$ 125.00

Drawing, painting, clay and sculpture are all methods used in art therapy with each process eliciting different responses from clients.  This workshop will explore the use of various art materials and how each can serve as powerful metaphors as well as being used for different therapeutic purposes to deepen ones relationship with themselves and others. Participants will have the opportunity to explore with a variety of art materials in order to experience the properties of each and how the process of making art alone is therapeutic. This workshop is designed for therapists, artists and educators.

Participants will:

  1. Explore with a variety of materials to gain an understanding of each materials properties, to include drawing, painting, clay and mixed media.
  2. Gain a basic understanding of the art therapy continuum
  3. Gain a basic understanding of art materials as metaphor

Cost: $125 (art materials included).  25% discount for BATC members.




Sue Wallingford, MA, LPC, ATR-BC


Having worked in the mental heath field for over 25 years with various populations in a variety of settings, including people struggling with mood disorders, psychosis, grief and loss, trauma, addictions, relationship issues, self image and more, Sue brings a wealth of information about the efficacy of art with many different populations.

Currently her work is with children, teens and adults, couples and families at the Boulder Art Therapy Collective, where she combines art therapy with other theoretical models including, attachment and neuroscience theories, existential , Jungian, Gestalt, cognitive therapies, somatic work and mindfulness training. She is an Associate Professor at Naropa University having taught classes in the Art Therapy Program and the Counseling program for over 20 years.

As a practicing artist herself, Sue is continually pushing the edges with materials to not only reach new understanding of the medium and process but to also explore the psychological benefits inherent in the medium.



Additional information


Regular $225, Student $175


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