Thursday, 1 August 2019

What Where When...How? .... Career musings

Art Therapist
Art therapists use visual art media to help people who may struggle to communicate verbally to express their feelings and confront difficult emotional issues.
Those who are referred to an art therapist don't need to have experience of - or be any good at - art. The aim is to use art as a medium to enable them to communicate and to help with awareness and self-development in a safe environment.


As an art therapist, you'll need to:
  • assess the needs of the client by listening and providing guidance
  • work creatively with various client groups in a therapeutic setting, ensuring a safe and secure environment
  • enable clients to explore their artwork and the process they used to create it
  • assess and understand the feelings or temperament of others
  • constructively challenge the behaviour and attitude of your clients
  • attend meetings and case conferences to share ideas, expertise and good practice
  • keep up to date with administration tasks
  • maintain art therapy space and materials
  • receive support and discuss ideas in individual supervision
  • explore opportunities for work where they may not currently exist
  • present a case to other professionals on reasons for employing an art therapist
  • keep up to date with developments in the profession by attending seminars, lectures, and workshops.


To practise as an art therapist you must be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). In order to register, you must successfully complete an HCPC-approved postgraduate qualification in art therapy or art psychotherapy. All UK approved courses lead to a professional qualification and eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC and membership of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).
You'll usually need a first degree in fine art, visual arts or art and design to get a place on a postgraduate course. However, other graduates with experience of working in health, education or social care may be accepted if they have a commitment to the practice of the visual arts. Relevant degree subjects include:
  • education/teaching
  • nursing
  • occupational therapy
  • psychology
  • social work.
Applicants without a degree may be accepted by some course providers if they have significant relevant work experience. Entry requirements vary between providers so check with them individually. Search the register of approved education and training programmes for an up-to-date list of course providers.
Course providers will require you to have experience of artistic practice and will ask to see a portfolio of recent artwork.
Full-time postgraduate courses usually take two years with part-time courses lasting three years. As part of the training, you'll undertake personal therapy and a clinical placement.
There are a range of introductory and foundation courses available, aimed at those thinking about a career in art therapy. For details, see BAAT - Introduction and Foundation Courses.
All students are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Employers include:
  • charities
  • children, adolescent and adult services
  • community centres
  • drug and alcohol dependency treatment units
  • education services
  • hospices and other therapeutic centres
  • mental health projects
  • museums and galleries
  • the NHS and the private health sector
  • the prison and probation service
  • private practice work
  • schools (pre-school, primary and secondary)
  • school support centres (special and mainstream)
  • social services.

Work experience

You'll need to have at least a year's relevant work experience (either paid or voluntary) for entry on to a postgraduate training course. This can include working with vulnerable people, such as children with learning or behavioural challenges, the elderly, homeless or adults with mental ill health, in a professional capacity in a variety of settings such as health, education or youth work.


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Game Arts

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

FMF Scrapook Proj: Fauna and Flora to be identified

Unidentified Funky Oddities

Holden, P., 2017. Rspb Handbook Of Garden Wildlife: Second Edition. Bloomsbury Natural History.
Taylor, M., 2018. RSPB British Nature Finder. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.
Chinery, M., 2005. Collins Complete British Insects: A Photographic Guide To Every Common Species (collins Complete Photo Guides). Harpercollins Uk.
Klein, C., 2013. Wild Flowers Nature's Own to Garden Grown. 1st ed. London: Ebruy Publishing.

Observed, escaped the lens:
  • Emporer dragonfly. heybrook
  • Comma. Bovisand beach 
  •  Ribwort Plantain
  • Perenial Rye grass
  • Annual meadow grass

Habrocampulum biguttatum (Ichneumon Fly -

Beetle with

Cheilosia illustrata -

volucella bombylans -

Dasysyrphus albostriatus?? -

Syrphus ribesii.
Marmalade hoverfly

St Marks Fly. RSPB Handbook of Garden WIldlife

Pellucid Fly - Volucella pellucens
Blue Bottle. RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife, ISBN 978-1-4729-3084-2
Volucella zonaria. RPSB British nature finder
Ruby tailed wasp

Beetles and bugs

Necrodes littoralis -

Bloody nosed beetle???

hawthron shield bug. RSPB Garden wildlife
Or gorse shield bug.
Lesser Bulin?
Field grasshopper. RSPB Nature finder
Meadow grasshopper

denticulate leather bug?
common froghopper.

some sort of weevil. Seed weevil?

Eutrichapion ervi -

Net winged beetle?? Cardinal beetle? Nope...

Lagria hirta -

Male swollen thighed beetle.

Hobo spider, Tegenaria agrestis -

Plagiognathus arbustorum .

Female wollen thighed beetle.

Moths and Butterflies and ccaterpilars

Painted Lady
Author: Chinery, Michael

Silver Studded Blue
Author: Chinery, Michael
Cream Spotted Tiger Moth. - Lauren Biddle
Meadow Brown.
Meadow Brown
Author: Chinery, Michael
Large White. RPSB British Nature Finder, Marianne Taylor

Female Orange tip. RSPB British Nature Finder, Taylor, M.
common nettle tap moth. Jade FB
Six-Spot Burnet moth
Author: Chinery, Michael
Agrotis puta. Lauren B

Brimstone moth. Lauren B

Fox Moth caterpillar. Lauren B. Comfirmed as summer stage pupa by

Wormwood Pug OR Lime Speck Pug - Complete guide to british insects

Oak Eggar Moth caterpiller.
Author: Chinery, Michael
The Lackey
Author: Chinery, Michael
Possibly black slug cup moth. Jenni Healey, UK Wildlife Photography Facebook

Currant clearwing. Jade FB
mother of pearl moth. Lauren 
Orange spot piercer moth. Lauren B and Jade FB

Vestal or gypsy cuckoo bee. RSPB British nature finder
Tawny mining bee? . Honeybee. RSPB Handbook of garden wildlife
Honeybee. RSPB Handbook of garden wildlife
Honeybee. RSPB Handbook of garden wildlife
Bee Fly. RSPB Garden Wildlife

Red tailed bumblebee with garden bumblebee

Red-tailed bumblebee. RSPB Handbook of garden wildlife.
Tawny / ashy mining bee


Blackberry blossom. Nana
  1. Aster 'Little Carlow'. Book
    Creeping Thistle. RSPB Garden
    Lesser Bindweed. RSPB Garden
    Red Campion. Book
  2. Centaurea montana, knapweed. Book
  3. Hedge Bindweed. RPSB Garden
    Silene dioica, Red Campion. Book - Wild Flowers
  4. Devil's-bit Scabious. Book
    Hedge mustard?? RSPB Garden WIldlife