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Posts by Magdalena Karlick

Scene Change: Shadow Boxes

        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…
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Final Mandala for Archetypal Psychology, Spring 2011

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…
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Art As Holiday Therapy

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…
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Overwhelmed By Art?

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…
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