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Curriculum & Blueprint

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Stress Relief

Ask us about the drawchange blueprint where you are guided step by step to run drawchange in your very own community! 

This Blueprint includes all of the resources necessary to embark on the journey of leading a drawchange program at a homeless shelter, orphanage, or community center in YOUR community. The “drawchange Blueprint” includes our entire art-therapy based curriculum, volunteer handbook and training resources, necessary art supplies, management tips, step-by-step video instructions, access to our staff of Art Therapists, and daily contact with founder/CEO, Jennie Lobato. This is an opportunity to step out in confidence and make the lasting difference you’ve been dreaming of. The ‘drawchange Blueprint’ is our way to reach thousands more children per year – because we simply can’t do it alone!

It is drawchange's goal to spread our curriculum to as many children in need as possible! If you’d like to become part of the #drawchangefamily and receive our Blueprint to share with a select group of children, simply send an email to to get started! 

Art Therapy And How It Works

Art therapy facilitates self-expression through creative exploration. Children use art to physically document their experiences and emotions in a secure environment.

Source: Psychology Today

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Non-Verbal Communication
  • Bridges the gap for children struggling to articulate thoughts and emotions verbally.

  • Enables visibility—allowing peers and caregivers to understand without words.

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Growth & Development Insights
  • Artistic activities provide insights into cognitive development in children aged 10 and younger.

  • Offers a window into a child's emotional experiences, cognition, and sensory integration.

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Emotional Regulation
  • Art-making becomes a tool for improving mood and calming both body and mind.

  • Particularly effective for children dealing with traumatic experiences.

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Storytelling Through Art
  • Serves as an outlet for expressing complex thoughts and feelings.

  • Creative activities provide a safe release for children to share their experiences.

Dancing Painting

Core Competencies: Creation, Collaboration

Psychological Impact: Showing children they can create amazing, beautiful things while trusting each other’s process. Learning to have fun and dance not only with your feet but anything else you have on hand!

Learning With Jokes

Core Competencies: Self-Esteem, Stress Relief


Psychological Impact: Everyone can learn to laugh and play during adversity. The children learn to create their own jokes in a book they can keep with them whenever they are feeling down!

My Art Can Help You

Core Competencies: Collaboration, Stress Relief


Psychological Impact: Focus is on stress relief. Having the child identify something that causes them stress and communicate it to their partner. Their partner practices compassionate problem solving by drawing a picture to alleviate their partner’s stress.

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Giving Away My Favorite Things

Core Competencies: Imagination, Empowerment


Psychological Impact: Focus is on dreaming big. Gifting something away is a great way to empower children. They learn they do not have to purchase gifts and can always create a gift for their loved ones.

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