The most natural and one of the earliest forms of communication is through drawing. It is many kids preferred way of communicating for a variety of reasons. All too often, a child does not have the words to describes a difficult situation in life, but the child is always able to draw about that life experience. In the drawing, the child tells the story.
Each exercises identifies a specific topic that is to be explored. The counselors begins the exercises with a short discussion of the topic. Then each participant is given a sheet of paper that is one-half blank and contains a drawing "prompt" on the other side of the paper. The participant is asked to complete the drawing. If the participants are ages 12 and up, the drawing should be done with the non-dominant hand. For ages below 12, have participants use their dominant hand to draw.
After the drawings have been completed, each participant then shares his/her drawing. After each is finished, the counselor then helps to identify some common themes to the issue being addressed as well as some ways to work on the identified issue/s.
Using Art Exercises
This book is the introductory level of the two books. It contains 36 guided drawing exercises that explore the following major sets of topics: 1) Getting to Know You; 2) Can I Trust You; 3) More About Me; 4) I Dare You To Grow; 5) Time Is A Good Teacher; 6) My Family; and 7) Relationships — you, me, and others.See more details $35
More Using Art Exercises
This book is the deeper level of the two books. It contains 36 guided drawing exercises that explore the following major sets of topics: 1) Getting to Know You; 2) What Happened To Me? 3) The Resulting Issues for Me; 4) More About Me; and 5) Questions I Have.See more details $35