Art Therapy Courses & Workshops

Art Therapy Courses and Workshops

Click here to find upcoming workshops on the Art Therapy South Africa Facebook page.

Art Therapy courses and workshops are run both privately and for existing groups of professionals including corporate teams. The information below refers to private groups with specific dates set.

All workshops may be facilitated for existing groups, organizations and corporate teams on request - please email info@arttherapy.co.za for more info. Note: CPD points may be requested for groups of therapists.

For more information about workshop offerings for corporate teams, please click here.

Art Therapy Courses and Workshops are suited to all adults (all ages including parents, professionals, psychologists, therapists, executive housewives, educators, artists, mental health practitioners, students, corporates etc) who are interested in exploring the potential of therapeutic art-making in their personal lives and at work. The skills gained can be adapted to any work environment and one’s life! No art skills or psychology background is required to participate or benefit. Note that these short courses do not enable participants to practice as an Art Therapist but you are able to use art therapeutically.

Please find below a list of upcoming workshops, courses and retreats run in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

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Please note that all course and workshop bookings are subject to Terms and Conditions.

Art Therapy Courses / Workshops in South Africa

Art Therapy 1-Day Intro Course (Cape Town)

14 May 2019 | Registration is closed

This one-day course is aimed at introducing you to the dynamic and exciting process of Art Therapy and how it can be applied to adults and children of all ages. An exciting combination of learning, experiential art-making and questions and answers in a group environment. No art experience required!

Full Fee: R1450

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Art Therapy 3-Day Seminar (Cape Town)

17-19 Jun 2019 | Registration is closed

An introduction to the process of Art Therapy including theory, case studies, experiential art making, exploration, sharing daily plus journaling. Less intense, lighter, shorter and cheaper than the 5-Day Intensive Course.

Full Fee: R5550

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Art Therapy 3-Day Seminar (Johannesburg)

TBC | Registration is closed

An introduction to the process of Art Therapy including theory, case studies, experiential art making, exploration, sharing daily plus journaling. Less intense, lighter, shorter and cheaper than the 5-Day Intensive Course.

Full Fee: R5750

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Art Therapy 5-Day Intensive Course (Cape Town)

6-12 November 2019 | 4 SPACES LEFT!

5 consecutive weekdays excluding the weekend

A dynamic combination of psychodynamic and Art Therapy theory, case studies, experiential art making, journaling and reflection within a psychodynamic group environment. Beneficial for both personal and professional growth. Includes comprehensive course manual and journal.

Full Fee: R7995

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Art Therapy 5-Day Intensive Course (Johannesburg)

28 August - 3 September 2019 | Registration is closed

5 consecutive weekdays excluding the weekend

A dynamic combination of psychodynamic and Art Therapy theory, case studies, experiential art making, journaling and reflection within a psychodynamic group environment. Beneficial for both personal and professional growth. Includes comprehensive course manual and journal.

Full Fee: R8795

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Advanced Art Therapy 3-Day Seminar (Cape Town)

23-25 July or 30 July - 1 Aug 2019 | Registration is closed

*NEW* Advanced Art Therapy 3-Day Seminar – after completion of the Art Therapy 3-Day Seminar or the Art Therapy 5-Day Intensive course – this ADVANCED or TOP-UP Seminar is built on previously explored concepts and group experiences.

Full Fee: R5200

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Mandala Workshop (Cape Town)

Friday 9 August 2019 (National Women's Day) | Registration is closed

A Mandala is a Sanskrit word for a ‘sacred’ or ‘magic circle’. Mandalas have been used for centuries in meditative and creative practices. This half day workshop is designed to help you relax and unwind and get into a space of being in the present moment through art, visualization, letting go in order to access a spontaneous, innate creative place within yourself. A real treat!

Full Fee: R850

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Art as Communication (Cape Town)

August/Sept 2019 | Registration is closed

(This course runs for 8 consecutive weeks on a Monday evening.)

A hands-on experiential art making workshop and exploring of images within a group format, whilst introducing basic Art Therapy theoretical ''concepts''. Various art materials are used as a means of self-expression and communication.

Full Fee: R4950

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Art Therapy Vision Board Workshop (Cape Town)

Fri 25 Jan / Sun 27 Jan / Mon 28 Jan 2019 | Registration is closed

A combination of colour, pictures, words and Art Therapy techniques to identify, explore and creatively set goals for 2018. Lay the foundations for the New Year! No art experience required.

Full Fee: R695

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Art Therapy and Mindfulness Workshop (Cape Town)

Wed 10 April 2019 | Registration is closed

Join the 1-Day Art Therapy & Mindfulness Workshop to explore and experience the art of being present! Tap into your innate creativity, with a focus on being in the moment, accessing joy, insight, wellness, gratitude, playfulness and having fun through art. No art experience required.

Full Fee: R1495

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Art Therapy Creative Year-End Workshops

Creative Year-End Functions (CT)

November / December 2018

Wondering what to do for your end-of-year function in Cape Town? Try something different - choose creativity and finish 2018 with an Art Therapy Creative Year-End Workshop. Funky, unique, innovative, relaxing and fun - no art skill required. Book yours today!

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Art Therapy for Corporates

Creative Workshops for Corporates

Upon request

Tailor-made for organisations and corporate settings! Various creative interventions available, which encompass a uniquely developed and researched methodology utilizing practical, creative and experiential learning rather than the traditional 'learning from lecture and notes' approach.

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Art Therapy in Education

Art Therapy Workshops for Educators

Upon request

Tailor-made Art Therapy workshops for groups of educators, art teachers and councillors working in school settings. Choose from a 2 hour mini-workshop or a 1-Day Art Therapy workshop...

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