Seven Art Therapy Telehealth Ideas

As technology advances, more and more people are turning to digital forms of communication for their mental health needs. This is especially true for art therapy, which can be done remotely with great results. 

If you're looking for some new ideas to try out in your next telehealth session, read on. Below, we've gathered seven of our favourite art therapy digital telehealth ideas for you to consider.

1. Drawing Apps on Tablets

Using a drawing app on your tablet to create art can be a fun way to explore different mediums and try out new techniques. Some of our favourite apps include Procreate, Adobe Fresco, and Sketchbook.

2. AI Art

Drawing apps can require a certain skill and time investment to be rewarding for some people, but AI art therapy doesn't. It can make it an excellent art therapy tool for those who don't consider themselves artistic. 

One of the easiest AI tools to use is NightCafe, which converts text prompts into unique neural net generated images. For example, you could type "a morning landscape" and receive a one-of-a-kind painting based on that prompt. This experience can be therapeutic, and can allow you to explore your creativity without pressure or judgment.

3. Online Art Galleries

One great way to get inspiration for your art therapy session is to browse online art galleries. Not only can you see a wide variety of art styles and mediums, but you can read about other artists and their processes.

Examples of online art galleries to visit include Saatchi Art, Artfinder, and IdeelArt.

4. Digital Collages

A digital collage is a great way to combine different images to create a new one. This can be a fun and therapeutic activity that helps you wind down and let go of stress and anxiety. You can use online tools like PicMonkey or Canva to create a collage.

5. Online Painting Classes

There are many online painting classes available that can help you learn new techniques or sharpen your skills. These classes can be a great way to get inspired and try out new ideas in your art therapy sessions.

6. Drawing Prompts

If you're feeling stuck, drawing prompts can be a great way to jumpstart your creativity. There are many online resources that offer drawing prompts, such as the DrawingPrompts subreddit on Reddit. This is a great way to get the creative juices flowing and create something unique.

7. Art Journaling

Art journaling is a great way to document your thoughts and feelings. In an art journal, you can combine words and images to express yourself in a creative way. This is a great activity for exploring your emotions and processing difficult experiences.

You can use online tools like Evernote or OneNote to create an art journal. This is a great way to track your progress and see how your art therapy sessions are impacting your life over time.

That’s a Wrap!

We hope these ideas inspire you in your work. Digital art tools are a great way to make art therapy more flexible and accessible. If you're looking for more ideas, be sure to check out our blog or contact us today. We'd love to hear from you.

You can also read our art therapy guidelines for a better understanding of this technique.