Course Description

Mental Health issues have been exacerbated due to the pandemic, the recession, and our current political climate. Therapeutic art practices can be used to promote healing, social emotional learning, and positive mental health. In this blended studio course, students will gain an introduction to visual and performance art techniques used in therapeutic art programs and the differences between "art in therapy" and "art as therapy." History and theories of art therapy will be covered through demonstrations, readings, guest lectures, and virtual field trips. Students will also create self-directed visual projects (in a variety of media) while participating in "experientials," role playing as both therapist and patient.

- Fulfills electives for the Art Education Certificate Program and open to all other students.

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Section Title
Special Topics: Art Therapy
7:00PM to 10:00PM
Jan 24, 2022 to May 09, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Main Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Certificate credit (2 units) $705.00
college credit (2 units) $1,410.00
Available for Credit
2 units
Materials List
Section Notes
  • This course includes 41.25 hours of class time plus at least 15 hours of homework time.
  • No Meeting Date(s): 3/21/2022
  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
  • Course teaching method:  On-Campus
  • This is an on-campus course; please refer to our policies page for COVID Safety guidelines and additional campus-specific information on our Policies page.
  • Course details subject to change. Please check this page regularly to verify information. After registering for a course, visit your student profile page for updates.


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