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. 


Spring 2020

ART LAB! an on-line art class using Zoom

This class is about encouraging out-of-the box thinking and creating from our imaginations. Each class will begin with a fun, creative art “game” or prompt to get our creative juices flowing. In each lesson, I will teach a specific foundational art skill, such as shading, perspective, texture, etc. that the students will then apply to their project. All you need is the art supplies you have at home! White paper or sketchbook, pencil, eraser, sharpies or markers, colored pencils, and pastels (optional).

Thursdays, 1-1:40pm  OR  1:50-2:30pm Hawaii Time

$40 for the 4 week session 

April 9, 16, 23, 30

Email me at createmauiart@gmail.com to join. I will send out more info on using Zoom, supplies needed, and payment.

Watercolor Painting

*Class is on pause due to COVID-19. Will resume once stay at home order is over.*

Come join us for a foundational watercolor class! Students will learn basic watercolor techniques that will enable them to create successful paintings. Color application and mixing, use of water, composition, and shading are a few of the basics we will cover. Students will practice these techniques while creating landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. We will also explore using watercolors in printmaking and some exciting techniques to create texture in our paintings. 

All ages 5 and up (choose one class):  Tuesdays 9-10 am, Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 pm, Thursdays 3:15-4:15 pm, Fridays 3:15-4:15 pm

Ages 10 and up:   Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm 

Class Details

Dates: Jan 21-May 8 (no class March 16-20)

Price: $225 for 15 classes (includes taxes and supplies)

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

Register: email createmauiart@gmail.com or call 808.463.8884. 

$25 Non-refundable Deposit must be made to reserve your child’s spot. (deposit goes towards tuition) Cash or check made to Monica Knight LLC mailed to 1053 Ulu Kanu st, Wailuku 96793. Or venmo me at Monica-Knight-10

Summer Art Camps 2020

Clay workshop

Join us for a week of exploring the medium of clay! Each lesson will utilize basic handbuilding techniques such as pinch, slab, and coil, in order to form fun and whimsical clay creations. From pots to sculptures, the students will have a blast learning how to form clay into 3 dimensional works of art. (**air dry clay will be used.)

June 1-5

9-11:30am OR  1:30-4:OOpm

All ages, 5 and up

Price: $200  (Includes clay supplies and daily snacks)

Art Games! Creative Adventures in art

Join us for a week of imaginative art! This art camp will focus on creating from our imagination and dreams. Each project will begin with a prompt or a game that will get their creative juices flowing! Students will use multiple types of media to draw, paint, and sculpt creatures and environments from their imaginations. Alongside tapping into their fantasy world, students will learn to use technique to translate their ideas into visual art. The Elements of Art (Line, Color, Texture, Shape, and Space) will be discussed in each project. Media used will include watercolor, acrylic, markers, pastels, and clay.

June 8-12

9-11:30 am

All ages, 5 and up

Price: $175 (Includes Supplies and Daily Snacks)

Jewelry workshop

Join us to create wearable art! Students will learn and practice jewelry basics such as wire work, beading, metal stamping and hammering. By the end of the week, students will have a collection of jewelry ready to wear that they created themselves!

June 8-12, 1:30-4:00 pm 

Ages 10 and up (a perfect class for TEENS!)

Price: $200 (Includes Supplies and Daily Snacks)


Camp Details

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