My goal as an art educator first and foremost is to build relationships with students and the academic community that I work in. Knowledge and skill building happens naturally in an environment where children feel they are acknowledged and empowered. Art learning is after all, a very intimate and individual process, when students feel secure in there environment, I find they will easily follow the personal journey of self discovery through their own unique creative process.
The collaborative student centered art projects that I create with children include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting, printmaking, book making, digital art, video, sculpture, ceramics, and encaustics.
Integration of art into all subject areas is both intriguing and exciting to me.
Kevin Diminyatz – Originally from the northern California San Fransisco Bay Area, I moved to Volcano, Hawaiʻi in 2007. I have an M.F.A. from Mills College, and a M.A. In Education from East Bay California State University.
I have a Hawaiʻi K-12 Art Teaching Credential and 12 years experience teaching art in High School, as well as 8 years to date as an art lecturer for University Hawaii Hilo and Hawaii Community College. My Art work is part of the Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and in various private collections both here 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.