‘Ike Ku’una Workshops

Workshops 2018

Lei Making with Kuana Torres Kahele

Join us for our first ‘Ike Ku’una workshop of the year with renowned lei maker and Hawaiian musician, Kuana Torres Kahele. Participants will learn the kui style of lei making as they work with the lau (leaf) of the niu (coconut tree). Workshop will include materials and each participant will receive Kuana’s Lei Making DVD.

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Kuana Torres Kahele
Location: Kapolei Heritage Center
Cost: $65 (includes materials and Kuana’s Lei Making DVD)

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Ni’ihau Shell Earrings & Bracelet Workshop

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 4 – 8 PM (arrive before 6PM to complete item in time)
Instructor: Kai Hyde
Location: Kapolei Heritage Center
Cost: varies

This workshop will be held at the Kapolei Heritage Center @ 91-1270 Kinoiki Street on the DHHL site in Kapolei.

Ever since he was a child, Kai Hyde was drawn to Ni‘ihau shells. His love and fascination for these rare and beloved pupu (shells) developed into an artistry that he enjoys sharing with others.

In this workshop, students will learn to make a Pikake style pendant with the momi shells or a Kipona style pendant with a mix of momi and Kahelelani shells.

Cost of materials:unnamed-copy

$24 for Pikake Style

$36 for Kipona Style

$48 for Pikake style earrings

$60 for Kipona style earrings

$102 for Pikake style bracelet

$132 for Kipona style bracelet

Bring cash or make check payable to Kai Hyde on day of workshop.



Haku Mele Workshop

Hawaiian Composition
This two-day workshop will explore the ‘ai ‘ōiwi, oral performance keys of Hawaiian composition. Participants will analyze and discuss mele of old and new and in the end compose an original mele.
Instructor, Kalani Akana, is currently a cultural specialist with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs developing cultural activities and connections for staff and strengthening corporate culture through collaborative approaches. He has over 20 years of leadership experience in Hawaiian language and education.
When: Sunday, August 12 and August 19, 2017
Time: 5 – 8 PM
Instructor: Kalani Akana
Location: Kapolei Heritage Center
Cost: $25
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Pueo Canvas Eventpueo

Learn about the Pueo of Honouliuli while creating a masterpiece of your own.
When: Sunday, December 11
Time: 4 – 7 PM
Instructor: Canvas of Hawai’i
Location: Kapolei Heritage Center
Cost: $45