Drawing and Talking is a child-centred therapy focusing on prevention, early intervention and recovery of mental health issues. Reduced rates for INSET or Cluster training please contact us directly. Drawing and Talking Therapy Training is an experiential training programme designed for professionals drawing for children years work with children and young people.
Originally created by Dr John Allan in 1967, then further used and researched at University of British Columbia from 1973-1997 in the training of Master’s and Doctoral students in School Counselling, the ‘Serial Drawing Technique’,published in Dr. After receiving consent from Dr John Allan, Michael Green and Maria Beagley who is a SENCo embarked on developing the experiential training component currently delivered and , with the permission and backing from Dr Allan, changed the name to Drawing and Talking. Drawing and Talking now trains staff and carers in a number of organisations around the world. Drawing and Talking is a safe and easy to learn serial drawing technique for use with children and young people who have suffered trauma or have underlying emotional difficulties affecting their mental health and well-being. Drawing and Talking therapy supports those who are not realising their full potential either socially or academically. Too often people feel afraid to admit they need help around their mental health. We worry about what people will think of us, whether you are a child or young person, adult or grandparent we all at times feel like we are struggling.
The important thing to know and remember is you are not alone and help is available. If you are a child or young person who is looking for support around your mental health and well-being there are lots of adults willing to help. Try to think of an adult you can trust, perhaps your parent or another family member, a teacher or your doctor and try to talk with them. If you would like to find out if your school or local charity has trained someone in Drawing and Talking then you can find a practitioner. The contact details of each organisation or private practitioner will be listed.
Talking Working with the child or young person’s inner world needs to be carried out safely and non-intrusively, with respect for the child or young person’s own pace and state of being. This is why anyone using Drawing and Talking learns to stay in the world of the child or young person’s drawing. The child or young person sets the pace and decides what to bring to the session. Drawing is a form of visual art in which a person uses various drawing instruments to mark paper or another two-dimensional medium. A drawing instrument releases a small amount of material onto a surface, leaving a visible mark. The most common support for drawing is paper, although other materials, such as cardboard, plastic, leather, canvas, and board, may be used.
In addition to its more artistic forms, drawing is frequently used in commercial illustration, animation, architecture, engineering and technical drawing. Madame Palmyre with Her Dog, 1897. Drawing is one of the major forms of expression within the visual arts. There are several categories of drawing, including figure drawing, cartooning, doodling, and free hand. A quick, unrefined drawing may be called a sketch.
In fields outside art, technical drawings or plans of buildings, machinery, circuitry and other things are often called “drawings” even when they have been transferred to another medium by printing. Throughout much of history, drawing was regarded as the foundation for artistic practise. Initially, artists used and reused wooden tablets for the production of their drawings. The invention of the first widely available form of photography led to a shift in the use of drawing in the arts.
Photography took over from drawing as a superior method for accurately representing visual phenomena, and artists began to abandon traditional drawing practises. Before the widespread availability of paper, 12th-century monks in European monasteries used intricate drawings to prepare illustrated, illuminated manuscripts on vellum and parchment. 15th century, engravings began to be made into prints and later came to be used as book illustrations. The medium is the means by which ink, pigment or color are delivered onto the drawing surface. Paper comes in a variety of different sizes and qualities, ranging from newspaper grade up to high quality and relatively expensive paper sold as individual sheets. Papers vary in texture, hue, acidity, and strength when wet.