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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In her own words: kathy’s story of making art with meaning

For over a decade Kathy has been using art therapy to help her cope with life’s challenges, including being a full-time caretaker and facing the loss of her husband. See how art therapy has impacted Kathy and hear it in her own words.

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

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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.

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

Watch the video

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

EVENTS and shows

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50th Anniversary benefit

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Ariel Pearl Center

Mark your calendar for the evening of Saturday, September 9th. We are celebrating Fifty Years of Making Art with Meaning with a benefit at the newly renovated Ariel Pearl Center, and we want you to join us! In honor of our founding year, 1967, we’re taking a look back at the art and culture of the 1960s. You won’t want to miss this unique event!

Please contact Jennifer Talley or call our office if you would like to be added to our invitation mailing list.

Registration Required – More details to come 

Communityspaces art show

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 3-6pm
Exhibit on display during SPACES hours April 1-15
2900 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113

We are excited and honored to be part of the 2nd Annual CommunitySPACES exhibit at SPACES gallery. The exhibit will be on display at SPACES from April 1-15, and will include pieces from our artists along with art from five other Cleveland area organizations.

Please visit the event website for more details and gallery information.

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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).

April 6: Prayer Flags. In the tradition of ancient Tibetan prayer flags, these colorful mixed media banners will use words and symbols to reflect healing messages to the world in hopes of increasing universal happiness and good fortune.

Registration Required 

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Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 1:00-3:00pm
Show will remain on display through May 1 during business hours

George Streeter Gallery at Fairhill  
12200 Fairhill Rd., Cleveland, OH 44120

Please join us at our Fairhill Spring Show: Transformation. The show will honor transformation as experienced and expressed by “Discover the Artist Within You” participants. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary of Making Art with Meaning, this show is representative of the transformation that we have experienced as a studio over the last five decades.