Three chrysanthemums and one branch of bamboo.

Japanese Flower Arranging - Ikebana Sogetsu

The art of Japanese flower arranging functions as a path for the creative spirit. A gift of Ikebana is to look at flowers from a perspective that provides tranquility and peace of mind from within. Use your aesthetic awareness to assemble materials, choosing their most beautiful aspects, assemble them in a different order, and endow them with a value transcending that which they had in nature. Students are required to provide their own supplies.

Instructor: Karen Kirk
Location: Windward CC, Hale Kuhina 115
Cost:  $70

Class meets: Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
ART7000 8/1 - 9/5 6 mtgs.
ART7000 9/19 - 10/24 6 mtgs.
ART7000 10/31 - 12/19 6 mtgs.

Class meets: Saturday, 9:30 – 11:30 am
ART7000 8/5 - 9/16 6 mtgs.  (no class: 9/2)
ART7000 9/23 - 11/4 6 mtgs.  (no class: 10/7)
ART7000 11/25 - 1/13 6 mtgs.  (no class; 12/23, 12/30)
Four different bone carved necklaces

Kalai Iwi carving by Peleke Sacatropez.

Kama`ilio Kalai (conversing about carving)

Come learn about carving in Hawaiian language.  This is a class for starting carving work in wood, stone, bone and some cordage work.  New students, we will help you with wood species identification of native and introduced plants and guide instruction based on the interests of the class, be it fishhooks, food preparation implements, and other Hawaiian carving disciplines.  If you have experience in Hawaiian implement carving, open work stations can be used!

We provide safety gear, work tools, and carving materials, and a locker for your belongings. Bring boots or closed-toe shoes and a lock (combination or keyed). 

  • Credit for HAW101 or consent of instructor.
Instructor: Eddie Fuentes
Location: Hale Iolani 116
Cost: $130

Class meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
ART7029 9/19 - 10/10 8 mtgs.

For more information please contact Eddie Fuentes, or (808) 203-4419.
Three bone carved necklaces

Kalai Iwi, Bone Carving - Intermediate

Students will learn to carve bone based on their experience.  Students will get access to a fully stocked studio and advanced instruction and mentoring.  New students can start with a basic Hawaiian fishhook design, progressing to pendant or figure pieces.  Advanced students can work design concepts from planning to finish.  Students will learn to safely use both hand and mechanical tools in their bone carving methods.  Advanced students can also use this as a studio class.

  • Students must wear close-toed shoes
ART7014 TBD 8 mtgs.

For more information please contact the program coordinator.
Kalawaia Moore  ph. (808) 235-7388
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Karen Kirk, caucasian woman with white hair wearing glasses.
Karen Kirk earned her Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in Home Economics Retailing, Master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University in Education Secondary Reading Disabilities, and Master’s degree from University of San Francisco in Private School Administration.
She studied Sogetsu Ikebana with Betty Hsu Sensei in 1989. Hsu Sensei was a student of Sofu Teshigahara the founder of Sogetsu Ikebana.  Karen taught Sogetsu Ikebana at Leeward Community College in January 2003 and began teaching ikebana classes at Windward Community College in 2010. Also, in 2010 she earned the Komon degree, which is the second highest degree in Sogetsu School. She has conducted public ikebana demonstrations at the Blaisdell Honolulu Orchid Show, Waialae Country Club, Honolulu Hale, and Tokai University and exhibited major ikebana installations at Honolulu Museum of Art, the Blaisdell Arena, Queen Emma Summer Palace, and Neiman Marcus.
Peleke Sacatropez, Hawaiian male wearing glasses.
Peleke Sacatropez
has taught Kalai La‘au and Kalai Iwi at Windward Community College where he is a graduate. He has trained under Umi Kai, Leiomano, Puleiniho and Ben Deluze, bowl turning and studied under Jerry Vasconcellos, Sam Ka‘ai, and Siosi Dalire. His work includes Doris Duke Museum Restoration of Arabic doors and private commission work such as bone necklaces, fishhooks, and walking sticks.