Golden Valley Woman Creates Art Therapy Bus “Maggie”
Licensed marriage and family counselor Lisa Lounsbury created an art therapy bus named “Maggie” about a year ago. She travels around the state, engaging with organizations to help people through art therapy.
Lounsbury, who lives in Golden Valley, named her art therapy bus “Maggie” after one of the pioneers of art therapy, Margaret Naumberg. Lounsbury provides on-site art therapy in a space where people can get messy. The bus has a sink and a bathroom.
“I can put my studio on a bus,” explains Lounsbury. “So it won’t matter if there’s paint spilled on the floor.”
Art therapy is a unique approach that lends itself to providing sessions for up to eight people.
“It’s not an art class at all,” says Lounsbury. “It’s art-making as part of a release, part relief, and it’s always a reveal.”
On sunny summer days, the desks can even come outside for sessions. The Art Lab is especially well suited for engagements with corporate wellness programs, nonprofits, and colleges.
Lounsbury offices out of her home in Golden Valley, but she bases her Art Lab at Adler Graduate School in Minnetonka.
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