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Hazel Holland

Hazel Holland Fine Art

Coeur D Alene, ID

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I grew up in the United Kingdom, and immigrated to the USA when I was 19. After attending several different colleges over a number of years, I finally received my BA degree and began teaching children with special needs. However before I got my teaching degree I was a substitute teacher, and got hired to teach art classes in an elementary school in Southern California.

The goal of this pilot program was to determine what kind of impact creative expression might have on the academic lives of elementary school students. For six months I taught children how to enhance their drawing and painting skills by providing a nurturing, fun, and supportive environment. My goal was to empower these children through their creativity, and in turn improve their self confidence and self esteem…

After several weeks of working with these students, a number of teachers from other classes began seeking me out. They wanted to let me know of the changes that were taking place in many of their students. The grades of failing students began to improve. Shy students began to volunteer answers. Students with behavior problems seemed calmer, and more able to control their emotions. Classrooms were becoming a more peaceful place, because students were treating each other with more respect and kindness.

What I learned from these students was life-changing! By providing a safe and caring outlet for self-expression, children of various ages were able to not only access their creativity, but also able to slowly work through academic and behavioral problems, along with some very difficult issues in their personal lives.

After seeing the amazing impact that my teaching of “Art from the Heart” had on the lives of children, I decided that I wanted to not only continue to make a difference in the lives of children, but also in the elderly population—seniors in assisted living facilities who are often forgotten, but have lessons to teach us from the “school of life”. Just as every season has its own time and beauty, so every season in our lives has lessons to teach us about the inner beauty of a person that far outweighs their outer frailties.

So after retiring as a Special Education teacher, I finally moved away from Southern California to live near my two wonderful grandchildren in Idaho. Besides tutoring children online with their homework, I enjoy teaching art classes at the Senior Center and an assisted living facility in the area. I’ve found that teaching art to the elderly helps them not only age with grace, but also provides them with an opportunity to express themselves creatively. What better way to face the challenges that lie ahead of us than to paint a picture of what is in our hearts today.

Also, I'm hoping to lend some of my Art Work to the children's ward of the hospital here in town for a display. I think it would be a nice way to bless the children and their families, and perhaps even the nurses, too, with encouraging and beautiful messages of hope through art.♥





 

Dressed in Winter White by Hazel Holland

 

Enjoying the Moment by Hazel Holland

 

Summer Garden Blooms by Hazel Holland

 

Phenomenal Club Invitation by Hazel Holland

 

Let Me Quiet Your Spirit With My Love by Hazel Holland

 

What Kind Of Man Is This by Hazel Holland

 

Silhouette of Winter Magic by Hazel Holland

 

He Has Risen by Hazel Holland

 

Let Me Carry You, My Child by Hazel Holland

 

Doe and Fawn by Hazel Holland

 

Sparkling Jewels by Hazel Holland

 

Collage of Abstract Ocean Life by Hazel Holland

 

Made Alive in Christ by Hazel Holland

 

The Light Dispels Darkness by Hazel Holland

 

A Welcome Surprise by Hazel Holland

 

Mosaic Garden Blooms by Hazel Holland

 

Geranium Blossom by Hazel Holland

 

Everywhere Spring Is In The Air by Hazel Holland

 

Leonardo's Upper Room by Hazel Holland

 

Orange Sherbet Begonia by Hazel Holland

 

The Children Praise Him by Hazel Holland

 

Jerusalem... A Place of Hope and Heartbreak by Hazel Holland

 

The Living Stone by Hazel Holland

 

Called To Be Living Stones by Hazel Holland

 

A Melancholy Morning by Hazel Holland

 

English Limey by Hazel Holland

 

Swaying Ocean Plants by Hazel Holland

 

The Beauty of Innocence by Hazel Holland

 

Sunset Glow by Hazel Holland

 

Childhood Memories of Grandfather by Hazel Holland

 

Desert Tree Beauty 1 by Hazel Holland

 

Desert Tree Beauty 2 by Hazel Holland

 

Not by Might or Power by Hazel Holland

 

Mosaic Pink Rose by Hazel Holland

 

Spring Raindrops by Hazel Holland

 

The Heart of a Rose by Hazel Holland

 

The Beauty Within Your Heart by Hazel Holland

 

Walk In The Light by Hazel Holland

 

Yellow Nasteriums by Hazel Holland

 

Yellow Gerber Daisies by Hazel Holland

 

Today... Begin Again by Hazel Holland

 

Desert Oasis by Hazel Holland

 

A Way In The Wilderness by Hazel Holland

 

God Can Do The Impossible by Hazel Holland

 

Spring Is Bustin' Out All Over by Hazel Holland

 

Bless The Lord by Hazel Holland

 

Grace Is One-way Love by Hazel Holland

 

Rainbow Colored Easter Eggs by Hazel Holland