"Sheltered in art" is an 8-week program for children living in housing projects, shelters and foster homes and it is intended to help nurture personal development skills and encourage self-esteem and resiliency.
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 work.
Art is one of the best ways to help children and youth to start the healing process from trauma.
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