The Power of Art

with Youth Leadership Curriculum 
The Power of Art by Lynne Barletta for Youth Groups

The Power of Art is a pioneering curriculum utilizing positive images combined with life skills for youth through drawing and focused attention. Fine art drawing with value, shading, composition, design, and perspective are taught during the course with creative team building and leadership. Intentional training for the future vision that includes pursuing higher education is woven into objectives and outcomes. Protection from predators is included in an age-appropriate manner. Overcoming obstacles, diversity, positivity, vision, and many aspects of youth leadership are covered.

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Youth Leadership

Elementary School Grades 2-6

CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs endorses The Power of Art Curriculum

The Power of Art Youth Leadership by author Lynne Barletta, founder of award winning Visionary School of Arts (VSOA)  VisionarySchoolofArts.org VSOA students have won over 600 local, national and international awards since 2010. 

Each Power of Art Class is taught through a video by professional artists trained through Visionary School of Arts. Students follow with a step-by-step demonstration that is easy and fun.
The Power of Art online elementary courses are currently offered by semester subscription for a 1-year period. (9-week semesters of 1-hour weekly classes). Semester courses are available from Level 1 through Level 9. Students advance level by level, but students can also begin mid-way through the course with their class and still receive basic skills at any point. A third grader can take three 9-week courses per year and continue through 6th grade for a total of 81 classes. 
Classes are viewed online, with downloadable templates, positive affirmation labels, supply lists, sample drawings to practice with, and finished works of art for referral. An instructor training video is included. Live Webinar trainings for staff are offered separately for schools and organizations. (Instructors do not have to be artists.)


Every child is an artist at age 5. Something happens between ages 5 and 15!

They quit because someone told them that they can’t draw, or they convinced themselves they could not draw or paint effectively. The Power of Art with Youth Leadership will wake up creativity, the love of art, and the right side of the brain. Overall cognitive development rapidly increases, while leadership principles are illustrated by students through fine art.


These are the outcomes you can expect to see through the Power of Art ongoing 9-week courses: 
•    Increased creativity
•    Stress relief
•    Growing attention span week by week
•    Fine art drawing and painting with professional techniques and approaches
•    Fine motor skill development
•    Character development
•    Overcome perfectionism and being hard on oneself
•    Build inner tools for facing challenges
•    Age-appropriate equipping to resist predators, traffickers and grooming techniques
•    Increased confidence with positivity
•    Learn to speak affirmations for positive thinking
•    Leadership skill development with entrepreneurship

Drawing and Painting

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Click to Play Drawing and Painting Video

Magnet Man and Faithful Penguins

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Click to Play Magnet Man and Faithful Penguins

Coming Soon:


Creative Leadership for Adults, Teens and Children


3-module courses for business leaders, management teams, employees, and individuals who desire to remove blocks to creativity, leadership and productivity. Entire families can take this weekly course and develop together!

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The author of the Power of Art Curriculum is Lynne Barletta, Founder of the Visionary School of Arts.

Lynne has been writing a curriculum for after-school programs for 30 years and she has successfully piloted the Power of Art for children at Martin County High School, Martin County Boys and Girls Clubs, Banner Lake, Hobe Sound and in the Juvenile Justice system of South Florida with trafficked children. Lynne is also the founder of Catch the Wave of Hope to fight child sex trafficking. Her art-based awareness video for sex trafficking and predators was accepted and used in all middle and high schools in Martin County beginning in 2020.

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