Career and Community Education

Atelier Hawai'i - SUMMER ONLY

Master artists Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian and Peter Paul Rubens learned their technical skills in “atelier” (ah-tell-yay), a method of art training developed in Europe during the 19th century. Atelier at Windward Community College is the only art workshop of its kind in Hawaii.
Cast Drawing: students draw from classical sculptures using the sight/size technique.
Figure Drawing: Fundamental to the realist tradition, students study the human figure from live models.
Cast Painting: Students concentrate on tonal values working from under-painting grisaille.
Portrait and Figure Painting: Students progress from the under-painting to a traditional full palette. The use of Maroger medium is introduced, as well as the proper preparation of canvas and grounds. Students will stretch and prepare their canvases, cook painting medium, and have the opportunity to attend lectures and visit museums.

TB and MMR clearance required. Limited enrollment.

Instructor: Norman Graffam
Location: Windward CC, Hale Palanakila 202
Noncredit resident tuition: $1,200

Class meets: Mon., Tue., Wed, Thu., Fri.
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

ART7012 5/27 - 7/3  (no class: 6/11, 7/4) 26 mtgs.

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ART 220: Atelier is also offered as a 6-credit class available to students in the University of Hawai'i system. Credit resident tuition: $1,488, Credit non-resident tuition: $2,100. Contact Norm Graffam for more information.

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: Hale Kuhina 115
Cost: $65

Class meets: Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
ART7000 6/3 - 7/8 6 mtgs.
ART7000 7/29 - 9/2 6 mtgs.

Class meets: Saturday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m
ART7000 6/7- 7/19 6 mtgs.
ART7000 8/2 - 9/6 6 mtgs.

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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:  ‘Iolani 117
Cost: $85+ $46 lab fee (payable to the instructor)

Bone carving Beginner
Class meets: Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
ART7009 6/9 - 7/28 8 mtgs.

Bone carving Intermediate
Class meets: Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
ART7014 6/18 - 8/6     8 mtgs.

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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.

Instructor: Eddie Fuentes
Location: ‘Iolani 117
Cost: $75 + $32 supply fee (payable to the instructor)

Woodcarving Beginner
Class meets: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
ART7010 6/10 - 7/29 8 mtgs.

Woodcarving Intermediate
Class meets: Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
ART7011 5/22 - 6/26 6 mtgs.
ART7011 7/ 1 0 - 8/18 6 mtgs.

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Play in Clay

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 p.m
Location: Hale Palanakila 216
Cost: $140 + $30 lab fee payable to instructor

Open Lab time: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday from 12 (noon) to 4 p.m.

ART7001   9/22 - 10/29 (no class: 9/13    11 mtgs.
ART7001 11/5 - 12/10 11 mtgs.

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Norman Graffam
Norm received his MFA from the University of Hawai’i and is locally and nationally recognized artist with paintings in public and private collections in Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. He teaches drawing, painting, and design at Windward Community College. His work won first
prize in the 2008 Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce’s “Commitment in Excellence” Art Exhibition.
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.
Eddie Fuentes
Eddie Fuentes shaped his first 6 foot wooden replica surfboard out of albizia wood. His Hawaiian Studies Professor Kiope Raymond of UH-Maui College challenges his students to research, design, build and surf a replica of the ancient board. Raymond was inspired by Tom “Pohaku” Stone who builds Hawaiian surfboards without power tools. Eddie continues as an alaka‘i (assistant) to Jordan Souza a WCC, Hawaiian Studies lecturer. He owns a woodcarving business in Kailua shaping surfing and poi pounding boards.
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.