Brighton Heights Art Therapist Encourages Seniors to Paint, Sculpt

Art therapist Jeri Corbin, 74, teaches three times a week at Covenant at South Hills Retirement Community, encouraging residents to learn art techniques and hopes they also experience pleasure and enjoyment from the classes.  At the age of 50 Corbin decided to pursue art therapy as a career and enrolled at George Washington University.  Corbin focuses on the art as therapy and only asks questions about how her students are feeling at the end of class.  “To be able to create is unbelievable, it’s something I didn’t think I could do,” said Olga Rosen, one of Corbin’s students. 

September 22, 2008

Written By: Tim Puko

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