How did poor-quality crayons make me an art therapist?

How did poor-quality crayons make me an art therapist?

In my kindergarten, we used to draw with thick pastels. They felt very nice in my tiny hand, but the red lines on paper were not even close to what the crayon looked like. I pressed harder on the paper, and it ripped. I was […]

Coloring books are not art therapy

Coloring books are not art therapy

Coloring books have become a trend. Why is this so? Filling up shapes and images, slowly and calmly, with a beautiful box of crayons next to you, is very soothing. It might provoke childhood memories before we were critical of our own creation. I believe […]

A guest: Nomi Tannhauser working with placticine

A guest: Nomi Tannhauser working with placticine

It is quite seldom that we come across an artist text about the medium he uses beyond the technical aspects. Curators write about it even less. I am in search of such texts. The actions and mediums are my foundation inner talk as an artist, therapist and […]

The language of materials

The language of materials

As said in another post – “Every shelf of materials can be perceived as a sentence, every cabinet as a paragraph..” The way we suggest art materials and tools, is actually conveying a clear idea, although we use objects only. Here is an example of two suggestions of […]

Therapeutic and Spiritual Significance of Markers

Therapeutic and Spiritual Significance of Markers

The main characteristic of markers is that it is possible to achieve a nice result without much effort. They offer clean, aesthetic work, and are suitable for ornamental and decorative purposes. There is repetition in the workflow by opening and closing the marker and filling […]

Organizing your studio

Organizing your studio

Organizing an Open Studio Setting Road map for art educators and art therapists “Art teachers, art therapists and artists express themselves, among other ways, in the language of materials furniture, shelves, classification of the different mediums and tools, serving as a text with its own […]

What is your favorite art medium?

What is your favorite art medium?

I have always been intrigued by the power of mediums. I can feel in my body distinctive sensations as I use charcoal, pencil or oil pastel. Even the sound on paper of each one of them makes is different! As for me, drawing and painting […]

The Creator’s Spiritual Blueprint

The Creator’s Spiritual Blueprint

A short citation form the essay The Spiritual Blueprint of the Creator, by Nona Orbach, that will be published soon: “The term “blueprint” embraces the essence of any creator’s actions, visualizations, thoughts and feelings that are conveyed physically in the making of art. My observation is […]

About Oil Pastels

About Oil Pastels

Suggestion – provocation of oil pastels

What is Art Therapy?

What is Art Therapy?

What is art therapy? Nona Orbach, 2016 Artist, art therapist, educator, supervisor “It is not a coincidence that I have listed my different professional identities up here. Being an art therapist, it is necessary to use them all and more; I need to activate my […]