Tania Mouamar, Layla Hamasni, Samia Boulad, and Lama Kobeissy attended a session of art therapy at the studio of Myra Saad, professional art therapist. Ms. Saad conducted a mock session with the participants. Participants were offered different art materials and started freely expressing themselves. The art therapist’s role was to observe without any interference or analysis the choice of material, the starting point, the bulk, the blending, the erasing, the additions and the closure. She looked for some repetitive pattern of expression after around eight sessions or more. Her questioning would/ might help the person to open up or manage different kinds of emotions.
As art teachers, art therapy is a major component to help students say in tangible, concrete drawings what they cannot express in words: an efficient strategy with students who are not very verbal.