How to use the Scribbles Art Therapy Cards©

Easy to use as a desk reference for counselors and mental health professionals.

  • Excellent for personal development and creative expression.
  • Choose a card topic at random or search the deck for a specific topic.
  • Encourage storytelling after the artwork is made.
  • Discuss and explore the the art and the story together.
  • Record the art and the story after the session.

Art materials 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  
- Tempra paints - assorted colors and large, medium and small brushes
- Colored markers, colored pencils, crayons, charcoal sticks
- Ceramic clay with clay tools, popcycle sticks and wood off-cuts for sculpture

SCRIBBLES Art Therapy Cards© are intended to be used for creative expression, personal development and well-being.

Clinical Note: Let's keep everyone ethically safe!

  • Assessing, analyzing and diagnosing client's artwork and art process is the domain of credentialed art therapists (ATR or ATR-BC) or other professionals who are highly trained and skilled in visual language, art psychotherapy, pathology in art, symbolism and the developmental stages of art making.
  • If you suspect your client/patient's artworks or stories show themes of abuse or danger to self or others bring this information to the attention of your supervisor or the proper social service authorities.

Never practice beyond the bounds of your profession. 

"Art is a universal human necessity. When offered for a therapeutic purpose, art becomes a powerful agent for healing through creativity."

- Catherine Rogers Jonsson