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Animal kindness theme of art class

Art teacher Barbara Steinberg-Orlowski (left) is shown with Baylee Roberts, 9, and assistant art teacher Jonathan Orlowski at a recent art exhibition.

Animal Kindness Club Art Class recently held its family art exhibition in Kihei. Each child, ages 6 to 15, showed their best three paintings from a 15-week class where they each painted 15 works. They also were each awarded a certificate of excellence.

Each child had his or her teacher read the award certificate with detailed descriptions of each of the three chosen paintings. Then, their parents were asked to choose their favorite of their child’s three art works and say why it inspires them.

Animal Kindness Club Art Class students painted native Hawaiian stilts and coots and their art was featured on greeting cards available for purchase as a fundraiser at Kealia Pond National Refuge Visitor Center.

Animal Kindness Club Art Class holds ongoing, weekly art classes for ages 6-16 from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays. The cost is $10 weekly. Classes are in Kihei and co-sponsored by the county Department of Parks & Recreation. Students depict in pencil and watercolors worldwide endangered species animals and learn about animal conservation.

For more information, contact Barbara Steinberg-Orlowski at (808) 269-6845.