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100 Excellent Art Therapy Exercises for Your Mind, Body, and Soul

100 Excellent Art Therapy Exercises for Your Mind, Body, and Soul
January 9th, 2011 Pablo Picasso once said, "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." It's no surprise, then, that many people around the world use art as a means to deal with stress, trauma and unhappiness – or to just find greater peace and meaning in their lives. If you're curious about what art therapy has to offer, you can try out some of these great solo exercises at home to help nurse your mind, body and soul back to health. If you like the experience, you can also seek out professional art therapy treatment in your area. 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. Draw your vision of a perfect day. Portraits Often, a great way to get to know yourself and your relationships with others is through portraits. Collaging Self

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Henri Matisse: drawing with scissors At the start of the second world war, Henri Matisse found himself, for the first time in his life, confronted by an empty studio. He had lived and slept with his work ever since his beginnings as a poor art student, flitting from one rented attic to the next, carrying nothing but his canvases with him. But in his 70th year a bitter separation dispute with his wife meant that by late summer 1939 everything on his studio walls had been taken down, crated and stored in bank cellars for lawyers to fight over. France declared war in September and was swiftly invaded, defeated and occupied by German forces.

Pencil Portrait Lessons In the last lesson on eyes we talked about the various problems that artists run into when trying to draw eyes as realistic as possible. In this lesson, we will begin the drawing process. There are two things that you need to do in order to in order to get started. The first is to make sure you are using the right tools. If you have trouble finding the tools locally, or if you would simply like to help support this site, you can purchase the tools directly from my Shopping Center by clicking on the Pencil Portrait Supplies link in the upper left section of this page. Creative Therapies Creative arts therapies are based on the premise that when someone works creatively under the guidance of a qualified therapist, they become more expressive and communicative. This raises their awareness of issues and brings impetus for change. The creative work can involve music, art, dance, movement, and other creative activities. Some of these are described in more detail below.

The Science Of Auras & Energy Kirlian photography is an amazing technique for creating print photographs that essentially show an objects aura! The discoverer of this technique, Seymond Kirlian was a Russian electrician and maintenance man at his local hospital. In 1939 he constructed an unusual device that places a sheet photographic film on top of a metal discharge plate that uses high voltage to create an exposure of an image. The first thing he photographed was his own hand! When he developed the picture, he saw a glow emanating from his finger tips. He tried this experiment on many different objects, and what he found was ASTOUNDING!

Understanding What Art Journaling Is: 10 Links to Get You Started from an art journal by Dina Wakley Do you art journal? Are you wondering if you might like art journaling? Pop Art Poster: Become a pop icon! First time here? Welcome! We have a lot of fun stuff to play with like ourMotivational Poster maker, Magazine Cover maker, Pop Art poster, and much more! Play as much as you like—everything is free. We also sell awesome custom-printed products. How to Draw 3D Shapes with Shading Home » How to Draw 3D Shapes » with Shading In this lesson we will cover how you can draw 3D shapes with shading. It is all about pressing the pencil down on the paper with different strength, so that the color is stronger or lighter. Index - Free Online Creative Journaling Exercises by Art Therapy pioneer, Dr. Lucia Capacchione, Art Therapist Originator of the Creative Journal Method The Creative Journal and Dr. Lucia Capacchione's other 12 books, audio programs, and Dr. Lucia's recommended art supplies are available in our Self Discovery Bookstore to learn more about Art Therapy and how to use it in your life read: What is Art Therapy? to learn more about Creative Journaling read: What is Journaling?

Thanks for these simple but very inspiring exercices. For sure, they can be very surprising and efficient. by canachine Apr 7

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