Arts for Healing brings the expressive arts to children, families, and older adults in greatest need throughout Dutchess County. Immersive experiences in visual arts and media empower participants to communicate ideas and feelings that may be difficult to express otherwise, such as memories, emotions, and personal experiences. Our staff are credentialed professionals who use specific arts-based activities to support, maintain, and improve overall health, physical, emotional and cognitive functioning, interpersonal skills, personal development, and quality of life. We work with diverse collaborators to develop unique, creative Arts for Healing programs. Current and past partners include Vassar Warner Home, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, The ARC of Dutchess, The Children’s Home, Support Connection, and Greystone Programs.
Each Arts for Healing workshop is specifically designed to meet the needs of the population being served. If you would like to speak with us about Arts for Healing, please contact Mary Ellen at 845.471.7477 or MaryEllen@FeelTheArtEffect.org.