Therapeutic Art Coaching

FOR ADULTS OF ALL AGES

(NO ART EXPERIENCE REQUIRED)

Therapeutic art coaching promotes art as a healing intervention to work through life challenges. Our 1-1 sessions are based on coaching principles and art therapy methods, which lend primary significance to the creative process. Art exercises such as painting, drawing and collage, will enable you to explore important themes and gain a better understanding of self.

During a session, our coach will guide you to resolve deeper issues using art as a safe medium of enquiry. Emphasis is placed on overcoming setbacks and moving towards desired goals in life. This is ideal for individuals who would like to engage their creative senses in a supportive coaching partnership. You do not need to be an artist to benefit from therapeutic art coaching. All you need is an open mind and a willingness to experiment!

Benefits

Artwork by Vanessa Tang. The Art Therapist's Office, 2019, Acrylic on paper, 29.7 x 21 cm

Self-awareness

Clarity through introspection

Artistic Growth

Creative exploration as a life-affirming experience

Catharsis

Art as an emotional release

Benefits

Artwork by Vanessa Tang. The Art Therapist's Office, 2019, Acrylic on paper, 29.7 x 21 cm

Confidence building

Higher self-esteem and self-confidence

Resiliency

Acceptance of life’s challenges and ability to self-manage

Goal setting

Clearer goals and direction in life

What happens in a session?

60 min Sessions

In each session, we will discuss an artwork that you will complete in your free time. These meaningful art exercises may include drawing, painting, collage and more. 

  • We will explore thoughtful themes and topics through your artwork
  • Reveal the subconscious mind through images
  • Identify feelings that may be unrecognised, suppressed or hidden
  • Address personal goals, challenges and motivations
  • Establish coping strategies and action steps to achieve your goals

Common Myths

Not true! Therapeutic art coaching is about the process and not the final product. Your coach is mainly concerned about how you express yourself through colour, lines, and shapes to derive personal meaning. The aesthetic appeal of your work is not important here as there is no “right” or “wrong” way to make art. Individuals with little or no art experience can still find satisfaction and transformation in the process!

Therapeutic art coaching is suitable for most age groups. While children are naturally inquisitive and less resistant towards art-making, adults can also benefit from this multi-sensory form of expression. Art has the ability to bypass the logical, rational areas of the brain to access and shed light on the unconscious.

The role of a coach is to work together with the client to understand how meaning is derived from the artwork created. A coach does not project his or her analysis onto your image. Although a coach could make informed observations, the client is ultimately the expert and the coach is a facilitator in opening up possibilities for discussion.

While art-making is involved in both scenarios, therapeutic art coaching is focused on art as a therapeutic tool to help you achieve your goals. In contrast, an art class focuses on teaching you the right techniques to produce a beautiful piece of art, with the main objective being the finished artwork itself.

Our Rates

  • 1 session @ US$130/hr
  • 3 sessions @ US$115/hr
  • 6 sessions @ US$100/hr

Rates shown above apply to online sessions only. In-person sessions may be provided for an additional US$15 per session. 

Payment in SGD is available for clients in Singapore.

THINGS TO NOTE

Art materials are not included. You will need basic art supplies such as watercolour, acrylic paints or pastels, and A4 or A3 paper.

We encourage clients to work on their artworks at home rather than in-session to maximise our valuable time together.

Please bring your completed artwork to each session (if meeting in-person) or email an image to your coach before an online session.

Free 20 mins introduction session

Get to know the coach. available for First-Time clients only

Free 20 mins introduction session

Get to know the coach. available for First-Time clients only