the Youth Arts Series: Summer Art Camp 2022

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Monday, June 6, 2022 - 8:00am to Friday, July 29, 2022 - 12:00pm

the Youth Arts Series Summer Art Camp 2022


Program Description

The Youth Arts Series (YAS) annual Summer Art Camp is back for its 5th session! Keiki will join our talented local artists for creative adventures. In this year's 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. We’re also excited to introduce digital arts to the art camp mix for the first time! 


YAS will be rolling out more summer classes in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!


Ages 7–14


Week 1- June 6-10, 8:00 AM–12:00 Noon

  • Mixed Media: Connecting With The `Āina - Mary Milelzcik

  • Art History & Style Application - Alyssa Perry

  • Introduction to Digital Illustration & 2D Animation - Renata Ballo

Week 2- July 25-29, 8:00 AM–12:00 Noon

  • Mixed Media: Connecting With The `Āina - Mary Milelzcik

  • Introduction to Digital Illustration & 2D Animation - Renata Ballo

  • The Doodle-tastic Mixed Media Class - Kawelina Cruz

Please note: Registration is per week, students are welcome to register for just one of the weeks or both of them. Each week will be a new experience with different lessons and projects.

EHCC is no longer requiring that students be vaccinated against COVID19, however we will require face masks be worn by all students and staff in the classroom spaces.

Deadline to register is Friday May 27 by 4:00 PM

Enrollment Fee

$150 per week  - EHCC Members

$177 per week - Non EHCC Members



To register for classes:

Waiting list is closed. We launch new classes, workshops and events throughout the year. Please sign up for our email list on the homepage to be notified as soon as new programs are announced.

Tentative Daily Schedule for both weeks

7:30–7:55 Drop off

8:00–9:00 Class 1

9:00–9:20 break

9:20–10:20 Class 2

10:20–10:45 break

10:45–11:45 Class 3

11:45–12:00 pick up


Course Descriptions

Mixed Media: Connecting With The `Āina

This Mixed Media workshop focuses on creative ways to connect with the `Āina through art.   


Students will experiment with traditional and experimental collage, printmaking and 3-D art, using plant and recycled paper pulp and paper mache tinted and painted with earth pigments and plant dyes. They will be able to add various fibers, sea glass and flowers to enhance their art.


Projects include cyanotype sun prints,  paper scrolls using plants; printmaking using plants and flower pounding to transfer flowers and plants to handmade paper. These are fun activities that students can share with their `ohana.


Artist History and Style Application

Students will spend time learning about various past and contemporary artists and then applying techniques, style and color palettes to their own pieces.  Students will use their pieces as a means to connect with artists through painting, crafting 3D pieces, printing and more.


Introduction to Digital Illustration & 2D Animation

June: The Land and the Sea - Introduction to 2D digital illustration and animation with a focus on developing creative ideas and basic animated movement inspired by the beautiful nature of Hawaii.

July: My favorite word in the Hawaiian Language - Introduction to digital illustration and 2D animation with a goal to illustrate and animate the meaning of one word in the Hawaiian Language.


The Doodle-tastic Mixed Media Class

From drawing to watercoloring and making doodle collages, students will be creating works of art that will bring their creative world to life. Students will be able to understand the use of different mediums such as oil pastels, watercolor, drawing and pen and ink. By the end of the class, students will have a better understanding on how each medium interacts with each other.


  • 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
  • Renata Ballo's picture
    Renata has been teaching animation and digital art since mid-2000 after relocating to the US from Poland, where she earned her master’s degree in Animation and Graphic Design. Over the years, she worked on a variety of digital media productions. Learn More
  • 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
  • Kawelina Cruz's picture
    Kawelina Cruz graduated from the University of Hawaii at Hilo with her B.A in Art. She starting to specialize in printmaking but is interested in exploring and expanding on other types of mediums. Currently, she is working on her portfolio for graduate school and discovering ways to improve her knowledge of art. Learn More
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