Happy New Year, Friends! This morning one of our Montana Teacher Leaders in the Arts, Wes Hines, sent me the information below about a workshop he is organizing with the Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative, featuring the wonderful teaching artist and therapist Jennifer Thompson. I have seen Jennifer in action, and not only is she a wealth of information, but you will feel like you are in a day-long retreat when you are in her calm, relaxed presence, making art alongside your peers. All teachers and artists are welcome to register, see the information below.
Approaches to Art Therapy in Teaching
Time: Jan. 12, 2016, 9 am – 4 pm
Place: Kalispell, MT – Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative
Facilitator: Jennifer Thompson, M.A.E.T. Masters in Expressive Therapies, Installation Artist, Personal Growth Educator
To assist Art Teachers in the classroom through an introduction to an Art Therapy approach
To experiment hands-on using Art Therapy concepts and techniques
Objective: To impart to Art Teachers and anyone interested, an Art Therapy philosophy, techniques and a new perspective on art-making that they can take back and use in the classroom
Method: Through a series of thought-provoking questions, journal writing, art-making and sharing in small groups, teachers will try out Art Therapy techniques. Teachers will discover new ways to help students access a creative response to personal development and problem-solving in the classroom while fulfilling Montana standards for art education.