WHAT IS Theraputic Art Club?

Theraputic Art Club is a monthly, research-based  skills group run by a psychologist and art teacher at Wooster City Schools.  

Groups of 12 students meet after school following goals:

  • Using Art to Positively Influence the Community: By using their gift of art, students are able to impact the school and community through positve projects such as:

    • ​Painting suitcases for students emergency removed to foster care

    • Creating pay-it-forward artworks

    • Making mentor gifts

    • Decorating vases for hospice patients

    • Creating visual goal boards

  • Learn New Social Skills: Cultivating friendship and learning how to be a good friend is a theme that runs through our theraputic art curriculum.

Connect Card: Theraputic Art Club

WHY IS THIS GOOD FOR MY CHILD?

Benefits of Theraputic Art Club include:

  • Improved Sense of Accountability

  • Enhanced Engagement with the Community

  • Improved Sense of Control for Positively Influencing the Environment

  • Improved Social Pragmatic Skills

Theraputic Art Club is a part of the district's MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) model.  
 
Students who participate in Art Club have reported:
  • "I look forward to Art Club every month.  I am always asking, Is it today?"
  • "GIving back with my artwork makes me feel good."
 
 
HOW DO I KNOW THE ART PROGRAM IS WORKING?

Students invited to Theraputic Art Club will have a teacher rating scale completed prior to starting the group.  A social skills screener will inventory student needs and strengths related to social and coping skills.  

 

Monthly, parent communication letters will be sent home with students about the strategies promoted with your child.  Please talk about the techniques and scenerios with your child.

 

Bi-annually, teachers will complete social skillls screeners for your child.  The counselor will chart student progress.  A progress monitoring meeting may be requested by parents at any time.

Please sign and return the attached permission form to begin service.  With questions, contact:

David Hargrave, Executive Director

OHuddle

330-466-4825

dhargrave@ohuddle.org