Author Archives: Katherine Ziff

About Katherine Ziff

I live in Athens, Ohio where I am a clinical mental health counselor, writer, and exhibiting artist.

Therapeutic riding at Windy Hills Farm

Such a pleasure to bring a finger painting ArtBreak to beautiful and historic Windy Hills Farm in Athens, Ohio for their Therapeutic Riding open house in March. My friend and Athens psychologist Dr. Jeanne Heaton on her horse Patricia. A … Continue reading

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ArtBreak on NPR “Teaching Matters”

A privilege to showcase ArtBreak with Dr. Scott Titsworth, Dean of Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication, on his show Teaching Matters. To listen follow this link to Episode 12, March 21 2017.    

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If you’re mad, you calm down

A new study by the National Endowment for the Arts identifies many social and emotional benefits for children through participation in the arts, especially support for social skills and emotional regulation. Children in ArtBreak tell us this too: If you’re … Continue reading

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New book

A “how-to” book ¬†published by Ohio University/Swallow Press will be out in June thanks to so many people including Margaret King who encouraged the program from Day 1: ArtBreak: A Creative Guide to Joyful and Productive Classrooms¬†    

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winter wonderland

Getting ready for a Winter Wonderland installation in the ArtBreak studio at school. Students have been snipping paper snowflakes and painting.  

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painting the dragon

We started ArtBreak at The Plains Elementary yesterday! The studio is all spiffy this year with a new curtain made by first grade teacher Mrs. Hoisington. (By the way she will have lots of her fantastic upcycled embellished furniture for … Continue reading

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art and science meet at Burning Man

Ten years ago this weekend I went with my brother to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to help with his art installation, The Jupiter Fone, at Burning Man. He had made a radio telescope and set it to receive the signal … Continue reading

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