Welcome to our arts psychology training page. We help professionals who would like to combine arts psychology along side their current therapy or professional practise (without thinking it will interfere in your current techniques), to enhance your rapport building, introduce a new approach within a classroom setting, giving your clients the feeling of processing their emotions initially within specific guided drawing & painting techniques with your support. This allows your clients to continue their 'brain balancing' techniques at home, especially when counselling or therapy sessions have finished.
Discover how arts psychology can enhance & evolve your current therapy or counselling practise by:
- Adapting the approach towards your clients within a 'tutored' environment
- Give you skills & tools to be able to teach how to draw & paint in 'proportion'
- Help your client focus on their technical skills with your support, giving your client more confidence to open up verbally when they feel stuck emotionally
- Participate throughout the technical process so that your client does not feel under pressure
- Know how to assess triggers & use the technical tutoring in your reports
- Give your clients the freedom to feel they can go home & have confidence to balance their emotions through technical drawing & painting (without feeling alone when they do)
OCN APPROVAL GRANTED FOR ART PSYCHOLOGY TEACHING.
Posted August, 2nd 2015
We are very excited that OCN has been amazing in the accreditation set up process. OCN London are extremely thorough to ensure that we abide by education standards & safety of learners.
We have had to provide proof in the set up of our college, receive visits from OCN London to ensure our policies & procedures are in place and we pay for external assessors to mark the work of our students when they do training. We would rather go through the proper channels to ensure that all learners are safe and will receive an accreditation for their investment in learning.
Introduction to Art psychology pre-course is accredited at level 2
Art psychology stage 1 is accredited at level 3
Art psychology stage 2, 3 and 4 will be going through accreditation process
Our college offers weekend workshops for both professionals & individuals wanting personal development for you to enjoy art whilst learning how to understand your emotions, learnt behavior and how your brain processes your feelings. Learn how to acknowledge your own feelings without initially feeling you are in therapy. The retreats are for individuals who would like to do personal work on themselves by feeling they have a toolkit to take control of their emotions
Our college provides an online website where learners can do any type of training in art courses in the comfort of their home. Courses are visually tutored as an online recording which you can access as many times as you need to. Our classes break down each step visually whilst simplifying the technique, for you to easily gain confidence whilst approaching your art projects. Our college can provide bespoke courses for your schools, colleges, universities or even support you through the growth of your artistic career. For more information click through our online website or contact the college to find out how we can support you
Our college has had the opportunity to work with many children, adults and individuals with special needs. Through our research we found that children classes were mostly focusing on sensory and craft painting. Children technically only develop their fine motor muscles fully by the age of 12 years old. This is why 'structured drawing' is only introduced to children from the age of 16 years old.
Sensory exploring is vital to a child's development and our college support this completely. The Arts College through research met many children and parents who wanted their children to learn how to draw at a very young age, as they felt that craft OR sticking paper together was great, but felt their children could be learning more.
The Arts College researched and put together programs that could introduce 'technical drawing' skills to children under 16 years old, whilst using stimulation of sensory and exploring with mediums.
Drawing is about:
- Developing fine motor muscles in your hands
- Getting the brain and hands to work together at the same speed
- Developing observation of subjects
- Learning about illusion
- Practising techniques and simplified processes to achieve an outcome
- Interpretation of a visual language
- Balance of the Left and right brain
- How to problem solve
- Not be afraid to make mistakes
- Build confidence and self esteem
- Simplify what appears to be difficult
- Learn to focus and grow emotionally
- 'Out the box' thinking
- Balanced emotions as an adult
- With this understanding and our research, we introduced techniques that would start to develop these skills to help children learn about techincal drawing, but of course with a fun approach. Not only are children exploring with artist mediums, but they are learning how to not 'just paint'.
- Children are learning the fundamentals to prepare them for their artistic career development, and 'out the box' thinking approach which is what most companies search for in future entrepeneurs.