Workshop: Intro to Kapa Arts
When: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9am-noon
Location: Kapolei High School
Instructor: Dalani Tanahy of Wai'anae
Workshop Limited to 20 people
Children ages 5 and up welcome!
Cost $20 per person per workshop/$50 for a family of three per workshop
Join us for this exciting workshop!
The Intro to Kapa Arts Class will allow students to touch upon some of the arts associated with kapa making, as there are many! Students will learn some history and information about bark cloth, and will try their hand at stripping the wauke trees and beating the fiber.
Each student is also asked to bring a dye made at home from some part of a plant or from earth and we will talk about traditional dyes and will paint a piece of kapa. Then we will learn about a Hawaiian method of decorating kapa using "class-friendly" ohe kapala stamps and print on a canvas bag.
Students will be able to take home all the items they make in class.
We are thrilled to have Dalani Tanahy teach this workshop. Dalani is a 20 practitioner of Hawaiian kapa and kapa arts. She started her career as the kumu kapa for the Cultural Learning Center at Ka`ala and for the last 7 years has been the owner of her own business, Kapa Hawaii, LLC. As a teacher of a once 'lost' art, Dalani considers the sharing and teaching of kapa arts a very important component in her business, along with making and selling kapa. Clients include the Aulani Disney Resort and Spa, Ka Makana Ali`i Mall, the Wailea Marriott Kapa Restaurant and many other commercial installations. She has also made numerous kapa pieces for kumu hula and singer Keali`i Reichel, the Dalai Lama, and the late Jimmy Borges as well as clients from around the world. Dalani has participated in a number of kapa and art shows, including currently, her first solo exhibit, "Woman Makes the Malo Makes the Man" at the Hui No`eau History Gallery on Maui as well as the "Diversity" exhibit at Viewpoints Gallery, also on Maui