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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.♥





 

Sometimes God Calms The Storm by Hazel Holland

 

With Deepest Sympathy by Hazel Holland

 

The View From The Top by Hazel Holland

 

A Birthday Bouquet by Hazel Holland

 

Winter Nostalgia by Hazel Holland

 

Black Beauty by Hazel Holland

 

Beautiful Begonias by Hazel Holland

 

I Am He Who Lives by Hazel Holland

 

Turn Your Face to the Sun by Hazel Holland

 

Blooming With Happiness by Hazel Holland

 

Dance of Joy by Hazel Holland

 

Moonlight Beauty Contest by Hazel Holland

 

Antique Brass Candy Dish by Hazel Holland

 

Desert Tree At Sunset by Hazel Holland

 

Winter in the Woods by Hazel Holland

 

Don't Let Your Love Grow Cold by Hazel Holland

 

Unforgettable Winter Abstract by Hazel Holland

 

Spring Garden Mosaic by Hazel Holland

 

Thinking of you with Smiles by Hazel Holland

 

Who Has The Fairest Face by Hazel Holland

 

Geometric Honeycomb Design by Hazel Holland

 

Kaleidoscope Design in Red and Blue by Hazel Holland

 

Deep Purple Iris by Hazel Holland

 

The Heart of Worship by Hazel Holland

 

Fantasy in Blue by Hazel Holland

 

Blessings of Brokennes by Hazel Holland

 

Winter Morning Reflections by Hazel Holland

 

Allow Yourself to Grow by Hazel Holland

 

Hearts Knit Together In Love by Hazel Holland

 

A Winter Dawn by Hazel Holland

 

Frozen Lake Reflections by Hazel Holland

 

A Winter Fairy Tale by Hazel Holland

 

A Magical Winter Night by Hazel Holland

 

Artsy Lily by Hazel Holland

 

Valentine from God by Hazel Holland

 

On Your Special Day by Hazel Holland

 

Do Everything With Love by Hazel Holland

 

Faith is Knowing That God Will by Hazel Holland

 

Love You, Valentine by Hazel Holland

 

Love Endures All Things by Hazel Holland

 

I Have Found The One by Hazel Holland

 

Love One Another by Hazel Holland

 

A Life Without Dreams by Hazel Holland

 

Valentine's Day Flowers by Hazel Holland

 

Friends Are Like Flowers by Hazel Holland

 

Love You by Hazel Holland

 

Change Your World by Hazel Holland

 

A Rose Speaks of Love by Hazel Holland