Wine Glass Painting – perfect for the Holidays

Rachel is back with a timely and fun painting workshop. Use your imagination to decorate a wine glass. These make great gifts and are fun and easy to make. Only a limited number of glasses are available so your are welcome to bring your own.




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Skull Decorating

And now for something completely different – skull decorating! Thanks to the talents of local artist Rachel Lauter, we are able to present an activity reminiscent of the artwork often seen at Dia del Muertos. You will get the opportunity to glorify one of the skulls of our plentiful residents, axis deer! We will supply materials such as paint, sequins, and ribbons. You supply the magic! The cost is only $20 for this unique opportunity, skull included. This will take place at our big project table inside the Art Center gallery. There is limited seating so advanced reservations are highly recommended. You can drop by the Art Center for inspiration and to sign up. See you there!

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Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving returns to the Art Center! Thanks to the generosity of Pine Isle and Richard’s Market, we will have plenty of those classic orange gourds to challenge your creativity. We will have a big table set up outside behind the Art Center. Bring your carving tools if you have, and also a large scooping spoon. This event is open to all but, please, keiki must be accompanied by an adult. The fun begins Saturday, Oct 28 at 10am and will go until we run out of pumpkins. The Lanai Art Center is a non-profit community center providing this event for no cost to you, although a $5 donation is suggested. Spread the word! See you there.

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Silk Painting Workshop!

Here’s another opportunity to make your own silk art. We have new sizes available so you can create a scarf, pareo, table cloth, wall hanging, or whatever you can image. Michelle Fujie will be guiding you along the way so this workshop is appropriate for beginners as well as accomplished silk painters.

9 AM – 3PM on Saturday, September 16, 2017
LHES Art Room – T104
LAC members – $35 / others – $40

There is limited space and we need a minimum of 6 to run this workshop, so please sign up ASAP. Come by the Art Center to sign up or you can easily register by clicking here. Sign up soon and spread the word!

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Paint & Party at Pele’s – Sunflowers

Our last scheduled Paint Party was rained out but we won’t be deterred. Come enjoy a casual evening of instructor led painting. Paint like Van Gogh, but keep your ear! Beginners will be proud of their creations to show off to friends and family; experienced painters will improve their skills while tackling a new project. All materials are included, as is one pupu of your choice. More food items are available from Pele’s fine menu as well as beer, wine, and yummy cocktails. We do need a minimum of 6 artists (12 max) so please sign up soon! You can drop by the Art Center to sign up, or for more information and registration, please go here. See ya there!

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Free Silk Painting Workshop


Michelle Fujie is offering a special 1 Day Class on the basics of Silk Painting. Take home your own one of a kind silk art accessory! This is a FREE event graciously funded by OHA but you MUST register before July 10 in order to attend. All materials and instruction are provided. Sign up now for this popular class!

Limited space available.

July 10,  9-2  ~ LHES Art Room T104

Register by stopping by the Lana’i Art Center or online  here

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Life Drawing / Photography Sessions – Summer 2017

Take a field trip and make some art!

LHES teacher and amateur artist Lisa Galloway will organize and help take photos, draw “en plein air” (outside) and explore the drawing media and subjects found there. Based on participants’ wishes, and weather, we’ll carpool to a different location each time we meet – desert, forest, beach and/or the human-made environment. Lisa will guide activities that reduce the stress and challenges of drawing, and increase your fun and confidence!

Participants must be 14 years or older.  Class size will be no more than ten people!

Each session will meet at 3pm at the high school art room. Sessions will be every Sunday in June (the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th).

This is a non-profit event, so the fees will provide participants with the drawing materials they need, and a chance to matt, mount and/or frame their best artworks for exhibit at the LAC gallery.  Participants must have their own camera, and a sketchbook is recommended.

$15 per session for LAC members, $25 per session for non-LAC members
Full payment is due no later than June 4th. To sign up please go here.

Contact Lisa at or leave her a message at the Lanai Art Center.  Call 565-7503 or drop by!

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Weaving Workshop!

If you have been to the Art Center gallery, surely you have seen the amazing weavings displayed. If not, you must come in and check them out. And now you can learn to weave a small wall hanging, scarf, purse, rug or other fabric art from master weaver, Alicia Blackwell. Weave on a frame loom, table loom, or a floor loom. Introductory and continuing weaving instructions will be available. This workshop is being held Sat, April 20 thru Sunday, April 30, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm. All materials are included. Limited to 6 participants ages high school and up. Sign up early! Come in to the Center to sign or sign up online here. $45/LAC members, $50/non-member.

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Paint & Party at Pele’s – Rescheduled for May 6!

The party continues! On May 6 we will conduct another Paint Party at Pele’s. Eat, drink & paint as instructors guide participants to create their own artworks. This month,we go under the sea. No previous painting experience is required, let your inner artist escape! All supplies and one appetizer is included. You can order drinks and more food off the menu (not included).  Seating is limited to 12 participants so don’t delay; this has proven to be a popular event.  You can sign up at the Art Center, or for more information and online registration please go here.

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LHES Winter Session of Art in the Classroom

Most people know the Art Center as the gallery where local artists display and sell their art. You may not realize that our art instructor Ms. Sagawa also provides learning and opportunities for students at LHES. This is just a small sampling of student art from this past winter session. Besides the fact the arts encourage joyful, active learning, the arts help us to understand and express abstract concepts, and stimulates higher level thinking. Please help support the Arts!

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