Art Therapy Ottarsdottir offers a wide variety of lectures for institution staff, social organizations and various other groups. The lectures are held at Art Therapy Ottarsdottir and in select locations relative to demand at any one time. For further information please contact us via email: unnur@unnurarttherapy.is.

Introductory Lecture I: What is Art Educational Therapy?

The lecture presents an overview of the basic principles of art educational therapy (AET). Coursework learning is integrated into art therapy in AET with the aim of facilitating emotional well-being and enhancing academic learning. In the lecture, examples will be offered that provide insight into the methods and concepts that constitute AET. The lecture is intended for everyone interested in AET, including parents and professionals who work towards facilitating emotional well-being, self-development and/or improving coursework learning. Previous knowledge of art therapy is recommended as well as prior experience with foundation art therapy courses and/or lectures.

Introductory Lecture II: Art Educational Therapy and Writing-Images

In the research project introduced in this lecture, coursework is integrated into art therapy with the aim of facilitating emotional well-being and coursework learning for individuals who receive the therapy. Theories concerning “writing-images”, which emerged in a study conducted in an Icelandic secondary school, are discussed in the lecture. The concept “writing-images” refers to drawn images of alphabetical letters and numbers, which form part of the methods of art educational therapy.

Workshop: Art Educational Therapy and Writing Images

The workshop is a continuation of Introductory Lecture II: Art Educational Therapy and Writing-Images. Participants are invited to take part in a creative project and thereby acquire experience of art educational therapy and the possibilities provided by the method. Participants must already have acquired some understanding of art therapy and art educational therapy by attending lecture(s) and/or foundation courses on art therapy and art educational therapy, such as: Introductory Lectures I and II: What is Art Educational Therapy? and Art Educational Therapy and Writing-Images.