Art Therapy involves the use of different art materials (such as paint, clay, crayon, collage, sand, charcoal etc) through which a client can express and explore thoughts and feelings in a safe, contained and supportive space.
It is often difficult to express oneself solely through the use of words. The art object offers an alternate medium to try to explore and work through thoughts, feelings and concerns.
Clients may use the art materials in any way they wish provided it is safe for the client, the studio and the therapist. The emphasis is on the process of making art rather than only the aesthetic product.
Everyone can make art! Knowledge of art is NOT a prerequisite for attending Art Therapy, and no judgments are made on the quality of the work produced. Art Therapy has proved to be helpful for adults and children of all ages. Both individual and group settings are available.
Art Therapy can be a very powerful process, which may enable long buried feelings to come to the surface, be acknowledged and worked though.
It is advisable to attend individual Art Therapy sessions once a week at the same time each week to provide consistency and reliablility for the client.
DURATION OF SESSIONS:
Adults: 50 mins
Children: 45 mins
Sea Point, Cape Town
COST OF SESSIONS:
Adults: R650 per session
Children: R600 per session
Fees can be claimed back from medical aids after attendance of the session.
"The course went beyond my personal expectations. I came thinking that we would mainly be learning about Art Therapy, which we did, but it was a big transformational experience for me which I was not expecting."
Megan Main-Baillie honours Psychology student