ArtThread chosen as featured member of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare (SAH)
Each month the SAH selects a member to feature in the SAH Connections
Newsletter. In March they chose ArtThread.
"We have big goals at the ArtThread Foundation - nothing less than
creating a global community of people who embrace and share creative
expression," said Rob Rothschild, President of
the ArtThread Foundation. Click here
t0 see the interview with Rob and Jay Klein, CEO/Founder of ArtThread.
| ArtThread Presents at the Florida Occupational Therapy Association (FOTA) Conference
| Using Splash! as a therapeutic tool in OT practice
Occupational therapists got an in-depth chance to see how Splash!
, ArtThread's online art-making tool, can become an effective way of engaging clients to practice both motor and cognitive functions, and have some fun at the same time.
During the training 30 occupational therapists experienced the social networking features of ArtThread's Interactive Online Gallery as part of FOTA's 2009 Conference ""Reconnecting Art and Science with
Occupational Therapy." The two-hour class included step-by-step training in using the broad range of brushes and tools available in Splash!, and focused on how these feature could become a therapeutic model to help remediate, maintain, compensate, adapt to, or preventing
Participating therapists participated in a lively discussion on how this technology will be used with a broad range of clients, included those in transition to the work environment. ArtThread's web-based tools allow for continuity in therapy, in tracking progress, and in communicating between client and therapist.
Art made online at the training is displayed on the FOTA Day
thread on the ArtThread Gallery. Each artist got both group and individual instruction (Jay works with a participant in the photo above). The training took place in one of the new computer labs at the Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences in Orlando.
| Art from Mr. B now online in the VSA Online Gallery
|Florida's favorite folk artist has an ArtThread online store
Beverland, or Mr. B as everyone calls him, is a
"self-taught Southern folk artist who finds peace of mind in his
special kind of art. He portrays in his works the simple life - the life
that most of us want to live - the days of our childhood - the dreams
we once had and most importantly, the way we would all like it to be."
After attending the Work of Art Program, a comprehensive training on the business of art online, Mr. B added his art to the VSA arts of Florida Online Gallery. There you can see his work, and purchase wearables and accessories imprinted with his beautiful interpretations of the simple life.
Jack has appeared in Who's Who in American Art, and has exhibited at the
VSA Arts International Conference, the Keel Library, the Tampa Museum of Fine Art show, the St. Petersburg Fine Art show, and at the Cotton Club Museum. Visit his website
to learn more.