Michele Murelli, MA
Art Therapist and Art Teacher

Michele joined Wellspring in 2005 and is our Art Therapist and Art Teacher. Her role includes leading art therapy groups across our child, adolescent, and adult programs and teaching art at the Arch Bridge School.

Prior to Wellspring, she taught art at the Connecticut Junior Republic and has been practicing art therapy for over 15 years. She is  a certified MARI practitioner.

Michele earned her BA in Psychology with a certificate in Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus College, and a MA in Art Psychotherapy from Lesley University. She is a certified art teacher in the State of CT, and has completed the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero Classroom program.

Michele received the CT Association of Special Education Facilities Golden Apple Award for Teaching in 2011. She underwrote her education by cooking her way through graduate school. Michele is a painter and mixed media artist who enjoys spending time in her garden and cooking.

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