Using Visual Thinking Strategies to Understand a Work of Art

Melanie Rick is a Kennedy Center teaching artist who works with students, teachers and other teaching artists globally.  In Hawaii, we have had … [Read more...]

Six-Word Memoirs & how to write them!

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCJyUMHaL_g   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejndNExso9M I'm in love with the Six-Word … [Read more...]

Mexican Metal Tooling with Grade 1

The Elements of Art are the focus of our Grade 1 Visual Arts unit at Pōmaikaʻi School. For our lesson on Texture we studied Mexican Metal Tooling, and … [Read more...]

Art Show Collaboration… with a 10 year old

In October of 2013, I participated in an art exhibit titled "Relationships and Collaborations" held at Viewpoints Gallery Maui. Invited artists were … [Read more...]

9 Stages of a Shield Volcano

This is a 4th / 5th grade lesson plan I designed to teach students how to identify the 9 stages of a shield volcano and to give them a dynamic mixed … [Read more...]

Ke Ola Magazine Featured Artist

I'm happy to be the featured artist in one of my favorite island magazines, Ke Ola (The Life)! Although this wonderful publication has been on the Big … [Read more...]

Mixed Media Portrait for Grade 5

As a teaching artist for the state of Hawaii, I create arts integrated unit plans for elementary and middle school students. In designing lessons for … [Read more...]