‘These cards effectively combine thought-provoking contemporary art images with stimulating questions that highlight themes relating to social identity, gender and the meanings we give to our experiences. They will be very useful for art therapists, teachers and parents.'
Diane Waller OBE (Professor of Art Psychotherapy, Goldsmiths, University of London)
Children and young people need opportunities to build reflective skills so they can make positive choices and learn from their experiences. Evidence shows that processing emotional responses to life, finding ways to express oneself and understanding relationships are essential life skills.
Emotional Learning Cards are an imaginative way of using contemporary art as a means to support emotional literacy, self-awareness and creative exploration. They can equally be used as a simple and refreshing introduction to contemporary art.
Drawing on our extensive knowledge, the featured artworks have been carefully selected to reflect the richness of and diversity of global contemporary art and are particularly valuable when working with culturally diverse groups or individuals. The accompanying texts have been written by experienced therapists to help navigate complex personal and emotional questions with young people.