Art Activities for Groups: Providing Therapy, Fun, and Function
Diane Fausek-Steinbach
Trade Paper, 168 pages
Published by Idyll Arbor
Publication date: 2002
ISBN: 9781882883486
Available as an e-book on Smashwords
e-ISBN 9781611580099

Art Activities for Groups: Providing Therapy, Fun, and Function provides therapists and activity professionals with 48 interesting and innovative art activities for populations with different cognitive levels and physical abilities. The projects involve the use of several different media including: collage, paint, and drawing. Suggestions include how to best facilitate the activity, including the use of music and verbal clues, creating social interaction, and personal enjoyment. The activities are most appropriate for groups of seniors, groups of children and youth, and therapy or counseling groups of any age dealing with the specific issues covered by the activity.

What makes Art Activities for Groups useful is that the activities have been tested with different types of groups. Each activity includes an introduction detailing the best group size, the functioning ability required, and the time needed to complete the project. Helpful suggestions give directions for facilitating the activity, assembling materials, and preparation needed prior to beginning each project.

Chapters include: Introduction, Collages, Painting, Drawing, Miscellaneous, and Presentation and Purchasing. Also included: Art Supply Resources and a Glossary.

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