Resilience: Art Therapy for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Resilience: Art TherapyIMG 0459 1 for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Art Access provides art therapy workshops for survivors of sexual abuse and assault. This program provides adult participants with an opportunity to express themselves and heal through art. Led by a certified art therapist, this workshop series offers survivors of sexual abuse a safe and creative forum to express their experiences, emotions, and trauma. Survivors of any type of sexual abuse, trauma, assault, incest, rape, etc. and survivors of all genders are welcome in this program. Art Therapy provides survivors of sexual assualt with a safe and creative forum to express their experiences, emotions, and trauma.

Based on the Open Studio Project, founded in Chicago, participants will explore various art mediums individually and through a collective group experience. Participants will learn about intention, art-making and witness writing. This is an opportunity for previous participants to continue their self-exploration or for new participants to try out this unique form of therapy.






Resilience: Art Therapy for Survivors of Sexual Violence

WORKSHOP DATES: Five Wednesdays: OCT 30, & NOV 6, 13, 20, & DEC 4, 2019.

TIME: 5:30 – 8:00 pm


CONTACT: For details please contact Kerry Ellen Carlson at   or call 801-328-0703, option 4

You must register to attend.  Register here

We will offer another series in Spring 2020.


All workshops are designed for adults 17+. Youth under 17 may attend with parent consent. Please contact us if you have someone under 17 that would like to attend.


This program is provided with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Art Access is grateful to the following partners and funders for their generous support of this program: George S and Dolores Dore Eccless Foundation, the Robert Norris Charitable Foundation, and the McCarthy Family Foundation. Additionally, we want to extend a huge thanks to Jill Johnson for all her support and contributions to this program. 




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