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
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Author: hälts

Mahaloness is an art blog documenting the inner spirit and artist journey of Shane Haltman, also referred to as 'hälts'. He lives, breathes and makes art in Canada. Hälts often travels to remote and exotic locations to produce community spirit murals and paintings using available materials. He is unconventional in his approach to art and chooses unique projects and sometimes they choose him. He is known for guerrilla lawn art shows, painting helmet art for a Canadian Olympic Athlete, and once painted a magic bus out of this world. Mostly he is human as anyone else, however very driven and disciplined with respect to his artistic practice. He has experience working with the bereaved and helping people who are experiencing, or who have experienced trauma in their lives. He also enjoys working with the youth and passing on his wisdom, usually in the form of art jams. Hälts is a full spectrum artist, living and breathing art, as a daily practice, in this mixed up beautiful world.

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