art therapy

Temple of Time.
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The wooden temple that's been sitting off of Sample Road in Coral Springs for the past three months was set on fire during a ceremonial burning Sunday night.

However, the structure did not burn to the ground. Firefighters extinguished the flames more than 10 minutes into the burning, because there were too many flying embers. The shell was left standing, though the messages inside and the ornate wood carvings were reduced to ash.  

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It was too early on Friday morning for students to be inside the Coral Springs Museum of Art but board-certified music therapist, Bree Gordon was already prepared for them. She was strumming on her guitar in the corner - surrounded by windows, and pillows and blankets. 

"Talk, grab a snack, sing, make art …. Whatever it is, the pressure's off," she said. 

 

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It’s been close to a month since the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead and 15 more injured. In a city neighboring Parkland, one museum is making art therapy for students a weekly ritual. 

 

Kathryn Doll is an art therapist and one of the licensed clinical social workers leading the art healing group at the Coral Springs Museum of Art.