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A free online short course,"The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health" from the University of Tasmania

In “The Art of Wellness” students will learn how visual art practices are used in expressive therapies, community healthcare initiatives, and enhancing community health benefits. Central to the learning are many hands-on visual arts activities aimed at introducing the key principles of visual arts based practices in healthcare. The short course takes students around 6 hours to complete.

The University of Tasmania have over 1000 students enrolled from all over the world including many art therapists, nurses, carers, artists and psychologists and are receiving positive feedback:

“The best part of the course for me was the references, being able to find research and literary sources to support the types of projects and programs that I am hoping to put in place for a new arts health centre.”

“I have just finished this short course. I found it wonderful!!! Loved all of it. As a visual artist this has helped me to look at more towards bigger and more inclusive art projects.”

For more details about the course and to sign up, visit their website