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International Certification – What you need to know

We are proud to offer the only globally recognized Art4Healing® Certification, exclusively available online. Here are some answers to common questions about our Art4Healing® International Certificate program:

What is the Art4Healing® International Certificate Program?

Students will experience and complete Art4Healing® workshops and assignments through an online platform within a timeline of 9 months (or less). In addition to completing these assignments, students will be required to record and submit videos of themselves facilitating full workshops. These assignments will culminate in a final paper which will discuss the student’s experience with Art4Healing® and future plans.

As additional support, students will be matched with an Art4Healing® Coach who will answer questions and review his/her assignments and facilitated workshops. All students will have a total of 9 hours (via 6 virtual meetings) with his/her Art4Healing® Coach.

What is the Art4Healing® Method?

Our Art4Healing® curriculum contains strictly guided exercises, rather than loosely formatted art sessions. These exercises are specially designed to elicit emotional responses. In a group setting through abstract painting, participants leave encouraged, with enhanced clarity and insight.

How long does the certification take to complete?

Students have 9 months to complete all assignments and requirements, however, students (along with their assigned Art4Healing® Coach) will be able to personalize their own schedules for completing each assignment.

How is this different from the Art4Healing® Brandman Certificate?

The Art4Healing® International Certificate Program is in no way associated with Brandman University. This international certification is solely certified by Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc., and therefore, does not include University credits.

This international certificate differs from the Art4Healing® Brandman Certificate due to the more extensive curriculum and is intended for prospective students to complete Art4Healing® Certification through web-based services. The Art4Healing® Brandman Certificate Program is only available in our studio in Laguna Hills, CA.

Do I need an art background or art degree to apply?

Prospective students do not need an art background or an art degree to apply. We certify counselors, teachers, therapists, medical professionals, artists, and others who help children and adults suffering from abuse, illness, grief or stress in the Art4Healing® method.

Are there any prerequisites?

While there are no course prerequisites for this certification, there are technical requirements for participants since this program is entirely web-based.

Each prospective student is required to have access to:

  • A desktop or laptop with Internet capabilities
  • A webcam and microphone set-up for virtual meetings (if your desktop or laptop includes this, you do not need additional equipment)
  • A video-recording device, such as a cell-phone or camera (Students will need to video record themselves to complete two practicum assignments)
  • A Google Account

In addition, please be aware that each participant is required to sign a training agreement and a photography and video waiver before participating in any certification activities. If you are unable to complete these prerequisites, your application may be denied.

Who provides the training?

Laurie Zagon, the founder of Art and Creativity for Healing, Inc., has designed the entire curriculum and provides training through her online instructional videos. Each student is also assigned a highly qualified Art4Healing® Coach to provide additional virtual support throughout his/her training.

All Art4Healing Coaches are certified facilitators with 2 years of experience or more. They currently work as facilitators for Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc. at our various partner agencies and serve the following demographics: veterans, victims of domestic violence, children and families suffering from homelessness, at-risk teens, and senior citizens.

Where can I use the Certification?

Graduates can use the Art4Healing® method in any setting where participants can benefit from emotional healing. These settings include (but are not limited to) places such as hospitals, schools, homeless shelters, mental health facilities, veteran facilities, senior citizen centers, etc. You will be using the Art4Healing method as a supplement to your own unique program or in addition to an existing program.

How much does it cost?

The tuition fee for the Art4Healing® International Certificate Program is $2,500 per individual. You will also be responsible for purchasing your own art materials.

Get started now

If you are interested in pursuing the Art4Healing® International Certification Program, please read through the FAQs Sheet:

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Once you have read the FAQs Sheet, you can apply by filling out an application:

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We will review your application within 48 business hours (Pacific Time). If you are accepted, you will have 30 days to enroll and provide payment.

Bonus galleries

To get you inspired, enjoy these creations by former Art4Healing® Certificate Program graduates!



Or, see our gallery of 2018 Participant Creations!