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Local COVID-19 Campaign for Keiki Hosts Free Video Classes With Hawai‘i Artists

May 4, 2021, 1:47 PM HST
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Keiki Heroes, a Hawai‘i STEM Community Care program, launched the Superpower Art Adventure today in another imaginative step toward helping keiki thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Art Adventure hub is at www.keikiheroes.org/superpower-art-adventure/.

Keiki Heroes, with its mission to encourage children to adopt CDC and State of Hawai‘i DOH recommended habits to help keep them safe, is partnering with artists across the state to teach keiki via free online art tutorials. Videos created by these celebrated local talents will help keiki name their superpower, explore that superpower through art, and set an intention to serve others with their superpower.

“Creating opportunities for our keiki to feel purposeful during this time is integral to their health and happiness,” said Rebecca Choi, Keiki Heroes program lead. “Offering pathways to resiliency through healing forms of expression, like art, allows them to bring their creative ideas to life and share their messages of optimism with the entire community.”

Superpowers can range from being an expressive dancer, to being a thoughtful sibling, to making people laugh. Likewise, keiki will be exposed to a variety of art mediums: drawing, movement, storytelling, painting, singing, poetry, pottery, music, and more.

Keiki can submit a picture or video of the final project, along with a brief questionnaire. Submissions will be shared on the Keiki Heroes social media pages and website, as well as on partners’ platforms.

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Keiki who share their art via the online portal will be entered into a drawing to win prizes, from local business gift cards to games, Keiki Heroes goodies, and other surprises. The Superpower Art Project will accept entries on a rolling basis and will add new artist-teachers over the course of the summer.

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