Souheir Rawlings has been teaching art and developmental education for over 30 years. She has worked with all ages and abilities in a variety of materials, capacities, and mediums in private settings, small and large groups, in her studio or off-site as requested.


Souheir has provided quality art instruction to individuals with special needs, as well as training and consulting to caregivers and families. It is her belief that through support and encouragement--combined with an extensive background in the arts and education herself, she is able to guide others in their efforts to communicate and create.

 

Expanding one’s imagination and communication through expressive art therapy allows the creator to gain understanding and ability to convey their thoughts and feelings visually. In this way, the artist “bridges” understanding while building cognitive, social, verbal and motor skills, in a supportive atmosphere which promotes personal growth through art.

 

Souheir lives in the Flathead Valley of Northwestern Montana, but she travels the world--from Alaska to Africa, learning how diverse cultures use art for therapeutic as well as aesthetic reasons with all manner of materials available to them. In her own life, she has studied early childhood education, human development, teaching, art therapy and the visual arts.

 

Her training as an artist included instruction in Portrait & Figure drawing and painting in Florence, Italy at Studio Art Center International. Her degrees are from Pacific Oaks College in California, where her focus was on human development and education.

 

Souheir is currently teaching and consulting in Montana, and will complete her certification as a Registered Consultant and Instructor in Expressive Arts Therapy in the Fall of 2016.  She travels across the states and internationally, bringing Expressive Arts training opportunities to private individuals, schools, businesses and groups. Team building, professional, and personal growth through the creative process are her strengths.

 

"Logic will get you from point A to B, Imagination will take you everywhere..."

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