Considering Mental Health Challenges in the Art Classroom


Considering Mental Health Challenges in the Art Classroom
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
FREE for NAEA members; $49 for nonmembers

There are many therapeutic possibilities of artmaking with youth, and your art room can be a healthy space for this to happen. Explore pedagogical practices and classroom structures through the lens of the mental health needs of all students, including developing a sketchbook practice for nonverbal communication and building a safe and trusting environment in the art studio. Discover new ways to address and support student behaviors that prevent engagement and joy in artmaking, such as perfectionism or lack of confidence. Sample project and activity ideas offering a range of therapeutic benefits to student artists in Grades K–8 will be shared.

Faye Kendall

BFA, MFA Graduate Level Coursework in Art Therapy for Art Teachers; Art Teacher, Sonoma Country Day School, California

Faye Kendall is an artist and art educator living and working in Sonoma County, California. Faye has focused on social–emotional learning and character education integration in her K–8 art classroom and served as an art program director and curriculum writer for several nonprofit organizations over the past 14 years. She also creates fiber arts, ceramics-based sculpture, and wearable art.

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