Creative Arts Therapies
What is Creative Arts Therapies?
Through the use of Creative Arts Therapies, individuals with special needs, which include mental, physical or developmental disabilities, are encouraged to maximize their potential. Using art, dance/movement and music as a therapeutic tool, individuals address academic, motor, emotional, and social skills as well as develop talents in the fine arts. Each participant receives individualized attention with personally designed goals tailored to meet his/her needs.
Learn more about Creative Arts Therapies on the web:
• American Music Therapy Association musictherapy.org
• American Art Therapy Association arttherapy.org
• American Dance Therapy Association adta.org
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ADULT CLASSES This Summer! Group classes for adults with special needs ages 18 and up.
Art Makers Ages 18 and up Instructor: Kelly Pecl-Dreamer, MA, AT
Proudly supported by VSA Ohio/Cleveland Area Service Division, Art Makers is a multimedia visual arts experience for adults with special needs. Individuals create their own unique pieces of art while participating in drawing, clay, sculpture, printmaking, painting, and collage-making activities. Select pieces may be chosen to display or used in various art exhibits at Beck Center.
If you have any questions regarding this class, please contact Brittany Lesch, associate director of Creative Arts Therapies at 216.521.2540 x34 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays; 6:30 to 7:30 pm; Summer Session: 6/11/13-7/30/13; 8 weeks; Tuition: $120; Location: Creative Arts Studio Room 109, Creative Arts Building; Class size: min. 4/max. 10
*No previous experience needed!
Music Makers Ages 18 and up Instructor: Brittany Lesch, MT-BC
Proudly supported by VSA Ohio/Cleveland Area Service Division, Music Makers is an instrumental and vocal ensemble experience for adults with special needs. Individuals choose preferred music to play, develop needed social skills to work together, collaborate on reading and writing music, and learn how to perform for an audience. A performance for family and friends will be arranged at the end of class at Beck Center.
Tuesdays; 5:15 to 6:15 pm; Summer Session: 6/11/13-7/30/13; 8 weeks; Tuition: $120; Location: Creative Arts Studio Room 111, Creative Arts Building; Class size: min. 4/max. 10
*No previous experience needed!
Open enrollment throughout the year
Through the use of the music and art as a therapeutic tool, therapists provide private sessions for individuals of all ages with special needs including but not limited to those with developmental disabilities, genetic disorders, autism spectrum disorder, cognitive impairment such as traumatic brain injury or dementia, and emotional needs. Individuals are encouraged to maximize their potential through successful and accessible experiences designed to meet the specific goals and objectives of each individual.
• 30, 45, or 60 minute sessions
• Individual or group opportunities
• Initial Assessment required
• Individualized Treatment Plan
• Schedule based on therapist and client availability
• Music therapists credentialed via Certification Board of Music Therapists (CBMT)
• Art therapists credentialed via Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB)
An assessment is required prior to registration. For further information or to schedule an assessment, contact Brittany Lesch, MT-BC in Creative Art Therapies at 216.521.2540 x34.
Contractual and Consultation Services
Throughout the year
Creative Arts Therapies services are available to community-based agencies and organizations throughout Northeast Ohio. Our staff travels to early childhood centers, schools, adult activity centers, and healthcare facilities providing art therapy, music therapy, and adapted programs in theater and yoga.
Presentations for community groups or professional organizations are available to meet specific needs. In-services of any length may be designed to demonstrate the use and effectiveness of Creative Arts Therapies as well.
• Early childhood arts classes
• Rehabilitative and Healthcare facilities
• Day Habilitation arts programs+++
• Field Trips @ Beck Center
• Special events, festivals, fairs
For more information or to schedule an introductory session, contact Brittany Lesch, MT-BC in Creative Arts Therapies at 216.521.2540 x34.