MPS Art Therapy Child Art Development and Thesis Project instructor Lisa Furman, ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC recently conducted a printmaking workshop for an enthusiastic group of Art Therapy Department students, program applicants, and staff.
Using found objects and simple, low cost materials, participants learned printmaking techniques that can be used in art therapy settings with a variety of populations. The techniques promoted a process-based approach to the materials that encouraged experimentation, problem solving skills and sequential planning, especially when multiple techniques were used in a single image. In art therapy practice, resistant clients with little or no artistic training can use these techniques to create beautiful, rich monoprints that encourage greater engagement in the creative process.
Techniques covered included:
1. Found Object Monoprints
2. Trace Monotype
3. Collage and Embellishment
Thanks to Lisa Furman for facilitating the workshop, and to the participants, who were able to generate a good deal of work in less than 3 hours.
Text by Lisa Furman and Art Therapy Department