University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Art Department

Summer Art Institute - UH Hilo Art Department

University of Hawaii at Hilo

Summer Art Institute Hilo 2014

SummerAi-Hilo is an intense, six week studio art program offered in the summer session at UH Hilo. Enrollment is open to a limited number of students, teachers, and artists. Courses can be taken for academic credit. Apply Now!

Program Overview

Historically, the Art Department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo has attracted students who appreciate the opportunity to pursue higher education grounded within an intimately scaled program. For artists, UH Hilo’s location in a lush, tropical landscape shaped by the formidable forces of nature provides inspiration in every direction.

The program offers participants many opportunities to interact with world-class visiting artists and faculty, view special exhibits, attend artist lectures, and participate in focused art workshops. This year’s six week program will feature offerings through the Art Department in the areas of printmaking, mixed media, digital photography, and art appreciation. Individuals seeking art experiences, but not a degree, may take the course as an unclassified student without enrolling in a degree program.

SummerAi-Hilo is funded in part through the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund.

Program Dates: June 27 through August 2, 2015

Registration Deadlines

Tuition Rates

For the six week 3 credit course (includes lab fee $100):


Dormitory housing (if needed) is available through the UH Hilo Summer Housing Program.

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Contact Information

For more information, contact:

Art Department, Chair
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
200 W. Kawili St.
Hilo, HI 96720-4091

Phone: (808) 932-7237
Fax: (808) 974-7712