In Leaf Rubbing with crayons, we push out some of our stress…we draw it out. Physically focused art like this helps us release stress hormones and lactic acids that build up in our body from stress overload. Amazing, right? And a trauma-informed practice that is scientifically backed up.
Leaves provide metaphors for many things. Leaves are INCLUSIVE..and can prompt discussions on diversity, equity and inclusion. Leaves have representation everywhere, and are available to everyone. They grow in all neighborhoods, rich or poor, and in all climates. Leaves are resilient. They come in all shapes and sizes to play with, to sort, and to use in artistic creations.