Mele Murals 2023 Fall Program

October 9th – 13th, 2023

Registration is now open! We are accepting applications for our Mele Murals Fall Program for in-person classes. This Art and Hawaiian Culture program is available for students in 3rd-5th grade. This program is designed to engage keiki in a culture-focused arts curriculum perpetuating Hawaiian culture.

“‘A‘ohe ‘ulu e loa‘a i ka pokole o ka lou.” This Hawaiian proverb saying translates too, no breadfruit can be reached when the picking stick is too short. Meaning, there is no success without preparation. The ʻulu tree stands as a symbol of growth, its tall stature holds upright with its roots gripping its foundation. When the winds blow and the storms come, it remains steadfast in itʻs place. Itʻs strong foundation allows for a sturdy and powerful body with much opportunity for growth. As we study this theme in the Fall Program, the keiki will have the opportunity to take root in their identity, their culture, in the arts, and so much more. 

This fall we are requiring a $100 participation fee. Students who qualify for free and reduced lunch will be required to pay a $50 deposit. The deposit can be returned if the student attends all five days of the program. Space is limited, apply today! All applicants will be notified September 20th if accepted.

All art supplies, huaka’i (field trips), Mele Murals program tshirt, and daily snacks will be provided. Students must bring daily home lunch and drinking water in a reusable water bottle.

Program Sites & Hours:

Kāneʻohe Elementary School:
October 9th – 13th, 2023

Mountain View Elementary School:
October 9th – 13th, 2023

Registration Dates:
Now through October 2nd or until all program seats are full.

Click Here to Apply/Register your child!

If you have multiple children you want to register, you must fill out the Registration Link for each child separately.

For more information, please email [email protected]

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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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