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 different needs, experiences, and levels of development. The course is organized over the course of the semester from low impact media (pencil and paper) to very immersive media (clay and plaster).
As the semester came to a close, students had three months of Methods & Materials workshops behind them. The last week of class, they readily took on working with plaster and stone.