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What’s better than a hand-made holiday gift? Well, not much.  When I’m in need of a thoughtful gift, I head on over to the Hui Noeau… and the ladies of the Hui have thoughtfully sent over all of their upcoming events, from art classes (so you can even make your own gifts and holiday decor) and their excellent holiday shopping dates.

Besides all of the holiday-themed activities described below, the Hui will offer several other classes & workshops in the next few months as well. This includes live art demos by Hawaiian cultural practitioners, visiting artists from the mainland teaching a wide variety of media, as well as all of our regular amazing programming in jewelry, ceramics, glassblowing, printmaking, photography, painting, drawing, and more. A complete list of classes is available online at


Hui Holidays 2017

  • Nov. 20 – Dec. 24, 2017
  • Open Daily 9am – 4pm; Free admission
  • Shop late! Dec. 6, 13 & 20
  • Take part in the season of giving! Hui Holidays artisan showcase returns with a winter wonderland of local and handmade items for everyone on your list! During this magical season, the Hui gift shop expands to include even more one-of-a-kind handmade gifts by local artists and crafters like paintings, ceramic pieces, hand-blown glass work, locally made beauty products, holiday ornaments and more!
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The Paper Dress Installation is always a highlight of the Hui Holidays!

Hui Holidays First Night 2017

  • Nov. 29, 2017 / 5 – 8 p.m.
  • Tickets available online at or by calling 808-572-6560
  • Join us for the special opening of Hui Holidays at First Night, where you can do your holiday shopping in style as you enjoy drinks, pupu, and spirited music – all the while surrounded by the holiday décor of the dramatically decorated Kaluanui estate including the famous and sought after paper dress installation and hand made wreath sale. With new items being added to the gallery throughout the holidays, our elves are happy to help you check off your shopping list all winter long!
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Come meet Santa at the Hui!

Handmade Holidays! 

Blow Your Own Maui Glass Ornament 

  • Stephen Fellerman 
  • Available on Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm by reservation!
  • Please call (808) 572-6560 ext. 21 to book your spot and specify your preferred time!
  • Experience some holiday magic and create a beautiful glass ball ornament! Each participant will walk away with an incredible personalized glass ornament—ready to give as a gift or to display proudly in your home. Over approximately 30 minutes, you will choose the colors for your unique glass ball, learn about basic tools and techniques, and even try your hand at some of the process! No experience is required and you’ll have lots of help and guidance from Teaching Artist Stephen Fellerman. Note: Pieces will be available for pick up 24-48 hours after class; flat rate shipping is also available on request at an additional charge. 
  • Tuition & Supply Fee: $95 per person
  • A supply list is posted online at under the class description.

Lauhala Ornament Workshop 

  • Visiting Artist Lufi Luteru 
  • Friday, 1 day
  • October 6, 2017/ 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Create a keepsake ornament using a Hawaiian weaving technique. See the Visiting Artists section on page 6 for more details!
  • Tuition: $25 ($32 nonmember)
  • Supply Fee: $10
  • A supply list is posted online at under the class description.

Print Your Own Holiday Art Cards 

  • Tania Arens 
  • Saturday, 1 day
  • November 18, 2017 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Make a set of cards with a personalized touch this holiday season! In this workshop, you’ll learn the art of relief printing as you create a design, carve into linoleum, and print your own holiday greetings— ready to send to your friends and family.
  • Tuition: $25 ($32 nonmember)
  • Supply Fee: $15
  • A supply list is posted online at under the class description.

Holiday Wreath Workshop 

  • Judy Bisgard & Sandra Reynolds 
  • Friday, 1 day
  • December 1, 2017 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Making a holiday wreath by hand is a great way to get into the holiday spirit! The Hui will provide all the greenery, space, and instruction you’ll need to create a beautiful wreath that will bring you joy all season long. We’ll finish class with some tea and sweet treats to continue the holiday fun!
  • Tuition: $35 ($44 nonmember)

Print Your Own Wrapping Paper 

  • Tania Arens 
  • Saturday, 1 day
  • December 9, 2017 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • After this workshop, your holiday gifts will stand out from the crowd! You’ll be provided with all the tools, ink, paper, studio space, and instruction needed to create your very own personalized wrapping paper. In the process, you’ll enjoy learning the basics of relief printing!
  • Tuition: $25 ($32 nonmember)
  • Supply Fee: $15
  • A supply list is posted online at under the class description.

Joyful Jewelry: Maui-made Bangles 

  • Julie Matheis 
  • Tuesday, 1 day
  • December 12, 2017 / 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Create a personalized gift from the heart! In this workshop, students will learn to solder with sterling silver, shape the bangle, and polish and finish the final pieces. Great to give or keep, bangles are a wonderful way to learn jewelry basics and have fun, too!
  • Tuition: $45 ($57 nonmember)
  • Supply Fee: $20
  • A supply list is posted online at under the class description.

Enameled Holiday Ornaments: Made on Maui! 

  • Roberta Ann Weisenburg 
  • Tuesday, 1 day
  • December 19, 2017 / 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Learn to make a handmade ornament that will become a special holiday keepsake for years to come! While enjoying some holiday fun, you’ll also learn the art of enameling as you add color to your metal design. These ornaments will become special holiday keepsakes and are a great way to share a bit of aloha with someone you love.
  • Tuition: $35 ($44 nonmember)
  • Supply Fee: $15
  • A supply list is posted online at under the class description.
  • Keiki Holiday Workshops 

4:00 – 5:00 pm on Art Market nights in December! 

  • Drop off the kids for a workshop and do some holiday shopping! The Hui’s gallery is filled with wonderful gift items—and on these special Wednesdays, you’ll get an early look at the Hui’s new “Art Market” while your child has fun, too!
  • Tuition & Supply Fee: $10

Snowflake Ornaments 

  • Julie Matheis 
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017/ 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Keiki will create snowflake ornaments in a variety of patterns using pipe cleaners and beads. These ornaments will make fun additions to your holiday décor!
  • Make Your Own Snowpeople 

Katie Peterson 

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 / 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Create whimsical snowpeople that won’t melt away at the end of the season! Keiki will use a sock, pom poms, cotton stuffing, popcorn kernels, and toothpicks to make their own unique version of “Frosty” the snowman.

Floral Wreaths 

Katie Peterson 

  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 / 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Children will make their very own colorful wreath using tissue paper, pom poms, and paper plates! Keiki may choose from traditional holiday colors or create their own tropical color scheme for a fun, multimedia floral wreath.

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