Short CourseThe Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health - free online short course from University of Tasmania

In “The Art of Wellness” students will learn how visual art practices are used in expressive therapies, community healthcare initiatives, and enhancing community health benefits. Central to the learning are many hands-on visual arts activities aimed at introducing the key principles of visual arts based practices in healthcare. The short course takes students around 6 hours to complete.

The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health explores personal and community health and wellness strategies using visual arts mediums. Each online module showcases the applied use of creative visual practices including drawing and painting, photography and sculpture in healthcare settings. The short course is designed to introduce you to a range of practices that promote focus and connectedness to ourselves, our relationships and the world around us. You will learn how these practices are used in clinical assessments, expressive therapies and community healthcare initiatives. Central to your learning are many hands-on visual arts activities including contour drawing, mandala making, photography exercises, clay sculpture and assemblage, aimed at introducing the key principles of visual arts based practices in healthcare.

The course is lead by Dr Eliza Burke, an interdisciplinary researcher and writer with an MFA in Art Theory (University of Tasmania) and a PhD in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature (Monash University). She is also an independent art curator and has held a variety of project co-ordination and management roles in the arts industry and the tertiary education sector.

Short Course Curriculum includes:
Introduction to Arts & Health
Module 1: Drawing and Painting
Module 2: Photography
Module 3: Sculpture

For full details and to sign up, please visit: http://arts-and-health.thinkific.com/courses/visual-arts-and-health