53 Art Therapy Blogs You Do Not Want To Miss!

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Stuartcline.com presents the 53 top Art Therapy Blogs. This blog is to share with you the 53 top art therapy blogs. I update this blog as I find more blogs that I find worthy of this list. I look for blogs that are creative, inspiring, and give value to other art therapists. I Also look for blogs and websites that provide free products, like video’s, e-books, demonstrations on art projects and me. If you have an art blog that you have created or know of and want my to take a look to include please email mail me. Check out this website on the link at the end of the blog for great resources for the creative mind, art therapist, or someone who wants some creative coaching. There are a lot of helpful resources that I have added here. I hope this add’s value to your life. My best, Stuart

The following blogs can offer general information about art therapy, as well as                links to books and articles you can read to find out more.

1. Psychology Today: The Healing Arts :This blog is run by an art therapist who posts topics about                advocacy days, art therapy intervention ideas, and more. If you are looking for the basics of this practice, this is a good blog to check out.
2. Medical Art Therapy : This blog is great to turn to in order to get an overall education on art therapy. Read stories about successful cases, find out unique ideas, and get helpful tips with this blog.
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. Art Therapy Reflections : Learn some musings on this practice, as well as the basic science behind it,                when you check out this blog.
5. Art Therapy Guide : Find out what art therapy is, as well as information about relevant  programs.
6. Arts in Health & Care : This blog serves as a spot to get basic information about this practice, and also                discusses news related to art therapy.
7. Artandhealing’s Posterous : This blogger uses art and dance to heal, and can give you ideas on how to do it yourself. You can also get basic facts about this practice when you peruse this blog.
8. Art Therapy Los Angeles : Let this therapist share stories about interesting clients, inspiration, and ideas to give you a basic understanding of this practice.
9. Mullumbimby Art Therapy : This blog offers interesting thoughts, ideas, and resources for anyone who                wants to find out more about art therapy.
10. Health Care Fine Art : This therapist offers an overview of art as therapy, as well as ideas regarding using art to heal.

Here are some blogs that offer a lot of creative ideas for art therapy.

11. Joyful Art Therapy : This blog offers plenty of ways to practice art therapy in your life. There are also links to helpful workshops and books.
12. Art Therapy Techniques from the Field : Find out about techniques that you can use in your life to feel a bit calmer and more content in general. They come straight from a practicing art therapist.
13. Self-Guided Art Therapy : If you are not yet sure whether you should consult a professional to get started                in art therapy, you can check out these ways to try it out on your own.
14. Creative Juices Arts : Allow this blogger to inspire you to get creative. She explains that even those who do not think they are creative can use art therapy to relax and heal.
15. KinderArt : Whether you work with disabled children or are just curious about some of the best lesson plans for kids interested in art therapy, check out this blog.
16. Higher Art : This art therapist offers solutions that are especially tailored for children. Find out some ways to  help your kids cope with art therapy.
17.Expressiveartworkshops.com  A  great place for resources and coaching for creative minds, and art therapists.  
Blogs from Organizations

Some professional organizations offer blogs on their website. These can provide you with links to resources, or even offer the opinion of professionals. Either way, you can be sure that these types of blogs are legitimate and offer plenty of information.

18. The Potomac Art Therapy Association: Drawing from Within : This blog keeps readers updated with news about art therapy, new opportunities, resources, and support. Whether you are quite advanced in this subject or want to get to know more, you should find this blog helpful.
19. Art Therapy Scholars Blog : The American Art Therapy Association, or AATA, has come together with the  Florida State University Art Therapy Association, or FSU-ATA, to create this blog. The point is to help professionals and students alike to get in touch, get new ideas, and flourish  in this industry. If you are considering getting involved in art therapy, this is a good place to start.
20. Fractured Atlas : This organization of artists provides support and ideas when it comes to healing through                art.
21. National Center for Creative Aging : This organization encourages everyone to use art, music, and more everyday, especially as they age.

Blogs by Art Therapists

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 videos, so give them a chance to share their information with you.

22. Malissa Morrell : This art therapist is also a marriage and family therapist, so if you are looking for help                related to this area, consider her blog. You can find inspirational videos and tips here.
23. Elizabeth Beck : Let this therapist advise you about new treatment methods while offering interesting videos that can teach more about this subject.
24. Adventures in Art Therapy : This blog teaches readers the power of this method, and also tell stories about successful interventions. You can also find out a bit more about the practice by watching informative videos here.
25. The Butter Compartment : This art therapist is still new to the field, and writes about therapy in relation to diabetes. Check out her artistic creations with old diabetes trash, such as tubes and test strips.
26. Jen Berlingo, MA : This professional has experience with art therapy, Reiki healing, and psychotherapy, which means readers can learn a lot from her.
27. The Unfolding Moment : Many people like to check out another person’s take on certain works of art. If this describes you, read this blog by art therapist Tracy Hart.
28. Lani Puppetmaker’s Blogspot : Get some inspiration and ideas from this art therapist’s site. She often                posts interesting art, explaining her take on it.
29. 365 Days of Being 30 : This therapist is not shy about sharing her works, including customized journals                and magazines that she has been published in. Share in her excitement while learning a bit about what she does when you visit this site.
. Creativity in Motion : Read this art therapist’s musings and ideas on art and this practice in general.
31. Knowing Imagination : If you want to check out some reflections on art therapy, as well as this therapist’s book recommendations, give this blog a chance.
32. Marketing Mindfulness : Poppy Terris is an art therapist with a few things to say about this practice, so be prepared to learn a little when you read her website.
33. Sadiejay’s Blog : Use this blog to find out about classes centering on art therapy, as well as reasons to work with an art therapist.
34. When We Were Made : Follow the journey of this recent graduate as she gets experience as an art therapist in the real world.
35. Neuroscience in Art Therapy : This therapist combines the ideas of art and science, so give this unique                perspective a chance.
36. Denver Art Therapy & Counseling : This therapist focuses on issues related to divorce and separation, so check out art therapy in this context.
37. Stuartcline.com – This therapist focuses on art therapy resources and inspirational stories with a counseling perspective.
Blogs for Healing

If you want to find out firsthand how art therapy can help those who are trying to recover, reading a blog about it can help tremendously. Not only will you be able to read the stories of various bloggers, but you can also see the very artwork that expresses how they feel.

38. Modus Vivendi : This blog displays a large gallery of art created by those who are using art therapy to heal.
39. My Monster Has a Name : This blogger uses art therapy to heal from childhood abuse, so check out the                musings posted here, as well as a gallery of art related to the healing process.
40. The People Behind My Eyes : This blogger is in the recovery process and often uses art therapy to help. Check out the artwork created during this process.
 41. Crackers and Juiceboxes : This is another survivor in recovery who uses art therapy to get through life.                Read her story and check out her art.
42. Survivors Can Thrive! : This blog has a separate category for art therapy, so check it out to see how this blogger uses it to recover from child abuse, PTSD, and other devastating experiences.
43 Mind Parts : Find out how an adult male uses art to cope with a past of being sexually abused as a child.
44. Art Constellation : This blog mainly consists of interesting drawings derived from art therapy sessions.
45. Beautiful Dreamer : This blogger mostly talks about the struggle with Dissociative Identity Disorder, but the blog does include a separate section for artwork.
46. Turning Turning : This blogger is an art therapist who writes about how the practice has helped her sort out her own issues. Rather than writing about the method from the perspective of an art therapist, she writes about it from the point of view of a survivor.
47. Soul Humming : Check out the various pictures created by this blogger, who is a breast cancer survivor.
48. The Survivor Mural Project : As you can expect from the name, this blog allows survivors to each create a piece of a large mural. Those invited to participate are people recovering from sexual violence.
49. Expressive Art : Find out a little about this blogger by looking at her art. She uses this practice for inner                exploration.
 50. Sue Doodles : This fun blogger encourages others to doodle and sketch as she does to get out emotions.
51. Inspired : This breast cancer survivor uses art to help heal, and she is not shy in showing it off.
52. My (Getting Better) Story : Check out this abuse survivor’s drawings and poetry as she copes with the past.
Art Educational blogs:
53. http://maniscalcogallery.com : This is a website with a blog by Rob Maniscalco whose goal is to encourage and empower people to explore their potential for self-expression through painting and drawing. In addition to a blog he has free YouTube videos on portrait painting, understanding values and more.
 Keep up the great work creative people!!!!!
My best, Stuart

About stuartcline

I have been a therapist for over 15 years, and certified life coach for over 2. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Art Therapist, and a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. I believe the world is a better place when people are inspired and have hope. Positive people lead happy lives. My hope is that my blog stuartcline.com will offer those who read it an uplifting thought or a tool to give their life even more quality. I believe our best thinking has given us the results we now have and if we want another outcome then we need new information. I offer new information. I believe in you and the positive choices that you are making. Do what feels right and stop doing what does not. My hope is that our good deeds will ripple out into the world and leave it a little better then it was before. My goal is to make it easier for people to smile. Smiling matters. It leaves the world a little brighter and our hearts a little lighter. My hope is that smiling will be so common and contagious that we may all need to wear sunglasses, because the light created from the smiles is blinding. With kindness, Stuart
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10 Responses to 53 Art Therapy Blogs You Do Not Want To Miss!

  1. Pingback: 52 Art therapy Blogs you do not want to miss! | Tools to live an Inspired Life- Stuart Cline

  2. Stuart! This is quite an impressive list! Thank you so much for sharing it! PS: I’m also an LPCC and Art Therapist living in LA, working primarily with folks in recovery, and would love to chat sometime.

  3. Thanks Stuart! I just tweeted and retweeted your link. My blog is first on the list! Sweet! It is now called Arts and Health and the more recent stories are strictly art therapy related. Thanks again for reposting this as other websites promoting “art therapy blogs” are censoring many of the good links on this list. Shame, shame!

  4. Thanks for sharing Stuart. I’ve included your blog on Facebook. Hopefully making some art therapy ripples.

  5. khthompson says:

    Reblogged this on khthompson and commented:
    Very good article on Art Therapy with links to see awesome art.

  6. Love this Stuart, thanks for sharing!!!!

  7. Nolan says:

    Hi, Stuart. Thanks for the hard work–I re-posted your blog in a lot of places. You might have a look at this growing blog from Southwestern College as well….

    http://swc.edu/category/blogs/art-therapy/

    Thanks so much…

    Jim Nolan
    Southwestern College

  8. rjs12 says:

    Than you so much! I have a friend who has taught me how to use a mandala in my work with my clients: http://www.mandalainnerlight.com

  9. theartoftherapy says:

    Hi Stuart! thank you for this post! its of great help! I’m a certified Art Therapist myself, and I just started a blog on Art Therapy called The Art of Therapy. It would be great if you could check it out and give me some advice and feedback! http://theartoftherapy1.blogspot.co.il/
    Thanks!
    Aiala

  10. Hi Stuart
    Thanks for this list! I am an artist and art therapist MPS, now working on my MSW. I work creatively with many people and am continually inspired by the the transformative potential of our creative process.
    my website:
    http://susanleopold.com/

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