Art Bridges

February 12, 2016

This month the Hildegard Center for the Arts published an inspiring, free resource of art-based ideas chock full of creative goodness called Art Bridges— Definitely a great collection (over 70 downloadable PDFs!)  for art therapists to use with their groups or individuals, as well as teachers or anyone interested in creative enrichment with youth!

Some of the ideas were contributed by members of the art therapy community- including myself- I was delighted to be invited to add a favorite gratitude art idea that I featured on this blog in 2012.  Since this post’s original publishing, I’ve used this idea with youth & women I’ve worked with in shelter- as a creative, affirming way to explore the concept of thankfulness in their own lives.  Often instead of making leaf shaped “blessing tags”, we would make different size and colored hearts to write on and hang from the mason jar’s branches.  It was a great community piece– the tree kept “growing” with new additions as more people add to it.  Others can also read the reflections previously shared.

The Art Bridges resource also suggests that therapists could also use the idea as a Courage or Healing Tree… a great idea that I may introduce into one of my groups!

Growing Abundance | creativity in motion

Thank you Hildegard Center for the Arts for putting this resource together and making it so accessible to us all! 🙂

Related Posts:

20 Creative Quotes on Giving & Gratitude

Garland of Gratitude

Self Care through Creative Practice & Intention: Gratitude

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3 Responses to “Art Bridges”

  1. Beth Says:

    Wonderful; thank you!

    Beth

    Beth Newman LMFT, ATR-BC

    802-688-4557 c

  2. Hannah Says:

    Thank you for sharing this valuable resource Gretchen!

  3. Rastogi, Meera (rastogma) Says:

    Thanks for sharing this website Gretchen!

    Thank you,

    Meera Rastogi, PhD, MAAT
    Art Therapist and Licensed Psychologist
    Co-Coordinator and Associate Professor of Psychology
    University of Cincinnati, Clermont College
    4200 Clermont College Drive
    Office MCD 215 K
    Batavia, Ohio 45103
    meera.rastogi@uc.edu
    513.732.5331
    http://www.ucclermont.edu/academics/Social_Science_Department/rastogi.html
    Set up an appointment here: https://drmeera.youcanbook.me/


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