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SWC Student Writes about Art Therapy for “Psychology Tomorrow”

The Mirror and Portal of Art by Allegra E. Borghese I have been studying art therapy formally for a little over a year. Really though, it has been much longer. While my initial creative interest was fashion design, it lost its luster when a series of events cast me into a dark…
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Magical Nest

by Debbie Schroder Some of us were still slowly waking up, sipping coffee as the Saturday class began. And others had clearly jumped into preparing the room, setting up sewing machines, gathering art supplies, toasting bagels. This was the setting for the 1-unit Capstone Class this past weekend. On Friday evening we went over the…
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Alligator Allchemy

72" x 36" chalk on paper This image was created one summer day on the back of a large scroll of paper flattened and taped to the floor of my garage. Art for me is an attempt to make the invisible experiences of life visible. And so even as I grasp for the formless in…
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Self Portrait

by Deb Schroder, Copyright 2010 3 canvases, mixed media (collage, watercoler, acryllic), 3' x 4' I’m happy to share my tree images – they were meaningful to me as a process and visually satisfying to me as a finished piece. I like to hang on to the art that I create during Open Studios and…
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Rainbow Bridge

by Jocelyn Elder, Copyright 2012   I am a SWC alumnus '93. "Rainbow Bridge" was one of a series of paintings I created in my recovery from cancer. Each painting that I did at that time of my life spoke to me, giving me information about what I needed to do (on a psychospiritual level) to heal.Although…
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Sailing

10" x 18", handmade paper When I use my black ink pen (Micron or Staedtler) and thick handmade paper, I delve into an unconscious movement. I start with a feeling, a knowing that I need to create, and I move from there. I never know what will come from the image that I am creating. In…
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