Maria Ojascastro Art Studio


Wellness Workshops Presented

Arts as Healing, Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis   — October 2011

Brown in Balance, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis   — November 2012- Present

Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis   — December 2012 - Present

Breast Cancer Support Group, St. Anthony's Cancer Center, St. Louis   — May 2012 - Present

Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis   — November 2012 - Present

Continuing Education Units and Professional Development Presented

Findlay Arts Center, Findlay OH Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Atypical Learners and the Arts for educators  — April 2016  

Missouri Institute of Mental Health, Lake of the Ozarks, MO Spring Training Institute  Exploring Trauma through Expressive Art for mental health professionals — May 2015

Missouri Institute of Mental Health, Live webcast Exploring Trauma through Expressive Art for mental health professionals — January 2015.

Center of Creative Arts, Autism, Aspergers, ADHD for fine arts educators  — May 2013, November 2013

University City School District, Altered Books for educators   — May 2012, March 2014

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis for educators  — October 2011, February 2011, October 2012, February 2012, February 2014

Employee Assistance Professional Association, Hyland Center, St. Anthony's Medical Center for psychologists and social workers  — February 2011, March 2014 

National Children & Youth Garden Symposium, American Horticultural Society,  Washington D.C, for educators and horticulturalists — July 2012 

Business Creativity Workshops Presented (selected)

Dupont Career Development — November 2015

US Ban — June 2016

Washington University Office  of Public Affairs  — August 2014

John Cook School of Business Saint Louis University MBA Program — April 2013  

SPARK, Center of Creative Arts' Business Creativity Conference — August 2011, May 2012, May 2013, September 2016

Nestle Purina — December 2011, December 2012, August 2015

Wells Fargo — May 2012 

First Clearing — June 2012 





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Examining Trauma 
Through Therapeutic Art

With Maria Ojascastro, MFA, local artist, and therapeutic art trainer
  • When a trauma is too heavy to express verbally, art can often be an appropriate means for healing and strength 
  • A 3-hour workshop utilizing hands-on visual art exercises to create a safe therapeutic environment
  • Use creative expression to soften experienced trauma
  • Use art as a vehicle for personal expression and healing
  • Use art to gain trust and open conversation with clients
  • Have the opportunity to brainstorm with professional peers
  • Examine loss or trauma by creating something physical.


Seating is extremely limited so RSVP today!
524 Trinity
St. Louis, MO 63130
May 22nd, 9:30am-12:30pm
Registration is $30 per person
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Brown School of Social Work at Washington University


Behind the Scenes: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Atypical Learners, and the Arts


Friday, September 12, 2014
Preferred registration deadline: September 5th

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

3 CEUs

Maria Ojascastro, MFA
Faculty, Center of Creative Arts

Learn how the arts can be used to strengthen motor coordination, attention, and executive functioning with children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and learning disabilities. Participants will experience how art is used to teach social skills, calming strategies, and confidence. This interactive workshop will include a hands-on visual art activity and time to share with professional peers. The presenter will draw from her experience as an artist, a mother of atypical learners, and an educator.  Class size is limited to 50.

$50 General Admission
$30 Brown School Field Instructors
$10 Full-time Graduate Students





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