Virtues of Excellence
In his recent book, Community Before Self, philanthropist Malin Burnham details what he calls “Seven Virtues of Excellence.” These virtues are the result of lessons learned throughout his amazing life, and provide a roadmap for living a life of purpose and meaning. We believe these virtues have the potential to impact our individual quality of life, and serve to improve our schools, neighborhoods, and communities.
The Rainforest Art Project has partnered with the Burnham Foundation to connect these invaluable life lessons with top-notch art instruction in a way that brings added clarity to both subjects. This challenging program is designed to be a 24 week art curriculum for grades 6 through 12 that 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.
Detailed lesson plans are supported by easy-to-follow video instruction, making it easy for any teacher to confidently guide their students through art processes. In addition, supporting classroom visuals and all necessary supplies are organized and packaged for each student. The cost of the curriculum depends on the number of the students.