What is Therapeutic Painting? With a painting instructor guiding you, these types of activities have shown to improve your mental health. Creating or viewing art is used to help with exploring emotions, coping with stress, and helping one to learn about self- awareness and self- esteem and also add social skills. Therapeutic painting gives you the ability to learn something new or revive one’s artist talents or just have a mini escape from everything happening around you. Therapeutic painting focuses more on the product itself, with the overall goal to create a specific piece of pleasing artwork. The goal is to create something that is interesting, beautiful, or just visually appealing while enjoying the absence of stress and negative energy that surrounds us.
Presenter: Krista Scott
Krista Scott is a graduate of SUNY Purchase Art school in New York. Krista earned a 4-year degree in Fine Arts. Her passion teaching art started in 1998 to all ages. As a Camp Art teacher, she landed an art teaching position in Bedford, New York. After working there for a few years, she worked with many private schools as After school art teacher. Becoming a mother of two boys she started a party business with art classes and party favors incorporated. Since art has always been her first love and passion a new chapter has started. In 2018 she followed her dream to write a book. She became a self-published author and illustrator to her first children’s book series Ollie, The many adventures of Ollie and friends. Since then, she has continued her series with a new book in 2019 Ollie the Sand Artist. You can find her books online and on her website at KreativeBooksbyKrista.com. She has developed a passion to excite young readers by providing colorful pages and playful characters that engage children in the reading experience.
In 2019, Krista had been faced with Breast Cancer and soon became a patient at Joy’s Angels Healing Center. The love and support that she found from all the amazing people who work there, inspired her to become a member and volunteer for “Joy’s Angels, in Mountain Lakes, NJ. She has been doing Art classes for schools, after school programs and now as therapy for patients at centers for young and old, which gives them something to focus on and to help their healing process. Painting classes like this and other great activities your center provides are some of the many reasons why she loves being a part of patient’s journeys.
If you would like to contact Krista for additional therapeutic painting programs please email her at firstname.lastname@example.orgKreativeBooksbyKrista.com