TMG Art Resource Page

Creating art means different things to different people. For some, it’s a way to heal. For others, it’s a business that earns money. And for many people, it is a way to powerfully express themselves. Because art is such an important part of peoples’ lives, there are organizations that help artists with disabilities share their artwork with the public and others that support people through art therapy. Here are a few art therapy and art resources throughout Wisconsin that can help people who enjoy making art.

If you know of additional resources in your community that we should add to our art resources page, please contact Jennifer Brown, Communications Specialist, at jdbrown@tmgwisconsin.com.

Visual Art Resources

 

Arts, Etc.

www.artsetc1.com

Eau Claire, WI

Part art studio, part collaborative art space, Arts, ETC., provides day services for artists with disabilities, where artists of all abilities can come to express themselves through arts and crafts. We also offer artists with disabilities the opportunity to sell their art work in the same studio as their local peers who don’t have disabilities.

 

 

Art Therapy House

www.arttherapyhouse.org

Brown Deer, WI

The Art Therapy House offers a safe space for students to learn about art and about themselves through art therapy.

 

Artworking

www.artworking.org/ 

Madison, WI

The Artworking program provides professional art support for artists with cognitive disabilities who are looking to sell their art in the same venues that their peers who are not disabled sell their art.

 

Donna Lexa Art Centers

www.donnalexa.org  

Milwaukee, Waukesha and West Bend, WI

The Donna Lexa Art Centers provide adults with disabilities a place to learn about and create art, build community and strengthen creative thinking.

 

Expressive Therapies

www.expressivetherapies.net 

Appleton, WI

Expressive Therapy offers art therapy in individual or group settings, letting people express themselves in a healthy and creative manner utilizing art materials, images and the art making process to help foster personal growth and awareness.

 

Healing Thru Art

www.healingthruart.net

Oconomowoc, WI

At Healing Thru Art, people of all abilities can explore different types of art forms to help them work through personal issues and learn healthy ways to deal with life.

 

See My Art, Inc. (SMART)

www.seemyart.us/

Cable, WI

See My Art, Inc. (SMART) is a not-for-profit corporation that inspires, empowers, validates, and supports people with disabilities through art by providing public and online venues for artists with disabilities to display their art.

 

VSA Wisconsin

www.vsawis.org

Madison, WI and Statewide Residencies

VSA Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization that uses dance, drama, creative writing, music, and visual art to celebrate the creative power and artistic accomplishments of children and adults with disabilities throughout Wisconsin.

 

Music Resources

 

Amazing Grace Chorus

www.wai.wisc.edu/milwaukee/chorus.html

Milwaukee, WI

This chorus group is for people with early to mid-stage dementia, and it helps people build community and strengthen their memory through music.

 

Expressive Therapies

www.expressivetherapies.net 

Appleton, WI

Expressive Therapy offers music therapy for people interested in establishing and maintaining wellness in their lives through music.

 

St. Ann Center

www.stanncenter.org/for-the-community/music-therapy/

Milwaukee, WI

Explore your musical side while expressing your feelings, managing stress, improving communication skills and more at the St. Ann Center.

 

Stand in the Light Chorus

www.givingvoicechorus.org

Eau Claire, WI

Stand in the Light Chorus brings together people who love to sing who also have dementia as a way to strengthen memory and community ties while experiencing the power and beauty of music.

 

VSA Wisconsin

www.vsawis.org

Madison, WI and Statewide Residencies

VSA Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization that uses dance, drama, creative writing, music, and visual art to celebrate the creative power and artistic accomplishments of children and adults with disabilities throughout Wisconsin.

 

Performance Art Resources

 

Ex Fabula

www.exfabula.org

Milwaukee, WI

Ex Fabula is storytelling group that teaches people of all abilities creative ways to share their story with others at various workshops and at live storytelling events.

 

Hancock Center for Dance and Movement Therapy

www.hancockcenter.net

Madison, WI

The Hancock Center offers many different dance therapy and movement therapy classes, including classes for people with developmental disabilities.

 

VSA Wisconsin

www.vsawis.org

Madison, WI and Statewide Residencies

VSA Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization that uses dance, drama, creative writing, music, and visual art to celebrate the creative power and artistic accomplishments of children and adults with disabilities throughout Wisconsin.