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

🚶‍♀️ Activities: Two guided city tours and a full-day excursion.

📅 Starting date: Every third Monday of the month.

🏫 Also available in: Amsterdam and Barcelona.

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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.


This course offers knowledge of strong therapeutic power of art, mental and emotional growth using special techniques such as painting, 3D, collage, mixed media and photography. The participants were strongly involved in to the learning process and even experienced art therapy outdoors. The course teacher was not only a professional in her own field but also an inspiring individual. The organization of the course was perfect and I would recommend it to every educational worker.
--Marija Matijevic ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pleasant learning experience, very friendly teacher and helpful staff. I am grateful for getting an opportunity like this and thankful that there are organizations like Europass that make it possible. Bringing people, from all over the world together, sharing learning. I had a great time and I would certainly give it a go again whenever I get the chance!.
--Marie-José Ding ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
* Review(s) written by former course participant(s) on School Education Gateway before the 2020 reviews' system renewal.

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Florence / Firenze, ITALIA

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21.12.2020 > 26.12.2020 (ID: 136948)
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