YAS and CCE Online Pumpkin Patch and Fall Fundraiser

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Monday, September 28, 2020 - 11:30am to Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 4:00pm

View the Online Pumpkin Patch- Click Here!

YAS and CCE would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween! Thank you to everyone who participated in our first ever Online Pumpkin Patch! We loved seeing your wonderful creations. We would also like to send a huge MAHALO to everyone who donated to our program by purchasing a Pumpkin Kit and/or handmade items for our online store! We still have a few more items for sale, check them out on our website and while you're there, click through our pumpkin gallery to check out the awesome pumpkin art. Stay tuned, we'll be launching new and exciting projects just in time for the Holidays coming up in November and December!

The Youth Arts Series & UH Hilo Center for Community Engagement 2020 Online Pumpkin Patch & Fall Fundraiser

Spooky season is upon us! For the past two years the Youth Arts Series (YAS) has partnered with the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Center for Community Engagement (CCE)  to create our art-filled Haunted House. We’ve hit pause on our Haunted House this year. We’ll be doing our part to stay socially distant while still  celebrating our favorite time of the year together.


Watch our Introduction video for a quick guide on how to participate!

Step 1: Pick up a kit. Kits are available by donation. Just pay what you can. Donations can be made online on our store page or in person at the time of pick up.

Step 2: Find your “pumpkin.” Make it, build it out of found objects, or use a real one. 2D creations will also be accepted.

Step 3: Watch the YAS tutorials for helpful tips and techniques. 

Step 4: Take a photo! Check out the Entry Guidelines below for details.

Step 5: Send your photo(s) to us by Friday, October 23, 2020. Email them to yas@ehcc.org

Bonus Step!: Help us out by purchasing an item from our online store. We’ve got items for Halloween lovers of all ages to enjoy! All proceeds go towards the Youth Arts Series.

SHOP NOW, Click here: https://ehccstore.square.site/


All items included in our Fall Fundraiser have been created and donated to EHCC YAS by local crafters and artists. 100% of the proceeds from item sales will go towards the Youth Arts Series. Your purchase will help YAS to continue it’s goal of providing arts education to keiki of all ages. Together with CCE, and our community partners we are committed to promoting creativity and self expression through the arts all year round.

Big MAHALO to RK Woods for their help in creating our unique bookmarks!


Pumpkin Kits

Each kit is packaged in an upcycled pumpkin/jack-o-lantern box. Feel free to use this as a starting point for your pumpkin patch entry!


Kits are available by donation, pay what you can. Donations can be made with a credit card on our online store here: https://ehccstore.square.site/ OR Cash or check donations can be made in person at the time of pick up. Don’t want the kit for yourself? Feel free to make a donation and sponsor a kit for someone else (send us an email to let us know, yas@ehcc.org). 100% of the proceeds will go toward YAS, anything helps!


Teen Kit (Ages 14-18)

  •  Acrylic paint (red, yellow, blue, black, and white)

  •  Wooden craft sticks

  •  Cotton balls (watch our video on how to make a quick and easy spider web)

  •  2 rolls of decorative washi tape

  •  Hand-made wire and glass spider

  • Glass beads and jewelry wire to create your own spider

  • 2 pieces of felt (assorted colors)

  • pipe cleaners (assorted colors)

  •  Two paint brushes

  •  White All-Purpose glue


Kids Kit (Ages 13 & under, younger children may require more adult assistance)

  • Tempera paint (red, yellow, blue & white)

  •  Wooden craft sticks

  •  Cotton balls (watch our video on how to make a quick and easy spider web)

  •  2 rolls of decorative washi tape

  •  Hand-made wire and glass spider

  • Wooden beads and pipe cleaners to create your own spider

  • 2 pieces of felt (assorted colors)

  • Two paint brushes

  •  White All-Purpose glue


Pick-Up Information:

Reminder to wear your mask!

Pick-up of kits and other items purchased from the Fall Fundraiser can be picked up September 28-October 16, Mondays 4:00-6:00, Wednesdays and Fridays 2:00-4:00 in the EHCC annex building (located directly behind the main building) while supplies last. If you are not able to make it during these dates, let us know and we will try our best to accommodate your schedule. 


For pick up of Fall Fundraiser items please be sure to bring a copy of your receipt (EHCC Online Square confirmation page/email). Fall Fundraiser items will be available until the end of October (while supplies last) pick up times for the second half of the month will be announced at a later date. 


Please note:

Due to COVID19 safety precautions there will be no returns of Pumpkin Kits or Fall Fundraiser items once items have left the EHCC premises. There will be no refunds, all sales are final. 

All of the Fall Fundraiser items are brand new. As an extra safety measure we encourage you to use an antibacterial to gently wipe down any products before use. 

Materials and supplies included in the Pumpkin Kits are brand new. Some of the packaging in the kits are made from recycled materials. 

Pumpkin Patch Entry Guidelines:

Creating your pumpkin:

  • 2D or 3D works accepted

  • Any materials may be used - we encourage upcycling!

  • Need ideas? Watch our videos below!

  • Pumpkins must be appropriate for all audiences, including young children. If you are unsure, please email us at yas@ehcc.org with your idea for guidance.


Submitting your work for our Digital Pumpkin Patch:

  • Photos must be submitted by Friday, October 23 at 11:59pm to yas@ehcc.org.

  • Background: Place your pumpkin on a simple background - white wall, grass, etc. 

  • Lighting: Avoid dark lighting and shadows. 

  • Views: If you have a 3D project, you may want to submit multiple photos to show the various angles of your work. 

  • If we find that your photo doesn’t work for our gallery, we may request that you retake the photo, or we may be unable to use your submission. We encourage you to submit your photos as early as possibly to allow time for retakes.


Tips & Techniques to help you on your Pumpkin adventure:


Special thanks to UH Hilo Center for Community Engagement for helping to make this project possible!

To learn more about them visit: https://hilo.hawaii.edu/cce/

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