Art and Music Therapy for teens

Music and art are increasingly being used as tools for therapy for high school students who have faced trauma — from sexual abuse to homelessness — and have been proven to help students cope, both physically and psychologically. Read more here 

New premises in Birmingham

We are so excited to announce to forthcoming opening of our new workshop, training and retail space in Birmingham. There is quite a bit of work to do, and we aim to be open in the next few weeks, with an opening week full of activities. The Pathcarvers Workshop will be a space where we…

100 art therapy exercises

A useful list of 100 art therapy exercises.   http://intuitivecreativity.typepad.com/expressiveartinspirations/100-art-therapy-exercises.html

The importance and value of craft and design in education

Why is art, craft and design education so vital to our culture, our society, our economy and ourselves? The reasons are myriad, meaningful, complex and fiscal says Lesley Butterworth of the National Society for Education in Art and Design   http://www.educationbusinessuk.net/features/importance-and-value-art-craft-and-design

About

Pathcarvers is an organisation bringing traditional crafts and creative arts to all areas of the community. Part of our project is to help introduce traditional crafts and creative arts to sections of the community that would not usually have the access or the opportunity to experience the beneficial effects that they can bring. We work…

This is your brain on crafting (cnn)

Crafting can help those who suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic pain, experts say. It may also ease stress, increase happiness and protect the brain from damage caused by aging. Little research has been done specifically on crafting, but neuroscientists are beginning to see how studies on cognitive activities such as doing crossword puzzles might…

Contact

We would love to hear from you. You can contact us here. info@pathcarvers.co.uk