If we go back by age, we can see that art originated from our ancestors - the means of expressing cultural ethnicity, information in the form of symbols on rocks, buildings, temples, etc to which later colors were added, and with the diverse themes.
Later, each ethnicity acquired its own art form through which to convey its viewpoints. Some of our best artworks are warli art, Madhubani, Chittara, Pata Chitra, Gond Art, Kalamkari, Rajasthani Miniature Painting, Kalighat Painting of Bengal Pat, Phad, Kerala Murals, Picchwai, Etc.
“When we pick some colors in our hand and paint them, the way it flows gives immense pleasure and joy. I guess that’s the beauty of colors”.
Not only painting, but also other forms of sculpture, dance, and theatre performances have been a means of expression that has been dwindling in today's robotic world….
When we talk about Art Therapy, each of the art forms is used as a therapeutic approach by incorporating various psychological approaches into practical application.
Why Art therapy is considered to be effective psychotherapy?
Because art therapy complements talk therapy the best.
Some have difficulty in expressing feelings, thoughts, & behavior and they find it difficult to describe verbally, but they may be addressed via art therapy, which can include doodling, painting, collage, and classical art forms. However, catharsis may be achieved to a large extent through Art Therapy.
Working with children, teenagers, and even adults who have difficulty communicating might benefit from the use of art therapy.
To practice or participate in Art therapy do we require artistic skills?
Do I have to be able to draw, paint, or color in order to engage in art therapy?
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no…..
In art therapy, we express our inner or outer, conscious or unconscious selves, thus there is no right or wrong way to do it. Each element presented has its own meaning and understanding each cue by using psychological viewpoint.
Are you trying to figure out what art therapy is all about?
Are you a psychotherapist, counselor, psychologist, or social work, who works with children, teenagers, adults, and organizations?
Or A student who is aspirant wants to learn Art therapy and its working application
If so, Asha the Hope is the place for you; we provide an online program- Diploma in Art Therapy which is a therapeutic art course that has been around for a long time.
DAT will take place this December 18th, 2021, and will last 10 days, with 11 modules of 2 hours each and a follow-up activity.
Join us to find out more. It has a brochure attached to it. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.