Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:00am
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The Youth Arts Series: Pop-Up Workshops 2018

The Youth Arts Series is excited to introduce it’s Spring 2018 line up of individual workshop installments. Our Pop-Up workshops are single topic sessions that round out the YAS calendar between our annual Fall Break and Summer day-camp programming. New Pop-Ups are constantly in the works, don’t miss out on these exciting and unique art opportunities! Be sure to check back or sign up for the EHCC newsletter on the homepage.

*Class will be held in the EHCC Annex Building. Parents/ Guardians may drop off and pick-up students in EHCC’s rear parking lot.*


East Hawai’i Cultural Center’s Youth Arts Series (YAS) is an exciting immersion experience for young artists. Students have the opportunity to explore a variety of engaging and innovative art-making processes. We strive to enrich the artistic abilities of our students in a fun, nurturing environment that stimulates their artistic talents.

YAS offers students a wide range of mediums that provide a variety of creative outlets to stimulate their imaginations and to promote their ability to think outside the box. Each day, students rotate through classes that include basic principles of design, 3-dimensional hand-building, textile techniques, and self-expression.

YAS coincides with the Department of Education’s K-12 academic breaks throughout the year. New workshop day-camps are held each academic break to encourage continuing participation.

Contact: yas@ehcc.org for more information!

To Register- View desired class below- Click to download & fill out registration form. Email completed form to yas@ehcc.org or drop-off at the EHCC, Tuesday- Saturday, 10AM - 4PM.

You can pay online for the desired class below- please carefully make your selection (CLASSES LISTED BY DATE) before processing payment or stop by EHCC, Tuesday- Saturday, 10AM - 4PM

To confirm the status of your EHCC membership- call our office at (808) 961-5711 or email admin@ehcc.org.


YAS Pop-Up Workshops

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  • Upcycle Canvas Building

    Wednesday, January 17 AND 24, 2018 Class Description- Upcycle Canvas Building with Dena Nakahashi

    Students will construct and stretch their own canvas. They will learn to build the stretcher bars from scratch using recycled wood from deconstructed pallets. This class will teach students creative application of unconventional materials.

    1:30 PM- 3:30 PM (Drop off begins at 1:00PM, Pick up between 3:30- 4:00PM)

    Ages 14-17

    Enrollment Fee: $50.00- EHCC Members (Parent or Guardian who is registering the student, must be 18 years old or over) $70.00- Non-EHCC Members

    Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 10th, 4:00 PM

    Click Here for Upcycle Canvas Building Registration Form


    Dena is a multimedia artist based in Volcano, on the Big Island. She has attended Kapiolani Community College on Oahu as well as the University of Hawaii at Hilo, majoring in art. Dena has had her work exhibited in numerous galleries and art exhibitions in Hilo, as well as on the island of Oahu. She brings to the table a unique flare for art, with her own unique, contemporary style. Learn More
  • Upcycle Arts

    Monday, February 19, 2018 (President’s Day Holiday)- Upcycle Arts with Jessica McMahel

    Students  will learn to  creatively  decorate, reuse and redesign  old T-shirts to create new pieces of art, fashion and everyday items. Students  will  combine new  and  recycled  products  for  their  artpieces. There will be an emphasis on mixed media textile design.

    8:00 AM- 10:00 AM (drop-off begins at 7:30, pick-up 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM)

    Ages 5-8

    Students should bring to class, a school binder, and a plain dark-colored t-shirt, both will be used for their upcycling projects. Items should be previously used, students will be cutting, making alterations and redesigning both the binder and the t-shirt.

    Enrollment Fee: $25.00- EHCC Members (Parent or Guardian who is registering the student, must be 18 years old or over) $45.00- Non-EHCC Members

    Registration Deadline 4:00PM, Monday, February 12

    Clich Here For the Upcycle Arts Registration Form

    Jessica graduated from the University of Hawaii at Hilo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art.  She learned the art of paper cutting and washi paper decorating from her mother who continues to teach these folk arts in Oahu. She has spent the last few years teaching art to elementary students at Ka'umana Elementary and Mountain View Elementary. Learn More
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