Create Maui is an art studio providing quality art lessons, workshops, and events. Join us for one of our after-school classes, a jewelry workshop, or let us host your next ladies night or birthday party! Create Maui can also travel to your next special event to provide a memorable art experience for your guests. 



The Mission of Create Maui is to provide an environment that inspires creativity and exploration of the arts. Through quality instruction, students are exposed to new ways of seeing and creating art. Students learn fundamental techniques that nurture the development of their own personal style of visual expression. Create Maui hopes to give you a life-long love of the arts!


Create Maui began as a small dream in a garage in 2010. The goal was to create a homey, welcoming studio for children to explore the wonder and joy of art. Owner and instructor Monica Knight has been in the art education field for over 10 years. She holds a Masters Degree in Education from Azusa Pacific university, a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Brown University, and a K-12 teaching credential in Art. In Maui, she has taught and led programs at Sacred Hearts School, Kapalua Art School, the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, Kahului Baptist Preschool, and Smart Start Preschool. She began taking art lessons at the age of 6 in a garage art studio reminiscent of this one. 


Fall 2022

Clay and Sculpture

This semester, students will learn the fundamentals of clay. They will learn handbuilding techniques to create pottery (mugs, vases, plates, bowls, etc) as well as explore making sculptures out of clay, wire, and plaster. Students will learn how shape, texture, color, and space apply to 3 dimensional art. (*air dry clay will be used).

All ages 5 and up (choose one class): 

Tuesdays 11:15 am-12:15 pm 

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 pm

Wednesdays 4-5pm 

Thursdays 3:15-4:15 pm 

Fridays 4-5 PM


Learn the art of stop-motion movies through this engaging class! Students will learn the basics of claymation by writing their own storyline, drawing scenes, creating their own clay characters and props, painting the backdrop, taking photographic stills, and then turning everything into a moving film using iMovie. In iMovie, they will learn how to do voice overs and add music and sound effects. A wonderful class that covers everything from story-telling to painting and sculpture in fun, hands-on lessons! 

Ages 10 and up: Thursdays 4:30-5:30 pm


Class Details

Dates: Aug 30 – Nov 11, 2022 (no classes Oct 3-7) 

Price: $170 for 10 classes, plus $15 clay supply fee

Location: 1053 Ulu Kanu St, Wailuku, HI 96793.

Register: email createmauiart@gmail.com or call 808.463.8884.  Non-refundable Deposit of $25 must be made to reserve your child’s spot (goes towards tution). Cash, Check made to Monica Knight LLC, or Venmo @Monica-Knight-10


Private and Semi-Private Lessons

Private and Semi-Private Lessons are available. I will customize classes according to the student’s interest and schedule. Please contact me for more info.


Please feel free to contact us with any questions and to sign up for classes!

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Email: createmauiart@gmail.com

Phone: 808-463-8884

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Instagram: @createmaui