Art Therapy for Chronic Pain Workshop


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Art Therapy for Chronic Pain Workshop

October 30, 2023 @ 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

White text over a purple tinted picture of the several people gathered around a table, painting abstract shapes on small canvases.  The table also has cups of blue and black paint on it. Text reads Art Therapy for Chronic Pain Workshop.

Do you live with chronic pain and wish to learn creative strategies for managing your symptoms? This virtual two-hour Art Therapy for Chronic Pain Workshop will provide an introduction to coping with pain through art. Facilitators will hold both a therapeutic and educational space for participants to practice a series of structured art directives.

No artistic experience is required! Participants are encouraged to bring whatever art materials they have at home, even if it is just a pen and paper. The directives will be mainly drawing based. 

Facilitated by Licensed Art Therapist, Bri Beck, LCPC, ATR and art therapist in training, Miriam Wright 

Additional Zoom Information

Meeting ID: 859 9474 6774

Passcode: AL2023

About the Facilitator

Miriam Austin-Wright (they/she) is a graduate art therapy student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from Indianapolis, Indiana. A nonbinary, biracial, and disabled individual, Miriam is committed to building an intersectional therapeutic lens that perceives individuals as the multifaceted and experienced beings they are, capable of enacting transformation personally and in the communities in which they live. As an art therapist in training, they hope to work from an eclectic approach, fusing and drawing from multiple therapeutic perspectives to create a decolonial, consumer-driven, liberating, and highly creative space. 

Art Therapy for Chronic Pain Workshop Access Information

AI captioning and ASL will be available for this event. For any other access needs, please email

Art Therapy for Chronic Pain Workshop Sponsor Information

This event is brought to you by the Arts and Culture Project at Access Living, Bodies of Work: Network of Disability Art and Culture, and the Disability Culture Activism Lab (DCAL).

DCAL, a teaching lab housed under the department of art therapy and counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As a platform for creative disability art and advocacy projects, DCAL uses a peer support and collective care model in which disability community members from Access Living and art therapy graduate students collaborate as disability culture makers for social change.

Bodies of Work is a part of the Department of Disability and Human Development within the College of Applied Health Sciences at University of Illinois-Chicago.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and Shirley Ryan Abilities Lab. The contents of this project were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RTCP0005). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this project do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.