Learning is a direct line to empowerment for both kids and adults. Here, you’ll find resources designed to help you feel empowered and lead programs with confidence.

Art with Heart Basics

In this video, you’ll learn the basics of running an Art with Heart session, from prep to cleanup. Learn how to get kids focused for creative expression, talk about their art, and help young people see art as a meaningful outlet for emotions.

Art Techniques

View time lapse videos that can help you build technical skills with a variety of mediums.

Creative Expression in One Minute

Taking time for ourselves is important, and doesn’t have to be time consuming. Dedicate one minute to yourself and feel the impact of creative expression. Then observe how it feels to reflect. All you need is a piece of paper and a writing utensil.

Learn from the Experts

Our partners and advisors describe the many ways Art with Heart programs compliment social and emotional learning programs, out of school time programming, and trauma-informed schools.

Art Extension Activities

These activities come from our curricula and each complements a page from one of our therapeutic activity books. Along with art-making, each video walks you through supportive emotional goals, how to lead the activity, and prompted discussion questions to use in practice.

The Key to Success

Many kids can have depthful experiences with creative expression on their own, but when paired with a trusted adult, Art with Heart programming can become transformational, allowing kids to use nonverbal mediums to find expression for what they can’t say.
Draw It Out is empowering and engaging and is one of only a few books that provides truly inspiring prompts for children challenged by grief, loss, and trauma.

Upcoming Trainings

April 1st
Neighborcare Chill & Spill Training
Specialized training for Neighborcare staff only.
May 1st
Childhaven Therapists Creative Expression Training
Specialized training for Childhaven staff only.
April 20th
Ink About It Training
Join us for a 4 hour intensive training learning to utilize our curricula for middle school youth facing challenges. Open enrollment. Date subject to change. Contact trainings@artwithheart.org
May 4th
Magnificent Marvelous Me! Training
Join us for a 4 hour intensive training learning to utilize our curricula for elementary aged children. Open enrollment. 9am - 1pm. Date subject to change. Contact trainings@artwithheart.org
May 11th
Chill & Spill Training
Join us for a 4 hour intensive training learning to utilize our curricula for adolescent youth. Open enrollment. 9am - 1pm. Contact trainings@artwithheart.org
June 1st
Draw It Out Training
Join us for a 4 hour intensive training to learn our Draw It Out curricula that helps elementary aged children deal with grief and loss. Open enrollment. CEUS available. Registration opens soon. For more information contact: trainings@artwithheart.org

Customized Trainings

Art with Heart trainings are designed to be personal and community-driven: tell us what you need and we’ll create an experience tailored to you and your community.
Whether you’ve already trained with us and need a refresher course or you’re looking for a first-time overview, our training will ensure that you and your community have opportunities to learn about how creative expression can lead youth to a lifetime of inspired possibilities.
Shaving Cream Marbling
Make cards, collage backing, or abstract art using this quick-dry marbling technique
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Thank You

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Best Wishes,
Art with Heart