Virtues of Excellence

Creativity Program for 6th–12th Grade

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A partnership between the Rainforest Art Project and the Burnham Foundation.


In his 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. 


Advanced art techniques taught alongside valuable life principles.

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 for students in grades 6th through 12th, and introduces the fundamental elements of art concepts 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.​

Program Summary
Unit Summary
Everyone Contributes

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

What's Included

Vibrant Workbooks

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

Pre-Packaged Supplies

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

Instructional Videos

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

Life Principles

Each unit focuses on a different virtue that will help your students live their lives better, both now and in the future.

Let's Get Started!
We have options that can cater to any educational environment. 

Get the all-inclusive, educational art program shipped to your door. 


Contact us to get a free trial set, and ask about our special pricing for schools.

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