feel the silence

psycho art workshop

Method
The use of drawing, painting, collage, coloring or sculpting to help people express themselves artistically and examine the psychological and emotional undertones in their art.

Problem
Humans have expressed themselves with symbols throughout history. Masks, ritual pottery, costumes, other objects used in rituals, cave drawings, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and Celtic art and symbols are all visual records of self-expression and communication through art. It is a two part process, involving both the creation of art and the discovery of its meaning. It is shown that individuals going through some difficulties often expressed themselves in drawings and other artworks, which led many to explore the use of art as a healing strategy. Today, art therapy is based on belief that self-expression through artistic creation has therapeutic value for those who are healing or seeking deeper understanding of themselves and their personalities. Art, either the process of creating it or viewing others artworks, is used to help people explore their emotions, develop self-awareness, cope with stress, boost self-esteem, and work on social skills. 

Goal
Discovering who you are today is the first step to being who you will be tomorrow. The goal is to utilize the creative process to help people explore themselves and, in doing so, find new ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills. People do not need to have artistic ability or special talent to participate in this workshop- they only need to know how to feel.:) 

Expected results
 
Why do you use the color black? What does that spot in the bottom right corner indicate? And why did you draw the sun so big? Are you scared of something? Do you want to leave something behind you? Or do you just want to celebrate life? Every line, every angle, and every color has its own story. What is yours?