Inspired by the ancient Polynesian navigational traditions of wayfinding – to voyage and navigate canoes to unchartered areas – Four Seasons is pleased to showcase #FSWAYFINDERS, an on-going weekly series featuring art, culture, history, and in-depth workshops. Like an ancient voyage, discover first-hand a myriad of new experiences relating to Hawaii and the Pacific, weaving together traditions of the past with a sometimes modern spin. Cultivate, create, and curate with Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina.
- Hula Lessons with La'aka Perry
Kumu Hula La’akea Perry comes from a talented ohana, rooted in Hawaiian culture. He is the kumu hula for Ke Kai O Kahiki, an award-winning hula halau based in Wai’anae. Learn the foundational movements of hula from an Alaka’i (leader) in this interactive workshop on Fridays, September 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2018, from 8:30 am to 9:30 am.
- Ukulele Workshop with Roy Sakuma
Renowned for his ukulele instruction, Hawaii’s own Roy Sakuma brings his signature instruction and passion for the ukulele to Four Seasons Resort Oahu. Learn beginning techniques, discover the history of the ukulele and master a song in the very first lesson on Mondays, September 10, 17 and 24, 2018, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.
- Stars Above Hawaii
Enjoy an evening of stargazing and astronomical education at Four Seasons on Tuesdays and Fridays, September 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 and 28, 2018, from 8:00 pm. Learn about Hawaiian star lines and ancient Polynesian voyaging, take in magnificent views of the moon, the planets, stars, star clusters, stellar nurseries and galaxies.
- September 8, 2018, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Art Walk, Gallery Exhibition & Reception
Inspired by Oahu’s diverse art scene, Art Walk showcases unique works – ranging from paintings and photography to printmaking, illustrations and custom surfboard designs – by leading Hawaii artists. Art Walk is held by the Serenity Pool, and is complimentary and open to the public.
- Wednesdays, September 5 AND 26, 2018, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lessons in Lauhala – Weaving Workshop with Aloma Wang
Learn the history, craft and cultural significance of the ancient practice of lauhala weaving with practitioner Aloma Wang. Weave your very own wearable art and join at you leisure in the lobby.
- Wednesdays and Fridays, September 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28, 2018, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Ni'ihau Shell Jewellery-Making Workshop with Ha'aheo Hawaiian
The Island of Ni'ihau is renowned for its beautiful, yet extremely rare shells. Artisans use the ornate shells for authentic lei and jewelry. Join Ha'aheo Hawaiian for a Ni'ihau fine art jewelry making workshop and create your very own one-of-a-kind earrings.
- Saturdays, September 1, 8 and 29, 2018, 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Jan Tetsutani Painting Workshop
Take to the canvas with Jan Tetsutani, a renowned Hawaiian artist, at our exclusive #FSWayfinder’s painting workshop. With the beautiful Pacific Ocean as an inspiring backdrop, allow Jan to help guide your paintbrush as you create your very own masterpiece.
- Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2018, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Painting Workshop with Lauren Brown
Known for her custom surfboard designs, artist Lauren Brown hosts our exclusive ‘Board’ Room painting workshop and exhibit. Inspired by her love of the ocean and Hawaii’s pristine, natural beauty, Lauren’s custom surfboard and canvas artwork captures the essence of the islands – from flowers and fauna, to waterfalls and waves. Join Lauren for a two-hour acrylic painting workshop on mini wooden surfboards and create your very own masterpiece.
- Art Walk, Gallery Exhibition & Reception
- Inspired by Oahu’s diverse art scene, Art Walk showcases unique works – ranging from paintings and photography to printmaking, illustrations and custom surfboard designs – by leading Hawaii artists. Art Walk is held by the Serenity Pool, and is complimentary and open to the public. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm