This section is dedicated to exploring art therapy ideas. This list is a simple collection of the different types of art for your consideration. Medical and FDA disclaimers below.
“Through creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes, people can increase awareness of self and others cope with symptoms, stress and traumatic experiences; enhance cognitive abilities; and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art.” – American Art Therapy Association
Types of Art:
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3-D: (3 dimensional art)
—cross stitch website: http://www.123stitch.com/
reverse batik (bleach batik)
2-D: (2 dimensional art)
coloring (yes, adult coloring books)
Visual Arts/Computer Graphics:
Searching for How-To books and other forms of instruction:
- Don’t forget your local library for arts and crafts books. It’s a good way to do preliminary exploring.
- Amazon.com has useful reviews on books. While you may choose to purchase your book through other means, Amazon can help you choose.
- Pintrest: While Pintrest is wonderful to promote thinking, their examples can be overwhelmingly perfect. The problem with that; it can be discouraging. Whatever you try, make it your own. Change it up in some small way!
- Youtube: Anything you want to try, Youtube will have plenty of videos with step-by-step instructions. Finding a good one with good camera-work is the problem. Happy hunting!
- Classes: Check your local parks and recreation. Check the Y. Check your local library.
- Ask a friend to help you get going with something new. Many crafts need only a few sessions of instruction, then it’s up to practice and patience.
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