‘Color Me Happy’ Youth Art Event

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‘Color Me Happy’ Youth Art Event

Sunday, February 26, 2017
from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Royal Lahaina Resort – Ocean Front Lawn and Surrounding Grounds

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This Workshop is full!

FULLY SUBSCRIBED BY MAUI YOUTH.  We welcome you to come out and watch this group of youth create their paintings.  Their paintings will be exhibited in the Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom at  2:30 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

Maui Arts League, sponsoring organization of this event, is pleased to include an art event that focuses on the youth. The goal of the event is to encourage young creatives to explore their artistic talents. ‘Growing future artists’ is important to society’s long-range healthiness and Maui Arts League intends to be an active participant in making this happen in our community. The ‘Color Me Happy’ Youth Art Event is the first to be included in the weekend art activities of the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational.

Four groups of 10 each participate in various art activities commensurate with their age skill level. Registration required. Please complete the form below requesting participation if you or your child would like to participate. Guidelines and confirmation will be forwarded upon acceptance of completed form. No cost to registered children. Free to participants.

Youth Art Event Details

  • Limited to a total of 40 youth.
  • Four Grade Groups: 2-4; 5-6; 7-9; and 10-12
  • Age-appropriate activities will be created for each group.
  • All paints and art supplies are provided.
  • Lunch and drinks will be served to the students.
  • Parents are invited to attend.

K5 and Middle School Workshop:
In groups of 10, using tempura paints, students will paint something close to them, another item further away and a distant object. Paintings will be cut out and collaged onto mural backgrounds also painted by the children. Art teachers and adult volunteers will supervise students, and photograph them with their murals, which will later be exhibited at West Maui K5 schools.

High School and Advanced Middle School Workshop
Advanced Middle School and High School Students will create two paintings each. They will use water miscible oil paints. Instructors will demonstrate painting with this medium and students will receive instruction in plein air painting.

All student artworks will be hung in an exhibit hall at the hotel, and STUDENTS WILL VOTE A GRAND PRIZE WINNER. The grand prize is an art kit of assorted water miscible oil paints, brushes, and art boards.

Students from Kamehameha that participated in a previous Maui Arts League youth event.

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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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