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In my art and my teaching, it is my calling and a gift that I enjoy sharing with others.

My goal is to celebrate and honor the creative process in every aspect of my work.


Whether through visual art, illustration,  consultation, teaching, or art therapy, Charles River Art focuses on the positive change that the arts can bring to the world.   

Lauren's art and healing practice focuses on self-expression, on taking risks, on moving out of your comfort zones, and on going deep within for introspection, as well as branching farther out into a larger global community.

Lauren's belief is that the arts have the power to heal the self, and one's community.

Lauren Karp Kinghorn is a Boston-based printmaker, painter, and mixed-media artist. She is the founder of Charles River Art in Needham, Massachusetts, her creative and professional home for fine art, studio work, teaching, and art therapy.

Lauren received her BS in Psychology from Union College, MA in Expressive and Art Therapy from Lesley University, and also studied at the Decordova Museum School.


Formative experiences working for the Red Cross in Torrejon, Spain, McLean Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and Hasbro Children’s Hospital help inform her practice working as an art therapist and teacher. She has also shared her passion for the arts with her students at the Montessori Schools of Cambridge and Natick, Falmouth Academy Summer Camp, and Dana Hall School. Ms. Kinghorn has previously been a regular contributing writer for the New Hampshire Parent’s Paper.



In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, Lauren offers each of her students and therapy clients a personalized approach tailored to each person's path toward personal growth.

Click here to request a lesson, class or session.

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