Try this art therapy activity with clients / students who suffer from trauma, or grief. As always, you should try this on yourself before trying it on your art therapy clients, or students.
This art therapy activity is a very powerful one that identifies the invisible scars we humans have within us.
I often use this art therapy activity with my art therapy grief clients, or students.
The glue is applied to the paper first and will represent the invisible scars within the art therapy client / student.
After the glue dries ask your art therapy client / student to paint the scars with feelings using colors.
What makes this art therapy activity so powerful is that the scars and wounds get acknowledged and then feelings are identified.
Materials for Art Therapy Scars
Elmer’s Glue in a squeeze bottle
Watercolors, or fast drying paint
White Card Stock, or White Construction Paper
Directions for Art Therapy Scars Activity:
1. Using the bottle of glue (Make sure it flows well before handing it to the art therapy client / student to avoid frustration) create invisible “glue like” scars that represent the scars within.
2. Allow the glue to dry. Take watercolor, or other fast drying paint, and paint over the scars of the art therapy creation.
3. As the paint is drying, the art therapy client / student can talk about the scars and the “feelings” each scar is attached to.
*Note: I usually use the “art therapy color psychology” activities (See Above) first with my art therapy clients / students before using this art therapy activity.
By doing this the art therapy client / student is learning the “art therapy color psychology” language.
Read more on the pages posted at Creative Counseling 101 on art therapy.
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