Quilting Techniques in Art Therapy
Sewing and fiber arts have many therapeutic benefits for clients of all skill levels. Some benefits include relaxation, regulation, self-esteem building, increased self-sufficiency, and telling a narrative. Throughout time fiber arts have been deeply rooted in communities and have often facilitated communication. Fabric can be very sentimental and working with items of personal significance can add to the therapeutic depth of art therapy. This training will help participants gain an understanding of the variety of options available to therapeutically integrate fiber techniques into art therapy sessions with clients.
- Participants will learn five therapeutic benefits of sewing/ fiber arts.
- Participants will learn about 10 art quilting techniques.
- Participants will demonstrate three learned art quilting techniques through creation of a sampler.
Tamara Eberle, MA, ATR-BC, LPC/ LCPC, ICDVP.
Tammy has been sewing since the age of five and has long understood the therapeutic and self-regulatory options available in fiber arts. Tammy uses this experience to assist clients through their own therapeutic fibers journey in art therapy. Tammy graduated with an MA in Art Therapy Counseling in 2010 from SIUE where her thesis was focused on the therapeutic value of fiber arts. Areas of current interest and research include fiber arts, supervision, trauma, and domestic violence.
Training is limited to 15 participants. 3 CECs are available to participants.
- MATA Members: $35 (use code: MEMBER at checkout)
- Non-MATA Members: $45
- Students: $20 (use code: STUDENT at checkout)
- Additional $20 for CEC Service charge
All basic sewing supplies and fabric needed will be provided as part of the training. Participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies (including sewing machines) if desired, as well as fabric scraps of significance to engage with during the training.
***Sewing skills are NOT required to attend.