Lawell Crosby

Lawell Crosby

Central Region
Little Rock, Arkansas
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I plan to fuse my love of art with my love of psychology and the youth by becoming a youth art therapist. By doing this, I can use art as a tool to improve the mental health and overall wellbeing of young lives in my community. By using art therapy as a healthy alternative to heavy medication resulting in a future community composed of overall healthy young adults. I believe that art therapy will be what future generations need to continue to live with more positivity.


To be completely honest I originally got into art in college to get an easy grade but I soon realized there was nothing easy about art but there was something interesting, having the ability to bring physical life to what was but a thought. As I continued to create I began enjoying every assignment given to me and would do extra credit just to have an excuse to create again with every piece of my art work expressing some form of symbolism making each piece I create a story told by sight to my viewer’s perception.

After having a random conversation with my first art teacher Holly Laws my sophomore year, I realized art was more than just a grade, it was a piece of me that had been missing from my life that I could never be whole without it. When creating, I find myself feeling freer then I ever thought was possible and the more materials and styles I learned the more alive I felt, which led me to pursue several artistic styles like painting, sculpture, and poetry. I used to write as a teenager but I stopped yet, here I was in school, finding the spark again and now print making has become my favorite practice.

AIE Program

Preferred Age Level: all ages
Geographic Availability: statewide
Time Availability: open
Special Needs: Access to WiFi. Materials to be discussed prior to residency.