Lucas’s Emotional State exercise was the perfect complement to my class discussions on formal analysis of art and the therapeutic role of art in society. This exercise put each of us in the role of creator. Through manual creative processes – drawing, painting, sculpting, writing – we explored our own emotional challenges and discovered healthy outlets for dealing with them. Sharing our work in class built trust and empathy for one another. This exercise was so successful and vital because of Lucas’s expert guidance and should be a regular part of the PCVI curriculum.