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Summer Art Interest
Summer Art Institute Hilo 2018

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.

Summer Art Institute Hilo

...a summer of Fabulous Moving Art

Program Overview

The 6 week-end Saturday/Sunday dates for SAiH June 24/25; July 1 and 2, 8/9, 15/16, 22/23, 29/30

  • ART 100 Intro Studio Seminar (3)
  • ART 300 Intermed Studio Seminar (3)

Each course (ART 100/300) in this concurrent offering requires a minimum enrollment of 12 students.

Instruction will be shared by the cohort of SAiH faculty.  Each faculty will be required to conduct:

  • Six (6) 2.5 hour Saturday studio instructional labs

…and participate in

  • Six (6) 2.5 hour Sunday group review/discussions

Historically we have been allowed to combine ART 100/300 to reach minimum enrollment.  In this instance, each faculty would be responsible for 1 credit summer teaching.

If each section (ART 100 and 300) reaches minimum enrollment, each faculty would be responsible for 2 credits of summer teaching.

Either way…a total of 5 hours split between Sat/Sun for a run of 6 weeks June 24 – July 30, 2017.

Sample Schedule (6/24 – 7/30/2017)

Saturdays

  • 2-D Sketchbook/Drawing and Painting with Fidalis Beuhler, 8:00 am – 10:30 am
  • 3-D Material and Form with Monika Mann and Wendy Yothers, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Space Robotics with Marc Roberts … 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Sundays

Group Session with all Faculty/Students

  • Late afternoon 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Open Studio Hours

Hours will be announced for open lab access.

Program Dates: June 19 through July 28, 2017

Registration Deadlines

  • May 31, 2017: SAiH registration deadline
  • Admission to the program after 5/31/2017 will be contingent upon availability of remaining program seats

Tuition Rates

For the six week 3 credit course (A lab fee $100 also applies):

Tuition Per Credit
Undergraduate - Resident $300
Undergraduate - Non-Resident $435
Western Undergraduate Exchange/Pacific Islanders $347.501
Fees Flat Rate
Student Life Center $35
Lab and Other Fees Varies
Housing
Dormitory housing (if needed) is available through the UH Hilo Summer Housing Program.

SAiH Scholarships

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Art Department is offering a limited number of scholarships for its Summer Art Institute Hilo program. These competitive awards will provide a half tuition waiver for Hawaiʻi residents who wish to attend SAiH. Scholarships will be awarded based the quality of applications. Applications must include:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Three JPEG images of your current two dimensional artwork. Images should be 1000 pixels on the longest side.
  3. A copy of your undergraduate transcript(s)

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
Email: mdmarsha@hawaii.edu


  1. For summer 2017, the board of regents has approved a special rate for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) and for pacific island students. The rate is $347.50 per credit. ↩︎