ʻAha Hana Lima 2018

GATHERING OF THE CRAFTS  IS AN ANNUAL SERIES OF INTENSIVE 3-DAY HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES EXPLORING VARIOUS MEDIA: CLAY, METAL, WOOD, FIBER OR GLASS AND USUALLY CONDUCTED BY ARTIST CRAFTSMEN FROM OUTSIDE HAWAII.



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BIO

Tak Yoshino is a Japanese furniture master craftsman specializing in the design and fabrication of hand made ergonomic chairs designed specifically for the sitter. His chairs are inspired by Zen Buddhism, specifically "zazen" the meditative sitting technique used to raise the "Ki" energy. He established his working studio Wood Working Studio COM in 1986 and has won numerous awards both in Japan and abroad. Tak has become a regular in Hawaii showing in the Hawaii Wood Show with the Hawaii Forest Industry Association since 2011.


Tak Yoshino

KANNA, THE JOINT AND THE CHAIR

Japanese furniture maker Tak Yoshiko will be teaching a workshop on the Kanna, or Japanese hand plane. He will cover sharpening and preparation, and set up of the Kanna. The workshop will instruct students in the use of the Kanna in traditional Japanese woodworking and the use of this flexible tool to carve the complex convex and concave shapes used in Tak’s furniture. Students are encouraged to be innovative with the application of the flexible tool and come up with their own ways of using Kanna in their work. The workshop will cover traditional Japanese joinery. Tak will guide students in a hands on experience making joints. Tak will share his philosophy of furniture making and the Zen principles he uses to design his furniture and chairs.

Students will be provided with a Kanna, a sharpening stone, and a small 12”x4”x1 1/2 “ piece of wood to experiment with the different techniques. This piece may be formed into a small piece. Advanced students are encouraged to bring their own pieces of wood to the class for larger scale project if they wish. Due to the show nature of this class, Tak will be able to cover the principles and demonstrate the different techniques of the Kanna and the joints as well as share the philoshopy ad design principles behind his work, but will not be able to build a whole chair. The Kanna used in the workshops are hand made by Japanese craftsmen and will be available for sale along with the sharpening stone.

Members are encouraged to enroll for these workshops early due to limited class size.

Oahu Slide Lecture & Reception

ThursdayApril 5th 2018 5:30-7:30

Please join us for a Presentation, Q&A and Reception.

Free to the Public

Media Contact
mmitsuda@punahou.edu

Location

Thurston Chapel Roundhouse
Punahou School
1601 Punahou School
Honolulu, HI 96822

Tak Yoshino Oahu Workshop

Maximum enrollment 10

$40 lab fee + Tuition

Workshop half-day
Friday April 6th 5pm-9pm

Workshop full day
Saturday April 7thSunday April 9th 9am-5pm

Media Contact
mmitsuda@punahou.edu

Registration Closes TBD, 9am 

REGISTER

Location

Case Middle School
Frear Workshop
Punahou School
1601 Punahou St
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Big Island Slide Lecture & Reception

ThursdayApril 12th 2018 5:30-7:30

Please join us for a Presentation, Q&A and Reception.

Free to the Public

Media Contact
mmitsuda@punahou.edu

Location

Donkey Mill Art Center
78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy
Holualoa, Hawaii 96725

Tak Yoshino Big Island Workshop

Maximum enrollment 10

$40 lab fee + Tuition

Workshop half-day
Friday April 13th 5pm-9pm

Workshop full day
Saturday April 14thSunday April 15th 9am-5pm

Media Contact
mmitsuda@punahou.edu

Registration Closes TBD, 9am

REGISTER

Location

Tai Lake Fine Woodworking
76-5823 Mamalahoa Hwy
Holualoa, HI 96725

Tuition & Facilities use Information

Tuition Fees (per workshop) Oahu & Big Island

Non-Member $375, Member $300, Student (W/ID) $150

LAB FEES ARE ESTIMATES AND ARE NOT EXPECTED TO INCREASE, HOWEVER STUDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF REQUIRED TOOLS AND/OR MATERIALS AND SHOULD BE PREPARED TO SUPPORT EXTRA FEES AS EXPENSES WARRANT 

Student Scholarships


A LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE.

Deadline for application: March 19th, 2018
Notification of selection: March 23rd, 2018

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student and a current Hawai'i Craftsmen member. Please download the Stella O.H. Lee Scholarship Application Form for more details.

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HAWAII CRAFTSMEN IS SUPPORTED BY THE HAWAI’I STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS,  THE HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, THE ATHERTON FAMILY FOUNDATION, THE COOKE FOUNDATION, THE MCINERNY FOUNDATION, THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, THE LAILA TWIGG-SMITH ART FUND, SEVERAL PRIVATE FAMILY FOUNDATIONS AND OUR MEMBERSHAWAI‘I CRAFTSMEN 1110 NUUANU AVE, HONOLULU, HI 96817info@hawaiicraftsmen.org • 808-521-3282

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