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…

pit firing pots

I had the joy of attending Patricia Millars course on pit firing https://www.patriciamillarceramics.com/ Her work is very site-specific, both for its environment and ancestry. She gathers materials from a place to make the work. Patricia uses locally gathered fuel to pit fire just like our ancestors. She digs local clay and makes her own ash glaze….

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…

How to Self Reflect

Why is it important to self-reflect and how will it improve my general practice in the art therapeutic mindset? Reflecting helps me to develop my skills and review their effectiveness, rather than just carry on doing things as I have always done them. It is about questioning, in a positive way, what I do and…

What is a Group?

What is a group?  Dictionary Definition – a number of people or things that are located, gathered, or classed together. “a group of boys approached” The definition of a group has been debated for many years and each person has their own definition of a group. Some people may think a group is simply a gathering…

Studio group examination of note taking

Taking notes in professional practice, things that need mentions how to make it sound professional, clear and concise. Notes must be eligible and full of professional terms and key information easily conveyed. Ensure your writing is clear and legible  Illegible handwriting can lead to a patient receiving the wrong medication or an incorrect dosage of…