What is Art as Healing?
ART as healing is the use of art and curriculum as a method of healing because art is inherently healing.
What is the difference between art therapy and art as healing?
The act of creating art enhances self-esteem, gives a sense of control, and relieves stress and tension by taking the mind off of problems. Mostly importantly, it is an outlet for emotions. Art healing is, in essence, self-help art therapy. Anyone can do art healing, and most people do art healing in their own homes, using whatever methods they prefer and creating any type of artwork. Unlike Art Therapy (in which a masters level professional is required), where the goal is to create art, and then analyze or talk about it with a therapist, art healing is a personal journey and needs no therapist and no analysis. In creating artwork, the healing process has already begun.
At Violet Hive we believe that everyone is an artist and all levels of experience are welcome. we put on open studios and art as healing programming to allow individuals in our community to reconnect with their creativity and access their highest self.
Educational poster designed by www.joshkale.com to give an overview of the field of Art Therapy