In January 2022 I began a dream project, thanks to a grant from the Hawaii State Foundation for Culture of the Arts. I got to follow around conservationist professionals from five Maui nonprofits with my paints and GoPro. I painted in the deep rainforests of Haleakalā’s upper slopes, in lo’i (taro fields) of Wailua in…
Watch Here: Join me as I paint on site with kalo farmers and conservationists in Wailua Nui in East Maui, and Olowalu in West Maui. Then I teach a step-by-step art lesson where students express the beauty and care that goes into these places.
Watch Here: Join me as I paint on site in Maui’s alpine shrublands and in the native rainforest of Waikamoi, part of the single largest source of fresh surface water in Hawaii. Then paint with me as I teach a step-by-step art lesson where we express the beauty and value of our native rainforests with watercolors.
Watch Here: These videos are created to connect keiki to our special places, to feel more connected to Maui’s special places and the work being done to protect them through art, as well as to connect to classroom curriculum in meaningful ways.