Art Studio World > Empowerment Programs
Empowering Minds, Inspiring Lives, is the
Mission & Vision for the ART STUDIO WORLD Inc.©™ and it’s Creative-Holistic Art Integration
(C.H.A.I.©™) LEARNING Programs that serve youth in schools & communities with creative thinking tools that support personal & professional development. ASWi Empowers by providing workshops and programs in safe locations where youth are inspired and guided by artists, teachers, professionals and mentors who support the students personal life skills needs and goals with educational and professional career development. Through C.H.A.I. LEARNING Programs the instructors are educated in a variety of complimentary disciplines that make up the CREATIVE-HOLISTIC ART INTEGRATION approach to learning. These include but are ever expanding through ongoing research; Multiple Intelligences, Emotional Intelligences, Expressive Arts, Art Therapy approaches, Student Led Learning and Foundational Wellness for balancing personal lifestyle with a students goals for education and career path.
ASWi offers family groups and home-schooling workshops, programs, retreats, small event edutainment, trainings, CEU courses, and private coaching and classes for anyone seeking to improve their well being both personally and professionally.
All fee-based programs and all donations go direct to the charity, are tax deductible, allowing ASWi to provide much needed creative thinking programs to our youth.
The ASWi CHAI LEARNING programs originally started in NYS in the 1980's providing summer camp programs and arts in homeless shelters, churches and schools in impoverished communities for at-risk students. Through the inspiration of our Founder, Rachel Hughes, the programs expanded to Philadelphia PA, Brooklyn NY, Washington DC, Baltimore MD, Los Angles CA, San Fransisco CA, Austin TX , Asheville NC, and Miami FL. Starting in 2007, in a partnership with Miami-Dade Public Schools, ASWi expanded into 10 schools serving the Florida Community with robust after-school arts programs. Due to the CV lockdown and the closing of schools programs switched to online career coaching support for students as they continued to build professional websites and content that sets each student apart as an individual who can present their unique abilities on the career path of their choice.
ART STUDIO MIAMI @ ITECH
Art Studio World : MIAMI began sponsoring Art Programs in 2007 at Edison Middle School, now known as iTECH High School. The schools had lost funding for the Art Teacher salary and requested that ASWi MIAMI, an after-school program, help out during the day hours and run the art room. The team at ASWi raised the funds and was able to support to keep the arts in the school. Since that time ASWi has been in contract agreements with the MDPS to support the students with creative thinking tools that empower them to be critical thinkers and find their unique styles.
The importance of the Arts in Education has been studied and shown that providing students with a creative outlet brings excitement and inspiration to counter balance the rigorous academic schedules.
ASWi works with the students, their teachers and parents, to compliment their academic goals with unique content for their websites that sets them apart from others applying for college and career jobs.