Video 2 | The Shape of Things: Self-Portraiture for Pain Management

Presenters: Dr. Raquel Chapin Stephenson, Marcie Wolf-Hubbard

Behind the Scenes


Raquel Chapin Stephenson, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LCAT

Raquel Chapin Stephenson, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LCAT is Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Lesley University’s Art Therapy Program, and Faculty Fellow in Lesley’s Institute for the Arts in Health. As a Fulbright Scholar, she taught at Tallinn University in Estonia and continues as a guest lecturer.

Committed to improving the lives of older adults through the arts, Dr. Stephenson’s clinical work and research focuses on the intersection of arts and aging, which she has taught and presented worldwide. She was co-founder and teaching artist for the Creative Approaches to Healthy Aging program, funded by two National Endowment for the Arts ArtWorks Grants, and was the founder, clinical supervisor and program director of New York University’s Creative Aging Therapeutic Services. She recently published Art Therapy and Creative Aging: Reclaiming Elderhood, Health and Wellbeing, a book about how arts engagement supports healthy aging.

Dr. Stephenson serves on the National Advisory Council and Program Advisory Committee of Arts for the Aging and the Advisory Council of the Art Therapy Project. She also serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Creativity and Human Development and is a member of the UNESCO-UNITWIN Chair on Life Design, Decent Work and Sustainable Development.

Photographer: Jeffery A. Wolk

Marcie Wolf-Hubbard

Arts for the Aging Teaching Artist Marcie Wolf-Hubbard has received numerous grants from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, along with other Art Councils to work in the community with children and adults, including individuals with special needs. Marcie has been an artist in residence at several locations including high schools teaching encaustic (hot wax) painting and mixed media. In 2018 she was awarded a two-week artist residency at Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch’s EncaustiCastle in Lexington, KY for painting. There she also benefited by forming lasting relationships with other encaustic painters including Leah Macdonald which led to co-teaching encaustic workshops in Leah’s Philadelphia studio.

Marcie has illustrated for magazines and books, as well as worked as a courtroom illustrator. Her encaustic (hot wax) paintings are featured in Encaustic in the Twenty-first Century by Ashley Rooney, with foreword by Kim Bernard, Marcie is an instructor at Glen Echo Park, Yellow Barn Studios, The Smithsonian, and teaches art in her studio for children and adults. She received her B.A. from the University of Maryland in Studio Art and studied Fine Art & Illustration at the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

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