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So., 25. Aug.


Online Event ZOOM

Collage Art Therapy CAT© a Gestalt Approach ZOOM Online workshop

Discover the power of Collage with therapeutic effects

Collage Art Therapy CAT© a Gestalt Approach ZOOM Online workshop
Collage Art Therapy CAT© a Gestalt Approach ZOOM Online workshop

Time & Location

25. Aug. 2024, 17:00 – 19:00 GMT+10

Online Event ZOOM

About the event


Collage Art therapy 

The use of figurative and metaphorical language during the creation using collage techniques helps to make changes and implement new options within the client's process, without having to work directly with the confrontation of the problem or conflict. Through collage, clients objectify their conflicts to put them in a different perspective and open future channels of communication. 

Creating collages with paper can indeed be a therapeutic and beneficial activity when working with individuals and groups in an emotional support setting. Collage-making provides a creative outlet for individuals to express their emotions, thoughts, and experiences in a non-verbal and visually symbolic manner. This can be particularly useful in group therapy or support settings where participants might have different comfort levels with sharing verbally.

Here's how collage-making with paper can be therapeutic when working with groups in an emotional support context:

  1. Self-expression: Collage-making allows participants to communicate their feelings and experiences through images, colors, textures, and compositions. This can help individuals express emotions they may find difficult to put into words.
  2. Non-verbal communication: Some participants might struggle with verbal expression due to the nature of their emotions or their comfort levels. Collage-making provides an alternative means of communication that can help bridge this gap.
  3. Catharsis: The act of selecting images and arranging them in a collage can be cathartic. Participants can explore their feelings, release pent-up emotions, and experience a sense of relief and release.
  4. Empowerment: Creating something tangible and visually meaningful can enhance participants' sense of accomplishment and empowerment, which can positively impact their self-esteem and confidence.
  5. Metaphor and symbolism: Collages often involve selecting images that symbolize feelings or experiences. This can encourage participants to reflect on the deeper meanings behind their choices and gain insights into their emotional states.
  6. Group cohesion: Collaborative collage-making can foster a sense of unity and camaraderie among group members. Sharing the creative process and the final pieces can create a bond and mutual understanding among participants.
  7. Mindfulness and focus: Engaging in the process of selecting images, cutting, arranging, and gluing requires concentration and focus. This mindfulness can help participants stay present and grounded in the moment.
  8. Distraction and relaxation: Artistic activities like collage-making can provide a break from distressing thoughts or overwhelming emotions, offering participants a chance to relax and shift their focus.
  9. Narrative development: Collages can be used as visual narratives to explore personal stories, challenges, and growth. Participants can arrange images to create a visual representation of their journey.
  10. Safe exploration: Collage-making can create a safe space for exploring difficult or complex emotions without feeling directly exposed. Participants can choose how much or how little to reveal through their collage.

When incorporating collage-making into individual and/or group therapy or emotional support sessions, we provide a supportive environment, clear instructions, and opportunities for participants to share their collages if they feel comfortable. 

During this workshop, you will:

  • Know how to design the collage-work: kind of collages
  1. Paper collage – One of the more basic forms of collage. Various pieces of paper are gathered and put together to create a unique collage strictly from paper products.
  2. Photomontage – whether done by hand or with the help of a computer, a photomontage is a collage of pictures or photos.
  3. Painting collage – Gluing pieces to a canvas and then painting over and/or around those pieces on the canvas, thus creating an original and unique painting.
  4. Wood collage – Create from pieces of wood, whether it be from scraps, old furniture, crates, barrels, house parts, driftwood, branches, sticks, bark, etc.
  5. Digital collage – Using a computer to gather the visual pieces and put them together
  • Discover how this tool will support the psychological process, revealing meaningful information about the client’s inner world.
  • Collages are visual artworks that are created by selecting magazine images, textured papers, or ephemera; cutting or altering these elements, and arranging and attaching them to a support such as paper or cardboard”. This kind of creation could be compared with clients' lives and patterns.
  • Uncovering the power of the creation with symbols, also the act of cutting and ripping images and gluing them together can be cathartic for some clients.
  • Offer options to the client to communicate in a new language, collage art therapy work involves unconscious levels related to archetypes and the collective unconscious.
  • Adapting this tool to the client's age and emotional development

Participants from Australia:

Registrants can obtain their CPD /OPD hours (non-endorsed activities)

AASW CPD hours

ACA OPD hours


Day: August 25th, 2024 

Time: 5 pm to 7 pm (Brisbane- Australian time)  AEST- Australian Eastern Standard Time. UTC/GMT +10 hours

Time Zones


Members of the Gestalt Art Therapy Center 

Participation: $95Aud

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General participants

Participation: $110Aud

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► This workshop will be recorded, allowing participants who cannot attend due to time zone differences to access the content later. By participating in this workshop, you agree to these conditions.

If you need a Certificate of Participation for CPD purposes but cannot attend the live event, you are still eligible for the certificate. To qualify, you must watch the recording, complete the proposed activities, send us a picture of your creations, and complete a feedback form.

We are not registered for GST

System: Zoom (After registration and payment you will receive the link for your participation)

System and Materials you will need for the workshop participation:

- Internet connection

- Having installed the Zoom program (Download here)

- PC, Laptop, Tablet with webcam & audio

- Paper to write

- Magazines 

- Scissors

- Glue

- Felt pens, or other colored pens that you like

- Mobile phone or camera to take a photo of your creation.

Workshop only for adults.

Read Policy cancellation and Participation conditions in the "Event Policy"

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Online workshops:

If the event does not meet the minimum number of participants and the organizers decide to postpone it, you will be offered the option to access to previous recordings, or transfer your payment to a future event or discuss a refund.

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You can find the list of required materials for each workshop on our website and in the emails we send you. These materials are necessary, even if they are similar across different workshops.

If you cancel your participation due to not having the required materials, your payment will not be refunded or credited.

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