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ERIC Number: EJ1169554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
From Dot to Line to Plane: Constellating Unconscious Imagery in Art Therapy
Steinhardt, Lenore
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v34 n4 p159-166 2017
In this article I describe an art-based procedure with a gradual sequence of drawing tasks that guides an art therapy client through graphic stages from point, to line, to plane. The client begins by making random dots, connecting them one to another with an unbroken line that reaches all the dots, perceiving abstract or figurative imagery in the angular net that is created, and outlining and coloring in the images perceived. At each stage, emphasis is placed on expanding graphic behavior, noticing additional choices, and completing the images and their environments. Verbal or written dialogue between the symbolic images can reveal personal imagery related to the artist's life issues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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