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Hui No‘eau launches virtual field trips

The Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center invites Maui County preschools and public elementary schools to participate in the center’s free virtual art field trip program in April and May.

Hui No’eau is currently collecting preorders for the program. Schools will be served on a first-come, first-served basis until supplies and funding run out.

The new virtual field trip program aims to replicate the traditional youth field trip experience in an online setting. Participating teachers receive a hands-on art lesson that can be taught in a classroom or at home through distance learning. Each virtual field trip package includes a follow-along video art lesson guided by a Hui No’eau teaching artist, as well as the art supplies needed to complete the project. There are also supplemental videos that connect the art project to life science or Hawaiian history and culture. Participating youth can also view a kid-friendly tour of Hui No’eau’s art gallery and grounds.

“Maui keiki look forward to their Hui field trips all year long, so when the pandemic put a stop to these important outreach programs, we knew we had to come up with another way to continue to share these fun arts learning experiences with children,” said Hui No’eau Deputy Director Lana Coryell. “We tested the program in the fall and the positive response was overwhelming. Schoolteachers told us it was so much fun to give their students a hands-on arts learning experience just like it was pre-COVID.”

To complete a preorder form, visit huinoeau.com.

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