Monthly Archives: June 2019

SVA Art Therapy Exchange Program in NYC- muralShifts

Artistic Noise is an organization that aims to bring the freedom and power of artistic practice to young people involved in the justice system. Two young people from Artistic Noise presented to the students their work in the community based … Continue reading

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SVA Art Therapy Exchange Program in NYC- MercyFirst

Last Saturday, the SVA MPS art therapy students were fortunate enough to be able to visit MercyFirst, a treatment center in Long Island, and participate in a workshop with some of the adolescents residing there. MercyFirst uses a trauma informed … Continue reading

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SVA Art Therapy Exchange Program in NYC- Art and Social Action

What is social action? Social action is seen as a readjustment of social institutions, the redistribution of power, the efforts to improve social conditions, and ways to improve community life and human welfare. Art therapy as social action entails understanding … Continue reading

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SVA Art Therapy Exchange Program in NYC- Craftivism

On Wednesday, the SVA MPS art therapy students were given the opportunity to learn about craftivism and what exactly it entails. Craftivism is all about using craft as a “gentle protest,” which enables many people of all ages to protest … Continue reading

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SVA Art Therapy Exchange Program in NYC- Poem Houses

To continue the discussion of how culture has impacted art therapy, the chair of the SVA MPS Art Therapy department explained how the program was created and how her own cultural background impacted its development. The students were also presented … Continue reading

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SVA Art Therapy Exchange Program in NYC – Egg Shaped Boxes

To commence the second part of the exchange program, the New York SVA Art Therapy students welcomed the Irish students and presented a slide show about art therapy in New York and the United States as a whole. Before the … Continue reading

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SVA Community Lecture: An Evening on Gender Diversity

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2019 SVA Art Therapy International Exchange Program- Reflections

On the final day of the exchange program, all of the SVA MPS Art Therapy students gathered to review the previous 10 days. Beginning with a breathing exercise, the students were asked to think about their experiences in Cork. After … Continue reading

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2019 SVA Art Therapy International Exchange Program- Kinsale Community Hospital

Kinsale Community Hospital is a nursing home in County Cork that welcomed the SVA MPS students to participate in open studio art therapy. Several residents of the hospital engage in art therapy weekly with their full-time art therapist on staff. … Continue reading

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2019 SVA Art Therapy International Exchange Program- Eco Art

Working in the outdoor environment creates a different atmosphere than working in a studio. Out in the world, the unknown can be an essential asset. A variety of materials can be found and used, a multitude of interactions can occur, … Continue reading

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