understanding hawaiian kapa at hui no’eau this weekend

HN_AprilClassJoin Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center and Visiting Artist Dalani Tanahy for a special opportunity to gain hands-on experience with kapa making! After learning about the historic importance and demise of Hawaiian kapa, students will make a shark tooth knife and ohe kapala stamps, beat the kapa using traditional tools and methods, make dyes, learn proper gathering methods and protocols for dye plants, and discover the different types of designs unique to Hawaiian kappa. This is a unique opportunity that you do not want to miss to experience Hawaiian history, arts, and culture at the Hui! No experience necessary! A lifelong artist in many media, Dalani Tanahy was drawn to kapa making over 15 years ago and stayed with it because of its diversity and rareness. Dalani’s favorite kapa to make are the ones people will use, whether a pa‘u to wear for a wedding, a baby’s blanket, or burial kapa, she feels proudest of the kapa that is made for actual use. She is known for making soft and pliable kapa. With kapa education always being at the forefront of her work, she enjoys teaching students  about the ingenuity, patience, and artistry of not only Hawaiians, but all of our ancestors who respected and worked with the ‘aina. Dalani’s work was recently featured Mohala Hou Ke Kapa / Kapa Blossoms Anew, an exhibition at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. kapahawaii.com.

Day & Duration: Saturday & Sunday, 2 days
October 17 & 18 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $145 ($181 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $50
Register online at http://huinoeau.com/classes/adults/visiting-artists-2/ or call 808-572-6560

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