Seven Stars Adds Art Therapy to Weekly Programming
Seven Stars, a residential treatment center and assessment program for teens ages 13-18 for teens with neurodevelopmental disorders, recently added art therapy to their students’ weekly schedule.
Nate Pack is an art teacher and working artist who works on numerous commissions, illustrations, and murals in the Salt Lake City area. He currently has his work in an international show in London. Nate is doing art therapy with students at Seven Stars a couple of times a week. “In my work with Seven Stars students, I try to provide prompts and projects that encourage self-exploration, another outlet and way to communicate,” says Nate. “We have drawn the Top Things in Life, sculpted temporary free-standing works with Plasticine clay, and produced a Monster concept based off of our Greatest Fears. The kids have been pretty responsive and seem to look forward to art time each week.”
During art therapy sessions, students are split into two small groups where they are able to receive one on one attention and have more space to express themselves.
“We find that our students often really struggle with articulating their thoughts and/or feelings. Art is an incredible outlet for this expression to shine through,” comments Nate.
“We are so excited to implement such a beneficial and therapeutic part of our programming,” says Makenzie Koehn, Director of Business Development.
About Seven Stars
Seven Stars is a leading assessment program and residential treatment center for teens ages 13-17 who struggle with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. For more information about programming at Seven Stars, please visit https://discoversevenstars.com or call 844-601-1167.