DOMINIC THORPE, PERFORMANCE ART WORKSHOP

DOMINIC THORPE, PERFORMANCE ARTIST Dominic Thorpe is an Irish visual artist who works primarily through performance art in a range of contexts. He also works with drawing, video, photography, installation, collaborative and relational based processes. Much of his recent work addresses contemporary and historical human rights and institutional abuses and he is currently receiving a…

What does culture mean in Art therapy

To create a therapeutic alliance with a client, the art therapist needs to he sensitive to the cultural differences which can bias the relationship. Barriers such as language and others may influence the treatment and possibly contribute to a client’s early termination from therapy. Consideration of the use of art materials and gives attention to…

Eco Art Therapy

  Natural materials What extraordinary and stories we tell when we are invited to write with Nature’s pen. Here is a hole in the ground for depression, here an explosion of autumn reds for love. Here is a gateway of sticks that marks a new beginning, here a cold, hard wall of stone that stopped…

Hazelbank working in nature

Trip to Hazel bank    We began the afternoon by all standing in a circle taking in the sounds smells and feeling of our surrounds checking in with ourselves. This was nice to do after the rush of lunch and finding our way there. It was good to take some time for ourselves. To feel…

Painting Workshop

For the print workshop I made my own nature brushed from objects I found outside i enjoyed going for a walk looking for things I could use it made me more aware of my surroundings a little child like reminded me of collecting flowers to make dinner in my imaginary kitchen as a child and…

Cyanotype

Rachel Glynne and Amanda McKittrick facilitated a cyanotype workshop in the print studio with technician Camilla Brown on July 24th. “Cyanotype is photography related printing process in which we get monochrome images in blue tint. This process  was discovered by English scientist Sir John Herschel in 1842. Herschel used this process to reproduce diagrams and…

Felting

I have had the opportunity to felt for myself and with clients. I have found it to be a very satisfying experience and while done in a group rather social as well. I feel that because it can be seen as a craft and not art can also help with the clients that are scared…