Career and Community Education

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: $65

Class meets: Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
ART7000 8/4 - 9/8 6 mtgs.
ART7000 9/22 - 10/20 5 mtgs.

Class meets: Saturday, 9:30 – 11:30 am
ART7000 8/8 - 9/12 6 mtgs.
ART7000 9/19 - 10/24 5 mtgs. (no class on 10/3)

Play In Clay

This is an open ceramic studio for community people.  The instructor and lab assistants will help teach the basics of preparing clay, the potter's wheel, and hand building techniques.  Lab assistants are supervised by instructor Paul Nash.  Work in the Stoneware, Porcelain, Raku, and Pit Fire processes.  Advanced students can work with underglazes, lusters and china paints.  For more information, contact Paul Nash at 235-7323.

Instructor: Paul Nash
Class meets: Monday & Wednesday (6 weeks), 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Open Lab time: Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Windward CC, Hale Palanakila 210
Cost: $200

ART7001 9/21 - 10/4 14 mtgs.
ART7001 11/9 - 12/16 11 mtgs.

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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.
Paul Nash 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.