Posted March 29th, 2012 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC.
I just spent about an hour and a half playing a board game. At work, in my office. Believe me, I know I have a great job.
One of our students, Stephanie Murphy, is getting ready to graduate and brought her Capstone Project over. Yes, that’s the board game! It’s a visually dynamic, thought-provoking and…
Posted February 27th, 2012 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
This is another assignment for my History of Art Therapy: Current Trends class. Students were asked to bring in to class a medium sized box, recycled materials, and an idea about a scene they would like to change: Personal, Professional, or Global. This was inspired by a project done with Veterans at…
Posted February 7th, 2012 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
In my section of Current Trends in Art Therapy, one of the first homework assignments was to create a self-piece collage with Polyvore.com. Here are some of the examples of what these creative students put together.
Posted February 1st, 2012 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC, Student & Alumni Stories, SWC Blog.
by Nicole Morgan, Copyright 2012
colored pencils and pen on paper
For this project I pieced together several different images that came out of active imagination exercises. When I finished an active imagination drawing, I scanned it in to my computer then printed it out so I could isolate and cut out specific images that…
Posted February 1st, 2012 by & filed under Wild Heart Gallery, Creativity & More.
Please enjoy the art, and words about the art processes that are posted here.
The blog is intended to inspire the creator within in us all by both seeing various mediums used, as well as reading how the pieces have been created and what they mean to the artist. We will…
Posted December 20th, 2011 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC.
Little toddler fingers sticky with glue, reached into the container of sequins. Hello, bling! Shiny stars and hearts stuck well and the tiny artist was completely fascinated by his magical-looking hand.
At the Holiday Bazaar where students could sell their art, we also had a little art making room for kids. And adults wandered back…
Posted November 10th, 2011 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, Counseling at SWC.
In the fall of 2011, I had the opportunity to present at the European Arts Therapies Conference in Italy. One of the keynote speakers for the conference was Graziella Magherini, M.D., a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. The title of her Keynote was “Aesthetic Emotion and Health: Arts Therapies in Italy”.
One of the issues that she…
Posted November 2nd, 2011 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, People of SWC.
It is “Day of the Dead” as I write this. Gifted by a strong Mexican community, Santa Fe has access to the traditions surrounding this holiday.
With roots in ancient Aztec traditions, this holiday invites us to welcome back the spirits of those who have departed. At the very least. we have the opportunity to…
Posted October 31st, 2011 by & filed under Art Therapy at SWC, People of SWC.
I once painted an image of a tree when I had more paint on my brush than I thought I had and created a big purple splash in the middle of the tree branches. I played with it a while and came to appreciate the shapes that emerged as the paint flowed and eventually dried.