Art therapy involves the use of creative techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, coloring, or sculpting to help people express themselves and examine the psychological and emotional undertones in their art work.
Art Therapy -Spontaneous Art Expression
Art therapy involves the use of creative techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, coloring, or sculpting to help people express themselves and examine the psychological and emotional undertones in their art work. With the guidance of a credentialed art therapist, clients can "decode" the nonverbal messages, symbols, and metaphors often found in these art forms, which should lead to a better understanding of their feelings and behavior so they can move on to resolve deeper issues.
According to British Art Therapy Association (BAAT), Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing.
Scribble drawing or squiggle games often are used as an intervention in Art Therapy, either for adults or children. which builds a non judgmental relationship between client and therapist, in order to improve the therapeutic relationship in sessions. By using this practice it can help to calm the client at the end of a difficult session.
The scribble drawing enables us to tap into our imagination or unconscious. It brings us back to child play, feeling free and loose. This helps to focus your mind on here and now, under a non-judgmental environment. When we create we tap into the subconscious mind, reframing out inner world and communication with ourselves and each other in the group.
In this workshop you will learn an overview of what is art therapy and look into few case studies that you can understand more about how art therapy works. The second part of the workshop will be the hands-on experience in Scribbling Drawings and recreate the images from the Scribbles – the different theme as previous introductory workshop.