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art therapy

create - enjoy - heal

This program is for you

Art therapy is a method founded on the belief that creative thinking and artistic expression will aid in the process of healing because they promote mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

If you are looking for a new way to enhance your recovery from substance abuse and addiction, we are here for you. Art therapy is a way to shift your awareness toward artistic choice and to develop a sense of well-being.

  • Six weekly classes that are designed for you to creatively work and grow, using art to express your journey in recovery.
  • Many ways of dealing with substance abuse and addiction, used in conjunction with in-class activities.
  • Basic skills in drawing and proper use of artistic tools.
  • Breathwork, meditation, journaling, and prayer being used along with art lessons.
  • To produce a portfolio of your artistic works that represent your experience with substance abuse and addiction. 

what you need to Know about this program


This program is currently being offered to inpatients in Substance Abuse Recovery programs in the Akron, Ohio area.

dates & times

This Art Therapy program runs for 6 weeks. Programs are underway now, and more programs continue to be offered thanks to the generous support of donors like you.


Art therapy is an incredible tool in recovery for people dealing with addictions.


$165, includes all materials and supplies for 6 weekly 2-hour classes. There is also a scholarship available; please scroll down to apply for the Jacob Beese Scholarship Fund.

This program is facilitated by an Art Therapist, whose offering of this is passionate due to the loss of her son through substance abuse.

Currently this program is only being offered as an inpatient program.
in the future, you may fill out this form to register:

after completing the application form, we will get back to you with information on collecting payment.

Scholarships are available for students in recovery. If you are in finacial need and would like to apply for a scholarship to cover the costs of the course, Apply here:

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