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The 5th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit

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Saturday, November 8 • 10:00am - 5:15pm
Movable Books & Pop-Ups: Mechanisms of Meaning

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Interactive books incorporating pop-ups and cut-outs have excellent potential for use in both art education and art therapy settings. Besides being an enjoyable activity, making books can support a broad age/ability range of students and clients in telling their stories and in promoting understanding of self and others. Starting with simple pop-ups, participants will learn quick and easy ways to create interactive paper art, exploring the link between two-dimensional and three-dimensional thinking and providing glimpses of creativity and meaning. Participants will then learn a folding book structure to house the pop-up pages and give the work more of a context. Upon completion, participants will learn a second structure that builds on the first. Participants will also have the opportunity to see examples of the many variations that can be produced based on the simple accordion structure, unlocking the unlimited possibilities for creativity and exploration. This daylong class is suitable for therapists, educators, and others seeking a creative process that offers potential for both intimate reflection and psychological distance. Also, it promises to be a lot of fun!


Kara Rose Rothschild, MA, LCAT-LP

Kara Rose Rothschild, MA, LCAT-LP, is Creative Art Specialist at the Esperanza PROS program, part of Acacia Network, in the south Bronx. She works with adults that have mental illness in a program that offers rehabilitative type services in order to actively engage participants in short and long term goal achievement. Kara was one of the team members to establish this PROS program, which opened in December 2013. She began studying art therapy... Read More →

Elizabeth Sheehan, BFA

Elizabeth Sheehan, BFA, earned her bachelor’s from Memphis College of Art where she developed a passion for printmaking, paper-making, and book arts. Her artwork is widely exhibited and has been published in 500 Handmade Books and the Little Book of Book Making. Elizabeth has previously worked as a teacher’s assistant at a summer art camp and as an art counselor at a camp for children with life-threatening illnesses. She currently... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 5:15pm
Marymount Manhattan College 221 E 71st St, New York, NY