About the Artistic Teaching Partner

Artist Statement

I want to inspire joy and creativity. Through an integration of a multitude of Visual Art processes and core curriculum I create an engaged classroom of curiosity and discovery. Teachers learn strategies they can use to continue the art throughout their curriculum.

I have been teaching art in the schools since 1989. In addition to being an SFCA Teaching Artist, I also teach workshops locally and nationally. I am a certified Hawaii DOE certified art teacher and completed my Masters in Education with my thesis: “Why making Art is Important: Ways we Think, Create and Learn”.

Lisa Louise Adams –painter, potter, printmaker, bookmaker, papermaker, poet and quilter–lives in the lush rainforest of Volcano, on the Big Island of Hawaii, where she works out of her Spiral Triangle Studios. Her work has been displayed in numerous invitational and juried exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. 


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About the Artistic Teaching Partner Roster

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.