On 28 April, the upcoming art-therapy project "Rehabilitation. Art Therapy" for war-affected mothers and children is starting. The program is initiated and implemented with the support of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, The Aleksandr Savchuk Foundation, and the Art Support Fund. The "Rehabilitation. Art-therapy" is an innovative program of art-psychotherapeutic rehabilitation for mothers and children affected by Russian aggression and in need of psychological support. Over the course, participants of the program take part in various workshops in different forms of art, including graphics, painting, ceramics, collage, etc. The first adult masterclass will take place on Friday, April 28th, led by Nikita Vlasov. During the class, participants will have the opportunity to explore the traditional Chinese brush and ink technique, as well as work with craft and watercolor paper. No prior experience is required and all the necessary materials will be provided.
● During the first hour of the session, two artists will work simultaneously with a group of children and mothers. Participants of the program can use different media including graphics, painting, ceramics, collage, etc. ● During the second hour the participants will discuss their feelings and thoughts with professional psychologists. Through a discussion with the psychologists and an insight into what the participants have depicted, they should get relief. Moreover, through a joint activity, they would get carried away when involved in the therapy process. ● After the program is completed, psychologists will write conclusions and prepare a report on the work done.
The "Rehabilitation. Art-therapy" aims to apply artistic practices for direct psychological aid to those affected, as well as to obtain important factual and practical material for the development of effective systems for the rehabilitation of mental traumas obtained during war.
The project aims to use art therapy and art reflection as a means of psychological assistance under the guidance of professional psychologists to those affected and to provide important factual and practical insights for the development of effective systems for the rehabilitation of psychological trauma caused by the war.
National Academy of Arts of Ukraine is a state scientific and artistic institution in the field of art, culture, and art history in Ukraine. The activity of the Academy is a form of support and the continuation of the glorious traditions of the Ukrainian people in the field of art, the science of art and culture, and art education, an effective tool for the fulfilment of social and cultural needs and aspirations of the nation.
M17 Contemporary Art Center is a cultural institution that functions as an educational and research platform and exhibition venue for Ukrainian and foreign contemporary art. The activities of the Center are aimed at creating a dialogue between professional circles and all agents of the culture sector.
The foundation is a private nonprofit organization that provides assistance to cancer patients, rewards and encourages leading medical specialists and scientists, and promotes the implementation of innovative preventive projects through the combination of knowledge, skills, and decisive actions. It was founded in 2013 in the Principality of Monaco and is headed by Taisiya Savchuk-Polishchuk, an honorary patron and ambassador of the National Academy of Medicine of Ukraine for 2022-2023.
The Art Support Fund is providing support for the "Rehabilitation. Art-therapy" project in collaboration with the Taisiya Savchuk Foundation, the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, and the Contemporary Art Center M17. Follow the link below for more details. https://academyart.org.ua/art-therapy