Youth Arts Series: SUMMER 2019

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Monday, July 15, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, July 26, 2019 - 2:00pm


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The Youth Arts Series: Summer 2019

Monday- Friday

8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Ages 8-14

Mission Statement
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. YAS coincides with the Department of Education’s K-12 academic breaks throughout the year. Experienced instructors and artists lead each session.
Program Description
Join us for an exciting art adventure! In this years summer session, the YAS team of skilled instructors will guide young artists through the process of learning a variety of mediums. Our student artists will create their own works of art while learning basic technical skills behind each medium. They will also learn the importance of teamwork and collaboration.
*Classes may be canceled if minimum enrollment is not met, in the event of which the enrollment fee will be refunded. Membership purchased at the time of registration is non-refundable. Membership will remain valid for one calendar year.*
Beckie Marshall- Ceramic Boxes
Mary Milelzcik- Paper Making
Alyssa Doctor- Stamping
Kevin Diminyatz- Mixed Media/ Printmaking
Carol Walker- Gamelan
Tentative Daily Schedule:
  • 8:00-9:00 Class 1
  • 5 min transition/ break
  • 9:05-10:05 Class 2
  • 15 min snack break
  • 10:20-11:20 Class 3
  • 20 min lunch break
  • 11:40-12:40 Class 4
  • 10 minute break
  • 12:50-1:50 Class 5
  • 1:50-2:00 Clean up
*Daily schedule will rotate order of classes

*Refunds requested after June 28th will recieve half of the tuition cost. Memberships and refund requested after July 5th are NON-REFUNDABLE. *



  • Stampin' Up

    Alyssa Perry's picture
    Alyssa is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Hilo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Master’s Degree in Teaching.  She is currently a teacher at Waiakea Elementary School. Learn More
  • Ceramic Boxes

    Beckie Marshall's picture
    Rebecca “Beckie” Marshall was born in St. Louis, state of Missouri. Moved to Hilo Hawaii in 1991. She has been crocheting since about 1975 and have been exploring and experimenting with clay since 2006.Bebo c.c., ceramics & crochet, is the monarchy Marshall uses to design and create under. Her designs are realized in her Waiakea Ukastudio where she uses low fired clay, fires in an electric kiln and crochets with Learn More
  • Mixed Media/ Printmaking

    Kevin Diminyatz's picture
    Kevin Diminyatz is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Graduating from Sonoma State University in 1995 with a B.F.A  in Printmaking and a minor in Art History. In 1998 Kevin received a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from Mills College where his work was influenced by Mills College Professors, Hung Liu, and Ron Nagle. Learn More
  • Gamelan

    “Gamelan is comparable to only two things, moonlight and flowing water...mysterious like moonlight and always changing like flowing water.” That famous description of gamelan was written by the ethnomusicologist Jaap Kunst.Gamelan is a traditional orchestra, found throughout Indonesia, consisting primarily large and small gongs and xylophone-like instruments, usually made of bronze and teak. There are many types of gamelan from different regions. Javanese, Balinese, and Sundanese are the most famous. The Javanese gamelan also includes drums of various sizes, a fiddle-like instrument called rebab, zither, and bamboo flute. Javanese gamelan music accompanies traditional ceremonies in Java such as weddings, and is also used in shadow puppet performances. Although Javanese gamelan is an extremely sophisticated art form that dedicated players spend years to master, playing gamelan at beginning levels is surprisingly easy and fun. A group of beginners can try playing simple pieces after just a few minutes of instruction.
    Carol Walker's picture
    Before moving to the Big Island in 2018, Carol spent the majority of her career in Micronesia, Mozambique, Egypt, and Indonesia, working in advocacy and management positions with various government-funded development projects, private businesses, and non-profit organizations. She served as Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia in the 1990s. By the 2000s, Carol’s focus had switched to writing and publications management. Learn More
  • Paper Making

    Mary Milelzcik's picture
    Mary Milelzcik has a B.A. degree from Sonoma State University’s School of Expressive Arts, a radical two-year upper division interdisciplinary experimental program where you worked with a mentor, and chose your own path in upper-division. Printmaking and papermaking were her focus. This transformative experience set the path for an interesting career as a mixed media artist and photographer; as the Curator at Highways Performance Space and Gallery in Santa Monica CA for ten years; and as an artist and instructor of papermaking, mixed media encaustic art, and printmaking.  Learn More
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