Doha College students explore art therapy as a profession
The workshop clarified a common misunderstanding about having to “be good at art,”“artistic” or that the therapy is just “painting and drawing”. A common response is “I can’t draw!” There are different forms of creative expression using items including, but not limited to, crayons, markers, pastels, paint, pipe cleaners, clay, recycled materials, watercolours, and of course glitter!
Therapy consultant Trish Bedford explained that no artistic skills are required, and art therapy is not an art class. It is about self-expression; you cannot get it wrong. At the end of the Therapeutic Art Workshops, the students and staff shared insights, identified unique qualities, and arrived at an informed experience of the creative process in psychological support.
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