Wellness Lifestyle Service: Art & Art Therapy

With a focus on fostering personal growth, community engagement, and holistic wellbeing, our art and art therapy classes provide a supportive and inspiring environment for individuals to discover the transformative power of art.

Acrylic art class

This class is offered to anyone ready to explore their artistic potential. Instructor Connie Vice begins with teaching art basics and progresses to working one-on-one with participants in a group setting as they create their works of art. 


Art and Music Therapy
This art therapy series is offered for caregivers and their loved ones who have Alzheimer's or dementia. 

Participants are grouped into caregivers and care recipients to address their unique therapeutic needs Each week, these groups will alternate between participating in art therapy and music therapy sessions.

Caregivers will use art to process their current experiences, while those with Alzheimer’s or dementia will be given an opportunity to engage in various cognitive processes, use fine motor skills, and gain a sense of accomplishment. 

Healing in the Arts
This is an art therapy series that provides a nurturing space for patients to explore, process, and share their life experiences, whether it's overcoming trauma or navigating life's changes. This class is all about healing and self-expression, not perfection.

About Art Therapy

Art therapy is a therapeutic treatment modality that focuses on the creation of art in directive and non-directive ways. The act of creating art activates the unconscious, non-verbal parts of our brain to aid in communicating the mental health struggle an individual is experiencing that words don’t sufficiently express. This natural side effect of art-making is used in tandem with the therapeutic relationship and the care professionals therapeutic skills to help with personal growth and coping for clients. 

What populations does Art Therapy help?

Everyone. All types of people with all kinds of diagnosis can benefit from art therapy. The efficacy of art therapy is largely based on the individual. Common groups that we see using art therapy are:
  • Individuals who've experience trauma
  • Individuals who are non-verbal
  • Individuals with mood disorders
  • Children
  • And more

about the instructor

I am Elizabeth Hop, and I am a second year graduate student in the art therapy program at the University of Louisville. I received my bachelor of arts degree in psychology with an additional focus in the studio arts. I have prior experience working within the mental healthcare field, both as an intern but also as a registered behavioral technician working with children that were diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum.  

My journey to art therapy was the product of my love for art and creating, but also my drive to help others grow and be authentic and loving to themselves.