Art Tutorial Lessons for Kids
Supporting artist for Hawai'i Keiki Superhero Art Adventures
"Art is a healing mode of expression, and accessible to keiki of all ages. Encouraging keiki to exercise their superpowers by using them to help someone or contribute to the community further reinforces a sense of purpose and their connection with others. By inviting keiki to identify what their superpowers are – what they can do to help – and articulate them through art creates an opportunity for Keiki Heroes to elevate children’s voices, validate their contributions and share their optimistic messages with the broader community so in need of inspiration and hope." - keikiheroes.org
Dani’s superpower is gratitude because she transforms all situations, good or bad, into learning experiences which she is able to grow from. She creates art as a sacred expression of the abstract ideas and deep emotions she experiences. Sometimes her ideas cannot satisfyingly fit into a structured language or cohesive explanation, so the action of pursuing a very meaningful thought or feeling results in art.
Teaching art through different mediums and through
observational awareness is her way of inspiring others
to navigate their own personal expressions
and to play with their own perspectives.
Dani teamed up with Keiki Heroes because keiki are her
everyday heroes and influencers. She strongly believes in the dreams, potential and individuality found in every child. As part of this community, she feels the responsibility to provide her support
as a role model for our keiki to feel seen and encouraged
to become their truest, brightest selves.