Many of us like to claim that we cannot draw yet we can all draw cn draw a cartoon face. So Art Asylum therapists get those who cannot draw to draw faces and our Arts Director organises an exhibition. Perhaps some of the exhibits were sabotaged. Reviews were hostile. Tears were shed. But we learn,we move on and maybe draw more faces and wipe away the tears.

Many adults are ashamed about not being able to draw and have a block to learning. Art therapists reassure that not being able to draw is an advantage in art therapy. But inhibitions about taking up a pencil can be quite strong. Even those who can draw often find it helpful play around with shapes and test ideas for design..