Aurelie Beer Interview Week 1


Aurelie Beer Interview Week 1
Aurelie Beer - Art Therapist,
Aurélie Beer
25/04/1979, Belgium
Jr. 28 de Julio 439, Barranco
Phone Peru +51 989 190 118
E-mail: [email protected]
2011 – 2015
Lima, Peru
Graduated as an Expressive Arts Therapist.
2011 – 2014
European Graduate School
Saas-Fee, Switzerland
Master in Expressive Arts Therapy.
Dr. Michel Odent
London, England
Graduated from a Doula course offered by Dr. Michel Odent.
1999 – 2002
Middlesex University
London, England
BA Honours in Fashion.
Kent Institute of Art and Design
Maidstone, England
Artist statement
The world around transforms into a
laboratory where images surge and talk.
My transformation took place when I
became the person I wanted to be. Art is
the vehicle of my transformation.
Q.Can teachers use art to offer a better way to
educate Dyslexic minds?
“To be highly sensitive is nothing more than having a
qualitative difference and a specific arrangement of the
personality. It is an intense intelligence that has a multifaceted mode of thinking.
Highly sensitive, is limitless thought, which cannot be
stopped and is very powerful because it gives off a high
level of energy and creativity. A canvas is there to hold
chaos. It creates the space where one can experiment
with extraordinary to bring to ordinary life.
When I paint, I am in constant movement in my actions, my strokes, and my ideas. My
body is the tool that links my heart with my mind. My work is a path to healing a state of
movement and of stillness. I search for universal integration. I attempt to create a
spiral, a symbol that has neither beginning or end, which people can resonate to, thus
helping them resonate with themselves and their surroundings.
I try to find new language in this action world. As an expressive art therapist, I want to
help students give sense and reason to language, feelings and emotions to make words
flow into pictures between heart and mind. I think of art as a frame from which to work.
Art is also a form of meditation. It helps focus, calm, and express.
My challenge is to share the tools of my process for bridging worlds between schools,
parents and children. Art will help students become more conscious, to realize who
they are and to have a voice to communicate their thoughts and ideas and knowledge.
2. Q. How can art be integrated into classrooms?
“Art can be used as tool of communication with students. The creative process
transforms chaotic moments into artistic expression. I have come to understand
children with autism, and with highly gifted children. I learned for these students the
importance of structure and how art provides steps to help them communicate their
intellect and knowledge and to get a sense of the world around them, helping them deal
with multiplicity of their experiences because of their particularities of their brain. Highly
sensitive people account for more and more of our population. Students with autism,
aspergers are highly sensitive most of the time, it is a matter of learning how this
personality is designed and operates. Teachers must learn to utilize artistic
expression to educate these minds.”