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Student Stories

One of the most frequently asked questions include students feeling “stuck” and not knowing where to start when it comes to creating their art.   Whether it be through a lack of confidence or a sense of feeling overwhelmed when presented with a blank piece of paper.

So, if you need a helping hand and some inspiration, look no further.

These beautiful pieces of artwork have all been created by students who have taken part in the various exercises featured throughout the courses and no doubt will provide you with all the inspiration you need to get started on your own art therapy journey.

“Art Therapy with Others”

More Artwork By Our Students

My name is Rhea Embalzado and I’m from the Philippines.

The artwork is an output of two lectures taken from Libby’s course: Art Therapy for Self Healing

The first lecture was called “Paint your Emotions” and the second lecture was called “Explore Your Deeper Feelings”

Music I listened to while creating my artwork: Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturne in B-flat minor, Op. 9, No. 1

My artwork is called:  “The Sanctuary”

SHORT STORY: “Deep in the midnight forest it rest harmoniously on the ground. The fawn lay safe from the deadly predators roaming around.  The little doe sleeps through the night in her little sanctuary. As it dreams without worry”

BEHIND THE PAINTING: In a life changing situation where I have experienced depression with trauma, where it brought only pain and suffering, drowning myself with sorrow and tears. I turned to art in an attempt to calm myself and prevent from being destructive.  Choosing the colours that represented my feelings in that certain moment and the brush strokes represented the process of calm.  Thus the result of the artwork.  Seeing what I painted is what I call “Decoding Abstract”, and this particular artwork I first saw a fawn – sleeping peacefully on the night ground.  An Underwater Cave – peaceful yet unknown. And lastly, I saw a City in the Quiet Winter.  With all the images that I saw in one painting, it only means I have hope.  And I have to positively continue what I was doing.

I’m really glad that I came across your teachings, Libby, as it helped me a lot with my PTSD.