Inspiring Art Therapy Spots on the Web

June 1, 2009

Today’s posting is dedicated to highlighting art therapy/art therapist sites and blogs that I want to spread the word about and encourage you to check out for inspiration, perspective, and connection. As an art therapist who loves to navigate around the Internet, it is great to see these art therapy sites/blogs/films/photostreams showcasing art therapy, building community, and sharing experiences.

turning*turning- This blog features an art therapist’s postings on creativity, healing, and the power of making. As described @ turningturning.com, it’s a place for exploring, discussing, and considering the creative process- the power of making- and its place in modern life.  Check it out!

The Latent Lens (http://thelatentlens.blogspot.com/) from art therapist Carmen Gomez features insights and reflections provoked by her photography and using her camera to help make sense and express experiences.

When We Were Made (http://whenweweremade.wordpress.com) from Pratt Institute art therapy graduate student Megan Ashley Graf describes her journey to become an art therapist and preparing to enter the world as a mental health professional.

Elizabeth Beck-Art Therapy (http://www.lizbeck.net) highlights art therapy news, research, and current happenings in the field.

Denver Art Therapy Counseling Co. (http://denverarttherapycounselingco.blogspot.com)  was founded by Colorado art therapist Erin Brumleve and her blog brings awareness about art therapy counseling, psychotherapy, art, and well-being in general.

AT-Jobsearch on Flickr– Art Therapist Robert Ryan and another art therapist colleague used Flickr to support one another in search for their first art therapy jobs out of graduate school. They posted responsive art and comments about their experiences here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/at-jobsearch.

Open Art Studio Film– This below video is intended to raise awareness about the importance of open art studios in our communities:

Enjoy!

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7 Responses to “Inspiring Art Therapy Spots on the Web”

  1. Sandy Smyth Says:

    Thank you for posting this helpful information!


  2. Thank you so much for the shoutout! It’s not my “professional” site (where I’ll be posting more research-y stuff) but turningturning.com is a great outlet and a nice way to connect on that “art as therapy” level to lots of people.

  3. Tomas Says:

    I too want to thank you for the information. I greatly appreciate your links, because I see the loneliness as one of the biggest art therapy problems. The sick needs not only the physical help, but the audience to share their dreams too. Your list of other art therapy blogs serves us perfectly in that area (acquaints us with each other)
    While focus on beauty helps the sick to escape the destruction of the negative thoughts (throw away killing sense of the personal needlessness here and now), the inability to share the discovered light with other spots everything around- doubles the sadness. Thus the publicity of the art is so to speak one of the main parts of the art therapy: that’s the help to the patient to open his heart towards the world and so to return to life – to participate in joy of sharing the awe towards the miracle of being alive.

    You are welcome to my http://artbytomas.blogspot.com/
    and to
    http://candleday.wordpress.com/
    to all my other locations on a web.

    These blogs are my personal blogs. Thus there are no talks about how to heal other, but just my own pictures and thoughts – thoughts of one, who walked on the edge of the death for a long, but was returned to the life by the miracle.
    I hope you will have a good time with my pictures and I will receive your comments. Thank you once again

  4. liz Says:

    Thanks for pointing others in the direction of my blog. Keep up the good work with the many projects you’ve been involved in!

  5. Lorna Effler Says:

    Thanks for the Art Therapy sites. As an artist I’ve never looked into AT, however at this point, I’m finding it very interesting.
    Keep up the good work of all you do!
    Lorna

  6. wishjoy Says:

    Greatly informative sight, I am so pleased to have found you. My heart is singing a little song!


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