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Virtual Art4Healing® Certification

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Virtual Art4Healing® Certificate Program

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Virtual Art4Healing® Certification

Art & Creativity is proud to offer the Virtual Art4Healing® Certificate program, a six-week intensive certificate program offering live online classes in the Art4Healing® method.

Ready to Apply?

We highly recommend you read the frequently asked questions before applying. If you’re familiar with the program, jump straight to the application now!

Last minute questions?

We will review your application within 48 business hours (Pacific Time).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Virtual Art4Healing® Certificate Program?

Over a 6-week period, participants learn how to use the language of color as a way to facilitate creative and emotional expression through abstract painting on canvas and other visual mediums, such as collage.

Throughout the certification process, students will be asked to participate and practice facilitating segments of a workshop. 

This certificate allows for the individual to use the Art4Healing® methods within their area of expertise as a supplement to existing therapeutic, educational, or artistic programs.

Who is the Virtual Art4Healing® Certificate Program for?

The program is designed for counselors, teachers, therapists, medical professionals, artists, and others interested in learning the Art4Healing® method and using the exercises in their own work with children and adults suffering from abuse, illness, grief or stress.

Where is the Program offered?

You can participate in our Virtual Art4Healing® Certificate Program anywhere you have a high-speed Internet connection. Currently, our curriculum is offered in English and requires individuals to speak and write fluently in English.

When is the Program offered?

Our Virtual Art4Healing® Certificate Program is offered three times per year, in the summer, spring, and fall. Participants will be required to attend 2 full-day weekend workshops as well as 13 evening workshops, via Zoom, over a 6 week period.

2022 Session Dates

Spring

2/24 – 4/7

Intro/EFWC Class
Feb. 24
(Thursday, 6-8 PM)

Level 1
Feb. 26 & 27
(Sat & Sun 9 AM – 3 PM)

Beginning Series
March 1, 3, 8, 10
(Tues & Thurs, 6-8 PM)

Intermediate Series
March 15, 17, 22, 24
(Tues & Thurs, 6-8 PM)

Advanced Series
March 29, 31; April 5, 7
(Tues & Thurs, 6-8 PM)

Summer

7/7 – 8/18

Intro/EFWC Class
July 7
(Thursday, 6-8 PM)

Level 1
July 9 & 10
(Sat & Sun 9 AM – 3 PM)

Beginning Series
July 12, 14, 19, 21
(Tues & Thurs, 6-8 PM)

Intermediate Series
July 26, 28; Aug. 2, 4
(Tues & Thurs, 6-8 PM)

Advanced Series
Aug. 9, 11, 16, 18
(Tues & Thurs, 6-8 PM)

Fall

10/6-11/17

Intro/EFWC Class
Oct. 6
(Thursday, 6-8 PM)

Level 1
Oct. 8 & 9
(Sat & Sun 9 AM – 3 PM)

Beginning Series
Oct. 11, 13, 18, 20
(Tues & Thurs, 6-8 PM)

Intermediate Series
Oct. 25, 27; Nov. 1, 3
(Tues & Thurs, 6-8 PM)

Advanced Series
Nov. 8, 10, 15, 17
(Tues & Thurs, 6-8 PM)

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. Want to know more?

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How is this different from the International Art4Healing® Online Certificate?

The Art4Healing® International Certificate Program is a self-paced Certification, carried out over a 9 month period with an assigned coach.

Our Virtual Art4Healing® Certificate Program is a scheduled series, with a specific start date and class times. Classes are led by a shared instructor. 

For more details, see the graphic below:

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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)

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 my Art4Healing® 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 Virtual Art4Healing® Certificate Program is $2,500 per individual. You will also be responsible for purchasing your own art materials. (We will provide a list after registration.)

Get Started Now

If you are interested in pursuing the Virtual Art4Healing® Certificate Program, read the latest brochure:

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

We will review your application within 48 business hours (Pacific Time).

Participant Gallery

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