Sewing is one of the few media we use in ArtBreak that works across the span of the Expressive Therapies Continuum. Designing, taking measurements and cutting out fabric are all second and third level activities that require cognitive and creative … Continue reading
As children enter kindergarten years their drawings begin to move into art educator Viktor Lowenfeld’s schematic developmental stage, characterized by among other things figures. This summer children in both ArtBreak locations made art featuring cartoon figures (Captain Underpants and BMO … Continue reading
This is a sun, moon and stars mobile made by an eight year old girl in our Summer ArtBreak, for her dollhouse (also made in ArtBreak). It reminds me of Alexander Calder’s Circus sculptures.
Early in our Summer ArtBreak sessions we noticed children working with great concentration and care on faces. In this creative expression they are engaging in what Judith Rubin (author of Child Art Therapy) calls the integration of freedom (spontaneity and … Continue reading
Finger painting is a great way for older children to re-visit, relax, and enjoy what Viktor Lowenfeld called the Scribble stage (common to ages 2-4), in his book Creative and Mental Growth. We did quite a bit of expressive finger painting … Continue reading