Art Therapy is a growing field that has its basis in tactile experiences, whether those experiences involve paint, clay, sand, paper, or anything else you can imagine. These techniques all focus on the tactile nature of the process to facilitate therapeutic practices. However, many who would benefit greatly from art therapy are unable to utilize the tactile methods due to sensory limitations. Thus, the problem of how to facilitate art therapy with these clients arises. One solution to the problem would be to look to the digital realm. Unfortunately, not many digital applications exist to facilitate these art therapy practices. This gap is precisely what my project aims to fill.
Semester/Year of Award
Theresa M. Nowak
Mentor Professional Affiliation
Open Access Thesis
Art and Design
Ralston, Kaitlyn, "Traditional Art Therapy Techniques versus Digital Art Therapy Techniques: A Comparison using Sand Play" (2018). Honors Theses. 518.