Art Therapy 3-Day Seminar (Cape Town)

Course Date: 29-31 Aug 2022



Join the 3-day Art Therapy Introductory Seminar in Cape Town for an introduction to the process of Art Therapy. No art experience required!

Art Therapy is a creative treatment process which is beneficial for people of all ages to assist in personal growth, insight and development. The skills and experiences gained by participants at this seminar can be adapted to and incorporated in diverse work spheres as well as one’s personal life.

Experiential art making, case studies and introductory Art Therapy theory form the foundation of this seminar, which is suitable for ALL adults including health professionals, educators, therapists, counselors, coaches, students, artists and anyone interested in the field of Art Therapy.

Participants will have daily opportunities to engage experientially with a variety of different art materials and thereafter be guided into organic means of reflection on imagery and its potential meaning. Art Therapy will be explored in relation to different contexts and client groups including adults and children. The seminar includes an exploration of the concept of symbols and the significant role they play in communication in our daily lives and how the Art Therapy process is a means of non-verbal expression and communication through symbols. Information about Art Therapy as a profession, reading material and a recommended book list will be provided.

The aim of the seminar is not to teach one particular model of Art Therapy but to understand the process involved as a visual therapeutic tool; an open concept that can be translated and incorporated into a wide range of different contexts. Various approaches will be explored, which are suitable for a variety of different needs and client groups.

The seminar is facilitated by Samantha Davis, internationally trained and registered Art Psychotherapist (HPCSA AT 0000469) with over 20 years’ experience.

Seminar Details

Dates (3 Consecutive Days):

Mon 29 Aug 2022
Tues 30 Aug 2022
Wed 31 Aug 2022

Bookings secured by means of online deposit/payment and booking form.

Please note that only 1 set of dates will be run. Please indicate if you are flexible with dates so that I can try to accommodate as many circumstances as possible.

Time: 9.30am – 4:30/5pm daily
Venue: Sea Point, Cape Town

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


Full fee: R5850
Early bird fee: R5650 (bookings before 30 June 2022)
Deposit: R1500 / full payment secures your space
Payment plans welcome - please email me to discuss.

Medical Aid: Reimbursements after attendance of seminar, from savings portion.

10 CPD points for HPCSA registered professionals

Please email me if you have any questions or queries.

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How to Make a Booking

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  2. Complete the booking form and make payment securely with your debit/credit card (VISA or Mastercard), Bank Transfer or with Zapper.


Full Fee: R5850

Questions or queries

Samantha Davis
Tel: 083 326 6655
Banking Details: Click here

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 over 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. Following this, one needs to register with the HPCSA to practice Art Therapy in South Africa. Go here to find more information about Art Therapy training 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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