Creating is Healing Art is therapy for everyone, A History

Medical Definition of art therapy

Art therapy is based on engagement in artistic activities (as painting or drawing) as a means of creative expression and symbolic communication especially in individuals affected with a mental or emotional disorder or cognitive impairment

Benefits of art therapy

  • Improved Cognition
  • Stress Management
  • Self Reflection
  • Anxiety Relief
  • Communicating Difficult Emotions or States of Mind
"Self Portrait with Bandage" 1888 Van Gogh

"I dream of painting and then I paint my dream." - Van Gogh

"Irises" Vincent Van Gogh. 1889
"The Bus" 1929

"I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration." -Frida Kahlo

"The Two Fridas"

“We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”- Bob Ross

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