Art therapy

Under the direction of art therapists, the art therapy program provides patients and families the opportunity to explore issues around hospitalization and foster healing through art making.

Art therapy resources

Art Therapy Bridge Program to the Ronald McDonald House

The Kohl’s Child Life and Expressive Therapies Program provides a unique opportunity for patients and their families to explore issues around hospitalization through the art process. This program extends these services to families staying at Ronald McDonald House. Learn more about the Art Therapy Bridge Program.

Art Therapy internship opportunities

Under the supervision of art therapists, graduate level students from accredited institutions will obtain valuable experience with patients and families in our art therapy internship. Students will gain a rich experience with adjunctive collaboration, assessment, interventions, evaluation, and documentation.

General internship information:

  • Fall applications close: April 1 (postmark deadline)
  • Start Date: The Tuesday after Labor Day
  • Internship application

The Art Program

Under the direction of an art specialist, the art program provides patients and families with educational art experiences, entertainment, and group art making opportunities.

Open Art Studio

The studio provides an oasis of relief for patients/families and offers opportunity for group socialization and self expression.

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Art on the Plaza

This event provides opportunities for local artists, musicians, volunteers, and athletes to share their gifts and talents in the hospital.

Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Patient Gallery

The Patient Gallery provides an arena for patients and families to share their artwork and stories.

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Outreach Gallery

The Gallery is a partnership between Children's Hospital and the community and highlights the artwork of local students.

Guidelines for the request of patient artwork

Patient-created artwork may be requested by organizations for marketing or recognition. The form is to be completed prior to processing of any request. Form completion starts communication to staff and does not guarantee request approval.