Career and Community Education
Art

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 purchase or provide their own supplies. Optional text for purchase.

Instructor: Karen Kirk
Location: Windard CC, Hale Kuhina 115
Cost: $65

Class meets: Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
ART7000 9/16 – 10/28  (No class: 10/21) 6 mtgs.
ART7000 11/4 – 12/9 6 mtgs.

Class meets: Saturday, 9:30 – 11:30 am
ART7000 9/20 – 11/8  (No class: 10/4, 10/18) 6 mtgs.
ART7000 11/15 - 12/20 6 mtgs.

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Play in Clay - Fall 2014

This is an open ceramic studio for community people. Lab assistants will help teach the basics of preparing clay, the potter’s wheel, and hand building techniques. Lab assistants are supervised by Instructors Paul Nash and Bryce Myers. We work in the Stoneware, Porcelain, Raku, and Pit fire processes. Very advanced students can work with lusters and china paints. For more information, contact Professor Paul Nash at 235-7323.

Instructor: Paul Nash
Class meets: Monday & Wednesday (6 weeks), 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Windward CC, Hale Palanakila 216
Cost: $160 + $40 lab fee payable to instructor

Open Lab time: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday and Saturday, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

ART7001 9/22 – 10/29 (No class: 9/13)    11 mtgs.
ART7001 11/3 – 12/10 11 mtgs.

Kalai Iwi, Bone Carving

These bone pendants are the advanced works of the Instructor Peleke Sacatropez.
Students will learn to carve bone based on their experience. Students will have 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.

Instructor: Peleke Sacatropez
Location:  Windward CC, ‘Iolani 117
Cost: $85+ $46 lab fee (payable to the instructor)

Bone carving Beginning
Class meets: Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

ART7014 10/20 – 12/8 8 mtgs.
Bone carving Intermediate
Class meets: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

ART7014 10/22 – 12/10 8 mtgs.

Constructing A New Year's Kadomatsu

Bring in the New Year by making your very own Kadomatsu. Learn a brief history of why the Japanese made Kadomatsu for New Year and the tradition it has brought to Hawai'i. You will be able to construct a Kadomatsu using materials found in your backyard and a few items found in stores locally. All materials will be provided, and by the end of the class, you will have finished 2 Kadomatsu to take home.

Class meets: Thursday, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Windward CC, Hale Kuhina 115
Cost: $25 + $20 lab fee (payable to the instructor)

ART7006 12/11 1 mtg.

Kalai La'au, Wood Carving

Students will learn to carve wood based on their experience. Students will have access to a fully stocked studio and advanced instruction and mentoring. New students can start with a basic wood carving project, progressing to more advanced projects class time permitting. Advanced students can work design concepts from planning to finish. Students will learn to safely use both hand and mechanical tools in their wood carving methods. Advanced students can also use this as a studio class.

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Karen Kirk
Karen 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
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; 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. Peleke has participated in shows at Ua Lanipili, Gallery ‘Iolani; Paliku Arts Festival; and Aulani Art Auction.
Paul Nash
Paul is a Professor of Art - Ceramics at Windward Community College. Paul holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with honors from Chouinard Art Institute (California Institute of the Arts), Valencia, California. Major: Ceramics; Minor: Fine Arts. He has studied under Ralph Bacerra, Ceramic Artist. Master of Arts degree in Teaching. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island and holds a Major of Art Education and Minor in Ceramics. Studied under Dr. David Manzella, Arts Educator, and Norm Schulman and Wayne Higby, Ceramic Artists.
He has served as President of the Hawaii Craftsmen Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Paul has been in numerous exhibitions such as Choice 2 - Pegge Hopper Gallery in 2009; Hawaii Craftsmen Statewide Juried Annual Exhibition - Honolulu Academy of Arts in 2007; Noreen Naughton/Paul Nash - Iolani Gallery, Windward Community College in 2007; Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce 25th Anniversary Commitment to Excellence - Academy Art Center in 2003 and more.