My goal as a teaching artist is to offer meaningful lessons that foster creativity in students and participants of various abilities. I take them on a journey using the diversity of the Art and invite them to collaborate and create individual responses. They become proficient and built their knowledge of contemporary as well as art history. Looking at artworks and using visual teaching strategies, I center the conversation on the student’s perspectives where diverse points of view are valued and encouraged. Art explorations are conducted with meaningful projects connecting with core curriculum and school objectives. Art is a tool to connect and critically think on various topics such as the sciences, social and cultural issues. I am inspired by people’s reactions to discovery and seeing how they respond to the medium and art-making if given the opportunity. Some of the art residencies I offer can involve school-wide projects and reach out to diverse communities and multi-generations.
Service area: Statewide
Fatiha Kheddaoui Curran is a teaching artist from France. She lived in many places in the world and now considers O’ahu home. She received her bachelor’s degree in Arts and Philosophy from La Sorbonne, France, and her M.F.A from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a focus on fiber arts and installation. She acquired formal skills in various media such as screen printings, drawing, bronze casting, painting, ceramics, video, digital photography and applies them in a fluid practice. She has years of experience teaching k -12 and art residencies in France and Panamá. She has a lifelong commitment to volunteering while using the arts in places from France to Burkina Faso to the Republic of Panamá and now Hawaii. She has taught drawing, painting, ceramics, digital photography, and fiber arts in public and private schools in France and Hawaii. She has been exhibited in Hawaii, the mainland US and internationally many times. Her work is part of private collections nationally and internationally.
The Artistic Teaching Partners (ATP) Roster is an adjudicated directory of Hawai‘i professional teaching artists qualified to conduct in-depth residencies in educational settings. Each artist or arts organization has a page in the directory with contact information, a short bio, and an artist statement. The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts draws from this roster for arts education programs including Art Bento at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum and Artists in the Schools.