Michele Burnie, Art Therapy Instructor, earned her Bachelors in Art and her Masters in Art Therapy. In her work at clinical and studio settings she applied her belief in the healing, life enhancing qualities of art to assist clients in coping with life's stressors, transitions, and realities, as well as celebrating their many accomplishments.
Since joining the faculty at Alverno College, Michele works toward helping students identify their own beliefs, strengths and stressors as they build their artist/art therapist/art educator identity. She encourages them to use art for expression, communication, nourishment and self-awareness.
Michele is active in her own creative process and encourages her students to stay engaged in their own art making. By knowing their creative process and having a depth of experience with a variety of materials, students have the best possible base of knowledge for succeeding in their area of study.
Michele's continued alliance with the state and national Art Therapy Associations assists in educating the general public on the uses of art to explore, expand and transform lives.