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Painting Workshops at Volcano Art Center

January 14, 2017, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:05 PM
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The Volcano Art Center is offering two special oil and acrylics workshops for painters led by Patrick Ching.

Mr. Ching is a renowned Hawaiian conservationist and wildlife artist, author, and ornithological illustrator who has garnered international recognition for his realistic renderings of nature; Hawai’i’s native birds, insects, plants and ferns come alive through his vibrant art.

The first Forest Bird workshop will be on Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. This workshop will be an acrylic experience with a drawing lesson and acrylic painting party.

Patrick Ching will host two workshops at the Volcano Art Center on Jan. 17 and 18. Photo Courtesy.

The class fee is $60 and includes paint, plus a 9”x12” canvas board and all materials. Mr. Ching will offer light instruction and asks for participants to bring pictures of a bird they’d like to paint.

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, from noon to 5 p.m., Mr. Ching will host an intensive oil painting techniques workshop using Genesis Heat Set oil paints.
This class will be $250 and includes a 9”x12” canvas, plus all paints and materials. Class size is limited so register early. Mr. Ching will offer concentrated personalized instruction. Please bring pictures of a bird you’d like to paint.

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“I decided to devote my life to educating people about Hawai’i’s native wildlife through my art,” Ching said. “I paint the places and things that I love with the colors that have surrounded my life. My objective is to take the beauty that I have experienced and bring it into people’s homes and their lives so that they may appreciate the things that are naturally Hawaiian.”

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The Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

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