The mission of Madewell Art Studio is to provide the Gulf Breeze and surrounding communities with a safe and welcoming space for therapeutic art making. We will strive to foster personal growth, establish and attain goals, and focus on you or your child’s needs as a client.
Hello! My name is Anne-Marie and I’ve self-identified as an artist since kindergarten. With my military family moving frequently, art could be currency for finding friends, and a quick way to make a “mark” on people. I attained my Bachelor’s of Fine Art from the University of Wyoming 2006. When Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, I found myself in the middle of Wyoming using art as therapy for myself for the first time. Images of the waters rising flooded my brain and through art I was able to process my emotions and feel connected to my family and friends who were affected. Multiple images of rooftops in the waters came to life.
I attended graduate school at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This experience honed my art therapist identity and I finished with a Master’s degree in 2009. After graduating, I sojourned on a life altering therapeutic arts trip to East Africa, working with women and children in the slums of Nairobi and the coastal communities of Tanzania. Since that time, I’ve brought art therapy to several differing client populations. I have also taught graduate art therapy courses and supervised interns as they walk through the first steps of becoming art therapists themselves. Over the past decade my focus has been in the fields of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse, and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. I’ve also worked with children as young as two and adults older than 92. It is my honor to be present for my clients during some of the most challenging times of life.
Anne-Marie is the wife of one brilliant red-head, and mother to three fierce and fantastic little girls. Anne-Marie is a Registered Art Therapist with her credentials listed as ATR. She holds professional liability insurance and is an active member of both the American Art Therapy Association and the Florida Art Therapy Association.
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