Artful Well-being: Nurturing Self-Discovery and Connection through Art

Artful Well-being: Nurturing Self-Discovery and Connection through Art

This course explores the role of art in enhancing overall well-being, self-awareness, and interpersonal connections.

Course Description

topics

  • Creativity, arts and culture
  • Physical and mental health, well-being
  • Cultural heritage
  • Initial and continuous training for teachers, trainers and other education staff

dates

08-12/07/2024, 15-19/07/2024, 05-09/08/2024, 19-23/08/2024

Course Calendar

target audience

Educators from diverse fields (primary, secondary, higher education), professionals working with groups, parents, health professionals, artists, and individuals seeking personal and professional growth.

This course explores the role of art in enhancing overall well-being, self-awareness, and interpersonal connections. By examining the symbolic language embedded in various art forms, participants engage in practical and enjoyable experiences. The course aims to shed light on different facets of personal and professional life, leveraging the enriching potential of art.

 

Objectives:

 

  • Self-Exploration: Cultivate a deeper understanding of oneself through reflections using diverse art forms.
  • Self-Esteem Building: Utilize art’s expressive nature to bolster self-esteem, fostering a positive self-image.
  • Communication Insight: Investigate verbal and non-verbal communication, recognizing their importance in personal and professional contexts.
  • Relationship Development: Explore the significance of belonging to a community, acquiring skills to establish and nurture robust, healthy relationships.
  • Art as Connector: Discover how art serves as a unique tool for self-expression and establishing connections with others.

Enhanced Self-Awareness: Develop the ability to introspect and gain insights into different aspects of personal identity and preferences.

Boosted Self-Esteem: Acquire strategies to utilize art for building confidence and promoting a positive self-image.

Communication Proficiency: Understand the nuances of verbal and non-verbal communication, enhancing interpersonal skills.

Relationship Building Skills: Cultivate the capacity to establish and maintain strong, healthy connections within a community or group.

Artful Expression and Connection: Harness the power of art to express oneself creatively and foster meaningful connections with others.

Daily Program

Day 1: Discovering Self through Art
  • Welcome and Introduction to the Course.
  • Ice-breaking activities: Participants introduce themselves through their favorite artworks.
  • Overview of the main topics and objectives.
  • Experiential workshop: Exploring proud moments and memories through art.
  • Introduction to the symbolic language of art.
Day 2: Building Self-Esteem with Art
  • Short presentation on self-awareness and self-esteem.
  • Group activity: Reflecting on personal growth using art.
  • Experiential workshop: Using art to express and boost self-esteem.
  • Group discussion: Sharing insights on self-awareness and self-esteem.
  • Evaluation and closure for Day 2.
Day 3: Communication and Artful Expression
  • Understanding communication: Verbal and non-verbal aspects.
  • Experiential workshop: Communicating through various art forms.
  • Visit to the local municipal gallery.
  • Group discussion: Analyzing communication through art.
  • Evaluation and closure for Day 3.
Day 4: Relationships and Artful Connection
  • Exploring the importance of belonging to a group.
  • Group activity: Building collaborative art projects.
  • Experiential workshop: Using art for building strong relationships.
  • Guest speaker session on the relationship between art and psychosocial health.
  • Evaluation and closure for Day 4.
Day 5: Reflection and Closing
  • Welcome and recap of previous days.
  • Assessment and reflection on the entire seminar.
  • Overview of the entire course.
  • Reflection activity: What to take home and what to leave behind.
  • Closing ceremony, certificate distribution, and farewell.

 

*subject to small adaptations, upon availability

Cultural Exploration Through Local Arts

Participants will immerse themselves in the local cultural scene, attending art exhibitions, performances, or cultural events that resonate with the course theme. Reflection sessions will follow, connecting the cultural experiences with the course concepts and promoting personal insights.

Collaborative Art Project with Local Organizations

Engage in a joint art project with local organizations dedicated to promoting psychosocial health through art. This collaborative initiative aims to integrate course learnings into a practical, community-oriented context, fostering meaningful connections among participants.

Visit to Community Art Initiatives

Organized visits to community-based art initiatives will provide participants with firsthand exposure to the local application of art for psychosocial well-being. Reflection and discussion sessions following the visits will encourage participants to draw connections between theoretical knowledge and real-world practices.

Online Networking Events with Art Professionals

Virtual networking sessions with art professionals will offer participants the opportunity to interact with experts in the field. Discussions will focus on the integration of art and psychosocial health, allowing participants to broaden their perspectives and establish connections beyond the immediate course environment.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is continuous with formative and summative methods throughout the training.

Formative

Group Discussions and Reflections
Experiential Workshops Feedback
Peer Review of Art Projects
Online Discussion Forums

Summative

Art Integration Lesson Plan
Individual Reflection Paper
Culminating Project Presentation
Scenario Analysis

join the success

Teaching Methods

  • Scientific Presentations

    Brief scientific presentations introduce key concepts. Establishes theoretical foundations for practical activities.

  • Experiential Workshops

    Hands-on workshops for direct art-based experiences. Promotes personal and interpersonal well-being.

  • Group Discussions

    Structured discussions for knowledge exchange. Fosters collaborative learning and collective understanding.

  • Visits to Cultural Events

    Excursions to local cultural events and museums. Connects theoretical knowledge with real-world examples.

  • Guest Speaker Sessions

    Invites experts to share practical insights. Offers diverse perspectives on art and psychosocial health.

  • Role-Playing Activities

    Role-playing to apply course concepts. Enhances practical teaching and presentation skills.

  • Online Networking Events

    Virtual events for professional connections. Facilitates ongoing collaboration through online forums.

  • Cultural Organization Visits

    Local organization visits for real-world insights. Connects participants to community art initiatives.

Certification

Upon successful completion of our courses, participants receive recognition in the form of certificates.

Recognizing your active participation, the Certificate of Attendance is awarded upon completing the course. It signifies your commitment to the learning journey and showcases your engagement with the course content.

Certificate of Attendance

by SISERA Greece

Europass Certification goes beyond acknowledgment; it aligns with European standards for transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications. This internationally recognized certification enhances your profile and opens doors to opportunities on a global scale.

Europass Certification

You cannot copy content of this page