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Therese Uyetake

Therese Uyetake is an art teacher at E.B. de Silva Elementary School. She was born and raised in Hilo, Hawai’i and received her educational degree from the University of Hawai’i at Hilo. When not instructing children at school, Therese enjoys gardening, art and completing crafts at home. She also enjoys baking for family and friends.

As a child, Therese always enjoyed participating in art contests and art classes. When the opportunity to become the art teacher at E.B. deSilva presented itself, she gladly took on the role to share her love of art with the students.

Her preferred medium is oil pastels. Oil pastels can be applied in many ways and the outcome will be beautiful however it is used. She practices in the comfort of her office at E.B. deSilva Elementary. The quietness of her room helps her to plan her activities for her students. It also provides the space needed for the many supplies artists use.

Therese chose to participate in Keiki Heroes to share her love of art with the many children who may not currently have the opportunity in their schools to learn and create art. Therese’s superpower is baking. She loves to treat her family and friends to delicious goodies.


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