Art Therapy Studio News
August 2017

In this issue:
50th Anniversary Gala  - Color Run, Walk, and Roll - New Clay Workshop - Fall 2017 DTA Schedule - MetroHealth Art Show
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday, September 9, 7-10pm
Ariel Pearl Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Our 50th Anniversary Gala is will be here in less than two weeks, and we hope you'll join us as we celebrate our 50 year history! Tickets are going quickly, so register today to ensure that you don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind event. 

Highlights of the event include around the world food stations by Normandy Catering, Be A Part of the Art photo booths, music of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s, and a signature cocktail poured in a hand painted souvenir glass. 
 
 
 
Thank You to our generous sponsors and donors: 
A Cupcake A Day, AGC, Bay Foundation, Calfee Halter & Griswold LLP, Cora Cupcakes, Fairhill Partners, Grand Finale, The Growth Coach, Maura Hughes and Robert Moll, Michael A. Johnson DDS, KeyBank, Kraft Fluid Systems, Mickie McGraw, Mills James, Patisserie Baroque, Pinnacle Media, Primus Capital Funds, Skoda Minotti, Martha Stitt, US Bank, and Georgianne Wanous.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Register today for the Color Run, Walk, and Roll 5k at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike. This unique 5k event is accessible to all individuals who want to run, walk, or roll their chairs through the course, and includes being doused with colored powder along the way. This is a 5k unlike any other in the Cleveland area! 

If you're not interested in the 5k, you can join us for the Color Festival or as a volunteer at the event. 
 
 
 
The Color Festival will take place from 10am to 3pm alongside the Color Run on the Green at Ursuline College. The festival will include live music, food trucks, and vendors. All are welcome and it is free to attend. 

Volunteer for the event: We are seeking volunteers to help with event set-up, registration, directing parking, guiding the course of the race, throwing colored powder, and tear-down. Volunteer shifts are two hours long beginning at 7am (9am, 11am, 1pm). Email Stephanie at stephanie@arttherapystudio.org to learn more or sign up as a volunteer. 

Note: This event has been rescheduled from it's originally date of September 16. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our fall 2017 Discover the Artist Within You class schedule is now online and in mailboxes. Participants can register today for the session which begins on October 2.

Discover the Artist Within You (DTA) is our flagship program that offers the public the opportunity to experience the benefits of art therapy in quarterly 11-week sessions at four locations throughout the Cleveland area. Courses welcome artists of all levels from beginner to advanced and include classes targeting specific media as well as general open studios. Classes focus on clay, painting, drawing, printmaking, and mixed media. Each course ranges in cost from $135 to $175, including all materials for the 11-week timespan. 

To register call our office at 216-791-9303 today. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pictured above: Examples of pieces created through wheel throwing. 
 
 
 
 
We are excited to expand our art therapy options by offering wheel-throwing with our trained art therapists. Our potter's wheel is wheelchair accessible, offering the opportunity for anyone to explore clay through individual private sessions. We are excited to add the wheel to open up more opportunities for people of all abilities to explore clay.

Working with clay can be beneficial to all, including seniors, individuals with sensory processing concerns, individuals living with autism, and individuals struggling with depression, anger and/or grief. 

Visit our website for more information on how working with clay can help individuals facing a variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges. 
 
 
 
 
SPACES PARTNERSHIP: Art Therapy Thursdays 
 
 
 
 
Pictured: Sample of a mask for September 7 session. 
 
 
 
 
At the start of this year 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. This unique program will continue through the rest of 2017 on the first Thursday of every month. Call us at 216-791-9303 to join us for one or more of our upcoming sessions. 

September 7: Mask Making
October 5: Wish Jars
November 2: Silk Painted Hoops
December 7: Good Fortune Box ​​​​​​​
 
 
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