Scribbles Art Therapy Cards© provide experiential

exercises through the therapeutic use of

visual art as an expressive healing modality. 

Each card has a symbolic picture and topic on the front side

Written therapeutic instructions or prompts are on the back side.


"Visual art and storytelling are culturally and historically important to people all over the world. 

When offered for a therapeutic purpose, visual art and storytelling become powerful agents for healing and transformation through creativity."

- Catherine Rogers Jonsson

Art supplies recommended for Scribbles Art Therapy Cards©

  • Heavy weight drawing paper (11"x 17" or 18" x 24")
  • Chalk pastels - assorted colors
  • Oil pastels - assorted colors  
  • Tempera paints - assorted colors and a variety of brushes
  • Colored markers, colored pencils, crayons, charcoal sticks
  • Ceramic clay with clay tools, popcycle sticks and wood off-cuts for sculpture
  • Collage elements from magazines and found objects.

           About Scribbles Art Therapy Cards©

  • Easy to use as a desk reference for mental health professionals. 
  • Works beautifully with individuals or groups.
  • Individuals or groups may choose a card topic at random or search the deck for a specific topic.
  • Art therapeutic prompts for drawing, painting and sculpture exploration invites participants to express emotions, reduce stress/anxiety and increase self-esteem.
  • Excellent for everyone's well-being, personal development and creative expressions.
  • Encourages storytelling after the artwork is created, making the experience cognitively and emotionally deeper and more detailed. 
  • Participants discuss, share and explore the art and story with others which increases coping strategies, resilience and social skills.

Scribbles Art Therapy Cards© 

A Clinical Note for Professionals: 

Art Therapy is Powerful and Dynamic!

Assessing, analyzing and diagnosing a person's artwork and art process is the domain of credentialed art therapists (ATR or ATR-BC) or other professionals (play therapists/creative arts therapists) who are highly trained and skilled in visual language, art psychotherapy, pathology in art, cultural symbolism and the developmental stages of art making.

If you suspect any artworks or stories show themes of abuse or danger to self or others bring this information to the attention of a supervisor or the proper social service authorities.

Never practice beyond the bounds of your profession.

Scribbles Art Therapy Cards© provide experiential

exercises through the therapeutic use of

visual art as an expressive healing modality.