Many years ago I inherited this list called "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 art can help you to heal, I invite you to read the free blogs listed below.
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
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
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.
Blogs by Art Therapists and Expressive Arts
If you are interested in getting to know more about art therapy, let the experts themselves teach you. Blogs by art therapists often provide new ideas, unique perspectives, and educational
Herriman: Jade is a creative business owner, art therapist, artist and certified life coach.
Martin: With a life long love of art making, Kassi brings a background in Counselling & Creative Therapy into her personal and professional practice.
23. Adventures in Art
Therapy: This blog teaches readers the power of art therapy and also tells stories about successful interventions.
24. Expressive Arts
Burlington: Topaz Weis is a Registered Expressive Arts Facilitator, Consultant, artist, dancer, astrologer and mother. She works with individual
clients and groups engaging their imagination.
26. Helen Ellis Art
Therapy: This art therapist has extensive experience working with children and teens in foster care, adoption and child welfare.
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.Leah Guzman: is an art therapist who supports creatives by connecting mind, body and soul
through the art-making process.
32. Art Therapy Spot:
This comprehensive blog by art therapist Sara Roizen offers a wide variety of art therapy directives and examples.
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.
35. Creativity in
Therapy: Carolyn Mehlomakulu is an art therapist
and psychotherapist who shares her creative resources with other mental health professionals in her blog.
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.
Hollick: This transformational performance artist shares her healing and teaching process through creative photography and expressive art.
Richards: Chrissie is largely a self-taught artist who communicates her feelings and experiences through painting.
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.
48. Art'iculate Art
Therapy: Felicitas is an art therapist with a private practice in Canada. She is also a Roman Catholic Nun.