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Check Out Our New YouTube Channel!

Check Out Our New YouTube Channel!

ArtVan has a new YouTube channel! It’s our home for how-to videos for at-home projects, as well as video updates. Check it out! ArtVan Program YouTube Channel

ArtVan’s Art Bags Featured in The Cryer

ArtVan’s Art Bags Featured in The Cryer

Our friends at The Cryer newspaper have written a lovely article covering the rollout of ArtVan’s new Art Bag program! Full text below the image. ARTBAGS from ArtVan…Working Within The New Kind Of Normal Story by Keith Spiro, in-article images by Jamie Silvestri – Originally appeared in The Cryer, June 2020 edition How do you maintain a small degree of normal for kids when…

A quote from Jamie featured in The Cryer

A quote from Jamie featured in The Cryer

A quote from ArtVan Executive Director & Founder Jamie Silvestri recently appeared in The Cryer newspaper. Full text below the image! The Cryer Cares About Us… “Last fall at the Brunswick Farmers Market I did my usual routine, picking up The Cryer on my way in. Someone said, “Great picture in The Cryer!” I said…

ArtVan & Covid-19

ArtVan & Covid-19

As ArtVan is following Maine’s Mandate for Social Distancing, all of our Spring Programming is currently cancelled. We are reaching Youth through monthly, safely-distributed, new Art materials and Instructional Project Ideas. In April we distributed 157 “ArtBags” to 7 neighborhoods in 4 communities.  We also are presently working on instructional ArtVan Sessions on our new Youtube…

ArtVan Newsletter: Spring 2020

ArtVan Newsletter: Spring 2020

Here’s our newsletter for Spring 2020!

“Expressive Therapies – History, Theory, and Practice” by Cathy A. Malchiodi

An excerpt from the book Expressive Therapies by Cathy A. Malchiodi

Frontiers in Psychology: Art Therapy, Community Building, Activism, and Outcomes

Frontiers in Psychology: Art Therapy, Community Building, Activism, and Outcomes

A study by Holly Feen-Calligan, Julie Moreno and Emma Buzzard of Wayne State University. Full article below as published in the September 2018 edition of Frontiers in Psychology

American Art Therapy Association: “What is Art Therapy?”

American Art Therapy Association: “What is Art Therapy?”

The American Art Therapy Association has a great article explaining Art Therapy. Click the link below to see it!

Artist Spotlight: Jalin Coleman

Artist Spotlight: Jalin Coleman

Long-time Youth Artist Jalin Coleman was recently featured in a spotlight article by The Cryer. See the full article below.

ArtVan Featured on Maine Public Radio