Hālau Pāheona, at Kaimukī High School develops cultural storytellers using the visual arts. Haumāna (students) are taught leadership and teamwork skills as well as the preservation of our āina (land) of the Hawaiian islands. Hālau Pāheona serves the two groups of high school students and adult educators and provides a community creative space for students to learn.
After school workshops are taught every Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm to5pm (excluding school breaks) at Building-L. Three small-scale outdoor murals will be painted on weekends each semester. The murals will explore mo‘olelo ‘aina (stories of place) that relate to relevant cultural and historical heritage. Art supplies will be provided by the Estria Foundation.
Kaimuki High School students must attend all their classes with passing grades in order to attend Halau Paheona for one semester to earn one elective credit toward their graduation. Depending on the availability of open spaces, other high schools may be invited to attend open art classes.