“Talk Story” and Demo with Kumulā‘au Sing Jr. & May Haunani Balino-Sing – FREE!
Friday, April 27 / 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Kumulā‘au & Haunani will talk about the origin of kites in Polynesia, biomimicry, and how kite designs were inspired from nature. Together, we may even string up some kites and fly them at Kaluanui! The Sings are Ke Kumu Hawai‘i, a husband and wife business team who share and teach Hawaiian basketry and culture-based education programs to the community. For the last 15 years, they have provided programs for community colleges, professional staff development workshops for educators and practitioners, and hosted privately sponsored workshops. They are educators in the public and private school sectors, sharing with aloha about Hawai‘i’s host culture.
E Ho‘olele Lupe Kākou! Let’s Fly Kites!
Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Participants will learn the story and origins of ho‘olele lupe (kite flying) from its conception and invention by Maui, the kupua and clever trickster who is credited throughout Polynesia for inventing the craft and practice. Students will examine traditional Hawaiian kite frame designs and construct their own kite using ‘ohe (bamboo) and various lashing techniques. Everyone will finish kites by stamping traditional and contemporary kapa designs onto pelon, mounting their fabric to frames, tying the pola (tail), affixing the bridal and kite string and then…we’ll fly
your lupe! E ho‘olele lupe kakou! Let’s fly kites! Note: This class is a great one to do as a family! It is open to youth ages 10+ with an adult guardian also taking the class.
Tuition: $65 • Supply Fee: $15 • Register online at: http://huinoeau.modvantage.com/Course/CourseDetail?courseID=14690&courseName=e-ho-olele-lupe-kakou-let-s-fly-kites
The Hui's Art with Aloha Program is made possible with support from the Hawaii Tourism Authority's Kūkulu Ola Program, which nurtures the Hawaiian culture by supporting Hawaiian programs and cultural practitioners, craftsmen, musicians, and other artists that preserve and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture.