Part-Time Lecturer of Art (Painting and Drawing)
M.F.A. Drexel University
Kylee Smith currently works professionally in community-based mental health with children and their families with a broad spectrum of needs and abilities. Through play, art therapy, and counseling, Kylee works directly with clients to process complex traumas and increase positive coping skills through the arts and psychotherapy. Focusing on mindfulness and person-centered practices, Kylee seeks to support clients in finding the healing potential within themselves and within their communities. Kylee received her Master’s in Art Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University in Philadelphia after completing her Bachelors in Fine Arts: Painting and Psychology at Rutgers University – Camden. As a certified 200-hour Yoga Instructor, Kylee focuses on Mindfulness and art-making in her work to support her clients and students in being in the present moment, which can be elicited and inspired by art creation through mixed media materials to reduce stress and anxiety of daily living. Much of Kylee’s personal art making revolves around spontaneous abstract art making in oil pastels and watercolor and via the medium of journaling, as well as the healing process of crochet and fiber arts.