Artplay’s individual expressive art sessions are designed to help children learn to identify their emotions because it is their job to be able to manage their own feelings as they mature.

Artplay sessions use feeling-based games, art-making, sensory play, and movement to help children explore their feelings. Some of the sensory activities include lotion-making, mixing snow, shave cream exploration, and play dough mixing. Art interventions include making a safe place box, creating a wish cake from clay, decorating a super hero cape or painting an animal mask. These activities help with things such as self-soothing, empowerment and creating a positive self-identity.

The sessions take place under a forest-like tent and there is a comfy couch for parents to relax. After each session, parents receive a follow-up email with insights from the session and suggestions for how to help your child at home. It is a team effort between parent and Artplay.

Ages: 4 to 18 years old
Length: 50 minute session, typically every other week
Cost: $95 per session
Available Session Hours: Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Camelot Square, 1130 E. Missouri Avenue, Building 300, Phoenix, AZ 85014

I am so grateful to have your expertise to better my daughter’s life. What you have shared with us helps me understand and see the bigger picture!”
— Amanda, Mother of a 5 year old that lost her sister in a car accident