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Classes

2018 SUMMER PROGRAM FORMAT

4-week Session: June 18 through July 13, 2018  (Monday-Friday)

Morning Program: Three classes daily, 8:00am-12:00pm

Afternoon Program: Three classes daily, 12:30pm-4:30pm

 Ages 6 + (Students Must Have Completed Kindergarten)

2018 CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND TEACHER INTRODUCTIONS

Morning Classes   8am-12pm

Taiko Drumming with Haley Yama-Gokan: This class is an introduction to traditional Japanese Taiko drumming and Okinawan drumming songs, movements and notation. Drumming will create an excellent body-cardiovascular-brain workout for young students and is a great way for students to incorporate movement to create exhilarating sounds. Haley has been a student and understudy to Aki Conquest and currently teaches taiko drumming to students throughout the year. Haley loves to work with children and is excited to be a part of the 2017 Kauai Academy of Creative Arts summer program.

Becoming Creative with Airbrush Painting with Frank Beho: This class will give students the opportunity to learn the basic operations and applications of airbrushing as a form of self-expression. They will be able to use the airbrush technique through painting on a variety of surfaces and creating their masterpieces in the process! Frank Beho has been an instructor for Kauai Academy of Creative Arts in the past and we are happy to welcome him and his talent back to our program. He is a passionate artist and has been painting and teaching others for many years. Frank currently works as a P.E. teacher at Wilcox and is excited to teach Airbrush Painting this summer for Kauai Academy of Creative Arts.  *Becoming Creative with Airbrush Painting will require an additional $15 lab fee to cover ink and material costs. 

Paper Art with Elisabeth Dingus: This class will offer everything from grinding our own inks to making our own paper that will be used to bind our own journals. Paper Art will also throw in some painting, drawing, printing,  and we will have a fantastic time using different creative processes! Elisabeth Dingus has worked teaching children for the past 15 years. Whether as an elementary school teacher, tutor, afterschool art teacher or stay at home mom, she always has fun creating with kids! This will also be her fourth year teaching for Kauai Academy of Creative Arts.

Ukulele with Mary Alfiler:  This class is will give students the opportunity to learning ukulele or continue to hone their skills.  Mary is a well-known island musician, teaching at Island School for many years and performing in various musical groups both here and on the mainland.  She will teach basic ukulele, but will also include beginning keyboard to spice things up a bit.

Drawing and Painting with Amy Barr: Amy returns with her creative approach to drawing and painting. Utilizing various geometric shapes, Amy teaches how to draw using pastels, water colors and charcoal.

Afternoon Classes 12:30pm-4:30pm

Multi-medium Creative Art: Description and instructor to be announced.

Dance For Kids with Emma Majeski:  This dance class for those interested in dance utilizes exercising, stretching, and getting funky and fun all at once! Every student will leave this class with a new knowledge of the importance of expression through dance and movement and will be  a better dancer. As a lifelong dancer Emma  has picked up a great deal of knowledge about self-expression, confidence, and learning to take creative risks through her dance education at Aloha. Emma has performed and choreographed with the Senior Company for many events and organizations, including Relay for Life, the Kauai County Fair, and much more! Emma is passionate about inspiring young dancers to be themselves and express their emotions through fun and active dance styles.

Polynesian Arts with Heifara Aiamu and Lori: Tahitian artist Heifara Aiamu has worked with many bark and coconut fibers for the last 25 years. His teaching includes many dimensions from flutes to ukulele to jewelry, baskets and bags. He has worked with special needs children and adults in group and private classes. Students will be introduced to a variety of fibers and drumming, and will make their own nose flutes, weave with lauhala, printmaking with kukui nuts and much more!

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