LOH WAN TING / ART THERAPIST / ARTIST / DESIGNER
Wan Ting is a trained Art Therapist with clinical experiences in the community, schools and social service organisations. Her experiences includes working with children, adults and elderly from different cultural backgrounds with emotional or psychological difficulties to identify and resolve their core conflicts.
From daily art-making sessions, individual art therapy to group therapy sessions, she has worked with various groups of individuals ranging from people with mental health issues to people with special needs/multiple disabilities as well as children coming from disadvantaged families to process through developmental trauma, loss and divorce.
Using art-making to foster interactive experiences, eliciting reflection and insights from her clients, Wan Ting works to improve the psychosocial well-being of the latter. She also facilitates art experiential workshops to empower people to unleash their creativity and express emotions.
She is constantly seeking for ways to integrate her experience of design and media with art therapy to create a communicative therapeutic approach through community projects. The objective is to reach out to more individuals to facilitate growth, change and healing. The approach resulted in the conceptualising, facilitating and organising of Singapore’s first art exhibition in the dark with the Association for the Visually Handicapped in 2015.
She holds a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from LASALLE College of the Arts and Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Graphic Communication from Loughborough University.
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Previously trained in graphic communication, Wan Ting’s approach transcends the borders of art, design, and installation. Fascinated with the potential of encounters for play, chance and happenings in our surroundings, Wan Ting draws inspiration from everyday objects, people and little stories as an artist. Her artistic practice explores the relationships between individual narratives and objects in relation to time, memory and participation. She believes in the healing process of creating art and hopes to facilitate change through arts and empowering individuals along the way.
She has previously facilitated and conceptualised Singapore’s first art exhibition in the dark titled Rainbow in the Dark through the WECARE funding, an art narrative project Circle through life with SGH colon cancer support group as well as Time out through arts, an eight session art as therapy workshops for youths from Crest Secondary School.