Who is Tamlin?
Tamlin Allbritten has been an Art Teacher and Expressive Art Specialist for over 30 years. Her first 15 years of experience comes from teaching art in public schools (grades 5-12), inner-city programs, an experimental “learn through discovery” curriculum, and 6+ years in a college level art department.
The second 15 years experience comes from teaching brain injured patients, young ladies with eating disorders, and adults with addictions.
Her exposure to teaching in both schools and rehabilitation centers has laid the groundwork for her books. “I have seen how powerful art is in the process of understanding yourself more clearly and has become a significant tool in SELF-DISCOVERY.”
Why did Tamlin create ART with a Purpose?
Many times words are not enough.
When children, or anyone for that matter, find it hard to express themselves, ART may be a better way of “saying” it. ART is a visual…clear and precise.
The lessons in this book are designed specifically to direct the student to understand themselves more clearly; to explore their reality in a different way; to set visual goals; to see their own progress; and to appreciate their differences.
I already hear some of you saying, “I’m NOT an artist”.
Well, you don’t have to be an artist to do these art lessons, just be open and willing to create. Art is NOT like math or science where there are right and wrong answers. It is a field of expression where the student has their own style and whatever they create is perfect.
“There are NO mistakes in ART”…and because this is emphasized over and over again, my students feel free to express themselves through various mediums; explore their talents; and create without comparing their art with others around them. The result is VALUE.
My students feel valued !!!
The Difference between Art Therapy and Expressive Art:
In Art Therapy, the licensed therapist diagnoses the student’s artwork. In Expressive Art, the student is led to discover for themselves, through their art, and the discussion afterward.
These art lessons are in no way to be considered “therapeutic” and only used to reflect the students thoughts and emotions.
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in facilitating any of my Art Curriculums. (in veteran facilities, rehabs, schools, churches, community centers, home schools, individuals, families, etc.)
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