You’ve Got This! Making a Positive Influence Through Illustration in Children’s Hospitals
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Illustration
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Illustration
Bibliography: pages 111-115
"Art can aid in the healing process and bring joy. This will be determined through research into hospital design, positive art therapy, color psychology, and a survey given to a group of children about their illustration preferences. The hospital design studies will be referenced to determine if the patient’s environment affects their healing. Positive art therapy focuses on finding the good in our lives and expressing it through art. Color psychology research will establish which color palettes will be the most productive in comforting, entertaining, and easing the stress of the pediatric patients and their families. The survey directs artists to create demographic-specific pieces that will be most engaging to the youth. This research will not only help artists understand the needs of pediatric-specific artwork but provides a guideline for artwork that would best aid in the healing process. A proposal for the 'Illustration Cares' (Appendix 2) program will be included, outlining a concept that brings illustrators and hospitals together. This program will provide the opportunity for illustrators to sell prints of their existing positive and uplifting artwork to hospitals."
Keywords: pediatric hospital, design, positive art therapy, illustration, artwork, well-being, healing, anxiety, color psychology, children
CHAIR: von Hager, Arden
Berkheiser, Megan E.
PDF : 115 pages, illustrations (chiefly color)
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