Art Therapy helps kids to understand and respond to their emotions and thoughts.
Many children find it easier to express their emotions through painting, drawing or other forms rather than through words. Art therapy is a way to use creativity to deal with emotions.
How it works?
As children create art, they may analyze what they have made and how it makes them feel. Through exploring their art, kids can look for conflicts that may be affecting their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Benefits of Art Therapy
Creative activities can reduce children’s stress and have a positive effect on their mental health and behavior. Children do not need to have artistic ability or special talent to participate in art therapy. Some research say that just the presence of art can play an important role in kid's mental health development.
What is the difference between art class and art therapy?
While Art classes are structured and instructor lead, at the art therapy children choose what type of artmaking they want to use to express themselves. The main goal of an art class is to learn something or to experiment with a new technique, whereas the main goal of art therapy is self-expression.
Recommended for children 6–14 years-old.