Meet the Art Therapists on 26 April 2013

Meet the Art Therapists (藝術聊程) will be held once every 2 months. Our full members, or qualified art therapists, will host the function and share their expert area. Tentative dates will be on 2nd or 3rd week of April, June, August and so on. Our next meeting will be conducted by Hoi Lam TANG*

Details: (Note that participants are encourage to bring your own sketchbook and/or journal to this workshop)

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26th April2013

(Friday)

7-9pm Hoi Lam Tang Therapeutic Art Journal The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of HK

No. 3 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai

Artists have used visual journal to express feeling, thoughts, and fantasies for centuries. Art therapists have adopted this artist tool and make it becomes one of the most popular therapeutic tools in the field of art therapy.

While making a single or two pictures in an art therapy session can capture the snapshot of one’s thoughts and feelings of the moment, a continuous visual journey allows patterns of images to emerge and allows the artists to explore deeply into their own issues.

A visual Journal integrates images and words in a contained form. It is a safe vessel to record the artist’s dreams and memories. Artist can reflect and explores various existential issues such as self-identity, environmental and many other life issues through the process of visual journaling.

This workshop will introduce the benefits of keeping a visual journal; it will implement the skill on how to start a visual journal; and there will be hand-on activities to experience the taste of visual journaling.

*HoiLam TANG, MS, BFA, is a counselor and art therapist in St John’s Cathedral Counselling Service. She received her Master Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Eastern Virginia Medical School (US). She has worked in various settings including psychiatric inpatient hospital, residential, school, and outpatient clinic. She is specialized in working with eating disorder populations. Currently, she works primary with children and adolescents who are displaying behavioral and emotional issues.

 

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