Integrating Body, Mind, & Spirit with Critical Skills & Creativity
We're on an Art and Fitness Mission in
League City, and all of Houston and
Physical fitness, emotional intelligence, and good decision-making abilities are CRITICAL for a well-balanced, successful life for all ages. Our passion is helping students, young and old, find peace, grow their love for art and self-expression, find healthful joy in movement and meditation, and become emotionally and physically strong. Our programs also help our students and clients discover what makes them beautifully unique.
The Academy's founders have long been involved in community work with adults and with children, teens, and adults of all ages. As well as developing creative expression, many of our courses include cognitive components, self-improvement components, decision-making components, anxiety-coping components, and social skills training components.
Physical Fitness is Critical at virtually every stage of life.
Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic
and creative intellectual activity. - John F. Kennedy
It is vital that parents and teachers understand the impact of physical movement on development and that they embrace the many benefits of physical activity for youth of all ages and encourage exercise. Experts attribute a rise in mental health problems among youth to a decline in the opportunities for physical movement for the average child or teen. Our society is just beginning to learn about the importance of physical activity in early childhood development as it relates to social, physical, cognitive, and emotional skills. When the body lacks strength and control and agility, the mind also lacks strength, control, and agility. Youth who don't move, lose! That is why physical activity is a critical core component in our program. We help ensure youth develop long-lasting fitness habits that keep them healthy and happy for years to come.
Physical activity prevents chronic disease in youth and adults.
According to the CDC (cdc.gov): "Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health, fitness, and quality of life. It also helps reduce your risk of chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, many types of cancer, depression and anxiety and dementia." This is why we offer workshops and other types of programs, such as yoga, in both our youth and adult courses.
Creativity is Critical at virtually every stage of life.
Our feelings are not there to be cast out or conquered. They're there to be engaged and expressed with
imagination and intelligence. -T.K. Coleman
Art creates flexibility, encouraging the artist to break through rigid structures and barriers in the mind and emotions. Since the main indicator of mental health is flexibility, art is powerful. No matter your level of experience or skill, you can develop your unique authentic power through the arts to access creativity, promote self awareness, build confidence, interpersonal skills, and communication. Among the other tenets of creativity, art teaches problem solving, perseverance, flexibility, handling failure, persistence, tolerance, and empathy. The creative process relieves burdensome stress, boosts self-esteem, and provides a sense of accomplishment as children and adults as they integrate and express their experiences, emotional states, and imagination.
Creative expression can improve grades while increasing ability and motivation to learn. Art is complex and multifaceted with metaphors, symbols, and meanings. Art teaches us to observe the world more closely, requiring us to slow down and look closely to explore on a deeper level. This process of study, observation, and analyzing is the basis of critical thinking.
Skills for Life are Critical at virtually every stage of life.
In a high-IQ job pool, soft skills like discipline, drive, and empathy mark those who emerge as outstanding. -Daniel Goleman
Making good choices can be a pretty rocky climb for all of us. Research shows that life skills training can favorably impact the life of people who engage in it. Depression, apathy, low achievement, and/or drug and alcohol use in teens and adults can be caused by feelings of not having control or power over their lives, and/or as a result of poor decision-making or coping skills. Hard life skills budgeting, nutrition, fitness, & self-care along with soft skills like assertiveness, communication, confidence, decision making are included in many of our art and fitness classes. Students use expressive arts skills like games, drama, visual art, music, craft, and design skills to demonstrate learning.
Tour Our Facilities
Art, Movement, & Life Skills Academy is the teaching armof the Health and Creative Arts Center, offering classes and workshops for ages 5 to adult. Located in League City, Texas we are housed in a beautiful 2600 square foot building that once upon a time (1910 to be exact) started out as a small farmhouse. The owners renovated, modernized and enlarged the small building to create an ambiance of simple beauty with a warm and inviting energy! The building sits on more than 1/2 acre of land, providing ample room for outdoor activities like hula-hoop, basketball, volleyball, gardening and more at the Academy. We are proud to serve the Greater Houston and Galveston County areas.
Want to meet us or tour our facility? Give us a call, we'll be happy to show you around (by appointment only). We can be reached at 832-849-8934.
Special and Upcoming Events
Fall Sessions 2021
Registration for Fall 2021 is now open. Our first Fall 2021 classes for Youth begins September 3, 2021. Spaces are limited to 16 students per class.