Category Archives: 2020

Art Therapy Resources on Racial Trauma via the American Art Therapy Association

We stand in solidarity with protestors advocating for black lives across the world. We are committed to fighting racism and injustice. The American Art Therapy Association (AATA)’s blog series “Breaking the Chains of Racial Trauma in Therapy” is one great resource … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Students

The Mural Project 2019-20: Looking Back

Today we’re looking back on the final days of The Mural Project with this year’s group of  Artistic Noise A&E artists. Due to the current crisis, we weren’t able to showcase this year’s murals with an in-person event, but hopefully, … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Art, Special Programs and Projects, Students

MPS Art Therapy Students Create “Quarantine Quilts” Group

In the Know talks with MPS Art Therapy students Missy Rubenfeld and Ella Hilsenrath about the Facebook community they started where quilt makers could share photos of their “quarantine quilts.” Read the full feature here! https://www.intheknow.com/2020/03/26/quarantine-quilts-facebook-group-brings-people-together/

Posted in 2020, Art, Special Programs and Projects, Students

COVID-19 Resources

5 Tips for Staying Emotionally Healthy During COVID-19: Advice from MPS Art Therapy Alumnus Katie Hinson COVID-19 Quarantine resources for Students and Parents via Art Therapist, Mia De Bethune: -Daily Writing Prompts: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/learning/students-can-respond-to-daily-writing-prompts-inspired-by-the-new-york-times-at-home-for-free.html?referringSource=articleShare –28 Day sketch challenge: https://brooklynartlibrary.org/28daychallenge –Kids Activity … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Alumni, Art, Professional Development, Students

MPS Art Therapy Student Highlight: Jenna Santos

MPS Art Therapy: What drew you to Art Therapy? Jenna: I actually found it by accident. I was 17 and knew I wanted a career in the arts, but did not know what exactly to do. I felt like my … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Students

Community Access at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

This week, MPS Art Therapy’s Community Access class went on a trip to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) this week to learn about the ways that the museum strives to be accessible to all visitors. Here, students had the … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Art, art galleries, Exhibition, Galleries, In Class, Students

The Family Life Cycle Theory

All families go through a variety of circumstances. Recently, second year MPS Art Therapy students discussed and created visual representations of The Family Life Cycle Theory. This theory outlines the stages of development that a family may be going through. … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Art, In Class, Students

Special Project with El Puente Williams Plaza After School Program

MPS Art Therapy had a great time collaborating with the El Puente Williams Plaza After School Program yesterday! Participants created mixed media, self-representational album covers.

Posted in 2020, Art, Special Programs and Projects, Students, Workshops

MPS Art Therapy Student Highlight: Lillian Beach

MPS Art Therapy: What drew you to Art Therapy? Lillian: I’ve always been interested in art, and [it’s been] present in my home life. I’ve always wanted to do some kind of career where I could help others so when … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Art, Students

The Mural Project: A Collaborative Public Event

“We are strong young New Yorkers. We believe major problems in our society are racism and ignorance; people who are hypocritical, dishonest, stubborn, judgmental, unwelcoming, closed-minded and disrespectful. Our collaborative murals ask the question ‘WHAT IF…?’ What if we work … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Art, Special Programs and Projects