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Art Activities

 

   

Why Art?

   

   Many school counselors are discovering that art is a wonderful therapeutic tool to help students explore new things about themselves and communicate their feelings.

    It is especially helpful for less verbal students who have difficulty sharing their thoughts with a counselor. When an art project is organized around a theme or activity, it can draw children into discussion as they work on their art project.

      These art activities can be used in small-group counseling, individual counseling, and classroom guidance.           

   

 

   

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Icebreakers

 

These activities can be used for individuals; groups; or classroom guidance

 

 

   

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Group Painting

   

In group painting, several students contribute jointly to one painting or piece of artwork. Each piece of artwork has a unique set of ground rules that influence what can happen. Group paintings display individual perceptions as well as group dynamics.

   

 

   

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Working With Clay

 

Clay is a powerful medium to help students work through issues such as anger, grief, and fear.    

 

 

   

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Self-Discovery Art Activities

       

These activities encourage students to visualize and then create emotions that they often cannot talk about. Thoughts that may be hidden even from themselves may also surface.

                              

 

   

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Complete the Drawing

    

These activites are reprinted with permission from Creative Therapy: 52 Exercises for Groups. In each activity group members complete a picture that focuses on a particular theme. A discussion follows in which the group members discuss what their completed pictures reveal about themselves.

           

 

   

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Puppetry

 


 

 

 

Notes:


1.     Jessica Kingsley Publishers   The Expressive Arts Activity Book
Suzanne Darley and Wende Heath
A Resource for Professionals
2.     Creative Therapy   52 Exercises for Individuals and Groups by Jane Dossick & Eugene Shea
3.     Creative Therapy III   52 More Exercises for Individuals and Groups by Jane Dossick & Eugene Shea
4.     Groups To Go/Grades K-3   by Arden Martenz
a compilation of fourteen small groups divided into the three most desired topics for early elementary students—academic improvement, behavior, and understanding self and others.

 

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