Posted June 29th, 2021 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Professional Training Certificates & NEI, Featured.
By Deborah Schroder
Thanks to a very generous donation from a local therapist, we now have a lovely sand tray collection to use in the Art Therapy building. We have several rooms at Tierra Nueva that are well equipped for sand tray or sand play work, and now we have that opportunity available in the…
Posted May 22nd, 2020 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Featured.
By Ruth Dennis
Years ago, I saw a line that art can save your life. At the time, I just thought it was another artist being arrogant. The art world seemed disappointing and trivial when looking at the problems that I saw everyday in the neighborhood I was living in at the time, homelessness, addiction,…
Posted May 15th, 2020 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, People of SWC, Featured.
By Deborah Schroder
A tiny flash of yellow, right outside my window, caught my eye today. A precious little yellow bird was clinging to the branch of a pine tree. The usual New Mexican spring wind was blowing and the branch was really moving around. The tiny bird seemed to be just fine, riding the…
Posted February 11th, 2019 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories, Ecotherapy.
My name is Alyssa Ellegaard and I am a first-year student at Southwestern College. My journey at SWC began before classes started during this past fall’s Wilderness Fast in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. I had just moved from Northwestern Minnesota a week before I was to embark on the Wilderness Fast. I knew very little…
Posted January 9th, 2019 by & filed under Student & Alumni Stories.
When you move to Santa Fe you might wonder what some of the things are that you can do to relax. Well just 15 minutes from campus you will find El Rancho de Las Golondrinas, a living history museum.
The museum is open to the public from the Spring Festival in June through…
Posted January 2nd, 2019 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, Top News, SWC Blog.
Deadlines. What a word. Here at Southwestern, we do have deadlines, but we also have rolling admission. How does that work?
If you are considering applying to Southwestern College, I would urge you to consider how graduate school fits into the trajectory of your own story. Does fall entry make sense for you? Perhaps winter…
Posted December 11th, 2018 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories.
I come from the east coast, specifically from Virginia. Though I graduated from an art school with a BFA, a lot of the concepts that we discussed in class were done so in an almost exclusively cerebral way. Addressing art this way is valuable—line, shape, color are all important when making a piece. But…