Each Monday morning throughout the Spring 2021 semester, first-year students in our Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Art Therapy program met virtually for their Art Therapy Studio, a unique class focused on personal art-making for art therapists and centered on ongoing, open-ended visual exploration.
Both the process and product are embedded in personal meaning-making, both known and unknown. Students learned how to ‘hold space' in a visual arena and to witness self and others. Personal art-making holds the key to understanding the self as the art therapist in practice, becoming comfortable with uncertainty, and not knowing through risk-taking parallels the therapeutic process.
We invite you to visit this virtual exhibition—Where Growth Meets Process, Choice, and Discovery— to view student artwork from the course as well as artwork from instructors Raquel Stephenson and Denise Malis.
This exhibit will be on view virtually from June 18 - Oct. 1.