5 Ideas

 

Research Article

1.  The effects of Art on Trauma:

I am interested in learning more about the positive effects that art outlets have on children who have experienced, or are going through traumatic events in their lives.

2.  Nature Therapy:

Even for that day to day person being outside can be relaxing, enjoyable and therapeutic.  I want to delve more into outdoor therapy programs and tools used to find a healthier way to cope with stress.

3.  Music and Movement:

Have you ever felt down and a silly dance move makes you laugh? Music and Movement are fundamental in a child’s development, and expressing oneself though these outlets can be beneficial to gaining awareness of not only your body, but your mind.

4.  Funding in Schools:

My goal is to travel to different schools and provide services is of therapy through uses of art, music and nature as therapeutic tools.  Knowing what processes need to be followed for funding and allowance of services would be a great concept to know.

5.  The History of Children’s Therapy:

I think it would be an eye opener to see where psychology in Early Childhood has come form and what we now have available for offering help, balance and security for the next generations to come.

 

Applied Projects

1.  Kits for Kids:

I think it would be great to see the community come together to donate art supplies.  The supplies could be collected and bundled in some fashion.  Then the supplies could be donated to the Bridge House or the Pemi youth center to ensure children around our community can always have art at their fingertips.

2.  Golden Gala:

Go to local centers and ask the children to participate in creating art for an auction.  The evening of the Gala towns folk would walk around a gallery of their children’s art and their peers.  Pieces will be auctioned off and proceeds will go to an organization ensuring that children will have the opportunity to create, express and inspire when they didn’t think they could.

3.  Creative Corner:

I think it would be fun to have a space on campus where students can just go and escape and create a moment for themselves and no other.  Perhaps it could just be a room filled wit paper and pencils, or perhaps a room with many cd players, headphones and charcoal.  No matter the medium, I think it has the potential to be a space of sharing stories and searching for solace.

4.  Musical Movements:

Organize a show where profits from the tickets go directly to children in need.  Perhaps old instruments, cd’s, records etc could be raffled off for additional proceeds,

5.  The Little Book of Wonders

I could create a book, a guide essentially, of all of the natural painter tools one can find.  The book would be compiled of children’s art and pictures of their process.  A book, by kids and for kids that helps broaden their experiences, and guides parents along the process of going with the flow when it comes to being one with nature and art.

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