Career and Community Education
Art

Atelier Hawai'i

Atelier Hawai'i provides a method of art training developed in Europe during the 19th century. The atelier (ah-tell-yay) workshop offers an intensive 6-week training in the classical techniques of drawing and painting demanded by the Realist Tradition.

The underlying principals of drawing and painting are the focus of instruction as students create academic cast drawings and figure paintings. Under the direction of William Zwick, participants develop skills in sight-size/observational drawing and learn oil painting techniques used by the great European Masters, Atelier Hawai'i is one of few workshops of its kind in the nation, and designed for students of all skill levels and background. The one-on-one nature of the course structure and instruction allows instructors to tailor critiques to the level of each student.

Cast Drawing
Students draw from classical sculptures, training the eye to perceive more accurate shapes, values, and proportions.
Figure Drawing
Fundamental to the Realist Tradition, students study the human figure from live models.
Figure Painting
Students work from live models to create an academic figure painting. Students explore color mixing, temperature shifts, and edge hierarchies to create a realistic figure with a sense of atmosphere and focal point in their work.

Prerequisite
  • TB within 12 months
  • MMR clearance (not required if born before 1957)

Instructor: William Zwick
Location: Windward CC, Hale Palanakila 202
Cost: $1,488

Class meets: M, T, W, Th, F, 9:00 am -  4:00 pm
ART7023 5/23 -  7/1 28 mtgs.

For more information please contact the program coordinator.
Mark Hamasaki  mhamasak@hawaii.edu  ph. (808)236-9142

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 4/12 - 5/17 6 mtgs.

Class meets: Saturday, 9:30 – 11:30 am
ART7000 4/9 - 5/14 6 mtgs.

Kalai Iwi carving by Peleke Sacatropez.

Kalai Iwi, Bone Carving - Beginning

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.

Prerequisite
  • Students must wear close-toed shoes.
Instructor: Peleke Sacatropez
Location: Hale Iolani 117
Cost: $130

Class meets: Monday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
ART7009 3/28 - 5/16 8 mtgs.

For more information please contact the program coordinator.
Kalawaia Moore  peterm@hawaii.edu  ph. (808) 235-7388

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.

Prerequisite
  • Students must wear close-toed shoes.
Instructor: Peleke Sacatropez
Location: Hale Iolani 117
Cost: $130

Class meets: Wednesday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
ART7014 3/30 - 5/18 8 mtgs.

For more information please contact the program coordinator.
Kalawaia Moore  peterm@hawaii.edu  ph. (808) 235-7388
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William Zwick received his BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design in California. He then traveled abroad and studied three years at one of the most prestigious atelier programs in the world—the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy—where he was awarded several teaching scholarships and best painting of the year in 2012. William brings the knowledge, craftsmanship, and classical realism techniques learned in Europe to Hawai‘i at Windward Community College.
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
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.