What is art therapy?
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that encourages the expression of thoughts and feelings through the use of art materials and the creative process.
The artwork created in the presence of the art therapist can provide a focus for discussion, helping the client to reflect and make sense of behaviours and emotions that may have felt confusing or unmanageable.
Why art therapy in education?
Evidence shows that around three children in every classroom experiences emotional and behavioural difficulties; for these pupils learning can be very challenging.
Art therapy as an intervention can assist with the psychological, emotional, educational, physical and social development of the pupil, helping them to engage more fully in school life and the National Curriculum.