How to Lead Healing Art Activities with Kids

Learning is a direct line to empowerment for both kids and adults. Here, you’ll find resources designed to empower you and help you confidently lead Art with Heart programs with kids.

Leading AwH activities with kids is simple and effective! Our basic video show you the all the ins and outs like tips for helping kids use creative expression, talk about their art, and help them see art as a meaningful outlet for emotions.

"I had the most enlightening conversations about trust - how it's built or broken, who client's trust or don't trust and why. I'll continue to use this activity when I meet with youth."

- Sound Therapist, about using the Safety Net activity in Ink About It

Creative Expression
in One Minute

Got a minute? That’s all you need to reflect, regroup, and recharge. This video walks you through a one-minute reflection technique. Try it!

Grief Resources

Art activities and expert video that use creative expression to help kids process their feelings during the grief journey. Generously funded by Safe Crossings Foundation.

Caregiver Guides

Guides to help Caregivers talk with kids about grief and create a supportive environment of healing. Includes activities to explore grief through creative outlets that encourage sharing and expression. Generously funded by Safe Crossings Foundation.

Art Extension Activities​

Activities from our curricula that each compliment a page from one of our therapeutic activity books. Along with art-making, each video walks through supportive emotional goals, how to lead the activity, and prompt discussion questions to use in practice.​

Art Techniques​

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

Learn from the Experts​

Click here to listen to our partners and advisors thoughts on how Art with Heart resources are a compliment to classroom SEL programs, before/after school programming, and trauma-informed schools.

Upcoming Trainings

In-person trainings w/CEUs

This 4-hour training will focus on Art with Heart’s curriculum and 4 core therapeutic activity books developed for kids K-12. We’ll highlight the benefits of creative expression as a tool for building social emotional learning (SEL) skills. You’ll learn how to use creative expression to help kids name and manage their emotions, develop strategies for coping, and build resilience. Combining theory and anecdotal experience, you’ll learn how to engage kids in creative expression and how to respond to their art in ways that build trust and connection.
 
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This 4-hour training will be focused on Art with Heart’s (AwH) curriculum and therapeutic activity book developed for tweens and teens called Ink About It (IAI). Ink About It uses creative expression to help youth cope with difficult circumstances and build resilience for life. Featuring a combination of writing and art prompts, IAI supports youth in developing an understanding of themselves and their emotions. During this training, you will explore the IAI curriculum through a few art activities, discussion, and implementation that will have you set up to use our resources with kids right away.
 
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Free webinars

Learn how to help engage tweens and teens in creative expression and how to respond to their art in a way that builds connections with them and their emotions. Learn from field based experiences and build confidence so you can lead youth through creative expression activities right away.
 
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Learn how creative expression helps kids name and process their emotions, develop strategies for coping, and build empathy. Learn how to respond to kids’ art in ways that build connection with them and their emotions. We’ll get your started with activities that engage the head and the heart.
 
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Learn the benefits of creative expression for building SEL skills. You’ll learn how to use creative expression to help kids name and manage emotions, develop strategies for coping, and build resilience. Combining theory and anecdotal experience, you’ll learn how to use creative expression to engage kids and build trust and connection.
 
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Get an in-depth look at Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their impact on the kids you work with. Look at the brain science around toxic stress and creative expression’s ability to interrupt long term impacts of ACEs by building resilience.
 
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Learn how to help engage tweens and teens in creative expression and how to respond to their art in a way that builds connections with them and their emotions. Learn from field based experiences and build confidence so you can lead youth through creative expression activities right away.
 
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We want to make sure you have everything you need to use creative expression with the kids you're serving with confidence.

Our consults are for anyone who wants to check in, ask questions, and receive support.

Customized Trainings

We provide in-person and online trainings to help adults learn to use creative expression with kids to build social emotional learning skills, and develop a new coping mechanism when faced with adversity. Organization or team wide trainings are the best. Reach out if you want a custom training for your school, community based organization, or institution.

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