AMAKA is offering a three-day experiential art therapy workshop for professionals and the public, within the framework of Art Emergency initiative and our collaboration with Mind the Fact festival which will take place from the 26th until the 29th of May. The workshops were a great success in January in Kos, Leros and Athens and we offer a chance for more people to participate.
Art Emergency is the innovative art therapy program for young refugees, designed and implemented by AMAKA in partnership with Mercy Corps and funded by the European Union. It begun in Spring of 2016 in camps of Epirus, Lesvos and Attica. A new cycle of workshops was implemented in the first months of 2017 in Kos, Leros and Attica. A third cycle is being prepared now for Athens.
After our valuable experience and insight gained with Art Emergency, we noticed the need for special training and support of the professionals who work in the field with refugees (social workers, psychologists, educators etc.). The Art Emergency workshops for professionals will cater to this lack and the participants will have the chance to learn by creating. Core modules will include: Art as Therapy/ Applied Art Therapy for Refugees and Creative Methods/Ways to Design an Intervention/ Theory on Psychological Symptoms of Migration and War, with Focus on the Effects on the Teenagers.
Further to our collaboration with Mind the Fact festival, keep in mind the upcoming collective Art Emergency exhibition entitled My Journey from the 26th until the 29th of May!
The workshops will focus on experiential learning; through practical and group work the participants will eventually have to plan their own interventions, using the tools and methods provided during the training.
The second stage of the training will offer the chance to two participants from the training to be part of the workshops implemented by AMAKA for young refugees, as assistants to the facilitators. The workshops will take place in Athens in summer and early autumn 2017.
The two-day training is free of charge and participation is on a priority basis as the number of participants is limited (20 per workshop). Priority will be given to professionals already working in the field and live in the areas where the workshops will take place. The knowledge of English is necessary.
Attendance certificates will be provided to the participants who will fully complete the day training.
ART EMERGENCY WORKSHOP,17-18 May 2017, 16.00-21.00 hours, Athens,
Address SYNERGY-O space: Leonidou 15 & Kolonou str.,
Metro station: Metaksourgeio