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Curative Application of the Arts

15 hours
Curative Education Program, Glenmoore, PA.
September 2007 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss Steiner's hierarchy of the arts and the role of arts in curative education; identify developmental levels expressed in children's drawings; present relevant art work in a child study/conference/class; apply therapeutic techniques in artistic disciplines; design and practice a curative artistic activity centered on insights gained in a child study; describe artistic content and expression as a reflection of the experience of the child; and use the arts for expanded understanding and diagnosis.


This course explores the therapeutic use of the visual and performing arts, integrated within the context of daily life. Practical exercise in curative artistic techniques which draw on a variety of artistic techniques from various disciplines, form the basis of the course. Students complete a written reflection and present an analysis of student work.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Curative Education, Education, Special Education, Waldorf Education, Art Therapy, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (10/10) (11/15 revalidation) (10/20 revalidation).