Dunham House Model of Art Therapy
The goal of our program is to offer each resident an opportunity to explore their own creativity by working with their hands in clay modeling. Often this is the first time an individual has had an opportunity to work with clay and using one’s hands to make something from one’s own imagination can be a therapeutic way to learn about oneself.
The objective is for one to learn about oneself by touching, building and creating an object from one’s hands as a means to find inner peace and calmness while being totally engaged in a healthy and productive activity.
Creativity is the theme of the day and although some residents keep to more recognizable household items (mugs, plates, ashtrays), others explore a broader and more individualized use of the clay in sculpture and form.