Therapeutic Arts Series
Select Sundays from 1pm - 4pm
The University of West Florida Pensacola Museum of Art Therapeutic Arts Series is composed of workshops and open museum days aimed to benefit our community through Art Therapy, which utilizes art making and creativity to support personal and relational treatment goals. Art Therapy is used in a number of ways: to improve cognitive and sensorimotor functions, to foster self-esteem and self-awareness, to cultivate emotional resilience and enhance social skills, and to resolve conflicts and distress. The Therapeutic Arts series has two focus areas including individuals with physical or cognitive special needs and individuals who have experienced mental health issues or trauma. Through a combination of techniques, we aim to create an experience that improves the lives of participants by supporting their physical, mental and emotional stability, and introduce the museum as a resource and space that helps bring awareness and cultivates community for those in need.
The galleries will have various art-making experiences designed by local art therapist Anne-Marie Collins.
A Sensory Break Room will be available for those who may need it.
September - Therapeutic Art Series: Special Needs Day
November - Therapeutic Art Series: Self Care Workshop
The Therapeutic Arts Series is sponsored by a grant from Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival