The Walking Studio: Integrating Art Therapy with Nature Based Practices

Pamela Whitaker, Nicola Shaw, Michelle Winkel

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Abstract

The walking studio is the art of pedestrian encounters, which generate a series of artworks within the passageways of built and natural environments. The materials of each outdoor studio reflect upon locality as a concurrent association to subjectivity in the making. The walk is not so much a destination, but a path of communication with oneself, landscapes, and human territories. Every location reveals an artistically informed situation—a milestone of artistic communication through photography, foraging, or in relation to readymade human contributions (memorial tributes, outsider art forms, shelters, or remainders of human occupation). Walking is a marking and a determination to get somewhere (both on the walk and in life). It is also an immersion into our whereabouts, in terms of the social realities of our neighbourhoods, urban environments, and surrounding habitats.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual Art Therapy: Research and Practice
EditorsMichelle Winkel
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter13
Pages150-167
Number of pages18
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9780367711528, 9780367711511
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2022
EventInterior versus Exterior
Natural and Virtual Environments : Book Launch: Virtual Art Therapy
- Canada , Victoria , Canada
Duration: 17 May 202217 May 2022

Seminar

SeminarInterior versus Exterior
Natural and Virtual Environments
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVictoria
Period17/05/2217/05/22

Keywords

  • Art Therapy
  • Virtual Art Therapy
  • The Walking Studio
  • Environmental Art Therapy

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  • Walking the Commonplace of Commemoration

    Whitaker, P., 21 Jun 2022, Ecopoiesis: A New Perspective for the Expressive and Creative Arts Therapies in the 21st Century . Levine, S. & Kopytin, A. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, p. 171-185 15 p.

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