Hula! with Barbara Kuuleilani Scarth - ArtShop Instructor Highlight

Meet ArtShop instructor Barbara Kuuleilani Scarth! Barbara will be teaching Hula at Artshop this year. E hele mai! Did you know that Hawaiian hula is actually story telling in dance form? Hula participants will learn some Hawaiian language and hula to tell about Hawaii, its places and culture. They will create hula dance implements and costumes and joyfully share their stories with others with the spirit of Aloha.

Barbara has taught preschool, elementary and middle school levels, working 10 years in Coeur d'Alene public and private schools. Her roots are in Hawaii, growing up in Honolulu and attending Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaii. "As a part Hawaiian person, I am blessed with a rich cultural heritage, hula being a meaningful part of my life.  I am inspired by the beauty and richness of Hawaiian culture, and I believe there is great value in learning about and experiencing indigenous cultures of our planet. Aloha!"

ArtShop is July 28-August 1, 2014, for kids grades 2 to 8. What makes ArtShop unique? It is a full week of art classes, each student participating in one visual arts class and one performance arts class, ending with the children performing at the Art on the Green festival. Full class descriptions and registration information can be found here: