Ongoing Group Art Therapy Sessions
Provided for organizations interested in art therapy for healing physical and emotional challenges. Along with artmaking and therapeutic techniques, we include community-based arts and culture opportunities in our services. Organizations we contract with include medical hospitals, SUD & addiction facilities, assisted living facilities, foster care group homes, veterans programs, and mental health facilities.
Benefits of Art Therapy with Joe’s Art Time:
- Specialized services for your organizations needs
- Holistic approach to care and well-being
- Tailored support for various backgrounds and abilities
- Participate in local community exhibitions
- Free museum visits
- Group process notes
Directive Based Programs
We incorporate goal-oriented creative directives, catered to specific populations' needs and abilities. We consider any current treatment philosophies, goals, and models, as well as organizational needs when designing art therapy directives. At the end of each group art therapy session, participants are encouraged to look within and share how what they created reflects what they are experiencing internally, as well as any final thoughts about the session, providing an opportunity to gain insight and a sense of closure from the art therapist to end each session.
Not sure what an art directive is? For example, the Bridge Drawing is a well-known directive used to gain insight into a person's functioning, sense of self, perception of their environment, and measure problem-solving skills and goals.
Open Studio Based Programs
Open studio programs allow for participants to have access to a wide range of materials and complete freedom of expression in the presence of an art therapist. This model provides a sense of independence and autonomy for individuals, and works well for groups where participants have different levels of interest in artmaking. The art therapist is present and available throughout the session to meet individually to ask questions and process with each participant as needed.
Joe's Art Time currently provides a weekly open art studio, Art Expressions, at the Portico in downtown Tampa to individuals who are experiencing homelessness.
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