ART 189: Introduction to Hawaiian Art

Credits 3

An integrated beginning studio art course, which offers students the opportunity to understand and express Hawaiian cultural perspective through contemporary visual arts activities.

Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the historical and formal qualities of objects produced by Hawaiians through pre-contact, post-contact, and contemporary times.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of art making as a means of contemporary notation, conceptualization and visual organization.
  • Develop an appreciation of Hawaiian art, the variety and richness of its art forms and the cultural significance inherent in its production.
  • Demonstrate how the Hawaiian language informs the process of art making and offers insights into the metaphorical nature intrinsic in Hawaiian art.
  • Use various art making techniques and processes to explore personal imagery.
  • Collaborate with others to make creative decisions.