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Our Story

Our Story

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.

Our Art4Healing® Workshops are offered to the public and through community partner organizations. These expressive art workshops are for anyone experiencing emotional, spiritual or physical impacts from a devastating loss, a frightening illness, an out-of-control circumstance, a family unhinging, or other life trials. They have helped thousands of men, women, and children give their pain a voice through paint, color, and personal processing on canvas.

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.

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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.


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.


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


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

Our Team

Meet our Art & Creativity for Healing Staff!
Laurie Zagon
Laurie Zagon
Founder & Executive Director
Mary Grace Sanchez
Mary Grace Sanchez
Program Director
Amy Durso
Amy Durso
Program Coordinator
Lindsay Reskey
Lindsay Reskey
Graphic Designer

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