• Question: What is the best piece of artwork that you've seen a patient produce

    Asked by Lexie Leack to Arts Therapy Team on 29 Jan 2019.
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      Arts Therapy Team answered on 29 Jan 2019:

      difficult question! I don’t see it that way as it’s always about the meaning to them in therapy, not how good the art is. I don’t teach techniques. we don’t put the art on display – its private.
      but I do feel pleased when someone manages to feel happy with their work, and feel it expresses something important for them or helps them communicate or understand.
      some work is very expressive letting out feelings
      some lets us imagine a scenario and think how someone else might have been feeling
      often people think they cant do art and gain in confidence doing it which is nice
      one woman who was disabled chose pictures from magazines and I had to tear them out for her as she couldn’t manage , she really liked the sessions as it expressed who she was