Welina mai kākou!

Ke Kukui Foundation's is excited to celebrate our 20th Annual Hula and Craft Workshop at the 4 Days of Aloha!  Workshops offer instruction in dance, language, oli, mele, history and cultural art. Participants will have the opportunity to take up to 4 workshops with Kumu Hula and Master Cultural Practitioners from Hawaiʻi.  On Saturday, July 23, our workshop participants will have the opportunity to hōʻike or to showcase their new learnings. 

E hele mai a e aʻo kākou! Come and learn with us. There’s something for everyone!  


·       LOCATION - Clark College - Gaiser Hall - 1933 Fort Vancouver Way Vancouver WA 98663

·       PRICING - Workshop fees currently listed reflects pre-registration pricing. Prices will increase $5 on July 14th. Day of registrants will be an additional $5.

·       BREAKFAST ON YOUR OWN - We will provide a complimentary coffee, tea, and water station but no breakfast will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own breakfast as the commons area will be open at 7:30am.

·       Kumu Introductions at 9:00 AM - Meet this years Kumu Hula & Workshop Instructors and join us as we begin the day with oli and pule. 

·       Morning workshops will run from 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM - Participants should have their confirmation e-mail with a QR code ready to check-in with upon arrival to their designated classroom/workshop.

·       LUNCH ON YOUR OWN - ʻOno lunch bentos are available for pre-order. Lunches will be ready for pick-up after the morning workshop block.

·       Afternoon workshops will run from 1:00 - 3:30 PM - Participants should have their confirmation e-mail with a QR code ready to check-in with upon arrival to their designated classroom/workshop. 

·       Join us at the Pāʻina on Thursday 7/21 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM - Dress in your best aloha wear and unwind at a Hawaiian style party featuring live Hawaiian music, impromptu hula, ʻono food, cold drinks, and lots of fun! The Pāʻina is held at Clark College - Gaiser Hall.

·       Join us for Hōʻike on Saturday 7/23  - Workshop participants will join their workshop Kumu and classmates to present their learnings at the 4 Days of Aloha Hōʻike on Saturday 7/23. Workshop registrants ages 11 & up will receive complimentary admission to attend Hōʻike. 


·      Hula workshop participants must have previous formal hula training and knowledge of basic hula steps

·      Hula workshops participants must be dressed in appropriate hula practice attire (e.g. pāʻū or pāreu for women, shorts for men)

·      Hula workshop participants registering for advanced classes must be able to keep up with minimal direction

·      If you are unsure of the experience qualifications for a class you are interested in please contact [email protected].

·      If a kumu hula determines you are not in the appropriate class level, you may be asked to make an alternate selection at that time

·      Please bring all required supplies and/or hula implements to your workshop. If you are missing a required hula implement, you will likely be asked to switch to a different workshop

·     Workshop participants will receive an email with additional workshop information as we get closer to the workshop dates



·      Virtual participants must have access to Zoom.

·       Workshop times listed are Pacific Standard Time (Vancouver, Washington).

·      Workshop registration is for (1) virtual participant.

·      Camera is required to be kept on for the entire workshop. Any participant that we cannot see, will be removed from the workshop. 

·      Please email [email protected] if you are a group of 2 or more registered participants who will be attending virtually from one device. 


 Where can I contact the organizer if I have questions?

Is there a virtual option for workshops?

  • Yes! A virtual option has just been added for all of our hula workshops. It will be held on Zoom.

What should I bring with me to workshop?

  • If you are registered for a hula class, please bring your hula practice attire (e.g., pāū or pāreu for women, shorts for men) and your hula implements if required for your class. You should also bring note taking material and water. For other classes, please see class description for items you need to bring with you.

 Where should I stay while attending the Workshop and the 4 Days of Aloha Festival? 

What is the refund policy?

  • There will be NO REFUNDS issued. 

May I observe a class without paying, if my keiki or haumana is a paid participant?

  • In order to be in the classroom area during a workshop session, you must be a paid participant.
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