Wings To Fly Art Therapy Studio offers courses for personal development, creative exploration, self-care, and continuing education. Each class is designed to support each individual in their own creative expression.

 

Our Mission

This small studio, located in a beautiful rural setting


“Pies para qué los quiero si tengo alas para volar”
“Feet, what do I need you for, when I have wings to fly.”
— Frida Kahlo, 1953

About Dr. Erin Partridge, PhD, ATR-BC

Erin Partridge, PhD, ATR-BC is an artist and board certified, registered art therapist. Her clinical experience includes work in community, pediatric, forensic, and geriatric settings. Erin received a BFA, studying fine art, psychology and women’s studies in at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She went onto obtain a MA in art therapy from New York University in 2008, and a PhD in art therapy from Notre Dame de Namur in 2016.

In addition to teaching at Wings To Fly, Erin is a professor at Notre Dame de Namur in the art therapy department. Erin’s other teaching and lecturing experience includes guest lectures in art and counseling programs, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, workshop facilitation at several national conferences, and interviews with media about art therapy. Her research interests incorporate the lived experience and focus on participatory, ethnographic, and art-based approaches.

As an artist, Erin works in what she describes as “heavy-mixed media” using a wide range of materials to create texture, depth, and metaphoric content. She has been keeping art journals since 1998; she is interested in the book as an art form and in art therapy practice. Erin has exhibited her artwork nationwide, has been published in several mixed-media publications and has an ongoing interest in collaborative art projects.