Educational and Therapeutic Art Workshops

In addition to art therapy programming, Art Therapy Studio also offers art-based self-care and wellness workshops. These workshops are appropriate for larger groups, agencies wanting a one-time experience or to engage communities not in need of therapy or uncomfortable with seeking therapy, but that could still benefit from the positive effects of art making for wellness.

In this programming, we educate participants about the use of art for wellness and allow them to have a hands-on experience that they can build from to continuing art making after the workshop ends. The goals of the program are to promote relaxation, provide skills for self-care, increase confidence, and provide resources and information about art therapy and opportunities for further healing.

How much does it cost?

All programs are one-hour and cost $275 (supplies included, except where noted) for up to 20 adults or 10 children. You can add an extra 30-minutes to your workshop for an additional $90. If you need to include more than 20 or 10 children in a single one-hour program there will be an additional charge of $275. A custom workshop can also be designed for your team upon request.  The cost for a 1-hour custom workshop is $400.    

Our Education and Therapeutic Art Workshops can be hosted in person on-site at your location, at our location in the Fairhill Partners Building in Cleveland (our art studio can accommodate up to 6 people per session.  For larger groups, conference rooms are available to rent for an additional fee), or Virtually through Microsoft Teams. If you choose to host your workshop virtually arrangements will need to be made in advance to ensure participants receive art supplies in time for the workshop. Additional fees for postage and delivery may apply. For any in person workshops hosted at a location greater than 30 miles from Downtown Cleveland, a travel fee will apply.    

How do I schedule a workshop?

To begin the process of scheduling your workshop complete this form. Due to demand we require at least 4 weeks lead time when scheduling workshops. 

Please contact our Clinical Director Cheryl Pete at for more information. 

Available Workshops

Introduction to Weaving 

Participants will create a small (approximately 3 inch square) weaving that can be turned into a wall hanging, necklace or keychain while enjoying the benefits of working with tactile materials like yarn and fabric. Best for individuals with moderate patience and strong fine motor skills. 

Introduction to Visual Journaling 

This extended workshop will help participants get started creating a visual journal. A variety of drawing and collage materials will be provided as well as introduction to visual journaling techniques, approaches and prompts. Appropriate for all skill levels, but will be most appreciated by those seeking to establish a personal art making practice. Participants will be asked either to provide their own blank journal or journals can be provided for an additional $10 per journal.

Mandalas for self-care 

Participants will create artwork in a circular form using drawing or painting materials with a focus on mindfulness and personal wellness. Suitable for all skill levels and abilities. 

Guided Imagery and response art 

Our facilitator will lead the group through a relaxation and guided imagery exercise and provide direction for completing a piece of artwork in response. The majority of the workshop will be conducted in silence or with relaxing music playing. Best for groups comfortable with silence and looking for a reflective experience.

Positive Affirmation Cards 

This session focuses on the power of positive self-talk through the creation of small cards with short positive messages. Cards can be carried, hung in visible places or shared with others. Participants may choose personally significant words or phrases or choose from a list of suggestions. Basic lettering tips will also be provided. Most effective for participants who can read and write, but can be adapted for those that are unable to do so.

Strength Stones/Rock painting/Abandoned art 

Decorate rocks to keep, give away or leave for others to find! Small stones will be covered with positive words, participant strengths or uplifting drawings. Stones can be painted or drawn on with permanent markers. Suitable for all ages and skill levels.

To begin the process of scheduling your workshop complete this form.


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