Little Heartists Art Courses
Little Heartists is STUK DESIGNS only co-ed program for kids (ages 5-13). We plan to launch this 3 week program in the Summer of 2020. This program targets children in underserved communities. It will launch in the US but aim to grow it on an international level. Our goal is to also bring Little Heartist to Ghana for 3 weeks during the school year.
Little Heartists is a program that believes it is vital to teach ALL kids self-love at a young age. It is an art program for children, designed from the heart, that provides kids with the tools they need to love themselves authentically. We believe Self-Love is a divine responsibility and the deeper your Self-Love, the greater your protection in this world! Little Heartists value artistic freedom, tolerance for individual differences and the infinite expression of childlike wonder. Little Heartists combines, creative and independent thinking with artistic playfulness to bring out the inner artist of each and every child. Please donate and help us bring this powerful program to life! Any amount can make a difference!
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ANY AMOUNT HELPS!
$5 a Month: Helps a kid who has never done art before learn to utilize art as an outlet.
$10 a Month: Provides kids with crayons, paints, and art tools, that they could never afford before.
$15 a Month: Provides kids with life-long art skills and emotional self-love coping mechanisms.
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.