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More Than an Art Program for 6th-12th Grade


Fundamentals of art taught alongside valuable life principles.

Rainforest Art Project has partnered with the Burnham Foundation to connect invaluable life lessons with top-notch art instruction in a way that brings added clarity to both subjects.


This challenging program is designed for students in grades 6th through 12th, and introduces the fundamental elements of art and principles of design. It is presented in a way which applies clear, visible qualities to concepts which may ordinarily appear abstract and vague to many young adults. 

What You Get

Vibrant Workbooks

Easy-to-follow student and teacher workbooks, filled with compelling projects, art assignments, & inspiration.

Engaging Videos

Professional presenters make art techniques and topics easy to understand through guided online art lessons.

All Supplies

No more prep work! Individually-packaged art supplies and all materials are included so you have everything you need.

Character Building

Each unit focuses on a different life principle that will help students be more successful, both now and in the future.

Program Summary



Everyone Contributes

The value of teamwork is highlighted through the story of creating the Statue of Liberty—an outstanding example of collaboration between people on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Students will explore line as an element of art, with inspiration and thoroughly-explained examples from famous artworks of different periods and genres. 


What’s Included

Simple Format

Each full book consists of 7 Units divided into 28 Lessons—enough art for the whole school year!

Video Subscription

Top-notch video lessons make teaching art easier than ever. 

Professional Development

All our programs are created in collaboration with professional artists, educators, and parents. 

Technical Support

We respond quickly and personally, and are always eager to help. 

Online Resources

Easily navigate through the different lessons and view brilliant historical artworks at a size everyone can see. 

Free Shipping

On orders within the continental United States.

Get in touch with us to learn more or start a purchase order.

Fill out our request form and a member of our team will contact you to provide more details, answer your questions, and develop a custom plan for your school.

Why people love Principles of Excellence

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There is a level of engagement that you don’t typically see in classrooms, and by that I mean students are not only learning, but they are also enjoying what they are doing.

— Matt, high school principal

I have been teaching art in a classroom setting for 12 years and have tried many programs. This was by far the most simple, easy, and valuable.

— Ashley, art teacher

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