Art as Therapy: Self-Expression and Special Needs in Art Education - Florence

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Available in: Barcelona, Florence, Rome, Nice

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Course Description

Art related activities are powerful means of personal development, among young students and across their life span. Art has a strong therapeutic power and is strictly connected to our body: art activities can influence blood pressure and breathing. Art also promotes self-esteem and self-expression, empathy, self-knowledge and self-regulation, time and space management skills.

Art facilitates mental and emotional growth. As a matter of fact, it can be a great tool to promote integration and communication among students, especially the ones affected by autism, attention deficit disorders, learning disabilities etc.

The course aims to present the therapeutic power of Visual Arts through first-hand experimentation of various art techniques such as painting, 3D, collage, mixed media, photography. In addition, teachers will be involved in group and role-playing activities related to the important role of art in the case of students with special needs.
We will not delve fully into the real therapeutic context, but we will definitely create a secure environment where you can experiment the therapeutic power of art and learn how to properly respond to your students needs and requests.

Participants will be involved in an active learning process, focusing on personal experience and self-expression, combining cognitive and emotional elements to ensure long-lasting retention of new knowledge.

Continue reading: Discover the learning outcomes and the tentative schedule of this course.

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Course category: Arts and Wellbeing

Arts and Wellbeing: By practicing innovative techniques that involve art, psychology, and therapy, the participants in our courses of arts and wellbeing will develop their skills in self-expression and stress management. Thanks to creative activities, mindfulness and yoga, educators will learn how to be more relaxed at school and how to promote alternative forms of communication with their students.)



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19.12.2022 > 24.12.2022
16.01.2023 > 21.01.2023
20.02.2023 > 25.02.2023
20.03.2023 > 25.03.2023
17.04.2023 > 22.04.2023
15.05.2023 > 20.05.2023
19.06.2023 > 24.06.2023
17.07.2023 > 22.07.2023
21.08.2023 > 26.08.2023
18.09.2023 > 23.09.2023
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20.11.2023 > 25.11.2023
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15.01.2024 > 20.01.2024
19.02.2024 > 24.02.2024
18.03.2024 > 23.03.2024

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The course aimed to present the therapeutic power of Visual Arts through first-hand experimentation of various art techniques such as painting, 3D, collage, mixed media, photography. In addition, teachers will be involved in group and role-playing activities related to the important role of art in the case of students with special needs. We were involved in an active learning process, focusing on personal experience and self-expression, combining cognitive and emotional elements to ensure long-lasting retention of new knowledge. The course was one of the best I have attended all these years in every way.

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