Welcome to Art Therapy Connection Chicago! 

Founded in 2002, Art Therapy Connection (ATC) is a nonprofit organization that provides art therapy to students in the inner city of Chicago. ATC provides a yearlong art therapy program, during the school day, to students who have been identified as at-risk socially, emotionally and academically.

The art making process integrates art and creativity with therapy. For a student, art therapy reaches beyond verbal intervention providing a safe, fun and creative environment for self-exploration and understanding. The process of making artwork, the artwork itself and the description of the artwork by the student allows them a means to express thoughts and feelings that may not otherwise articulated. 






“Make the connection. Paint a brighter future.”