The Art of Leadership” is a community based art project that uses expressive art as a tool to promote emotional wellness to 30 sixth and seventh grade students attending Woodson’s K-8 Leadership Academy. On Saturday, April 21st Four (4) students were selected to attend the 15th Anniversary Community Campus Partnerships Conference. During the conference, students were given the opportunity to provide a demonstration of their experience and newly discovered expertise using the mediums of mandala-art and fractal geometry. During the Fall and Spring semesters, weekly workshops teaching these techniques have been implemented to compliment the school’s existing curriculum focused on Leadership skills.
These art forms are used as a means to introduce children to coping mechanism for mental health. The activities are designed to support young people by exposing them to this art form that brings focus to establishing and recognizing patterns in their day to day lives among community, school, friends and family members. By creatively recognizing life patterns, students gain the opportunity to build, strengthen and implement stronger decision making skills which is at the core of creating “Great Leaders”. The student involvement was highly welcomed by the conference attendees and their involvement portrayed how art could be used to promote social wellness in the classroom as well as everyday life. For more information please email email@example.com.