Artist Paula Cairns Workshop: Gourd Carving & Dyeing

 16 May
 45-3684 Honokaa-Waipio Road, Honokaa, Hawaii 96727
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 Piko Hale Artisan and Fine Art Gallery
Take a step back in history to learn the ancient Hawaiian technique of creating pawehe ipu - or tattoo gourd. Green gourd carving and dyeing is a technique found only in the Hawaiian islands. This fun, hands-on day (for all abilities) will take you through the steps of selecting a gourd, design, layout and carving. Each student will carve their own gourd and prepare it for dyeing from home. Cost: $110.00 (4 hour workshop) All gourds and supplies will be provided by instructor. Reservations and $50 non-refundable deposit due 1 week before the workshop, balance due workshop day: Contact Piko Hale Gallery at or 808-775-1966. Lunch is available via Estrada's Surf N Turf food truck or you are welcome to bring a sack lunch and beverage. Dress to get dirty:)

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