Animal Kindness Club News Articles

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Maui Kindness Club Painting Class Offered ~The Maui Weekly
During the Summer Quarter Art Exhibition and Awards Ceremony that took place last month, the children recited the class kindness pledge: "I promise to be kind to animals (as well as people), and to speak and act in defense of all helpless creatures." Children involved in the program also collected trash to keep beaches safe for monk seals and turtles. "The animals give us a gift of being our friends and we can do our part by making the world a place where friendships matter," said Steinberg.

A student with her painting.

Steinberg, who has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, offers quarterly nine-week classes, which are open to keiki ages 6 to 12. The fall session is scheduled after school on Wednesdays. Call (808) 269-6845 to reserve a place in the class. A Maui Kindness Club Watercolor Keiki Art Exhibition ~The Maui Weekly
A Maui Kindness Club Watercolor Keiki Art Exhibition took place at Kalama Park in Kihei. Seven artists ranging in age from 6 to 12 and their families enjoyed special paintings of animals created in a nine-week course taught by Barbara Steinberg, BFA. Sofia Bews (photo below) presents her art piece that demonstrates our guardianship of Sea creatures. The next Art Class beginning soon. Call (808) 269-6845 for more information.
(Co-sponsored by Maui Parks & Recreation)

A student presents her art piece entitled "Guardianship of Sea Creatures".
Maui Kindness Club Water Color Art Class ~The Maui Weekly
Sky Baldwin 11, painted "Colada" during Barbara Steinberg's Maui Kindness Club Watercolor Art Class. Students recently participated in a quarterly art exhibition of their work. As part of the class, the children "promise to be kind to animals (as well as people), and to speak and act in defense of all helpless living creatures". New Classes beginning soon.
Call (808) 269-6845 for more information.

A student presents his art work entitled "Colada"
Maui Kindness Club to Hold Art Classes ~The Maui Weekly
A Keiki Art Show for students from the Maui Kindness Club art class was held recently at the Kihei Community Center. "The theme of the art show is kindness to animals, which is illustrated beautifully by these young artists" said art instructor Barbara Steinberg, BFA. Maui Kindness Club Art Classes, for Keiki ages 6 to 12, will focus on the animals and plants of Hawaii, and protecting the environment.

Maui Kindness Club Art students display their artistic creations with instructor Barbara Steinberg

"A video shown at this reception produced by In Defense of Animals supporters captured the importance of the use of the term 'Guardian' when referring to our relationships with the very special beings with whom we share our lives, our homes and our planet" said Steinberg. The next series of nine-week art classes will be starting soon at the Kihei Community Center. To enroll, call Barbara Steinberg at: (808) 269-6845

Maui Kindness Club Art Exhibition ~The Maui Weekly
The exhibition at the Maui Bridge Center in Kihei Kenolio Recreation Center was sponsored by the Maui County Department of Parks & Recreation. In this class, the children were taught to be kind to animals and people. "These jeweled paintings shine with the brilliance of making the world a safe place for our animal friends and human friends to grow strong, wise and beautiful, said Steinberg. "The children have learned how to care for our planet and animals..."

A student at Montessori Hale O Keiki, displays her work of art that was recently on exhibit in Kihei.
New Classes beginning soon.
Call (808) 269-6845 for more information.


Barbara teaching Children's Art Classes
at Montessori School Makawao, Maui Hawaii
Amakihi Bird with Mamane Blossoms giclee fine art reproduction Amakihi Bird with Mamane Blossoms giclee fine art reproduction O'hia-Lehua Blossom and Iiwi Bird giclee fine art reproduction

Letters of Recommendation
(from Parents of Barbara's Children's Art Classes)

April 2012
To Whom it may Concern;
I am happily sending a letter of recommendation for our Art Instructor, Barbara Steinberg, who is an artistic, poetic expressionist. Our children who are enrolled in her program love her. Barbara has been with our Community Class Instruction Program for more than ten years and currently teaches in our South District. Through out the years with our program , Barbara continues to nurture children's artistic expressions and have a strong parental support.

Please contact me at your convenience should you need more information at (808)269-6845. It would be wonderful if Barbara would be considered for a position with your firm as her attributes and strengths in her passion for Art will be a positive asset for your firm . Let Barbara be given an opportunity to show you her passion for nurturing others.
Sincerely, Karen N. Deguilmo ~Maui Parks & Recs Recreation Specialist County of Maui

May 2012
To Whom it May Concern:
My son Sky has enjoyed water color art sessions with the Maui Kindness Club taught by Barbara Steinberg. he looked forward to going to each class and begged me to go to the class again after the first session of 9 weeks ended. He learned a special animal kindness song and found a great place to talk about his love of animals. The Maui Kindness Club teaches awareness of the native animals of the islands and hose to care for them. Sky learned new techniques in water color and in composition. He feels very proud of what he has accomplished in these classes.

Barbara is a great teacher. She emits the kindness that she teaches. You can tell she has a true passion for art and for the animals that are drawn and that rubs off on the children. The classes are affordable with choice of being able to pay per class or all at one time. There is a special art reception at the end of the completed session, where Barbara displays each child's completed work and really makes each child feel special and like an Artist that they are..! We look forward to enrolling Sky in future classes to come..!
Sincerely, Lyn Baldwin ~parent of Sky Baldwin

June 2012
To Whom it May Concern:
Barbara Steinberg has been our daughter's art instructor for over six years, starting when she was in 5th grade. During that time, she has gone from being an average dabbler to becoming a semi-professional artist with paintings that have shown on multiple islands. Presently, she is doing an Alice in Wonderland series which is truly amazing and which she could not have done without Barbara's professional assistance. We highly recommend Barbara, both for her technical and artistic abilities.
Sincerely, Larry and Arlene Schlesinger

Animal Kindness Children's Art Classes instructed by:
Barbara Steinberg BFA ~Maui Watercolor Artist

Barbara Steinberg, Watercolor Studio, Maui

Barbara's love for art, light and color began when she was a child. Her heartfelt desire to express this love was subsequently nurtured and developed be her artisitc training by many masterful artists. The most influencial teachers came from her studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), the renoun artist Miguell Arguello of Spain and Jennifer Carrington of England who introduced Barbara to the Classical Realism" style of art.

After being brought up as a child around the original paintings of Picasso, Matisse and Braque through her Mother who was an avid art collector, Barbara eventually fell in love with "Realistic Art" in college. After recieving her BFA Degree at UCSC she studied at the art schools of London England and on in Florence Italy where she was personally inspired and guided in the arts by the great "Maestro Pietro Annigoni". After her training in Europe Barbara then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where she pursued more classical realism studies with the collegues of Atlelier Lack and with such renowned artist as Stephen Gjertson, Jim Prohl, and Jim Childe with personal counseling by master artist Richard Lack. Barbara then moved to New York City and studied privately with the Spanish master Miguell Arguello whom she studied privately with while both while living in New York City and while attending UCSC. When she moved to Maui Hawaii in 1984, Barbara was greatly influenced by master artist Richard Nelson with whom she studied the Tri-Hue technique of painting. This technique helped Barbara to develop a greater understanding of color and light and evolved her professional career as an artist.

In 2001 Barbara coordinated 2 large Art auctions with Jonathan Orlowski assisting her with the American Red Cross to raise funds for victims of 9-11 just weeks after the attack occurred inspiring and pulling the community together to donate valuable Art work for this fund raising event. The auction was held at the Queen Kahuumanu Center in Kahului, Maui. The second fund raising event was to raise money for disaster relief funds for the Maui County American Red Cross under the direction of Bill Shaney and with the assistance of husband Jonathan Orlowski. From 2002-2005 Barbara volunteered as acting President and coordinator of the "Maui Watercolorists Association" for a 3 year period were she was responsible for Juried Art Shows with prize awards and facilitating monthly Workshops for adult Watercolorists led by renowned Watercolorists in Hawaii. Her husband Jonathan acted as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for this well known organization and he conducted room set up and take down as well. From 2010-2012 Barbara also taught art at Kalama Heights Retirement Home volunteering for senior residences art classes plus offering group adult classes in Maui Adults to join the class for several years.

Barbara has taught part time as Art Teacher for both Public and Private Elementary Schools at Kamalii Elementary School, Waihee Elementary School, St Anthony Elementary School, and Montessori Elementary School. Barbara has also been a teacher for Maui Parks and Recreation from 2003-2014 where she led her "Children's Animal Kindness Club Art Classes" for Maui Youth. Families send their children then the younger siblings join years later. Barbara has taught one child age 11-18 still studying and doing independent studies ongoing for 7 years with Barbara now painting an entire series of "Alice in Wonderland Paintings"in a prolific dedicated way. Adult Snow Birds return to Maui year after year which is a subject for Art studies with Barbara too. This is just one of the long term Private and Semi-private students who have been enduring students in Barbara's Art Classes for children.

As Founder and Director of The Maui Kindness Club, Barbara had coordinated guest Speakers to help guide the children in better understanding the native species of local plant species on Maui while she taught them to draw and paint the animals and plants they learned about in their native living environments. This program became more popular as family members sent their children in to participate in the 36 class ongoing program which lasted for nearly a full year period. In many cases the siblings of current students would join these classes when they became of age in later years. Many parents would report that their child became award winning Artists and even successful Career Artists during the period of Barbara's teaching tenure on Maui over a 25 year period. Her husband Jonathan Orlowski has been a teaching assistant and a great supporter for Barbara at many of these events and classes throughout the years. In 2014 the Kamalii Elementary School PTA invited Barbara to Jury an Art Show for the School in a State wide Art competition and she was successful in selecting the Award Winner for the State of Hawaii.

Hawaiian Birds painted by: Barbara Steinberg BFA
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Amakihi Bird with Mamane Blossoms giclee fine art reproduction
Amakihi Bird with Mamane Blossoms
Amakihi Bird with Mamane Blossoms giclee fine art reproduction
Maui Parrot Bill Bird
O'hia-Lehua Blossom and Iiwi Bird giclee fine art reproduction
O'hia-Lehua Blossom and Iiwi Bird
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For more information on Children's Art Classes contact founder and teacher
of Animal Kindness Club Art Classes Barbara Steinberg BFA at:

Phone: (808) 269-6845 Email: or write:
Barbara Steinberg P.O. Box 1764, Kihei, HI 96753
Visit Barbara's Watercolor Studio Gallery Website
Mahalo & Aloha..!

Animal Kindness Club Quotes
"I am grateful for how lovely the animals make the world for all of us. Grown ups and children are invited to join the Kindness Club Art Classes celebrating the joy of sharing beauty with all species..."

~Anastasia Gourley, Animal Communicator, Story Teller & Animal Kindness Club Guiding light. Anastasia has been an Animal Kindness Club member since a child.
(Dr Albert Schweitzer is the founding member of the Animal Kindness Club)

"Animals have been regarded as property for way too long. It's high time we took on a more loving and responsible relationship with our kindred beings in the web of life on this beautiful planet. I always think and act as a guardian towards my kindred beings, never as their owner..."
~Jim Mason, author, An Unnatural Order
"Animals are not resources or property with whom we can do what we please, their lives matter very much, and they should be firmly entrenched in our moral community. Accepting the notion of animal guardian to replace pet owner will go a long way towards making the lives of our companions much better and richer..."
~Marc Bekoff, Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado
"There are many superb programs underway to ameliorate the misery endured by millions of companion and wild animals, and they are all deserving of our unequivocal support. However, my fervent belief is that the Guardian Campaign is the common thread that binds all of our efforts extending beyond any single abuse or condition to reach the most salient dimensions of the tragedy the all too common mindset of ownership, which represents the primary source from which all the other ills emanate..."
~Ed Duvin, Considered by many to be the father of the no-kill movement

Animal Kindness Club Links
Be a Guardian Song
Carlyn Montes De Oca ~Guardian Campaign Youtube Video
Cesar Chavez ~Youtube Video
Elaine Hendrix, Jan McHugh, Elliot M. Katz, DVM ~Youtube Video
Jane Goodall, Kristen Bell, Wendy Mallick ~Youtube Video
Brandon Yanak, Anita Carswell ~Youtube Video

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Thanks to Maui County for their support.