Altered Book Projects


Presenting..The Buckeye Art Therapy Associations 2008 Altered Books. These altered books were exchanged through the postal mail system over the last 10 months, focusing on different themes: / Book #1: Altered book celebrating this year’s AATA conference theme, Art Therapy on the Cutting Edge: Invention & Innovation. This book includes work by 20+ art therapists across 5 states. / Book #2: BATA’s Honorary Lifetime Members Celebration of Creativity altered book featuring the work of BATA’s HLMs. / Book #3: Altered book focusing on the theme Art Therapy: Healing Inventions & Innovations from BATA members, local art therapists, and art therapy students at Ursuline College. All three books will be on display and part of a Silent Art Auction at the Local Arrangements Hospitality area during the AATA Conference in Cleveland. Bidding opens Thursday, November 20, 2008 and runs until Saturday afternoon, November 22, 2008. All proceeds from the altered books will benefit BATAs Legislative Fund. For more information visit:


John Wing’s Kinect-based Digital Drawing Tool for Art Therapy

This research explores the concept that by combining two nonverbal languages, movement and art, we can aid people who have difficulty expressing themselves in words. In order to bridge current technology in the field of art therapy, the study considers the suitability of applying motion-sensing technology and generative art to enhance the therapy provided to clients. A gesture-based art instrument, Mindraw, will be created to engage clients in a manner to allow them to express the repertoire of body movement in the drawing process. It is hoped that by providing a playful whole body interaction as an adjunct to traditional art therapy we will be able to further understand the viability of technology in the creative healing process.

Cathy Malchiodi: Be the Change You Want to See

Originally released in 2007, a short film on the global scope of art therapy and its impact on the lives of people around the world. Visit and for more art therapy information and art therapy films.