Category Archives: Students

Record Album Design in Methods & Materials Class

Recently, first-year MPS Art Therapy students created album covers in their Methods & Materials class. Decisions around genre, theme, and messages they wished to convey were considered. Witnessing the development of original music tracks and cover artwork depicting a personal … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Art, In Class, Students

Envisioning the Ideal Environment for Personal Peace

First-year MPS Art Therapy student, Gracy Vidal, reflects on how envisioning an ideal environment, or “happy place” can have the power to positively impact one’s state of mind: “This illustration was done at my first special project at the beginning … Continue reading

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

MPS Art Therapy Virtual Information Session

Prospective applicants are invited to join us on Wednesday, October 28th from 5- 6 pm for a Virtual Information Session! This session will provide insight into our interdisciplinary graduate program, the application process, and will feature a panel of current … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Art, Students

2020 Valery Daniels Memorial Lecture

MPS Art Therapy welcomes you to join our first lecture of the Fall 2020 season! FREE and open to the public. 2.0 CE hours available for LCATs. Register here. In this virtual lecture and interactive presentation, Dr. Kaimal will present … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Art, Conference, Professional Development, Special Programs and Projects, Students, Workshops

A Visual Reflection on Art Therapy Foundations

First-year MPS Art Therapy student, Athena Toldeo, reflects on the foundations of Art Therapy: “I started this illustration with a portrait of [Art Therapy pioneer] Margaret Naumburg – I then began to draw [another pioneer,] Edith Kramer on the far … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Art, Students

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