Educational and Therapeutic Art Workshops

Art Therapy Studio not only provides art therapy programming, but also offers art-based self-care and wellness workshops. These workshops are suitable for larger groups, agencies seeking a one-time experience, or communities that may not need therapy or feel uncomfortable seeking therapy, but could still benefit from the positive effects of art making for wellness.

During these workshops, we educate participants about the use of art for wellness and provide a hands-on experience that they can continue to build on after the workshop ends. The program aims 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?

The cost for all programs is $400 for up to 35 adults or up to 10 children, including supplies (except where noted). You can add an extra 30 minutes to your workshop for an additional $100. If you need to include more than 35 adults who can participate independently or up to 10 children or 10 adults needing extra assistance in a single one-hour program, there will be an additional charge of $275. We can also design a custom workshop for your team upon request, at a cost of $600 for one hour.

Our Education and Therapeutic Art Workshops can be hosted on-site at your location or virtually through Microsoft Teams. For virtual workshops, arrangements must be made in advance to ensure participants receive art supplies in time for the workshop. Additional fees for postage and delivery may apply. For in-person workshops hosted at a location greater than 30 miles from Downtown Cleveland, a travel fee will apply based on mileage.

How do I schedule a workshop?

To schedule a workshop, fill out this form. Due to demand, we require at least 4 weeks lead time when scheduling workshops, and scheduling is dependent on availability. If you need more information, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Gabrielle Cooper, at 

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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