Art Therapy Coaching Demo
2 Colours Dancing Together: A Sample Art Therapy Coaching Exercise
Supplies: Paper, 2 colours of liquid tempera or acrylic paint, paint brushes, notebook
Chose two colours plus either white or black. Using as many paint brushes or your fingers - please start with the brushes, dip your paint brush in a colour and make some random marks on the page. Clean your brush and do the same thing with the other colour. Look at how the two colours 'talk' to each other. Keep this in mind as you make your next choices. Keep doing this for the next 15-20 min. until you have completed a work of art.
Reflecting on your art work write down what you noticed as you made the artwork.
Two Colours Dancing Together Demo
Wesdyne Otto's painting process (video) and reflection on making the artwork.
I noticed a need to make whole what was first expressed in bits and cautious marks as the paint found its way across the page. Limiting my colours to blue, red and white provides a safe playground to explore what those three colours can do together. Each colour inviting the other to shyly say hello, dance, and merge together as a single voice creating something new –purple. I watched as they stood near each other like 2 peacocks. White and washes echo the quietness of painting, expanding the breathing space.
What is Art Therapy Coaching?
Art Therapy Coaching is a gentle and fun way to improve self-esteem, confidence and mental wellness. Grounded in Art Therapy and Expressive Arts this type of life coaching can address grief, life and health changes, disability adjustment, depression, and anxiety. It helps children, parents, adults, and couples understand their needs, skills, and abilities so they can master life's tasks with greater competence and ease.
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