Little Heartists Art Courses
Little Heartists is our only co-ed program for kids (ages 5-13). We believe it is vital to teach ALL kids self love at a young age. We combine, mindfulness practices with artistic playfulness to bring out the inner artist of each and every child. The Little Heartists program helps children affected by serious or chronic stress find new ways to share their feelings and experiences by incorporating meditation and intention setting into each lesson. This program values artistic freedom & tolerance for individual differences. Little Heartists courses and lesson plans are fueled with meditative skills and are powered by self love. We launched this program in the U.S. and plan to expand it to our partner school in Ghana to aid in the COVID-19 aftermath.
OUR COVID-19 INITIATIVE
During this COVID-19 crisis we are providing low cost art lessons and art kits to children in underserved communities in the USA. Children must be between the ages of 6 and 13. We are accepting kit nominations from parents, community members, teachers, family members etc.! If you know a struggling kid in need of art supplies, we want to know about it! You have the option of buying a kit for a child or giving one to a child. We also have a “Pay it Forward: Buy a Tee, Give a Kit” program when you shop our brand! There are so many ways you can help out, get involved, and give the gift of art to kids who cannot otherwise afford it. Our nomination form is below. Thank you for supporting Little Heartists during this time! Love, light, and amazing health!
Follow this program at www.stukdesigns.org/littleheartists
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ANY AMOUNT HELPS!
WHY IS SELF-LOVE ART EDUCATION SO IMPORTANT?
Why is a self-love art program needed for kids in low income and underserved communities?
- Low-income students who are engaged in art are more than twice as likely to graduate college than their peers who have no art engagement.
- Art leads to higher test scores and lowers dropout rates.
- The arts increase a student’s sense of belonging or attachment to a community.
- 1 in 8 children experience anxiety and depression in the US. Self-love decreases depression and anxiety and helps recovery from stress.
- Art increases optimism.
- Self-love and art strengthen focus and provide a barrier from negative social media influences.
- In states like Oklahoma 1,110 fine arts classes ended between 2014-2018
- Federal funding for the arts rolls in around $250 million a year, while the national science foundation is funded around the $5 billion mark.
- Most schools in the US & Ghana have no art programming and, those that do are maintained by grants, art nonprofit programs, or parent donations.
- Art programs are mandatory in countries that rank among the highest for math and science test scores like Japan, Hungary, and the Netherlands.