The responses given when the children completed an evaluation
included feelings of being:
“happy, free, relaxed, creative,
great, peaceful, relaxed and fresh like it is a brand new day“. Other
comments included ,” When people do their art, they’re drawing what’s
inside them” and “I feel like I can draw whatever I think of “.
One child who had lost his grandfather said, “When I look at my picture it will remind me of Poppy and it will make me happy“.
I have worked with children of all age groups and adults. I have also worked with women at the Women’s Cottage at Richmond , in groups and with individuals. The women found the sessions very therapeutic and looked forward to them each week.
One lady said,” When I draw in a circle I feel calm and relaxed.”
When drawing one child said, ” I put all the bad things outside the circle and when I feel sad I will go into the circle.”
Another child said,” My fish represent my friends and how we are all connected.”
” The rainbow colours make me feel happy.”