Sagan Kotturan Chamoru will be location for and hosting several free workshops which are being organized and conducted by James C. Bamba, of Ginen Guåhan, who is also a weaving instructor here and Festival of the Pacific Arts (FestPac), 2016 Traditional Arts – Weaving committee lead along with Rosita San Nicholas of Gef Pago who is also a commitee leader. Here is an excerpt from the PDN article by Monica Guzman, Chair of the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA):
“In preparation for the [F]estival [of Pacific Arts] in 2016,
CAHA and the Guam Visitors Bureau have
partnered in hosting capacity-building workshops,
“Connect Me, Create Me, Producej
Me.” The FestPac Weaving Subcommittee,
led by James Bamba of Ginen Guahan and
Rosita San Nicolas of Gef Pago, will be conducting
a series of five weaving workshops
monthly that will be open to the public
In order to provide the greatest accessibility
to these workshops, they will be rotated
between the Sagan Kutturan Chamorro in
Tumon and Gef Pago in Inarajan. The first
workshop will be April 25 from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. at Sågan Kotturan Chamoru.
Call CAHA at 300-1204/8 for more information.”
The first workshop which is April 25th, from 11:00am to 1:00pm will be an åkgak processing and weaving workshop. Participants will learn about the åkgak or pandanus tree and its myriad of uses. From medicine to creating utilitarian and artistic items, it’s a versatile plant. After learning about this wonderful tree, participants will learn how to process the leaves and move on to weaving some simple items from the leaves they’ve processed.
Workshop seating is limited and registration is required. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
The registration form can be downloaded from: