To gain a deeper understanding of art therapy, Lianhe Zaobao interviewed three graduands of the MA Art Therapy Programme from LASALLE College of the Arts — Eliza Han, Tan Janice and Sarah Amor Oh Wen Ling. They shared with Lianhe Zaobao why they chose to pursue this MA and how it provided deeper meaning to the fields they were already working in, from education to dance and fitness.
Eliza shares that art therapy allows clients to express and process inner thoughts and emotions through the gentler process of creative art making. “The traditional counselling approach relies heavily on talk therapy and verbal inputs. However, if students refuse to speak, or are unable to speak due to conditions, this is when art therapy can be effective.”
Image: Oasis of Calm and Chaos, Sarah Amor Oh Wen Ling