Many years ago I inherited this list called the "Top Art Therapy Blogs."
I regularly effort to keep up this list by clearing out defunct links and non-updated blogs to feature the freshest writings about art therapy, the expressive arts and the healing arts on the
If you want to know more about how the healing arts can help you, read the free blogs listed below.
2. Dancing Mindfulness
Expressive Arts: Jamie Marich is a dancer, musician, performer, writer, clinical counsellor, and registered expressive arts therapist. Her ultimate mission: bringing the art and
joy of healing to others.
3. Art Therapy: If you want to find
out the basics of this practice, as well as find books, ideas, and other resources, this is the blog to check out.
4. Expressive Art Inspirations: Counselor and expressive arts educator Shelley Klammer shares personal
examples of creative practices for the healing of emotional pain through expressive art.
5. Colors of Play: This blog provides
creative art and play therapy for children, adolescents and young adults with special needs, autistic spectrum disorders, behavioural problems, and children coping with loss & bereavement and
emotional & traumatic issues.
6. Art of Life with
Mairead: This transpersonal art therapist writes about mental health research, community awareness, music, movement, art, and comedy.
7. Art Therapy Resources:
Provides art therapy and business resources for those in the mental health field.
8. The Painting Experience: This
blog's contributors are educators, counselors, artists, activists, meditators and mavericks.
9. Mullumbimby Art
Therapy: This Creative Arts Therapist has fused her passion, interests and life experiences into her own unique approach to ar therapy.
Cameron: Emma blogs about creativity, dealing with anxiety, stress and overwhelm, art therapy, HSP's and healing from trauma.
Creations: Explore the drawing of mandalas or gazing at them as a meditation to become connected to the infinite nature both within and without.
12. Dara Dines: Dara has developed a
process called “Spirit Dolls with a Story”. This is a gentle, intuitive process that frees up your creativity and allows you to experience a relationship with your creation and yourself.
13. Melanie Rivers: With 20 years
of experience working in the Indigenous health field and in curriculum design and instruction, Melanie carefully designs art lessons that will guide you step by step through the creative process.
14. Creative Juices Arts: Artist
Chris Zydel is a transformational teacher and creativity mentor supporting you to find your way back to your creativity.
15. KinderArt: If you are curious
about exploring age-appropriate art activities for kids in art therapy, check out this blog.
16. Hali Karla Arts: Hali Karla is a
contemplative artist, teacher and creative-soul-caregiver who is passionate about helping others cultivate holistic perspective and creative practice.
Blogs from Organizations
Some professional organizations offer blogs on their website. These can provide you with links to resources.
17. Expressive Arts
Florida: Expressive Arts Florida Institute is founded on the firm belief in the positive power of creativity, in every person and in the world.
26. Helen Ellis Art
Therapy: This art therapist has extensive experience working with children and teens in foster care, adoption and child welfare.
27. Diana Sabados: This
art therapist shares about the intersection of inner family systems therapy with art therapy on her blog.
28. Mindful Art Studio: Amy Maricle
works with people from all over the world who want a creative outlet for stress relief, and artists who want to learn to be more playful, authentic, and insight-oriented in their art
29. Art Lab: Art Lab Rx travels to
clinics, recovery centers, churches, schools and community centers in “Maggie,” their mobile Art Lab. Maggie is a self-contained art therapy studio on wheels.
30. Integrative Art Therapy:
Art Therapists with an emphasis in the expressive arts, help people reconnect with parts of themselves previously disowned, forgotten or undiscovered.
31. Abbey of the
Arts: Expressive Art Educator Christine Valtner
Paintner melds expressive art with contemplative arts in her practice.
32. Art Therapy Spot:
This comprehensive blog by art therapist Sara Roizen offers a wide variety of art therapy directives and examples.
33. Bodhi Simpson: Art
therapist and counsellor, Bodhi encompasses an integrative approach combining creative arts therapies, positive psychology, energy psychology, transpersonal & spiritual psychology,
mindfulness, and guided visualization.
Hanson-Adamidis: This art therapist specializes in children's mental health using the modalities of puppet-making, therapeutic stories and guided meditations.
Therapist: Expressive Arts Therapist Gloria Mahin shares
creative group therapy ideas that incorporate dance, art and theatre.
If you want to find out firsthand how art can help you to heal, reading a blog about firsthand experiences can help tremendously.
Gaynor: Sheri is an artist, author, and transformational life coach, weaving the alchemy of creativity and the wisdom of horses.
37. Intuitive Flow: Art
therapist Giora Carmi uses art therapy to heal from chronic nerve pain. He shares his own personal experiences of intuitive art-making on his blog.
38. Sundrip - Art for Life: This
blog brings together art therapy for mental health and art associated with the difficulties of Lupus and Fibromyalgia.
39. Tess Wyatt: Tess is an artist/teacher
livening in Edinburgh. She enjoys mixed media art journalling for self-care.
40. Art Stories:
This blog by art therapist Girija Kaimal offers short illustrated stories on self-expression, creativity and learning.
41. Laura Hollick: This
transformational performance artist shares her healing and teaching process through creative photography and expressive art.
42. Chrissie Richards: Chrissie is
largely a self-taught artist who communicates her feelings and experiences through painting.
43. Cheryle Bannon: Cheryle is
a spiritual intuitive artist, teacher, and mentor. Her art is all about feminine inspiration, spirit guides and connection.
44. The Art Prescription:
Registered nurse and artist Beverly Dyer offers a daily dose of art and haiku.
Grace: Amanda creates art for personal excavation, insight, empowerment and evolution.
46. Kaleidosoul: Ann Marie
Bennett uses soul collage as a personal practice and is a teacher of the process as well.
47. Artlysing: Honorata is an artist, art journal adventurer, art listener and convention shaker, pouring the inner self, soul
and heart onto pages of journals, canvases and many different mixed media forms.
Cranitch: This intuitive artist shares her emotional process on the journey between the inner calling of spontaneous art making and marketing herself as a professional artist.