Who We Are
At the Rainforest Art Project, we are a team of professional artists and educators who have come together with the strong belief that every child deserves a quality art education.
We provide unique hands-on experiences that ignite the creative potential in students. In many cases, the most innovative and talented students possess a brilliance and intellect that goes undiscovered within the narrowly focused confines of the current curriculum.
The Rainforest Art Project improves overall student performance and behavior by breaking down learning barriers and developing a new level of self-confidence.
Although we work with many schools who have established art departments, our primary mission is to provide classroom teachers with all the resources which they require to feel absolutely confident in bringing art and creative enrichment to their students.
Asking teachers to spend their rare “free time” preparing art lessons and shopping for supplies is not a suitable solution. Hundreds of teachers are providing entertaining and educational art exercises for their students with ease and confidence with the help of our colorful workbooks, top-notch instructional art videos, academically aligned topics, pre-packaged supplies and rapid professional support.
In a nutshell, we have torn down every barrier which prevents teachers from providing their students with the quality art education that they deserve.
Our goal is to build a strong art culture through partnerships between students, educators, art professionals, and organizations.
We partner with schools to establish a minimum threshold of one hour of art per week for every student.
Critical thinking and creative problem solving will be essential skills for the twenty-first century workplace. As we present students with a more expanded view of the learning spectrum, we increase the likelihood that they will discover their element — something they can be passionate about, and which awakens their own unique sense of wonder and purpose.
Our objective is to inspire a culture of innovative and accomplished youth by helping to build skills that empower them to enrich their lives.
Through lasting improvement of their schools, homes, and communities with artworks, students develop a sense of pride and empowerment that lasts long after the program is completed.