Printmaking as Therapy

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The process of printmaking can be useful to art therapists in a wide range of settings, from groupwork to work with physically challenged clients. Lucy Mueller White explores these therapeutic advantages of printmaking and also describes is roots outside art therapy. Relief printing, intaglio, planographic or surface, and screen processes are all covered in detail, with many ideas for incorporating them into art therapy sessions. The author gives a comprehensive and clear account of the impact that printmaking can have on clients' inner lives, using many examples drawn from her own practice. The combination of technical information, clinical applications and practical instructions for using the printmaking processes make this book a valuable tool for art therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and others working with clients with a range of needs and abilities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843107088
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/17/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9
Introduction 11
Ch. 1 Why Choose Printmaking for Art Therapy? 17
Ch. 2 A Brief History of Printmaking 27
Ch. 3 General Information 43
Ch. 4 Relief Printing and Stamping: Focus on the Process 63
Ch. 5 Relief Printing Plates 89
Ch. 6 Intaglio Processes: Focus on Lines 105
Ch. 7 Planographic Process: The Magic of Monotypes 139
Ch. 8 Stencil Process: Focus on Products 165
Ch. 9 Simple Screen Processes 181
Ch. 10 Putting it Together: Artists' Books, Sustaining a Vision 199
Ch. 11 When to Use Printmaking for Art Therapy 227
App.: Sources for Supplies 235
References and Additional Reading 239
Glossary 243
Subject Index 245
Author Index 255
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