Touch drawing

What is touch drawing? Touch Drawing is a simple yet profound process. Paper is placed over wet paint. The pressure of fingertips on the page forms images on the underside.  The hands are extensions of the soul, moving in response to the sensations of the moment. Channels of expression open, enabling feelings to flow. A series of drawings…

Class at the beach

Hollywood beach  Started with a mindful walk along the path. We where given questions to answer We then gathered in groups to make a story from what we had written (attach video) It was interesting to hear each others version how different and similar that they where alike. IT was a cold day and the…

Botanic Gardens Belfast

Botanic Gardens. Field trip to botanic gardens Sollie and Sarah took us for this session on photography we entered the greenhouse and got hit with the smell on hyacinth flowers could not yet see them but you could smell them Warm Sheltered Strong smell of flowers Green and calm In a forest of growth Door…

Museum Visits

      Working in a museum Ulster American Folk Park – Live and learn project Groups of people from local area aged 65 and up where encouraged to attend sessions on talking about a memory then we would go into archives and find something similar to what they spoke about example a lady told us…

Terminology

This is a list of words related to art therapy and art psycho-therapy. Repressed and beyond the field of awareness. Instincts, impulses, desires, Freudian slips (an unintentional error that has psychological meaning and intentions), bodily sensations, symptoms, dreams. The unconscious is also called the id. Chronic – persisting for a long time or constantly recurring….

Belfast Exposed Photography

Mervyn Smyth Community Engagement Manager at Belfast Exposed. “Belfast Exposed has over 30 years’ experience delivering photography projects with communities across Northern Ireland. Whether building new skills or community capacity, we design our projects side by side with community partners to enable creativity and critical thinking, where the camera becomes a tool for driving and…

Facilitation Techniques

Art Studio and Workshop Session Studio Group: Date 17/10/18 Focus of the session/topic Weaving in art therapy. Facilitator Kevin Burns done H&S and intro to weaving Stacy spoke about her work the Pamela done book club then I gave my talk. What I experimented with today (e.g. style, technique, art media)? To be honest this…