The Bridge Creative Arts Therapy Program recognizes the value of creative expression in the therapeutic process. Art and poetry are excellent vehicles through which many Bridge clients work through and express their thoughts and feelings which often facilitates positive growth in their recovery.
About The Bridge Arts Program
Under the leadership and guidance of a licensed art therapist, Bridge clients create works of art in several media – painting, sculpture, assemblage, collage. Art therapy sessions include group discussions about the work, led by the art therapist. Participants discuss the emotional content of their work. along with technical and content aspects.
In a unique community partnership with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Bridge Group Artists participate in a series of seminars each spring and summer to create new works. They are exhibited each year at MoMA. This MoMA partnership provides our artists with opportunities to learn about art as a creative expression and about the history of art. The Art Program at The Bridge is fully integrated in the contemporary art world in New York City and artists take monthly trips to galleries and art exhibits.
The Bridge Poetry Program
The Bridge Poetry Program provides clients with the ability to express themselves through an art medium that they are unable to express in any other way. Participants learn about themselves through their poetry, and their self-confidence and feelings of well-being are increased through their creative experiences. The work is in the museum collection at The Philadelphia Museum of Art as well as the Poets House in New York City.