Studio E, a national art therapy program for adults with epilepsy, is offering a six-week seminar in May and June — the first Studio E program to be held in Virginia.
Danielle Jweid, who will lead the local Studio E program, said art therapy is used for all age groups in diverse settings. It is a combination of psychotherapy and creative expression using art materials.
he six-week program, funded by the Lundbeck Foundation in partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation of America, is free to participants.
The class will offer a safe place for participants to express emotion and thoughts that they wouldn’t normally be able to, said Jweid, a Newport News art therapist.
“It will help with emotional stressors and they’ll take away different modalities for stress release in the future,” she added, noting that the class will also act as a support group for people who often feel isolated.