Art Therapy for Teens


Building Self Identity through Art

The teenage years are very critical in identity formation, having teenagers focusing on finding an answer to questions such as ‘Who am I?’ or ‘Who do I want to be?’. This course, in the form of 10 creative workshops aims to assist teenagers in building their identity.

Application: Open
Age groups: 12+; | Duration: 10 sessions
Mode: Project-based
Fee: 240 euros *includes all materials. These sessions are also assisted by an LSA/ assistant tutor.

Next workshop starting Wednesday 3rd July, every Wednesday between 5:30PM-7PM

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Course Description

Course Overview

The teenage years are very critical in identity formation, having teenagers focusing on finding an answer to questions such as ‘Who am I?’ or ‘Who do I want to be?’. This course, in the form of 10 creative workshops aims to assist teenagers in building their identity.
Throughout this workshop each student will:
1. Learn about the different aspects of Identity through creative self expression.
2. This is me; Exploring the ability to believe in themselves.
3. Reflection; Learning and exploring inner and outer worlds.
4. We are different and it is also good. An exploration of diversity, of having different capabilities.
5. Who do I want to be; Learning self expression, and building self confidence.
6. Learn about Self-Image, the way teenagers present themselves to the world.
7. Learn about Body Image, and how this relates to Identity
8. Exploration of the role social media has as part of Self-identity.
9. Exploration of Changes in growing up from a Child to a Teen
10. That’s life; A reflection of what has been learnt.

What is Art Therapy?

Art Therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being.

The creative process involved in expressing one’s self artistically can help people to resolve issues as well as develop and manage their behaviors and feelings, reduce stress, and improve self-esteem and awareness.

Who is this course for?

For the most part, anyone can use art therapy. In a world where there is a multitude of ways to communicate and express one’s self, expressive arts therapy is yet another. One of the major differences between art therapy and other forms of communication is that most other forms of communication elicit the use of words or language as a means of communication. Often times, humans are incapable of expressing themselves within this limited range.

One of the beauties of art as therapy is the ability for an individual to express his/her feelings through any form of art. Though there are other types of expressive therapies (such as the performing arts), expressive art therapy as discussed here typically utilizes more traditional forms of art…such as painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, or a variety of other types of visual art expression.

Other indivuals who can greatly benefit from art therapy are those on the ADHD/ADD spectrum or those sufffering any form of social or emotional distress. Art therapy presents an effective means to address these issues since students are offered an outlet to channel their anxiety and aggression into the art making process. The symbolic images that are generated allow students a capacity to express feelings and ideas regarding psychological conflicts and life experiences that are too emotionally loaded for verbal communication.

Meet the Tutor

Jeannette Fiott - Art Therapist | AK Malta

Jeannette, brings together a very holistic approach to art, communication and creative expression. She finds great fullfilment in merging knowledge from different disciplines such as the arts, creativity and psychology.

Jeannette graduated with a Master of Science in Art Psychotherapy (International), from the cultural city of Edinburgh. During her time in Edinburgh, Jeannette has attended various artistic exhibitions and cultural events. Her current mission in life is to pass along her knowledge and creative inspiration to fellow students.

Course Application

Kindly register below to apply for the course. You may also register below to stay notified with upcoming course commencements

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What our students have to say

Its a very interesting seminar, and the way it was explained the Golden Ratio it looks very simple and very important.

After attending the Golden Ratio course with Stefan PriehybaCharles Zammit

Amazing seminar and workshop on the Golden Ratio with Stefan Priehyba. Well done to the team for your professionalism. It was highly enlightening and i thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to more.

Sonia BorgAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Thank you AKartistry for the professional organisation. The topic was inspiring and truly interesting, we had a pleasant time.

Gabriella MalliaAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Very Well Done. Top is the best word i can find. Something special.

Aaron LuAfter attending the Golden Proportions

For those art lovers out there, Art Classes provides the right environment where you can indulge in learning about real art. If you’re hooked on classical and fine art, this is the place to be.

Paul FarrugiaAfter attending the Classical Realism Introductory course and the Life Portrait Painting specialization course

It was an amazing workshop! looking forward to the next 🙂

Sephora BaldacchinoAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Thank you 😊 Great opportunity. Loved every moment. 💚Ready for more😊😊 hope to work with you all very soon. Xxx

Stephanie CalascioneAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Thanks a lot, I'm very grateful for attending your workshps Štefan Priehyba Camilleri, was a great experience and very interesting. You really have a good way of explaining and delivering such knowledge. And also a big thanks to Kelsey and Andrei of Art Classes Malta too for making it happen. 🙂

Raisa BusuttilAfter attending the Golden Proportions course

Wish the sessions aren't over. These intense 7 days in self-portraiture with Karl Froman were worth every penny and more!! Thanks Karl. I've learnt so much. Looking forward to the next 🙂

Elisabeth BrincatAfter attending the Classical Realism specialization course in Self Portrait Painting

Art Classes Malta is a very good and professional school in Malta. I loved the courses of Painting and Classical Realism. The tutors were amazing and the level and depth of these courses is unparalleled locally. I have enrolled for another course in Interior Design.. looking forward for this new experience as well!

Eman BusuttilAfter attending the Beginner Art programme and Classical Realism course

I am truly enjoying coming to the course , I adore your work ! 😍Thank you for the experience you share with us!. Many thanks 😘

Gina Laura SalibaAfter attending the Watercolour beginner's course

My daughter really loves attending her lessons with ms Kelsey. I also attended 2 adult courses one with Kelsey and with Stefan.Great tutors I am very happy and thankful for offering us with such great courses!

Carmen AgiusAfter attending the Beginner Art programme

Great tutors, would recommend to anyone that wants to develop their drawing and painting skills or just spend some time doing what they enjoy.

Alison RogersAfter attending the Classical Realism and Big Scale Anatomy courses

Loved every second going to these lessons. Its hard to find such intelligent and skilled teachers here in Malta! Please keep organizing more courses for us adults.

Raymond BorgAfter attending the Beginner Art programme and Big Scale Anatomy course


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