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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 symbolism of art?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This lecture revolves around grounded theory with an emphasis on drawn diagrams, which are tangible images of ideas in the form of charts, graphs and drawn pictures. Diagrams are comparable to written notes, but when diagrams are used instead of written text they become visual representations of conceptual thought processes. The goal with diagrams is […]
In this lecture, a review is provided of the creative art therapy methods that are applied in research. Grounded theory research methodology, which was applied when analysing the data in art therapy research, is also introduced. The research aim was to design, study and test a therapeutic method that could facilitate coursework learning and enhance […]
In this lecture it is discussed how the abstract thinking involved in the process of creating art can nourish and cultivate the work of researchers and academics. The lecture elucidates the factors that both academics and artists have in common as they engage in the process of creating new knowledge, projects or theories. Visual art […]
This lecture presents: Lecture held before 2014 Nú er námsfærni endurheimt með skrifmyndum. (Now We Reclaim Learning Skills through Writing-images). H-21 Symposium, Reykjavík Academy, Reykjavík. See here: https://www.akademia.is/81-h21/565-h21-nu-endurheimt-2014 and https://vimeo.com/143387243.
The workshop is a continuation of the course Research Methodology – Lecture II: Art Therapy Research, Grounded Theory and Drawn Diagrams. Participants are invited to participate in a creative project which offers insight into the diverse opportunities entailed in art making and its contributions to research and academia. No prior experience or knowledge of creative […]
Visualization has been used as a memory retention technique since the days of the Ancient Greeks. However, drawings have only recently been applied to aid memory, for example in relation to mind-mapping techniques. In 2000, Unnur Óttarsdóttir conducted a study that showed that drawings facilitate long-term memory. Memory drawings are contextualised in the lecture in […]
Ways in which drawings facilitate memory function are presented in the lecture. Examples are taken which are derived from a qualitative case study which shows the way in which memory drawings can be applied simultaneously for both therapy and coursework learning. A quantitative study is discussed which revealed that children generally recall drawn images five […]
An overview of the basic principles of art educational therapy (AET) is presented in the course. Coursework learning is integrated into art therapy in AET with the aim of facilitating emotional well-being and enhancing coursework learning. In the lecture, examples will be reviewed which provide insight into the methods and concepts of AET. The lecture […]
In the art educational therapy (AET) research project introduced in this lecture, coursework is integrated into art therapy with the aim of facilitating emotional well-being and coursework learning. Theories and methods concerning “writing-images” are reviewed in the lecture. The concept “writing-images” refers to drawn images of alphabetical letters and numbers, which form part of the […]
Introductory Lecture I: What is Art Therapy? Introductory Lecture II: Art Therapy and Creative Power The lectures are intended for anyone interested in art therapy. The focus of the lectures is on the basic concepts of art therapy, with examples that provide insight into the methods and ideas that form the foundations of art therapy. […]
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 […]
This course is intended for qualified art therapists, art therapy students and other qualified creative therapists from around the world. Through art making, sharing, supervision, discussions, reading, studying and lectures the participants will gain knowledge about methods and theories of art educational therapy which includes application of writing-images and memory-drawing. The course if for those […]
Course given in Italy
Dr. Unnur Ottarsdottir will teach the course Art Therapy and Education at Art Therapy Italiana in Milan, Italy 6-7 May 2023 at 11.00 - 18.00. The course is intended for art therapists who work in schools. Further information is provided through email: firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone: +39 (0) 51 644 04 51. The maximum number of participants is 15. The course will be held in English with simultaneous translation.
Dr Unnur Ottarsdottir, art therapist, teacher and artist, gives lectures on “Processing Emotions and Memorising Coursework through Memory Drawing”, in which research findings about drawing and memory will be introduced. The lecture is open to everyone interested.
The course is open for art therapists who would like to integrate memory drawing into art therapy through: understanding the emotional process included in memory drawing and integrating memory drawing into the art making within art therapy
The course is open for therapists who would like to facilitate emotional well-being for their clients through: integrating art making into their therapeutic practice and understanding the emotional process included in the art-making and coursework learning.
The course is for educational professionals who would like to facilitate coursework learning and emotional well-being of their students through: understanding the emotional process included in the art-making and integrating to a larger extent art making into their students’ coursework learning.