Gourd crafting workshops
Artist Jelena Clay will share her passion for gourd decor in two workshops Saturday at the Volcano Art Center.
“Basic Gourd Craft” from 9:30 a.m. to noon will focus on the basics of cleaning and prepping a gourd. Learn safety, design, weaving and coloring using stains, dyes and guilder’s paste.
Each student will receive an already cleaned and prepped gourd and natural decorative materials to leave the class with a finished piece. No prior experience is needed. Cost is $70.
“Gourd Sculpture & Wall Art” will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. In this more advanced afternoon session, students will learn to compose a sculpture or wall art using gourds and gourd pieces.
While prior gourd crafting skills are not necessary, students must come prepared with their own Dremel rotary tool, which can be purchased at a craft or hardware store. Cost is $70.
Clay is an accomplished gourd artist with work featured prominently in many juried shows, at the Volcano Art Center Galleries and the Puka Gallery in Honomu.
Both classes will be held at VAC’s Niaulani Campus located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information, visit www.volcanoartcenter.org or contact VAC program coordinator Julie Callahan at 967-8222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Fright Night in Waimea
Halloween is right around the corner and Parker School’s Parent Teacher Student ‘Ohana welcomes the community in celebrating the spirit of Halloween at Family Fright Night on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Keiki will be frightfully delighted as Parker School students perform original and classic ghost stories in the historic theater.
Create hands-on mad scientist experiments and other macabre masterpieces.
An old-fashioned cake walk will get you in the mood to indulge in fall’s favorite foods: cornbread and chili with plenty of pumpkin and apple pie to go around.
“So, stop by for a spell and join us for a spooky celebration at Parker School. Keiki in costume will receive one free scrip at entry,” said Parker School Advancement Director Jennifer Schack. For more information, call 885-8309.