Contemporary artist specializing in full spectrum painting, mural, animation and digital hybrid art.

In the classroom


In a small intimate classroom, myself and my students, mostly teens, go on an art exploration, every Thursday. My approach to art is easy. Make art. Now don’t get me wrong there is a bit of work involved. I usually envision my class a week before and come up with a loose concept to go on. Once in the classroom it becomes an intuitive process, and I work with each student so I can find out what they like and give them a few suggestions and go from there. Lately we have been experimenting with a few exercises, which I have found to produce fantastic results, mahaloness all the way.

fotoMahaloness -exercise: each student played a song they liked, and than we each drew along for the full duration of the song (usually 4 to 5 mns.) and stopped when the song stopped, and on to the next students’s song, and so on… until near exhaustion. It was an analog to digital experience. Here are some of the images I came up with for each song, perhaps in next Thursday’s Mahaloness classroom episode I will share some of my students work, with their permission of course. Until next time bye for now.





If you live on Calgary and you are a teen or young adult and you are keen on art and process please halla. Mahaloness
This blog dedicated to halla halla

Author: hälts

Hi my name is hälts, I am a Canadian artist, geographer, film worker and mostly a human being. I did not grow up thinking I wanted to be an artist, things just kind of fell into place. Art is a special gift humans have developed since inception. Mother Earth is the greatest artist, and who keeps me humble on my path. I mostly paint, and use acrylic with an assortment of brushes and touches, and sometimes watercolour. I am also well rounded with airbrush skills, spray paint, digital art and production, filmmaking, photography and drawing. I make fine art work, small paintings, big paintings, murals, wearable art, functioning art, and art for healing. I go wherever calls. I inspire while also being inspired by this planet, and my fellow beings. Life is a gift, and that's how I treat it. If that's not enough for you, then perhaps someone else can fill your expectation. I have no one to impress, I don't do this to be cool, and I care about this planet as much as Greta Thunberg, thank you very much, and all the life it sustains. I am not pro this person or that person, politically agnostic, I am spiritual, I am happy, I am sad, I am love, I am fear, I am joy, I am sorrow, I am all that humans are. I don't care about celebrities endorsements, and reminder there are many folk out there doing their part for Mother Earth, in their own way long before the current movement, upheaval does not create forever change, it goes in cycles, it always has and it always will, just sit in front the ocean and see it for yourselves. Most of all I just am. Thank you kindly, hälts

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