Lucy Andrus


Lucy Andrus, MSEd, ATR is Professor of Art Education and Art Therapy at Buffalo State College.  Her professional experience includes 32 years in higher education and 20 years concurrent elementary and high school level teaching through the Art Partners fieldwork program for at risk and students with special learning needs (  Her presentations and publications are found at the international, national, and regional levels, including articles and book chapters on art education and special learning needs, art therapy, therapeutic art education, museums and audiences with special needs, and cultural competence in the art room.  Andrus is a two-time keynote speaker for the annual Art Life Conference.

“Engaging the Whole Person:
Exploring Diverse Art Media and Materials
that Promote Sensory Connections”

This workshop will offer participants an opportunity to increase their understanding of the importance of multisensory engagement in art experiences for optimal results. Through hands-on involvement, participants will learn how a thoughtful selection of art media and materials can promote connections between sensory, cognitive and affective experience, resulting in more meaningful encounters with art for their clients/students.