Tag: permission

The lecturer and the pedagogue

The lecturer and the pedagogue

I would like to look at the lecturer and the pedagogue as two learning modalities. The lecturer, for example, at university, as a subject matter expert, constructs a series of lectures graded at the right level for the students. He stands on the stage and 

Creation of series as a force of expression

Creation of series as a force of expression

In a previous post, I shared a phenomenon I noticed decades ago. I would like to elaborate on it some more. I have noticed a phenomenon long ago as a young art therapist. It serves me since the late 80ies, also as an artist. In 

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 

Container and contained – sand tray and water

Container and contained – sand tray and water

To disappear into deep water or to disappear toward a far horizon, to become part of the depth of infinity, such is the destiny of man that finds its image in the destiny of water. Gaston Bachelard     Two sand trays I made in 

An open studio setting in a kindergarten day 3 – The Painting Wall

An open studio setting in a kindergarten day 3 – The Painting Wall

 What is the significance of the painting wall as a tool for an educator or therapist? It is an essential, powerful instrument that encourages independence and investigations in any studio for all ages. Painting while standing on one’s own feet is literally a physical metaphor 

An open-studio-setting in a kindergarten – day 1

An open-studio-setting in a kindergarten – day 1

I was asked to assist a kindergarten on its path to including art as a larger part of the children’s daily schedule. Next to the main large room, there is an airy, well-lit space with a view of trees, leading to a kitchen with a 

About Choice

About Choice

“A thick rough aquarelle paper is waiting on the table in front of me. From the brush jar, I choose the softest round one I bought in Paris a few years ago. It has a wooden handle and especially soft hair. They still respond as 

The open-studio Is…

The open-studio Is…

  ‘The studio is a concrete space that encourages responsibility and transformation because the activity within it, is founded upon personal interest, involvement and participation.’  Nona Orbach, from The Good Enough Studio Arno Stern painting wall and method Reggio Emilia Approach         

Thoughts about clay

Thoughts about clay

I perceive the materials of the world, including the artistic ones, as owning built-in emotional and spiritual qualities. Each material encompasses an inner non-verbal language. Feeling and acknowledging the things we hold within our hands, their history and associations are a bodily instinctive nonverbal communication