ART MAKING AT HOME
Grounding activities during times of uncertainty
The activities I created for this booklet are inspired from my practice as an art therapist. They aim to inspire others to express themselves creativity and to instil hope and positivity during a period in our life where we are experiencing lots of uncertainty and having to deal with challenging emotions and situations.
You will be guided with step by step instructions and a list of what materials you need. You will also get reflective writing prompts to create a deeper understanding about your self, your needs and your own unique creative process.
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"Art as Therapy"
Art therapy is practiced by a professional but it’s possible to borrow ideas from art therapy to practice your own art activities at home. These activities are often referred to as 'art as therapy' rather than art therapy.
In many ways, creating art is like a form of meditation that you should definitely take advantage of. Creating art may help you to relax, reduce stress, and redirect negative thoughts. Engaging in art activities could be helpful because they require mindful awareness, or being in the moment.
All activities in this booklet can be done in the comfort of your home (alone, with your friends or family). The great news is that you do not need expensive and professional art materials and an art degree or special talents or artistic skills.
I would like to highlight that these activities do not in any way replace actual therapy. Although art can be really fun, making art can also get us in touch with different kinds of feelings and ideas. Look after yourself and if things are getting difficult, speak to someone you trust - a friend, family member or professional.
I hope that you enjoy these activities and most importantly I do hope that they can bring about more positivity, creativity and hope!
- Denise Scicluna
"Creativity flourishes where there are no judgements, pre-conceptions or biases"