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The Art Classroom: Dots n' Spots. I had a bunch of Q-Tips left over from doing Primary Pointillism with my grade 2's, so I did this project with my grade 4/5's. It is an easy 1 hour class project, and you can talk about many things, including color contrast, shape, movement and rhythm. So depending where you are in your curriculum, there are quite a few Principles of Design that this project covers. You will need: - Sheets of black 8 1/2 x 11 construction paper- Assortment of tempera paints- Dixie cups (about 6-8 per group)- Q-Tips (about 6-8 per group)If I ever had my students sharing supplies, I moved them into groups of 4 or 5.

I had my own piece of black construction paper taped to the board as well as an example painting I had done. I told the students we would be making circles with dots. I began by showing the students on the board how to begin their paintings. Keep going and alternating between colors for each circle of dots, until you have a medium sized circle. Here is a actual finished painting. 100 Art Therapy Exercises - The Updated and Improved List - The Art of Emotional Healing. "The Healthiest Form of Projection is Art" (Fritz Perlz - Gestalt Therapist) Here is a popular internet list of art therapy activities originally posted up several years ago by the Nursing School Blog, and as time has gone by over half of the links have become defunct or out of date. I have researched current links that reflect the most vibrant and inspiring art therapy directives on the internet today, while aiming to keep them as close as possible to the original list. Emotions Deal with emotions like anger and sadness through these helpful exercises.

Draw or paint your emotions. Relaxation Art therapy can be a great way to relax. Paint to music. Happiness Art can not only help you deal with the bad stuff, but also help you appreciate and focus on the good. Collage your vision of a perfect day. Portraits Often, a great way to get to know yourself and your relationships with others is through portraits. Create a past, present and future self-portrait. Trauma and Loss Collaging Self. Warming-up-to-Flow. At CWW, we often sing the virtues of getting into flow and, of course, we suggest that doing art is a natural way for people to experience it. Flow is that state we achieve when we are fully immersed and engaged in an activity that is intrinsically rewarding to us, when we are faced with a challenge that we are skilled enough to master but which requires enough effort that we do not get bored.

When we experience flow, we may have a sense of time either expanding or contracting--it feel like hours went by in minutes or that what was just minutes felt like a lifetime. During flow, people often feel acutely aware of themselves but at the same time unselfconscious and receptive to their environment--"present". Some people are blessed to be able to naturally and effortlessly jump into activities in which they experience flow--art, writing, running--but others may find that, even though they know what gets them into flow, they rarely get around to doing it.

Art Activity SEPTEMBER DC/VA/MD area. Art Therapy on Pinterest | 199 Pins. 10+ Art Therapy Ideas - Hative. Art therapy uses art to heal people of all ages, and can improve the emotional, mental, and physical state of most people. Sit together and do gratitude mandelas. Use a circular cardboard cutout in the center for the foundation. Any type of glue can be used to hold it together.

Put words that can hurt(ugly, not good enough, stupid..etc) on toilet paper roll. Find words that form a mini story or poem and black out the rest. The art idea(“Inside My Head”) was used to ask children to do in the 1980s. Think self portrait with bio. combining art and journal therapy in a beautiful way. The empathy response art is the idea of sharing the feeling of another — to feel with, or to feel alongside someone else.