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 be 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…

Reusing books and black out poems

We were given books a selection to choose from. then we were asked to open at any pages we wanted and scan it black out the words that were not relevant to us to make a blackout poem.  I had no problem doing this and was quite happy to draw and out marks on the…

Making your own art materials

Making brushes out of sticks was a very interesting idea to me as I loved the mixture of the natural world and bringing the two together. we ran a workshop on this subject in the university which I thoroughly loved and it gave me many ideas for sessions that incorporate the outside natural world and…

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…

Wire sculpture

I have been enjoying playing with wire.   I have been making sculptures while watching tv when I was sick and needed something to do. It is so easy and accessible, malleable and versatile can be added to other work or other bits and bobs added to it. I can squeeze it twist it to…

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…