RHA Learning Event

Therapeutic Art for Wellbeing
28 Jan 2021 - 4 Mar 2021
Time: 4.30pm – 6pm

Online via Zoom

€100 per person

Therapeutic Art for Wellbeing with the RHA will be facilitated by Andrea Clare Plunkett, Therapeutic Arts Facilitator. We seek participants interested in taking part in a 6-week block of therapeutic art sessions, taking place on Thursdays from 28 January – 4 March, from 4:30 pm – 6 pm.

For more information on Therapeutic Art, what it is, and who it is for, please continue reading below.

To apply:

Please email an expression of interest to Róisín Bohan, Learning and Public Engagement Curator, at engagement@rhagallery.ie. Places are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Please note:

  • There are only 8 places available, so spaces are very limited. We are very sorry if we cannot accommodate all of those who are interested.
  • You must be available to attend all 6 weeks.
  • Payments must be made in full before the start date.
  • Art packs with materials for the 6 sessions will be posted out before the start date.

What is Therapeutic Art?

Therapeutic art allows participants to find ways to deal with issues such as managing stress, anxiety, and other day-to-day stressors. Therapeutic art can build confidence, self-esteem and allow for time to calm and focus all while building a consistent art practice. It is different from full art psychotherapy as it works only on surface-level issues by focusing on practical art-making for wellbeing outcomes. You do not need to have any previous experience or expertise in art-making or viewing to benefit from this therapeutic practice.

Who is it for?

Therapeutic art can benefit a diverse range of issues; these RHA sessions are for those over 18 years and aim to cater for all needs and requirements.

What will I do in the session?

Each session is 1.5 hours duration via zoom. Over the 6 weeks, the group will look at and discuss a selection of RHA artworks. Each week, time will be allowed to create your own artwork in an open, informal, non-judgmental, safe space.

Andrea Clare Plunkett holds a BA Hons in Psychology and an MSc Art Psychotherapy, Ulster University, Belfast School of Art. For the last 6 years, Andrea has worked professionally completing therapeutic interventions in both group and individual sessions using an empowering client lead approach.

If you would like any further information, please email Róisín Bohan, Learning and Public Engagement Curator, on engagement@rhagallery.ie.

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