Art with Aloha

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Art with Aloha: “Talk Story” and Demonstration with Umi & Leinaala Kai – FREE!

Friday, July 15 / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Stop by and “talk story” with Umi Kai of Kai Kompany and Leinaala Kai of Ulupono Designs! We encourage you to ask questions and watch them create some of their own work right here at the Hui! This is a great opportunity to learn about tools, weapons, and lauhala weaving from Native Hawaiian artists.

Art with Aloha: Pe‘ahi Lauhala w/ Visiting Artist Leinaala Kai #1342

Students will learn to weave a basic lauhala fan from start to finish. Leinaala of Ulupono Designs will provide all the materials and instruction needed for students to create a beautiful fan with natural materials and their own hands! Note: Additional pe‘ahi kits will be available for purchase at the end of class for $15.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Day & Duration: Saturday, 1 day
July 16 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Leinaala Kai
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $20
Supply Fee: $12

Supply List

TBD Note: Additional pe‘ahi kits will be available for purchase at the end of class for $15.

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artists

Gordon ‘Umialiloalahanauokalakaua Kai (“Umi” to his friends) crafted his first Hawaiian weapon over 45 years ago. Made from the wood of a mango tree and ringed with shark teeth, his first leiomano or “lei of the shark,” is still with him. Umi is not the only artist in the family; Janice Leinaala Noweo Kai, his wife of 42 years, is a skilled weaver. With over 45 years of experience learning about and crafting na mea Hawai‘i, including na mea kaua (things of war), Umi and Leinaala are part of a small group of Native Hawaiian artists perpetuating the craft of making tools and weapons that were once essential to survival. kaikompany.com

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Art with Aloha: Makau w/ Visiting Artist Umi Kai #1343

Students will learn to make a single piece fishhook out of bone. These fishhooks are designed to be functional rather than decorative. Umi of Kai Kompany will guide you through the use of hand tools and shaping of the hook as well as making cordage. Prerequisite: Haumana (students) must be strong enough to pull a coping saw (small hand saw) to cut the hard beef bone. Note: One bone blank will be provided and additional blanks will be available in class for $5 each.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Day & Duration: Sunday, 1 day
July 17 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Umi Kai
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $30
Supply Fee: $15

Supply List

TBD Note: One bone blank will be provided and additional blanks will be available in class for $5 each.

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artists

Gordon ‘Umialiloalahanauokalakaua Kai (“Umi” to his friends) crafted his first Hawaiian weapon over 45 years ago. Made from the wood of a mango tree and ringed with shark teeth, his first leiomano or “lei of the shark,” is still with him. Umi is not the only artist in the family; Janice Leinaala Noweo Kai, his wife of 42 years, is a skilled weaver. With over 45 years of experience learning about and crafting na mea Hawai‘i, including na mea kaua (things of war), Umi and Leinaala are part of a small group of Native Hawaiian artists perpetuating the craft of making tools and weapons that were once essential to survival. kaikompany.com

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