ART THERAPY LAB FOR CHILDREN

Transform by playing

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"Bizzarre Animals" and "Play out your Alien", are two different expressive workshops of Art therapy for children from 4 to 7 years.

 

These laboratories offer a multiform path that accompanies the participants, through different expressive ways, in the development of their self-esteem, as well as that of listening, of creating and of collaborating with others.

 

​Using plastic materials (colours, paper sheets, etc.), every child can create a character (animals or aliens), to which give an identity (name, age, context, role and emotions) and with which "play", making it also dialoguing with the characters made by the other children.

 

In the first three meetings of each workshop, children will create their own aliens and/or animals and they will also create a sort of costume, preferring the graphic-plastic-pictorial language on the others.

The following two meetings are intended to stage of a brief presentation of the animals created.

 

​In this way, each participant will stage their "internal parts" through the created character, playing multiple roles, finding new and effective relational and expressive strategies.


What the child produces is the reflection of what he/she feels within himself/herself, and the act of giving life to this interiority, that is the real goal of these workshops.

METHOD:

  • Playful presentation of the conductors and children.

  • Games aimed to create group synergy.

  • Short "imaginative introduction" to the planets of the Universe or to the animals.

  • Laboratory of Art Therapy to create your own animal.

  • Creation of the personal animal.

  • Simple construction of the costume of one's animal/alien or a different group creation (drawing, songs etc. ...).

  • Group composition of histories or songs on one's own animals/alien.

  • Staging of the presentation of your pet.

DETAILS:

Laboratory of 5 meetings of 2 hours each. Total 10 hours.

Maximum number of participants: 12

N.B.: Wear comfortable clothes and anti-slip socks. Bring a towel.

SPARE CLOTHES. CLOTHES CAN BE DIRTY WITH TEMPERA COLOURS.

TECHNICAL NEEDS:

  • A clean, well-lit room with smooth floor surface, ideally wooden or tiled. 12m x 10m is the minimal room size required.

  • A sound system, appropriate to the dimensions of the space, to which it is possible to connect computer or tablet.

  • One mirror of minimum dimensions: 40x60.

  • A Table and 15 chairs.