Important details for Saturday’s workshop

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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...]

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...]

Olinda pine forest, Maui

This is an acrylic painting of the Olinda Pine Forest on a rainy, foggy Maui day. Because the soil was saturated, the reddish clay color was more … [Read more...]

More fun with fused plastic bags!

(More photos below) Here are my latest experiments with plastic bag fusing, and I love them! Although I've been cutting them into handmade journal … [Read more...]

Fused Plastic Bag Journals

Inspired by a project in Karen Michel's book, "Green Guide for Artists", I created my first handmade journal with fused plastic bags covers. The … [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...]

A glimpse into my art process / Watercolor Collage

This sequence shows the basic steps I go through to create a watercolor collage, starting with the sketch and ending with the final result. This 22" x … [Read more...]

Threshold

I'm intrigued by unusual doorways and windows, and like to explore them in my work. Sometimes I'm inspired by doorways I've seen; sometimes they … [Read more...]

Thoughts on yesterday’s workshop

Thanks to all who attended the "Dancing with the Shadow" SoulCollage® workshop yesterday! It was deep and rich and the cards you created were … [Read more...]