Allow Your Child’s Creativity to Flourish Through Expressive Art

Art is a fun, safe, and powerful tool for children, helping them release creativity, reduce stress, and positively affect cognitive function and behavior. Art allows children to express themselves as they develop. It also enables them to release and process pent-up and challenging emotions. While all children can benefit from expressive art, it has a particularly significant impact on special needs children with autism, children with speech impairments, and children with ADD/ADHD, PTSD, and other developmental disabilities. Art has a unique way of providing special needs children with a sense of normalcy, calm, and joy as they participate in painting.

Soul Care™ takes children on an immersive multi-sensory journey of self-love, healing, and creativity that includes essential oils, journaling, meditation, and painting. Children are able to leave their routine and go to a safe place where there they can express themselves with no judgment or limitations.

Karen Hanlon, CLC, CPC, CATP founder of Painting Your Soul is a Certified Art Therapy Practitioner and former educator certified in elementary education and gifted studies. Karen saw first-hand how painting and art could help calm and engage her students while building their self-confidence.

Karen offers both private and group Soul Care™ workshops where children get to experience the power of painting, the creative outlet it provides for their feelings, and timeless memories of its impact. These workshops create a place where children get to be free creatively, work through the Soul Care™ journey and create works of art that are true expressions of their inner thoughts and feelings.

For more information on Karen’s expressive art workshops or how she can work with your child, please email