In 2008, we embarked on a strategic planning process
with the help of a consulting group. Teams were formed
to focus on key areas of development: Programs, Finance,
Communications, Operations and People & Processes.
One of the major outcomes was our new Mission
Enhancing the quality of life for children
and adults affected by spinal cord injury,
brain trauma, stroke and multiple sclerosis
through the therapeutic use of art.
|12200 Fairhill Road Cleveland, OH 44120 216.791.9303
"While some things may
change, the healing process
of creating art and the human
connection in art therapy is
ART THERAPY STUDIO
News & Announcements...
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
ART THERAPY STUDIO FEATURED ON WVIZ APPLAUSE (posted 1/2010)
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (posted 6/2010)
We are looking for professionals to help us implement our strategic plans.
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 1,600 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.
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
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
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 STUDIO (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.
The Art Therapy Studio is the oldest expressive arts therapy program of its kind in the country.
Since its inception, 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 therapist to rediscover him or
herself through the art making process.
Art Therapy Studio was one of 175 organizations in Cuyahoga
County to receive a Cuyahoga Arts and Culture grant. The $42,132
grant, one of 57 awarded in the “2013 Project Support I” grant
program, will support Art Therapy Studio’s 2013 “Discover the
Artist Within You” community classes. For more information,
$42,000 CUYAHOGA ARTS & CULTURE GRANT (posted 11/2012)
Click on image to
view promo film
Thank you for your support!
DISCOVER THE ARTIST WITHIN YOU! SPRING CLASSES BEGIN IN APRIL (posted 3/2013)
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
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.
NEW EVENING CLASSES are being offered at our Fairhillo Studio
on Tuesday nights in April, May, and June. Classes include
Painting for Relaxation, Steampunk Jewelry, Creative Clay
Works, Art & Yoga, and "The Fat Book-Collage".
No art experience is needed and scholarships are available for those needing financial
assistance. You can join a class at any time and your fee will be pro-rated.
Click here to view brochure listing all the class offerings!
ANNUAL REPORT - 2012 (posted 4/2013)
Our 2012 Annual Report has just been published featuring client stories, program updates and
financials. In 2012, we focused on reaching the four target populations identified in our brain
trauma, stroke and multiple sclerosis. We continued to serve those with special needs brain
trauma, stroke and multiple sclerosis. We continued to serve those with special needs as well
as those looking for healing and wellness in a supportive environment.
In 2012, we provided art therapy services to 1,978 individuals and enlightened another 1,047
individuals through our educational and community outreach activities reaching a combined
total of 3,025 individuals (55 percent increase over 2011).
Click here to view Annual Report.