CIT Crawford college of Art and Design: Creativity and Change Summer and 2020-2021 course options

CREATIVITY AND CHANGE ONLINE SUMMER SCHOOL

June 27th – July 18th

Opening seminar

“The impossible is possible after all.” An afternoon of exploration of the power of creativity to connect imagination and action for a more sustainable future.
Contributions from special guests Rob Hopkins, in Conversation with Claire Mulvaney. Rob is author of From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want. There will also be contribution from Vicky Donnelly, the force behind Galway One World Centre and creator of the newly launched Beyond Borders educational resource.
Workshops

The Story of Self with Clare Mulvany (www.claremulvany.ie)

Artivism with Claire Coughlan and Helen O' Keeffe (Splattervan & Creativity & Change)

Visual Facilitation with Eimear McNally (www.eimearmcnally.com and Creativity & Change)

Spoken Word Poetry - Calling Out Hope with Christine Backhouse (Speak Out! Theatre for Transformation and Creativity & Change)
 

Technology Lab

Exploring platforms, possibilities and challenges in engaging with others in creative transformative learning in times of limited physical contact. 

Festival: Widening circles

An event creatively connecting participating artists, activists, youth workers and educators to share the creativity and learning that took place in the evening courses.

You may sign up to one or more workshop, with subsequent workshops offered for half price. The seminar, IT workshop and closing festival are included with every ticket.You can register by clicking on any of the events or find them all at https://events.cit.ie


CERTIFICATE IN CREATIVITY AND CHANGE (LEVEL 9)

June 27th – July 18th
 Applications are now open for our accredited course, beginning in September.

Our Creativity and Change programme is for educators, change-makers, activists, artists, community workers, adult educators, youth workers, volunteers and anyone who is interested how creative engagement can nurture global citizenship and empathic action around local and global justice themes.

The CIT-accredited award is two 10 credit modules combined within a level 9 Special Purpose Award.

The first module is an experiential module where you will engage in a wide range of hand on creative processes including visual arts, creative writing and theatre. You will engage in a wide range of global justice topics and reflect on your own identity as a global citizen and on the process of transformative learning. In the second module, you will put learning into practice in designing learning experiences for a range of contexts.

The course fee is subsidised by Irish Aid in order to make it accessible to more people.

Participants from 2018/2019 have said:

"Quite simply the best course I have ever undertaken. Don’t hesitate. Do it."
"I'd highly recommend Creativity & Change, it's a powerful course, on so many levels.... Transformative for sure, as well as challenging, within a supportive, considered, structure, brilliantly engaging...and wonderfully life-affirming. I'd do it again in a heartbeat...!"
"I had a truly enlightening, challenging & transformative experience as part of creativity & change as well as having tremendous fun."

Click this link for an introduction video to the Creativity and Change programme . You can view participant testimonials here

www.creativityandchange.ie


CERTIFICATE IN ARTS IN GROUP FACILITATION (LEVEL 8)

WHAT IS THE COURSE ABOUT?

The Arts in Group Facilitation Certificate (level 8, 10 credits) focuses on the practical skills of planning and running creative workshops with groups in a range of non-formal contexts. Participants learn these skills through experiential learning processes, taking part in visual arts, drama, dance and music workshops and reflecting on the experience. The focus is on acknowledging the individual within learning, recognizing the importance of play and the need for learning to be engaging. There is a strong emphasis on engaging with diversity and learning to adapt a range of arts approaches to meet the varying needs within a group.

WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?

Exploring ways of working with the Arts through experiential workshops where you will experience firsthand approaches and techniques. Peer working will enhance your learning – exploring planning, design and evaluating working with groups.

WHY DO THIS COURSE?

  • Learn approaches to group work that take the emphasis off words and place it on finding your own unique voice within the group through a range of possible arts-based media.
  • Develop your creative skills to work with groups
  • Develop and promote confidence and sense of belonging in a group
  • Learn fresh ways to inspire learners in formal and informal learning
  • Develop practical resources and training to work with a wide variety of groups in community and more specialised settings

https://crawford.cit.ie/courses/group-facilitation/


CERTIFICATE IN PRINCIPLES OF ART THERAPY (LEVEL 8)

WHAT IS THE COURSE ABOUT?

The Certificate in Principles of Art Therapy (level 8, 10 credits) offers an introduction to the core principles of Art Therapy – boundaries, the image, self-inquiry, process and the triangular relationship. Through experiential workshops, lectures and seminars, the course aims to provide a deeper understanding of the art therapy process. Many graduates from this course go on to undertake the MA in Art Therapy.

WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?

This course provides an opportunity to find out more about art therapy, exploring the history of Art Therapy and its theoretical underpinning through an extensive lecture programme. An opportunity is provided, through experiential workshops to experience and reflect on the process of Art Therapy within a group setting. Seminars, journaling and essay writing challenge participants to develop the practice of reflecting on their experiential learning and relating it to theory.

WHY DO THIS COURSE?

  • Understand the role of creativity as a therapeutic methodology
  • Develop your awareness of the core principles of the practice of art therapy
  • Learn about a variety of clinical areas where art therapy is practised
  • Understand the theory of Art Therapy in practice through experiential workshops
  • Engage with and develop your own understanding of the creative process

https://crawford.cit.ie/courses/certificate-in-principles-of-art-therapy-level-8-/

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
2nd Jun, 2020
Region
Online / Cork
Expiry Date
2nd Aug, 2020