Monday, January 1, 2018 - 10:00am to Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 10:00am

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 TITLE/SUBJECT) 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.


  • Printmaking

    Wednesday, March 7th- Printmaking with Kanani Daley
    1:30 PM- 3:30 PM, (drop off 1:00-1:30, pick up 3:30-4:00)
    Ages 10-12
    Class Description:
    A Collagraph print is made from a collage, which students will design with recycled and organic materials. This is a process driven activity that results in a surprising multiplicity of textures and forms. Artists will have the opportunity to create their own plate from scratch, experience the magic of the press, and develop design and composition skills with this approachable and fun method of printmaking. 
    Class will be held in the EHCC Annex Building- PIKO PRESS. Parents/ Guardians may drop off and pick-up students in EHCC’s rear parking lot.
    Registration Deadline 4:00PM, Wednesday, February 28
    Enrollment Fee:
    $40.00- EHCC Members (Parent or Guardian who is registering the student, must be 18 years old or over)
    $60.00- Non-EHCC Members


    My mission as an artist is to generate honest work. My intent as an educator is to give students a space in which they can be honest about themselves, and their work develops and reflects their uniqueness.   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


    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
  • Empowerment and Team Building Through Photography

    Empowerment and Team Building Through Photography with Augusto Murillo - Fridays (5 classes) February 9- March 9, 2018
    2:30- 4:30 PM
    Ages 15-18 
    Course Description​ – Developmental Pathway. Teaching leadership skills through observation. Students will create a story to find, their inner strength, knowledge from life experiences, and their voice within a team. These young leaders will apply seven steps;
    1. Personal growth/ learning
    2. Taking action/ making decisions
    3. Sharing the vision/ passion
    4. Developmental relationships/ finding a common language
    5. Leading with character/ Integrity and dignity
    6. Communicating/ finding your voice
    7. Time management under stress.
    Students will take away life long lessons and skills learned through the vehicle of photography.
    Enrollment Fee: Per Student for 5 classes: $65 EHCC Members (Parent or Guardian who is registering the student, must be 18 years old or over), $85 Non-Members
    Students are required to bring their own digital camera. Digital camera devices may include but are not limited to: smart phone, mobile music device, ipad, tablet, point and shoot, or a DSLR​.
    Augusto Murillo, photographer, videographer, editor, and director. Augusto Murillo was aphotographer in New York City for 9 years before traveling through South America for 7 years tohelp archaeologists document petroglyphs and pictographs in the Atacama desert in Chile,participated with anthropologists to recover the oral history of back-strap weavers in Peru, Chile,and Bolivia and directed the creation of a Bio-Circuit in the Peruvian Amazon. Learn More
  • 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


    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
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