Art Therapy at Sing Sing Prison
Jan 19, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
As part of its Community Lecture Series,MPS Art Therapy presents Jane Marks Hart, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, who will describe her experience of conducting the first art therapy group for a men’s maximum security prison: Sing Sing Correctional Institution in Ossining, New York, also known as The Big House, Up the River, and home of The Last Mile. Hart will share what she has learned about working with this special populatio and how the uncluttered approach that I’ve discovered there could be adapted to work with many other different kinds populations.
Hart works with the residents of a Vermont shelter for teenage girls and incarcerated men at Sing Sing, where she facilitates the first-ever art therapy group in a maximum security prison for men. Hart's other passion/occupation is portraiture, including pets and farm animals, exotics and (increasingly) humans. Hart, who is fascinated by faces, tries to uncover not just what the subject looks like, but who he or she is. Before art therapy, Hart was a journalist and author, writing for Glamour, Mademoiselle, Seventeen, Parents, Ladies Home Journal, The New York Times, Town and Country and others. Under the name Jane Marks, she wrote five books, including: The Hidden Children: The Secret Survivors of the Holocaust.