As a mother of three grown sons, and a retired elementary school teacher of 25 years, Kath has retooled for a new career in Art Therapy. She holds a Masters in Art Therapy from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, and she is a member of Missouri Art Therapy Association (MATA) and Gateway East Art Guild (GEAG). She enjoys drawing, painting, and quilting, with creating mandalas as her favorite art process. Kath’s goals are to effectively support Apprentices, Teaching Artists, and staff by facilitating a “bridge” between art-making and emotions. This enhances the development of self-esteem and self-awareness, cognitive and sensory-motor awareness, and the cultivation of emotional awareness.