Art Therapy for Kids & Teens with Tammy’s Art Studio

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Tammy’s‌ ‌Art‌ ‌Studio‌ ‌supports‌ ‌kids‌ ‌and‌ ‌teens‌ ‌with‌ ‌ASD,‌ ‌ADHD,‌ ‌OCD,‌ ‌sensory‌ ‌aversions,‌ anxiety,‌ ‌depression‌ ‌and‌ ‌more. ‌ ‌ 

Who is Tammy’s Art Therapy for?

As an art teacher, Tammy has taught hundreds of kids over the last seven years and, as a qualified art therapist, she has also received additional specialist training in working with autism, as well as identifying and adapting to children with challenging behaviours.

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What can Art Therapy help with?

The aim of art therapy is to form a positive rapport with a client based on trust, so they will feel accepted and encouraged to support their learning, personal growth, and healing through art therapy.

With a focus on mindfulness and experimentation, expressive art therapy activities can help you:

  • Build self-esteem, self-awareness and autonomy
  • Build confidence and communication skills
  • Develop planning and problem-solving skills, and resilience
  • Relieve stress through mindful creativity
  • Develop skills to manage anxiety and anger
  • Deal with grief, loss and post-traumatic stress
  • Develop coping strategies for illness diagnosis and chronic pain
  • Cope with depression and other disturbing emotions
  • Resolve conflict and cope with family or relationship issues
  • Manage addiction and substance abuse
  • Increase memory, cognitive abilities and more

Tammy from Tammy's Art Studio

Professional and playful approach

There’s no ‘one’ approach to teaching art or using art as a therapeutic tool. Tammy’s teaching style is unique, individually tailored and delivered in a patient, calm, encouraging environment. Tammy is 100% committed to helping your child thrive while exploring their creative sides, but you don’t need to be good at art to benefit from art therapy. The focus is on engaging students in the process of experimentation and creativity, rather than the final product which allows them to open up and use their imagination and explore in their own way. And by taking away the pressure of perfection, we help kids build resilience and problem-solving skills. But most importantly, it allows them have fun!

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Affordable Art Therapy

Designed to complement professional counselling and psychology, these creative art therapy sessions incorporate fun, engaging activities, including:

  • Drawing
  • Painting     
  • Clay     
  • Collage     
  • Mask making     
  • Sculpture

Tammy’s Art Studio accommodates families with self-managed or plan managed NDIS plans, as well as privately funded sessions. 

Art studio setup

Why choose Tammy’s Art Therapy?

As someone who has experienced trauma as a child, art has been at the centre of Tammy’s healing journey. Art has given her greater self-awareness, helped her to build confidence and resilience. Tammy is living proof that it works.

In fact, this expressive approach has formed the foundation of Tammy’s Art Studio for many years, and Tammy knows how powerful making art can be as a way of communicating our personal stories. It is a very vulnerable, honest and raw form of expression.

It’s not something Tammy takes lightly. Understanding the needs of a child and how they best create art to see those benefits takes a massive amount of experience with children from multiple backgrounds, needs and learning styles. Tammy’s Art Studio is committed not only to the artistic development of a child but for them to feel acceptance, with room for mistakes, learning and personal growth.

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Testimonials

Thank you for your assistance with my Aboriginal great-nephew Charlie, who really benefited from the art therapy lessons. He was able to develop his art skills but was also able to improve his ability to plan, be more patient and accept that nothing in life is perfect. It gave him a feeling of being in control and improved his self-esteem.” – Anne G, Relative

We’ve been working with Tammy for 3 years. My son struggles with anxiety, has sensory issues as part of his ASD and deals with pain and other complications from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. He works well with Tammy and her approach is different to other art studios. One of our goals for him was to build confidence so that he might cope in a group class and through the one on one sessions with Tammy he was able to achieve this. Tammy always accommodates his needs in sessions and classes. Her ability to pick up on those cues and redirect and problem solve have been exactly what we’ve needed. My son now has a love of Art rather than a fear of it, and it’s been the best therapy for him.” – Kelly, mother

We attend private weekly art therapy lessons with Tammy for nearly a year now and she is a wonderful teacher to our son who has autism, ADHD and stress plus anxiety issues so we needed the one on one lessons. He enjoys doing art with Tammy who has shown him all different mediums and types of canvas and papers to work on. He comes away with lots of ideas and happy from his classes, she is the perfect teacher he finds her comfortable and easy going and follows her lead with paint, pens, clay and there is always take home items to show off as well . We would highly recommend her lessons to any parents for their kids and any age group, her studio is easy to get to and she always has a variety of things ready to do in your lessons.” – Pavlou Family

To find out more about Art Therapy at Tammy’s Art Studio and how Tammy can assist your child or teen, please visit www.tammysartstudio.com.au.

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