Shelter House Art Therapy Technique Part Two

The colors of the Art Therapy Shelter House also hold significance. Below you will find the basic breakdown of each color Shelter House:


Grey: Grief, or hidden grief, Mourning, Depression

Blue: Sadness, Depression, Peacefulness, Calmness

Red: Anger, Danger, Courage, Luck

Black: Fear, Death

White: Hope, Spirituality, Purity

Yellow: Happiness, caution

Light Green:  Anxiety, Stress


Materials Needed for Art Therapy Shelter House Technique:

You will need copies of the Shelter House in different colors. I usually print out several colors of the house and display these on a table for the client to select.

Markers, Crayons, or Colored Pencils

Directions for Art Therapy Shelter House Technique:

1. Allow the client / student to pick one of the Shelter House Therapy House print outs.

2. Ask the client to draw a scenario, situation, presenting issue, past issue in and around the house.

3. Once the client / student has drawn in and around the house start to ask questions about  the meanings of the drawings. 

Things to pay attention to with the Art Therapy Shelter House Technique:

-  The color of the Shelter House chosen.

-  The items drawn inside the house.

-  The items drawn outside of the house.

-  The level of the house in which the items are drawn.

-  Any architectural details added to the house such as a chimney, windows, doors, paths.


Free Art Therapy Shelter House Worksheets on the link below:


Free Art Therapy Worksheets on The Shelter House Technique
See Color Psychology Information Here
Free Art Therapy Worksheets on The Shelter House Technique
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