Young Adult & Keiki

Providing access to high-quality visual arts education in a variety of artistic media, Hui youth programs unlock the creative spirit of Maui’s young artists and enrich our entire community. Program funding supports arts education for intergenerational, at-risk and special needs groups, provides scholarships that offer blossoming artists the chance to explore and realize their artistic goals, and enables partnership programs with public schools and community groups.

Hui Youth Programs Include:

Foundation Art Classes: Classes for ages 2 ½ – 17 that enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills, offer an open forum for ideas and constructive criticism and contribute to cognitive and social development. Browse our current class schedule by selecting one of the menu options to your right.

Explore & Discover: These field trips for school groups, clubs and more include artist demos, guided gallery and grounds tours, hands-on workshops in our professionally-equipped artist studios and Q & A sessions with artists featured in the current gallery exhibition. Learn more by downloading our outreach guide on the right-hand side of this page.

Arts in Education: Sequential workshops and mural projects are offered at partner schools, designed to emphasize an existing curriculum while supporting the Hui mission. All programs are developed, implemented and assessed collaboratively.

Special Needs Program: Tailored to meet the needs of students who are considered at-risk or struggle with academic and/or physical challenges, students learn to express themselves and to engage in social activities with their peers.

Portfolio Day: Featuring top arts college representatives to review artwork and offer feedback one-on-one, this program encourages open dialogue about student work and college plans while supporting exchange amongst students from high schools across the island of Maui.

Camp Kaluanui: Weeklong artistic adventures are built to spark creativity, engagement, discovery and self-expression in a super fun environment offering fresh air and room to explore.

Teach the Teachers: In-depth seminars, one-day workshops and networking opportunities with artists and educators empower teaching artists and classroom teachers with innovative tools, knowledge and experiences to address the diverse needs of our schools and communities.

Youth Art Exhibition: Promoting diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and the use of art as a vehicle to change views, these exhibitions create a space for the community to connect with its island children through the language of art.

By offering a broad range of high quality arts education opportunities, we strive to increase accessibility and participation in arts and reinforce our community cultural impact.