...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: Beginning Studio Seminar
  • Art 300: Intermediate Studio Seminar

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)


  • 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


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 $347.50*
Fees Flat Rate
Student Life Center $35
Lab and Other Fees Varies

*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.


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)

Fill out an Application

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