Why Art Therapy?
“I can express myself because I am able to draw and paint what I want!”
Fabiola, 10 years old (Las Mariposas)
Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
The creative process involved in expressing one’s self artistically can help people to resolve issues as well as develop and manage their behaviors and feelings, reduce stress, and improve self-esteem.
You don’t need to be talented or an artist to receive the therapies. Professionals work with the patient to analyse the underlying messages communicated through your art, which will aid in the healing process.
Art therapy can achieve different things for different people. It can be used for counseling, healing, treatment, rehabilitation, psychotherapy, and in the broad sense of the term, it can be used to express one’s inner-self in a way that may provide the individual with a deeper understanding of him or herself.
With Pintar en Bolivia we want to prove that the Arts are also a powerful tool for one’s self-development, well-being and empowerment
Explicative videos of our work (in Spanish)
Enjoyable & Fun!
The simple act of creation itself can be enjoyable and so much fun, along to offering the children a moment to be kids again!
Liberty of expression
Art Therapy gives them the opportunity to express themselves more freely and in a non-verbal way!
Achieving an art work, especially through a given exercise, makes on feel proud, reinforcing self-confidence.
Reducing anxiety & stress
The exercises require concentration forcing one to leave aside issues, but also exteriosing them. The different materials used also play a role in reducing stress thanks to sensopathic play.