The American Art Therapy Association, Inc. states:
" Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of individuals of all ages" (2008).
The premise is that the creative process allows for artistic self-expression which helps individuals solve conflicts, manage behavior, improve self-esteem, develop self-awareness and insight, manage stress, and develop interpersonal skills. The art therapy process integrates theories of human development, the use of visual arts, and the process of creating.
We are looking for artists who specializes in painting (but we are also interested in other modalities as well).
we would like to make a few large paintings with the residents with assistance from you! This painting will then be auctioned off at a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association.
Please contact me for more information!
- Arts Administration
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1-2 hours a week