Transformative Arts Certificate
Art has a unique capacity to transform consciousness.
Our pioneering program cultivates the unique capacity of the Arts to heal, awaken and transform.
When we are immersed in the creative flow we open our hearts and minds. It is intrinsically healing. When we tap the Source within we open a channel of inexhaustible inspiration.
At the Academy we have developed simple, yet profound methods for awakening and uplifting consciousness through creative process.
We use all modalities of the arts; painting, clay, collage, sculpture, dance, theater, music, poetry, writing, film, multi-media, etc. as vehicles for a transformative process. Activating the ‘right brain’ through movement and imagination we awaken dormant ‘whole brain’ capacities of higher intelligence and intuition.
The Certification Program is comprised of two levels:
LEVEL ONE serves as a foundation of personal experience.
A Healing Journey
LEVEL ONE foundation provides support for your own healing journey. This level is open to all who seek personal healing, inner transformation and spiritual growth. A variety of courses expose students to the many modalities of the arts (music and dance, painting, sculpture, theater, film, etc.) and to the principles of art, creativity and consciousness. Our interdisciplinary approach uses all creative modalities as vehicles for self awareness and the activation of higher human capacities.
LEVEL TWO is a practitioners training.
A Work in the World
LEVEL TWO Professional Training prepares practitioners who are confident to facilitate the Transformative Arts Method ©™ in group workshops, to serve as a ‘creativity coach’ and to integrate transformational process into their professional practices. Level two offers content rich intensives, personalized projects and higher level courses of theory and methodology.
In addition to coursework, Transformative Arts candidates are mentored in a small group studio environment, receiving personal attention and guidance as they develop skills, inner resources and experience. Successful completion of LEVEL TWO requirements confers a Transformative Arts Certificate™
Certificate students come from all over the world- Italy, France, Greece, America, Israel, Portuga, Canada, the UK and the Philippines. Graduates apply its methods within various professions such as teaching, coaching and counseling, healing, ministry, social services, human resources, vision development and entrepreneurship. Our unique approach is an empowering aid to careers in teaching, healing arts, counseling, life coaching, organizational development and consulting, spiritual leadership and creative professions. It is especially useful for facilitators of personal growth in schools, colleges, hospitals, clinics, spiritual centers, and other institutions.
LEVEL ONE REQUIREMENTS
Transformative Arts Personal Growth Certificate
The Personal Growth Foundation program is open to all as a supported, committed journey of personal healing, self discovery and spiritual growth
• Free Your Creative Spirit
• Painting from the Heart and Soul
• Dance with Freedom and Joy
• Spirit, Art & Nature
• Powers of Creation
• Healing Journey Intensive Course
• Personal Quest Final Project
• Electives* – 2 weekend courses or one 5 day
• Two Private Sessions
Approximately 43 days of coursework + 5 days of work on your personal project
LEVEL TWO REQUIREMENTS
Transformative Arts Practitioner Training
Level two training enables the practitioner to facilitate the Transformative Arts Method with others, serving as a ‘creativity coach’ and ‘midwife’ of the creative process.
• Certificate of completion for LEVEL ONE
• Transformative Journey through the Chakras
• Community Building through the Arts
• Community Service Project
• The Flowering of Children’s Creativity
• Journey of the Soul; Archetypes of Healing, Wholeness & Holiness
• Graduate Teaching Seminar
• Electives * (two weekends or one 5 day course)
FINAL PROJECT ~ A guided independent study culminating in a final project. Your Final Project is your training wheels, you will be mentored in using the method in your work- however you hope to apply it.
Two Private Sessions
Apprenticeship Our program is unique in offering extensive mentoring of the facilitation process. We use the model of midwifery, understanding the work to be one of knowledge but also cultivated wisdom and subtle attunement. Students will assist in several courses they have taken previously, meeting before and after class for questions and discussion. Next they will teach segments of a class – with support and feedback for refinement. Finally, they will teach a class with the instructor acting as an assistant. Some students engage the apprenticeship portion longer than others as it is based on their needs. The director and the student together decide when the apprenticeship feels complete.
Assisting in courses and student teaching are an essential part of our training. Here we present the minimum requirements, but each student has different needs in this area. We decide together the amount of training experience needed to fully support your work in the world.
Class Assistant Two weekends and two 5 day courses
Student Teaching in two or more workshops
Level two requires approximately 2 months of coursework + your final project
* Elective Course Options include:
- Art, Creativity & Consciousness
- Joyful, Authentic, Original Self Expression
- Art for opening the Hea
- The Divine Romance
- Spirit & Soul Collage
- Art & Meditation
- Quantum Creativity
- Art, Rebirth & Transformation
- + Academy Courses taught by international guest artists and teachers during special programs or approved independent study
Completion of level one and level two requires an estimated 4 months of training ~ 108 days of coursework.