RHA Learning Event

Art Therapy Online
1 Jun 2021 - 6 Jul 2021
Time: 1 - 3pm

Online via Zoom, €150 per person.

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

Sessions will be online via zoom for 2 hours each week.

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. 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 before the first session.
  • Art packs with materials for the 6 sessions 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 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, non-judgmental, safe space.

Andrea Clare Plunkett holds a BA Hons in Psychology and an MSc Art Psychotherapy, Ulster University, Belfast School of Art.

 

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