Tag: art therapy

About canvases suggested to young children

About canvases suggested to young children

The artwork substrate accumulates all created upon it.  The substrate is the womb’s process.  It contains a metaphorical relationship like a mother and baby.  Artwork created upon different kinds of paper, wood, or canvas holds a specific spiritual and mental meaning that supports and resonates 

How do materials communicate feelings and thoughts?

How do materials communicate feelings and thoughts?

Materials are patiently waiting for us to provide them with a verbal voice that will elucidate how actions and matter represent emotional and cognitive transformation. I believe this is essential for our future generations of art therapists. Here is a story from my new book:  

How much talking is needed by the art teacher?

How much talking is needed by the art teacher?

The studio is a container for many languages: Instruments talk. Materials talk. A brush speaks in a different language than a spatula or a hammer, or a glue-gun. A pencil speaks a different language than oil pastel. My aim is to set these allies in 

Why does a studio become a cluttered storage space?

Why does a studio become a cluttered storage space?

When and where is the shift between an open studio setting to cluttered storage space? If you are an art educator, an art therapist, please ask yourself: Are all the things on my open shelves sufficiently varied, yet not too much? How are many sets 

A sketchbook as a tiny studio

A sketchbook as a tiny studio

Even if you do not have a studio you can still create! Here is a suggestion for the creation of a series of paperwork. I often use this process.  You can implement this basic idea of limiting conditions and series to your preference of medium.  

About Permission in Art therapy

About Permission in Art therapy

  The Good Enough Studio Art Therapy Through the Prism of Space, Matter, and Action     One of the book’s main threads is the idea of permission in therapy and education and how it also manifested in the language of materials and studio setting. 

Why do kindergarten children stop scribbling?

Why do kindergarten children stop scribbling?

In many kindergartens in Israel, there is typical disturbing behavior of children. They stop drawing and scribbling, and if they do, they become frustrated and say their drawings are ugly. In these kindergartens, coloring pages are given by the adults, parents, that sometimes draw an 

What is the core of art therapy in Corona times?

What is the core of art therapy in Corona times?

Can therapy it be exercised from afar?    Here are a few thoughts and a self-help tool for art therapists during Corona times.   When someone in the world holds me in their mind, and I have faith in it, I feel that I genuinely 

Art therapy from afar and the Corona virus

Art therapy from afar and the Corona virus

This post was written for art therapists in Israel, many of whom work in the education system, which was closed yesterday due to the Coronavirus. I hope some of you around the world will find it useful.       How can we engage in art