Rachel Brandoff has over 20 years of experience as a teaching artist and an art therapist, and now coordinates the graduate art therapy program at Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Angel Thompson is an art educator based in New York.
This lively book, brimming with the authors' contagious optimism, is a gift to all therapists offering art activities in the service of helping others. A rare feature is the extensive inclusion of recycled materials, an ecologically sensitive development in a world that - like our clients- urgently needs creative solutions. -- Judith A. Rubin, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM, President, Expressive Media, Inc., Art Therapist, Psychologist, Psychoanalyst I can't wait to put these ideas into practice! The thoughtful balance of inspiration, therapeutic insight and how-to instructions make this book one I'll return to again and again. The projects are meaningful, culturally responsive and include practical tips to ensure accessibility and success. -- Erin Loughran, Arts Educator and Administrator This is a book for the inexperienced and the experienced, for the least to the most sophisticated practitioner. Educators, recreation therapists, creative arts therapists, social workers and artists - all will find valuable help herein. -- Ellie Irwin, Drama Therapist, Clinical Psychologist, Child and Adult Psychoanalyst, Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center Generosity and ingenuity are the hallmarks of this much needed resource for not only art therapists, but for artists and art educators. Brandoff and Thompson share their overflowing bag of tips, tricks, and professional experience to facilitate creativity in the visual arts. -- Hallie Cohen, Professor of Art at Marymount Manhattan College, USA