Art as Communication (via Zoom)

EARLY BIRD!

Course Date: 2021/2022

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Description

Join the 6-week Online Art as Communication workshop for an experiential Art Therapy journey combining art activity with introductory Art Therapy concepts. No art experience is required!

A transformational journey of creativity, exploration, imagination, self-awareness, reflection, mindfulness, self-growth and development. You will be sensitized to the process and potential of Art as a means of Communication and explore your own inner world through the creative process in the presence of a qualified and registered Art Therapist.

Basic principles of Art Therapy are explored such as the creation of a safe space, boundaries, containment, symbol formation, an internal and external world and transitional objects. The focus is not on the outcome of product that is produced but a process of being creative. There is no judgement on artwork.

Each week, different art materials are introduced (such as paint, pastels, charcoal, sand, stones, recycled materials, nature, objects, play-dough etc) as a means of self-expression and communication within a dynamic group setting.

A recommended list of art materials for the seminar will be provided OR an art pack can be purchased. However, NO specific or fancy art materials are required for this online seminar! Creativity and being present with art is about being able to create something out of nothing:)

There is also an opportunity to share and reflect upon the image-making process voluntarily within the safety of the group. This enables a deeper understanding of the nature of symbols and the workings of the unconscious that emerge when art is used as a bridge between the internal and external world. This is a valuable opportunity for insight, thereby enhancing self-development and personal growth as well as group interaction and interpretation. The workshop highlights the effectiveness of this powerful therapeutic medium and empowers attendees with new insight and skills both in the creative process and in life itself. Beneficial for both personal and professional development!

Target Audience

The course is targeted at all adults including professionals, mental health practitioners, students, psychologists, social workers, Occupational Therapists, psychiatrists, coaches, teachers and artists who are interested in and want to use the expressive potential of art-making to enhance both their personal lives and people that they engage with in work contexts. Also wonderful for previous participants of the Art Therapy 3-or 5-day seminar to further their experiential journey. 

Course Details

Dates: TBC - Run for existing groups upon request

This course runs for 6 consecutive weeks.

Time (GMT): 3 hours per week

Platform: Zoom

Costs

Full Fee: R4950 pp for 6 weeks
Early Bird Special: R4650 pp for 6 weeks (bookings confirmed 6 weeks before)
Deposit Required: R1500
International Fee: $300 Please email info@arttherapy.co.za for Paypal invoice
SA Payment plans welcome - please email me to discuss.

Art materials (Optional): R580 (excluding delivery, can be arranged after booking confirmation)
You can purchase an art pack or provide your own art materials. A suggested list will be provided.

Medical Aid: Full course fees may be claimed back after the sessions.

CPD accreditation available for HPCSA registered professionals.

Please email me if you have any questions or queries.

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Questions or queries

Samantha Davis
Tel: 083 326 6655
Email: info@arttherapy.co.za

Groups: Space is limited – book early to avoid disappointment!

Facilitator: Samantha Davis, internationally trained and registered Art Psychotherapist (HPCSA #AT0000469 - view verification document here) with almost 20 years’ experience. Learn more about Sam here.

PLEASE NOTE: This course does not equip you to practice as an Art Therapist. Art Therapy is a 2 year full-time Masters training only available internationally. Following this, one needs to register with the HPCSA to practice Art Therapy in South Africa.

This course/workshop may be facilitated in-house and adapted for existing groups / educators / teams / organizations / groups upon request at convenient times.

For more info on other upcoming Art Therapy courses, go here.

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

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“I grew more than I thought possible.”

- Alfred -

“For the first time in my life I have discovered my true identity and can now answer the fundamental question of who I am!”

- Nonhlanhla -

“The magic that Sam unleashes through her knowledge is beautiful.”

- Charmaine -

“An inspirational, wonderful, creative self-exploratory journey, Thank you!”

- Robyn -

“Thank you for a thought-provoking and inspiring class! You are a fantastic therapist with a very caring and compassionate approach to listening! You made each and every person feel important by allowing each one the opportunity to feel safe enough to open up! Thank you for that.”

- Candace -

“Sam, you are so experienced and it is evident in your facilitation. You are really good at your job and do it with such professionalism.”

- Meryl -

“The course went beyond my personal expectations. I came thinking that we would mainly be learning about Art Therapy, which we did, but it was a big transformational experience for me which I was not expecting.”

- Megan Main-Baillie (Honours Psychology Student) -

“The Art Therapy was a gentle, creative and fun way to build trust and deliver outcomes. It was enjoyable and an extremely valuable experience in our Strategy workshop.”

- Daniella: Business Connexion -

“I didn’t realize how much I NEEDED Art Therapy. It was like rain falling on desert soil. And I have grown so much. My heart feels alive again. I will be back!”

- Heather (Owner of a Montessori Nursery School, Degree in Television) -

“It was a time to forget about the problems and the world around me. Sam is a brilliant facilitator. Even though I was nervous, it was a time for me to reflect and to enjoy how therapeutic art can be. It calmed the storm that reigned inside of me. The Mandala Art Therapy workshop is like having a picnic next to a quiet river. You granted time to reach that point where you can become quiet and can experience the Universe.”

- Anonymous -

“A very comprehensive and thorough intro into Art Therapy. Covered a lot of ground in 5 days and left with a priceless manual and a warm glow.”

- Kat -

“It was the best week of my life, I learnt that I could always be happy as long as I was in a happy and comfortable space, and if I wasn’t I needed to create that space. I learnt that I was in control and all I had to do was to take charge and have fun and paint on a bigger board i.e. see the bigger picture. I am so grateful for the opportunity that came my way and that I was able to embrace and savor it.”

- Anonymous -

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