Art Feeds Method

The art feeds method ​is a combination of curriculum, environment, and delivery that feeds creative development and facilitates emotional expression in children.

Therapeutic art is the first component of the Art Feeds curriculum, addressing wellness through artistic expression. ​We address the need of mental and emotional wellness in students through expression in all forms of art. Our curriculum provides a platform for verbal and non-verbal expression in a safe and caring environment.
Creative education is the second component of the Art Feeds curriculum, encouraging kids to think outside the box. ​Creativity is a coveted skill in our growing world. We prioritize creativity as a valuable skill in education. We encourage expression, creativity and art as staples in children’s everyday lives- to feed children’s creativity for an inspired future.

Art Feeds staples drive our programs to prioritize creativity and expression in education.

Exploratory Route

​Because our goal is for every child to have a creative experience while in Art Feeds class, we created the Exploratory Route. Each lesson has an alternate activity designed to reach the same goals using a different mediums to engage students more responsive to alternate activities.

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Community

Community members serve as Art Feeds educators and are trained by mental health professionals. The ratio of educators to students is 1 to 4 in our classrooms.

All Art Feeds Educators are community members trained in the Art Feeds Method and by a mental health professional. In our classroom we strive to maintain a ratio of 1 educator to every 4 students. Art Feeds educators facilitate emotional expression and invest deeply in each child.

Schools that include Art Feeds curriculum have a 100% return rate.

100%- We have a 100% return rate in all schools that have implemented Art Feeds programs.

96% of teachers at Art Feeds schools are in agreement that our programs decrease fear, stress and anxiety in the children they interact with.

96%- Teachers at schools that have implemented Art Feeds programs agree that Art Feeds curriculum is valuable in decreasing fear, stress and anxiety in their students.

Children who have participated in Art Feeds programs love AF more than recess and lunch, 86% of the time.

86% of students impacted claim to love Art Feeds more than recess and lunch.

  • Our future as an innovative country depends on ensuring that everyone has access to the arts and cultural opportunity."

    Michelle Obama

    First Lady

    United States of America

  • Creativity is as important now in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status.”

    Sir Ken Robinson

  • The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create."

    President Barack Obama

    United States of America

  • The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.”

    William Bennett

    Former US Secretary of Education

  • We need people who think with the creative side of their brains—people who have played in a band, who have painted…it enhances symbiotic thinking capabilities, not always thinking in the same paradigm & how to get a job done better.”

    Annette Byrd

    GlaxoSmithKline

  • Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.”

    Joseph M. Calahan

    Director of Cooperate Communications

    Xerox Corporation

Art Feeds programs are all-inclusive and are able to reach every student participant. Children take part in 30-60 minute lessons from Art Feeds educators each week within their own schools.
Every child on a consistent basis

In schools Art Feeds reaches EVERY participating student. Our programs are all-inclusive regardless of diverse needs and backgrounds. Each week, Art Feeds students participate in a 30-60 min lesson from their Art Feeds educator teams. Students rotate through a common location within their school one class at a time until all students have exercised their creative muscles with Art Feeds staff for the week.