Course Description

A lei is a given as a sign of affection. Worn by many Polynesians, a lei can be given to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, graduations, holidays and even as ho‘okupu offereings. Lei are also given as a symbol of ho‘okipa or Hawaiian hospitality to welcome our malihini, visitors and returning kama‘aina, residents. Come join us to weave a lei of aloha.

Course Outline

Session 1: History & types

Session 2: Lei making (flower and ti leaf)

Session 3: Lei making (yarn)

Session 4: Lei making (feathers)

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the purpose and history of lei making
  2. Describe the different types of lei and their purposes
  3. Create a lei


If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in ‘Ilima 107, ph.734-9552, or email kapdss@hawaii.edu for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center at ph. 734-9210 (V), 447-1379 (videophone), or email kapdeaf1@hawaii.edu.

Please note: you will need to contact Kapi’olani CC’s DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi’olani CC course even if you’ve already registered or are receiving services at another UH campus’s disability support program.


Kapi‘olani Community College Refund/Drop Policy:

100% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 10 business days or more prior to start date of course.

50% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 5-9 business days prior to start date of course.

0% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made less than 5 business days prior to start date of course.


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9:00AM to 10:15AM
May 23, 2020 to Jun 13, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
In Class  
Course Fee(s)
General non-credit $50.00
  • Eva Hubbard
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