About Trisha Crocker
ART THERAPY, WORKSHOPS IN CLAY, AND BODY IMAGE WORKSHOPS
I was born in Hollywood, California, where I was a dancer before moving to England. Because of my interest in dance and the body I began teaching fitness classes in Berkshire and Oxfordshire. x
MANY YEARS ON…
Many years on I began to sculpt the female form. Discovering that clay gave me the means and freedom to play with shape and movement, the two expressions of dance and art became part of my clay work.
Still later, discovering that sculpture gave me the means of expression I had been dreaming of, I completed an MA in Art Psychotherapy.
WHAT IS ART THERAPY?
I with women, children and families. They are given the opportunity to use all manner of art materials including paint, pens, clay, and plaster for mask making. The choice of materials they can use helps them to talk about their issues in a safe and contained environment. ‘Play’ is an integral part of my practice.
BODY IMAGE AND MONTHLY WORKSHOPS
I am co-authoring a book for publication for art therapists and students of art therapy. The book is based on my recently completed PhD based on 7 years of research: Women’s Perceptions of Their Body Image Using Clay Making as a Tool for Reflection.
I hold workshops on body image and clay-making every two months. These are for art therapists, students of art therapy and those in the health professions.
The workshops allow practitioners to take this useful means of working with body image into his or her own practices with more confidence.
WORKING WITH CHILDREN
As a practitioner of art therapy in a special school, I am working with children that have behavioural issues and have been excluded from mainstream schools. I attend other schools on a 10 week basis, on request.
From my studio in Henley, I work one-to-one with women, teenagers, and families as a private practitioner.
WORKSHOPS IN POTTERY AND GLAZING
If you would like to take part in my popular bi-monthly workshops in pottery and glazing for beginners, or for those art therapists interested in body image, please click either workshops in pottery and glazing or body image workshops or get in touch.
For reviews and dates of workshops in pottery and glazing go to: https://www.craftcourses.com/courses/clay-pottery-sculpture-and-glazing-days-at-the-pottery-near-henley-on-thames