Art Therapy Workshop - ACC Institute of Human Services
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Introduction to Art Therapy

Workshop Details

Art Therapy is a human service profession that utilizes art media, images, creative art processes and patient/client responses to the created products as reflections of an individual’s development, abilities, personality, interests, concerns and conflicts.

It encourages the person to express emotion and explore their problems using a wide range of art materials, enabling positive change and personal growth. The intention is not a focus on the artistic skills of the client but their engagement in a creative personal process.

In the therapy process, people are encouraged to visually represent their thoughts and feelings, such as conflicts, wishes, and memories. Utilizing their artwork and verbalizations, they are helped to understand how they function as individuals and as part of a family and group system. Art therapy treatment in schools is art expression that lends itself to exploration, and as a result, to the adjustment of individuals to life.

Is Art Therapy Effective?

A growing body of evidence suggests that engaging in the visual arts for adults with mental health conditions can reduce depression and anxiety, increase self-respect and encourage re-engagement with the wider world (The Straits Times, 2018). Furthermore, it is heartening to note that art therapy is gaining traction in Singapore, with organisations such as Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) launching more initiatives to promote art therapy.

Please note that this is an Introductory Workshop to Art Therapy. Attending this course will not qualify you to work as an art therapist. 

Anyone who is interested to learn more about art therapy and is comfortable with making art. However, no skills nor training in art is needed to attend.

In particular, childcare supervisors, kindergarten and primary school supervisors, teachers, assistant teachers, counsellors, social workers, professionals in healthcare & welfare organizations, parents and caregivers are welcomed to join us.

*Artistic skills are not required to participate. Participants are only required to be comfortable and open to making art. The session is interactive with multiple opportunities for learning through art activities and case-sharing.

  • Provide an overview of Art Therapy
  • Understand and appreciate the use of Art in Art Therapy
  • Learn how to plan and facilitate therapeutic art sessions
  • Know and understand the requirements of Art Therapy as a profession

Please note that this is an Introductory Workshop to Art Therapy. Attending this course will not qualify you to work as an art therapist. 

  • Instruction by an expert facilitator
  • Small interactive classes
  • Art materials for participants to use during the workshop
  • Personalized certificate of completion

Jun Lee is a registered Art Therapist (AThR) and Social Worker (RSW). Through her many years of work in various settings, she has accumulated a wealth of experience from helping people from all walks of life, from the very young to the elderly. She first worked as a social worker in a Family Service Centre (FSC) and was involved in counselling, school social work and facilitating group works. As a FSC social worker, she helped developed a psychosocial toolkit for children with relationship issues. She facilitated both Streetwise and  Guidance Programmes for youth offenders mandated by the Police and the Court to attend. After completing her Master’s in art therapy, she has worked with different family service centres, schools, associations and hospitals.

As an Art Therapist, Jun has facilitated individual, group and open studio art therapy sessions. In community settings, she has been effectively using art to help her clients who had experienced difficulties with adjustments to life issues, e.g. divorces, family/work/school stresses, death of loved ones, etc. In mental health settings, she works with patients suffering from various medical issues including diabetes, dementia, stroke, cancer, etc. Apart from helping her patients cope with their medical conditions, she also collaborated with multidisciplinary teams in hospitals, including doctors, nurses, psychologists, occupational and physiotherapists, to administer art therapy as a rehabilitative approach or as part of a treatment programme.

Training Fees

Fees and Charges  
Registration Fees $10.00
Cost of Materials$10.00
Total Before GST$310.00
GST (7%) $21.70
Total After GST $331.70

We do not accept Cash over the counter. You may however do a bank transfer or bank deposit and forward the proof of your deposit to us at Please call us at 6339 5411 for the bank details.
Payment Option: NETS / Cheque / Credit Card

Participant’s Testimony

“Great balance of practical and theoretical work. Overall great trainer.” – Zhao C. (Jan 2019)

“Loved the activities. That and reflections and discussions were a highlight for me.” – Fisher S. (Jan 2019)

“Very informative workshop.” – S.P. (Jan 2019)

“Able to provide different suggestions to be applied to each individual’s work setting.” – (Oct 2021)

Course Information

Upcoming Workshop in 2022

  • 11 June 2022  (Sat, 9.30am-5.30pm), 12 June 2022 (Sun, 9.30am-12.30pm)

Duration: 10 hours (1.5 days)
Venue: ACC, 51 Cuppage Road, #03-03, Singapore 229469
Course Fee$385.00 (before GST) $310.00 ($331.70 with GST)  for a limited time only and $270.00 ($288.90 with GST) for ACC Member
Upon Completion: Certificate of Attendance

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