About The Project…..
Upon enrolment of our courses, all of our students are invited to be part of our exclusive Art Therapy community. Here is where you can share and support one another as you experience your own Art Therapy journey.
This weeks community project was titled: Dreamcatchers
Either paint, draw, or construct your dreamcatcher, from any materials you wish.
Your creation should be a personal interpretation of what you’d like your own dreamcatcher to represent.
After being voted the winner by her classmates, we invited Camy, to share with us, her own art therapy journey and her experience of studying with us.
Artist name: Camy De Mario
My journey as an artist:
I have always been a very creative girl since a young age.
Storytelling and cartoon characters development were my most favourite things to do, and this is the reason why I started my artistic career as a children’s book author and illustrator.
Drawing and painting have also been one of my favourite venues of escaping reality, especially during times of struggle.
I have witnessed the changes in my mood and circumstances during those moments of creativity and other amazing benefits, that I have decided to take a deeper look into Art Therapy. I have taken a few courses and became certified.
Because of my passion of both writing and drawing, I have lately created a new method called “Intentional DoodlingTM” that I have used with some clients during a volunteering position in a homeless shelter where I live here in Florida.
I continue to be inspired to express my feelings through many types of art as a way to soothe my soul and the one of others.
Title of your artwork:
– CATCHING THE DREAM – Acrylic on canvas
“Dreams captured and held through the dark vortex of the mind, always find the light to manifest.”
What was your inspiration behind your winning piece?
I have always been attracted by the mystic and powerful energy of dreamcatchers.
They represent hope and determination and inspire us to leave behind any fear or doubt.
No matter how dark is our present and how sometimes our resolves seem so far ahead or even impossible, we need to hold on to our dreams, because there is always a shining light at the end.
What’s your favourite medium and style of art?
Many favourites. From acrylic to coloured pencils, markers, mixed media.
I love to create abstracts, butterflies, hearts, flowers and sea life.
Anything that inspires me and makes me happy!
Courses I’m enroled in:
– Art Therapy for Self Healing
– Art Therapy – Understanding The Self
– Art Therapy – A Student’s Perspective