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Review for Art Therapy Studio, Cleveland, OH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Art Therapy Studio reaches out to the community to provide not only art classes (Discover the Artist) but a system of social support. People (from my experience with the DTA group that I facilitate) who are for the most part socially isolated, can come together and share their stories, support one another and find a common bond through the art. They have a sence of belonging to something. The Art Therapy Studio provides people with a safe place where they aren't afraid to be themselves, where they can try new things and feel successful in their efforts. It is a wonderful thing to see the pride displayed on the face of someone as they smile ear to ear with their latest accomplishment. It is so rewarding to guide people through their uncertainity when they begin a project and give them the support, encouragement and guidance to see things out to the end. The Art Therapy Studio helps so many people through this process, regardless of their ability to pay! The Art Therapy Studio, for as many years as I have been with them, has always provided financial support / scholorship assistance to the many people enrolled in their classes that would otherwise have not have the resources to attend.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

While facilitating this group... It is a wonderful thing to see the pride displayed on the face of someone as they smile ear to ear with their latest accomplishment. It is so rewarding to guide people through their uncertainity when they begin a project and give them the support, encouragement and guidance to see things out to the end.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The Art Therapy Studio helps so many poeple, regardless of their ability to pay! They reach out to the community, especially the elderly and those who have sustained medical or traumatic injury. It would be wouderful if more people / organizations could be aware of how the Art Therapy Studio gives to those individuals within their communities and support the Art Therapy Studio so that they can continue to provide such wonderful programming to people (despite their ability to pay).

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Art Therapist, facilitate 1 Discover the Artist class.