2019 Mele Murals Summer Program

In the Mele Murals Summer Program, students will strengthen a sense of belonging, connecting them to our island through traditional Hawaiian art making practices combined with contemporary mural painting.

The highlight of our summer program will be the creation of outdoor murals. Mural designs will focus on Hawaiian lyrics (mele) that explore mo‘olelo ‘āina (stories of place) and cultural and historical heritage. 

All outdoor activities are weather permitting and subject to change without prior notice. All art supplies and cost of 2-3 field trips to Hawaiian cultural learning sites will be included. Fieldtrips in the past have been to the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Paepai o He‘eia fishpond, Polynesian Cultural Center, and Ka Papa Lo’i O Kānewai where your child will learn about history, Hawaiian culture, and importance of taking care of our land and waters. 

Our program is for students ages 9 – 12 years old (grades 4th – 7th). The 6 week program from June 10th to July 14th, 2019 includes 2 meals per day (breakfast & lunch), transportation from Jarrett Middle School (if needed), all art supplies, mural supplies, fieldtrip excursion fees and transportation. 

We ask that students wear clothing they don’t mind getting messy. Footwear is required. Program packet and weekly schedule will be distributed during mandatory orientation.

A preference is provided to Native Hawaiians youth and students needing financial support, especially from the Palolo, Kaimuki, Kapahulu, and McCully districts.

Scholarships for entire program are available for native Hawaiian students. For more pricing and registration information, please email info@estria.org or call 808-638-4005.

Class Dates

June 10th – July 14th, 2018
(No class on July 4th Holiday)

Program Hours

8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Class Location

Kaimuki High School – Building L
2705 Kaimuki Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816

Registration Dates

Registration starts February 7th and ends on May 31st, 2019.
Program space is limited and is on a first come first serve basis. Preference given to Native Hawaiians and students needing financial support, especially from the Palolo, Kaimuki, Kapahulu, and McCully areas.

Location Map

Kaimuki High School, Building L

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