Art as Therapy: Self-Expression and Special Needs in Art Education - Barcelona - FREE Online Course Included

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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 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.


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These courses are created to help teachers to reduce their own stress, keep their motivation and have a healthy work-life balance. Some courses promote artistic production and dramatic performance as practical tools for recreational play and self-expression. Other courses focus on arts and theater as inspiring subjects for students, teachers or both. Still other courses introduce fundamental tools for stress management: meditation, mindfulness and yoga.

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Barcelona, Spain

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06.07.2020 > 11.07.2020 (ID: 90661, Confirmed))
03.08.2020 > 08.08.2020 (ID: 90670)
07.09.2020 > 12.09.2020 (ID: 90669)
05.10.2020 > 10.10.2020 (ID: 90668)
02.11.2020 > 07.11.2020 (ID: 90660)
07.12.2020 > 12.12.2020 (ID: 90659)
04.01.2021 > 09.01.2021 (ID: 136934)
01.02.2021 > 06.02.2021 (ID: 136933)
01.03.2021 > 06.03.2021 (ID: 136932, Confirmed))
05.04.2021 > 10.04.2021 (ID: 136931)
03.05.2021 > 08.05.2021 (ID: 136930)
07.06.2021 > 12.06.2021 (ID: 136929)
05.07.2021 > 10.07.2021 (ID: 136936)
02.08.2021 > 07.08.2021 (ID: 136935)
06.09.2021 > 11.09.2021 (ID: 136925)
04.10.2021 > 09.10.2021 (ID: 136928)
01.11.2021 > 06.11.2021 (ID: 136927)
06.12.2021 > 11.12.2021 (ID: 136926)

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