These videos are responses to:
From Theories in Mental Health Counseling: These slides illustrate the 5 qualities I would like to cultivate as an Expressive Art Therapist.
Throughout our coursework, we are asked to give Artistic Responses to topics studied that week. Below are a few examples of 2D art, slides, and videos that I submitted as my Artistic Responses.
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DOODLES ART EMPORIUM
Expressive Art Therapy
Ms. Landoni holds a BFA from Montserrat Colleg of Art, completed an 18 Teacher Training Course and Maroke in Tibetan Buddhism from the Asian Classics Institute, including open and gnostic teachings, and is a graduate candidate at Lesley University's Expressive Art Therapy program.
Ms. Landoni's formal visual art training began in 1985 with Gloucester watercolorist, Margaret Laurie, with whom she learned invaluable technical information concerning composition, color, and technique. She went on to study evenings at Montserrat College of Art with the late Jim Sawyer and then enrolled in their BFA program in 1987. Her teachers included Montserrat staple instructors such as Roger Martin, Goerge Gabin, Ollie Balf, Ethan Berry, Barbara Moody, Thorpe Feidt, Rose Olson and as well as many other influential faculty members such as Rob Roy and Bart Uchida. Starting out as an Illustration major, Alison changed her concentration over to Fine Arts to incorporate video, film and audio and animation, as well as experimental 2D mixed media and photographic techniques into her style.
During 1990-1992, Alison ventured to Houston, TX and studied for a semester at the Glassell School of Art, the school of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and returned to Montserrat and completed her BFA in 1993.
Ms. Landoni is currently a Low-Residency Graduate candidate at Lesley University in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Expressive Art Therapy program. See below for a sample of Artistic Responses from her first year's coursework. One of Ms. Landoni's goals is to create an Expressive Art Therapy Collaborative Center on Cape Ann; a center that focusses on using the Expressive Therapies to heal mental health issues with licensed Expressive Art Therapists.
For over 20 years, Ms. Landoni has assisted young artists in many ways:
In 2003 Alison published the children's book, A Place For Spooz and ventured to schools and libraries to discuss the creative process as well as the humane treatment of pets and all creatures.
Ms. Landoni has worked in arts administration for local non-profits including RockportMusic as well as with the Rockport Art Association and also assists the Director of the Mercury Gallery in Rockport since 2009.
In addition to her visual art training, Ms. Landoni is also
a performing artist. An actress since the age of 10,
she has performed internationally with local theater groups
such as the Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe and
Theater In The Pines.
Ms. Landoni has also studied Television Puppetry with the late
Muppeteer trainer Nikki Tilroe and went on to create
her own puppets for live and independent video projects.
Along with her son, Ben Wickey and her former husband, Jim Wickey, she co-wrote, performed and edited projects with VistaVox Entertainment such as The Green House, and industrial and commercial projects with Tweak Imagination.
Alison continues to enjoy working with video production and plans to incorporate video into her upcoming works.
You are welcome to come by and take a look at what Alison is working on before it hits the gallery walls and other art associations.
Current Gallery Hours: By Appointment Only
156 Granite Street
Rockport, MA 01966