Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Name Art

I did this with our geriatric patients a few weeks ago.  It was a lot of fun, and gave us a lot of things we could process.

Colored pencils, crayons, markers

Explain to patients that we will be making "Name Art" projects.  They will use their names to create a unique piece of artwork that describes them.  Emphasize that there is no "right" way to do this, just use the letters of their name to describe something about themselves.  Encourage patients to fill the whole paper.

Here are a few examples you can show them to get their ideas flowing:




Afterwards have patients share their pictures.  Talk about things that make each person unique and the importance of developing a positive self-concept and identity.

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