Sheltered in art is an 8-week program for children living in housing projects, shelters, and foster homes. The program intends to help nurture personal development skills and encourage self-esteem and resilience.
Art is a wound turned into light
Georges Braque (French artist).
The term “sheltered” describes the safe space art creates, allowing children to express themselves through their drawings.
“Sheltered in Art” is a program created to help establish a one-on-one relationship with children in foster homes.
The program is an 8-week course that will provide children with plenty of art skills. The program includes many art techniques. Each class has the potential to make a long-term impact on creating a safe shelter for children to find self-expression through art. Each color, line, canvas, and paint will be a starting point in cultivating dreamers.
The program provides children with a plethora of artistic and creative skills:
- Brush techniques
- Improving motor skills
- Imaginative thinking
Kids with healthy social-emotional skills are more likely to succeed in school, work, and life. Social-emotional skills help kids:
- Make friends and keep friendships
- Gain confidence
- Resolve conflicts
- Manage stress and anxiety
- Learn social norms
- Make appropriate decisions
- Resist negative social pressure
- Learn strengths and weaknesses
- Gain awareness of what others are feeling