Cork Art Therapy Summer School 2014 > places still available

Cork Art Therapy Summer School 2014 > places still available

Published on: Friday, 20 June 2014

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Fee includes tuition, materials, tea/coffee, lunch and one 3-course evening meal.
€485*(still at 2008 price)


For over two decades the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design (CCAD) has worked to establish a strong Department of Art Therapy & Continuing Visual Education, now running a range of Certificate courses in addition to the MA in Art Therapy. These courses range from drawing and painting night classes, through an introduction to the Principles and Theory of Art Therapy to courses that explore creativity and art making within a social context and the differing roles it can play. The central theme and link between all the courses is that of the innate creativity of individuals and the potential this has when used as a creative methodology by practitioners to enhance communication, self and group understanding, and relationship building between individuals and groups within our society.

Pioneering art therapy training in Ireland, the Summer School was set up in 1991. Subsequently the Art Therapy Foundation Course was established, now titled Principles of Art Therapy Certificate (HETAC Level 8). This course provides an opportunity to explore the core principles of Art Therapy within a group setting. For many it may be a step towards training as a qualified art therapist. For others it may introduce them to a more sympathetic understanding of the role of art in rehabilitation and development work.

Over the years, the department has developed a range of other courses to meet the increasing demand to find out more about the arts in social and health contexts. The Department Open Day takes place on Friday, 21st February where all our courses are discussed in detail. Through Art Therapy Introductory Days, we provide an entry-level opportunity to explore the theory and practice of Art Therapy, together with a chance to work experientially.

The Arts in Group Facilitation Certificate (HETAC Level 8) aims to facilitate artists, community workers, care assistants, and anyone involved in informal education in the development of their facilitation and leadership skills in creative group work. The Arts, Participation & Development Certificate (HETAC Level 8), with an emphasis on social change and global citizenship, is aimed at a similar group, including youth workers, activist educators, volunteers and anyone who is interested in exploring the connection between creativity, learning and change in the world.

Ultimately, we offer the qualifying MA in Art Therapy. This professional training course was the first of its kind in Ireland and, for over a decade now, sees Irish trained art therapists graduate annually.

Further information and booking/application forms for all these courses are available at or contact:
Louise Foott
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design
Sharman Crawford St, Cork
Tel: 021 433 5256

Brief outline of Cork Art Therapy Summer School 2014:

Workshop 1
Money: an Archetypal journey - Julie Aldridge
Workshop 2
Art Therapy & the Photographic Image - Philippa Brown
Workshop 3
Dogs, Birds and Frogs… The Change that Relocates, Dislocates and Sets Us in Motion: A voyage through Expressive Art Therapy - Julia Byers
Workshop 4
Losing Ourselves and Finding Ourselves - Austin Creaven
Angela Carrazza: The Open Studio in Art Therapy
Gabi Beuchert: Art Therapy in Education
Gerry Lee: Art Therapy in the Community

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