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SOAR Welcomes Art 4 Joy!!

Art 4 Joy art classes and events, Central Point, Oregon logo

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 4:30-6:30pm, a promotional free class will be held at Art 4 Joy to introduce the community to our Taste and Create classes.

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 How Art Therapy Is Being Used to Help Syrian Children in Lebanon

Art Therapy Helps Syrian Children Recover from Trauma of War

“In this work, we are not exploring the trauma,” she adds. “We are working in a group setting, and in a group setting it is not easy to address individual traumatic experience. We are giving them the opportunity to release the trauma.” One can’t help but wonder what some of the young adults who have fled the war might paint given a darker palette, but that answer isn’t for today. “When they’re happy, they all become children,” says Toutikian.

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UCLA Medical School's 'Guest Artist' Is Helping To Teach Doctors About Disease

Reposted from Huffington Post Arts & Culture

Ted Meyer, Scarred for Life: Meyer uses block-print ink to transform human scars into vibrant colorful abstractions in his “Scarred for Life” series, inviting others to share the physical remnants of their survival stories. 

Ted Meyer is the guest artist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. If you weren’t aware that medical schools had guest artists, you’re not alone. But this initiative is very real, aiming to teach doctors about illness through the practice of art.

Yes, Meyer’s work brings artists together to help educate future physicians and epidemiologists on the more human aspects of disease. “The artists use their work to tell a story,” Los Angeles-based Meyer told The Huffington Post. “It helps the doctors look at people as more than something to cure.”

Daphne Hill, Avian Flu: “Daphne does work about germs and her fears

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What is Art Therapy?

Art Therapy 101 with Delaine Due Saturday, March 15, 10:00 – 11:30 am @ Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main St, Ashland Click here for the registration form or email [email protected] to sign up “Art therapy is a way of addressing issues without having to rely on verbalizing everything. This is very helpful with trauma […]

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Updates from the Children's Healing Art Project

Dear Friends of CHAP,

All of us here at CHAP want to say thank you, thank you, thank you!! We have really felt the love and support of our community this year, and because of you we have been able to make the first six months in our new South East Portland home a great success! If you haven’t stopped by to check out the studio and gallery that you-our community of supporters-have helped us create we invite you to stop by and say hello!

Here is a great opportunity for you to swing by and say hello! As you may, or may not know, we open our doors to the community every first Friday of the month to see in person the healing power of art. Each month our teaching artists curate a show featuring artwork of the amazing and talented young

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Art Therapy Alliance Favicard on the Go with July Fernández in Guadalajara, Mexico

This Art Therapy Alliance Favicard on the Go submission was received by July Fernández, an Art Therapist from Mexico living in Guadalajara. Thank you July! July first studied Nutrition Science and worked for several years in this field. …

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Art Therapy Alliance Favicard on the Go with Jen Alward, MA, LPC, ATRL-BC in Eagle River, Wisconsin

Today’s Favicard on the Go photos were received by Jen Alward, MA, LPC, ATRL-BC, an art therapist in Eagle River, Wisconsin- Thank you Jen for sharing your experiences, journey, and work for this series! “I am a therapist in a small town in north…

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Art Therapy Alliance 2012 Year in Review: Milestones, Happenings & Projects

2012 has been another active year for the Art Therapy Alliance with community focused projects to help promote art therapy, new resources, and some celebrating of milestones! Here are some of the highlights: Spaces & Places: Wh…

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Art Therapy Alliance Favicard On the Go with (Clare) Kit Keung in Singapore

“Being creative is not a hobby, it is in every day life”. This Art Therapy Alliance Favicard photo was submitted by (Clare) Kit Keung, an Art Therapist practicing in Singapore: About Kit and her photo: The desire and possibility to cr…

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Art Therapy Perspectives & Social Media with Victoria Scarborough, MPS

It is my pleasure to feature this interview with Victoria Scarborough, MPS, New York art therapist and blogger for Art Therapy Perspectives.  After being invited through Twitter to participate in her Interview Series on her blog, I was curious …

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