Youngblood Art Studio

Youngblood Art Studio

1 employee
18 years in business

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Lilla Ohrstrom

I am a mixed media artist And an art therapist, who has skills in clay sculpture, drawing, painting and many artistic medium. I work to understand the needs of my clients and help them personally develope through artistic means. I have a BA in Sculpture from Skidmore College, and I have a Masters of art specializing in art therapy from The George Washington University. I’m certified mindfulness practitioner and Reiki II certified. Art and healing is my specialty. I am the owner of and artist in residence of Youngblood Art Studio founded in 2001.

i have taught art classes to all ages and all kinds of folks for 30 years. I have worked in mental health since 2013. 

What ever your artistic needs I am here to help you find your direction.

I love helping people better understand themselves through art making. Youngblood Art Studio has been in bussiness since 2001. I have been teaching art since 1990. I have a Masters in Art in Art Therapy from the George Washington University. Currently I see people individually, but I also work with groups. Check out my website and sign up for updates and information.

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The Plains, VA 20198
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I am interested in what a student or client wants out of our time together. I help people find their own voice through line and form. The medium depends on the clients needs.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been a practicing artist for 35 years and I have taught students from age 2- 100 over the last 25 years. My specialty is working in clay, but I am trained and experienced in many medium including painting in water color, gauche, acrilic, oil and mixed media. Drawing from charcoal to graphite.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

i work on a sliding scale 75-120

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching when my kids were small. I taught there age groups. As they grew I grew. The age range has ranged from 2-100. I eventually got my Masters of Art in Art therapy, and I now serve clients overcoming life challenges from anxiety to scisophrenia, and people wishing to access their creativity and free themselves to be whole.

Art making can help people access their unconscious and clear a path to renewal.

What types of students have you worked with?

i like helping others. I have worked with students of all ages. My clients currently range from people trying to better understand themselves through art to people seaking to overcome or live with serious mental and physical health conditions. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

i just returned from the American Art Therapy Association conference ( AATA) where I heard a lot of great speakers showing how art and health are linked.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Its important to have a good rapport with your teacher or therapist. The experience must feel like you are moving in a positive direction. If you feel scolded or put down you are in the wrong place. If you feel filled up and growing you are on the right track.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Once dates, times and costs fit, a student might first be specific about what they wish to learn or clients may have a goal. It’s right to express this right away and ask if the teacher is equipped to help. Having a good rapport is key. If you don’t feel good in the place look else where. A teacher will encourage you and nurture your strengths.