Registration for the spring semester at the Honolulu Museum of Art School began last Tuesday. With more than 100 to choose from, we asked art school staff members for a little help on what class to take. If they could take only one this spring, which class would it be? Here’s what they said. (Classes are filling up quickly, so if you’re thinking about signing up, do it soon!)

Staff member: Vince Hazen, art school director
The class: Lost Wax Casting
Day and time: Mondays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., or Mondays, 6 to 9 p.m. (two sections)
Dates: Jan. 27-May 5
The reason: “I’ve done large-scale bronzes and I’d love to make jewelry using the same process. Plus, I could make presents for my wife.”

Staff member: Kelsey Hughes, art school registrar (As the school’s registrar, Kelsey said it’s impossible to pick just one class, so she chose one for young artists and one for adults.)
Young Artist class: Outside Art (pictured above)
Day and time: Saturdays, 9 to 11 a.m.
Dates: Feb. 1-April 19
The reason: “If you have any nature-loving kids that are interested in art, this is the class for them. It’s a new class and it’s going to take place outdoors at the Lyon Arboretum. Alyson Stone is teaching it and she is amazing!”

Adult class: Intro to Sculpture
Day and time: Tuesdays, 6 to 9 p.m.
Dates: Jan. 21-April 29
The reason: “Maya Portner is a talented artist and a wonderful teacher. In this unique class, students model oil-based clay, make plaster molds and shape metal wire constructions. This class is totally hardcore! I think the class is going to produce some really excellent work this spring.”

Staff member: Pearlyn Salvador, art school assistant director
The class: Book Arts workshop
Day and time: Tuesdays, 6 to 9 p.m.
Dates: April 1-29
The reason: “I’m interested in this new offering by instructor Noah Matteucci because it looks like a class where I’ll learn techniques I can incorporate into my own work in sculpture.”

Staff member: Abbey Day, associate director of outreach programs
The class: Afternoons in the Museum: Drawing in the Galleries
Day and time: Wednesday, 1 to 4 p.m
Dates: Jan. 29-March 5; March 26-April 30
The reason: “Instructor Regina Bode’s love for art and art history shines through in her classes as she encourages each student to explore a variety of artworks in the museum.”

Staff member: Janell Nakahara, outreach program manager
The class: Jewelry Basics and Design
Day and time: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Dates: Jan. 22-April 30
The reason: “For years now, I have always wanted to make my own jewelry. However, I was even more inspired to want to take this class after seeing and buying a wonderful one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry from the school’s Studio Benefit sale.”

Staff member: Christine Koroki, art school graphic designer/exhibition coordinator
The class: Workshops in general
Day and time: Varies
Dates: Varies
The reason: “Our classes are 14 weeks long, and can be quite demanding on time. Workshops are great for those who want to work on creative projects here and there, but have a busy schedule. Workshops can be six sessions or less. Some are very interesting such as Soap Making or Calligraphy and can be great for a beginner who just wants to test the arts out. Regina Bode’s class I Can’t Paint: I’m Not An Artist is a classic example. On the other hand, workshops can also be excellent for the experienced artist who wants to enhance their skill set. Ceramic Inlay, Sashiko Stitching and Shippo are all great examples. Another neat thing about these advanced classes is that they’re often taught by visiting artists from across the globe.”