UH Hilo offers summer art classes for teens

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Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo offers two summer drawing series for young artists ages 12-15.

Tween/Teen Drawing Series: The Essentials with Kellie Miyazu teaches students the essentials of drawing to set a solid foundation for further exploration and creativity. Students will learn the techniques of lines, shapes, shading, perspective, and more while having ample time for practice and feedback from both instructor and peers. Classes will be held Monday, July 9, through Friday, July 13, from 3 – 5 pm on the UH Hilo Campus, PB-5. Cost is $90.

Tween/Teen Drawing Series: Exploring Commercial Art with Chris M. Butzer introduces students to many of the career possibilities that exist within the world of commercial art, including cartooning and comics, children's book illustration, editorial illustration, product illustration, and storyboard and concept art. Hands-on lessons and demonstrations will enable students to create their own comics, illustrations, and commercial art. Classes will be held Monday, July 16, through Friday, July 20, from 3-5 pm on the UH Hilo Campus, PB-5. Cost is $90. A discounted package is available for $165 for taking both Tween/Teen Drawing Series.

Kellie Miyazu is a graduate of UH Hilo with a BA in Art. She is the creator and coordinator of the Youth Arts Series at the East Hawai‘i Cultural Center, and also teaches art at Waiakeawaena Elementary School and for E.B. DeSilva’s EdVenture program.

Chris M. Butzer is an illustrator, printmaker, and cartoonist who recently moved to Hilo from New York City. His illustrations have appeared in numerous books, publications, and on product designs. He taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York for six years.

For more information and to register, call CCECS at 932-7830 or visit http://hilo.hawaii.edu/ccecs/.

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