Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Art Based Therapeutic Interventions for the Classroom with Katie Kamholz
February 18th, 2021 - February 25th, 2021 | Online: 2/18 & 2/25

Art Based Therapeutic Interventions for the Classroom

Featuring Katie Kamholz


Two sessions - Two Afternoons - Two Hours each MANY immediately usable interventions

February 18, 2021 4-6 pm

February 25, 2021 4-6 pm


4 PD hours

Watch live or recorded when you can!


This workshop will address the social and emotional needs of students, especially designed to address increased mental health issues related to the experience of learning during a pandemic. Workshop participants will learn several art-based therapeutic interventions that can be implemented throughout class time in order to increase mindfulness & resiliency, assist with challenging class transition time, and support student learning and growth. Teachers will have access to printables for both their own art making process and to use with their students in these art interventions.


Session 1: Creating a Safe Space in the (virtual) Classroom: Art Interventions to Support Social & Emotional Growth

1) Teaching through a trauma informed lens part 1

     Art making intervention #1: Checking In

2) How to use ritual to create safety and security

     Art making Intervention #2: Safety Objects

3) Creating connection within and with others

     Art making intervention #3: Making art together

4) Opening, Closing, and the spaces in between

     Art making intervention #4: Transition Time


Session 2: Creating a Safe Space in the (virtual) Classroom: Art Interventions for Mindfulness & Resiliency

1) Teaching through a trauma informed lens part 2

     Art making intervention #5: Getting centered

2) Mindfulness practices

     Art making intervention #6: Belly Breathing

3) Name it to tame it- increasing mindfulness about our feelings

     Art making intervention #7: Story Zines

4) Coping strategies to support resiliency

     Art making intervention #8: Coping Cards


Each of these eight art making interventions will include an instruction printable for the teacher and art making printable for the student. All art making interventions can be completed with materials that are typically found in the house: printer paper, pencils, and scissors. Some can use additional items such as collage materials (magazines), markers and glue, but are absolutely not necessary. The intention is that teachers can implement these easily and without needing any speciality “art” materials.




Katie Kamholz is a board certified art therapist and clinical counselor with over 15 years of experience as a therapist. The roots of her clinical approach are humanistic and client-centered, and have also been informed by neuropsychology, and evidencedbased practices of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She uses art therapy and body centered approaches in addition to talk therapy. Katie believes in the power of creativity and art making to express the unspeakable and find healing.





Ways to Register


On-Line: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at www.illinoisascd.org

Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160, Mon. through Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Mail: Send completed form with check or copy of PO to: IL ASCD Kamholz— Illinois State University, Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.

Fax: Fax completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of school P.O.


Conference Fees:

IL ASCD Member $125

1 Person Each $174* (includes IL ASCD Membership)

2 People Each $164** (2 or more attendees from the same school district/organization. Does not include membership)

3 People Each $154**

Full-Time Student/Retiree $109


Call for information on larger team discounts at (618)203-3993.


Registration deadline: February 11, 2021


A $15.00 fee will be charged for cancellations made in writing prior to the deadline. No refunds will be given after the deadline.  Confirmation will be sent via e-mail after your registration is processed.  Registrations can be transferred to another individual by faxing information to 309-438-5364 or by emailing  dscowde@ilstu.edu.