We are proud to offer the only Art4Healing® method certification program in the country, in partnership with Brandman University. We offer certification exclusively through our in-studio program. Here are the answers to some basic questions about our certification program:
Who is the program for?
We certify counselors, teachers, therapists, medical professionals, artists, and others who help children and adults suffering from abuse, illness, grief or stress in Art4Healing® method.
What will I learn?
Trainees learn how to use the language of color to facilitate creative and emotional expression. Methods include abstract painting and other visual mediums, such as collage and journaling.
Additionally, trainees facilitate workshop segments at Art & Creativity for Healing partner workshops under an experienced Art4Healing® mentor-facilitator.
Lastly, trainees partner with an experienced Art4Healing® mentor-facilitator to experience our volunteer work.
What are the specific requirements?
- 45 hours on-site at the Art & Creativity for Healing studio, including the courses listed below.
- 12 hours volunteering under a trained and experienced Art4Healing® mentor-facilitator at Art & Creativity for Healing partner agency workshops
Expressing Feelings with Color
This hands-on, introductory workshop for the Art4Healing® Certificate covers the methods of Art4Healing®. Students express feelings through the language of color and painting on canvas.
Level One Weekend Facilitator Training
This two-day, weekend class teaches students how to conduct their own Art4Healing® workshop. We cover topics such as creating a comfortable and safe environment and practice facilitating Art4Healing® projects.
Art4Healing® Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Series
Our Art4Healing® series contains exercises covering the language of color and how to express and process it through visual art.
To start, beginners use collage, watercolor, acrylic painting and journaling to complete a series of artworks.
Next, intermediate participants complete an additional series of artworks using these varied mediums, taking the process to a new level of emotional expression.
Finally, advanced participants focus on acrylic painting to explore and process creativity on a deeper level, completing an additional series of paintings.
Where can I use the certification?
Graduates can use the Art4Healing® method in their practice to supplement existing art, educational, or other therapy.
Who provides the training?
Laurie Zagon, founder of the Art4Healing® method and co-leader Nancy Stewart-Torbitt, artist/educator provide all of our certification training.
Who gives the accreditation?
Brandman University is ranked in the top tier of Western Regional Universities and colleges in the U.S. News and World Report’s: America’s Best Colleges. Brandman University is also one of only 100 American colleges and universities to be recognized by the prestigious Templeton Guide: Colleges that Encourage Character Development.
Professional Development Units (PDU’s)
Brandman University offers 4 graduate level professional development units for this certificate.
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Where is the training?
All of our training is held exclusively at our Southern California studio:
23011 Moulton Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
How much does it cost?
Brandman University Registration fee: $2,500.00
Art materials fee payable on first day of class to Art & Creativity for Healing Inc.
How do I register?
Fill out and return the following form:
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