The Montgomery Museum of Art & History is bringing back “The Art of Happiness” during May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month. We are offering self-help coping tactics and strategies by using art exhibits, materials, and spaces as helpful tools to address emotional well-being. This interactive series will focus on aspects of positive psychology and the role that art can play in general happiness.

Generously sponsored by

Please note these will be held in the lower level of the museum which is not ADA accessible: 4 East Main St ~ Christiansburg

  • For adults 18 and older only
  • All materials will be provided by the museum
  • No art experience is needed – come willing to try new things
  • This is not an outpatient group therapy session – this is free community building/experiential self-help
  • Art Therapy cannot be practiced without a Registered/Licensed Art Therapist within a therapy session
  • At-Home artwork for use as coping skills and relaxation is called Therapeutic Art
May 4 @ 2:00 PM: Kinesthetics Painting – Painting with Feet
Using alternative ways of painting, we ground ourselves while also utilizing different parts of our brains.
May 11 @ 2:00 PM: Adopting Animal Characteristics through Clay
Learn about positive mental changes you can make through observing animal characteristics.
May 18 @ 2:00 PM: Bubble Prints
Creating calming/fun watercolor-like prints from paint-filled bubbles.
May 30 @ 6:00 PM: Worry Stones
Create/decorate a pocket-sized stone to keep with you when you feel overwhelmed.
Please  if interested.
Led by Shelby Wynn MS ATR LPC
Registered Art Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor
“Behind every great artist – is a child that survived”