THERAPEUTIC ART STUDIO FOR A CREATIVE OUTLET IN ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS
Rita's Therapeutic Art Studio provides an ideal, comfortable, therapeutic environment for learning. Our classes focus expression and creative, emotional release through painting and drawing for all ages 17 and up. Our art classes are designed to help individuals have a constructive and creative outlet in order to express themselves.
Art offers a way to reimagine their emotional struggles through the work itself and release conflicting emotional difficulties through visualization, and recognition. When combined with a critique and students talk about their individual issues from a new creative perspective; a synergy results that combines the best of both worlds of cognitive therapy and visual art.
Rita Crawford is an established local artist and award-winning caregiver in the Arlington Heights, Illinois area. Rita has a deep connection and extraordinary passion for enabling individuals to unlock their creative voices of expression and release their inner artistic vision. Her wide variety of inclusive art classes offer a safe space to relax and nurture the discovery of her student's inner creative voice; and offer a release of their emotions by manifesting them in a healthy, beautiful, method of translation through the universal language of visual art.
Oil Painting Section: The Classic Painter’s Medium Oil painting is one of the oldest forms of classical art. Rita's Therapeutic Art Studio offers the spectrum of the whole rainbow featuring all colors of oil paint for our students to utilize in their artwork. Oil paint is a medium of bright, gorgeous color. It is an excellent avenue for beginners to develop their individual artistic style and understand the components of the language of Art. As they begin to build a comfort level with this traditional medium; they can start to visualize their individuality and recognize and reframe their vision in a nurturing context that builds confidence and self-esteem.
Acrylic paint is a water-based fast-drying, versatile artistic medium. It is made from acrylic polymer and is much thicker and heavier than oil paint, which offers easier cleanup. Acrylic painting is a respected contemporary art medium and can be combined with oil painting to achieve a beautiful colorful result. The water-based nature of acrylic painting enables the use of transparency with gel medium and glazes and washes techniques in layers that upon mastery will enhance the students' visualization, creativity, and artistic vocabulary.
Develop Confidence & Self-Esteem
Acrylic paint is for all levels of artistic talent from children to adults, all will find a facility with manifesting their emotions and developing a constructive way to release their conflicts and build confidence and self-esteem in a creative and nurturing environment of encouragement and a community of artistic comradery and friendship.
Sketching is the foundation of all art. When you have an idea or are beginning a painting, it all starts with drawing and sketching. Sketching is a fun outlet for everyone. It is easy-to-learn as an art course where students utilize the primary materials such as pencils and pens to make quick drawings and develop a level of skill and confidence. All levels from children, to adults, students can learn to express themselves by drawing from a variety of sources including photos such as interior and exterior homes, fashion clothes, and learning to construct figures in two-dimensional space.
Art Classes & Memberships
Rita's Therapeutic Art Studio offer membership packages for $100, this does not include all supplies but can be purchased for an additional price. For eight-week membership fees, a free class is included at no extra charge. Rita's Therapeutic Art Studio Membership packages feature all Art Classes, including:
Our studio offers
Ladies' Night Out
Graduation & Anniversary Parties
After Work Paint & Relaxation
Therapeutic Music & Painting