Through the application of its lessons, this course will allow the student to fully explore and uncover their true “Self”.
As well as a self-help model, it can also be used in a therapeutic setting by professionals, such as counsellors and support workers, wishing to integrate art therapy techniques into their client work.
On completion of the course, students will receive three professional certificates. These include a fully accredited diploma, full accreditation with the CPD Standards Agency and the addition of 10 hours of credit.
The course can be used for specific areas of self-development as well as for the purpose of recreation and enjoyment.
The course feature real-life students’ artwork, who have interpreted the lessons in their own unique way, choosing the materials and style of art that called was personal to them. The result is a hugely rich tapestry of incredible art, created by students from all walks of life, spanning some 192 countries.
Through the students’ interpretations, you will see examples of the lessons come to life in the form of mixed media, abstract, photography, poetry, clay and many more besides.
Working through the lessons, you’ll learn about the Ancient philosophical concepts surrounding the idea of Self, as well as the more modern philosophers and their beliefs as to what constitutes the Self.
This includes looking at the work of Socrates, Plato, Rene Descartes, John Locke, David Hume, Heinz Kohut, Donald Winnicott, Eric Berne, and Jung.
We’ll look closely at both nature and nurture and how they impact on the Self, as well as social and peer influences.
The course also covers issues around introspection and self-perception and how we can work towards a greater acceptance of the Self for a happier, healthier version of who we are.
We spend some time understanding personality through the use of colour and colour psychology, and as we progress through the course, we’ll start to look at the big questions of life, including pre-life, death and spirituality. We’ll also be studying the role of memories in creating who we are today.
Next we’ll be considering digital art and exploring the value it has on creativity and communication.
Zentangles, Mandalas and even Zendoodles, can be easily incorporated into our daily life to bring us some much needed relaxation and in the course, we’ll be doing exactly that. We’ll also be looking at the history, context and the many uses that these art therapy techniques can afford us.
All you need is an internet connection to get started. In terms of art supplies, we recommend basic materials such as paper, pencils and pens etc. It isn’t necessary to invest in expensive equipment to get full benefit from the course.