Foundations of Art Therapy: Studio and Practicum

This course focuses on studio foundations in art therapy by investigating numerous in-class art assignments in conjunction with a studio practicum. The studio foundations course work examines practical applications of art therapy that focus on the therapeutic relationships and various artistic techniques that support change and transformation. Development of observation and therapeutic communication/counseling skills are stressed throughout the semester. The studio practicum material covers basic information on how to set up, manage, and fund an art studio. During the semester, students fulfill fifty service hours in the Naropa Community Art Studio. Active participation in socially engaged, community-based arts, along with service-learning values, is a key aspect of the course.
Course Number: CNSA604
Units: 3.0