Emerald Sketch Update

Kevin's Community Center is our new home base

The Emerald Sketch and Kevin's Community Center

Dr. Susan Belanger, a licensed Psychologist for Kevin's Community Center, met Nicole Porter Willcox, licensed Psychotherapist and Director of the Emerald Sketch, February 2013. Then Nicole was immediately engaging an art therapy trauma response program for the Sandy Hook School survivors. Dr. Belanger also sat on the board for Newtown Memorial Fund and was the first to contact Nicole with funding for art therapy. In March 2013, the Emerald Sketch, LLC was established and several independent art therapists joined together and engaged the community. For eight months the Art therapy Response Team worked mobile throughout the Newtown community, then for one year the Emerald Sketch sub-leased space from the Resiliency Center of Newtown. Now the Emerald Sketch offers ongoing services in continuation with various organizations, primarily including: Ben's Lighthouse and Kevin's Community Center.


Now Kevin's Community Center is enthusiastically welcoming the Emerald Sketch Independents to maintain art therapy services in their space!! This an exciting collaboration, in which our team is thrilled!


The Emerald Sketch looks forward to continuing a high quality program in cooperation with Kevin's Community Center -- an incredible known asset in the community.


We began art therapy groups at Kevin's CC Saturday morning March 7th, 2015. The morning brought sunshine and vibrant enthusiasm for community members of all ages.

Saturday Sessions

Emerald Sketch Club

Saturday, March 14th, 9:30-11am

153 South Main Street

Newtown, CT

Previous participants in Emerald Sketch sessions may attend.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Art therapy Saturday Session Walk-Ins

Saturday, March 14th, 11am-12pm

153 South Main Street

Newtown, CT

This time frame is available to new community members interested in learning how art therapy works, as well as those individuals or families who already work with us.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Emerald Sketch Club

Saturday, April 4th, 9:30-11am

153 South Main Street

Newtown, CT

Contact us for details

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Art therapy Saturday Sessions

Saturday, April 4th, 11am-12pm

153 South Main Street

Newtown, CT

This time frame is available to new community members interested in learning how art therapy works, as well as those individuals or families who already work with us.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

The Emerald Sketch

The mission of The Emerald Sketch, llc is to provide ongoing art therapy by credentialed professionals, in a safe environment, to Sandy Hook School students and their families, its faculty and staff, first responders and the Newtown, Connecticut community.