Middle School Art Therapy Groups

Who & What: This Art Therapy Group provides an opportunity for children in 5th – 8th grade to develop self-awareness and expression by using art materials as a communication tool. Children will be asked to use art materials to express and process emotions and thoughts in a safe environment with supportive peers. The Art Therapy Group is led by Victoria Manheim, LPC and Art Therapist.  Children will create art for the first hour, and process their artwork the last half hour, by discussing their experience creating the art and what the artwork represents to them.

When & Where: Art Therapy Group is held at Florissa, 144 North Court in Dixon. / 5pm – 6:30pm

Art Therapy Group Schedule:

  • October 15th: Worry Group
  • November 12th: Sadness Group
  • December 10th: Self-Image/Esteem Group
  • January 14th: Grief Group
  • February 11th: Trauma Group

Cost: In order to provide you with an estimate of the Art Therapy sessions, all registration and insurance information forms must be submitted no later than a week prior to each group.

Registration: Due to COVID-19 and precautions in place, there is limited space (up to four participants ) for the Art Therapy Group; please call Janet O’Donnell at 815.288.1905, ext. 106 to register. The deadline to register is no later than a week prior to each group. If you would like to download the pdf flyer version for this information: The “Florissa Middle School Art Therapy Group” flyer.


This weekly program has been provided from your friends at Florissa in conjunction with TAP (The Autism Program of Illinois).

*Funding provided in whole or in part by The Autism Program of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Human Services.



P: (815) 288-1905 F: (815) 288-1935 | 144 North Court, Dixon, Illinois