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The purpose of this research study was to determine whether or not adults experienced anxiety when given certain art materials in an art therapy session; and if the materials did cause anxiety for the participants, which materials caused more anxiety than the others. The study utilizes qualitative and quantitative data collections to answer the research questions. Past and present literature has been reviewed as well as previous studies to help guide the research process. The researcher conducted the study over the course of one month by conducting group sessions with 15 adult participants. The adults participated in three art sessions and were given a different art material in each session. These art materials were photographic materials, clay materials and drawing materials. At the end of each session the participants were asked to complete a questionnaire that inquired about their levels of anxiety and comfort with the art process. The data from the study found no particular art material to be more anxiety provoking than the others; however, some materials were more comfortable or more difficult to use than the others. The results were found by utilizing the quantitative and qualitative data that was gathered from the materials questionnaires.