Formerly Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee | (615) 831-9838

Welcome to PaintED Chattanooga!

PaintED is our free art therapy program. Together, with a Registered Art Therapist, participants affected by body image concerns or disordered eating behaviors have the opportunity to creatively express themselves and their emotions in a welcoming environment. All artistic levels are welcome. All art supplies are provided.

Class Schedule & Registration

Classes are divided into different sessions throughout the year, and each session is comprised of six class meetings. All classes meet on Mondays from 11:30am-1pm for the duration of a session.

Please see below for the sessions that are currently open for registration:

Session 5Mandala Intensive: Making and Coloring Mandalas
During this session, participants will participate have a chance to create their own mandalas in many materials and styles and learn more about the use of mandalas in a daily practice.

Session 5 classes meet on Mondays from 11:30am-1pm on the following dates in 2019:
August 19, 26 & September 2, 9, 16, 23

Register Now for Session 5!

Session 6Paths to Peace
During this session, participants will use art to create inner and outer peace and tranquility. Participants will combine color therapy, restful imagery and visualization to achieve the coolest, chillest art ever.

Session 6 classes meet on Mondays from 11:30am-1pm on the following dates in 2019:
September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28 & November 4

Register Now for Session 6!

Session 7Your Food Language: An Exploration Through Art
During this session, participants will identify unhealthy patterns and relationships with food and learn how to better meet those needs. Participants will use art and art making in this process including drawing, watercolor and beading.

Session 7 classes meet on Mondays from 11:30am-1pm on the following dates in 2019:
November 11, 18, 25 & December 2, 9, 16

Register Now for Session 7!

Class Location

1322 Dodds Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404


Classes are free of charge


Please call our office (615) 831-9838 or

Meet the Instructor

Jas Milam, ATR, is a working artist and a professional registered art therapist.  She completed her undergraduate studies in early childhood development and studio art at Sarah Lawrence College and received her Masters of Art and Art Therapy from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2010. She became a registered art therapist in 2019.

Jas sees children, teens, adults and couples at her studio, DAILY PRACTICE and offers group therapy for adults at her studio. Her work with children, teens and adults is informed by years of art making, deep Jungian roots and over 30 years of personal recovery.

Special populations that Jas has worked with include mentally ill adults, alcoholics and drug addicts, men and women with eating disorders, relationship addicts, at-risk youth, the LGBTQ population and artists who are “stuck.” She also works with individuals in Third Stage recovery who use art and art making in a Daily Practice.

Jas believes in the healing inherent in the creative process and makes art that draws on both religious and secular imagery. Currently she is studying and writing Icon paintings using local dirt, Tennessee River water and gold leaf to beautify and inspire. You may see her line of Daily Practice Altar Art at her Dodds Avenue Studio, or website

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