Individual Academic Course in
In recent years, we have seen an increase of artistic training and activities in our leisure and free time—and more demand for them, too. Therefore, there are growing numbers of therapeutic spaces and institutions in which the visual arts are the primary focus. The use of art has been proven very effective in socio-education intervention as well as personal improvement.
Artistic activities not only develop personal skills like creativity; they also use perception, self-knowledge, self-motivation and resilience as tools that provide satisfaction and lead to personal improvement. Everyone can enjoy the benefits that these skills offer.
Our Art Therapy course provides students with conceptual, methodological and practical elements that can be applied to previous knowledge in the complex field of art therapy, or to any field that can incorporate art into its practice. It focuses on the extensive potential that visual art activities have for social, educational and personal development.
10 ECTS Credits
1. ART THERAPY FOR SOCIO-EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
1.1 Art Therapy
1.2 Practical Methods for Art Therapy
1.3 Methodological Approaches to Art Therapy
1.4 What do Artistic Activity Workshops Provide? Benefits
2. ART THERAPY WORKSHOPS: METHODOLOGICAL GUIDELINES
2.1 Methodology of Art Therapy (AT) for Socio-educational Intervention and Personal Development
2.1.1 What are AT Workshops?
2.1.2 Characteristics of AT Workshops for Personal Development
2.1.3 Intervention Principles within AT Workshops for Personal Development
2.1.4 Planning AT Workshops for Personal Development
2.2 Stages of Artistic Development
2.2.1 Children’s Artistic Development
2.2.2 The Projective Value of Children’s Drawing
2.2.3 Characteristics of AT Workshops for Adults
3. CREATION TECHNIQUES FOR ART THERAPY WORKSHOPS: ELEMENTS OF VISUAL ARTISTIC LANGUAGE
3.1 Techniques for Artistic Creation and Language
3.2 Elements of Visual Artistic Language
3.2.3 Surface or Plane: Medium, Space and Shape
3.2.4 Light, Texture and Colour
4 CREATION TECHNIQUES FOR ART THERAPY WORKSHOPS: CLASSICAL TECHNIQUES
4.1 Classical Techniques for Artistic Creation
4.2 Two Dimensional (2D) Classical Techniques
4.2.3 Etching and Stamping
4.3 Three Dimensional (3D) Classical Techniques: Sculpting