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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Paint & Party at Pele’s

We’re doing it again! Join us Saturday, March 25 to Paint & Party at Pele’s. This month you can paint like Matisse. We are limited to 12 seats 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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Kathleen Alexander Watercolor Workshop

The Lana’i Art Center Presents a Watercolor Workshop “Painting Tropical Flowers” with Kathleen Alexander.

This is a two day Watercolor workshop (beginners welcome) where Kathleen will provide detailed instruction on how to paint a tropical flower from beginning to end.

It will be held at the LHES High School Art Classroom on Saturday and Sunday, January 21-22, 2017 from 9 AM-4 PM each day.  Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Have fun learning watercolor techniques from a renowned teacher!

Cost of the two-day workshop is $200.  Materials may be purchased from Kathleen at a cost of $40 (paint, paper, use of brushes, etc.) Discount pricing for LAC members!

For more information and to register, please click here.

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Life Drawing Session – Winter 2017

LHS art teacher Lisa Galloway will host the winter sessions of “live” drawings. Amateur and experienced artists can gather together to draw people and/or objects that are “live” in front of them to improve their skills and create new artworks. Artists stand at easels and use a variety of paper and drawing materials like graphite, charcoal, and chalk pastels to draw a model or “still life” objects in front of them. A clothed model starts with many short poses then does a couple of long poses. After the model poses for 90 minutes, the artists may stay for up to 30 more minutes to finish their work and clean up.

Sessions will be held Thursdays,  4 – 6 PM,  Jan 19, Jan 26, Feb 2, and Feb 9 at LHS art room T104.

If this is your first time, come to the first session 15 minutes early to talk with the instructor and get comfortable. Don’t expect to become an expert in a few hours, but do expect to see your abilities improve as you continue!

Cost is $20 for LAC members, $50 for non-members. All materials are included.

For more information, please contact the Art Center.


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Introduction to Ceramics

ceramic-wed-nightsStarting this Wednesday, we will be conducting sessions on Basic Introduction to Working with Clay. This is a two session course that will cover making simple containers, hanging art, ornaments, preparing for firing in the kiln, glazing and all related aspects of making handmade pottery pieces. Learn about recognizing types of clay, how to keep clay workable for specific pieces, wedging, rolling, pinch pot, slab formation, coiling, use of tools, and more!

Sessions will be every Wednesday from 6 – 9 PM. Cost for non-members is $25 for the two sessions and includes materials. Discounted fee for members is only $10. What a deal! Pre-registration is suggested but not required. See you there!
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Ohe Kapala Fabric Art

ohekapala-hawaiian-art-sat-10152016Ohe Kapala are bamboo stamps with intricate designs. These were used in ancient times to create repetitive patterns onto kapa. Using one stamp the artist could create hundreds of different designs. These designs played on both positive and negative space, creating patterns with even the unstamped portion of the design. Join us on Sat Oct 15 to make your own design. Bring your own fabric items or purchase at the workshop.

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