Aloha &Welcome Fall!

New to our featured Culture to Canvas offerings is our brand new signature ART & PAINT KITS!  First up is our KU KA `OHI`A Kit which includes a sweet set of 3 mini stretched canvases that come with wooden easels to display your art pieces when done.  Step-by-step instructions, 2 paint brushes, and all of the paint and supplies to complete your project.

In 2018, we discovered that ROD or Rapid `Ohi`a Death, a deadly fungal disease, had made its way into our forested areas on Kaua`i.  ʻOhiʻa (Metrosideros polymorpha), is a keystone species that makes up Hawaiʻi’s native forests.  First detected on Hawaiʻi Island several years ago, ROD has already devastated more than a million `ohiʻa.  Consisting of two fungal pathogens unknown to scientists, there still is no known cure for affected trees.

The `ohi`a lehua is a vital part of our environment and the Hawaiian culture.  Thus, it is imperative that do our part to prevent the spread of this disease.

Our vision is to perpetuate Hawaiian ancestral knowledge, philosophies, and practices that are grounded in the primal hula traditions of Kaua`i.  A great part of our mission is to inspire and serve  communities near and far, through hula, Hawaiian music, art and culture.   

Please check back regularly as we continue to update and add on other programs and learning opportunities daily.  In-person programs and events will be offered beginning mid-July!  We hope you will join us!

Studio HA`A is located at 4558 Kukui Street in Kapa`a, Kaua`i. Just down the same street as ABC Store! Message us on Facebook, or call (808) 720-8494 for assistance!

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Let us help you FUNDRAISE for your cause or organization!  Contact us for details at (808) 720-8494 or by emailing to

Culture to Canvas offers an array of fun and inspiring art and paint events!  From keiki to adults, we teach step-by-step Paint Parties, no experience necessary.  Private parties and events can be held for a minimum of 6 people and up.  Due to Covid19, in-Studio events are currently limited with CDC, as well as, local County of Kaua`i requirements.  However!  We now offer VIRTUAL ART & PAINT PARTIES that you can host and enjoy with family, friends and co-workers from multiple locations near and far! 

C2C ART & PAINT KITS are available for local pick up at Studio HA`A in Kapa`a, Kaua`i.  We also offer shipping nationwide as well.  Click tabs above for details and information!

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2022 Hawaiian Moon Calendars Now Available!            The brand new Hawaiian Year is right around the corner! The new calendars run from November 4, 2021 into October 24, 2022. We will have a limited supply, so order yours now before they sell out again!  We're hosting two FREE Virtual Workshops to familiarize you with navigating a deeper understanding of the various seasons, names of months, moon phases, terminology and more!  Scroll down and click on the link to order!

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Hawaiian Culture Courses & Subscription Programs

KUPU OLA is a comprehensive cultural study course dedicated to the Epic Mo`olelo of Hi`iakaikapoliopele.  Myriad opportunities and interactive learning experiences are featured weekly, live in our virtual Zoom classroom. Participants delve into the narrative of each chapter, by learning Hawaiian oral traditions and customary practices , including chants, rituals, protocols, healing and more.  Kupu Ola is offered in 8-week modules which meet virtually on a live Zoom platform.  No prior experience is necessary.  Both English and Hawaiian volumes of The Epic Tale Of Hiiakaikapoliopele by Ho`oulumahiehie and Nogelmeir is required.

Continuing Modules III and VIII begin in November and December.  A brand new opportunity for those wanting to embark on Hi`iaka's Journey can reserve their virtual seats in her canoe for KUPU OLA 2022 - MODULE I which will launch on January 9, 2022!

Click the preferred link(s below to register.

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Click on the arrow to open drop down menu to select Module III or Module VIII.

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Register early by December 12 for $50 savings on tuition. Regular tuition of $350 effective December 13.

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KU KA `OHI`A! 3-Mini Canvas Art Kit





Includes a set of 3 mini stretched canvases that come with wooden easels to display our art pieces.  Step-by-step instruction, 2 paint brushes and all of the paint and supplies to complete your project of beautiful orange, red and yellow lehua blossoms.  Also includes mo`olelo (oral traditions and stories) and other pieces of cultural interest as well!  Kit comes with step-by-step instructions s you can paint and work on your project at any time that is convenient for you!  Purchase multiple kits for friends and family and arrange for your own paint party too!

* Option available to upgrade to a complete brush set

* Shipping is $15.50 to all US destinations only

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Inspire Your Friends & Family with Gifts of Art!!!

We have a limited selection of Culture to Canvas Art Kits that make perfect gifts!  Holidays, birthdays, girls or boys night out, family celebrations, baby and bridal showers,  and more, just add water to your rinse cup and start painting away!  Kits include a pre-sketched, stretched canvas on frame, paint brushes, napkins, rinse cup, acrylic paints and a post card photo and basic pointers to guide you.  These are perfect for virtual celebrations too! 

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Your donation and contribution is greatly appreciated to assist us in providing scholarship support to keiki, `ohana and kupuna in need.  Please contact us at if you would like to sponsor any of our programs.  Mahalo nui for your aloha and support!

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A traditional hula school established on Kaua`i in 1945 by the late hula master, Helen Kaipuwai Kekua Waiau

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4558 Kukui Street  Kapa`a, Kaua`i, HI 96746


T:  808.720-8494



IG: @studioHAA

Conveniently located .25 mile from the Kapa`a

Bypass Roundabout, Skatepark & Athletic Complex

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      Kumu Hula, Alicia Keolahou Keawekane Smith

                                    Halau Na Maolipua