Art
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 9/20 - 11/15 6 mtgs.
ART7000 11/22 - 12/20 6 mtgs.

Class meets: Saturday, 9:30 – 11:30 am
ART7000 9/10 - 11/5 6 mtgs.  (no class: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15)
ART7000 11/12 - 12/17 6 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 of the 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 few items found in stores locally. All materials will be provided, and by the end of the class, you will have 2 finished Kadomatsu to take home.

Instructor: Dwight Min
Location: Windward CC, Hale Kuhina 115
Cost: $59

Class meets: Thursday, 6 - 8 pm
ART7006 12/15 1 mtg.
Four different bone carved necklaces

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 TBD 8 mtgs.

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

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 TBD 8 mtgs.

For more information please contact the program coordinator.
Kalawaia Moore  peterm@hawaii.edu  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.
Dwight Min is the owner of Min Plastics and Supply which has been in business since 1950.
He is a member of MLH Hawaii Foundation, a nonprofit organization. MLH supports other nonprofit charitable organizations involved in literacy, educational and scientific causes and projects. As a fundraiser they create Kadomatsu every holiday season.
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.