Marney Schorr is a Creative Arts Therapist and Teaching Artist with over 20 years of experience. She currently lives and works in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Her studio practice includes drawing, painting, mixed media, assemblage and collage. Her art works have been featured in several shows in New York and Massachusetts and are available for purchase at NU Arts Studio & Gallery, located at 311 Union St, Pittsfield, MA. Her art focuses on the creative expression of socially relevant topics in postmodern society. For more information, please visit Marney on Facebook and 'Like' her page.
Marney also works as a Creative Arts Therapist active in the Community Arts. She has served families from all walks of life and circumstances including physical and mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse and traumatic brain injury. She currently works with teenagers with Autism at the Association for Community Living in Pittsfield, MA, as well as adults and children at Trading Post Farm in Germantown, NY.
She has worked in connection with Breast Cancer Inc., LI Head Injury Association, Clinical & Support Options and the Brooklyn Bureau of Community Services. She facilitates all kinds of art workshops (see Art Workshops & Training). She is affiliated with the Berkshire Arts Festival, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Treehouse & Family Clubhouse, Stephentown Library, Lenox Library and Pittsfield Farmer's Market.
Marney earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Art Therapy at Long Island University and her Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art at Empire State College. She graduated from both with high honors.
Marney is active in research, writing and presenting in her fields of interest. She has written about the relationship between art, neuroscience and trauma amongst children and families. Marney has taught CEC courses for professionals in the human services relating to new mental health policy in the U.S. and on effecting change through art and art therapy. She has been invited to present nationally for the American Art Therapy Association and as a Visiting Lecturer at Empire State College in Old Westbury, NY and offers a variety of art and art therapy classes.