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Courses

Art Therapy Ottarsdottir offers a wide variety of courses for institution staff, social organizations and varying other groups. The courses are held at Art Therapy Ottarsdottir and in select locations, relative to demand at any given time. Online courses are also offered over the Internet. For further information please contact us via email: unnur@unnurarttherapy.is.

Upcoming courses:

Course – Art Therapy in Education I

The course offers participants insight into the basic theories and methods of art therapy by means of lectures, reading, written assignments, discussions and workshops, where participants experience the creative process and the possibilities it offers. The course presents a number of ways of art making that increase creativity, strengthen identity, foster communication, increase self-awareness and facilitate well-being. Knowledge of one’s own art-making increases self-awareness and provides ability to help individuals in need. Ways in which art therapy can be implemented in educational contexts will be introduced in the course. No prior knowledge or experience of art is required to participate.

Course – Art Therapy in Education II

The course offers participants insight into the basic theories and methods of art therapy by means of lectures, reading, written assignments, discussions and workshops, where participants experience the creative process and the possibilities it offers. Knowledge of one’s own artistic imagery increases self-awareness and the ability to help individuals in need. A number of ways of creating artwork will be introduced in the course, with the aim of increasing creativity, strengthening identity, fostering communication, increasing self-awareness and facilitating well-being. Ways in which art therapy can be implemented in educational contexts will also be introduced in the course.

The concept of “writing-images”, which refers to the process of drawing images of letters and numbers, will be reviewed in the course. The “writing-image stage”, which describes a phase when children experiment with drawing writing-images, will be introduced. Methods of drawing writing-images with the aim of restoring, strengthening and preserving an educational base will be presented at the course.