What is the Good Enough Studio?

What is the Good Enough Studio?

The Good Enough Studio is a library blog and a FB study group, and for all who are using a studio: artists, art educators, and art therapists. The studio is perceived as an extension of the artist, educator, and art therapist. It is my best 

Studio rituals as therapy for art therapists

Studio rituals as therapy for art therapists

In response to the harrowing Pogrom events of October 7, 2023, the Creative Arts Therapies Association of Israel (YAHAT) swiftly established 40 safe studio spaces nationwide for evacuees. Spaces were assembled in hotels, community centers, camping sites, offices, and classrooms. As I write three months 

The Safe Studio in war time, Israel 2023

The Safe Studio in war time, Israel 2023

In response to the horrific Pogrom events of October 7, 2023, the Creative Arts Therapies Association of Israel (YAHAT) has responded by setting up safe studio spaces across the country. Sadly, we are trauma experts – but we have never experienced such a time. Holocaust 

The Open Studio Constitution

The Open Studio Constitution

This text is written as Isreal’s democracy is in great danger, 2023. The text is based on my decades of observations and experience as a studio manager. I have created many in education, art therapy, and as an artist. Since the 70ies, when I began 

Explore V Show

Explore V Show

What is the fine line between intervention and assistance? Like a plant drawn to the sun, humans flourish where there is acceptance and permission to be who they are. I believe this is our fundamental intention as educators, parents, therapists, and friends. We try to 

Two stories: what should I create now?

Two stories: what should I create now?

A toddler asks her kindergarten teacher: what should I draw now? What does her question mean? It seems that she needs help and thinks the correct answer is in the world somewhere, not within herself. Her teacher knows what she should do and not her. 

Demanding children to plan their artwork in writing

Demanding children to plan their artwork in writing

An architect plans a home. He creates a rough sketch of his idea, then plans ahead the details. As an adult, he already owns the 3D abilities, imagination, and experience to transform a 2D drawing into a building. He can plan his images.   When 

Permission and affinity 

Permission and affinity 

Essentially, permission is an experience of allowing, acceptance, and belonging, between two people or parts of oneself. A subtle questioning—Am I allowed to be who I am?—is answered with permission, which creates and permeates the mutual affinity. One’s feelings shift from uncertainty and hesitation to 

About stickers

About stickers

What kind of medium are stickers?  Stickers are “a type of label: a piece of printed paper, plastic, vinyl, or other material with pressure-sensitive adhesive on one side. They can be used for decoration or functional purposes, depending on the situation. Stickers can come in 

Opening Envelopes

Opening Envelopes

Here is a wonderful, joyful process to begin an art therapy group, a teachers’ meeting, and even a family gathering. If you wish to introduce art-making as a language of communication from the very beginning in any group, this suggestion is for you. We begin our 

Thinking Hands

Thinking Hands

A phenomenological observation in search of the blueprint.    Looking at a short video a few times will help us notice more and more details about the creator. We can try to write down actions and verbs: what are they doing?   2.6 toddler is