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://nuartsgallery.com/
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Marney is committed to making art therapy accessible through community and volunteer projects. She facilitates regular local art therapy groups and events for adults, children, teens and families including:
- Arts in Recovery for Youth
- Culture, Identity & Art (for late teens & young adults)
- The family art therapy project at the Christian Center
- Arts in Recovery for Women
- Art Therapy & the 12 Steps for Women in Recovery
- Self-Soothing with Art & DBT
- Transforming Depression with Art Scholarship program
- Women & The Creative Self
- Art & Legacy (for older adults)
She has served families from all walks
of life and circumstances including physical and mental illness, developmental
disabilities, substance abuse and traumatic brain injury.
Marney is the recipient of grant awards for her community work from the Department of Public Health, Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention, Pittsfield Cultural Council and Lenox Cultural Council.
She has worked in connection with NAMI, Berkshire Children & Families, Family Resource Center, OLLI, The Christian Center, Berkshire Pathways, BCAC, Project Reconnect, The Brien Center, Community Enterprises, Claire Teague Senior 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 and is an Art Therapy Internship Supervisor at Springfield College. She is also a Visiting Lecturer at Empire State College.
Marney is active in research, writing and presenting in her fields of interest, including suicide prevention, and the relationship between art, neuroscience and trauma. Marney teaches CEU 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 Groups & Classes). To attend an OLLI Class with Marney, see their website at: http://www.berkshireolli.org/index.html
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Berkshire Eagle May 5, 2017