Art Activities for Groups: Providing Therapy, Fun, and Function
Art Activities for Groups: Providing Therapy, Fun, and Function provides therapists and activities 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 best to 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 (3rd grade on up), 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 size of the group, the functioning ability required of the group, and the time needed to complete the project. Helpful suggestions give directions for facilitating the activity, assembling the materials, and preparation needed prior to beginning each project.
- Idyll Arbor, October 2010
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