RHA Learning Event

Art Therapy at RHA Gallery
20 Jul 2021 - 29 Aug 2021
Time: 1 - 3pm or 4.30 - 6.30pm

Online 6 week group via. Zoom, €150 per person.

4.30pm – 6.30pm, Tuesdays 20 July – 24 August

 6 week group in RHA Gallery, €200 per person

1pm – 3pm, Sundays 25 July – 29 August

 Art therapy group sessions are facilitated by art therapist Andrea Clare Plunkett in a 6-week block with the RHA.

Art Therapy offers the opportunity for expression and communication and can be used across the lifespan. During times of stress or difficulty making art in a safe therapeutic space can offer a unique way of processing the world around us. The group format of these art therapy sessions allows for an enjoyable and social element while offering a unique way to engage with artworks from RHA’s exhibitions. Participants are ensured that no skills in art are required as the process is the main focus, however after the six sessions you will have built up a regular art making practice that you may wish to continue.

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

 To apply:

Please email an expression of interest to Andrea Clare Plunkett, at artathomeireland@gmail.com by Monday 12 July. Initial phone consultations will take place with Andrea to confirm your place.

Please note:

  • 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 by the 16 July.
  • Art packs with materials will be provided to all participants. For the online sessions, packs will be posted out before the start date.

What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy allows participants a safe space to process their experiences during stressful or difficult times. It also offers a mindful calm opportunity to make art in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Who is it for?

Art therapy is for anyone who is willing to make and explore art. These sessions are for adults, any additional needs will aim to be supported.

What will I do in the session?

Each session is 2 hours in duration. 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, 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 further information, please contact Róisín Bohan, RHA Learning + Public Engagement Curator, at engagement@rhagallery.ie


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