Gary Eoff will lead contemporary gourd carving workshops Dec. 7 and 8 at Imiloa Astronomy Center. Participants will learn how to grow, carve, dye and finish gourds using traditional Hawaiian techniques.
Eoff is an artist and craftsman with an emphasis on handmade things of Old Hawaii. Inspired by the aesthetics, intricate techniques and natural materials used by Hawaiians, Eoff has studied the art of gourd carving, cordage making, weaving, tools, weapons and fishing implements.
All materials are supplied, including gourds, carving tools and an information packet.
One-day workshops are planned from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8. The cost is $110 for members; $135 for nonmembers.
Purchase tickets at Imiloa or by calling 969-9703 during regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
For more information, contact Experience Coordinator Carla Kuo at 969-9743 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit imiloahawaii.org.