QuARTerly News - June 2019

Words from the Founder

I often say that my experience in the arts isn't shaped solely by the arts but by the people it has surrounded me with.

And so, I am delighted to launch Art & Soul's website (artandsoulonline.org) to share lesson plans and creativity hacks with more classrooms and households across the U.S. As an extension of our mission to advocate for arts education, Art & Soul is also launching a series called From the HeArt, which features artists and arts educators and their take on how the arts has shaped them and why it is valuable to their community.

Have something you'd like us to share? Email me at artandsoul.brooke@gmail.com!


Upcoming Events

Arts + Literacy

July 10th, 2019 / 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. / ‘Aiea Public Library

Join us for story time with Miss Chinatown Hawai‘i Queen and a magic reading wand arts and crafts activity.

Fall Art Supply Drive

Details TBD

Every Fall, we are able to provide arts opportunities to lesser fortunate children in O‘ahu's homeless shelters with the donation of your new or gently used art supplies. Ready to give? Stay tuned for further instructions.


Salt Lake Elementary first graders go in depth with their curriculum through music reflections

When Salt Lake Elementary teacher Mrs. Tan approached Art & Soul, she wanted an activity that would help her students nail down core principles of the curriculum. So, we were challenged with writing a lesson plan that taught students about opinions writing incorporating the arts.

The result: Music Reflections!

While music is a universal language, we often experience varying opinions and ideas when listening based of our personal views and life experiences. In the Music Reflections lesson plan, students first learn about musical elements (i.e., tempo, dynamics, instrumentation, etc.). They then draw what they hear in a given musical piece and explain what musical elements inspired them.

Check out some of their examples below. Brava, little artists!

Interested in hosting Art & Soul at your classroom, library, or other educational function? Email artandsoul.brooke@gmail.com.