Art by Virginia Erdie VITAE
ERDIE TEACHING STUDIOS & GALLERIES
771 NE 125th Street
North Miami, FL  33161
305 409 1662
My name is Virginia Erdie. I am a seasoned, educated, experienced art therapist/artist/art teacher, living in Hollywood,
Florida.  I have
lot to offer my students, as I have a Masters Degree of Art in Art Therapy from the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art.


I believe in the individual and their journey, as they may sometimes find themselves in a somewhat chaotic and
challenging world.  Therefore, my approach is to offer the student various art tools and to see what is their most
natural choice and how they can best express themselves.  As a Registered Art Therapist, I can also assist with special
needs and/or specific target goals.

Your child has many hidden talents and strengths.  If they are truly interested in making art, I am truly interested in
assisting them.
CLINICAL ART THERAPY AND ART TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Erdie Teaching Studios & Galleries, North Miami.  2015 - 2016.  Private art classes and gallery representation for
children and young adults.

Origins of Hope, Lake Worth, FL.  2017 - present.  Clinical art therapist working with female substance abuse patients.

Art Therapy Consulting and Services, Miami, FL.  2016 - present.  Clinical art therapist working with substance abuse
patients.

The Florida House Experience, Deerfield Beach, FL.  2016.  Clinical art therapist working with voluntary substance
abuse patients.

Erdie Galleries, Wynwood Art District.  2013 - 2015.  Private art classes and public art exhibitions for children and
young adults.

Social Mind Center, Davie, Florida.  2013 - present.  Painting and drawing with children and teens on the autism
spectrum.

Artists With Autism on an individual basis, Studio 18 in the Pines, Pembroke Pines, Florida..  2012, 2013.  Painting and
drawing.

Artists With Autism in workshop setting.  2012. Abstract painting using textural patterns.

American Family Counseling Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  1998.  Independent contractor, outpatient setting.  
Self
portrait drawing
.
Populations:  Adult females with anorexic and bulimic disorders and dual diagnosis.

South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center, Miami, Florida.  1996-1998.  Locked psychiatric facility.  
Populations:  Sex offenders, substance abuse dually diagnosed with schizophrenia, not guilty by reason of insanity,
unfit to stand trial adults.  
Mural making, ceramics, painting, drawing, color theory, arts & crafts,

Elgin Mental Health Center, Elgin Illinois.  1991-1994.  Locked psychiatric facility.
Populations:  Chronic schizophrenic, bipolar, geriatric psychiatric, sex offenders.  
Drawing, painting, arts & crafts.

REFERENCES:

Ray Newlands
305 761 1452

PoShan Rabade
305 607 1635

Jay Luiz, Owner
Blu EGG Interiors LLC
786 773 2300

Ana Anselma, Administrative Director
Social Mind Center
954 533 2782

Amy Zehren, best friend
773 527 4366
ABOUT ME