ArtThread Blog: Connect, Create, Thrive!

We believe art and creative expression are critical for the emotional, intellectual and spiritual health of the whole individual and the entire community.

Splash! – Now on iPads!

Using Splash on IOS devices has been the number one request from our pARTners, and we’re pleased to share the good news – you can now do it!

We discovered a browser that bypasses the no-Flash policy of Apple’s iPads and iPhones, as well as certain Android devices. This browser is called Photon, and it is available in the Apple App Store. Once you install this app, you will be able to use Splash on your iPad! read more…

ArtThread partners with the Early Learning Institute

“Children see magic because they look for it.” –Christopher Moore

Looking for and finding magic is what our new pARTnership with the Early Learning Institute (ELI) of Sonoma County is all about.  ArtThread is helping ELI add new technology and training to their Tech n’ Tots program, a technology focused support program designed to expand and enhance a child’s access to play, communication and ultimately his/her social connections through the use of high tech (iPads, smartphones, computers, etc.) and low tech (pictures, icons, texture and touch cues, etc.) resources. read more…

ArtThread’s Colors of Care™ program begins at Superior Residences in Ft. Myers

Colors of CareThe ArtThread Foundation is launching their Colors of Care program at Superior Residences in Ft. Myers, Florida. Colors of Care is ArtThread’s innovative, experiential arts program that combines online technology, hands-on art-making, dedicated creativity mentors, and comprehensive training into a unified approach that improves quality of life for residents in assisted living and memory care facilities, and their families. read more…

ARTWorks Exhibit at Frost Museum features ArtThread art made by students in Miami-Dade art therapy program

Last week Jay and I had the great privilege of attending the gallery opening of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Clinical Art Therapy Department’s “ARTWorks” exhibit, at the Frost Museum. We were stunned by the fantastic work being done as part of this art therapy program – both the wonderful creativity of the students, and the stellar programming and support provided by the staff of art therapists. read more…

The Healing Power of Art

by David Haas

Anyone battling cancer knows the value of therapy. Be it medicinal, psychological, or homeopathic, therapy is one of the biggest weapons when fighting a disease like cancer. Whether you are fighting a rare and terminal disease such asmesothelioma, or you are dealing with breast cancer, everyone who suffers from cancer is engaged in the same fight. Cancer affects everyone differently, yet all the same. read more…