Pat B. Allen
Pat B. Allen, Ph.D., ATR, is an artist and a registered art therapist who teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She produces workshops, events, and collaborative projects around the country and directs an online image community at www.patballen.com, where readers can post their images and writings, communicate with the author and one another, and subscribe to an electronic newsletter.
Books & Audio
A Guide to Self-Knowledge and Spiritual Fulfillment through Creativity
Making art—giving form to the images that arise in our mind's eye, our dreams, and our everyday lives—is a form of spiritual practice through which knowledge of ourselves can ripen into wisdom. This book offers encouragement for everyone to explore… Read More
Engaging the Sacred through the Practice of Art and Writing
Art is a spiritual path—not a religion, but a practice that helps us knit together the ideals and convictions that guide our lives. Creating art can be prayer, ritual, and remembrance of the Divine. And the sharing of this creativity… Read More
About the Author
Pat B. Allen, PhD, ATR, is an author, artist, art therapist, and teacher who connects to the Creative Source through art, writing, and working in her garden. Author of numerous professional articles and several films, Allen lectures and leads workshops throughout the country using the Open Studio Process, which she has developed. Her artwork has been exhibited in a wide variety of juried and invited exhibitions.
Allen is formerly an adjunct associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and presently a member of the visiting faculty of the Expressive Arts Institute of Prescott College in Arizona. Her recent work has been in the area of permaculture design, and she is working to integrate body-based learning about ecological issues using the Open Studio Process of intention, art-making, and witness in natural settings.