Posts categorized: Art Therapy

Here are a few pictures of the students in action…the group pictures were taken as they got ready to decorate for a birthday today! Their goal was to create one of the longest paper chains they’ve ever seen, and I think they succeeded! At least I’ve never seen one quite as long! The process of piecing the paper chains together...

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Collage Exploration: The class was given a large pile of assorted colored and decorative paper. Students were asked to tear or cut pieces of the paper up and then create a collage with the paper. Collages could be completely abstract or they could be slightly representative of things (i.e. trees, animals, a face etc). Before beginning, I showed the students...

July 24, 2009

Mark making exploration: Each person divides a piece of paper into 4 boxes. Four different songs are played (ideally in different styles/genres). After each song is played, the students make “response marks” that represent what the song feels like visually to them (i.e. dots, squiggles, triangles, crosshatching etc). It is interesting to compare and contrast the different drawings at the...

July 24, 2009

Here are the first day assignments – the first is a warm-up and the kids loved it! The second two are from their portraits of each other…I’ve included four pieces from the class work today – again taken with my cellphone, but you get the basic feel for them! Warm up: (regular Charcoal) Each person puts their name on the...

July 22, 2009

This summer I will be an art instructor in a three week intensive program in Boston called Artsbridge. I am incredibly excited and honored to be a part of this program and will be updating my blog regularly over the summer as the experiences there unfold…so keep checking back! Below is a description of the program, courtesy of their site...

June 16, 2009

“It is in the space between inner and outer world, which is also the space between people–the transitional space–that intimate relationships and creativity occur.” -(D.W. Winnicott from Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena,1951) The term “transitional object” is used frequently in art therapy. In her book Handbook of Art Therapy, Cathy Malchiodi gives an excellent description of the meaning behind transitional...

May 17, 2009

I wanted to share that I will be taking part in a show of art and performance that will include first and second year creative arts therapy student work. We wanted to open up our studio and learning space to the public and share some of the experiential and personal work that we have been doing as artists, dancers, and...

May 7, 2009