Marney Schorr is a Teaching Artist & Art Therapist with over 20 years of experience. She lives and works in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Marney’s studio practice includes painting, drawing, mixed media, assemblage, sand tray and collage. She creates abstracts and personal narratives with a focus on the therapeutic use of art materials. Her works have been featured in several shows in NY, Long Island and Western MA and are currently available for purchase at NU Arts Gallery & Studios in Pittsfield, MA. http://nuartspittsfield.com/
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Marney is committed to making the arts accessible through community and volunteer projects. She facilitates regular local arts events for adults, children, teens and families including:
She has served families from all walks of life and circumstances including physical and mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse and traumatic brain injury.
She has worked in connection with OLLI, The Christian Center, Berkshire Pathways, Project Reconnect, The Brien Center, Clinical & Support Options, Treehouse, Berkshire Arts Festival, Stephentown Library, Behold! New Lebanon, Trading Post Farms, Breast Cancer Inc., LI Head Injury Association, and the Brooklyn Bureau of Community Services.
Marney earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Art Therapy at Long Island University and her Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art at Empire State College. She graduated from both with high honors. She teaches courses in Art Therapy at Berkshire Community College in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program. She is also a Visiting Lecturer at Empire State College.
Marney is active in research, writing and presenting in her fields of interest. She has written about the relationship between art, neuroscience and trauma amongst children and families. Marney has taught CEC courses for professionals and has been invited to present nationally for the American Art Therapy Association.
She continues to offer a variety of expressive arts classes (see Workshops & Classes). To attend an OLLI Class with Marney, see their website at: http://www.berkshireolli.org/index.html