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Coloring Book Release Party

With holiday season in full swing we decided to host a release party for our first ever coloring book. The coloring book features a collection of illustrations by local artists from Hawai’i. For every coloring book sold, we will be donating a coloring book to a student at a partnering elementary school. This coloring book is a true representation of Playground Art Crew’s mission: Local artists inspiring local students. The coloring book release party was a great way to celebrate the talented artists that contributed to the book, as well as create a space where these creative minds could connect. Another year in the books, but our story is far from over!Our coloring book is now available for purchase online...

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Kaneohe Elementary School Donation, Day Two

We’re back at Kaneohe Elementary for our second donation day with Ms. Sakamoto’s class of talkative and curious third graders! It was so nice to revisit Kaneohe Elementary for the second time in one week. In fact, as we were walking to set up in Ms. Sakamoto’s class, we passed by Ms. Sekimitsu’s class and saw some of the students had brought their Playground Art Crew tote bags back to school to carry some of their supplies! As with our other art lessons, we began with some quick and easy warmups for the students to get into the groove of things and explore their new art supplies. We wanted to give this class a different art project from the class...

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Kaneohe Elementary School Donation, Day One

We’re back in full swing with another donation, this time in collaboration with TWO third grade classes at Kaneohe Elementary! For our first day, we partnered with Ms. Sekimitsu and her fabulous class of almost 30 third graders for an afternoon full of fun and smiles.   We made the trip out to Kaneohe, one of the most beautifully mountainous areas located on the windward side of Oahu. As the students were enjoying their lunch recess, we took a few minutes to set up the classroom so it would be ready as they came back to class. Instead of drawstring bags, we provided each student with a Playground Art Crew tote bag filled with art supplies. As the students filed...

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Kalihi Kai Elementary School Donation Day

We’re ringing in the New Year with Kalihi Kai Elementary! We are so grateful at the opportunity to partner with Mrs. Tawata’s third grade class at this school for our second donation day, and first of 2017! On a Tuesday afternoon, we ventured out to Kalihi Kai for Playground Art Crew’s second donation day and art lesson. The school located in the Kalihi neighborhood of Honolulu, with the Honolulu International Airport to its west, and downtown Honolulu to its east. While many locals frequent Kalihi for its tasty restaurants (due to the high number of immigrants residing in the neighborhood), a 2015 census reports Kalihi as the neighborhood with the highest concentration of poverty in the state, with 69% of...

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