Curriculum & Blueprint
All work is done with the children and within our culture is based on seven core competencies:
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!
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 communicating it to their partner. Their partner practices compassionate problem solving by drawing a picture to alleviate their partner’s stress.
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.