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Art and Society – How Creativity Impacts Culture

A beautiful form of personal expression, art allows us to view our world and experiences through the lens of unique multiple media forms. Paintings, photographs, models, sculptures, chalks and more give us a space for creativity and positive stress relief, cultivating new feelings and emotions within us. Similarly, art impacts and reflects our society and… Read More

Help Ease Back-to-School Jitters with Art

Now that the kids are back in school, nerves and emotions run high as new worries and stressors come into play. From tackling homework assignments and worrying about who they will sit by at lunch, to getting used to new teachers, students and experiences, going back to school proves to be a difficult time that… Read More

Still Time to Register Before Classes Begin

As August draws to a close, students of all ages will be heading back to school for another year of learning. We here at Hunakai Studio of Fine Art are also ready for another round of classes, with the fall semester kicking off Sept. 12th. These classes are open to artists of all ages who… Read More

Look, Learn and Explore During Our Faculty Show and Open House

Calling all artists and those of you curious about your artistic talents: Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts is having a faculty show and open house Aug. 21! This showcase features work that ranges from sculptures to sketches to paintings and creations in many different types media, all of which was made by our incredible teachers…. Read More

Let’s Make a Deal at Our 2nd Annual Fundraiser

Are you looking for some unique art to hang in your home or office? On Sunday, Aug. 14, Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts’ is hosting our second annual fundraiser, Let’s Make a Deal! Mark your calendars and bring your checkbooks! This August, stop by the Let’s Make a Deal fundraiser for our studio and haggle… Read More

Open Enrollment for Fall Classes Starts This Week

Calling all art lovers: open enrollment for our fall classes starts this week! Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts has a number of wonderful classes on the agenda for the upcoming fall season for art students of all ages. For our youngest artists, we are hosting our Art and the Preschooler class from noon to 1 p.m…. Read More

Fighting Summer Brain Drain with the Arts

Summer brain drain is what happens to students in the summer months between school years, when they are no longer being stimulated with books and art by teachers who are experts in their fields. According to teachers polled by the Chicago Tribune, when students return to school after the summer, the first few weeks are… Read More

Understanding the History of Comic Strip Arts

Comic strips have been appearing in our local newspapers for quite some time. They’ve made us laugh, excited us and kept coming back the next day to see what happens next. If you’ve ever wondered how it all got started, you need to head back to 19th-century Britain. Back then, they weren’t referred to as… Read More

Enhancing Life As We Age Through the Arts

One of the greatest fears of growing old is the prospect of becoming depressed, dependent and bored in our elder years. So it is important to find something that to focus our creative energies on and something that keeps us engaged to stay social and sharp in retirement. Now it seems that art may be… Read More

Crafting Brings Big Benefits for Brains

According to some experts, crafting can help diminish the symptoms and improve the moods of people who suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic pain, along with easing stressing and increasing happiness. Recently, CNN told the story of a woman who lost her brother in a tragic accident and suffered post-traumatic stress as a result. Her… Read More