CREATIVE ARTS/ART THERAPISTS
On this page, we feature some of the creative arts therapists who have collaborated with us or have facilitated creative arts therapy programmes for The Red Pencil (Singapore). Get to know them more and gain some insights into the art therapy practice and profession!
Teh Shan Li
Shan Li is an art psychotherapist registered with the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA). Apart from having a Master of Arts in Art Therapy (with Distinction) and training in mindfulness-informed facilitation, she also has experience providing case management for mental health populations within hospital and community settings. Practising art therapy allowed her to integrate her interest in artistic expression with the knowledge she gain from her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology (Magna Cum Laude).
Yen Chua is an artist, art therapist and educator from Singapore. Yen is a member and one of the co-founders of the Art Therapists’ Association Singapore. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from San Francisco Art Institute (US), a Master of Arts from National Institute of Education (Singapore) and a Master in Art Therapy from LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore). She has experience conducting art therapy for individuals and groups with social-emotional issues, inmates, children with special needs, cancer patients, teenagers with behavioural problems and elderly clients. In 2021, Yen participated in The Red Pencil’s Online Art Therapy Mission in India.
Chee Li Ping
Li Ping is a registered Art Psychotherapist with the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapy Association (ANZACATA). Prior to attaining an MA in Art Therapy from LASALLE College of the Arts, she received her Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Social Work in National University of Singapore (NUS). With a keen interest to work with children, Li Ping has interacted with children with diverse issues including those affected by cancer, special needs, abuse, trauma, and poverty, both on a professional and voluntary basis. She currently works as an Art Psychotherapist at a charity organisation serving children and youth with special needs in Singapore.
Christine Tok is the founder of “The Garden of Art Therapy. Eden” and an Art Therapist/Trainer since 2010. Christine’s zeal for creating art and genuine concern for others makes her a passionate, compassionate and effective Art Therapist. A former early childhood education veteran; Christine is an ardent educator. Besides imparting invaluable knowledge and skillsets to students from all walks of life in her private classes and workshops, Christine’s wide range of experience includes teaching a self-written curriculum for a short course in LASALLE College of the Arts.
Kelly Reedy is an art psychotherapist, artist, and art educator. Prior to attaining an MA in Art Therapy from LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore in 2015, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin, and Master of Education from Hunter College. She is also the founder of ArtWorks for Wellbeing, Awareness, & Learning, a therapeutic arts-based consultancy that aims to help each client nurture a sense of wellbeing, discover deeper self-awareness and learn to unleash his or her creative potential through art making, leading to new perspectives and the possibility of change.
Amanda Chen has taken on various assignments for The Red Pencil on many occasions. She is the founder of the social enterprise, Art for Good, which aims to create art projects with the intention of doing good by giving back to the society and the community.
Dr. Daphna Kehila
Dr. Daphna Kehila is an independent expressive arts therapist who has been based in Singapore for the past 15 years. As an advisor, she has provided support to The Red Pencil’s art therapy programmes. Daphna received her MA in Expressive Arts Therapy and her PhD in Adult Learning and Development from Lesley University (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA). Daphna is also a yoga therapist who often seeks new ways to incorporate the practice of yoga into the art therapy process.
Angeline Kin has participated in various projects of The Red Pencil working with both children and adolescents. Apart from being a part time Art Psychotherapist & Counsellor at The Centre For Psychology, she also has her own private practice called ‘Art & Soul’ offering individual art therapy and group workshops.
After her role as a laboratory analyst, Shulian worked as a full-time primary school counsellor for over 6 years. Now, she is a practicing art therapist after receiving her master’s degree in Art Therapy from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2019.