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The Innovative Parent
Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art
By Erica Curtis and Ping Ho

Curtis and Ho integrate cutting-edge research, art therapy trade secrets, and their own child-rearing experience into a revolutionary yet practical guide to creative parenting. Plentiful illustrations and anecdotes bring concepts to life, showing art in action with kids and parents for connection, happiness, and success.

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Drawing Your Stress Away
A Draw-It-Yourself Coloring Book
By Lucia Capacchione

With Drawing Your Stress Away and Hello, This Is Your Body Talking, art therapist and educator Dr. Lucia Capacchione presents a new concept in adult coloring: the draw-it-yourself coloring book. Forty years ago, Capacchione originated the Creative Journal Method to help clients and students reduce stress, heal trauma, and unleash creativity.

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Hello, This Is Your Body Talking
A Draw-It-Yourself Coloring Book
By Lucia Capacchione

With Drawing Your Stress Away and Hello, This Is Your Body Talking, art therapist and educator Dr. Lucia Capacchione presents a new concept in adult coloring: the draw-it-yourself coloring book. Forty years ago, Capacchione originated the Creative Journal Method to help clients and students reduce stress, heal trauma and unleash creativity.

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ArtBreak
A Creative Guide to Joyful and Productive Classrooms
By Katherine Ziff

Play is the central, universally significant activity of childhood. Self-directed play in which adults have a supporting rather than directing role is critical to the development and well-being of children. This book is a flexible and accessible guide to encourage art-based play and allow children to explore, plan, and pursue their own interests.

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The Creative Journal
The Art of Finding Yourself: 35th Anniversary Edition
By Lucia Capacchione

Using more than fifty prompts and vibrantly illustrated examples, The Creative Journal—a classic in the fields of art therapy, memoir and creative writing, art journaling, and creativity development—guides readers through drawing and writing exercises to release feelings, explore dreams, and solve problems creatively.

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Upcycling Sheltered Workshops
A Revolutionary Approach to Transforming Workshops into Creative Spaces
By Susan Dlouhy and Patty Mitchell
· Foreword by Lynn M. Harter

At a time when the traditional sheltered workshop model has fallen under rightful criticism, and a new paradigm for disability programming is not yet in place, Upcycling Sheltered Workshops offers a revolutionary alternative. As many push to dismantle sheltered workshops, Susan Dlouhy and Patty Mitchell present the Creative Abundance Model, a proven method that redirects sheltered workshops from routine to creativity, putting participants in the driver’s seat.

Cover of 'The Creative Journal'

The Creative Journal
The Art of Finding Yourself
By Lucia Capacchione

Originally released in 1980, The Creative Journal has become a classic inthe fields of art therapy, journal therapy, memoir and creative writing, artjournaling and creativity development. Over fifty journal prompts featuredrawing and writing to release feelings, explore dreams, do creativeproblem-solving and gain insights. Topics include emotional expression,healing the past, exploring relationships, self-inventory, health,relationships, life goals health and more.