what’s happening at the hui no‘eau this may

Hui Family Friday Workshop: Hand-made Lotus Book
Friday, May 12 • 5 – 7pm

Need a new journal or sketchbook? How about a great, new gift idea? Bring the whole family to the Hui for a fun & creative Friday night! Learn how to create your own “lotus book” that double as a work of art! Parent-child teams will work together to measure, cut, fold, and attach pages and decorative covers using various tools and techniques! You’ll leave with a book (or two!) and instructions for further projects.“Family Friday” workshops are designed to encourage children along with an adult guardian to create artwork together. This is a hands-on experience for everyone! Pre registration is required at huinoeau.com or call 572-6560. Cost: $25/person (includes pizza, water, art supplies, and instruction for each person)

Discover Oil Painting with Visiting Artist Laura Wiens
Saturday & Sunday, 2 days
May 20 & 21 • 9am – 1pm

Anyone can learn to paint! If you are new to oil painting or ready for a refresher course, Laura will guide you through basic skills and techniques using still life examples and photographs. You’ll receive basic supply kits to take home, so that you’ll be ready to continue painting on your own. You’ll also walk away with a few completed works of art! This class is designed to encourage confidence and skill! Pre registration is required at huinoeau.com or call 572-6560.

FREE “Talk Story” & Demonstration with Artist Denby Freeland-Cole
Wednesday, May 3 • 10am – 1pm

Stop by anytime between 10am and 1pm and “talk story” with Maui artist Denby Freeland-Cole! In this casual and fun demonstration, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the process of making beautiful kapa and plant dyes.

Kapa to Dye For with Artist Denby Freeland-Cole
Saturday, 1 day
May 6 • 9 – 3pm

Enjoy discovering the ancient Hawaiian craft of kapa. The wide varieties of natural colors available are one of the unique characteristics of Hawaiian kapa. This session will focus primarily on the natural dyes created from native and Polynesian introduced plants. Participants will learn how to process different types of plant material for the dyes. Students will also be instructed on the many steps necessary to produce a piece of kapa. No experience with producing dyes or prior knowledge of kapa or Hawaiian plants necessary. Willingness to get dirty and to experiment recommended. This program is made possible with support from the Hawai’i Tourism Authority. Pre registration is required at huinoeau.com or call 572-6560.

FREE “Talk Story” and Demonstration with Kumula‘au & Haunani Sing
Friday, 1 day
May 26 • 10am – 12pm

Kumula‘au & Haunani Sing will demonstrate how to weave some examples of ʻie basketry and will be displaying various artifacts of the art form.  In a casual and intimate setting, they will also be able to share and answer questions about how pieces were created and the complexities that come with reinvigorating the cultural practice of ‘ulana ‘ie (‘ie‘ie weaving). This program is made possible with support from the Hawai’i Tourism Authority.

‘Ulana ‘Ie: Beginning Hawaiian Basketry w/ Visiting Artists Kumula‘au & Haunani Sing
Saturday & Sunday, 2 days
May 26 & 27 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This workshop will teach participants how to start and finish a basket with a cover in the tradition of Hawaiian Basketry.  Participants will learn how baskets were traditionally made with ʻieʻie (Freycinetia arborea) and will explore the process from start to finish, including gathering of ʻieʻie, preparation and cleaning of the rootlets, and the final weaving into beautiful various pieces such as hina‘i (baskets), hina‘i i‘a (fish traps), mahiole (helmet) and ki‘i akua (war god images). Pre registration is required at huinoeau.com or call 572-6560


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