Art & Creativity for Healing classes and workshops are taught by Founder/Director Laurie Zagon and her team of 25 certified Art4Healing® facilitators. In 2004 Ms. Zagon was honored by Mission Hospital with the “Spirit of Giving” Award for her contribution to the community. Ms. Zagon received her Master of Fine Arts at Syracuse University in New York and her undergraduate degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. A fine arts professor for over 14 years at the City University of New York, she taught design, color and light theory, and painting. For over 25 years, Ms. Zagon has facilitated Art & Creativity For Healing workshops. Using her method of Art4Healing®, she has helped thousands of children and adults process stress, illness, grief and fear in hospitals and nonprofit community organizations throughout Southern California and the U.S. The Art4Healing® method was initially developed in New York, in 1987 as an art workshop to help busy Wall Street executives deal with stress. Laurie’s work in color and light is well known not only through her paintings but also through published works. She is also the co-author of the book The Power of Color: Creating Healthy Interior Spaces and most recently, Art for healing: Painting Your heart Out .