Category Archives: In Class

In-Class: Visual Narratives & Multicultural Issues in Art Therapy

During this past Fall 2012 semester, second year students in the MPS Art Therapy program’s Multicultural Issues in Art Therapy class visited the Museum of Arts and Design to view the Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3/Contemporary Native North American … Continue reading

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Methods & Materials: Working With Plaster, Working With Stone

Methods & Materials in Art Therapy is taught by Department Chair Debi Farber in the first semester of the 2-year program. It offers a broad introduction to materials an art therapist might use to work with clients who may have … Continue reading

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Acetate Mural Workshop

During this week’s Methods & Materials class, students created conjoint paintings on sheets of acetate. The purpose was to gain skills which could potentially be utilized with their clients. Student dyads were brought through a relaxation and visualization. Afterwards, they … Continue reading

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Today in Methods & Materials

Methods & Materials in Art Therapy is taught by our department chair Debi Farber in the first semester of our 2-year program.  It offers a broad introduction to materials an art therapist might use to work with clients who may … Continue reading

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Art Therapy in Costa Rica Program 2012

The MPS Art Therapy Department conducted its second international multicultural issues and internship program May 20-June 9 at La Victoria Elementary School in Liberia, Costa Rica. Arrival Students arrived in Liberia on Sunday, May 20, and lived with host families … Continue reading

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Child Art Development: Making children’s books

In the Child Art Therapy class, taught by Lisa Furman, first-year art therapy students learn that one way to strengthen the alliance between therapist and child is by reading books together in sessions.  Many children in treatment come from emotionally … Continue reading

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Multicultural Issues: Wreaths

In the pictured project, students used a wide range of organic materials to create wreaths that reflected their personal cultural backgrounds. Wreaths can be created as part of an honoring ceremony for various populations. They can reflect on living and … Continue reading

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Methods & Materials: Clay totem poles

This week, we’re highlighting a project from Department Chair Debi Farber’s Methods & Materials class for first-semester students. Debi Farber explains: Clay is a versatile and organic medium, replete with history and folklore, that effortlessly documents each attempt to alter … Continue reading

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Animation project in “Methods & Materials” class

Alumnus and art therapist Stephanie Syfert visited Debi Farber’s “Methods & Materials in Art Therapy” class on Monday, 10/17 to lead students in a Stop Motion Animation workshop.  Stephanie, class of 2010, is an art therapist and case planner at … Continue reading

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