Art Therapy Training
Maria graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork having decided to enhance her qualifications to enable her to develop her work as an art teacher in Cork Prison. As well as doing this the training had a profound effect on her own artwork and taught her to use her art materials without investment on the outcome. This was very different from her previous art college training and allowed her to be more connected and expressive of her emotional life. Maria did her MA thesis on “The change that an art therapy training has on the artwork a professionally trained artist”. She backed up her own experience with a survey of others who have done the training.