My name is Laura Bohn and I am an artist, art educator, and art therapist with a masters degree in art therapy.
I have taught and facilitated this course in person in workshops and now am bringing it to you online in my very first online course!
In this course you will learn how to express yourself in a creative practice of expressive art journaling.
Animal As Metaphor: Expressive Art Journaling class will show some technique for
using paint, collage, words, and animal imagery to create an art journal spread although this focus is on the creative process for self discovery and less focus on the final product and how it looks.
You will pick an animal you can relate to as a power or spirit animal.
Create a page spread with a power animal that will help you discover the strengths and insights inside of you.
Learn how to tell your story both visually and narratively through using the animal's traits as metaphors for your life events.
There is also an expressive art writing reflection (with resources) to help guide you through closure and understanding your page spread
I have been a professional and teaching artist for many years. I have taught children in after school art education programs as well as adults in painting classes workshops. I really love what I do.
In December 0f 2014 I received my Masters in Art Therapy degree and am also a practicing art therapist creating arts and wellness workshops based on Mindfulness Based Art Therapy Methods. I work with both children and adults.