Art is integrated throughout the curriculum in all classes and largely taught by individual classroom teachers. Students draw, paint, collage, chalk, stamp, make dioramas, mold sculptures and create many other crafts as way to respond to reading, express understanding of scientific/mathematical concepts, or culminate a unit of study. There is also direct instruction in art techniques.
Art is taught opposite gardening in the Koai’a/Koa Gart Fridays, as well as in the ‘Ohi’a during one afternoon block a week. When appropriate and available, guest artists are brought in to work on a variety of techniques and special projects.
Students in all classes participate in art contests throughout the year, such as the Hawai’i State Library System Book Poster Contest.