art therapy


noun

a type of psychotherapy that encourages the expression of emotions through artistic activities such as painting, drawing, or sculpture; psychotherapy based on the belief that the creative process involved in the making of art is healing and life-enhancing.

Nearby words

  1. art paper,
  2. art rock,
  3. art runner,
  4. art song,
  5. art theater,
  6. art union,
  7. art-house,
  8. art.,
  9. artal,
  10. artaud

Origin of art therapy

First recorded in 1940–45

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