Hello from windy Hawaii …

I’m very excited to share some news of DECO workshop classes
being offered at the Waikiki location of  Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber. The restaurant organizers have offered the use of this space
and are marketing to Japanese tourist as well as residents of Hawaii.
This is a great space where students can come get a bite to eat and participate
in several types of workshops. Look for “Fin’s Up! Hands On!” workshop right
across from the Waikiki
beach on Kalakaua Avenue in the center of Waikiki.
I have eaten dinner there on several occasions; it’s a fun atmosphere with good
live music. 10% of the sales from workshop will be donated to Jake Shimabukuro’s
nonprofit charity “Music is Good Medicine”.
This plan has been in the works for some time now and
with the help of their marketing team “Fin’s Up! Hands On!” workshop” will
begin April 1st every Tuesdays from 1~3pm. A link
to the site can be found here:  http://jimmybuffetthawaii.com/tabid/158/Default.aspx
 (in Japanese only, English coming soon). We
are so happy to be part of this workshop, please stop by if you’re in the area!
Yoko Yancey, a certified DECO instructor will
be heading this workshop.  She has been holding DECO Make & Take
workshops at the Hilton Waikiki Hawaiian Village every Monday morning at
10~12pm for over a year.


If you are looking for other Make & Take locations, Chenli is also very active teaching at Waikiki Marriot Resort & Spa every Tuesday morning from 9~11am. I think this is our 5th year!!! I have the opportunity to cover their spot whenever they are not available. It’s so much fun to meet people who are visiting Hawaii; many have never seen this craft before. It’s amazing to see people who took a workshop come back each time they visit in Hawaii. Some are lucky enough to have a DECO instructor near their home when they go back. For a list of instructors:https://www.decoclay.com/instructor_locate.htm


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