Colouring is not art therapy

Colouring is not art therapy. Colouring books can be awesome. But in the middle of this adult colouring trend sweeping over us, as an art therapist it must be said…again… Colouring books are NOT art therapy. Especially if the book is called Art Therapy Colouring Book. An art therapist may choose to offer colouring as part of a session, but alone in your living room, colouring is not art therapy.It may be therapeutic, yes. But to say colouring is art therapy is like saying talking to yourself is counselling. Ok, world? Thanks for listening. Here is an article to further articulate this point.

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/experts-warn-adult-coloring-books-not-art-therapy-323506

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