NAHS Partners with Indigo Art Therapy

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) is comprised of 42 student artists. NAHS students decided last year to focus on teen suicide awareness and prevention as the group's initiative for 2018-2019. NAHS officers, Emily Coll '20, Lillie Tritt '19, and Julia Reese '19, recently visited Indigo Art Therapy in Avondale to begin forming a relationship that will lead to many collaborations throughout the school year. Indigo is a licensed art therapy organization that works with autistic children as well as others who struggle with all forms of mental illness, anxiety, and depression. NAHS will work with Indigo Art Therapy Studio to educate the ESJ community on the benefits of art therapy. Indigo will be facilitating a workshop with NAHS students and speaking at the group's fall Coffee House event on Friday, September 28, on the Acosta House lawn, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The cost to attend the Coffee House will be $5, with the funds going to support Indigo in its mission. The team at Indigo Art Therapy will be coming to talk to ESJ students at the end of September and prepare them to lead art groups with their peers on campus so that others can benefit from creating art to decrease anxiety while building supportive communities. Through the school's new partnership, Episcopal & Jacksonville: Partners in Arts, ESJ will offer facilities and student volunteers to Indigo so that they can bring students to campus to create.