Aloha Friday Art, episode 5 is all about Chickens as Inspiration and subject matter in Art, Stories & Life. The Aloha Friday Art series is created & hosted by author/illustrator, Edna Cabcabin Moran (AKA Ms. Edna, teaching artist in the schools). A new episode is released every other week. Episode no. 6 comes out on Friday, June 5.  Photo above (left to right): Jacquelyn “Jackie” Frost, Jason Ogao & Ms. Edna

Inside Episode 5:

• Hula Dancer, Jason Ogao, Tells the Tale of Super Chicken Lepe’Ula’Ula
• Creativity & Urban Chicken Keeping with Jacquelyn Frost
• How to Draw Moa, the Rooster: A Mini Art Lesson w/ Ms. Edna

Hula Dancer, Jason Ogao, Tells the Tale of Super Chicken Lepe’Ula’Ula

IN HONOR OF Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, I’m featuring a story that is traditionally told through mele (song) and the Hawaiian island dance known as the hula. Mahalo (thanks) to my hula brother, Jason Ogao, for participating in this episode of Aloha Friday Art: Chicken Stories. Both Jason and I are members of the San Francisco-based Halau (School of) Hula & Dance Company, Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, under the direction of Kumu Patrick Makuakane. Jason graciously agreed to share his mana’o (thoughts) about this story about a super chicken–specifically, a rooster–named Lepe’Ula’Ula.

ABOUT THE VIDEO. Learn what the dance means and what it’s like to be a hula dancer. Be sure to stick around after the chat and watch Jason dance the hula, too. He will be dancing solo but he usually dances this number with a group of male dancers, in full costume. ~ECM

Creativity & Urban Chicken Keeping with Jacquelyn “Jackie” Frost

How to Draw Moa the Rooster – A Mini Art Lesson with Ms. Edna

This is a detail from an illustration depicting Honu, the rooster, from the picture book, HONU AND MOA.

A word from the creator of ALOHA ART FRIDAY, Edna Cabcabin Moran (AKA Ms. Edna): It is my hope that people enjoy this free series including the art projects, references and materials. The majority of content in this series is either created and/or sourced from public domain or stock art by me except for feature writings, artwork or other media by other creators who have given their express permission for use in ALOHA FRIDAY ART. If you have any questions pertaining to any content in this series, please send me an email query at info (at) kidlitedna (dot) com. Thank you!
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