Teacher turned student

15 01 2019

    “Lava Flows to the Sea” by Rebekah

Some friends asked me at the beginning of the new year, are you teaching now? Well, the short answer is no. There is nothing scheduled.

At the current exhibit of my large hand-dyed tissue paper collages, another local artist struck up a conversation, admiring the work and explaining that he was unfamiliar with the art medium. He said he would like to learn how to do it, to add to his skills in oil, acrylic, and water color. He was sure he would have to pay some money for lessons. Did I teach it?

I said my teachers were the late Gloria Foss and the late Susan Rogers-Aregger. I was among the next “generation,” but I am not teaching the method, I said. He said I was being selfish. That remark was hard to hear. I’m reflecting on it.

So, if I’m not teaching, what am I doing? I am studying voice, hoping to continue singing as a chorister, and attending Hawaiian language classes. In other words, I am a student.

Having reflected on “selfishness,” I’ll share that there is a scheduled program of tissue dying and collage making by the students of Foss and Rogers-Aregger. Interested persons may come to simply observe or pay fees to participate in the art making. 

The following Tuesdays in 2019 for collage workshop at Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden Visitor Center:

January 15, 29

February 12

March 12, 26

April 9, 23

May 14, 28

June 11, 25

July 9, 23

August 13, 27

September 10, 24

October 8, 22

November 12

The following dates in 2019 for tissue dyeing at Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden Visitor Center:

February 23 (tie dyeing fabric on February 24)

March 2 and 3

Contact Peggy Hoefer at go_hoefers@hawaii.rr.com for more information.

If you go: “Fiery Volcano Collages and Doodles” by Rebekah Luke and Kalei Nuʻuhiwa runs until Jan. 27, 2019, at the Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden Visitor Center  Lecture Room, daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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