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

& Therapeutic Approaches in Art Education the Book

  • 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.

About the Book

Therapeutic Approaches in Art Education

When you purchase the Therapeutic Approaches in Art Education Combo you get the online course with a hard copy of the book. In this title from the Art Education in Practice Series, Dr. Lisa Kay provides a practical guide for educators who wish to support therapeutic art making in their practice with strategies that can be applied to a typical classroom setting—urban, rural, or suburban—and address marginalized populations. 186 pages, softcover.
cover of Therapeutic Approaches in Art Education

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Course!

    • Overview

    • Book: Therapeutic Approaches in Art Education

  • 2

    Module 1: Foundations and Intersections of Art Therapy and Art Education

    • Recorded Presentation

    • Playsheet: Altered Journal

    • Playsheet: What Is an Altered Book?

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

    • Guide: Similarities and Differences between Art Teachers and Art Therapists

    • Article: Artful Coalitions: Challenging Adverse Adolescent Experiences

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

    • Book Chapter: Therapeutic Approaches in Art Education

    • Resource List

  • 3

    Module 2: Trauma-Informed Practices

    • Recorded Presentation

    • Guide: Trauma-Informed Strategies for the Art Classroom

    • Resource List

  • 4

    Module 3: Taking Care of Others and Ourselves

    • Recorded Presentation

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

    • Playsheet: I Am Poem

    • Playsheet: List of Feelings

    • Playsheet: Mindfulness

    • Playsheet: Stress and Relaxation

    • Playsheet: Circle of Wholeness

    • Template: Mandala

    • Guided Meditation: Cone of Light

    • Guide: Cone of Light

    • Guide: The Visual Notes Project

    • Resource List

  • 5

    Resources

    • Downloadable Content: Modules 1-3

    • Bonus Material

Certificate of Attendance Supplied

Maximum 4 Hours