Art Therapy Workshop
Physical 2-day Workshop in Islamabad
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September, (12pm – 4pm) | PKR 5500
For Students | PKR 4500
Group of 3 | PKR 4,000/- per person
What you'll learn
All resources needed will be supplied by the organizers
Art Therapy is a distinctive discipline that incorporates creative methods of self-expression and healing through visual arts such as, drawing, painting, sculpting, color psychology, and texture expression. Art Therapy is a hybrid field which is getting more and more recognition with time. It is a creative process comprising of aspects from fine arts and psychology. It plays a vital role in developing self-awareness, addressing unresolved emotional conflicts, and physical & mental healing. It provides every individual a unique opportunity to express a particular experience, life history or a cultural narrative. It’s essentially a bridge connecting the within with the verbal world.
We invite participants to draw, paint and sculpt in a variety of art therapeutic exercises that helps to identify and express thoughts, feelings, conflicts, strengths and increase confidence, self-esteem, and coping skills. This workshop will provide individuals with a voice to express who they are and what they want to be.
Workshop Day 1
Activity 1: Clay Therapy – Abstract Self Portrait
In the first activity, participants will express themselves positively through clay techniques, used in the context of art therapy as clay has been found to lessen anxiety and mood swings. This technique will aid with socialization, creativity awakening, and trauma healing.
The module will begin with relief work using traditional molding and casting techniques, after which the participants will explore their own personality and how they relate to symbols, in order to construct a metaphorical self-portrait, using various objective forms and symbols.
Activity 2: Self-expression through Painting – Colour Psychology
The second activity on Day 1 is about empowering participants with new skills, exploring art and understanding the effects of art therapy. The trainers will teach traditional and contemporary techniques of marbling and how to achieve aesthetic abstraction in painting. Marbling has an immensely impressive impact on individuals with anxiety, depression, and anger management issues. This activity will be completed on Day 2.
Workshop Day 2
Activity 3: Group Mural Activity
On the second day, there will be a fun and interactive mural activity, where the entire group will paint on a community canvas with instructions and rules. Each participant will create an island on the canvas and then the group members will link the islands through imagery
Noor Fatima’s career can be described through various words but to sum it all up, “DIVERSE” would be a perfect choice. Over the years, her work has allowed her to explore different aspects of arts and to employ a wide variety of techniques to her work. Noor Fatima has been involved in the promotion of arts and culture as a visual artist, as a curator, art educationist and as an art therapist. She has also worked in the field of art education as well as the mental health through various institutes and organizations.
Currently, Noor Fatima is working at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) as an art curator and curated ‘The New Odyssey’ a national exhibition by BFA Grads across Pakistan, “Collective Ground”, by prominent sculptors across Pakistan, ‘Perpetual Beings’ a show honoring works and life of master artists of Pakistan, An Homage to Rabia Zuberi etc. Alongside she runs her own business, “Lavender Beings”, a wellness organization primarily focused on yoga, meditation, and creative arts therapy
Neeli Ahmed is a visual artist born in the serene town of Danyore, Gilgit. She joined the National College of Arts (NCA) Rawalpindi to refine her artistic skills and played with various mediums of arts. Graduating from NCA with a major in sculpture, Neeli became the first female sculptor of her town. She has represented culture of Gilgit-Baltistan in the form of sculpture in various platforms.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are currently not offering refunds for this workshop.
No. This is a progressive learning course so enrollments for one activity are not allowed.
Yes, this is a physical workshop taking place in Islamabad on Saturday 17th and 18th September, 2022, from 12pm to 4pm.
Therapy in general is a fast-growing field and art therapy has been used as a means of communication and healing for thousands of years. Many countries are reinforcing art therapy as essential tool for development, healing, and education. Since there aren't many opportunities in Pakistan to properly study art therapy and its characteristics, art therapy workshops are highly popular in our society because of its effectiveness and lesser means of learning it.
No background knowledge of art is necessary.
If you are eager to learn the basics of visual arts, have a keen interest in self-exploration and creative therapy, or want to explore yourself more and are seeking mindfulness, you should definitely join this workshop. The workshop will help you with depression, anxiety, and any mental instability issues. Individuals who want to be future patrons of visual arts should also join.
Yes, certificates will be given out at the end of the 2-day workshop for individuals who have attended both days and fully participated.