Inspired by the Polynesian navigational traditions of wayfinding – to voyage and navigate canoes to unchartered areas – our ongoing weekly series #FSWAYFINDERS features art, culture, history and in-depth workshops. Discover a Hawaii and the Pacific by weaving together traditions of the past with a modern spin. Cultivate, create, and curate with Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina.
- Hula Lessons with La'akea 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 May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 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 May 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.
- Stars Above Hawaii
Enjoy an evening of stargazing and astronomical education at Four Seasons on May 3, 10, 14, 17, 21, 23, 28 and 31 at 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.
- Wa'a Outrigger Canoe
Glide along the leeward coast just as Hawaiian Ali'i (chiefs) did in ancient times and take in the beauty of the west side by learning the basic skills of outrigger paddling. Join us any day (weather permitting) for USD 40 per adult and USD 25 per child by signing up with the Concierge.
- May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and 31, 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.
- May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Painting Workshop with Lauren Brown
Inspired by Hawaii’s natural beauty, Lauren Brown’s custom surfboard and canvas artwork capture the essence of the islands. Join Lauren for a two-hour acrylic ‘Board’ Room painting workshop on mini wooden surfboards and create your very own masterpiece.
- May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 9:00 am–11:00 am & May 4, 11, 18 and 25, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
LAUHALA WEAVING WITH PI’IALI’I LAWSON
Explore the art and tradition of Hawaiian Lauhala weaving with designer and artist Pi'iali'i Lawson from Wai'anae, O'ahu. Take a journey with him as we begin under the Hala tree and make our way through chant, storytelling, history, and language. Then learn to weave your own wearable art such as a bracelet. Also, get the opportunity to shop for Modern Hawaiian Lauhala Accessories. The workshop is USD 50 per person and located at the Serenity Pool. Please sign up with the Concierge.
- May 4, 18 and 25, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Jan Tetsutani Painting Workshop
Jan Tetsutani creates vibrant art to soothe the soul using a variety of mediums, including acrylic, watercolour, pen and ink. Take to the canvas with the beautiful Pacific Ocean as an inspiring backdrop, and allow Jan to help guide your paintbrush as you create your very own masterpiece. The workshop is USD 75 per person and limited to five guests. Please sign up with the Concierge.