Join Lisa Baston – a qualified art therapist – for a full-day program that offers participants a hands-on experience to learn how to support children and young people who have experienced trauma, behavioural and emotional issues and socio-political disadvantages.
This workshop is tailored to the Education and Care sector, but individuals from other fields are also welcome to attend.
The power of art as a language for children and young people rests in its dynamic, communicative potential and its accessibility across the span of development. Providing children and young people with a disability an alternative or complementary means for externalising their experiences, needs and wants, in addition to verbal language, allows for a natural and developmentally sensitive avenue of communication.
Participants will engage in a series of experiential art-based exercises aimed at learning new ways of experiencing art and discovering how you can express yourself through visual images. Participants will learn how to use these approaches to engage with and build connections with children and young people through art-making.
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Presented by: Lisa Baston
Lisa holds a BArts/B Teaching (SpEd) with honors and 2008 Faculty Medal and Special Education Prize. Masters Special Education (general) with distinction, and a Masters Art Therapy. She has over 12 years of experience working with children and young people with a lived experience of disability. She has worked in various locations, such as special schools, support classes in mainstream schools and in school services and in a variety of roles, including classroom teacher, assistant principal, and as a learning and wellbeing officer.
This event will be catered to provide participants with a light morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch.
Links to NQS Quality Area: 1, 2 & 5
Date: 4 March 2022
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Venue: Communities at Work Tuggeranong (Tuggeranong Community Centre) – 245 Cowlishaw St Greenway ACT 2900
Cost: $220.00 +BF
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