CREATE Community StudiosCREATE Community Studios Contact: Julianne Lewis
C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios is a resource available to all members of the Capital Region community. We believe that the healing capacity of the arts should be accessible to everyone, and we focus on inclusion of low-income community members, individuals dealing with mental health issues, teens, and other marginalized members of the community. We seek to provide a space where the benefits of art-making impact both the individual and the community as a whole. We utilize art and the creative process as a way of self-expression, communication, psychological wellbeing, and social change.
C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios was born out of a collaboration with area art therapists, expressive artists, and interested community members to create the region’s first and only centralized agency for art therapy and expressive arts. We are dedicated to offering a variety of community oriented classes as well as therapeutic expressive arts groups run by trained professionals.
• Group art therapy with licensed professionals, and referrals for individual art therapy counseling.
• Open Art Studio hours
• Art-making classes & creative workshops with a focus on healing and wellbeing for adults, adolescents, and children
• Outreach to area agencies and non-profits to provide art therapy & expressive arts services