Art Therapy Quotes – Sayings About Creativity, Therapy & Healing

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Art therapy quotes are a fantastic way to find inspiration. Discover the healing power of art with these sayings.

Art is a brilliant hobby for anxiety and depression, and doing it has been beneficial for my own mental health. It provides a way to unravel your mind, express yourself and let go. It allows you to access your subconscious mind.

After a good art therapy session, you’ll figure out stuff that can be extremely useful. What’s great is you don’t have to be good at art to do art therapy. In fact, the less you think about it and try to be perfect, the better.

Discover how art is therapy with these quotes from famous art therapists, artists, and healthcare professionals.

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My Journey with Art Therapy

I did an art therapy course in 2020 as well as another advanced art therapy course later on. I’d always wanted to do a course, but they were in person in Cape Town. Because of Covid, they moved online, and I was able to finally complete an art therapy course.

Doing art therapy during this incredibly challenging time was one of the reasons I managed to get through lockdown in one piece. It allowed me to let go of a lot of things, realize things about myself and connect with other humans in a time when it was extremely isolating.

Since then, I’ve done vision board workshops and mandala courses, all facilitated by the same amazing art therapist.

Reasons to Try Art Therapy

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Quotes About Art Therapy

If you’re looking for inspiration, information, or just want to read something pretty, here are some of my favorite quotes about art therapy.

Art is Therapy Quotes

“To use the arts expressively means going into our inner realms to discover feelings and to express them through visual art, movement, sound, writing, or drama. This process fosters release, self-understanding, insight and awakens creativity and transpersonal states of consciousness.”
Natalie Rogers
“Art is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.”
Auguste Rodin
“Art is an irreplaceable way of understanding and expressing the world.”
Dana Gioia
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
Pablo Picasso
“Art condenses the experience we all have as human beings, and, by forming it, makes it significant. We all have an in-built need for harmony and the structures that create harmony. Basically, art is an affirmation of life.”
Trevor Bell
“Art is the act of triggering deep memories, of what it means to be fully human.”
David Whyte
“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.”
John Lubbock
“The arts empower. The arts give a voice to the voiceless. The arts help transform…”
Robert L. Lynch
“Art is who we are. It facilitates self-realization in everyone.”
Philippe Benichou
“Art is the only power to free humankind from all repression.”
Joseph Beuys
“Art is the triumph over chaos.”
John Cheever
“Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.”
Pablo Picasso
“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”
Iwyia Tharp
“Art can permeate the deepest parts of us, where no words exist.”
Eileen Miller
“Art is not always about pretty things. It’s about who we are, what happened to us and how our lives are affected.”
Elizabeth Broque
“I make art to show my soul that I am listening.”
“Art is like therapy; what comes up is what comes up. It may be dark, but that’s what comes up. You may want to keep some of it in a drawer… but never judge it.”
Nick Bantock
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Healing Power of Art Quotes

“Art is a wound turned into light.”
Georges Braque
“Art is to console those who are broken by life.”
Fred Slunecka
“Art is for healing ourselves, and everybody needs their own personal art to heal up their problems”
Linda Ronstadt
“Being an artist means healing your own wounds and at the same time endlessly exposing them”
Annette Messager
“The pursuit of art on a regular basis may be the key to healing our minds and bodies.”
Kim Blair
“Creating artwork allows your mind to be in a safe place while it contemplates the tougher issues you are dealing with.”
George E. Miller
“At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer; a wordless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work and its integrity.”
Rachel Naomi Remen

Art Creativity Quotes

“The earth without art is just ‘eh’.” - Unknown
Rachel Naomi Remen
“Art is coming face to face with yourself”
“Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.”
Torrie T. Asai
“Art inspires, produces an unwillingness to settle for what we have and a desire for something better. It is the product and producer of creative activity, change; it is essential for continuous development.”
Russell L. Ackoff
“Art is a way of recognizing oneself”
Louise Bourgeois
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Final Thoughts On the Power of Art

Art has so much power. It’s a pure expression of the human soul. There’s nothing quite like doing it, looking at it, and feeling it. It can also be a form of self care.

Art therapy can be a great tool in understanding your anxiety and taking steps towards mastering it. It helps you learn about yourself, unpack your mind and give yourself the freedom to explore, make mistakes, let go and feel the things you struggle with.

Art is a safe place in a world where there aren’t many of them.

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