Friday, June 19, 2009

July Youth Programs at the Hui

It's hard to believe June will be over in just a matter of days, and with it the end-of-the-school-year-vacation season. What better way to celebrate than to get good & messy with your friends here at the Hui?! Below is just a sampling of options we'll be featuring this July:

Full-Day ARTcamp (now thru August 7)
A one-of-a-kind summer program, Hui No`eau ARTcamp features a wide range of multi-media workshops led by qualified teaching artists on the scenic Upcountry grounds of Kaluanui. With weekly themes ranging from Fantastical Fauna; Whoosiewhatsies, Gadgets & Gizmos; to Earth Walk: Discoveries from Makawao to Mars, each weekly session offers a super fun and creative experience that campers are sure to remember for years to come. Activities include hand building, 3D arts, jewelry design, painting, drawing, theater arts, digital photography, creative movement and more with specials provided by community partners like Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, the East Maui Watershed Project and keiki entertainer and magician Neil Bruce, "The Amazing Stuporman." Student artwork will be featured in the Hui gallery during a 2-week exhibition unveiled on August 1st during Family Day: A Community Celebration of the Arts. 

“My 6-year old son came home full of positive words and energy every day,” said one parent, “His self-esteem got a huge boost from the positive words and actions of the teachers. He enjoyed all the instructors and as a parent I am very grateful for this program.”

“My 11-year old was upset everyday during pickup because it meant it was time to go home!” said another parent and participant of the Hui Scholarship program, “of all the camps we have participated in over the years, this camp has been the best- just truly outstanding!”

Half-Day Ceramic ARTcamp (now thru July 31)
Half-day Ceramic ARTcamp offers children aged 5-8 a sequential based 2-week curriculum in hand building and those aged 9-12 basic techniques in wheel-throwing & sculpture. Led by Ceramics MFA Katie Cox who believes "experimentation, exploration, and observation each play an important role in the learning process and also aid in the development of creative thinking," and Jessica Gordon, HI-State licensed art teacher with a concentration in Ceramics whose teaching philosophy compels the  "need to express to others a feeling, aptitude, and/ or experience that will help the individual develop skills used in everyday life," half-day Ceramic ARTcamp offers an incredibly valuable and opportune way to engage students in the arts by highly qualified teaching artists. Let's get messy!

Comic Books with the School of Visual Arts (Beginning July 13)
July 13th brings a thrilling opportunity for our teen arts community to work with two very special visiting artists. Join NYC-based artists Tom Hart of the School of Visual Arts (SVA)  and Leela Corman, staff illustrator for PBS's channel Thirteen, for "Illustration, Comics & Animation," Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17 (9 AM – 3 PM), a teen intensive workshop focusing on character development, story line, illustration and imagery- and ultimately the creation of each participant's very own graphic novel. A faculty professor with SVA's Illustration & Cartooning Department, Tom is the founder of and daily comic strip Ali's House. A professional middle eastern belly dancer, Leela's illustration clients the New York Times, Simon & Schuster and the Boston Phoenix. Classroom teachers are also invited to learn these skills during a professional development workshop on Friday, July 24 to bring Tom & Leela's work into their own classrooms. This exciting and rare opportunity is not to be missed. Pass it on! (Register here)

Flash Animation in the New Media Lab (Beginning July 20)
While Leela's busy working her skills in the adult visiting artist program, Tom will be taking their workshop one step further to help us celebrate the official opening of our brand new Children's Media Lab. Teens are invited to join Tom in the 4-day intensive "Cartooning in Flash," Monday, July 20 - Thursday, July 23, during which students transform paper and pencil characters and sketches into animated features. Using the Macromedia Flash application, students will learn complex tools in the Mac lab as well as more subtle principles of animation. All students will be invited to curate, set and showcase their work in the Hui gallery during the August Youth Arts Exhibition. Now, what's more fun than that!? (Register here)

Family Day: A Community Celebration of the Arts (Saturday, August 1)
Please join us on Saturday, August 1 (10 AM - 2 PM) at the Hui for Family Day: a Community Celebration of the Arts! This fun event celebrating the opening of the 2009 Youth Arts Exhibition (featuring work from every child & teen participating in summer programming) is FREE and open to families of all ages. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of hands-on arts experiences, including workshops in the Christopher Gartner Children's Studio, live demos by artists & open studio users, Youth Art Exhibition in the Hui Gallery, silly scavenger hunt, T-Shirt Boot Camp with Nathalie Nunez in the Photo Studio (ages 13+), walking tours of our working artist studios and historic grounds of Kaluanui, live music performance by acclaimed Maui band An Den, and many more surprises! Plan to spend the day and picnic on our beautiful lawn! We hope to see you there!

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