The Art Therapy Studio is the oldest creative arts therapy program of its kind in the country. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for those with physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges through the therapeutic use of art. We use art making led by credentialed art therapists to promote healing and wellness.


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new teen class offered

The Art Therapy Studio has partnered with Cleveland Public Library to offer a group dedicated to teens and the unique day-to-day challenges that they face. The seven-week course will explore visual arts for self-expression and is suitable for students of all levels from age 13-18. At the end of the series students’ art will be featured in a public exhibit with an opening reception.

Registration is currently being taken for the spring session to be held at the Cleveland Public Library Lorain Branch at 8216 Lorain Avenue. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 14 to May 2 from 5:00-6:00pm.

Register here

Scott’s Story of Making Art With meaning

Scott has been using art therapy for over 20 years to build and maintain positive ways of coping. See how art therapy has impacted Scott and hear it in his own words by watching the video of his story.

Thanks to Joshua Kubicek of Mills James for producing our special 50th anniversary storytelling video series..

Watch the video

ART THERAPY STUDIO artistS featured at Progressive insurance art of giving show

Progressive Insurance selected the Art Therapy Studio to be featured in their annual charity art show and sale, The Art of Giving. Pieces were submitted by clients, and approximately 40 works were selected to be in a private show at the headquarters of Progressive Insurance.

The private show and sale was launched with an opening reception on December 8, 2016, at the Progressive Insurance headquarters in Mayfield. Progressive staff from around the world had the opportunity to buy the pieces, either in person or through an online art sale.

Congratulations to artists who were featured in this show, and thank you to Progressive Insurance for selecting the Art Therapy Studio.


EVENTS and shows

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First Thursday Monthly – February 2 through December 7, 2017

2900 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

The Art Therapy Studio has partnered with SPACES to offer community art therapy sessions the first Thursday of every month in 2017. Participants will engage in art making, connect with their community, and be inspired by the latest experimental art. Each session is $5 and participants may attend individual sessions or sign up for all eleven classes. Call the Art Therapy Studio to register (216-791-9303).

March 2: Creative Doodling. Creating zentangle-inspired art is a fun technique that everyone can use successfully!  Using just pen and paper,  make your own doodles and practice drawing new decorative patterns. Be creative, make some art, and promote good health through mindfulness and stress relief.

Registration Required 


Cleveland public library art show

January 7 through March 1, 2017
During Library Hours
Cleveland Public Library Main Library
325 Superior Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Cleveland Public Library is celebrating their Art Therapy Studio classes and clients with an art show. The show will highlight the pieces created in the fall 2016 Discover the Artist Within You classes hosted at the Library and will be open during Library hours through early March.

Free and open to the public