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Art Is a Way of Knowing: A Guide to Self-Knowledge and Spiritual Fulfillment through Creativity by [Pat B. Allen]

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"Allen has produced a wonderful book for anyone, artistic or not, who is interested in using art to know more about himself or herself."--Elizabeth Caulfield Felt, Washington State University, Pullman, Library Journal

"Art Is A Way of Knowing has a practical, hands on, and experiential feel to it. It is like a guide book or a manual for those interested in self-exploration through creative activity. Allen persistently invites the reader to join her. I found her to be an encouraging and competent guide."--American Journal of Art Therapy

"Finally, a self-help book that is true to the passionate and turbulent movements of the soul in the process of creation."--Shaun McNiff, Ph.D., author of Art as Medicine

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Pat B. Allen, Ph.D., ATR, is an artist and a registered art therapist who teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She produces workshops, events, and collaborative projects around the country and directs an online image community at www.patballen.com, where readers can post their images and writings, communicate with the author and one another, and subscribe to an electronic newsletter. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00LMJUMKQ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Shambhala (11 April 1995)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3267 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 226 pages
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Pat B. Allen, Ph.D., A.T.R., is an author, artist, art therapist, and teacher who connects to the Creative Source through art and writing. Her two books - Art Is a Way of Knowing (Shambhala 1995) and Art Is a Spiritual Path (Shambhala 2005) - explore the borders between art, psychology, spirituality, and social action. Author of numerous professional articles, Dr. Allen lectures and delivers workshops throughout the country using the Open Studio Process which she has developed. Her artwork has been exhibited in a wide variety of juried and invited exhibits.

Dr. Allen has been a Registered Art Therapist (A.T.R.) since 1977. She earned a Ph.D. in Art Therapy from Union University in 1986. Dr. Allen served on the faculty of the Art Therapy Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1988-2011. Dr. Allen was a co-founder of the Open Studio Project in Chicago and founder of Studio Pardes in Oak Park, IL, where she provided a community art space for herself and others to explore the creative process, and from where she directed the Facing Homelessness Mask Project.

Her current interest is in researching creativity through close study of nature and she is at work on a humorous novel about the resurgence of feminine energy in the evolution of consciousness. She divides her time between Oak Park, IL and Ojai, Caliifornia.

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