Category Archives: In Class

Matrimandir and Tamil Language Class

One of the distinctive aspects of Auroville is Matrimandir (http://www.auroville.org/contents/678), the large, golden sphere in the center of the town. Its construction began three years after the founding of Auroville, and it took 37 years to complete it. Surrounded by well-manicured … Continue reading

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Art Therapy in India Program 2015: Arrival and Orientation

Students and staff have arrived in Auroville, India to conduct our annual international program. Working with Auroville residents Krupa Jhaveri (MPS Class of 2008) and Iyyappan Jayamurthy, the students are becoming acclimated to the place, and getting ready to work … Continue reading

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Class of 2015 Thesis Presentations

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SVA @ Materials for the Arts

Field Trip! Last Wednesday Val Sereno’s Community Access class went to Materials for the Arts for a fun-filled tour and a demo on a DIY recycled paper project involving scrap paper, a blender, a window screen, and lots of colorful … Continue reading

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SVA Art Therapy @ IHOPE (Int’l Academy of Hope)

  The special project conducted with International Academy of Hope (iHOPE) in Harlem was a huge success! On March 13, our grad students visited the site and worked with staff and children to create expressive paper dolls with collage materials. … Continue reading

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Last Week: MPS Art Therapy Spring Exhibition

This year’s MPS Art Therapy Department Spring Exhibition, Open Invitation, will be on view through Saturday, March 15 at the SVA Flatiron Gallery, 133 West 21 Street, NYC. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm This exhibition is an “Open Invitation” … Continue reading

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Community Access at MoMA

Part of Val Sereno’s second year Community Access Through the Arts class is learning how an art therapist can effectively use the museum for any population. Francesca Rosenberg, Director of Community Services at the Museum of Modern Arts, led the … Continue reading

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OPEN INVITATION

This exhibition is an “Open Invitation” to participate with MPS students and the people they work with at their internship sites. As artwork from the therapeutic relationship is put on display, the general public is asked to contribute to the … Continue reading

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Matisse Cut-Outs @ MoMA

During the last decade of his life, Henri Matisse (1896-1954) turned exclusively to the innovative technique of the cut-out. Matisse took sheets of paper colored with gouache by his studio assistants and used scissors to cut shapes and forms, which … Continue reading

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Stop-Motion Animation as Therapeutic Tool

First-year students have been expanding their concept of expressive therapeutic techniques in Debi Farber’s Methods and Materials class.  Recently, alumna Irina Derkacheva (class of 2012) visited the class and shared her knowledge of stop-motion animation techniques. Not only can animations … Continue reading

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