Monthly Archives: February 2020

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

New Exhibitions at the Chelsea Galleries

Jessica Stoller: Spread P.P.O.W Gallery, 535 West 22nd St. New York, NY 10011 Dates: January 9th – February 15th, 2020 “Working in the realm of figurative sculpture, Stoller mines the rich and complicated history of porcelain, harnessing its links to … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Art, Exhibition, Galleries

MPS Art Therapy Student Highlight: Julia Ponce

MPS Art Therapy: What inspired you to pursue a career in Art Therapy? Julia: My industrial design background helped me to find art therapy because my undergrad thesis was to create a product to help children express their emotions. Through … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Art, Students