Youngblood Art Studio

Youngblood Art Studio

1 employee
21 years in business

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Lilla Ohrstrom MA. ATR-P

Creative art director of Youngblood Art Studio, The Plains VA. Personal development using art medium. Mindfulness based. Art Therapy, SoulCollage®, (HRP) Harmonic resonance Process, Sand Tray therapy, clay sculpture, drawing, painting and many artistic medium. Client centered approach to personal developement through artistic means.

 Master of Arts in the field of art therapy, The George Washington University. BA in Sculpture, Skidmore College, Multiple Certificates in mindfulness, SoulCollage®, HRP, Reiki II certified. Art and healing is my specialty. Artist at Youngblood Art Studio founded in 2001.

 I have been teaching art since 1990 to all ages and all kinds of folks. I have worked in mental health since 2013. Specializing in trauma through the GW trauma clinic, also in adult mental health at Sibley hospital and Special needs individuals at (APTB) A Place To Be.

Whatever 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. Currently I see people individually, and in groups. Check out my website and sign up for updates and information. View YAS gallery.

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

Client centered Mindfulness based art therapy for individuals and groups. Expressive workshops offered. 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?

Practicing artist for over 35 years. Art Therapist ATR-P, art teacher, SoulCollage® facilitator, mindfulness guide.

Specialty -  clay sculpture. Experienced in many medium including mixed media, drawing. painting; water color, gauche, acrylic, oil. 

Teaching students from age 2- 100 over 25 years.



BS. Sculpture, Skidmore College


Mindfulness practice, European institute of Applied Buddhism 

Harmonic Resonance Process TM (HRP)


Reiki I and II

Practitioner of Generative change, Generative Trance, (IAGC) International Association for Generative Change.

Training in Sand Tray Therapy


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 for individual sessions. Group courses and workshops from 15-30 per session.


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching when my kids were small usually focusing on their age groups. As they grew I grew.

Art making can help people access their unconscious and clear a path to renewal an understanding. I gleaned this through my own art making and through teaching others. This knowledge lead me to get my Masters degree the field of Art Therapy and tobecome an art therapist.



What types of students have you worked with?

 I work with people age 2-102. I serve clients overcoming life challenges, people wishing to access their creativity and free themselves in order to be whole. My clients currently range from people trying to better understand themselves through art to people seeking to overcome or live with serious mental and physical health conditions, including trauma, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, stroke, schizophrenia, and more.

Client base includes, individuals, families, couples, adolescents and children


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I enjoyed 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?

It is 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?

A student might first be specific about what they wish to learn. Clients may have a goal. It’s right to express this at the start. 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 or therapist will encourage you and nurture your strengths. I am both a teacher and a therapist. We can identify my role with you from the beginning. Are you simply interested in learning skills or are you interested in personal development or both?