Our Mission is to support emotional healing through art & creative expression for those living in pain, grief, fear or stress. Art and Creativity for Healing is a 501(c3) nonprofit organization.
We give pain a voice and meaning by providing expressive abstract art workshops to support emotional healing. We’re different from other art programs. Our Art4Healing® curriculum contains strictly guided exercises, rather than loosely formatted art sessions. These exercises are specially designed to elicit emotional responses. Participants leave encouraged, with enhanced clarity and insight. Our Art4Healing Workshops are offered to the public and through community programs. They have helped tens of thousands of men, women, and children give their pain a voice through paint, color, and self-expression.
Our Founder, Laurie Zagon, has facilitated Art & Creativity For Healing workshops since 1985. Using her method of Art4Healing®, she has helped thousands of children and adults use paint to process stress, illness, or grief in hospitals, through local and national nonprofit community organizations, and at studio workshops in Orange County. The Zagon method of Art4Healing® was initially developed in New York in 1987 to help busy Wall Street executives conquer stress.
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In Their Words
Read what people say about how Art4Healing Workshops helped them overcome their pain or difficulty.
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Come and Join Us
Experiencing a hardship? Want to help others work through difficulties? Looking for a great cause to support? You've come to the right place. There are lots of ways to participate in Art4Healing and to give pain a voice and meaning with art.
Take a workshop! We offer workshops through more than 35 partner agencies, and offer weekend workshops at our Laguna Hills studio. Or, take an online course.
Want to teach? We offer a University accredited program and International Online Certification, designed for a wide variety of professionals. Learn how you can share our Art4Healing® method.
Get involved! Support Art & Creativity for Healing and serve together by joining the HeARTs for Healing Women's Guild, or volunteer to be a fundraising leader.
Go Live with Art4Healing®
An online Art4Healing® LIVE Workshop allows you to experience the Art4Healing method in a group and interact with a certified facilitator, just like you would in a classroom setting.
Now, you can experience the power of healing art wherever you are!