Nonrepresentational Art Therapy: The Use of Textures

The power of textures in art!

Try to notice the textures around you. Be conscious of whether they make you feel something in particular.
  • Do you like soft and homey textures when you need comfort?
  • Do you look for heavy and rough textures when you look for safety or protection?
  • Hard and durable textures when you look for support?
  • Heavy and rich textures for coldness?
There are many textures which we don’t notice. Imagine what you can create when you get in contact with them, especially when you become aware and use them to express more than what is expected, to evoke feelings.
These are some textures that evoke emotions. Some that will help you express yourself better.
Textures can be represented through the use of brushes. You can use your own brushes, or you can create a new one that will adapt to the texture that you are looking for.
Here are some examples:
  • Bravery:…

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