When it comes to attending an Art2life workshop, our aim is to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for you. As such, we’ve put together this handy FAQ bank – if you have a question about this workshop, you’ll likely find the answer here! That said, if you do have a question that isn’t covered below, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com and it would be our pleasure to help.
Dates, Travel and Accommodations
Hui Ho’olana Physical Address: 1476 Kalae Hwy, Kualapu’u, Moloka’i, HI 96757
Hui Ho’olana Mailing Address: PO Box 280 Kualapu’u, Moloka’i, HI 96757
Workshop dates: October 26th to November 2nd, 2019
Room check in time on October 26th: 2:00pm
Room check out time on November 2nd: 11:00am
All workshop attendees and instructors must leave the Hui Ho’olana by 11:00am
The Hui Ho’olana cannot accommodate workshop attendees prior to October 26th or after November 2nd. However, if you have extra time before arrival or after departure, lunch over the beautiful view at the Hotel Molokai or coffee at Molokai’s ‘Coffees of Hawaii’ plantation can be a pleasant start or end for your week on the island. Other choices are Paddler’s Inn in Kaunakakai or the Cookhouse in Kualapuu, just a mile away from the Hui. Please do note however that as all of these places open and close depending on necessity, we strongly recommend you call before your trip to see what is available.
When traveling to the Hui Ho’olana, you will be flying into Moloka’i Airport (the call letters are MKK). As the check in time for the workshop is 2pm, please book your flights such that you land at MKK around 1pm to 2pm on July 6th. When departing from MKK, please also consider that all workshop attendees must leave the Hui Ho’olana by 11:00am.
There are no direct flights from the US mainland to Molokai. You will need to fly to Honolulu or Maui and take a flight with one of three inter-island airlines:
~ Hawaiian Airlines
~ Mokulele Airlines
~ Makani Kai Airlines. Please note that Makani Kai is not at the mainland terminal in Honolulu – it is located about a 10 to 15 minute taxi ride away. Once you do book your flights, please email your itinerary to firstname.lastname@example.org – we want to make sure that everyone arrives safe and sound!
Two websites that are generally good sources for inter-island airfares are Kayak.com and onetravel.com Make sure you check your bag all the way to Ho’olehua Airport on Molokai. Your baggage sticker should say MKK.
Workshop attendees are responsible for arriving at the Hui Ho’olana on their own. Once you arrive on Moloka’i, you have the option of renting a car or taking a taxi. Given the self-contained nature of the Hui Ho’olana, we feel that renting a car is not necessary, but of course that is up to your discretion.
If you are renting a car, you will need the following directions:
Turn right as you exit the airport.
Turn left at the T-intersection onto Highway 460 (towards Kaunakakai), then left again onto the Kalae Hwy 470 towards Kualapu’u.
Drive three miles north, uphill, and turn right at the 3 mile marker onto our private driveway.
Drive through the gate (press yellow button on post on the left before the gate).
Drive to the turn-around at the end of the driveway and drop your bags.
Then park above the Lodge between the trees (on your right now) on the side of the driveway, not where you dropped your bags. That area is for loading and unloading only.
Your workshop fee covers all lodging and food at the Hui Ho’olana. The Hui is known for its delicious and healthy cuisine. Three freshly prepared meals provide a wonderful cadence each day. Their garden provides many of the vibrant herbs and vegetables used by their professional in-house cooks. Meals are mainly vegetarian, though supplemented by eggs, chicken and local meats. They are created and served ‘family style.’ Most of what they serve is organic and wheat-free.
Living on a remote island, menus are necessarily planned and shopped for in advance and based on local availability and seasonality of foods. As such, the kitchen at the Hui Ho’olana generally is not able to accommodate special diet needs or preferences. If you are on a very specific or restricted diet consider bringing items you need to augment your meals as shopping on Molokai is very limited. If you have any life-threatening food allergies, such as peanuts or shellfish, please email them to us at email@example.com at your earliest convenience.
Please be aware that the Hui Ho’olana is set in a camp-like environment, and that their facilities are not fully accessible for individuals with some types of disabilities. The access to most parts of the center is via natural-surfaced foot paths of up to a quarter mile on a moderate incline. Guests will need to take personal responsibility for their own physical abilities and use flashlights for lighting during the nighttime hours. You will be asked to sign a liability release form when you arrive.
The Hui Ho’olana has a chlorine-free outdoor pool uses ionization for a crystal clear and odor-free swim by day or night, so be certain to bring your swim suit! There is also a dedicated massage room allows for relaxation and body work in pleasant surroundings. If you would like to make an appointment for a massage, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience, as massage must be booked at least two weeks ahead of time. Please do note that the massage therapist asks for cash only.
Also be certain to take advantage of the several outdoor tubs – they provide the opportunity for a refreshing soak twenty-four hours a day. A soak is particularly refreshing at night, when the sky transforms into a brilliant display of starlight.
As you pack for your trip to Molokai be sure to go online to check the weather forecast. The Hui Ho’olana is located up on a hill near the lower edge of the rain forest, and is therefore a bit wetter and several degrees cooler than the general Molokai forecast. Here is a link to the weather for the closest town, Kualapu’u
One of the most important things guests have learned over the years is PACK LIGHT! You need very little here. Pack so that you can easily carry your luggage up a staircase or down to your cabin. We do supply bath and beach towels.
- 2-3 light changes of clothing These can be rinsed out and dried easily.
- Something warm Our cool evenings can be cool, so bring something like a fleece jacket and a pair of warm socks.
- Slip-off shoes or sandals. It is the Hawaiian custom is to remove your shoes before entering a home.
- A flashlight, You will be walking on paths at night with minimal or no lighting.
- A water bottle. The strong sun and amount of time spent outdoors can be more dehydrating than you might be used to. Enough water is essential for your energy and well being.)
- Toiletries and sun screen – Island shopping is limited.
- Insect repellent Mosquitoes can be out at certain times of the year, so bring an insect repellent if this concerns you. Herbal products made with eucalyptus oil work well for many people.
- A light rain jacket if coming during winter months.
- Either cash or US checks, Although the Hui Ho’olana do take major credit cards in our gallery, other services may not. So it is recommended that you bring a few personal checks and enough cash to cover optional activities.
If you would like to learn anything more about the Hui Ho’olana, you can visit their website at http://huiho.org.
The schedule below represents an average workshop day at the Hui Ho’olana. Please note that while this is the schedule for the workshop, nothing is exactly set in stone. Nicholas is very good at reading the vibe of the group and he will do whatever he can to make sure everyone feels like they are accommodated. We have some flexibility with mealtimes to fit in with the workshop program but our typical schedule is as follows…
8:00am to 9:00am: Breakfast
9:00am to 12:30pm: Workshop
12:30pm to 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm to 3:00pm: Break
3:00pm to 6:30pm: Workshop
6:30pm to 9:00pm: dinner
9:00pm onwards: After hours studio time
One of the hallmarks of any Art2life workshop is the Art Kit. This kit is sent to every Art2life workshop attendee, and it contains everything you need to enjoy the workshop. Please note that your Art2life Art Kit, if you are traveling to La Serrania by plane, MUST be checked as luggage; you cannot carry it onto the plane. To learn what each Art Kit contains, just click here. If there are art materials you would like to bring that are not included in the art kit, then we certainly encourage you to do so.
The weight of the art kit is around 11 lbs.
Art kits are typically sent out 2 to 3 months prior to the start of the workshop, and are delivered to the address you provided when you initially registered for the workshop. If this schedule does not work for you, or if you would like your art kit delivered to a different addres, please let us know at your earliest convenience and it would be our pleasure to accommodate you if possible. On that note, for those of you attending the workshop who do not live in the United States, Nicholas will be bringing your art kit with him.
There are two rooming options at the Hui Ho’olana, single occupancy and double occupancy, which are available on a first come, first served basis. Double occupancy rooms have two twin beds in them. The cost breakdown for these two rooming options is as follows:
When registering for this workshop, we require a 1/3rd deposit. The remaining 2 payments are automatically taken out of your account on the following dates:
2nd payment: August 1st
3rd and final payment: October 1st
There is ton of information we just covered, but if you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line at email@example.com. We are here to help however we can!