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Creative Clay announces art therapy program for female military and veterans

Creative Clay announces art therapy program for female military and veterans

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – We're pleased to announce a new program, part of our Creative Care multidisciplinary arts in wellness program, geared toward providing art therapy workshops for female military personnel and veterans.

The workshops will focus on exploring creative expression in a safe environment, increasing self-awareness, enhancing well-being, and connecting with oneself and others.  No prior art experience is necessary.  The workshops are free, every Friday from April 22 through June 10, but registration is required.  Email Marcy Miller at marcy@creativeclay.org.  The Creative Care Art Therapy Workshops for Women program is supported in part through funding from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.

"Research suggests that female veterans may find it more beneficial to explore troubling experiences and emotions through creative sensory expression rather than utilizing talk therapy alone,” said Marcy Miller, Creative Clay Program Director.  “The Creative Care Workshop for Women will use an evidence-based art therapy model to promote enhanced feelings of safety and well-being, as well as increased self-awareness and emotional self-regulation."    

Creative Clay's Creative Care arts in wellness program serves patients, families and caregivers in healthcare communities in the greater St. Petersburg region of Florida.  Creative Care addresses the whole person in the healthcare/institutional setting and forwards Creative Clay's vision of making the arts accessible to all.  Creative Care, a program offered through Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center, is a multidisciplinary art in wellness program serving patients, families and caregivers in healthcare communities in the greater St. Petersburg region of Florida.  Creative Care addresses the whole person in the healthcare/institutional setting and forwards Creative Clay's vision of making the arts accessible to all.

Creative Care has had teaching artists provide outreach art programs at Goodwill, CASA, Menorah Manor, All Children's Hospital, and Sabal Palms.

About Creative Clay

Creative Clay's mission is to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives by providing expressive, educational and vocational experiences in the arts.

Creative Clay's core program is its Community Arts Program, which serves 50-60 adult artists with neuro-differences each week.  Through the implementation of additional offerings, such as the Artlink employment program, Creative Care Arts in Wellness outreach program, and its Pinellas County Schools' partnership Transition program, individuals of all ages and abilities are mentored, taught and empowered to become working artists who actively create, market and sell their work.

Learn more about Creative Clay, its vision of equality through art, and its programs at www.creativeclay.org.  Like Creative Clay on Facebook, follow on Instagram @creativeclaystpete; follow on Twitter @creativeclay and LinkedIn.

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