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I can’t blame you. For 40 years I have had the best seat in the house. I witness people unfold, come alive again, heal and grow through the arts. It’s the most satisfying job in the world. Helping people by making art and making a difference, what could be better than that? What is Expressive Arts Therapy? Expressive Arts Therapy

The start of the school year comes at a celebratory time in the cycle of the year. Summer is waning, and we may be feeling rested from vacation downtime. The work in the field to move us towards harvest is nearly completed. It is in this time that the internal work of planting new ideas, nurturing continuing

  Institute Graduate Ann Davis came to us from the Hawaiian Islands, bringing a deep interest in education and community organization, and a serious need for play in the arts.   When Ann came from Hawaii to the mainland, she missed the sense of family "ohana" and community, "the spirit of aloha." So it is fitting that she found

"Institute alumnae Carol Greenstein pursues twin passions, raising her three children and helping homeless youth succeed in the world." Carol with one of the many projects that help her students get in touch with and regulate emotions, express themselves, and learn to find their own wings.  The usual path to an institute education is pretty straightforward. Attend one

Successful graduates and students are making waves in the San Diego community, and hold positions of influence is key non-profits in the area. And successful professionals guarantee  not only Expressive Arts Services for the community, but professional quality internship experiences for new students: Jennifer Oliver, (EGS and Institute grad) is the new Artistic Director of A Step

One of the unforeseen outcomes of founding the Expressive Arts Institute was the popularity and expansion of educational applications in the expressive arts. Director Judith Greer Essex had experience bringing arts to the classroom, through a CalArts Grant in the '70's, and even our first class hosted an educator, Taru Rivera. Still, it took a while

  At the studio we are not approaching art to make a living but making art to live life fully with resilience. Pamela Underwood, MA is known for her artistic talents, her wonderful work with women in her Bodywriting Workshop and above all, for her determination. Her home and studio, located in the rugged mountains outside of Poway is artistic, beautiful and

At 15 Years, it's time to reflect. Judith and I are certainly proud of the impact the Expressive Arts Institute has made and the scores of lives touched over the past 15 years. Since our inception in 1998, we have had seven graduating classes hailing from 18 states and 9 different countries and we honor the diversity that creates in our cohorts. As part of