Origami Art Theraphy Workshop
We believe children are natural-born creators, it is more like an instinct for them to express themselves through painting, sketching or creating on paper than to respond to intellectual questions. Through images, colours and imagination, children can easily communicate and express themselves by telling stories and active art-making, and creative process. Therefore, art activities are easier for children to participate in.
The art therapy activity workshop consists of two sessions, divided into origami therapy and collage of group creation.
1) Origami Therapy
Origami is a low-complexity and low-difficulty art therapy activity. During the treatment process, origami art not only helps students to concentrate and relax, but also helps them to enhance social skills. For example, they accept the tutor's teaching and complete the work by observing, demonstrating and asking questions. On the other hand, children like to explore by touch sensation and are usually more interested in ‘things’ than ‘people’. Through origami therapy, children are able to gain a sense of accomplishment and relieve tension.
2) Group Colledge
This creative topic is suitable for children over five years old. This is also the last stage of art therapy activities, while children are already familiar with the media and have a considerable sense of security and control ability. At this stage, children can use different textures of materials, try color mixing and collaborate with others to complete the work. Group creation can improve conservation and social relations while collaborating with others can enhance teamwork spirit. The process of a ripped piece of paper can express negative emotions, and one can learn from destruction to the construction experience by completing a piece of work. By adapting different contexts and themes, the creative process can be very relative to children's personal experience, thus helping them to express and convey their thoughts through arts.