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Art Therapy

Is "Art Therapy" beneficial to all?

Jocelyn Perez

on 9 April 2013

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Transcript of Art Therapy

Color Relativity Research Art Therapy Survey Place your own picture
behind this frame! Double click to crop it if necessary San Francisco Budapest Art Therapy:
a type of psychotherapy that encourages the
expression of emotions through artistic activities
such as painting, drawing, or sculpture;
psychotherapy based on the belief that
the creative process involved in the
making of art is healing and life-enhancing. (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Art therapy has been used as
a valid and effective form of therapy
for over 50 years. The artist Adrian
Hill is acknowledged to have been
the first artist to use the term “art
therapy” to describe the “therapeutic
application of image making” while
discovering the therapeutic benefits
of painting and using different
mediums while recovering from
tuberculosis at the time. Art Therapy is used in:
Foster Homes
Rehabilitation Centers
Private Practice Art therapists provide service to
all including children, adolescents,
and adults whether as individuals,
couples, families or groups. Studies demonstrate the efficiency of
art therapy as applied to clients with
memory loss strokes, traumatic
brain injury, post- traumatic stress
disorder, depression and fatal
illnesses such as cancer. In our survey, we asked
people the following
questions: What do you think of
when you hear the term "Art Therpy"?
Most people responded with "art therapy is a
method of healing and self expressive art" People believed that art therapy is a form of therapy that is meant for people who are already creative or artistic, but can also be beneficial to people who have difficulty communicatiing their emotions through words. 90% of people said they would be willing to consider taking an art therapy session in order to address a particular issue in their lives. Only 10% of people denied the suggestion but requested more information. The "color relativity" theory i is essential when using therapeutic art as a form of healing. It brings a connection to a color and the emotion it describes. Red and Black:
Angry Green, Orange and White: Peace Yellow:
Happy Hypothesis: Art therapy is a valid form of therapy that is beneficial to both the creative and non-creative person. 100% of those who took our survey agreed that Art Therapy is a valid form of therapy. “I do not know whether my paintings are surrealist or not, but I do know that they are the frankest expressions of myself. My work is the most sincere and real thing that I could do in order to express what I felt inside and outside of myself.” Frieda Kahlo
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