This weekend the Na Pua No’eau program, a non-profit organization that provides Hawaiian studies for school age children, did a fun art project with the kids of Lana’i. I signed my son up to participate and since I want to learn as much about the Hawaiian culture as possible, I volunteered to help!
The class focused on the definition of symbol, motif, and pattern, and how Polynesians used these in their art and designs.
Next, kids made a tapa paper bag cover for the folktale Maui: The Proud Kitemaker. You can read the story here.