New Haven, CT, October 31, 2012 – Artists from the New England region introduce the expressive quality of printmaking to patients and their families at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital (YNHCH) in Inkling, a printmaking project created by Printmakers' Network of Southern New England (PNSNE). This project represents a unique collaboration between professional artist(s), Arts for Healing, a therapeutic arts program which is part of the Child Life Program at YNHCH and the Art Therapy program at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven. Activities take place from September through November 2012, and include hands-on workshops throughout the Children's Hospital and at the Albertus Magnus College. Margot Rocklen from the Printmakers' Network explained, "This project highlights the creative and expressive potential of printmaking as an artistic medium suitable for the hospital setting."
Workshops for patients and their families were provided throughout Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital in September and October. Graduate art therapy students from Albertus Magnus College assisted with project activities. Ms. Janice Baker, coordinator of Arts for Healing stated, "Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital is pleased to provide experiential learning for students and expand our relationship with the College through this special project."
Albertus Magnus College will conduct a workshop on Saturday, November 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will feature simple printmaking techniques to use in various clinical and educational settings. The workshop is open to the public and would be of particular interest to professionals working in related educational and healthcare fields. There is a registration fee of $20.00 per person to attend the workshop, which includes all supplies and materials.
This community collaborative project culminates in an Inkling exhibit. Framed prints created by PNSNE members specifically for the INKLING project, will be on display in the Albertus Magnus College Margaret L. MacDonough Art Gallery, along with the students' samples and children's work created at the hospital. A reception is scheduled for Friday, November 16, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. featuring an introductory talk by members of the Albertus Magnus Master of Arts in Art Therapy program, the printmakers, and Arts for Healing program.
For information regarding the workshop or details about the Master of Arts in Art Therapy program, please contact:
Lisa Furman, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC
Assistant Professor, Community Outreach Coordinator
Master of Arts in Art Therapy Program
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