Arts Events on Kauai
Jennifer Hill ceramics workshopson Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at $25/session, including instruction, clay, glazes and firing.
email Jennifer Hill
Kelly Bandalos pastel drawing workshopsin both studio and plein aire settings on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at $15/session. Participants provide their own drawing supplies. Registration is required; plein aire locations change weekly.
email Kelly Bandalos
Life Drawing with Carol Yotsuda
Wednesday evenings at the Art Pod in Niumalu. Space is limited;
registration required. Cost is $15/class, basic supplies are provided.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 245-2733 for reservations.
Here are some samples from recent life drawing students. Come join us! All levels of experience welcome.
The Rebuilding of Kamalani Pavilion—a GIAC Van Go! Project
article by Anne E. O'Malley
Business and arts continue to be a beautiful match in the collaboration among Princeville Center, Honu Group and the Garden Island Arts Council’s Van Go! program. For the third year in a row, the team has enfolded youth in a program of conservation and caretaking through the arts.
This year, Kahu Kai—caring for the ocean—is the theme, and for months, at workshops held at the National Tropical Botanical Garden, the Eastside Family Summit, the Kaua‘i Orchid & Art Festival, the Banana Poka Festival and the Healing Garden Festival, students and artists drew sea critters and some have already rendered them in ceramic tiles that will decorate Kamalani Pavilion at Lydgate Park.
The original pavilion was a labor of love built by hundreds of volunteers in 2004 and lost in a fire in 2007. The new pavilion will have 24 panels to design and build, each measuring 30” x 48”. GIAC is raising money so children around the island may create the ceramic tile murals. Your donation will go a long way toward providing supplies, firing tiles, creating murals, and having artists work with the children.
This collaboration began in 2007 with the Kahu ‘Aina program—caring for the land—in which Van Go! held 12 workshops around the island focusing on drawing native Hawaiian plants. With over 100 art entries from students from ages five through 18, the team was able to select some of the renderings to be printed as gift cards, in calendars, or on T-shirts and banners. Twenty-two of the works are in a permanent mosaic installation at Princeville Center.
In 2008, Kahu ‘Ohana—caring for families—saw keiki focus on role models who inspire them to become responsible, caring leaders of the future. In workshops around the island, aided by artists and writers, children painted and wrote limericks about a special person in their lives. A celebration at Princeville Center included live limerick readings, music, and an art exhibit of all 118 Kahu ‘Ohana entries.