I love it when I come across great examples of effective art therapy. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I came across a great story about how a teacher successfully implemented art therapy into the classroom. If you’re interested in the details of the activity, it’s
I read a great blog post by a teacher that implemented art therapy in the classroom and so, I had to share the art activity with you as it’s something I’ve been meaning to cover anyway. And what better time to cover it than
An Italian ballerina, Carla Fracci, is asking fellow artists to support a program that utilizes different forms of art therapy to help cancer patients. She was named as the spokeswoman for the project, and accepted, offering great praise to the program and its achievements. The project began in 2003 at the National Cancer Institute (INT) […]
Art therapy for children can provide kids with an easier way to express themselves since children are more naturally artistic and creative. A young child is likely to be more comfortable initially expressing him/herself with some crayons and markers, for example, than he/she is going to be at expressing emotions and feelings through words. A […]
This art therapy activity is similar to the jungle animal collage, but a little more specific with regards to you, and yet a little more open with regards to the types of animals. You’ll be creating animal collage art, but
If you’re going to be in the New York City area, there’s a lecture on Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy services. Erika Leeuwenburgh will be speaking and the lecture will focus on patients and families. She’ll be talking about how to meet their needs through proven art therapy practices and/or interventions. When: February 20, […]
Along the same lines as the self-portrait, the idea of self-exploration is a very important part of any art therapy. It can also be very rewarding. As you go through the artistic process and creative expression buds and grows, you may notice certain things about yourself that you wouldn’t have otherwise noticed.
The self-portrait is a simple art therapy idea that can reveal a lot about a person. The basic idea with this type of art therapy is that the person communicates, through art, how he or she sees him or herself.
For this art therapy activity you’ll at least need a brown paper bag.
This is a simple art therapy activity to execute – The Self Portrait. There are many ways to do a self portrait.