Join a community of enthusiastic and creatively-courageous people who are lighting the way to change the perception of aging and individuals with special needs!
Our curriculum is based on cutting-edge adaptive art techniques, mindset, energy flow, case studies, and service design.
Use your art skills to create, connect, inspire, and make money….
THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU...
If you’re an Artist...
(amateur or professional), who feels unfulfilled and would
like to combine your art skills with the ability to enhance
someone's life, but you're not sure where to start,
this program is for you!
If you’re an Activity Professional...
who would like to use art therapeutically with residents,
position yourself as a skilled professional with specialized training, add to your credentials and have a competitive edge,
this program is for you!
If you're a Caregiver...
(professional or family member)who would like to use art
to engage and connect with loved ones on a holistic level,
this program is for you!
This training program will show you how to use art as therapy. In just 6 months you can Be Certified in the progressive field of therapeutic art. As a Certified Art Specialist—you’ll increase your credibility. Plus, be on the fast track towards personal growth and fulfillment in a thriving art service.
Art as a modality will help you touch the hearts of clients and enhance their quality of life.
Get ready to learn step-by-step, with the NEW, Art Transforms Lives Certification Program!
You’ll learn how to use art as a therapeutic tool for seniors and individuals with special needs.
You’ll discover how to develop a collection of art projects to pull from and engage clients.
You’ll receive bundles of tips and techniques for getting clients and making money.
You'll create a name for yourself and increase your marketability with ease.
You'll learn how to clearly communicate what you do as a Certified Art Specialist!
Plus, you'll get forms, checklists, templates, scripts, marketing tips for jumpstarting your own service.
If this is speaking to you and you desire to help others reconnect with their inner spirit...
This program is just for you!
WHAT IS ATL
The ART TRANSFORMS LIVES Certification is a national and professional credential in the field of Therapeutic Art for Certified Art Specialists (CAS).
Please be advised, we do not use art as an intervention
for diagnosing or treating individuals. We use art as
a therapeutic tool to encourage freedom of expression.
Patience and understanding are key characteristics
Must have a LOVE for art and enjoy being creative
Knowledge with this unique community is essential
Pass exam & 10 CEUs/2 yrs
Maintain credibility by staying abreast of new trends in art
What does it take to be certified?
Upon completion, you will be required to sign a service agreement and join our monthly membership to be Art Practitioner Certified.
Do & Why
"We are a tribe that is enthusiastic, spiritual, motivated, creative,
We offer meaningful experiences that are creative without the drawbacks of fear or uncertainty. We use art to distract attention from one's disabilities, aches, pains, and worries. We show up to put smiles on faces and make people feel special because they matter.
"When you use art to touch someone's heart, you get amazing results!
— Sherita Sparrow, CTAS —
ATL Certification Instructor
Let me share what led to starting my
Years ago I found myself at a major crossroad. I was perplexed about my dream job as a Graphic Designer, working for a national magazine company. I could be creative, get paid, and avoid the “Starving Artist” stigma. Yet, the job did not measure up. I felt limited with my creativity. The job lacked vibrancy and human connection. Eventually, my eyes were opened to a different way of using art that I evolve into my purpose. I am invited to create art with seniors living in a nursing home. This is the turning point that changed my life.
At the start of the session, I was nervous. By the end of the hour, something was revealed.... There were smiles and a sense of accomplishment showing on each resident’s face. In this moment I realized art transforms lives beyond words and I could make a difference. I felt a pull in my heart telling me this is the direction I should go. So I followed my intuition and made a leap! I wasn’t even sure it was going to work. In fact, I second guessed myself and wonder what am I thinking... Yet, there was no turning back. The art I was creating with residents made a difference and I felt called to help this population.
Over the past 15 years, I studied art and developed methods that worked best with the senior community and individuals with special needs. I adapted these methods to empower and increase clients’ sense of self-worth. I developed "The Formula for Creating Tasteful Art Projects with Seniors that Establish Breakthrough Moments and Amazing Results” as a way to resonate with residents on a holistic level.
The powerful thing about this is that Activity Professionals, caregivers, and other wellness professionals began to inquire about my methods. They wanted to learn how to get the same results with their clients. I also received inquiries from other artists who desired to use art as therapy but did not know where to start….
And this is where YOU come in...
NO PREREQUISITES - JUST PASSION FOR ART & EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH SENIORS OR SPECIAL NEEDS INDIVIDUALS
LEARN VIRTUALLY FROM ANYWHERE IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME
BECOME A CERTIFIED ART SPECIALIST IN JUST 6 MONTHS!
SUPER SUPPORT , ACCOUNTABILITY & RESOURCES
"Sherita, you actually brought me out of my painting slump! I had not picked up a paintbrush in 7 years and was terrified. Thanks for being supportive and inspiring!"
Activity Director in Pennsylvania
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Wondering if Art Transforms Lives Certification is right for you?
Here's Inspiration from an Art Specialist...
It is a privilege to share the art process... To see people open up, relax, and share their experiences is a blessing to me.
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