Elements of heArt
Our signature program, Elements of heART, provides an introduction to an "artist's basic tool kit" playfully facilitated with a dual focus on developing hard skills and exploration of the ARTIST Character Code. This program empowers growth mindset thinking, fosters curiosity, and builds community through creative exploration of foundational art skills integrated with mindful choice-making. Our model supports social-emotional learning that builds creative problem solving through an emphasis on visual literacy and expressive fluency. Young heARTISTS emerge with a deeper understanding of design thinking as a mode for meaningful innovation and connection. This development becomes synonymous with the values of a courageous and compassionate leader. Our content is visual, our context is character and together our framework is making a vital impact for thousands of K-5 kids in the Bay Area and beyond.
Give your little(s) the gift of hours of edutainment with our Elements of heART kid's workbook Little Hands Edition. This engaging activity book contains eight learning adventures that introduce emerging artists to simple interactive prompts that build drawing skills, literacy, and creative problem solving.
With over 200 pages, this book will guide your youngster to new horizons of creativity and character. It was originally designed for K-5 students, but we've since discovered that even high school kids and adults have enjoyed this fun journey!
Our updated 2nd edition with even more fun activities is available Dec. 2022.
"I thought this was just a coloring book, but it wants you to cut things up and tear things out! How did you come up with this stuff Ms. Vita?!"
1st grade student
Parent/ Teacher guide
Take their social-emotional development (and yours) to the next level with our Big Hands companion edition. Designed for K-5 parents and teachers, this guide walks you through how to bring all 8 Learning Adventures to life in a way that's "fun and easy to follow."
No more wading through Pinterest looking for project ideas; this resource rich curriculum is filled with over 80 creative projects, a booklist for kids and adults, a game bank, and a growth mindset guide.
Whether you choose to leverage this as a comprehensive classroom curriculum or an at-home edutainment guide, this book will bring you closer to your little ones and to your own inner child.
Do it yourself or have some training and support to bring this to life with joy and ease.
Looking to build community and provide content rich engagement for your littles, but lacking the time or bandwidth to facilitate it? Hire our heARTful team to teach it for you!
With over ten years of experience serving a wide variety of ages, cultural milieus, and developmental needs, we have the experience and the passion to bring our Elements of heART program to life for your learning community. We will work with you to understand your specific goals and needs to deliver an experience that's truly exceptional.
Share our values, but not sure this program is the one? Reach out. We love designing custom experiences ranging from single workshops to year-long programs.
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""I found the heARTful Kids programming to be extremely inspiring. Vita and her team covered essential concepts in the field of arts that helped pave the way for our students to blossom with their own creative expressions. "
Director of ASEP SF
Fiona G. | Mom
"It is thanks to Vita that my daughter was able to achieve her goal of admission to a competitive arts middle school. Vita is a gem!"
Brit H. | Teacher
"Vita has consistently presented professionalism, innovation and creative vision in her role as an educator. Every lesson that Vita teaches has clear intentions and learning goals for her students. Vita's ability to facilitate positive classroom management practices has been impressive to our team as she is able to meet the specific needs and learning styles of her students."
Tany B. | Director of ASEP
"I found this programming to be extremely inspiring. It covered essential concepts in the field of art that helped pave the way for our students to blossom.... The program allowed for flexibility and adaptation as it was expanded to different age groups, schools and times of the day. "
Scenes of Joy
from our Creativity + Character programming.
heArtful kids has served thousands of kids in meaningful ways.
Is your community next?
Universal art tools for making our ideas visual.
Our bridge class from FORMing Trust Unit to COLORful Imagination.
from Linear Attention unit
from FORMing Trustworthiness Unit
Original creation from FORMing Trustworthiness unit
Blending Form and Color
Intro to COLORful Imagination unit
from SHAPE of Responsibility unit
from VALUE of Solution Seeking Unit
Leaving our judgements behind...
“Look around! Everything is ART!”
Simon, Age 5
“When I grow up, I want to teach art because there is always something new to learn."
Hailin, Age 5