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 has worked in connection with Breast Cancer Inc., LI Head Injury Association, Clinical & Support Options, Behold! New Lebanon, Trading Post Farms and the Brooklyn Bureau of Community Services. She facilitates all kinds of art workshops (see Workshops & Classes). She is affiliated with Berkshire Pathways, Project Reconnect, The Brien Center, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Treehouse & Family Clubhouse, the Berkshire Arts Festival, Stephentown Library and Lenox Library Welles Gallery.
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 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College. She offers a variety of art and art therapy classes (see Workshops & Classes).