Art Therapy with Amy?
Amy is a registered art therapist, cartoonist and artist with a special interest in motherhood, adolescence and childhood mental health within the context of our increasingly technological capitalist society.
Amy values promoting strong community and self-confidence in uncertain times. She works with authenticity and integrity to help unlock your potential.
Art therapy with Amy can promote growth and healing beyond traditional talking therapies. See the different possibilities below.
SENSORIAL: an art exhibition for the senses. The Katoomba Neurodiversity Hub director, Michelle Swan, is consultant for the first Blue Mountains Cultural Centre interactive art space. For two months from Sept 16th 2023 interactive art installations designed to be experienced with all the senses- including touch, pushing the bounds of the traditional art gallery social norms.
Amy Bell is leading the Hub’s installation for the exhibition, with a UFO themed interactive experience. Our Hub members are involved in the design and construction of our installation. Exploring the idea of being an Alien in a strange planet, the process has been exciting, frightening, overwhelming and pushing limits of skill and imagination.
School holiday workshops based on our installation elements can be booked via the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
GROUP ART THERAPY NOW AVAILABLE
Group art therapy sessions are a different experience to individual work.
In a group setting the therapist will act as a guide and facilitator for the peer group to journey together through a shared or similar experience.
It is a more affordable way to access art therapy, with the added benefit of meeting like-minded people.
Ask about creating a program or workshop for your group.
Individual Sessions in the studio
I have a waitlist for after school individual sessions at the Katoomba Neurodiversity Hub, and encourage enquiries. Also ask about school hour times and school holiday periods
My philosophy is Jalling the Drom, an old gypsy phrase meaning to wander the road and see what you might find.
Together we explore your inner landscape using art materials as guides for your recovery.
“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning to sail my ship”
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)
I acknowledge that beneath the asphalt and concrete laid by the colonialist it remains Aboriginal land. I live and work on Dharug and Gundungurra land and pay my respects to elders past, present, and emerging.
“Warami yanama budyari gumada”
(Hello walk with good spirit).