"The Healthiest Form of Projection is Art"
(Fritz Perlz - Gestalt Therapist)
Here is a popular internet list of art therapy activities originally posted up several years ago by the Nursing School Blog, and as time has gone by over half of the links have become defunct or out of date. I have researched current links that reflect the most vibrant and inspiring art therapy directives on the internet today, while aiming to keep them as close as possible to the original list.
Deal with emotions like anger and sadness through these helpful exercises.
Art therapy can be a great way to relax. Consider these exercises if you're looking to feel a little more laid back.
Art can not only help you deal with the bad stuff, but also help you appreciate and focus on the good. Check out these activities all about reflecting on your personal happiness.
Often, a great way to get to know yourself and your relationships with others is through portraits.
Draw a mirror. This activity is based around a Piet Mondrian quote: "The purer the artist's mirror is, the more true reality reflects in it." It involves letting die what is not your true reflection, is getting back a truer reflection of yourself in your mirror.
Trauma and Loss
These activities will ask you to face some unpleasant aspects of life, but with the goal of overcoming them.
If you prefer to cut and paste rather than draw or paint, these projects are for you.
Examine aspects if who you are and how you see the world through these amazing art projects.
Here you'll find a collection of projects that will help you be happy about what you have and express your gratitude for it.
Inside the Mind
Take a look inside your mind to see what's going on with these projects.
If you're still looking for something to empower, help or soothe you, these projects may fit the bill.
Paint a window. Windows let you see in and see out. Paint yours with things you want to hide or show to the world.