Southwestern College Santa Fe, NM
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Stop Motion Animation Art Therapy Workshop: Using this Process as a Therapeutic Technique

10/13/2013 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

As our modern culture becomes more deeply involved with technology, the art therapy field has begun to accept the emergence of digital techniques. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use stop motion animation as an art therapy technique with individual and group clients.

This process is simple in application, yet dynamic in terms of its capacity to enliven many expressive possibilities.

As Shaun McNiff (1992) wrote, “‘stuckness’ is an absence of movement and the inability to perceive motion in the moment.” Stop motion animation offers a unique element to the therapeutic process in that it kick-starts the client’s artwork into motion while at the same time slowing down the process to moment-by-moment experience.

This technique combines a series of photographs to create a continuous sequence of moving images. Witnessing the final film formulates a clearer perspective of one’s narrative. The healing potential in this technique is substantive in that there are many opportunities for clients to manipulate the way they perceive themselves and their stories with safe distance.

As a group we will explore this process of production and post-production together and discuss the issues and considerations that arise. Participants will also be informed of necessary materials, benefits and risks, as well as ethical concerns when using this technique.

Participants are asked to bring their lunch. 

Katie Hall and Julia Cizeski are both currently working towards their Masters in art therapy and counseling at Southwestern College. They are committed to working with individuals and groups to promote self-expression, healing, and growth. They are dedicated to learning about way to innovate and expand the field of art therapy.

Email or Call to sign up! Space is limited.

Donations Accepted.

You will receive a class outline and a list of materials to bring!


8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


New Mexico Art Therapy Association


Southwestern College Campus
3960 San Felipe Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States
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