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Gathering of the Crafts Workshops

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Event date: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 05:30
Full Address: 
1601 Punahou St Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Venue: 
Punahou School
Cost: 
$275 member plus shop fees
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
808-521-3282
Details: 
Hawai‘i Craftsmen, celebrating 50 years, presents Aha Hana Lima (Gathering of the Crafts) annual series of intensive 3-day hands-on workshops conducted by mainland artists, Matt Szösz (Glass), Dan Essig (Multi-media) and Lisa Klakulak (Fiber). Public lectures are March 16 by all three artists at Honolulu’s Punahou School, then March 17-19 are workshops of glass and multi-media. Out of the Box glass workshop focus is using the fusing kiln for hands-on working of warm glass. Students shown techniques for building flexible, structures in flat glass, then manipulate them at temperature. Construction and assembly of associated forms, tools and jigs included. Szosz will repeat same workshop March 24-26. Wooden Covers, Mica Pages, multi-media workshop presents the elegant sewing structure, combining traditional wooden covers and alternative mica pages. Manual and power tools used to drill, shape, and smooth. Then cut, hammer, glue, slice, saw, paint, and sew back into the pages creating niches to house treasures, images and words. Finishing includes sealing covers with milk paint, wax coat, and leather closure. Fiber workshop is Resist-Based Pendants, Hollow Forms and Object Entrapment at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Department. Covers three-dimensional techniques for small-scale object development by way of employing resists to keep specified areas from felting together, including a bail for hanging. Sculpt unique hollow forms by modifying the density of fiber layout by incorporating shapes of partially felted wool. Entrap a durable found object in a thin, high shrinkage felt skin and cut away specified areas to reveal the objects color, texture and material complexity of your chosen object. Register online at http://www.hawaiicraftsmen.org/aha2017 . The HC office is at 1110 Nuuanu Avenue in Honolulu with limited hours, 808-521-3282. The non-profit Hawaii Craftsmen, through its long established series of programs and events, aim to bring craftspeople of all ages and skill levels together to learn and share the benefits of creating. Members work in a variety of mediums, including, but not limited to, clay, metal, fiber, wood and mixed media. Membership benefits include special rates on workshops and entry fees for exhibits.