Art therapy uses mediums such as drawing,painting, clay, images , sculpture and the overall creative art process as a reflection of an individual’s emotional, intellectual, physical and for many people also their spiritual wellbeing.
Art therapy is based on the belief that the creative process involved in the making of art is healing and life-enhancing. Through creating art and talking about its symbology and process people can increase awareness of self, cope with symptoms, stress, and transform traumatic experiences, enhance cognitive abilities and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of artistic creativity.
Importantly a client does not need any artistic skill or previous experience to benefit from art therapy.
"Creativity washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life. "