Dandelion Art Studio
Dandelion Art Studio is an art therapy group practice that provides therapeutic, expressive, and creativity programming for children, adolescents, teens and young adults. Our services consist of individual sessions, workshops, private events and public speaking engagements. At Dandelion Art Studio our goal is to build a community for individuals by offering a space, materials, and meaningful programs to nurture and cultivate creativity, insight, and artistic skills in a relaxing and supportive atmosphere. We place a significant value on the belief that creativity and art therapy can be used for growth, transformation, relaxation, healing and even fun.
What is Art Therapy?
Art Therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the Art Therapist, use media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflict, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. Art therapy can improve or restore a client’s functioning and his or her sense of personal well-being. Art therapy practice requires knowledge of visual art and the creative process, as well as of human development, psychological, and counseling theories and techniques.
- American Art Therapy Association, 2013
"Art is language." - Wynona Mulcaster
Dandelion Art Studio is located within The Art Colony nestled along a tree lined street in the Chicago neighborhood of Avondale/Logan Square. It is an intimate and cozy space to explore the power of creativity. It offers small group sizes,a wide range of usable art materials and complimentary beverages.
The art studio is centered around a large table that facilitates community and connection while engaging in the creative process. The space is stocked with all kinds of art materials including paints, markers, colored pencils, decorative papers, trinkets, beads, fibers, and more. All materials are provided, however if there is a material that you don't see and are interested in exploring, please let us know!