Art Appreciation classes combine traditional classroom teaching methods with a hands on approach. Students are exposed to a multimedia, multi- cultural experience of the visual arts. A digital projector is used to view slide and video presentations in the spacious studios/classrooms. Students also experience and interact with art at local art galleries.
Drawing & Painting
The drawing and painting department teaches introductory courses in drawing, watercolor painting, acrylic painting, and oil painting. Basic material and technical procedures are covered in each class. An intermediate painting course is offered to students who want to develop their own personal sources of imagery.
The ceramics department teaches sculpture and vessel-forms, using the techniques of modeling, pinching, slab-building, coil-building, and throwing on the potter’s wheel. The ceramics studio includes two computerized electric kilns, one gas reduction kiln, two portable raku kilns, a pug mill, slab roller, extruder, and 12 potter’s wheels.
UHMC Art reputation
Our Art Program’s excellent reputation reflects the outstanding commitment of MCC’s fine art faculty and students. Their works have been exhibited and have received awards and honors locally, nationally, and internationally.
Dedicated Art Faculty
MCC’s dedicated faculty and competitive costs make the Art Program an incredible educational value for art students in Maui County and the State of Hawai’i.