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For Immediate Release
January 15, 2019

Painting Bird of Paradise (A Paint in the Garden Workshop)

Halawa Xeriscape Garden Workshop


painting bird of paradiseThe second of our “Paint in the Garden,” Series, this season is a fun-filled, NO PAINTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED workshop! This workshop is inspired by one of Hawaii’s favorite flowers, the Bird of Paradise. Participants will receive step by step instructions from start to finish while learning how the Bird of Paradise can be easily incorporated in to their landscape and reduce outdoor water consumption. This new and exciting, hands-on workshop is offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS), Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) and Erika Brown, member of FOHXG.


Saturday, February 2, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Halawa Xeriscape Garden
99-1268 Iwaena Street
Halawa Valley’s Central Park Industrial Area


$30 for general public and Friends of Halawa membership “Friend” level
$25 for supporting, corporate and lifetime memberships


Instructor Erika Brown will coach students on the use of acrylic paints and how to use layering, blending and shading techniques to give their masterpiece just the right look. Create your masterpiece on a 11”x14” canvas that you would be proud to display on your wall while making new friends and learning about this xeric favorite. The Bird of Paradise Painting Workshop is for ages 10 years old and older; children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring an apron and have the option of packing a meal and/or snack with beverage.


Advanced registration is required. Registration opens Tuesday, January 15, 2019, and closes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019, or when all spaces are filled. Call (808) 748-5315 or email to register. BWS security and workshop registration requires submittal of participant’s full name, home address, phone number, and email address where applicable.


A photo is attached for your consideration and use. The photo is courtesy of the Board of Water Supply.


Sheri Mikami
Community Relations Specialist
Honolulu Board of Water Supply
(808) 748-5315

About the Board of Water Supply

The Board of Water Supply (BWS), a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu, manages Oahu’s municipal water resources and distribution system. As the largest water utility in the State, the BWS serves approximately one million customers on Oahu. The BWS embraces its mission of "Water for Life – Ka Wai Ola" – to provide a safe, dependable, and affordable water supply, now and into the future. UwÄ“ ka lani, ola ka honua – "When the heavens weep, the earth lives."