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.
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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.
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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 20th
Creative Expression to Support Healing and Build SEL Skills in Tweens
Join Lacie Braun, LMHC, for a training on how to use creative expression and our therapeutic art book Ink About It to help middle school youth cope with difficult circumstances and develop an understanding of themselves and their emotions. Free CEUs available. Register Online >
May 14th
Using Creative Expression at Camp to Build Resilience in Kids Webinar
In this 1-hour webinar you will be introduced to two of Art with Heart’s (AwH) therapeutic activity books and curricula and how to engage kids in creative expression in the unique camp environment. Free CEUs available. Register Online >
June 1st
Using Creative Expression to Build SEL Skills in Elementary-Aged Kids
Join Louine Verneuil, LICSW, for a training on how to use creative expression and our therapeutic art book Draw it Out to help elementary-aged kids experiencing complex and confusing emotions develop a visual and verbal vocabulary for loss, learn SEL strategies, and build resilience. Free CEUs available. Register Online >
June 18th
Using Creative Expression to Empower Elementary Aged Kids Webinar
In this 1-hour you will learn how creative expression helps kids name and process their emotions, develop strategies for coping, and build resilience. You will also learn how to respond to their art in a way that builds connections with them and their emotions. Free CEUs available. Register Online >
June 25th
Using Creative Expression to Build Resilience in Tweens and Teens Webinar
In this 1-hour webinar you will learn how to help engage middle school and high school aged kids in creative expression and how to respond to their art in a way that builds connections with them and their emotions. Free CEUs available. Register Online >

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.
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Art with Heart