The Power of Art
with Youth Leadership
Online Course Curriculum
The author of the Power of Art Curriculum with Youth Leadership is Lynne Barletta, Founder of Visionary School of Arts (VSOA). Students of VSOA have won over 600 local national and international awards for leadership and fine art since 2010. Lynne has been writing curriculum for after-school programs for 30 years, and she has successfully piloted the Power of Art for children at Martin County High School, Martin County Boys and Girls Clubs, Banner Lake, Hobe Sound, All About Achieving educational program, and home school programs.
The Power of Art for Youth Leadership for grades 2-5 / Middle School and High School is offered in nine-week courses that can be taught by a layperson while showing the video. Instructors do not have to be artists. Each Power of Art Class is taught through a video with a step-by-step demonstration that is easy and fun to follow. Instructors provide support, help, encouragement, and supplies.
All videos are designed for a one-hour class, or slightly less for grades 2-5, and 1.5 hours for Middle School/ High School. Students are taught to draw with the right side of the brain with continued exploration of various mediums, with animals, scenery, abstracts, faces, cartooning, and more.
The Power of Art is a pioneering curriculum utilizing positive images combined with life skills for youth through drawing and focused attention. Fine art drawing with value, shading, composition, design, and perspective are taught during the course with creative team building and leadership principles. Intentional training for future vision that includes pursuing higher education or Trade School is woven into objectives and outcomes. Protection from predators is included in an age-appropriate manner. Overcoming obstacles, diversity, positivity, vision, and many aspects of youth leadership are covered.
• Increased creativity
• Stress relief
• Growing attention span week by week
• Fine art drawing and painting with professional techniques and approaches
• Fine motor skill development
• Character development
• Overcome perfectionism and being hard on oneself
• Build inner tools for facing challenges
• Age-appropriate equipping to resist predators, traffickers and grooming
• Increased self-esteem with positivity
• Learn to speak affirmations for positive thinking
• Leadership skill development with entrepreneurship
Every child is an artist at age 5.
Something happens between ages 5 and 15!
They quit because someone told them that they can’t draw, or they convinced themselves they could not draw or paint effectively. The Power of Art with Youth Leadership will wake up creativity, the love of art, and the right side of the brain. Overall cognitive development rapidly increases, while leadership principles are illustrated by students through fine art.
The Power of Art is sold through Visionary School of Arts, a non-profit 501c3 organization.
Drawing and Painting (Preview video)
Magnetic Man and Faithful Penguins (Preview video)
The Power of Art with Youth Leadership, by Lynne Barletta video courses includes:
Drawing on the right side of the brain
Power points and live demos
Drawings that fit with story lines that kids love!
Stories to underscore character, leadership, overcoming obstacles with mission and vision planning for their future.
At risk children to advanced gifted children
Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County
Banner Lake BLAST program Hobe Sound
Pilot course given at Martin County High School
Martin Girls Academy
Martin County Public Schools