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4-week Session: June 17 through July 12, 2019  (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)


Morning Classes   8am-12pm

Taiko Drumming with Haley Yama-Gokan:  This class is an introduction to traditional Janpanese 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 2019 Kauai Academy of Creative Arts summer program.

Eye on Art with Penny Nichols: Inspired by famous artists from history, students will experiment with a variety of materials.  They will create paintings, mixed media works, as well as handmade prints and colleges.  The class will view the artwork of Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh,  Romare Bearden, and Kathe Kollwitz, to name a few, and incorporate elements of their work into their own unique creations.  Penny is known for her portraits and Kauai.  An O’ahu native, she has lived on Kauai for over 45 years.  She enjoys dividing her time between painting in her studio and teaching art at Island School.   Her work is in the collection of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Drawing from Australia with Derek Glaskin: Who’d like to learn how to draw like an Australian?  What’s the difference between drawing like an Auzzie and drawing local style you ask… well come to class and find out!  Of course it’s going to be fun and if you can think you can’t draw, well I’m going to show you, oh yes, you absolutely can!

Drawing and Painting with Amy Barr: Returning from Virginia Amy Barr brings Art Adventures to Kauai, combining that  techniques, creativity, and imagination.  Students will create paintings that will dazzle you!  Using high quality supplies, students will learn to sketch and paint an animal of their choice, a landscape and more.  Amy teaches how to draw using pastels, water colors and charcoal.

Afternoon Classes 12:30pm-4:30pm

Drawing from Polynesia with Derek Glaskin: You’ve heard the phrase drawing from nature, (which means take an Example); well let’s draw Hawaii from old Hawaii.  What’s an ahupua’a, what’s a ki’i, what’s a pueo?  Let’s draw canoes, heiuas, hula, and much more.  Of course it’s going to be fun, probably just as much fun as drawing like an Australian?

Hip-Hop Dance with Jennifer Blee-Grey: Jennifer Bell-Grey is the Co-director of Kauai Dance Center in Nawiliwili and started teaching at the Kauai Academy of Creative arts in 1999. She has over 20 years teaching experience in ballet, hip hop, lyrical, Spanish dance and received a degree in teaching from the Royal Ballet School in London, England. Jennifer professionally choreographs for film & tv and dancers can be seen on the Mokan & Nokan Show on OV16.

Creative Bookmaking with Penny Nichols: Students will learn to create a variety of simple handmade books. Using paper, markers, watercolors, crayons and collage materials, they will write and illustrate their own comic book, as well as a personal illustrated book handmade books of haiku poetry. They will also make action flip books, the forerunner of today’s animation. My hope is that the students in this class will see the connections between visual art, books and imaginative storytelling.

Beginning Ukulele and Voice instruction with Alicia Hayakawa:  Learn basic ukulele while enjoying voice lessons.

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