On feeling uninspired, and 3 ways to think with your senses

Some of you may have been directed here from our April 2018 newsletter. There was an error in the newsletter’s linking, so if you are looking for Art and Play for Resilience, click here. Some of you may already know how important it is to look inward, read into you, and discover something new about your story. ThisContinue reading “On feeling uninspired, and 3 ways to think with your senses”

Expression and healing as a universal language: notes from art therapy around the world

The call for the arts to encourage healing and resilience has brought our Director, Gina Alfonso, around the world to answer it. Although she holds clinic in Washington D.C., she has been across Asia and Africa, and is currently in South America. She works with both teachers and children, often from groups that are marginalizedContinue reading “Expression and healing as a universal language: notes from art therapy around the world”

Art for empathy

When was the last time you stepped into an art gallery? Or marvelled at the drawing of a 2-year-old? Or drew or made something yourself, and didn’t have dismissive thoughts for lack of artistic aptitude? If you can’t remember the last time you appreciated art, or can’t remember the last time you were proud ofContinue reading “Art for empathy”

Art and play for resilience

“I wasn’t doing very well, but my teacher helped me and now it’s better. It really helps when you have friends who can help you out.” This is what one of the 3-year-olds told me last week in the wake of a bit of clay trouble: the bowl she was making fell apart. She askedContinue reading “Art and play for resilience”