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Hidden Hawai’i- Nature Printing on Molokai

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - April 16 @ 5:00 pm


This is a special event, Nature Printing by land, by sea, by air, on a ranch in Halawa Valley on the island of Molokai in the Hawai’i.

This workshop is a unique blend of “super-easy-to-learn” fine art nature printing, fascinating field trips to see the islands native flora and fauna, and an immersion into traditional Hawaiian culture. If you have always wanted to travel back in time to discover the real Hawaii and bring back beautiful works of art with you to remember it by, this is the opportunity to do so. (Molokai has no stop lights and no buildings over 2 stories!)

During Molokai By-Land-By Sea and By Air we will be hosted at a 13,000 acre bio-dynamic ranch and its historic lodge for 5 days and 4 nights, while feasting on organic local cuisine from the fields, forests and waters of Molokai. We will be immersed in nature printing each day, creating incredibly beautiful images guided by the renowned master printer Heather Fortner.

• Friday-April 12th / First night: Introductions and aspirations all round- Followed by Greg Solatario local resident of Halawa Valley making a presentation on the traditional Hawaiian use of plants including Taro and Poi pounding demonstration. 
• Saturday April 13th / Second night: “By Land” plant education and printing workshop in AM. Field exploration: Walk to the Grove and Holo Holo tour of the ranch. Followed by free time. Printing studio time in the late afternoon with Pupus (appetizers) Followed by dinner with a lecture by Heather.
• Sunday April 14th / Third night: “By Sea” printing of a variety of fish and sea plants from the waters surrounding Molokai. Followed by a trip to one of Molokai’s ancient fish ponds to learn about local species and how the Hawaiians fed themselves from the sea. Followed by free time. Lei making with materials we have gathered. Followed by local folk artist Lono and a music / dance party. (Maybe some local hula dancers.)
• Monday April 15th / Fourth night: “By Air”: Create silk scarf and make a personal journal/book. Gallery night where we share our favorite work with the group.
• Tuesday April 16th / Fifth day: Visit to Halawa Valley and Kalani’s Kuleana Flower Farm. Pack up and for those whose travel schedule allows: A special trip to the beautiful Hui Ho ‘Olana native plant preserve and retreat center on the slopes of the volcano.



April 12 @ 12:00 pm
April 16 @ 5:00 pm


Melany Berry


Pu’u o Hoku Ranch
Halawa Valley
Molokai, HI United States
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