2017 ‘Color Me Happy’ Youth Paint Out

photo of 2017 Color Me Happy Youth Workshop

Maui Arts League introduced the ‘Color Me Happy’ Youth Paint Out Workshop at their 2017 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational. Forty youth registered to participate in the program. It was great seeing all the kids, 2nd through 12th grades, experience plein air painting. That Sunday was a perfect sunshiny day and the kids did a great job. After the paint out the paintings were hung in the gallery ballroom at the Royal Lahaina Resort.

The youth voted for their favorite painting and Blick art supplies gift certificates were given to the top three winners:
1st Place: Zoe Hirschson, Lahainaluna High School
2nd Place: Matea Prestage, Hawaii Technology Academy
3rd Place: Joemori Langaman, Lahainaluna High School

The success of this event is due to Nancy Young, retired Lahainaluna High School art teacher. She created the workshop curriculum, promoted it with art teachers in our schools, and orchestrated the event. She, along with MPAPI volunteers, made the program so special.

Enjoy Two Videos from This Event!

The following video was produced by Josh Anderson with  24kPureLife.com. Enjoy the memories!

The following video was produced Dan McMahon with Maui Island Video. Enjoy the kids creating their artistic canvases! It was a real joy in watching them develop their skills of being an artist.

A Few Photos from the Color Me Happy Youth Art Paint Out

First Place: Zoe Hirschson

Immersed in the painting!

Lunch was included

Plein Air Painting for the Keiki on Maui

Cake was included, too.

Event Organizers

Event Co-Sponsors:
Ronaldo Macedo, Artist & Co-Founder Islanders
Lois Reiswig, President, Maui ARTS League

Contact us by email:
Lois Reiswig, MPAPI Event Coordinator

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In 2017 the MPAPI workshop is taking a different approach. This 4-day workshop is a 'dual-teaching' workshop lead by Jason Sacran and John P Lasater, IV. Our workshop teachers are selected from the group of professional 'visiting artists'. Classes are usually comprised of local Maui artists, workshop teacher referrals, and those wishing to take a class from someone that focuses on specific painting techniques that are of interest to them.

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