How to Teach Social Emotional Lessons Through Art, K-6th Grades

How to Use Art to Teach Social Emotional Lessons – SEL/ART Program K-6th Grades 

“Art is a manifestation of emotion, and emotion speaks a language that all may understand.” – W. Somerset Maugham

Artist Sami Perry and School Counselor Savannah Maxwell developed an online SEL/ART Program designed for classroom learning.

Mrs. Maxwell and Mrs. Perry combined OSPI Art Standards with Washington State SEL Standards creating a dynamic online program that helps Teachers and Counselors in the classroom.

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Lessons are designed to be culturally inclusive, trauma invested, and geared to meeting each child where they are at.

A two-part Program

Part A – Mrs. Maxwell’s Counselors Corner

Mrs. Maxwell teaches the SEL Standards plus ASCA Mindset and Behaviors for Students Sucess

Part B – Mrs. Perry’s Art Studio

Mrs. Perry follows up with an art lesson that follows the teaching of Mrs. Maxwell.

Lesson Include:

  • Identifying Emotions
  • Stress, Anxiety, and the Brain
  • Diversity and Acceptance
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self-Care


  • No Prep Needed
  • No Art Materials Needed – every lesson is designed for pencil and paper only
  • Lessons are broken into Grade Bands – K-1st Grade, 2nd-3rd Grade and 4th-6th Grades
  • Saves Counselors and Teachers Time
  • Designed by Teachers for Teachers
  • 5 Additional Emotional Character Drawing Lessons included

Sami Perry and Savannah Maxwell’s program has been recognized by local media.

Watch our interview on KXLY: East Valley art teacher, counselor create COVID Recovery Art Program for students – KXLY

Individual Teacher/Counselor annual memberships are now available. Visit to try before you buy

Use Coupon Code: SEL/ART-2023 to save $100 off an annual membership. Offer expires February 10, 2023


Sami Perry and Savannah Maxwell