Art Activities for Groups: Providing Therapy, Fun, and Function

Art Activities for Groups: Providing Therapy, Fun, and Function

by Diane Fausek-Steinbach
     
 

ISBN-10: 1882883489

ISBN-13: 9781882883486

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: Idyll Arbor, Incorporated

Art Activities for Groups: Providing Therapy, Fun, and Function provides therapists and activity professionals with 48 interesting and innovative art activities for populations with different cognitive levels and physical abilities. The projects involve the use of several different media including: collage, paint, and drawing. Suggestions include how

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Art Activities for Groups: Providing Therapy, Fun, and Function provides therapists and activity professionals with 48 interesting and innovative art activities for populations with different cognitive levels and physical abilities. The projects involve the use of several different media including: collage, paint, and drawing. Suggestions include how to best facilitate the activity, including the use of music and verbal clues, creating social interaction, and personal enjoyment. The activities are most appropriate for groups of seniors, groups of children and youth, and therapy or counseling groups of any age dealing with the specific issues covered by the activity.

What makes Art Activities for Groups useful is that the activities have been tested with different types of groups. Each activity includes an introduction detailing the best size of the group, the functioning ability required of the group, and the time needed to complete the project. Helpful suggestions give directions for facilitating the activity, assembling materials, and preparation needed prior to beginning each project.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882883486
Publisher:
Idyll Arbor, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
1,183,507
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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Table of Contents

1.Introduction1
Benefits of Art as an Activity1
Finding Your Inspiration2
How to Connect Media to Artists3
Thinking "Adaptations"4
Getting Materials for Free5
Using this Book with Clients6
Using this Book for Yourself6
How the Activities are Described7
2.Collages9
How to Collect Materials10
The Pile Up12
Low Level Color Collage16
Magic Seeds19
Celebration21
Patchwork Collage23
Shadow Puppets26
Medals of Honor29
Strata Collage32
Links35
Sharper Image38
Changing Reflections41
Bits and Pieces43
Tribal Headdress46
Stepping Stones49
3.Painting53
Supply Selection53
Posters55
Script and Soul57
Cultural Flags59
Mono Prints61
"All the World's a Stage"63
Body Painting and Tattoos65
Independence Day68
4.Drawing73
Materials and Age Appropriateness73
Rejuvenation75
Creativity vs. Logic77
Renewal79
The Cards You Are Dealt82
"Top Secret"85
Guardians88
The Golden Rule91
5.Miscellaneous93
Instruments of Communication94
Planting Inspiration98
Apple for the Teacher101
Similarly Dissimilar104
Clay Doodles107
Tiny Bubbles110
Three-Dimensional Life Orb113
Maps116
Fleeting Images118
The Weight of the World121
Flying Free124
The Shell126
Genie in the Bottle129
Great Balloon Creations131
Going Buggy134
Creator137
Building Blocks140
Painting by Candle Light143
Charm Wands146
Pandora's Box149
Zen Gardens152
6.Presentation and Purchasing155
Art Supply Resources157
Glossary159
Index163

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