Location of Courses
Diverse courses are offered at Art Therapy Ottarsdottir. The location of the courses depends on the needs of the customer, for example at Art Therapy Ottarsdottir, at the premises of companies or institutions, or at other appropriate locations. The courses are also held at the Art Educational Department at Iceland University of the Arts and at the Continuing Education Department at the University of Akureyri. Online courses are also offered over the Internet.
Content of Courses
The courses are based on lectures, discussions and workshops, where participants are invited to take part in creative exercises and thereby experience the potential included in such work. Theories and methods of art therapy are reviewed. Prior knowledge or experience of art is not required for participation. The creative process gives the participants an opportunity to express themselves as well as to increase self-awareness and personal insight, all of which can facilitate positive life changes. Within an empathetic setting, the participants are given an opportunity to share their experiences, emotions and thoughts, thereby potentially attaining gaining new perspectives on their personal issues and projects.
Introduction to art therapy I
Do you want to unleash the creativity within you and your clients? Do you want to understand how thoughts and emotions are expressed through art making? Do you want to know how you can increase strength and facilitate well-being through the process of making art? Do you want to increase your understanding of imagery and […]
Introductory Course II – Basic Concepts, Methods and Theories of Art Therapy
The course expands on the main topics of Introductory Course I – What is Art Therapy? Insights into the precursors, influences, origins and history of art therapy are offered. The course is based on lectures, reading, written assignments, discussions and workshops, where participants get to experience the creative process personally along with the ways it […]
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 […]
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 […]
Art therapy for people who have experienced trauma
The course is intended for professionals who seek to expand their understanding of their own and their clients’ art making with the aim of facilitating well-being and self-development. The course is suitable for professionals who treat individuals who have experienced trauma. Participants are expected to have education and experience related to therapy and/or have basic […]
Art therapy and memory drawing: Working with children in schools
This course is open to qualified Art Therapists and Art Therapy Trainees. Participants will gain knowledge about the basis of the methods and theories of memory drawing, which aids individuals in better memorising various facts related to their coursework learning. Memory drawing also facilitates processing of emotions in the same way as the art-making process […]