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Our Story

Girl Painting with Instructor
Our Mission is to support emotional healing through art & creative expression for those living in pain, grief, fear or stress. Art and Creativity for Healing is a 501(c3) nonprofit organization.
We give pain a voice and meaning by providing expressive abstract art workshops to support emotional healing. We’re different from other art programs. Our Art4Healing® curriculum contains strictly guided exercises, rather than loosely formatted art sessions. These exercises are specially designed to elicit emotional responses. Participants leave encouraged, with enhanced clarity and insight. Our Art4Healing Workshops are offered to the public and through community programs. They have helped tens of thousands of men, women, and children give their pain a voice through paint, color, and self-expression.
Our Founder, Laurie Zagon, has facilitated Art & Creativity For Healing workshops since 1985. Using her method of Art4Healing®, she has helped thousands of children and adults use paint to process stress, illness, or grief in hospitals, through local and national nonprofit community organizations, and at studio workshops in Orange County. The Zagon method of Art4Healing® was initially developed in New York in 1987 to help busy Wall Street executives conquer stress.

In Their Words

Read what people say about how Art4Healing Workshops helped them overcome their pain or difficulty.
Logan

Logan

Overcame Grief

“I wanted to thank you very much for the wonderful experience Jeff and specially Logan had yesterday at your Art Studio. I spoke to Jeff this morning, he said that yesterday was the most that little Logan had opened up since his mom passed away. Thank you again.”

-Alexandra B.

Venesia

Venesia

Learned to Let Go

"Amazing class. Helped me to express myself and open up. Taught me how to let go and allow my self to make mistakes. Without this class I would still be stuck in my black isolated hole."

-CPL Venesia

John

John

Overcame Anger

"These workshops have been life changing. I was mad at him, the world, the Church and God. It is here in the workshop I made peace and can move on. Thank you to the instructor."

-Participated in the weekly Human Option Shelter Art4Healing workshop

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Come and Join Us

Experiencing a hardship? Want to help others work through difficulties? Looking for a great cause to support? You've come to the right place. There are lots of ways to participate in Art4Healing and to give pain a voice and meaning with art.
Paint

Paint

Take a workshop! We offer workshops through more than 35 partner agencies, and offer weekend workshops at our Laguna Hills studio. Or, take an online course.

Teach

Teach

Want to teach? We offer a University accredited program and International Online Certification, designed for a wide variety of professionals. Learn how you can share our Art4Healing® method.

Volunteer

Volunteer

Get involved! Support Art & Creativity for Healing and serve together by joining the HeARTs for Healing Women's Guild, or volunteer to be a fundraising leader.

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Visit our studio

23011 Moulton Parkway, Suite I-5
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Give us a call

949.367.1902
Mon - Fri, 8:30 - 4:30

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