Life Pieces to Masterpieces
Life Pieces to Masterpieces uses artistic expression to develop character and leadership, unlock potential, and prepare African American boys and young men to transform their lives and communities.
Life Pieces to Masterpieces (LPTM) uses artistic expression and its unique human development system to develop character and leadership in students, ages 3-25, unlocking their immense potential and preparing them to transform their lives and communities. Through comprehensive and age-appropriate teaching, mentoring, and guidance, LPTM’s “apprentices” are provided with opportunities to discover and activate their innate creative abilities and change their life challenges into possibilities.
By creating an intentional environment of love, security, and artistic expression, LPTM is uniquely successful in bringing these young men’s highest good and most authentic selves to the forefront.
Since 1996, LPTM Apprentices have created over 1,500 Masterpieces in LPTM’s signature artistic style of acrylic paints on sewn layers of canvas – and each Masterpiece is accompanied by a story in poetry or prose from its Apprentices’ lives.
About Our Grants
In 2022, the Woodcock Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to support LPTM’s efforts to use artistic expression to develop character and leadership, unlock potential, and prepare African American boys and young men to transform their lives and communities. In 2022, the Foundation also awarded a $2,500 general operating grant in response to inflation.