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Health and Wellbeing through Art Making Taster Online Short Course

Course description

The arts, creativity and the imagination are agents of wellness: they help keep the individual resilient, aid recovery and foster a flourishing society. During this taster session, you will understand the links between the arts, health and wellbeing.

We will explore both the practice of creative wellbeing and art making while understanding some of the key positions around the arts and health movement in the UK.

Who should attend this course?

The course is for anyone interested in understanding how and why health and wellbeing works within the art making context. The course is not about talent or skills but about exploring the links between physical and mental health and creativity.

No previous knowledge is required to attend this taster session.

By the end of this taster course students should:

  • Gain an understanding of how the arts can help meet major challenges facing health and social care including ageing, long-term conditions, loneliness and physical activity.
  • Have an introduction to the difference between art as therapy and creative art therapy.
  • Have a taste of creating artwork around health and wellbeing.
  • Learn about the larger field of social practice art and where to find artists working in this field.

Delivered by one of our professional and experienced tutors R.Sanchez-Camus this session we will give you an insight into the Health and Wellbeing through Art Making Online Short Course.

You will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and leave with a greater awareness of social practice art and of your potential.

Why should you attend a taster session?

  • Taking a taster course is a great way to figure out what your next move should be, whether it is a degree, a short course or career change.
  • It can be a great way to figure out which short course to take.
  • You will get an insight into what it means to study at UAL.
  • You will meet our professional and experienced tutors, who will give you an insight into the subject and answer all the questions you have been meaning to ask.
  • You will meet like-minded people from different background and corners of the world.
  • And even if you realise it is not for you, it will help you figure out what is.

Available dates

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  • An introduction to various approaches to working in arts and health
  • A brief overview on key research and text around the arts and health
  • Experience how to deliver a project to people who would benefit


Please bring with you:

  • A notebook
  • A pen
  • A4 & A3 paper
  • Coloured markers, pastels, paints (optional)

To take part in this online session you will need:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended. The built-in microphone in your device would also be fine)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -
Meet the Tutor:

Join us on this taster course and gain an insight into the UAL Online Short Course Health and Wellbeing Through Art Making.

This taster session is ideal for anyone with an interest in this area. Whether you are considering taking a short course, further study, or just have a curiosity and would like to learn more about the subject for your own projects.

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