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Glass Fusing Sessions

Due to popular demand (and it’s pretty fun!), we just added 3 individual glass fusing sessions. Each one is only $20 for LAC members ($25 for general public. These will be held on Feb 2, 4, and 6 from 10 – 1. Please check here for more information and to sign up!

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Glass Fusing Workshop!

We are pleased to present this opportunity to create functional and decorative glass pieces such as window hangings, coasters, small dishes, magnets and small sculptures. You will be using colored fused glass and recycled window glass. Open to all (elementary aged artists must be accompanied by a parent or guardian), no experience necessary, all equipment provided.

Our guest instructor is Terry Batte of Portland, Oregon. Terry has been working in fused glass for over 20 years. She managed a private glass studio for ten years, and she has had own studio and glass tile business for another ten years. This is a great opportunity to work with an industry expert!

This workshop consists of three 5-8PM classes plus a fourth to pick up completed items and discuss future projects. The first class starts on Monday, Jan 28.

The cost for this week long workshop is only $50 or $45 for current LAC members.

For more information on dates, activities, and to sign up, please click here.

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Portrait Painting Workshop

The Lanai Art Center is pleased to present Lanai professional artist Travis Turqueza for a portrait painting workshop. Travis has been a professional artist for over 2 decades and is also a part-time art teacher. 

Lisa Galloway will help facilitate this workshop in her art classroom. She is an art teacher at LHES and will be a participant this time, too! She can be reached by email at or call / text (808) 633 7675.

Travis will demonstrate how to paint a portrait using acrylic paints with supplies provided for participants (included in the workshop fee). He will give step-by-step instructions to each participant. There will be suggested portraits, and those wishing to paint a portrait of their own should let Lisa know in advance so you and Travis are prepared for this option! Any level of artists can attend if 14 years of age or older.

When? Saturday, January 5th, 2019 from 9am to 3pm (approximate end time). We will break for coffee, mid-morning, and lunch. Participants are encouraged to bring potluck items to share or dine on their own as food is not included in the workshop fee.

Where? LHES T104. Park in the County Parking Lot beside the tennis courts and walk to the school gym. T Building is just past the gym (mauka side of the lawn). Look for signs and call Lisa at (808) 633-7675 if you cannot find it!

How Much? $60 for the day’s event / $55 for current LAC members.

How can I sign up? Come into the Art Center gallery or simply click here to register and pay online.

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Paint & Party at Pele’s – Sunset

Saturday Nov 10, 2018
3 – 6 PM

By popular demand, Frank will be guiding you through the painting of a sunset. Beginners to experienced artists will have fun at this casual event. Customize your artwork as you see fit!

All painting materials are included. Pupus will be served to the group as well as one glass of wine for each participant! More food and drink items are available off Pele’s varied menu. If you have been to previous Paint Party, please not that we are starting a little earlier this time – 3:o0PM.

Don’t make us cancel! We do need a minimum of 6 participants (max – 10), so sign up soon. Register online or come by the Art Center. LAC members enjoy a 10% event discount. Our previous Painting Parties have been a lot of fun and all artists have gone home with some great self produced pieces. To register online, just click here.

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Pumpkin Carving PLUS!!

We have a full day planned to get you ready for Halloween. Join us on Saturday, Oct 27 for Pumpkin Carving from 10 – 2. Judging and prize awards will be after the 4PM LAPA performance. In the meantime, bring your costumed pet and walk around the square with us at 3 PM. Prove that Lanai’s Got Talent at open mic from 6 – 8. Perform your poetry, song, dance, comedy bit, or whatever you’d like to share (remember this is a family event!). Our ceramic and workshops will be open with live demonstrations. Tasty grinds by Janine will be available for sale in the afternoon. We’ll be in the courtyard behind the Art Center. Come join us!

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Paint & Party at Pele’s – Pueo

Be smart! Come to our next Paint Party and participate in portraying a Pueo. Our last gathering sold out, so sign up soon. We’re starting at 3:30 this time on Sep 15. Price includes all materials and there will be a shared pupu platter. Of course, more food and cocktails (not included) are available off the menu. Come into the gallery to sign up or it’s super easy to register here

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Silk Painting Workshop!

Here’s another opportunity to make your own silk art. Kim Dupree will be guiding you in your own creations. Kim will be taking more of a free form approach to design with less emphasize on pattern transfers. After setting up your silk, you will go right to work making this one day workshop go fast! Make a pareo, table cloth, wall hanging or whatever your imagination dictates.

10 AM – 2PM on Saturday, May 19,  2018
LHES Art Room – T104
LAC members – $25 / others – $30

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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Nuno Scarf Making

Nuno Felting is a technique that bonds loose fibre, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt. The name is derived from the Japanese word “nuno” meaning cloth. Patterns and designs are limited only to your imagination. Learn how to create a unique piece of wear-able art. It is a wet and somewhat messy process, so dress accordingly! The workshop is free however to offset our costs we are asking partipants to purchase the scarves they produce or to donate them to LAC so we can sell them in the gallery. Suggested purchase price is $45 per piece.

This event is ideal for beginners to experienced 12 years old and up. It is a great family activity.

Come to the gallery for examples and for inspiration! These scarves would make excellent Mother’s Day gifts.

Sessions will be held April 28 / 29 from 10 – 4. You can attend either one or both. Bring a lunch.

To register, you can come into the Art Center gallery or simply click here.

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Paint & Party at Pele’s – Beach Scene

It’s  been much too long since our last Paint Party! We finally have one scheduled for Saturday, April 21 at Pele’s. This event’s painting is a simple beach scene that is perfect for you to personalize with your own additions – lounging on the beach, boogie boarding, shark attack – use your imagination! We are limited to 12 seats and need a minimum of 6 to present the event, so come into the Art Center to sign up soon. For more information and to register on line, please go here.

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Jack Iizuka Ceramics Demonstration!

We are very pleased that master ceramicist Jack Iizuka will visit our studio on Tuesday March 20 for informal demonstrations and discussion. Jack will be here on island for one day only. Born in Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, Iizuka is a master at the sgraffito technique, which involves the etching and carving of intricate designs into ceramic surfaces. He holds a master’s degree in ceramics from California State University and a bachelor’s degree in art from Loma Linda University. Jack will be in the ceramics studio around 10:30 until early afternoon followed by pot luck. Stop by for inspiration and amazement!

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