Think Before You Start - Discuss

Can you explain how creating art makes you feel?

What do you know about mental health?

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Quick-Fire Questions

  1. What is art therapy?
  2. Why might some people benefit from art therapy sessions?
  3. When might you think you could benefit from expressing your feelings through art?
  4. What types of art activities would most benefit you if you needed to express your feelings?

Key Words -
Can you use them in a sentence?

Art: expressing human creative skills, usually in the visual form such as painting or sculpture.

Therapy: the treatment of mental or physchological disorders using psychological methods.

Be The Teacher -
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Art therapy can involves anything creative and diffrent people will enjoy diffrent things

Stretch Yourself...

Imagine you are entering a debate on this topic: “Art therapy should be used in every classroom.” What might people say?

Go Create...

Create a piece of art to represent four emotions you go through. Fit them on one page, label the emotions and reflect on how they differ.

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