CollArt- Reference topics and Art therapy assessments

“A series of digital application for art therapy that reflect physical tool”


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All the reference art therapy assessment is included in the previous post of Feature and function.

Among them, I made the criteria list for choosing:

  • Most used- popular art assessments
  • Attracting – Interesting topics
  • User Friendly-  seems be able to develop in digital format
  • feed back – being able to give some reflection to user.

Example of hand drawing mandala

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Hand Writing: The problem I have encountered.

The rule of making a mandala is easy from center to the outward. But it is not easy to draw on upside down direction, hard to align, and unable for trial and error. Although these situation can be resolved by constant practices, therapy is not happened that author focus on drawing skill perfection.


reference topics

According the Art Therapy Association blog, there are plenty of reference on creative method on doing art therapy.

If the function of reference topic is working, I will consider included these topics inside and see if it can be developed into a continuous developing tool.

Here are some example:

Emotions- Deal with emotions like anger and sadness through these helpful exercises.

1.     Draw or paint your emotions.

In this exercise, you’ll focus entirely on painting what you’re feeling.

2.     Create an emotion wheel.

Using color, this activity will have you thinking critically about your emotions.

3.     Make a stress painting.

Choose colors that represent your stress and jab, scribble and paint your problems away.

4.     Art journal. Journals don’t have to just be based around words. You can make an art journal as well, that lets you visually express your emotions.

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6.     Use line art. Line is one of the simplest and most basic aspects of art, but it can also contain a lot of emotion. Use simple line art to demonstrate visually how you’re feeling.

7.     Draw a postcard you will never send.

Are you still angry or upset with someone in your life? Create a postcard that expresses this, though you don’t have to ever send it.

8.     Create a sculpture of your anger. For this activity, you’ll make a physical manifestation of the anger in your life.

9.     Paint a mountain and a valley. The mountain can represent a time where you were happy, the valley, when you were sad. Add elements that reflect specific events as well.

10.  Nagative balloon.

Send away negative emotions or spread positive ones by attaching a note or drawing to a balloon and setting it free.

11.     Paint inside a heart.

Using a heart as a pattern, fill in different parts of the heart with the emotions you’re feeling right now.


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