A practical guide to integrating therapeutic art making in your teaching practice.

What You Will Learn

Strategies to support students’ well-being through art.

  • Key elements, approaches, and practical guidelines for therapeutic art education with students who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and trauma.

  • Curricular resources and educational art making strategies to help students communicate their ideas, express/contain emotions, and self-regulate.

  • Strategies that will provide teachers with confidence to support their students’ health and wholeness through art.

  • Techniques for practicing teacher self-care.

Course Includes Three Self-Paced Online Modules

Learn at your own pace when it's convenient for you.

  • Module 1: Foundations

    Addresses art education’s historical influence on art therapy highlighting commonalities and differences between therapeutic art education and school art therapy.

  • Module 2: Trauma-Informed Practices

    Addresses trauma-informed approaches, characteristics, principles, and models for art education, including why they are effective with students who have had adverse childhood experiences.

  • Module 3: Taking Care

    Addresses how to use art for taking care of yourself as well as other people. This session offers suggestions for what teachers can do for themselves or others after a traumatic event is experienced.

Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Lisa Kay, EdD, ATR-BC

Dr. Kay is the Associate Professor of Art Education at Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University, as well as a board-certified art therapist and art educator. Her research and publications concern the intersections and collaborations of art education and art therapy focusing on students with special needs and adolescents who have experienced trauma and adversity. Dr. Kay’s work has been published widely in many notable publications including the International Journal of Education through Art, and Art Education. She is a Fulbright Scholar, recipient of many prestigious awards, and has been named to the National Art Education Association’s Class of 2021 Distinguished Fellows, recognized for her service to the art education profession and exemplary teaching, research, and leadership.

Course Curriculum

    1. Overview

    1. Recorded Presentation

    2. Playsheet: Altered Journal

    3. Playsheet: What Is an Altered Book?

    4. Article: Order from Chaos: An Arts-Based Approach to Counteract Trauma and Violence

    5. Guide: Similarities and Differences between Art Teachers and Art Therapists

    6. Article: Artful Coalitions: Challenging Adverse Adolescent Experiences

    7. Article: Constructing, Modeling, and Engaging in a Successful Educational Partnership

    8. Book Chapter: Therapeutic Approaches in Art Education

    9. Resource List

    1. Recorded Presentation

    2. Guide: Trauma-Informed Strategies for the Art Classroom

    3. Resource List

    1. Recorded Presentation

    2. Article: Constructing, Modeling, and Engaging in a Successful Educational Partnership

    3. Playsheet: I Am Poem

    4. Playsheet: List of Feelings

    5. Playsheet: Mindfulness

    6. Playsheet: Stress and Relaxation

    7. Playsheet: Circle of Wholeness

    8. Template: Mandala

    9. Guided Meditation: Cone of Light

    10. Guide: Cone of Light

    11. Guide: The Visual Notes Project

    12. Resource List

    1. Downloadable Content: Modules 1-3

    2. Bonus Material

About this course

  • $35.95
  • 27 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content

Certificate of Attendance Supplied

Maximum 4 Hours

Purchase the Book

Therapeutic Approaches in Art Education

This title from the Art Education in Practice Series is available for purchase. In this book, Dr. Lisa Kay has created a practical guide for those who wish to support therapeutic art making in their practice. Click the button to learn more.
Cover of Therapeutic Approaches in Art Education