Friday, September 29, 2017

Thank You Kathy Simones!
Mr. Schwartz, Mrs. Simones, Ms. D'Amore-Krug
On this day...
Friday, September 29th
We Celebrate
22 years
of quality and dedicated
Art Therapy Service
 facilitated by
Mrs. Katherine Simones, ATR-BC, LCPC
 and provided to 
the Alton School District Community
the Motivational Achievement Center,
the staff
 the families,
and most importantly
the students.

The Art Therapy Team wishes Mrs. Simones
all the best in her retirement years
and we look forward to hearing
about her future endeavors!

Thank you Mrs. Simones for daring to dare
and...
 daring us to dare!



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

 A BIG REDBIRD THANK YOU!
From the Alton School District's Art Therapy Team 

To the Alton Community

for the generous donation of art supplies organized by  

Eric Stauffer and Tom Allred

and all of those instrumental in collecting these donations.

These materials will be instrumental in keeping our art therapy space rooms inviting and encourage creative expression for the kids we serve!


























Monday, August 21, 2017

Welcome to a New School Year!
2017-2018
Has Arrived!
 If you have not already done so.  Please consider submitting your email to follow this page and do the same for each art therapist's page that you would like to follow this year.
We look forward to assisting the students of
Alton School District 
as they strive to learn, grow, create,
and express themselves in safe and effective ways!
The Alton School District's Art Therapy Team

Katherine Simones, ATR-BC, LCPC
Art Therapist- Registered, Board Certified
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Art Therapist for the Motivational Achievement Center (MAC)

Fabia D’Amore-Krug, ATR-BC, LCPArt Therapist Registered, Board Certified
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri
Art Therapist for Grades 6
th– 12th


 Bill Schwartz, ATR-BC, LCPC
Art Therapist- Registered, Board CertifiedLicensed Clinical Professional CounselorArt Therapist for Grades K-6th
SIU-E Art Therapy Counseling
Master's Degree Program Interns

Katie Turek
Art Therapist Intern for Alton High School

Kiersten Smith
Art Therapist Intern for West Elementary and Alton Middle School

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Thank You and Happy Summer!

As we close up the Art Therapy Rooms
for the Summer,

We want to thank all the staff, parents, guardians, families for all of the communication and support.

We'd like to thank our Art Therapy Intern Miss Damaris Reed 
and 
Congratulate her on attaining her Master's Degree in Art Therapy Counseling from SIU-E!


...And most importantly we would like to thank our students for another successful year of creative art making and personal growth.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

ARTSY 2017



You are cordially invited to attend the:

20th Annual ARTSY Exhibit
Art Opening
Saturday    April 22, 2017   1:00-3:00

Enjoy the art, refreshments, live performances.

Jacoby Arts Center
627 East Broadway
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 462-5222

We hope to see you at the Opening Celebration!
If you are not able to join, drop by the gallery any time between April 22nd to Thursday, April 27th.

General Gallery Hours (per website)
Wednesday-Saturday, 12:00-4:00pm

Closed Sunday through Tuesday



Sunday, March 12, 2017

Creative Arts Therapies Week: March 12-18, 2017



The National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Association (NCCATA) established the Creative Arts Therapy Week to be in the third week in March in the United States and Canada. 
We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the value of all the creative arts therapy like art, dance, music, drama, and poetry as primary therapeutic treatments in a variety of  rehabilitative, medical, community, and educational settings. 





Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Workshop Opportunity for Professionals

Professionals (Teachers, mental health professionals, child life specialists, etc.) who would like to increase their knowledge and skills in regard to recognizing and responding to children who have experienced trauma are invited to participate to an event lead by Alton School District art therapist Kathy Simones. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017 

1:00 pm to 4 pm 

Kathy Simones, ATR-BC, LCPC 


will present: 

"Responding to Children with Childhood Trauma"


the St. Louis Children's Hospital

1 Childrens Pl, 
St. Louis, MO 63110

This event is sponsored by the Missouri Art Therapy Association (MATA). CEC available 

Please read the following brochure for additional details. Feel free to contact Megan Barron at mbarron00@gmail.com if you have further questions!