DOE Accredited Professional Development Program

Youth Development • Arts Education • Cultural Preservation • Community Building

On July 21st, Hawai‘i Department of Education K-12 teachers from 17 O‘ahu schools participated in our first Professional Development course called “Mele Murals – Integrating Creativity, Collaboration, & Critical Thinking.” As part of our vision to serve more youth across Hawaii, the attendees of our workshop were taught lessons in art, meditation, and mural making with the goal that they will implement those skills in their own classes. Our Professional Development workshop and summer internship programs close the age circle, where we are now serving all ages from kindergarten to adults.

Mahalo to Ka Papa Lo‘i O Kānewai for leading our cultural classes, our Hālau Pāheona interns for their artistic support, and all the teachers that participated in our workshop! We look forward to bringing more Professional Development courses to our calendar in 2018.

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Your tax-deductible financial contributions provide critically needed support of public arts and placemaking programs in Hawai‘i.

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Provide Hawai‘i schools with qualified arts educators, cultural advisors and professional muralists to guide students through the Mele Murals process.

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Provide students with essential art supplies.

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Helps Hawai‘i communities share their cultural heritage through large-scale mural masterpieces.

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