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2017 Hula and Craft Workshop

Ke Kukui Foundation

Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, July 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

2017 Hula and Craft Workshop

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Thursday AM: Hula Jul 27, 2017 $65.00 $4.24
Thursday AM: Beginning Keiki ‘Ukulele Jul 27, 2017 $65.00 $4.24
Thursday AM: Lomilomi Massage for Hula Dancers Jul 27, 2017 $75.00 $4.74
Thursday AM: Lei Wili Jul 27, 2017 $80.00 $4.99
Thursday AM: Hulu (Kahili-style hair picks) Jul 27, 2017 $80.00 $4.99
Thursday AM/PM: Wa‘a Traditions and Paddling Jul 27, 2017 $80.00 $4.99
Thursday PM: Hula or Oli Jul 27, 2017 $65.00 $4.24
Thursday PM: Hoʻoponopono Jul 27, 2017 $75.00 $4.74
Thursday PM: Lei Haku Jul 27, 2017 $80.00 $4.99
Thursday PM: Hulu (Kupe`e - wristlet) Jul 27, 2017 $80.00 $4.99
Friday AM: Hula Jul 28, 2017 $65.00 $4.24
Friday AM: Beginning Adult ‘Ukulele Jul 28, 2017 $65.00 $4.24
Friday AM: Lei Haku Jul 28, 2017 $80.00 $4.99
Friday AM: Hulu (Kahili-style hair picks) Jul 28, 2017 $80.00 $4.99
Friday AM: Archaeological Walking Tour of Kanaka Village Jul 28, 2017 $30.00 $2.49
Friday AM/PM: Lomilomi for Massage Therapists Jul 28, 2017 $220.00 $11.99
Friday PM: Hula or Oli Jul 28, 2017 $65.00 $4.24
Friday PM: Intermediate ‘Ukulele Jul 28, 2017 $65.00 $4.24
Friday PM: Lei Wili Jul 28, 2017 $80.00 $4.99
Friday PM: Hulu (Kupe`e - wristlet) Jul 28, 2017 $80.00 $4.99

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HULA AND CRAFT WORKSHOP

 

Welcome to Ke Kukui Foundation's 15th annual Hula and Craft Workshop!  Hula dancers and crafters of Hawaiian arts pilgrimage from around the globe to attend this one of a kind workshop. With preeminent master instructors from Hawaiʻi, the workshop offers instruction on dance, language, oli/chant, mele, history, current Hawaiian issues, and cultural crafts.

E komo mai a e a‘o pū kākou! Come and learn with us. There’s something for everyone! 

The workshop has morning and afternoon sessions. Please pay close attention to the session times when registering, so that you do not register for more than one class during the same time period.

Please see the FAQ section below for details on our refund policy, class requirements, hotel information and other frequently-asked questions.


 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

 

  • Morning classes include breakfast
  • Afternoon classes include lunch
  • Full day classes include both meals
  • Please see Class Descriptions below for details and age restrictions

 

* * * Thursday Morning, July 27, 9-11:30 am * * *

  • HULA WORKSHOP SESSION 1 (choose one):
    • Advanced Adult ʻAuana with Robert Cazimero
    • Advanced Adult Kahiko with Leialoha Amina
    • Intermediate Adult Kahiko with Snowbird Bento
    • Advanced Keiki ʻAuana with Vicky Takamine
  • Beginning Keiki ʻUkulele with Kaloku Holt
  • Lomilomi for Hula Dancers with Uamana Arquette
  • Lei Wili with Rae Pacheco
  • Hulu (Featherwork) with Kawika Lum
  • Waʻa Traditions and Paddling with Doug Keeney  >>>FULL DAY<<<

 

* * * Thursday Afternoon, July 27, 12:30-3 pm * * *

  • HULA or OLI WORKSHOP SESSION 2 (choose one):
    • Advanced Adult Kahiko with Robert Cazimero
    • Papa Oli with Leialoha Amina
    • Advanced Adult ʻAuana with Vicky Takamine
    • Advanced Keiki Kahiko with Snowbird Bento
    • Intermediate Adult ʻAuana with Kaloku Holt
  • Hoʻoponopono with Uamana Arquette
  • Lei Haku with Rae Pacheco
  • Hulu (Featherwork) with Kawika Lum
  • Waʻa Traditions and Paddling with Doug Keeney  >>>FULL DAY<<<

 

* * * Friday Morning, July 28, 9-11:30 am * * *

  • HULA WORKSHOP SESSION 3 (choose one):
    • Advanced Adult Kahiko with Robert Cazimero
    • Advanced Adult ʻAuana with Leialoha Amina
    • Advanced Adult ʻAuana with Snowbird Bento
    • Intermediate Adult/Advanced Keiki ʻAuana with Vicky Takamine
  • Beginning Adult ʻUkulele with Kaloku Holt
  • Lomilomi for Massage Therapists with Uamana Arquette  >>>FULL DAY<<<
  • Lei Haku with Rae Pacheco
  • Hulu (Featherwork) with Kawika Lum
  • Archaeological Walking Tour of Kanaka Village with Park Rangers

 

* * * Friday Afternoon, July 28, 12:30-3 pm * * *

  • HULA or OLI WORKSHOP SESSION 4 (choose one):
    • Advanced Adult ʻAuana with Robert Cazimero
    • Intermediate Adult/Keiki Kahiko with Leialoha Amina
    • Papa Oli with Snowbird Bento
    • Advanced Adult ʻAuana with Vicky Takamine
  • Intermediate ʻUkulele with Kaloku Holt
  • Lomilomi for Massage Therapists with Uamana Arquette   >>>FULL DAY<<<
  • Lei Wili with Rae Pacheco
  • Hulu (Featherwork) with Kawika Lum

 



CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

  • Hula classes require knowledge of all basic hula steps
  • Advanced classes are fast paced, registrants must be able to keep up with minimal direction
  • Adult classes are for ages 14 and up
  • Hula, Oli and ʻUkulele classes will perform at Saturday's Hōʻike and Hawaiian Festival on July 29th.

 

Kumu Hula Leialoha Lim Amina

ADVANCED ADULT ʻAUANA
A fast paced modern hula. Must be able to keep up with minimal direction. Usually accompanied by guitar or ukulele. All genders welcome.

ADVANCED ADULT KAHIKO
Ancient hula. Must have knowledge of all basic hula steps and be able to keep up with minimal direction. All genders welcome.

INTERMEDIATE ADULT/KEIKI KAHIKO
Ancient hula. Must have knowledge of basic hula steps as steps will be called out to use as each verse is learned. All ages and genders welcome.

PAPA OLI
Learn the art of proper chanting, prolonged phrases chanted in one breath, often with a trill (ʻiʻi) at the end of each phrase. All ages and genders welcome.

 

 Kumu Hula Vicky Holt Takamine

ADVANCED ADULT ʻAUANA
A fast paced modern hula. Usually accompanied with guitar or ukulele. Must be able to keep up with minimal direction. All genders welcome.

INTERMEDIATE ADULT/ADVANCED KEIKI ʻAUANA
A modern, flowing hula usually accompanied by a ukulele or guitar.  Must have knowledge of basic hula steps. All ages and genders welcome.

INTERMEDIATE ADULT KAHIKO
Ancient hula. Must have knowledge of basic hula steps as steps will be called out to use as each verse is learned. All genders welcome.


 Kumu Hula Robert Cazimero

ADVANCED ADULT ʻAUANA
Fast paced, modern hula. Usually accompanied with guitar or ukulele. Must be able to keep up with minimal direction.

Note: The kumu reserves the right to re-assign participants to an appropriate level class based on his assessment of a participant’s ability.

All genders welcome.

ADVANCED ADULT KAHIKO
Ancient hula. Fast paced. Must be able to keep up with minimal direction and kāhea each verse. All genders welcome.

Note: The kumu reserves the right to re-assign participants to an appropriate level class based on his assessment of a participant’s ability.

 Kumu Hula Snowbird Bento

ADVANCED ADULT ʻAUANA
A modern, flowing hula usually accompanied by a ukulele or guitar. Must have knowledge of all basic hula steps. All genders welcome.

INTERMEDIATE ADULT KAHIKO
Ancient hula. Must have knowledge of basic hula steps as steps will be called out to use as each verse is learned. All genders welcome.

ADVANCED KEIKI KAHIKO
Ancient hula. Must have knowledge of basic hula steps as steps will be called out to use as each verse is learned. Ages 8-12. 

PAPA OLI
Learn the art of proper chanting, prolonged phrases chanted in one breath, often with a trill (ʻiʻi) at the end of each phrase. All ages and genders welcome.  

 

 Hula Instructor Kaloku Holt

BEGINNING KEIKI ʻUKULELE
ʻUkulele for beginners. Ages 8-12.

BEGINNING ADULT ʻUKULELE
ʻUkulele for beginners. Ages 13 and up.

INTERMEDIATE ʻUKULELE
ʻUkulele for those who know some basic chords, strums, C scale, and basic picking. All ages.

INTERMEDIATE ADULT ʻAUANA
A modern, flowing hula usually accompanied by a ukulele or guitar.  Must have knowledge of basic hula steps.  All genders welcome.

 

 Rae Pacheco, Fresh Lei Artisan

LEI WILI
Wind, twist, crank, coil.  The lei wili is made by winding fiber, raffia, string, and other materials around successive lengths of leaf, blossoms or other decorative material.  A base material of thick raffia braid, lauhala, or ti leaf is used to make wrapping easier.  We will be using flowers that are accessible in the Northwest. Please bring scissors, towel and spray bottle to class; flowers will be provided. 

LEI HAKU
Three-ply braid.  Lei Haku is a method of making a lei using a base material, such as soft la`i, and braiding it while adding the decorative plant material into each wrap of the braid. We will be using flowers accessible in the Northwest.  Please bring scissors, towel and spray bottle to class; flowers will be provided.

 

Kawika Lum, Hulu (Feather) Artisan

KŪPEʻE (Wristlet)
Learn the process of making feather wrists adornments in the pua loke style. 

KAHILI-STYLE HAIR PICKS
Learn the process of making feather hairpieces.

 

 Lomilomi and Hoʻoponopono with Uamana Arquette

LOMILOMI FOR HULA DANCERS
Seated lomilomi that you can share and work on with your hula brothers and sisters, no prior experience is needed.  Release tension and pain in the head, neck, shoulder and arms. Please bring a pareau to change into.  

LOMILOMI FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS
All day class.  5 CE credits. Bring your own massage table.

HOʻOPONOPONO
How can I clear negative energies from my home? How can I use Hoʻoponopono to release the fear and sorrow of the past, and let it go for good? What is the proper way to prepare the paʻakai, and how is Hoʻoponopono used in the blessing?  You will receive answers to these questions and more so that your home will be a little piece of Heaven on Earth! 

  

Waʻa Traditions and Paddling with Doug Keeney of CROCC

All day class taught by Doug Keeney of the Columbia River Outrigger Canoe Club (CROCC). Morning session takes place in the classroom, 9-11:30 am, and covers traditions and paddling technique. The afternoon paddling session, 12:30-3 pm, will be spent on the river in shifts. Ages 8 and up. Suggested attire: shorts, tank tops, swimsuits, hats, sunglasses, SUNSCREEN. Bring drinking water for afternoon session.

 

An Archaeological Walking Tour of Kanaka Village with Park Rangers

Learn the fascinating history of the Hawaiians in the 19th century fur trade of the northwest, and the crucial roles they played in helping to operate the Hudson's Bay Company Fort Vancouver while living in "Kanaka Village." This walking tour will be led by a Park Ranger with the National Park Service, who will show you around the recent archaeological excavations in the Village and present a perspective on how the science of archaeology can teach us about the daily lives of the Hawaiians and the multitudes of other peoples who lived in Vancouver's first neighborhood. The tour will finish in one of the recently reconstructed Village houses, to show you a representation of the daily living quarters that most Hawaiians resided in while living in the Village. The walking tour is over 1/2 mile over mostly level, but potentially uneven ground, so wear good walking shoes and bring drinking water. Participants should meet at Clark College at 9:15 am and transportation will be provided to the Fort. Class minimum of 10 must be met or be subject to cancellation.

 

KUMU AND INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHIES

 

VICTORIA HOLT TAKAMINE, KUMU HULA
Intermediate Adult Auana, Advanced Keiki Auana, Intermediate Kahiko

vicky100.jpgAunty Vicky is the founder and kumu hula of Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima, founded in 1977.  She is a lecturer at the University of Hawaiʻi and Leeward Community College.  She has served as a judge at Merrie Monarch for many years including 2015.   Aunty Vicky co-founded and serves as president of ʻIlioʻulaokalani, a coalition of traditional practitioners committed to protecting their Hawaiian customs and traditions.  She is also co-founder and president of KAHEA: The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance, a coalition of Hawaiian and Environmental organizations committed to protecting the natural and cultural environment of Hawaiʻi. Vicky is co-founder and Executive Director of PAʻI foundation on Oʻahu which sponsors the annual Hapa Haole Hula Festival on Oʻahu and Las Vegas and founder and show producer of MAMO: Maoli Arts Month's annual Wearable Arts Show. 

 

ROBERT CAZIMERO, KUMU HULA
Advanced Adult Kahiko, Advanced Adult ʻAuana

robertcazimero160.jpgIn the 1970's, Robert Cazimero was instrumental in the resurgence of Hawaiian music and culture. That resurgence began a career that almost thirty years later is stronger than ever. Musician, composer, kumu hula...his work in all of these areas is well-known throughout the world.  Robert is a Grammy-nominated, Hōkū award winning musician and composer with sibling Roland as the Brothers Cazimero.  He is the kumu hula of Nā Kamalei, a hālau he founded over 30 years ago.  Hālau Nā Kamalei won the overall trophy at the 2015 Merrie Monarch Festival. You can learn more about Robert and his teaching style from the film NA KAMALEI: The Men of Hula which tells the story of Hawaiian pride and examines male roles in Hawaiian culture, both past and present.

 

LEIALOHA LIM AMINA, KUMU HULA 
Advanced Adult Kahiko, Advanced Adult ʻAuana, Intermediate Adult/Keiki Kahiko, Oli

Leialoha_Lim_Amina_200.jpgLeialoha Amina is the kumu hula of Nā Lei O Kaholokū along with her sister Nani Lim Yap. Their parents were instrumental in nurturing their children with Hawaiian music and hula that would eventually lead their family to form the renowned Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winning traditional Hawaiian musical group, The Lim Family of Kohala.  Since starting the hālau in Waiʻanae, Oʻahu in 1979 it has since moved to the Big Island of Hawaiʻi where she has been a participating judge of the Merrie Monarch Hula Competition as well as competitor. In 2004, Nā Lei O Kaholokū was awarded the top honor of Overall Merrie Monarch winner. Leialoha is an avid researcher of Hawaiian history and culture. Through one of her mentors Pilahi Paki, she was given and teaches and lives the philosophy of Aloha shared with her. It is the philosophy of Nā Lei O Kaholokū.

 

SNOWBIRD PUANANIAPAOAKALANI BENTO

Intermediate Adult Kahiko, Advanced Keiki Kahiko, Advanced Adult ‘Auana, Oli

SnowbirdSnowbird Puananiopaoakalani Bento is Kumu Hula of Ka Pā Hula O Ka Lei Lehua, musician, and educator at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama. She received her ʻuniki rites under Kumu Hula Holoua Stender, and was runner-up for the title of Miss Aloha Hula 2001. Fluent in Hawaiian, she teacher in the Elementary School at Kamehameha and has multiple classes in her halau from keiki to adults.

 

 

KALOKU HOLT
Intermediate Adult ‘Auana, Beginning Keiki ‘Ukulele, Beginning Adult ‘Ukulele, Intermediate ‘Ukulele

KalokuKaloku Holt is an accomplished Musician, Entertainer, and Hula Instructor. He is the son of Deva Yamashiro, the founder of Ke Kukui Foundation and hālau hula Kaleinani o ke Kukui. Kaloku is the Owner of Kaloku Entertainment, responsible for marketing and booking talent for all types of events in the Pacific Northwest. Kaloku is originally from Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, and has performed for audiences in Hawaiʻi, the continental United States and Japan. His kumu is Aunty Vicky Holt Takamine, and he is an instructor for Kaleinani o ke Kukui. Kaloku currently serves on the executive board as Vice President of Ke Kukui Foundation.

 

UAMANA ARQUETTE
Lomilomi for Hula Dancers, Lomilomi for Massage Therapists, Ho‘oponopono

Uamana

Uamana Arquette has been a lomilomi practioner for over 22 years. He studied under Kumu Karen Leialoha Kaʻanehe Carroll who studied under Papa Kalua Kaiahua of Maui. Uamana was born and raised in Hawaii on the island of O‘ahu and comes from a long line of Hawaiian healers on his father's side of the family, and is also an ordained Kahu of Kapuaokalani. He has been studying martial arts since he was 11, and started learning about the healing aspects of the art at 16 years of age. At age 40 he was introduced to Hawaiian Lua, which is a spiritual combination of martial and healing practices. In his workshops Uamana combines martial arts techniques with lomilomi to teach students how to use their breathing and direct their energy towards relieving pain and stress as well as greater peace and relaxation. Students will leave the class with basic lomilomi techniques as well learning the importance of using the Hā. In addition, he will share breathing techniques that can be useful when generating internal energy.

 

RAE PACHECO, FRESH LEI ARTISAN
Lei Wili and Lei Haku

Rae Pacheco.jpgAunty Rae Pacheco resides on Moku o Keawe in the rainy town of Hilo, Hawaiʻi. The slopes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, and the banks of the Wailuku River are her favorite gathering places for flora to create beautiful lei for special performances or gifts. A former member and alaka‘i of Hālau Kaleinani o Ke Kukui, she is a lover of nature and all things Hawaiian. Aunty Rae was taught the art of lei making when she was just a teenager, helping a friend prepare her adornments for a Merrie Monarch performance. This art form turned into a passion, and since then, she has taught many students, keiki to kupuna, about the process of gathering, preparing and creating beautiful lei for all occasions. She is blessed to share her knowledge of lei making toward perpetuating the art of Hawaiian culture, one lei at time.

 

KAWIKA LUM, HULU (FEATHER) ARTISAN
Lei Wili and Lei Haku

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Kawika Lum, born 1976, is a hulu (feather) artist from Pūpūkea, Oʻahu. He started learning lei hulu from Paulette Kahalepuna in 1997 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. While at the University of Hawaiʻi, he studied Natural Enviroment and Fiber Arts within the Hawaiian Studies program, and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in 2001. Kawika’s fiber arts teacher at the university was 2013 MAMo Awardee, Maile Andrade. Kawika has been an active artist participant in MAMo: Maoli Arts Month since 2012, and in 2013, was awarded a Master’s Apprenticeship through the Hawaiʻi State State Foundation in the Culture and the Arts with his hulu master, Paullette Kahalepuna (2014 MAMo Awardee, and 2014 ʻŌʻō Awards Recepient). Under this apprenticeship with Paullette, Kawika studied Hawaiian feather work in the forms of lei (adornment), kahili (feather standard), ahuʻula (cape), and mahiʻole (helmets). He also studied works from traditional materials, and how to use, cultivate, and preserve these materials. While respecting and using the traditional materials, he also uses modern materials with traditional practices to create contemporary art pieces.

 

DOUG KEENEY, ASSISTANT COACH, COLUMBIA RIVER OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB (CROCC)

Waʻa Traditions and Paddling

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Doug Keeney is currently an Assistant Coach for Columbia River Outrigger Canoe Club (CROCC).  Learning about the Hawaiian Wa‘a culture and sharing his knowledge with paddlers of all ages and levels is one of his greatest joys.

 

FAQs

 

Where can I contact the organizer if I have questions?

Please send an email to hulaworkshop@kekukuifoundation.com, and we will be happy to help!

What is the refund policy?

We rely on an accurate count for workshop planning, so the amount of your refund depends upon how much notice is given for cancellation. We are happy to issue a refund according to the following schedule:

Until June 30: 100% refund
July 1-14: 50% refund
July 15 and later: sorry, no refund

May I observe a class without paying, if my keiki or haumana is a paid participant?

In order to be in the classroom area during a workshop session, you must be a paid participant. If your keiki (child) or haumana (student) is a participant and you wish to observe their class, please register as a participant in order to observe.

Is there an age limit for Workshop participation?

Some of the classes are for adults only, some for children only, and some are open to all ages. Please see the individual class descriptions for specific requirements.

 Where should I stay while attending the Workshop and Hawaiian Festival?

We are working on lodging arrangements with area hotels. We will add new options as they become available.

 

Heathman Lodge: 360-254-3100

7801 NE Greenwood Drive

Vancouver, WA 98662

Rate: $139/night, 2 double beds

Dates: 7/26-7/30, room block available until 7/6/17

Mention 3 Days of Aloha Hawaiian Festival

http://www.heathmanlodge.com/

 

Comfort Suites: 360-253-3100
4714 NE 94th Avenue

Vancouver, Washington 98662

Rate: $134/night

Dates: 7/26-7/30

Mention 3 Days of Aloha

https://www.choicehotels.com/washington/vancouver/comfort-suites-hotels/wa038

 


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Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663

Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, July 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM (PDT)


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Ke Kukui Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is: To preserve and share the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander cultures through education in language, literature, music, arts, dance, and cultural practices.

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