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Ohe Kāpala: Traditional Bamboo Stamp Making Workshop

Donkey Mill Art Center
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Title: 'Ohe Kāpala: Traditional Bamboo Stamp-Making with George Place

Level/Prerequisite: All Levels (Focused teens 16+ welcome)

Tuition/Admission: $30

Supply Fee: $15

Full description: Learn to make 'ohe kāpala, Hawaiian stamps traditionally used to create intricate repetitive designs on kapa. Students will learn to carve bamboo using the same tools used by kupuna (ancestors) to create up to three stamps with their choice of motifs. One stamp can produce hundreds of different designs on paper or cloth (paper will be provided for the purposes of this workshop), playing on both positive and negative space. The stamps also can be combined to create more complex narrative designs. All tools and supplies will be provided, and students may keep their finished stamps.

Supply fee includes:
- All materials and use of tools required to make up to 3 stamps per student (more stamp material is available for purchase from the instructor at $5 per stamp)
- Paper to test your stamps on

Students should bring:
- Leather gloves to protect hands (optional)
- Paper or cards you may wish to print with your new stamps on (some paper will be provided)

Minimum Enrollment: 5
Maximum Enrollment: 20