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.


“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.”


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

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