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Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for those with
physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges through the
therapeutic use of art.

Programs include in-patient hospital services, on-site
services at area agencies, employee wellness programs,
professional education workshops, and the “Discover the
Artist Within You” community classes.  All programs use
the creative process of making art to improve and
enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of
individuals.
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Art Therapy Studio was highlighted in a
segment on WVIZ's Applause program in
January.  Applause is an Emmy
award-winning locally produced TV show
that celebrates artists and cultural groups
around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. Each
week this on-air arts magazine broadcasts a
fresh half-hour of features, performances,
on-location reports, and interviews from the
studios of WVIZ/PBS ideastream.    
Congratulations to everyone involved in the
taping!
ART THERAPY STUDIO FEATURED ON WVIZ APPLAUSE  (posted 1/2010)
VOLUNTEER
OPPORTUNITIES
  
Volunteering is a great way to
develop or strengthen your
project management and
leadership skills. The Art
Therapy Studio, founded in
1967, helped support the
emotional health of over 2,100
people last year. Through art
therapy, people can begin to
cope with trauma, be
supported in their rehab
goals, and express
themselves visually in the
compassionate environment
of the studio.

For more information about
the specific volunteer
opportunities and about the
Art Therapy Studio
click here.  
 Thank you for considering
our request.
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COLLECTIVE ARTS NETWORK (posted 7/2012)
Have you heard about the Collective Arts Network (CAN) Journal? A
group of visual arts organizations, including the Art Therapy Studio, put
together this printed publication to share some of their work in the
community. These pioneering organizations decided that by working
together, they could create something new–something to fill a void in
the Cleveland landscape–a reliable, print and online publication that
gives voice to the multitude of art organizations that liven our
neighborhoods and edify our lives
Issue 1 - January 2012 - Learn more about our visual arts scene
ATS featured on page 9
Issue 2 - Summer 2012 - ATS featured on page 20
Issue 3 - Fall 2012
Issue 4 - Winter 2012/2013 - ATS featured on page 25
Issue 5 - Summer 2013 - ATS featured on page 30
Issue 6 - Fall 2013 - ATS featured on page 26
Issue 7 - Winter 2013/2014 - ATS featured on page 30
Issue 8 - Spring 2014 - ATS featured on page 34
Issue 9 - Summer 2014 - ATS featured on page 35
SUMMER 2014 NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE  (posted 9/2014)
  • FEATURE STORY:   Art Therapy Benefits Patient at VA
    Med Center
  • CPAC Recognizes Art Therapy Studio's Mission and
    Work
  • BENEFIT: "THE ARTFUL CUPCAKE"  to Inspire, Delight
    Northeast Ohio

Access Newsletter Archives by clicking here
The story of Mickie McGraw is one of those amazing tales that captivates
many in the art therapy world. Now a documentary produced by Expressive
Media “Yes You Can!” portrays her story from before she was diagnosed
with polio in 1952.

It reveals how she and psychiatrist George Streeter started the first art
therapy studio for patients in Cleveland’s Highland View Rehabilitation
Hospital in 1967 with just $9,000 and a little storage room. It explains how
she and Streeter, who was confined to a hospital bed with tuberculosis
while in medical school, discovered the healing power of art themselves
and realized that this experience could help others.
NEW DOCUMENTARY TELLS THE STORY OF ART THERAPY PIONEER MICKIE MCGRAW
AND THE ART THERAPY STUDI
O   (posted 11/2012)
It also details how she helped art therapy become a respected and recognized form of
treatment in the world of medicine, and how the Art Therapy Studio, still thriving after 45 years,
has become the model for others around the world in a wide variety of settings.

Designed to inspire, educate, and give courage and hope to everyone with a disability, the
documentary debuted at the 2012 Buckeye Art Therapy Association Annual Symposium in
September. A limited number of copies are available by phone (216) 791-9303. The cost is $35
(includes shipping) and proceeds will benefit the Art Therapy Studio.
CALENDAR OF
EVENTS
click on the links below for
more information!


October
Fall Art Classes
October - December
Join at Any Time!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
"Discover the Artist Within
You" Class Brochure     
EVENING CLASSES ARE NOW
BEING OFFERED AT OUR
FAIRHILL STUDIO!


November
Creative Confections
Dessert Competition to
Benefit ATS!
Friday, November 7
Click here for more info




Monthly Information Sessions/
Site Visits Next Meeting Dates:
Sept 3, Oct 8, Nov 5, Dec 3
For students, volunteers and
anyone interested in learning
more about the Art Therapy
Studio and the field of art
therapy
The Art Therapy Studio is the oldest expressive arts therapy program of its kind in the country.
Since its inception in 1967, our programs have been developed around the philosophy that art
making is central to healing and wellness.  In the safe, creative space of the studio, a person
is invited, guided, and encouraged by the highly trained, credentialed art therapists to
rediscover him or herself through the art making process.
Art Therapy Studio was one of 139 organizations in Cuyahoga
County to receive a Cuyahoga Arts and Culture grant.  The $42,132
grant, one of 60 awarded in the “2014 Project Support I” grant
program, will support Art Therapy Studio’s 2014 “Discover the
Artist Within You” community classes.  For more information,
CLICK HERE.
Welcome
$42,000 CUYAHOGA ARTS & CULTURE GRANT  (posted 11/2013)
Click on image to
view promo film
Thank you for your support!
DISCOVER THE ARTIST WITHIN YOU!  
FALL CLASSES BEGIN IN OCTOBER
(posted 9/2014)
Now offering Art Classes for Seniors at our Fairhill Studio.  
MAKE ART AND MAKE FRIENDS!  Our classes for seniors enrich
creativity, sharpen memory, and inspire new friendships.  Come
discover how much fun you can have creating art in our
supportive studio.

SENIORS' PAINTING GROUP  (Wed., 9:30-11:30)   
CREATIVE CLAY WORKS  (Wed., 12:30-2:30)    
SENIORS' DRAWING & PAINTING 101 (Fri., 10:00-12:00
CELEBRATE YOUR CREATIVE SELF  by joining one of our
weekly art classes featuring a variety of media including
watercolor, acrylic, clay, collage, drawing, and more!

Socialize, have fun, and create your own unique forms of
expression.  Join at anytime and your fee will be pro-rated.

Daytime classes are offered at our 4 studios: Fairhill
Partners Building, Ursuline ArtSpace Studio, River's Edge at
St. Joseph Center and MetroHealth Senior Health & Wellness
Center.
ANNUAL REPORT - 2013 (posted 4/2014)
ART CLASSES FOR SENIORS
Our 2013 Annual Report has just been published featuring client stories, program updates and
financials along with a special story on George Streeter - His Vision and His Legacy. In 2013
2,103 unique individuals received high-quality art therapy services in 23 hospitals, social
service agencies, schools, and businesses, and in classes at our 4 community studios.

Please make a gift today to help make a positive difference for our neighbors with physical,
cognitive, and emotional challenges.

Click here to view Annual Report.
DAYTIME CLASSES
SATURDAY IN THE STUDIO
Click here to view brochure listing all the class offerings!  Beginners are welcome, no art
experience necessary; all supplies are included, senior discounts and scholarships available
for those in need!  You can join a class at any time and your fee will be pro-rated
.  Additional
information on our classes can be found
here.  Call Lynn for more information or to register!
Artist: Cynthia Morse
Artist: Kate Strazisar
Artist: Kate Strazisar
“THE ARTFUL CUPCAKE”  DESSERT BENEFIT
BRINGS AREA PASTRY CHEFS AND FOODIES
TOGETHER TO RAISE MONEY AND AWARENESS
Join honorary chair, Chef Doug Katz, Cleveland restaurateur and the
mastermind behind the popular Fire Food & Drink, Katz Club Diner
and Provenance restaurant at the Cleveland Museum of Art at the
Creative Confections Dessert Competition at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7,
at Cleveland’s Skyline Lake Room at the Ariel International Center.  
With the theme “The Artful Cupcake,” area pastry chefs have been
challenged to create cupcakes inspired by art and design, bringing
delicious creativity to the event’s guests.  
Following the judging, mini samples of all the cupcake entries will be shared with guests, along
with a full evening of activities and exciting raffles.  For early bird discount tickets and more info,
click here.