Following the success of our summer Emotional Learning Card workshops, Iniva developed a series of evening courses for personal and professional development, using Iniva’s Emotional Learning cards as a point of departure for exploring art therapy and art education.
Taught by art therapist Lyn French* and artist Matthew Krishanu*, these courses have been designed to provide individuals with an insight into contemporary international art and artists, their contexts and concerns.
Participants will be given handouts including suggestions for practical activities and discussion points to take away
*Lyn French, A Space Director and art therapist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist (HPCP, UKCP, BACP), has over 15 year’s experience in delivering and supervising school-based therapy provision with previous experience in NHS psychiatric services. She has co-edited two books: Therapeutic Practice in Schools, Vol 1: Working with the Child Within (Routledge, 2012) and Therapeutic Practice in Schools, Vol 2: The Contemporary Adolescent (Routledge; September 2014) and is on the staff team of the MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents at Birkbeck College, University of London. She has worked with Iniva to create the Emotional Learning Cards. Follow her blog on www.inivacreativelearning.org. Visit www.aspaceinhackney.org for information on A Space.
*Matthew Krishanu is an artist based in London. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and has undertaken commissions for Whitechapel Gallery, Camden Arts Centre, Iniva and Gasworks. Matthew has extensive experience working in participatory settings, including leading sessions at Tate Modern, National Portrait Gallery, Camden Arts Centre, Whitechapel Gallery and the V&A Museum of Childhood. He has led CPD sessions for the Courtauld Gallery, Bow Arts, and for the British Council (India). Matthew’s essays and articles have been published by The Courtauld, the British Council, and a-n Magazine. He has curated collaborative exhibitions for English Heritage and Iniva, and co-curated exhibitions at the RIBA and Whitechapel Gallery.Visit Matthew’s website.
Images Above: LEFT Shiraz Bayjoo, ‘Overwhelmed’ Digitised collage, acrylic ink on paper with archival lithograph (2014) RIGHT Matthew Krishanu, ‘Questioning Oneself’ Golly (detail), Oil on canvas (2013)