Spots open for youth arts program Nest WorkshopUPDATED 7:16 AM HST Sep 03, 2014Video Transcript
If you're child is interested in the arts then there's a unique 5-week program that's happening in Kaka-ako. Joining me this morning with more information is the education designer for Present Project... Bryan Welch along with Eli and Bella Grace. 5-week program for kids 10-14 happening in Kakaako in a warehouse space known as Kakaako Agora. There are just a few slots open for this after- school program that starts this week. Open slots remain for a Kakaako-based youth arts workshop in September that will involve creating warehouse-scale sculpture from concept to fruition. The Nest Workshop, for youth ages 10 to 14, will take place in two 5,000-square-foot warehouses on Cooke Street. It's presented by Kakaako-based Present Project - a residency project for artists launched earlier this year by Lana Lane Studios member Hadley Nunes. Nest - inspired by the way birds construct their nests from found materials - is run by Bryan Welch, who has taught and developed curricula for alternative educational programs since 1997 in the U.S. and Japan. He's the director of New York-based learning and design group Guilds . The five resident artists include Florence Carbonne , Swoon , Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez and collaborative duo Sally Lundburg and Keith Tallett . Incorporating students' work, they will create structures out of bamboo, guava and other found materials. Nest Workshop sessions run 3-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Sept. 3 to Oct. 3 at the 445/449 Cooke St. warehouses. Public observers are welcome 2:30-5:30 p.m. Visit presentproject.org or call Nunes at 917-806-0426. Note: Three talks by Nest artists are coming up. Hear from Lundburg and Tallett 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at Kakaako Agora, 441 Cooke St.; Swoon and Welch, 7-8 p.m. Sept. 5, University of Hawaii-Manoa art department; and Carbonne and Rodriguez, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Kakaako Agora.