Lilla Matheson Ohrstrom

In and of
the Greater Community
of Artists

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Art has led Lilla Matheson Ohrstrom through schools, apprenticeships and countries. It has presented her with mentors,  students and friends. She has taken from art and she has given back.

A Calling Insinuates Itself

 

2014–On

Lilla has completed her Master of Arts in art therapy, done 1,000 art therapy internship hours and has worked with private clients at George Washington University (GWU) Trauma Clinic. She is working toward her Provisional Registered Art Therapist (ATR-Provisional) through the Art Therapy Credentials Board. She has now brought her practice of art therapy to Youngblood Art Studio.

In addition to completing her Master of Arts in art therapy, Lilla has completed course work, and is certified, in The Five Mindfulness Trainings at the European Institute of Applied Buddhism. Lilla has 75 hours of generative trance induction work under the guidance of Steve Gilligan, and has earned Reiki I and II-level attunements. Her interest in accessing the unconscious mind led her to training in sand tray therapy with certifications in Harmonic Resonance Process™ (HRP) and SoulCollage® in process.

Lilla first gave back by teaching children to make art too. Then adults and children. Lilla's teaching experience includes George Mason students' study of creativity and nature. She welcomes opportunities to connect with all ages, nationalities, ethnicities, orientations and abilities.

She is practiced in mindfulness, and has accepted two certificates of completion from Thich Nhat Hanh in Transformation and Healing: The Art of Suffering.

In 2014, Lilla began volunteering at A Place to Be (APTB), a music therapy organization. This inspired her study of art therapy by connecting the arts and healing. So, while pursuing her masters degree at George Washington University, she interned with A Place to Be to develop an art therapy program.

Today, A Place to Be refers clients to Lilla for art therapy at Youngblood Art Studio.

 

1988-2014

Lilla built her foundation at Parsons School of Design in Paris, France where she studied painting, sculpture, ceramics, French and art history. While in France, Lilla studied classical sculpture with Cyril Heck, followed by an apprenticeship in sculpture with Austrian-born sculptor Felix de Weldon in Rhode Island. Lilla also studied at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). After earning her BS in Sculpture from Skidmore College University Without Walls, (she navigated her education between France, Rhode Island and NewYork), she returned to France. She was allowed "a year of perfectionnement" from the École supérieure des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg and a space as guest artist for a year in the sculpture department at The Strasbourg School of Architecture. Later, she took instruction at The Virginia Commonwealth University, and The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in Washington D.C.

Throughout her development and mastery of sculpture, ceramics, metal casting and art making, she has completed commissions and had solo exhibits in the United States and in France.

 

In and of
the Greater Community
of Artists

LillaOhrstrom_Huntcountry2013-copy

 

Art has led Lilla Matheson Ohrstrom through schools, apprenticeships and countries. It has presented her with mentors,  students and friends. She has taken from art and she has given back.

A Calling Insinuates Itself

 

2014–On

Lilla has completed her Master of Arts in art therapy, done 1,000 art therapy internship hours and has worked with private clients at George Washington University (GWU) Trauma Clinic. She is working toward her Provisional Registered Art Therapist (ATR-Provisional) through the Art Therapy Credentials Board. She has now brought her practice of art therapy to Youngblood Art Studio.

In addition to completing her Master of Arts in art therapy, Lilla has completed course work, and is certified, in The Five Mindfulness Trainings at the European Institute of Applied Buddhism. Lilla has 75 hours of generative trance induction work under the guidance of Steve Gilligan, and has earned Reiki I and II-level attunements. Her interest in accessing the unconscious mind led her to training in sand tray therapy with certifications in Harmonic Resonance Process™ (HRP) and SoulCollage® in process.

Lilla first gave back by teaching children to make art too. Then adults and children. Lilla's teaching experience includes George Mason students' study of creativity and nature. She welcomes opportunities to connect with all ages, nationalities, ethnicities, orientations and abilities.

She is practiced in mindfulness, and has accepted two certificates of completion from Thich Nhat Hanh in Transformation and Healing: The Art of Suffering.

In 2014, Lilla began volunteering at A Place to Be (APTB), a music therapy organization. This inspired her study of art therapy by connecting the arts and healing. So, while pursuing her masters degree at George Washington University, she interned with A Place to Be to develop an art therapy program.

Today, A Place to Be refers clients to Lilla for art therapy at Youngblood Art Studio.

 

1988-2014

Lilla built her foundation at Parsons School of Design in Paris, France where she studied painting, sculpture, ceramics, French and art history. While in France, Lilla studied classical sculpture with Cyril Heck, followed by an apprenticeship in sculpture with Austrian-born sculptor Felix de Weldon in Rhode Island. Lilla also studied at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). After earning her BS in Sculpture from Skidmore College University Without Walls, (she navigated her education between France, Rhode Island and NewYork), she returned to France. She was allowed "a year of perfectionnement" from the École supérieure des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg and a space as guest artist for a year in the sculpture department at The Strasbourg School of Architecture. Later, she took instruction at The Virginia Commonwealth University, and The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in Washington D.C.

Throughout her development and mastery of sculpture, ceramics, metal casting and art making, she has completed commissions and had solo exhibits in the United States and in France.

 

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Works by
Lilla Ohrstrom

Works by
Lilla Ohrstrom

Mermaid Contemplating Land and Sea
Not a Warrior, plaster and cloth, 38 x 11 inches
Dragon Protecting Her Young, 16h x 6.5w x 5d inches
Mermaid and Her Young, 22 x 9 inches
Meditation, 9h x 11w x 9d inches
Not a Porcelain Doll, 18 x 6 inches
Lilla Ohrstrom
Mermaids Find Themselves
Touching the Earth, 5h x 12w x 12d inches
Walking My Rose Colored Way, 20 x 5.5 inches
Hiding, 12 x 9 inches
Anubis
Happy Dog
Elias and the Hippopodomi, H 19" x W 17"


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