Most Famous Paintings: The Persistence Of Memory, by Salvador Dali

Most Famous Paintings: Guernica, by Pablo Picasso

What is art therapy?

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing.

Art therapists work with children, young people, adults and the elderly. Clients may have a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illnesses.

Art therapy is provided in groups or individually, depending on clients' needs. It is not a recreational activity or an art lesson, although the sessions can be enjoyable. Clients do not need to have any previous experience or expertise in art.

Most Famous Paintings: Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci

Most Famous Paintings: The Creation Of Adam, by Michelangelo

Most Famous Paintings: Starry Night, by Vincent van Gogh

Most Famous Paintings: The Scream, by Edvard Munch

Most Famous Paintings: Girl With A Pearl Earring, by Johannes Vermeer

Most Famous Paintings: The Night Watch, by Rembrandt van Rijn

Most Famous Paintings: Self-Portrait Without Beard, by Vincent van Gogh