The purpose of this study was to reveal the experience of the research participants in open studio group art therapy in the process of creating images and meaning during art work. Narrative inquiry and a qualitative research method were used to discuss the deeper meaning of the experience of the image creation process. This study selected seven participants as study subjects in mid-September 2020 from “open studio group art therapy.” It was closed and voluntary and consisted of sessions totaling three hours a week, from March 2018 to October 2020 in Korea. The subjects wrote essays based on the interview data, the interview transcriptions, and the art works created in the process. The experience of creating images allowed the participants to look at themselves truthfully and face their anxieties. Through this process, the participants could recognize their shadows (their hidden sides) and express emotions that had not yet been revealed. It was the sense of security provided by the open studio group’s working community that helped the participants to continue recognizing and shaping images from their inner world despite the anxiety and fear. It was not about living as if they were no longer themselves. Instead, it was about being authentic in the process of individualization, which gave them an opportunity to accept that this process was a life-long task.