Renowned artist to teach painting workshops at Volcano Art Center
Painters, is your medium oils or it is acrylics? Or both? Well, grab your brushes and hang on to your palettes because Volcano Art Center is offering both for Patrick Ching’s forest bird painting workshops at the Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.
Have fun and enjoy an acrylic experience with the Drawing Lesson and Acrylic Painting Party from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Class fee is $60 and includes all paint, plus a 9-by-12-inch canvas board and all materials. Ching will offer light instruction. Please bring pictures of a bird you’d like to paint.
Join Ching for the Intensive Oil Painting Techniques workshop using Genesis Heat Set oil paints from noon5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Class fee is $250 and includes 9-by-12-inch canvas, plus all paints and materials. Class size is limited.
Ching will offer concentrated personalized instruction. Please bring pictures of a bird you’d like to paint.
Ching is a renowned Hawaiian conservationist and wildlife artist, author and ornithological illustrator who has garnered international recognition for his realistic renderings of nature; Hawaii’s native birds, insects, plants and ferns come alive through his vibrant art.
As he reminisced, “I decided to devote my life to educating people about Hawaii’s native wildlife through my art. 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 VAC’s Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road.
The Volcano Art Center is a nonprofit educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawaii’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary and performing arts.
To register for Ching’s classes, visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
“Forest Birds” by Patrick Ching.