The Power of Art
Youth Leadership Grades 2-5
The author of the Power of Art Curriculum with Youth Leadership is Lynne Barletta, Founder of Visionary School of Arts (VSOA). Students of VSOA have won over 600 local, national and international awards for leadership and fine art since 2010. Lynne has been writing curricula 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, All About Achieving educational program, and home school programs.
The Power of Art for Youth Leadership for grades 2-5 / Middle School and High School is offered in nine-week courses that can be taught by a layperson while showing the videos. Instructors do not have to be artists. Each Power of Art Class is taught through a video with a step-by-step demonstration that is easy and fun to follow. Instructors provide support, help, encouragement, and supplies.
All videos are designed for a one-hour class or slightly less for grades 2-5 and 1.5 hours for Middle School/ High School. Students are taught to draw with the right side of the brain with continued exploration of various mediums, with animals, scenery, abstracts, faces, cartooning, and more.
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 principles. Intentional training for a future vision that includes pursuing education and growth 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.
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
• Increased self-esteem with positivity
• Learn to speak affirmations for positive thinking
• Leadership skill development with entrepreneurship
Comments from The Power of Art Clients:
Elise and Chris Regan / Home School Parents (Chris is the Area Director for Treasure Coast of Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
"The online course my boys are taking from The Power of Art through Visionary School of Arts has significantly enriched our home school experience! Honestly, it's a great program for kids to use after school, even if they are not home-schooled. You can go at your own pace and take the class in the convenience of your own home or co-op program. the instruction is impeccable and the character lessons included are inspiring. My boys have been encouraged and surprised by their art work-it is building confidence in their creative abilities! I can't thank Lynne enough for her instruction! She is a great teacher!"
Lisa Dames, President of Banner Lake B.L.A.S.T Program for At Risk Students ages 5- 12.
“The program that Visionary School of Arts has implemented at Banner Lake since 2012 had been our most successful program at B.L.A.S.T. with tremendous results. More recently, adding the Power of Art for At Risk Elementary Students has created a new paradigm for our children, giving them self-esteem, empowering their choices, dealing in a positive way with negativity, overcoming problems and lasting vision for their future. I can’t say enough about how this program has opened up their talents in fine art and at the same time, has given our elementary children leadership qualities and tools for success!”
Chessa Zanfini, Intervention Specialist grades 9-12, Martin County High School teacher and Honors teacher:
“As a high school teacher for the past 17 years, I have witnessed my students battle great amounts of stress, trauma, and everyday pressures thus compounded with the fact that they have not been taught coping skills in which to handle these growing problems. Students often internalize their struggles, eventually coming to a boiling point, thus affecting their academics, social life, and most certainly their self-esteem. Through the Power of Art, I have witnessed a transformation in many students’ ability to find self-worth and purpose. The life skills, motivational self-assertiveness, and self-determination that students are able to build through this training affect not only their successes in the academic setting but in their personal lives as well. It was truly eye-opening to see students who are shadowed with insecurity and uncertainty blossom into individuals who found their worth and voice! My students who excel in their Honors courses also experienced improvement. The Power of Art facilitated growth both mentally and emotionally, allowing students to find their worth and inner peace successfully. Teachers conducted online google student surveys to see an increase of 10%-20% improvement overall in each category. 76 students were surveyed at the end of the course, and 76 positive comments came back. There were no blank or negative comments, and many said it changed their lives for good.”
Macenzie Komora AVID Elective & Honors Biology Grades 9-12
“My students participated in the Power of Art Series in the last semester of 2018. The changes that I witnessed were in improvements their morale, confidence, and overall grades. It was outstanding! As they learned to utilize the right side of their brain during the art lessons, the result exceeded my expectations. Even as they have returned this year, I still see a positive shift in their personal and academic performance.”
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.
The Power of Art is sold through Visionary School of Arts, a non-profit 501c3 organization.
CEO of Martin County Boys and Girls Clubs endorses
The Power of Art Curriculum
Drawing and Painting
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Magnet Man and Faithful Penguins
Click to Play Magnet Man and Faithful Penguins