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  1. 1. Presented by: Ms. Fatima Anwaar
  2. 2. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso
  3. 3.  Art therapy (also known as arts therapy) is a creative method of expression used as a therapeutic technique.  Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.  Art therapy, sometimes called creative arts therapy or expressive arts therapy, encourages people to express and understand emotions through artistic expression and through the creative process.
  4. 4.  Although art therapy is a relatively young therapeutic discipline, its roots lie in the use of the arts in the 'moral treatment' of psychiatric patients in the late 18th century, this moral treatment, Susan Hogan argues, “arose out of utilitarian philosophy and also from a non-conformist religious tradition”, and in a re-evaluation of the art of non-western art and of the art of untrained artists and of the insane.
  5. 5.  Art therapy as a profession began in the mid- 20th century, arising independently in English-speaking and European countries. The early art therapists who published accounts of their work acknowledged the influence of aesthetics, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, rehabilitation, early childhood education, and art education, to varying degrees, on their practices.
  6. 6.  The British artist Adrian Hill coined the term art therapy in 1942. Hill, recovering from tuberculosis in a sanatorium, discovered the therapeutic benefits of drawing and painting while convalescing. He wrote that the value of art therapy lay in "completely engrossing the mind (as well as the fingers)…releasing the creative energy of the frequently inhibited patient", which enabled the patient to "build up a strong defense against his misfortunes".  He suggested artistic work to his fellow patients. That began his art therapy work, which was documented in 1945 in his book, Art Versus Illness.
  7. 7.  The purpose of art therapy is essentially one of healing. Art therapy can be successfully applied to clients with physical, mental or emotional problems, diseases and disorders. Any type of visual art and art medium can be employed within the therapeutic process, including painting, drawing, sculpting, photography, and digital art.
  8. 8.  Art therapy stands in contrast with other kinds of creative or expressive arts therapies that use dance, music or drama. One of the major differences between art therapy and other forms of communication is that most other forms of communication elicit the use of words or language as a means of communication.
  9. 9.  Malchiodi (2006)[ provides an example of what an art therapy session involves and how it is different from an art class. "In most art therapy sessions, the focus is on your inner experience—your feelings, perceptions, and imagination. While art therapy may involve learning skills or art techniques, the emphasis is generally first on developing and expressing images that come from inside the person, rather than those he or she sees in the outside world. And while some traditional art classes may ask you to paint or draw from your imagination, in art therapy, your inner world of images, feelings, thoughts, and ideas are always of primary importance to the experience.
  10. 10.  DRAWING 1. Dry Media 2. Wet Media  Pen - Pen and ink  Charcoal -Brush and ink  Chalk  Crayon  Colour Pencil  Marker 3. Painting 4. Print Making  -Watercolour - Monotype  -Tempera - Linocut  -Fresco - Woodcut  -Oil Paint -Sponge  -Acrylic - Lithography  Spray Paint etc.  5. Sculpture  - Wood  - Metal  - Plastic  - Wax  - Plaster etc.
  11. 11.  What happens when we mix the three primary colours?
  12. 12.  Take three colour paint tubes of your choice and mix them together what New Colour those three can produce.  Draw your favourite object and colour the object with New shade.
  13. 13.  Have you ever noticed that colours seem to have different temperatures?  Think about it now!
  14. 14.  WARM COLOURS  They remind us of the sun or fire and can add a feeling of excitement, boldness or happiness to a work of art. Warm colours make objects seem larger and appear to advance in an artwork. Yellow Red Orange Brown Shocking Pink
  15. 15.  They remind us of lakes, distant mountains, sky and foliage. Cool colours tend to be calm and restful. They recede into the distance and make object smaller.  Green Black Blue Grey Purple White
  16. 16.  Emotions:  Deal with emotions like anger and sadness through these helpful exercises.
  17. 17.  Draw or paint your emotions. In this exercise, you'll focus entirely on painting what you're feeling.  Create an emotion wheel. Using color, this activity will have you thinking critically about your emotions.  Make a meditative painting. Looking for a creative way to relax? Have trouble sitting still to meditate? Meditative painting might be just the thing you're looking for. No painting skill or experience necessary - only a desire to relax and become more creative.  Put together a journal. Journals don't have to just be based around words. You can make an art journal as well, that lets you visually express your emotions.  Explore puppet therapy. Puppets aren't just for kids. Make your own and have them act out scenes that make you upset.
  18. 18.  Art therapy can be a great way to relax. Consider these exercises if you're looking to feel a little more laid back.
  19. 19.  Paint to music. Letting your creativity flow in response to music is a great way to let out feelings and just relax.  Make a scribble drawing. With this activity, you'll turn a simple scribble into something beautiful, using line, color and your creativity.  Finger paint. Finger painting isn't just fun for kids– adults can enjoy it as well. Get your hands messy and really have fun spreading paint around.  Make a mandala. Whether you use the traditional sand or draw one on your own, this meditative symbol can easily help you to loosen up.  Draw with your eyes closed. Not being able to see what you are drawing intensifies fluidity, intuition, touch and sensitivity.
  20. 20.  Switch off the lights and sit in a dark corner with a pencil and a blank paper.  Try to draw or sketch whatever you want.  This will help you in de-stress yourself.
  21. 21.  Take a look inside your mind to see what's going on with these projects.  Create a blot art. Like a classic Rorschach test, fold paper in half with paint or ink in the middle and describe what you see.  Mind Mapping. Make a visual representation of your thoughts to figure out how your mind works.  Make a dreamcatcher. Having bad dreams? Create this age-old tool for catching your dreams with a few simple tools.  Draw your dreams. You can learn a lot from what goes on in your dreams, so keep a dream journal and use it for inspiration to draw or paint.
  22. 22.  Activity 1:  Emotions- Draw your recent emotion by using the available items for drawing & painting.  Activity 2:  Trauma & Loss – Draw a place where you think, you feel safe.
  23. 23.  Thank-You so much for patience!!!!!