THIS POST INCLUDES:
1. Introduction to Pinterest
2. 10 Pinterest boards for Art Therapy
3. Pinterest Tips
4. FREE Download Pinterest Tip Sheet
INTRODUCTION TO PINTEREST
As Art Therapists, you understand the impact of visual information, hence the popularity of Pinterest. If you haven’t indulged in Pinterest yet, think of Pinterest as a virtual corkboard where you can pin all of your favourite photos, images, recipes, notes.
You can use Pinterest for personal, professional and business reasons. You can create boards to share with clients for psychoeducation purposes. You can also create Secret Boards on Pinterest that you can share with only one client. You can also use a secret board to prepare your images before publishing them to a wider audience.
Pinterest can be used for a number of reasons including providing you with instructions, inspiring you and as a way to store great ideas.
10 PINTEREST BOARDS FOR ART THERAPY
In this post we’ve included a link to 10 Art Therapy Pinterest Boards. Pinterest Boards are where your pins are saved to (like a corkboard) and they are pinned by people who have an account on Pinterest. You may want to check out the board creator of the boards below for other useful boards as well.
You may want to check out the board creator of the boards below for other useful boards as well.
- Art Therapy Resources (that’s us) – Free Downloads
- Art Therapy Girl – Art Therapy Resources
- Cathy Malchiodi – Art Journaling | Altered Books
- Art Therapy Ideas – Art Therapy For Teens
- Art Therapy Ideas – Art Therapy Depression
- Art Therapy Alliance – Artsy Techniques & Creative Ideas
- Art Therapy Alliance – Materials & Media
- Art Therapy International Centre (ATIC) – Art Therapy ideas
- Art Therapy International Centre (ATIC) – Therapy tools
- Wholehearted Creative Arts Therapy – Feelings & Coping skills
All of our current Pinterest boards are pictured below. You can find them here: https://pinterest.com/arttherapyAU/
- Be specific with your board names and be mindful of important keywords that relate to the services you offer in your therapy practice.
- Have great images for the covers for your boards. You can use images for your board covers, however, you could also create a title cover with a large bold font so that your category title stands out
- Your pins require some regular organisation so every time I visit pinterest, I make sure to visit at least one board in that session and check if I want to move or delete any specific pins. I have found the more organised my boards are from when I set them up, the less maintenance I need to do
- Create your own boards based on your website/blog structure. Eg. One board for each category of your blog
Be specific about what you follow. You don’t need to follow everything from another pinner but can instead opt to just follow a specific board. You can follow a Pinner and or a specific board or just add individual Pins to your own boards
- Make subcategories instead of using general terms. It is better to have a targeted approach with 10 different boards containing 30 pins per board instead of 1 general board with 1000 pins. Try to keep pin numbers to 100-150 pins max. As an example, instead of having one ART board, break the category down to acrylics, watercolours, drawing, tutorials, colours etc.Below is an example of the way you can set up your categories using the word ART as a broad category. Using the word ART helps to define the general theme of your boards.
- ART Acrylic
- ART Abstract
- ART Colour Combinations
- ART Drawing tutorials
- ART Watercolour
FREE PINTEREST TIP SHEET
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