Close the books and open up a creative world this summer

While school is on break, it doesn’t mean learning has to stop. Registration is open for children between the ages of 7 and 12 who want to try their hand at sculpting, painting, keyboard playing, drawing, book and journal making, jazz dance, drama and more, The classes are offered by the Kauai Academy of Creative Arts at Island School in Puhi. Courses will run June 23 to July 18. Half and full day courses are being offered.

Kauai Academy of Creative Arts is a nonprofit organization. The program was founded in 1981 and has flourished over the past 30 years. Many artists, teachers and students have participated in the program and continue to be active contributors to the arts and art education.

Their mission is to encourage interest and development in the arts for all students on Kauai. They promise a supportive environment and the freedom to explore individual creativity.

The community will be invited to an annual open house at the culmination of the classes on July 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  

It will showcase a gallery of student artwork, live performances from the dance and drama classes as well as a student piano recital.

Kauai Academy of Creative Arts is funded in part by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the state of Hawaii or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For further information, visit www.kauaicreativearts.org or call Jennifer at (808) 634-9850. Financial assistance is available for select students.

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