Art Therapy Studio News
November 2017

In this issue:
Client Spotlight - Holiday Appeal - Cleveland Monsters Fundraiser
New Art Available for Loan - Winter Class Schedule - Art Therapy Thursdays 

Pictured: Untitled, by Lamont
Pictured: Cat's Cradle, by Lamont
Lamont has participated in our Discover the Artist Within You (DTA) program at our Fairhill studio for three years. Retired from a career in architectural drafting, Lamont came to the Art Therapy Studio with experience in design. However, he had never used his talents to create pieces of visual art or to express himself through art. 

Since discovering his talents and learning more about using various techniques, Lamont has embraced expressing himself through art and has used his pieces to help others better understand his view of the world. 

Read more about Lamont's inspiration, artistic success, and more on our website. 
Pictured: Chrylser Building, by Lamont, featured in holiday fund drive mailing. 
Each year at the start of the holiday season we reach out to our friends and supporters seeking donations for our holiday fund drive. In honor of our 50th anniversary year we hope to reach our fundraising goal of $50,000. Thanks to generous donors we have already reached $38,000, only $12,000 short of our goal! 

Your gift makes a difference in the lives of our clients and our Discover the Artist Within You program (DTA) would not be possible without the generosity of donors. In order to keep the cost low for participants and also offer scholarships, we depend on donations to fund more than 50% of the program. 

Read more facts about DTA and how your gift makes an impact on our website
Join us for a day out at the Cleveland Monsters game! As a fundraiser for the studio we are selling tickets to the game against Chicago on Saturday, December 9 at 1:00pm.

Tickets are $20 each and the studio will receive 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales. All seats are in the lower bowl of The Q. 

Purchase tickets online or call us at 216-791-9303. 
Streeter Collection: New Donated Piece Now Available for Loan
Pictured: Original photo by Sister Kathleen Burke.
Our George Streeter Circulating Collection recently received a new donated piece from Sister Kathleen Burke of Ursuline College. Sister Kathleen generously donated one of her original photographs, a beautiful image of the grand canyon. 

Sister Kathleen has been connected to the Art Therapy Studio since the 1970s. As the founder of Ursuline College's Art Therapy program (now Counseling and Art Therapy), she has been integral in developing a local education program to train art therapists. 
As a part of the Streeter Circulating Collection, the new piece from Sister Kathleen is now available to be loaned in exchange for a donation of $50. If you are interested in loaning the piece for one year, please call our office at 216-791-9303. 
Pictured: Aspire, by Adrianne, created in DTA. 
Our winter Discover the Artist Within You (DTA) schedule is now available online and will be in mailboxes soon. The 11-week winter session will begin on January 2 and end on March 16. Visit our website to see the full class schedule, and call us at 216-791-9303 to register. 

DTA welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and abilities. Classes are suitable for all experience levels and interests with a focus mixed media, painting, drawing, clay, and more. 
Pictured: Sample of a silk painted hoop for November 2 session.
Join us for the final Art Therapy Thursdays session of 2017 on December 7 at SPACES. At the start of 2017 we launched a new partnership with SPACES, offering Art Therapy Thursdays at the gallery's Detroit Avenue location. For the low cost of $5, participants have experienced a wide variety of art therapy projects focusing on different media and techniques.

Art Therapy Thursdays have been successful in bringing the benefits of art therapy to new audiences. The final session for 2017 is on December 7 from 6-7:30pm. Call us at 216-791-9303 to register, or visit our website for more information. 

Look for details soon on a continuation of this program into 2018. 
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