In this episode, I chat with Michelle Krieg.
Michelle Krieg is a trained primary school teacher and art therapist from South Australia. She has been teaching over the course of 20 years and in 2010 decided to follow her God-given passion to study art therapy. After completing her study, Michelle started working as an art therapist with people who are socially marginalised due to mental illness. Her clients include elderly people who suffer from social isolation, people who are homeless and the intellectually disabled. She also runs a small private art therapy practice called Artfelt Ventures and still teaches in schools when she can. Michelle is married to James, who works full time in ministry to university students and they have 3 children aged 20, 17 and 14.
Michelle and I open up our conversation talking all things Australian. She then shares how God moved her from being a elemetary school teacher to being trained in and practicing art therapy.
Connect with Michelle
Connect with Michelle by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Check out page 6 of this publication to see a community garden art project that Michelle worked on with her clients
- See some photos of Michelle and her studio here
- Book that Michelle recommeds: The Creative Call: An Artist’s Response to the Way of the Spirit
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