tangles. Class two will focus on creating waterscape pieces, while learning more about composition and color theory. This course will launch (or reignite) participants’ practice of creating and playing with patterns. No drawing or Zentangle experience is necessary. Ages 12 and up.

Required: Sketchbook, pencil. Introductory Zentangle kit is included, however participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies as desired (drawing pens, colored pencils, etc.). Camera is also recommended for use outside of class.

Meet Sara Krosch:

Sara Krosch is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) who has been practicing the art form since 2015. She is currently a graphic designer, small business owner, and arts festival producer. Ms. Krosch has Teaching and Communication degrees and has previously facilitated trainings and taught in over a dozen countries around the world. Instructor is Sara Krosch.

Status: Registration has closed.
Feb 11-Feb 18, Sun 1:00p - 4:00p, [Hilo] UH Hilo Campus, PB-7 (Meeting Room), $75.00.