Workshops & Events

Workshops and events
If you would like to add your workshop, conference, event please send the PLAIN TEXT to: AiT

Ongoing Creative Arts Therapy events are listed the top, for dated events please scroll down.
Baby Fingers: Sign Language Instruction through the Arts

Baby Fingers offers Sign Language instruction through music, drama, and other arts mediums with Creative Arts Therapists on staff. We currently offer mommy and me classes for ages 1 month through 3 years, nursery classes, and a drop off preschool alternative for 2-4 yr olds.

For more information on our Manhattan based nursery, mommy & me classes, workshops, and more, check out or call Lora at 212-874-5978.
Support Group for Art Therapists Working in Portland, OR.

Creating group to meet bi-monthly for consultation, peer supervision, and support. Looking for other art therapist wanting to connect with professionals in the Portland area to share clients’ art work, discuss art therapy interventions, and share resources. A time and place for this group has not been determined. My hope is that the group will grow and define itself more clearly in time. Group members will take turns leading and there will be no fee. Art therapists working in varied disciplines are welcome! Please contact me if you are interested!

Sylvia Hartowicz, MA, ATR
917-640-6299 (yes, I did recently move to portland from nyc!)
Insight through Art; An art making group in Pacifica, CA

INSIGHT through ART; An art making group

Join us on the 1st Friday of each month for a chance to take the time to acknowledge your inner self through art. INSIGHT is a place to explore personal imagery with others. For anyone interested in the creative process for awareness and personal growth.
No previous art experience necessary.

12 noon – 1:30 pm

Pacifica Psychotherapy
1750 Francisco Blvd.,
Suite # 15 (all the way in the back)
Pacifica, CA 94044

Bring a bag lunch and non-toxic art supplies that you want to use.
Free (donations accepted)

RSVP 650-355-1133 or email
Psychotherapy Group for Trauma and Addiction in NYC

New Psychotherapy group forming utilizing photo therapy and other creative arts modalities to explore issues related to trauma and addiction. This group will be meeting on Wednesday evenings on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC.

Please contact:

Lena Friedman, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT at 212-562-3299 for further information.
New Supervision Group in Massapequa Park, NY

Supervision Group and therapy in Massapequa Park, New York
Elyse A. Miller, ATR-BC has opened a new office in Massapequa Park, Long Island, New York. Walking distance from the Long Island Railroad. A new supervision group will be forming on Monday nights for Art Therapist. (Sundays are a possiblity).
Elyse holds degrees from F.I.T. and C.W. Post as well as an MA in Art Therapy from Hofstra University. Her clinical expereicne is with children/adolescents/adults both in-pt and out-pt psych, psychiatric rehabilitation, eating disorders, over weight, trauma, breavement, foster care, depression, MICA, and divorce.
She has served as membership chair for NYATA and is currently the only ATR-BC on the North Shore-LIJ Behavioral Heath Disaster Response Team.
For more information please call (516) 984-2712 or (718) 291-5400 ext. 21
Ongoing Learn to Tile and Mosaic Workshop in NYC

You are invited to join us for our
Sunday Workshops!
Learn Tile and Mosaic
2-5 P.M.
Space is extremely limited! Register today!!
call (212) 929-2428
Reuben Belew Studio
28 Jane Street
(at 8th Ave.)
New York, N.Y. 10014

Be Creative and Have Fun! All Levels.
$65.00 Includes everything!
Make a small mirror surround, table top or tile!
(212) 929-2428
Ongoing Individual and Small Group Supervision in NYC

Individual and small group supervision integrating Art Therapy, Psychodrama, & Psychoanalysis.
Bonnie Hirschhorn, MPS, ATR, CSW, NCPsyA.
25 years experience. Graduated from Pratt Institute’s Art Therapy program, Wurtzweilrter School of Social Work, and The Institute for Expressive Analysis, Trained in Psychodrama and Imago Couples Therapy. Working with adults, children, couples, groups. Specializes in Eating Issues, Body Image, Addictions, Incest, Trauma.
Contact : (212) 677-0087
ATR Supervision Group forming in New York City

Announcing a new supervision group forming for ATR professional supervision. The group will meet in my art studio in Tribeca. I will emphasize focus on art making as a form of processing countertransference. The group will meet for 1 1/2 hours. Date and time to be scheduled based on members’ and leader’s convenience.
Please call 917 374-7082 or email for more information.
Natasha Shapiro, ATR-BC is a visual artist and art therapist in private practice.
Ongoing Groups with Annette Vaccaro, ATR-BC, LCSW in Verona, NJ

~Modern Psychoanalytic Interventions
For Art Therapists

What Is Modern Psychoanalysis?
How Does It Differ from Classical Psychoanalysis?
How Can the Theory Apply to Art Therapy?
Verbal and Art Experiential

The First Monday of Every Month
No Fee
RSVP Necessary


~New Supervision Groups Forming
Monday 5:30-6:25pm
Existing Groups Wednesday 5-5:55pm, 6:05-7pm

Annette Vaccaro, ATR-BC, LCSW
(973) 857-5121

Location of groups in Verona, NJ
ATR Supervision Group in Manhattan

ATR supervision group on the Upper East Side.
Accessable by the 4,5,6 train and/or the 79th St. and 86th St. crosstown bus. Also accessable by the FDR drive.

Tuesday evenings: 5:15-6:30

Eva T. Young, MPS, ATR-BC is a Creative Art Therapist in private practice with children, teens and adults. She has worked with children and families in foster care as well as in the inpatient psychiatric setting and Childlife. She is on the faculty of The School of Visual Arts Graduate Art Therapy Department. Eva Young is the founder and director of The Young Ideas Workshop, providing creative play and enrichment for children and family members of all ages.

Supervision Group in Merrick, Long Island, NY

Colleen M. O’Donnell, MA, ATR-BC has opened a new office in Merrick, Long Island, NY. She will be forming a new Supervision group on Tuesday nights for Art Therapists. Both new professionals and those with experience are welcome. (Two groups will be formed if needed.) Time will be determined.

Colleen has over 20 years experience as an Art Therapist in the areas of psychiatry, addictions, MICA, geriatric, traumatic brain injury and physical rehabilitation. She is currently a Psychoanalytic Candidate at the Institute for Expressive Analysis and has maintained a private practice for 10 years.

For more information, please call (516) 458-5664.
FREE Ongoing Art Therapy Support Group for Art Therapists in Began County, NJ

Free Art Therapy support group for Art Therapists. Forum for group art-making, peer-support, peer-supervision, and innovating ideas. Group will meet every other Moday evening @7pm in Bergen County NJ.
For more info contact Vered @
Nuturing Your Artist Self Ongoing Workshop in NYC

“Nurturing Your Artist Self” Workshop, an ongoing Open Studio Group
Ongoing Groups in Tribeca

Natasha Shapiro, MPS, ATR

Monday evenings, 6-7:30
Thursday evenings, 7-9:30
Other time slots also possible based on demand

Take time from your busy professional life to explore and nurture your creativity and improvise with a variety of materials in an intimate studio environment.

For more information, call: (212) 864-5897 or

Natasha Shapiro is a visual artist and art therapist in private practice.
ATR Supervision Group now forming in Western Queens, NY

ATR Supervision Group
now being formed in Western Queens, NY
(accessible by major highways and subway)

Betsy Lazarus, ATR-BC

Ms. Lazarus is a graduate of C.W. Post and Hofstra University. Her clinical experience includes older adults, children, cognitive impairments, traumatic head injury, and psychological disorders. She has served on the executive boards of the Clinical Art Therapists of Long Island and the New York Art Therapy Association. Ms. Lazarus’ artwork and writings have appeared in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association

Call 718.662.5100 ext. 3041 for information
Free Virtual Creative Arts Gallery

Announcing a free to enter–free to exhibit virtual creative arts gallery….
If anyone would like to submit works, email me at:

Formore info:

Mia Barkan Clarke, MA, ATR
On-Going Healing Circle in Sleepy Hollow, NY

On-Going Healing Circle
Arts for Transformation and Healing:
Mind, Body & Spirit

Experience the healing power of words. You do not have to be actively experiencing an illness to invite more wellness into your life. Develop your creativity and increase self-knowledge through the practice of regular writing.
Experience the power of metaphor, poetry, prose, journal keeping and action methods/psychodrama. In a small and supportive community, we will write, read and put words into action! No prior writing experience is necessary — our emphasis is on authentic self-expression. This is an on-going group that meets twice monthly from October to March. Feel free to attend as often as you are able, or drop in for a meeting when you can! If you’ve ever been curious about poetry and writing therapy, what it is and how it works, this is the group for you!
This group meets on Sundays in Sleepy Hollow, NY at the Family Resource Center located at 358 N. Broadway, Suite 201,
from 11am-1:30pm,
with light and health-conscious refreshments served at noon-time.

The theme of each meeting will be announced prior to each month in an invitation reminder

Fees include all materials and refreshments. Per meeting: $30 Monthly: $50 Series: $250
(payment plans available for series option, please inquire)
Bring a friend or colleague and enjoy a 50% discount!
Some partial scholarships may be available. Please indicate if you have a financial hardship.

All groups are led by Nancy Scherlong, CSW/QCSW/RPT, a qualified, clinical social worker, registered poetry therapist and certified Journal to the Self instructor.

For more information, to advance register, or to RSVP for a meeting, please contact:
Poems Heal Creative Arts Centers
Open Studio in NYC every Wednesday

This is an invitation to all in the NYC area to attend the Open Studio that we recently started. We are extending an invitation for a FREE FIRST SESSION to any new comers. Also, we have a blue light special of 5 sessions for $60.00 or 10 sessions for $100.00. (all sessions must be used within 5 months of date purchased).

When: Every Wednesday from 8:30-10:30p.m.

Where: Tribeca, 401 Washington, Street 4th floor (actually on laight street between washington and greenwich) take A/C or 1/9 to canal, walk west on canal (toward tunnel), make a left on Greenwich Ave. follow until Laight street. Entrance will be on your right.

What it takes: $15.00 per session, imagination and a willingness to have fun!

Provided: Space to store projects, art materials (feel free to bring your
own as well!)

Please RSVP so that we have an idea as to how many will be attending. We are looking at it as a time and space to explore art materials, meet new people, and enjoy the creative process!

Hope to see you there. Debbie Rice and Angela Cooper

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