Art As Therapy

Art As Therapy

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22 years in business

About this pro

I work in a variety of media using the Creative Journal Expressive Arts methods of journaling with art when clients want to probe an issue they are having. I am also an accomplished artist who works in all kinds of media including: watercolors, acrylics, clay, and mixed media. I have a studio with tons of ideas and help to get you started.  I am special since all supplies are included in the price of the lesson, even firing in the kiln for clay. I mostly work with adults but have one kids class during the school year and most of the children return 3-5 years.  

I love seeing those who think they can't paint walk out with a picture they are proud of and a smile on their face. There is so many different forms of art, there is something for everyone.

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Watchung, NJ 07069
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First finding what media they are most comfortable with or what they would like to try that is new to them. Talking about what subject matter they would like to concenetrate on and giving them tips and techniques that will help them create something they are proud of. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

BA in Art Education k-12, MA in Creative Arts Education, training in Art Therapy, Training in Creative Journal Expressive Arts, I have written 2 books with art projects for parents to do with their children, teachers, and grandparents. I have illustrated a book of poetry. I have entered and won prizes for my art. I sell much of my own art.

How did you get started teaching?

Since I was in Grade school I wanted to teach art. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I work mostly with adults- I have a specialty in Art at Therapy for bereavement groups and cancer support, those suffering adversity and pain, going through changes, needing inspiration.

I have mostly work with children only during the school year unless there has been a trauma and they are willing to work with me in art.

Lessons offered

Acrylic Painting Lessons Ceramics Classes Painting Classes Pottery Classes Sculpting Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons Fabric Arts Lessons